Friday, 15 January 2010 06:05
Our grocery manager, John Cook, tells me that we have two new local egg vendors: Richard and Barbara Thayer and Big Girl Chickens. We’ve seen an incredible spike in demand for local eggs over the last year, so more vendors are a very good thing. James Connor of our grocery department tells me we will soon have duck eggs available too!
Produce manager Ruth Ferree wants people to try the delicious cherries we have in stock right now. If you could hear the way she says “They are good,” you’d be here already. Our produce department is also gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, which happens to be the biggest week all year for avocado sales (all that guacamole to make!). We will also have plenty of fresh salsa, and even some pre-made guacamole for those of us too pinched for time to make everything from scratch.
Round out your Super Celebrations with selections from our Deli, or prepare some wild caught salmon or local beef or pork for the main dish. Wash it all down with some Butler Chambourcin Rose or some Upland Beer! Our beer buyer, Mike Clarke, tells me that there is still a little Upland Winter Warmer available in 6 packs. Next week we’ll have it in 22 oz. bottles too. By the time we get to the Super Bowl, we will also have Upland’s brand new Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA in 6 packs. And remember, whether you watch the game, the commercials, or just go to the party to be with your friends and family, be sure to make your belly happy! You’ll sleep better for it.
Valentines Day is nearly here. This is the next significant sales holiday after Super Bowl weekend. (I will leave it up to you to decide which is the more manufactured holiday.) Both holidays are great in that participation is universally encouraged, yet still optional. Both are also great because of the eating and drinking opportunities. Super Bowl parties are known for their abundance of tailgate style food and drink. Valentines Day is more about the one-on-one meal. Either it’s you and your most beloved or it’s you and your new fling or it’s you and your cat. Whichever of those fine things you have going this year, you have the chance to do the tasty snack, the special appetizer, the delectable main course (don’t get too full! wink, wink). And of course, there’s the dessert. If you don’t make dessert, please consider checking out all of the wonderful selections in our deli case. And remember, kitty cats don’t need dessert. As to your choice of wine, I recommend bubbly, rose, or whatever you like. It’s an epicurean holiday, so treat yourself!
That’s it for this month. See you in the store(s)!