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Utah’s 2017 Best Bagger

We are so proud to announce that Kaylee Hudson, a Spanish Fork Macey’s team member, was named “Best Bagger” at the Utah Food Industry Association’s state Best Bagger competition yesterday. The contest was held at Thanksgiving Point and brought the top baggers from 24 stores face to face to claim the title of Utah’s Best Bagger. Kaylee will have several months to prepare before they head to Las Vegas, Nevada in February to represent Utah in the National Best Bagger Competition.

“It’s great being able to represent my store and show how important baggers are for our guests. It’s important to make sure everything is bagged correctly so guests receive their items undamaged and in great condition,” said Kaylee Hudson.

The Best Bagger competition is sponsored by the National Grocers Association. The competition evaluates baggers on speed, how heavy each bag is, and how products are grouped and organized inside each sack. Baggers of any age can compete. The national winner is selected during a contest at the National Grocer Associations annual conference and receives a $10,000 cash prize.

“We are so proud of Kaylee and can’t wait to have her represent us and Utah at the National competition,” said Steve Holm, district manager for Macey’s. “Our teams really care about our guests and I think the way our baggers pack their groceries shows that too.”

Win a Pair of Hogle Zoo Tickets!

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Utah’s Hogle Zoo is home to an array of incredible animals including frogs, monkeys, lions, elephants, polar bears and more! There is something there for everyone and you are sure to enjoy yourself! During the month of August, every time you spend $15 on Coca-Cola ® Products using your rewards phone number, you will automatically be entered to win two Hogle Zoo tickets. Hurry in today!

*No purchase necessary. Click here to enter.

 

All Things Fruit with Augason Farms

This month, Augason Farms is excited to dedicate this newsletter to all things fruit! Our fruit products are preserved at their prime with high-tech processes to retain flavor and important vitamins and nutrients. Fruit is a vital part of a healthy diet and is an important component to any emergency food supply.

This month only, buy 2 Augason Farms fruit products and save $1 on Ziploc bags.

How Can I Use Dried Fruit?

Here’s the great thing about Augason Farm’s freeze-dried fruit—it can be used for almost anything you’d use fresh fruit for. Our fruit can be blended into delicious smoothies, thrown into trail mixes, added to muffin or bread batters or simply snacked on directly out of the can. Additionally, you can just go to your pantry and pull out fruit that may be out of season, instead of worrying about paying outrageous prices for the fresh version.

Here are just a few of our most popular fruit products and ways to incorporate them into your diet:

Dehydrated Apple Slices

Our dehydrated apple slices are delicious right out of the can or add water to use in your favorite recipes. Ready to use—no washing, peeling or slicing needed. Apples are also known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and anti-carcinogenic properties. Throw into your morning granola or oatmeal for some sweetness, or chop up and sprinkle over your favorite cinnamon rolls for the ultimate apple pie cinnamon rolls.

Freeze Dried Whole Blueberries

Often considered a “super food” because they’re high in antioxidants, blueberries are a delicious and nutritious snack right out of the can. The freshly picked blueberry taste means that they mix beautifully in pancakes, granola, muffins and cheesecake, when reconstituted.

Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries

Naturally sweet, these freeze-dried strawberries can be reconstituted and used in any recipe that calls for fresh strawberries—they’re that good! Perfect straight from the can as a delicious way to get your daily Vitamin C and antioxidants, or sprinkle over a bowl of ice cream for a fruity crunch.

Freeze Dried Whole Raspberries

Whole, freeze-dried raspberries are deliciously tart and rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. They are tasty on their own as a snack, or rehydrate with some water and sugar or honey for a topping on breakfast cereal, desserts and fruit dishes.

Banana Chips

A family favorite, these banana chips are a sweet and delicious snack that add nutritious energy to trail mixes, baked goods or peanut butter sandwiches.

Back to School Snacks are Easy with Augason Farms

August means it’s time to start gearing up for school schedules and extracurricular activities. It also means that moms everywhere are bracing themselves for the daily complaints that there’s nothing to eat after school. But it doesn’t have to be difficult with Augason Farms! Here are a few tips and tricks for incorporating more fruit into your kids’ diets, as well as some simple and balanced recipes that will give your kids a healthy balance of carbs and protein for a filling snack that they’ll love.

  • On the weekends, help your kids create their own trail mix full of the ingredients that they love, using a variety of nuts and Augason Farm’s freeze-dried fruits. Let them divide up their trail mix into Ziploc bags and keep them in the pantry for a quick, grab-and-go snack.
  • Leave freeze-dried fruit in a container on the counter for them to sprinkle over their cereal or oatmeal, as a sweet and healthier substitute to sugar.

After School Toast

Toast is making a comeback in a big way as a quick and simple meal. It’s versatile and the perfect canvas for any flavors! It’s easy to customize this recipe for even the pickiest palate.

  • 1 piece of honey whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Slivered almonds

Toast bread to desired crispness. Spread with cream cheese and layer on freeze dried sliced strawberries. Drizzle the top with desired amount of honey and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Cut toast into two triangles and watch it disappear!

Variations: For a sweeter, classic favorite, top toast with peanut butter, Augason Farms Banana Chips (crushed) and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips. Substitute your bread for a wheat English muffin and top with peanut butter, dehydrated apple slices and sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar. Place under an over broil until cinnamon sugar caramelizes and the English muffin gets a little toasted. So tasty!

Make Dreams Come True

Make Dreams Come True for Utah Children August 1-31!

Starting August 1, we have the opportunity to help grant wishes for Utah children facing life-threatening and debilitating illnesses through our annual star icon drive for Make-A-Wish Utah. Every time you shop at our stores, you’ll be able to purchase a star and help grant a Utah child’s wish. Because of your generous support over the last ten years, we have been able to grant more than 115 wishes and make a difference for numerous children by providing experiences and adventures they otherwise might not get to participate in.

Wishes can range from travel opportunities to once in a lifetime experiences, but regardless of the nature of the wish, each one provides hope and smiles to children and their families. Most often, wishes are granted at a time that the child and their family need an extra boost to get through a difficult time.

We appreciate your support and can’t wait to help even more Utah children this year.

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!