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Happy July from Augason Farms

Happy July! It’s time for firecrackers and fireworks, gatherings with family and friends and delicious pancake breakfasts parties. To help you with all of your fun functions this month, Augason Farms is here to help you with all the food you’ll need to prepare.

For Your Breakfast Events

Pancake breakfasts are a popular event in Utah for both the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day. These are commonly bigger community gatherings, which means a lot of food is needed! Augason Farms has a number of delicious bakery mixes that can make your prep much easier. Here are a few of our most popular items and variations on how to prepare them.

  • Buttermilk Pancake Mix- Augason Farms Buttermilk Pancake Mix is made from high quality flours that are blended to perfection. All you need to do is add water to prepare them. Full of wholesome goodness and irresistible flavor, a plate of steaming hot buttermilk pancakes with your favorite fruit or syrup generously poured over the top makes a perfect breakfast.

Variations: Substitute water for sour cream to make a thick, tangy variation. Keep bowls of cut up fruit, like bananas, strawberries and blueberries, next to your griddles so anyone can easily customize their pancakes. Mix to easily and quickly make waffles, biscuits, muffins and scones. The possibilities are abundant!

  • Honey White Bread, Scone & Roll Mix- Augason Farms Honey White Bread, Scone and Roll Mix is a delicious, nourishing mix that can be used in a variety of ways. It is simple to make—just add water, oil and yeast. Their satisfying flavor and texture is filling and nourishing.

Variations: Scones are a favorite breakfast dish! Simply deep-fry the dough in vegetable or canola oil and top with honey butter and powdered sugar. Follow the instructions for honey white bread, and add cinnamon chips to the dough for a spicy twist to your favorite French toast.

  • Blueberry Muffin Mix- Augason Farms Blueberry Muffin Mix is simple to make and full of flavorful blueberry bits. A baking classic with a touch of homemade goodness, these muffins are a welcome treat with the sweet taste of just picked blueberries.

Variations: For a zesty and tasty breakfast treat, bake the muffin mix in a doughnut pan. Mix up a glaze of powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice and a splash of milk and top with the doughnuts once they’re out of the oven.

Augason Farms is offering a special promotion this month only: Buy peanut butter and eggs and get buttermilk pancakes for free!

Keep Grains in Your Diet

Wheat and gluten have been getting a bad reputation lately, but unless you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of whole grains. Here are a few benefits to including oats, wheat products and granola in your daily diet.

  1. Whole grains contain a lot of fiber, particularly oats. Because fiber digests slowly, fiber helps you feel fuller for longer. It can also help control blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
  2. Whole grains promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease. Not only can whole grains like wheat, oats and brown rice lower your “bad” cholesterol, it can also help lower triglycerides—both of which are major contributors to heart disease. It can also help lower your blood pressure.
  3. Whole grains can help you control your weight. One study revealed that women who consumed whole grains, versus refined grains, had a 49% lower risk of weight gain over a period of time.

It doesn’t have to be hard to find grains and oats to use in your meal planning. Augason Farms has a variety of delicious grain products that you can keep stocked in your pantry and food storage for your everyday and emergency needs, including:

  • Augason Farms Regular Rolled Oats– these make for a good hot or cold cereal that gives long lasting energy and can be added to many recipes, including protein bites, granola and smoothies.
  • Augason Farms Long Grain Brown Rice- Brown rice bran and germ layers contain more nutrients than white rice, making it a naturally healthy choice for your food storage supply and everyday use. And because it stays fluffy after cooking, it’s ideal for use in salads, casseroles and stir-fry dishes.
  • Augason Farms Hard White Wheat- When ground, hard white wheat produces light colored flour, while retaining its whole grain goodness and nutrition. It’s perfect for bread making, especially French bread and pizza crusts.

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 and short-term emergency preparedness.

 

Farmers Market 2017

The abundance of fresh produce might be one of the best parts of summer. Did you know that you can get a wide variety of produce, including items grown right here in Utah, in our produce department? We’re excited to announce the return of our Eat Fresh, Eat Local farmers markets. Starting July 10th, you’ll be able to get fresh, Utah grown produce right in our store every day of the week. Saturday’s we’ll add some personality to our produce with a farmers market tent sale in our parking lot and some special guests—our growers! Each week our farmers and growers will be at different locations to say hello and talk about their produce from 8 a.m.-noon (see schedule below).

