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Sneek Peek at the Weekend Deals

Who wants a peek at what’s on sale this weekend, Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 at CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEKEND? See below!

You're invited!

You’re invited!


  • ALL Dean’s Brand Vitamins 30% OFF
  • Organic Red and Black Plums ONLY $0.99/lb
  • Organic Pluots $1.99/lb
  • Organic Cantaloupes 2 for $3
  • Our Famous Homemade Organic Guacamole $1 OFF/LB
  • Sunshine Burgers, reg. $5.49 ON SALE 2 for $7
  • So Delicious Ice Creams, reg. $6.99, ON SALE $4.99
  • Food for Life Burger Buns, reg. $4.99 ON SALE 2 For $7
  • Earth Balance Popcorn, reg. $4.59 ON SALE 2 for $6
  • 1-liter Zico Coconut Water, reg. $5.99 ON SALE $3.99
  • Beanitos Bean Chips, reg. $3.99 ON SALE 2 for $5
  • Santa Cruz Lemonades, reg. $3.49 ON SALE 2 for $4
  • Daiya Vegan Cheese Shreds and Cream Cheeses, reg. 5.99 ON SALE $3.99
  • Bobbi’s Hummus, reg. $5.99 ON SALE $3.99


***PS: Subscribers: This blog will be moving/ going dark as of the first week in August 2013 as we move to our new and improved home on DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com. We’ll send out an official “Hey there” and hope you’ll join us at our new digs 🙂


We ::HEART:: Our Customers

We have the BEST customers anyone could ask for and we value your support so much. We want to show you how grateful we are to have you, this Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 at CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEKEND!

You're invited!

You’re invited!

We want to say “thank you so soooo much!” to all of you for being the best and most supportive customers ever by celebrating with lots of free samples, a free limited edition Dean’s reusable bag (to the first 200 customers each day) free organic black bean tacos from 11-2 (while supplies last), free coffee, vegan chocolate chip cookies and homemade organic lemonade all day long and much more. We’ll have BIG sales, including 30% OFF ALL DEAN’S BRAND VITAMINS – they only go on sale once a year at New Year’s, take advantage of this one-off deal. AND – pick up a raffle ticket Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win this groovy 3-wheeled retro Schwinn! (It is seriously, the coolest bike, wait until you see it.)

Customer Appreciation Weekend will be in all stores, all day long – if you want to make sure you get one of the limited edition reusable bags, don’t hesitate as supplies are limited.

See you this weekend and again, sincerely, THANK YOU for all of your support, we couldn’t be more grateful to have you!

***PS: Subscribers: This blog will be moving/ going dark as of the first week in August 2013 as we move to our new and improved home on DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com. We’ll send out an official “Hey there” and hope you’ll join us at our new digs 🙂




C is for Cindy…and Vitamin C

Vitamin C – The Four Season Nutrient by Cindy Mobus, Basking Ridge Nutrition Staff

Just because winter is over does not mean the vitamin C should be put away.  Especially for those who suffer with allergies and asthma. Allergy season is here and vitamin C, or L-ascorbic acid, plays a vital role in keeping them at bay.

Did you know vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant and is needed for about 300 metabolic functions? Our bodies cannot produce vitamin C, so, it is crucial for our health to obtain it through foods or supplements.


Clinical studies show that vitamin C intake benefits the body in many ways including: 

 Improving asthma & allergies
• Boosting immunity
• Reducing cancer rates
• Protecting against pollution and cigarette smoke
• Aiding wound healing
• Strengthening capillaries and connective tissue
• Reducing inflammation
• Protecting the heart
• Greater cognitive abilities as we age

These are just a few of the hundreds of ways vitamin C helps us stay healthy.

Taking vitamin C with bioflavonoids my help increase absorption.  For optimal effectiveness, supplemental vitamin C should be taken in divided doses, two times a day. Suggested adult dosage: 500 mg twice daily.

Please remember to check with your doctor before
starting any new dietary or supplement regimen.

For a personalized health consultation, stop in or give us a call at Deans Natural Food Market Basking Ridge.

so many things!


Part 2 of our Intro to Raw Foods series was awesome. Abby made chia puddings – one with vanilla agave, the other with blueberries. She explained how chia is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which as you may know is essential for proper body function on so many levels. A few people have called who couldn’t make it to the class but still wanted the recipe, so without further ado, here it is 🙂

1/2 cup chia seeds
3 cups pure water
1/4 tsp Sunfire salt
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tbs Sunfire Superfoods Vanilla Agave Nectar

Combine chia seeds, 2 cups of water and Sunfire salt in a glass jar and shake well. Let stand for a minimum of 20 minutes or store in refrigerator overnight.

Combine hemp seeds, 1 cup of water and agave in blender. Blend on high until smooth.

Blend soaked chia and hemp mixture in blender until
moderately smooth.
– OR –
Pour hemp mixture into soaked chia and stir. This method will give you a result similar to tapioca or rice pudding.

Serving suggestions:

– Top with cinnamon or nutmeg and shredded coconut.
– Add raisins or goji berries.
– Blend or stir in 2 cups fresh or frozen berries.
Blueberries are especially nice.
– Sprinkle in some bee pollen and/or Sunfire Superfoods cacao nibs for a real superfood delight!

In other news, have you seen Forks Over Knives yet? We’re sponsoring the film as part of the Yoga Festival by the Sea and The Showroom’s Indiefest this Saturday, Sept. 24th at 4:00. Pretty amazing movie. It follows 2 doctors who have both done their own studies on diet affecting overall health and their conclusions that a whole foods, plant-based diet can not only prevent, but sometimes remedy serious illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Personally, I have born witness to 2 friends who have gone on their recommended diet and after only a few months had changed their health enough to go off their blood pressure meds. It’s definitely something to consider.

Oh, and bonus if you go – our own Mary Jane AND Raw Foods Abby will both be on the nutritional Q&A panel afterwards. Tickets are available through The Showroom but be warned, the theater is small so it will sell out!

A closing note: A random photo of Ocean’s Front End manager Kelly. Cheers!