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Salmon, Herring, and Turkey

Salmon enthusiasts will be excited to learn that there are several new wild-caught salmon options available in the East Side meat department. First of all we are now offering Troller Point pink salmon filets. Pink salmon, typically found as a canned product, is a smaller fish possessing what is often described as a milder flavor than Coho or Sockeye. If you especially value the nutritional qualities of wild salmon but felt you couldn't afford it, pink salmon might be a solution. Its omega-3s and protein levels are comparable to those of the more popular Coho and Sockeye varieties, but it is significantly less expensive. It is available as whole side in the meat coffin freezer.

From the same company and for a limited time, we currently have 4-ounce flats of King salmon lachs for $9.99 per each. Troller Point decided to stop producing the product due to the rising cost of King salmon, so grab some at a bargain price before its gone forever! King salmon has more omega-3s than any other variety of salmon, and with only a few ingredients, it is my pick for the best lachs offered by Bloomingfoods.

For those who aren't privy to all the seafood secrets of Bloomingfoods (and as a reminder to those who are), we always have frozen filets of Coho salmon available by request. This is the same Coho that we cut, wrap, and stock in the refrigerated meat case. If you need more than a portion or two of salmon and want to reduce the amount of plastic and styrofoam used by the co-op, consider asking for a whole filet! Frozen salmon has a shelf life of 5 days after being thawed. Just ask for someone in meat or perishables, and we'll find a filet that's perfect for you.

Departing from the theme of salmon but remaining in the oceans, we're also trying a new product: salted, smoked herring (and when we say salty, we aren't kidding!) It is $9.99/lb and available in the seafood area of the fresh meat case.

Finally, if you're in the mood for turkey, we still have several whole, frozen birds leftover from Thanksgiving. To help clear them out, we are now offering them at 10% off. Turkeys are currently available at all locations. Your discount will be automatically applied when you check out.

Justin See, East Store Meat Buyer

New Products in East Store Cheese Department

The East Store Cheese Dept. is offering this veritable plethora of delicious new cracker, cheese, and chocolate products. Check them out on your next visit.

From The Fine Cheese Co.
A new line of crackers, specially made for sampling cheese.


Prize Winning Desserts at Chocolatefest

The latest gems to join our East Side Deli team, Kate Bastin and Katie Zukof, submitted the following recipe for Chocolate Curry Cupcakes with Coconut Lemongrass frosting to the Chocolatefest this year and won 1st place in the Professional Division.

Enjoy the recipe. 

Encore at the East Store

The staff at the East Store have managed to bring a little bit of the Encore into the grocery. Pete Kinne recently finished work on an upgrade to the seating area.  He has reused booth seating and tables from the Encore.  It fits in quite well and customers have had many positive things to say about how great it looks and how much they like it. 

Stop by for our Sunday morning brunch and see for yourself.


Grocery happenings at the East Store - June 2008

New Products include:
Maple Syrups from Burton’s Maplewood Farm in Medora, IN.     
Vermont Bake Shop granolas – three flavors produced in Manchester Center, VT

Upcoming Event (reminder):
It is with great pleasure and almost no remorse that we inform our shoppers of an upcoming change at the East Store.  Now, use your imagination…

We call it the “coffin.”  It’s where we stock our frozen meats and fish.  And, this summer we’re getting rid of it!  In its place we’ll be installing a new freezer unit a new fresh meat and fresh fish case.  Things are changing for the better, folks!  This is something we’ve wanted for a looong time.  We’re looking forward to new equipment, new products, better merchandising, all in all, a better experience and more choices for you.  Again, please give us some feedback on what new products you’d like to see.  The new equipment will be installed the week of June 22 with some organized chaos going on that week and the week prior.  We’ll do our best to keep the disruption to a minimum.

Thanks for your patience during this process!
Martha Philion