Our in-store and Saturday farmers markets will include a wide variety of items including:

  • Tomatoes
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Cherries
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • And more!

The selection will only grow as the summer goes on and more crops become ripe. We’ll see you at the store!

July 15

  • McMullin Orchards – Spanish Fork
  • East Farms – Providence

July 22

  • McMullin Orchards – Orem
  • East Farms – Ogden

July 29

  • Yack Bros. Honey- Spanish Fork
  • Tagge Farms- Providence
  • McMullin Orchards – Provo

August 5

  • Mitchell Farms – Spanish Fork
  • Chavez Farms- Pleasant Grove
  • Tagge Farms – Ogden
  • Kuwahara Farms – Lehi

August 12

  • Johnson Family Farms – Providence

August 19

  • Chavez Farms – Murray
  • Ogden Bay – Murray
  • Johnson Family Farms – Logan

August 26

  • Chavez Farms – Provo
  • Mitchell Farms – Pleasant Grove
  • Johnson Family Farms – Murray
  • East Farms – West Jordan

September 2

  • Chavez Farms – Orem
  • Yack Bros. Honey – Provo
  • East Farms – Murray

Click here to learn more about our growers.

Celebrate the 4th with free fireworks!

Macey’s Anywhere wants to help make your 4th of July awesome with delicious food and FREE fireworks! Spend $150 now through Saturday, July 1 to receive a free fireworks bundle with your order using promo code FIREWORKS. Grab everything you need online to feed your friends and family and make this 4th of July the best yet!

Start shopping now 

 

Win a New iPad!

Be entered to win a new iPad when you download the updated Macey’s app! Simply download the app, click on the iPad banner within the app and fill out the entry form. Contest ends Sunday, July 2.

With the Macey’s app you will have access to all of Macey’s wonderful offerings from one convenient location. In the app you will be able to access digital coupons, weekly ads, recipes and online shopping. You’ll also be able to create shopping lists and view your rewards account. To see more about our app click here.

Help Families in Need with independents Day of Giving

Did you know that 1 in 7 Utahns aren’t sure where their next meal will come from? We’ve teamed up with the National Grocers Association, Feeding America and other independent retailers across Utah and the country to fight hunger through the Independents Day of Giving drive. From June 19 to June 21 you can make a $1, $3 or $5 donation by visiting this page. The money will go to Utah Food Bank to provide meals to families in our neighborhoods who need a little help.

We appreciate your support. Together we can make a difference!

Proudly Supporting Local Ranchers

At Macey’s we are committed to providing the freshest, highest quality meats to our shoppers. We are doing that by supporting local ranchers who provide Certified Angus Beef.  Angus is everywhere these days. Over the last couple of decades it’s even become a bit of a buzzword. It’s true. Angus beef is good. But Certified Angus Beef® is on an entirely different level. Certified Angus Beef has been the leader in premium beef since 1978 and it’s known for its great quality, marbling and tenderness. This beef is sourced from Angus cattle raised on family-owned ranches across the Intermountain West.

These are just a few of the local Certified Angus Beef ranchers we support:

  • Spring Cove Ranch, owned by Art and Stacy Butler, has been a family legacy since the first Angus cattle arrived in 1919. It is the oldest, continuously registered Angus cowherd west of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Jaca Land and Livestock Company, located in Nampa, Idaho, is home to more than 800 Angus cattle. Martin and Susan Jaca are raising the sixth generation of cattle at their thriving ranch.

  • A third-generation rancher, Travis Williams has raised Angus beef his entire life. Travis and his family are proud to provide our store with amazingly tender beef year round.

To learn more about Certified Angus Beef, visit their website at www.certifiedangusbeef.com.

 

 

 

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!

For complete terms click here.

 

Join us June 10 at Macey’s Tooele for healthy food sampling!

Join us on Saturday, June 10 to sample healthy food and snacks at the Tooele Macey’s. As part of their monthly food sampling in our store, Live Fit Tooele County will be sampling a Dole salad kit from 10:00-noon this Saturday, June 10. Visit their table and learn how easy it can be to complete any meal with this nutritious salad! Click here to learn more about Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department, and their future events.

 

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.