All posts by Aubrey Buttars

Win a free grill!

The warm weather is here and it’s time to light up those grills! Summer is not complete without gatherings of friends and family around deliciously grilled meals.

This summer you can win a FREE Char-Broil 4-burner propane grill with every $25 purchase using your Macey’s Perks account. Earn entries June 12th-June 29th, 2017. Winners will be selected and notified via phone or email by July 1st just in time for your Independence Day celebrations.

Happy grilling!

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Summertime with Augason Farms

It’s summertime! That means it’s time for vacations, trips to the beach or the pool and a lot of family time. It also means it’s time to ditch the layers and wear lighter clothing like swim suits and shorts, and we know you want to look your best. The fact of the matter is that healthy, strong bodies are made just as much in the kitchen as the place wherever you choose to sweat. So this newsletter is dedicated to tips and tricks to have a healthy and delicious summer with Augason Farms products.

To help you get started, Augason Farms is offering a special promotion: Buy one dairy and fruit item, save $2 on Muscle Milk protein powder.

It Starts With Breakfast

There’s a reason they call breakfast the most important meal of the day—it sets the tone for the rest of your day. For a nutritious and satisfying breakfast, nutritionists agree that your meal should contain fruits or vegetables, low-fat protein, dairy and whole grains. The protein and whole grains will provide you with the energy you need to get through the morning, while the fiber found in fruits will keep you feeling fuller for longer. This recipe for breakfast success can also help you concentrate and can help keep the kids from bugging you for a snack an hour later!

A great way fill all of these requirements is by making a smoothie. Smoothies are perfect for breakfast because they are quick, totally customizable and portable. We’ve included a few of our favorite recipes to give you some ideas.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This sweet and salty smoothie is rich and creamy and packs a protein punch.

In a blender, mix together:

  • ¼ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana*
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Augason Farms Peanut Butter Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

*Frozen bananas are a great way to create a cold and creamy texture. For quick smoothie prep, chop up several bananas at once and separate into Ziploc bags to stick in the freezer.

Very Berry Crunchy Smoothie

This yummy, sweet smoothie is full of antioxidants and fiber to keep you going all morning.

In a blender, mix together:

  • ¼ c. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Peanut Butter Powder
  • A sprinkle of Augason Farms Honey Powder

Once combined and poured into a glass, top with Augason Farms Super Nutty Granola.

Products To Keep You On Track

The trick to consistently eating healthy is to keep a lot of good options on hand that are easy to prepare. Otherwise, the nearest drive-thru restaurant will start looking really convenient all too often. Augason Farms food storage products are great to keep on hand for this very reason. All of our fruits and vegetables are preserved in a way that they maintain the most nutritional value. Here are a few of our most popular items, and ways you can use them every day.

Augason Farms Morning Moo’s Milk Alternative – No milk on hand? No problem! With our Morning Moo’s low fat milk alternative, you have a shelf-stable milk alternative at a moment’s notice for smoothies and so much more. This whey-based beverage tastes and looks like 2% milk, with all the calcium and vitamins, too.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Peanut Butter Powder – Peanut butter is a staple for any health-conscious pantry. It’s rich in protein and satisfying, so it can help you feel fuller for longer. Also, it just tastes really good! For a yummy treat your kids will love, sprinkle some peanut butter powder into some vanilla Greek yogurt and top with mini chocolate chips. It’s also great to add into your smoothies and won’t create the mess that regular peanut butter can.

Augason Farms Freeze Dried Berries Variety 3-Pack – Many fitness experts and nutritionists agree that berries should be an everyday staple in our diets. Berries are rich in natural antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, but they can spoil quickly. Freeze dried berries are a great solution! Rehydrate the raspberries, strawberries or blueberries to use in your favorite fruit recipes, or right out of the can to add to breakfast cereals, yogurt of blended into smoothies. Keep some in your backpack or purse to edge of your afternoon sugar cravings.

With Augason Farms, eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Take the time to plan and prepare your snacks and meals ahead of time, so that better choices are always accessible to you and your family when hunger strikes. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.

Celebrate Mom

How are you celebrating mom this Mother’s Day?

Every mother likes to be reminded that she is loved and her hard work is appreciated. This Mother’s Day show your mother how much you care in a different and simple way. We have put together a list of creative ways to do that; whether with a beauty basket or her favorite treat.

  • Beauty Basket: A beauty basket for my beautiful mother. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Fruit Basket: You are one in a melon and a grape mom. Orange you glad you are the apple of my eye?  Thanks for being the berry best mom ever!
  • Baked Goods Basket: I “donut” know what I would do without you Mom. So here is a little yummy for your tummy to say thanks! Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Oreo’s: Thanks to you mom I am one smart cookie.
  • Reese’s: There are a million “Reese’s” why I love you Mom!
  • LifeSavers: You are a LifeSaver Mom!
  • Extra gum: I hope this Mother’s Day is “Extra” special just like you.
  • Almond Joy: It is a joy to have you as my Mom!
  • Nuts: I am totally “nuts” about how amazing you are!
  • Popcorn: “POP, POP, POP, POP, oh what a great mom we’ve got!”
  • M&M’s: You are a Magnificent & Marvelous MOM!

Whether you decide to get mom a beauty basket or her favorite treat, Macey’s has some great savings for the month of May that are perfect for any mom.

  • Save $1.00 on any Dove Women’s products.
  • Save $1.50 on any Bleve makeup item valued at $1.99 or more.
  • Save $4.00 on any Bleve Skin Care item.
  • Save $4.00 with purchase of two Bleve Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion or Body Wash.
  • Save $2.00 on fresh strawberries with purchase of two Ghirardelli Melting Wafers.

Don’t Forget! Your local grocery store has all the products listed above, cards, gift cards and flowers to impress mom this Mother’s Day.

 

Making the Switch to Macey’s Perks

Plus to Perks. Get your questions answered!

Macey’s is coming to Murray! We’re excited to announce our Murray location will officially become a Macey’s on August 4. To help make the transition easy for you, we’ve moved all your points, wallet credits, and coupons from your PLUS account to a Macey’s Perks account. The programs work the same and you will be able to continue to use the same phone number for your account.

We know you may have some questions about this change. Check out the FAQ below. If you have any additional questions, If you have any additional questions visit the customer service booth or our website http://maceys.com/perks

Macey’s Perks FAQ

Do I still have a PLUS account? Yes, if you visit any of our other Fresh Market, Dan’s, Dick’s Market or Lin’s you will still have a PLUS account to earn points and wallet credits.

What if I already have a Macey’s Perks account? If you were already a Macey’s shopper and had a Perks account, your PLUS points and wallet balances will be moved and combined with your existing Perks account. Your preferred store will be changed to Murray. If you want to change this you can login to your Perks account on Macey’s website, http://maceys.com/perks and click on the “Account” tab.

Will I need to create a new user name and password to access digital coupons? Yes, for the Macey’s Murray location you will access your account at http://maceys.com/perks and need to setup a new user name and password. This will give you access to your Perks points balance, wallet credit, and digital coupons. You can also view all of the offers we have already loaded to your account.

What are the benefits of the Perks program? You get the same great benefits of the PLUS program with your Perks account. You earn 1 point for every $1 spent in the store. Each quarter those points are converted to a wallet credit. The next quarter ends on September 10th. That will be the last day to earn points and all wallet credits will be issued on September 11th. Your wallet credit will be good for 14 days.  In addition to points, you will receive exclusive offers loaded to your Perks account and digital coupons.

Will I receive emails from Macey’s? Yes, now that you have a Macey’s Perks account you will receive weekly emails from maceys@accelimail.com. These emails contain upcoming promotions, weekly ads, and giveaways.

Can I have my points and wallet credits moved back my PLUS account? Yes, if you would like to move your points and/or wallet credits back to Fresh Market email perks@afstores.com with the request.

All things vegetables with Augason Farms

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to all things vegetables! With winter finally behind us and spring in full swing, it’s a good time to start thinking about incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our diets. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits offers many benefits:

  • Having a diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke and protect against certain types of cancer
  • Vegetables and fruits high in fiber may reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • Vegetables and fruits rich in potassium may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and decrease bone loss
  • Switch out vegetables that are lower in calories per cup, instead of some higher-calorie food may be helpful to lower calorie intake

In this newsletter, you’ll find some of Augason Farm’s most popular vegetable products, tips and tricks to get your kids to eat more veggies and helpful information on starting your own spring garden.

Augason Farms Vegetables

When people think about emergency food storage, most tend to think about flour, sugar, potato gems and dehydrated meat, or lots of carbohydrate and protein products. But when you are building your food storage for a stockpile or your pantry, it’s important that you have fruits and vegetables for vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. However, storing fruits and vegetables can be difficult, and this is why Augason Farms offers freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables, along with vegetable seeds, to ensure you can have healthy foods on hand at all times!

Our dehydrated and freeze dried vegetables function as a great snack, can be a cheaper option for using veggies when they’re out of season and serve as an excellent source of nutrition following a major emergency. Plus, it’s a quick alternative to canning and freezing. Our team works to ensure that every vegetable we provide offers the highest nutritional benefit, with top-of-the-line flavor and quality. Here are some popular veggies products our customers love to have on hand:

Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Carrots – With all the same vitamins as fresh carrots, these are peeled and diced and ready to add to your favorite soups, salads or side dishes.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Cut Onions – A simple no-prep, no-tears way to add full-bodied flavor to soups, gravies and sauces. Just add water to make a rich, flavorful chicken broth.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Slices– Skip the prep work and add these hassle-free sliced potatoes to casseroles, soups, or potato salads.

Kids and Vegetables

Tips and tricks to get them to eat their greens

The biggest battle around the family dinner table usually centers on getting kids to eat—especially their vegetables. While the thought of getting children to try peas, Brussels sprouts or red bell peppers can seem daunting and nearly impossible, there are a few things that you can do to help your kids cultivate a positive experience with their food.

  • Be a good role model. Research shows that many kids tend to model their eating habits after their parents.
  • Enforce the one bite rule. Encourage your children to at least try any vegetables that are on their plate. They don’t have to like it, but they do have to try it.
  • Sneak the vegetables in. Children are more willing to eat their veggies if they’re found in a cheesy casserole or blended in a smoothie (fruit will always dominate the veggie flavors).
  • Feed them what they will eat. If your kids like tomatoes and baby carrots, always have some on hand. Serve them new vegetables with more familiar ones, so that even if they don’t like the new ones, you know that they will still eat something.

Spring Garden Tips and Tricks

The cold weather behind us, and summer is knocking on our door. Now is a great time to plant your spring garden with Augason Farms’ Vegetable Garden Seeds. These 13 hardy seed varieties are specially selected for their storage capability, first-rate flavor, and high yields and proven adaptable to almost any region. As you get prepped to plant your garden this year, here are a few suggestions to help you maximize your harvest:

  • Clear your garden and remove any debris from winter
  • Revitalize the soil by adding organic material like compost
  • Trim old plants so they’ll grow anew

As a special offer in May, our customers can buy 3 Augason Farms Vegetables and get $3 off! Be sure to check out all of the delicious vegetable products that Augason Farms has to offer. We only offer high-quality products, so you never have to be concerned over nutritional benefits. It’s our top priority to our customers.

New products from Augason Farms

At Augason Farms we are grateful for all of our customers and the support you’ve shown. This month, we’re offering a special discount for a tasty breakfast: buy a bag or a pail of oatmeal, get $1 off dried cranberries!

New Super Cans

While Augason Farms is known for emergency food storage products and kits, we also create delicious and nutritious food storage that is perfect for your pantry and everyday use. To make our most popular meals more readily available to your families, we’re excited to introduce you to our new Super Cans!

Augason Farms Super Cans offer the ultimate food-storage versatility. With individual pouches contained inside a large (#10) can, you can prepare only what you need when you need it, without compromising the 25-year shelf life of unopened pouches. Enjoy meals today or store for an emergency – either way, you’re covered!

Below are the tasty meals now offered in our new Super Cans.

  • Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal—Our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal gives you a delicious and sweet breakfast with all the nutrition your body needs in a hearty breakfast.
  • Creamy Stroganoff—This Cream Stroganoff contains a perennial favorite for a sumptuous entrée, featuring a unique blend of sauce and seasonings for that classic Stroganoff tang. A treat to eat, it’s a wholesome and taste-tempting meal anytime.
  • Creamy Chicken Rice—Our Creamy Chicken Rice is loaded with goodness and nutrition. You will enjoy this wholesome, thick, rich and flavorful dish of savory chicken flavor and velvety rice in a delightful white sauce.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo—The hearty entrée offers a wholesome and a genuinely satisfying meal, with delicious chicken flavor and pasta in an ideal Alfredo sauce.
  • Lasagna— A comfort food classic that’s now available in your pantry. This delicious and familiar pasta dish will have everyone thinking you spent all day in the kitchen.
  • Corn Chowder—This is a scrumptious comfort food that offers a creamy, flavorful experience you can typically only get with its made-from-scratch counterpart!
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken—A delicious blend of vegetables, rich chicken broth and spices. This soup is satisfying by itself, or makes a perfect base to add chicken, sausage or cheese.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup—The ultimate comfort food, this soup is loaded with noodles, vegetables and spices in a chicken soup base that’s satisfying and delicious.

Springtime is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings, and Augason Farms is here to help you create emergency food and pantry storage that your family will love. Stop by your Macey’s today to pick up your family favorites.

It’s time for spring cleaning!

With warmer weather it’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start your spring cleaning. This time of year our homes need more than vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Now is a great time to organize closets, dust the blinds and clean the garage.

Here are a few ideas to add to your spring cleaning list:

-Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs

-Wash walls, baseboards, and door knobs

-Empty the coat closet

-Clean stove top and oven

-Wash windows and screens

-Touch up the ceiling fans

Make a realistic check list so you can mark off those assignments as they are finished. Choose one room at a time to arrange, deep clean and organize.

Before you start your spring cleaning projects make sure you have all of the supplies:

-Wood Polish

-Glass Cleaner

-Paper Towels

-Dusting Spray

-Boxes/Trash Bags

-Cloths, Micro fiber or dish towels

All of these items can be found at any of our locations and remember to check the weekly ad for additional savings. Get ready to start tackling those cleaning projects you have been putting off during the cold winter days.

Spring Stock Up with Augason Farms

After a long winter of hunkering down and staying inside, springtime is always so welcome! It’s all about fresh starts and cleaning out all those corners in your house. With spring cleaning in the air and on your mind, Augason Farms is offering an exciting case-lot sale for the month of March. It’s perfect timing for you to rotate out your older food storage and start fresh. If you haven’t started your emergency food storage, now is the perfect time to do so—start now by finding the perfect storage spot in your basement/storage room/garage.

Our case lot sale features 29 products that we consider to be key items for any food or pantry storage stockpile, and we’d like to feature some of our best selling products in this newsletter.

72 Hour 1-Person Emergency Supply Kit

This kit is an amazing value! Geared toward short-term survival, this 72-hour emergency food and gear kit includes delicious favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, like Hearty Vegetable Chicken Soup, Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal and Banana Chips. It also comes with carefully selected survival gear including:

  • FireOn Fuel Disk (5 pack)
  • Waterproof Matches (1 box)
  • 2-Quart Aluminum Kettle
  • 2-Cup Plastic Measuring Cup
  • First Aid Kit (53 piece)
  • Water Filtration Bottle
  • Multi-Functional Camping Tool
  • 7-in-1 Survival Tool
  • Portable Folding Stove

With so many great meal options and all the emergency gear you need at such a great price, it’s easy to stock up and keep one or more in your home, office, car, boat or cabin. Consider it affordable disaster preparedness insurance.

Food Storage Staples

After you’ve gotten your 72 hours kits in place for each member of your family, it can seem overwhelming to know where you should start adding more to your emergency food storage. A good place is start is with the basics like Augason Farms Rolled Oats and Hard White Wheat. All of these items are great staples—they have long shelf lives and are featured in our case lot sale this month.

*Also, we are extending a special offer to all of our customers this month. When you buy one bag of Adolphus Rice, you’ll save $1 on butter.

Not Your Average Powdered Milk Products

Along with your staples like hard white or red wheat, powdered milks are a must-have product for anyone who’s looking to have good storage. With a 25-year shelf life, Morning Moo’s powdered milk (both low fat and chocolate are featured in the case lot sale) is ideal for everyday use or long-term food storage. These whey-based beverages look and taste like milk, with calcium and added vitamins comparable to 2% milk. It is recommended to serve cold if possible. Our Morning Moo’s Lowfat Chocolate Milk Alternative makes a delicious chocolate beverage and is fortified with Vitamins A and D. Stock up on your favorite flavor while it’s on sale!

Dried Fruit: A Family Favorite

Our Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries and Sweetened Banana Slices are both family favorites that are so versatile. Throw them in a bag with our Granola for a quick and delicious trail mix, add them to your cereal for more vitamins or eat on its own when you’ve got a sweet tooth. You can’t go wrong with Augason Farm’s fruits.

The best part is, when you buy Augason Farms’ products, you are choosing to purchase high quality products that you can feel good about. We are proud to provide our customers with solutions for long-term storage, short-term emergency preparedness, easy-to-prepare foods for daily enjoyment and delicious meals for outdoor adventures.

5 Tips for Food Storage

It’s our favorite time of year, case lot sale! And you know what that means, it’s time to stock up in the pantry and beef up your food storage until March 11 or while supplies last. Now is the perfect time to find the best deals on the key items you use each day, as well as the items you hope you’ll never have to use if there’s an emergency.

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Here’s five tips to help you with your food storage:

  1. It’s recommended that you have the food staples—like flour, sugar, eggs, oats and dried milk for cooking and baking. Be sure to get these in dried or canned for long-term storage. We have a great variety of Augason farm and Western family canned products that are perfect!
  2. Be practical and buy foods you already eat. Don’t forget your canned fruits and veggies.
  3. Rotate items from your food storage, checking expiration dates. It is recommended that you use items from food storage to keep items from going to waste. Check and rotate each month to be sure you’re not letting good food go bad.
  4. Become familiar with the food storage items you buy and have recipes that use those ingredients. (This will also help with food storage rotation.)
  5. If possible, keep your storage in a place like a basement that has minimal light, moisture and heat. Its recommended that food storage is kept at 70 degrees.
We hope these tips help keep your food storage stocked and ready to go! Happy Shopping!

Say hello to March with Unilever savings!

The month of March has many things to smile about: warmer weather, first day of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings and of course March Madness.

While you are busy keeping your eyes on the basketball court this season we’ve got you covered with savings to take care of your home court. Throughout the whole month of March save on Unilever personal care products made for men.

Save $3.00 instantly when you buy $10.00 worth of participating Unilever personal care products for men. Offer valid March 1-31, 2017.

So hurry in today for great savings and then get back to watching the game!