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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.

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!

Heart Healthy Foods

As we all know, exercise is the best way to keep your heart healthy, but we are always looking to help our bodies out even more. Below are 5 foods that will help you keep a healthy heart while still enjoying what you eat.

  1. Avocados-Avocados get a bad rap for being “fatty” but in fact, their fat is good! It assists in lowering your bad cholesterol. Avocados can be used to put on crackers, toast, and many other foods in place of butter, or other fatty spreads. Click here for deals on this item!
  2. Salmon-Salmon is rich in omega-3’s which helps your blood flow. Blood flow is extremely important when it comes to heart health for obvious reasons. Keep your heart pumping while eating a delicious entree.
  3. Berries-Berries aren’t just delicious, they also help widen your arteries because of their high level of compounds. Whether you are adding them on top of oatmeal, mixing them in a smoothie, or just eating them plain, they will keep you feeling great! Click here to read about our local produce farmers.
  4. Whole Grains-Whole grains are a great source of dietary fiber. Including dietary fiber in your diet can help lower the risk of heart disease and lower blood cholesterol levels so next time you are picking up some bread, make sure to grab the whole grain bread to keep that heart healthy.
  5. Asparagus-Asparagus has about 5 calories per spear and is packed with benefits. It has fiber, vitamins, and so much more! Whether you are eating asparagus as the side to a fancy meal or as a snack during the day, your heart will thank you! Click here for deals on this item!

New Augason Farm Products!

This month, Augason Farms is so excited to introduce a lot of new and delicious products. Like all of our items, all of the raw ingredients and foods that we are introducing are carefully selected, blended and packaged into unique recipes that are “Family Approved,” delicious and nutritious, and will stand the test of time.

As a way to celebrate our new product releases, Augason Farms is offering a special deal to all of our customers—buy $25 in new products, and get $5 off. Here is a list of our new items.

New #10 Cans

We are bringing you some new items that are staples in most kitchens, which means you’ll be able to always have these staples in your pantry. When 5 o’clock rolls around and you feel like you don’t have anything in your fridge, you can go to your Augason Farms arsenal and whip up an amazing and delicious dinner.

  • Peanut Butter- This timeless favorite is always good for a sandwich, but you can also throw it in smoothies, cookie dough or sprinkle it on ice cream.
  • Nacho Cheese Blend- This Mexican blend of cheese is great to have on hand anytime your family is craving nachos or to sprinkle on enchiladas.
  • Colby Jack Shredded Cheese- This sharp cheese is perfect for a hot, bubbling dish of macaroni and cheese.
  • Black Bean Burger- This is tasty meatless twist on a classic hamburger. 

#10 Fruit Cans

Augason Farms is bringing you four new freeze-dried fruits. They’ll be perfect for quick snacks, cobblers, breakfast or anything you can think to put fruit in! Freeze dried fruit is a fantastic option because it helps retain more nutrients and flavor. Here are our new fruit cans:

  • Freeze-Dried Diced Pears
  • Freeze-Dried Blackberries
  • Freeze-Dried Red Grapes
  • Freeze-Dried Mangoes

Super #10 Cans

Our new Super #10 Cans are the ideal pantry item. These cans are filled with 4-6 serving size pouches, so it’s easy to portion out just what you need. Our new maple brown sugar oatmeal is a great and easy on-the-go breakfast item. We also have delicious soups and meals for quick lunches and dinners that will also fill you up.

  • Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Creamy Stroganoff
  • Creamy Chicken Rice
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Lasagna
  • Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Noodle Soup

Organic Soups Special

In addition to our special offer on our new products, Augason Farms is also offering a special offer on our Organic Soups- buy 2 of our Organic Soups and get $1 off. Our organic dry mix soups are a tasty and easy dinner option. Simply add water and simmer for 15 minutes. With delicious flavors like Chicken Noodle, Butternut Squash, Roasted Red Pepper, Corn Chowder, Cheddar Broccoli and Tomato Basil, it’s easy to find a soup that your family will love.

Here at Augason Farms, we aim to be constantly evolving to be a better company for our customers and take special attention to ensure that every item we put on your shelf is top quality. We plan on continuing to bring the best items to you in the future.

Show love with hearts this Valentines Day!

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Everyone has their own way to spread love on Valentine’s Day. Some prefer flowers and chocolates while others prefer balloons and a sweet note. All of these are great ways to celebrate your valentine but nothing says “I love you” like homemade meals and treats. Since a heart is the universal symbol of love we have put together a few simple ideas for you to show love with heart-shaped foods.

-Breakfast in Bed: Create a heart filled breakfast in bed tray by using heart shaped cookie cutters to form heart shaped toast, French toast, eggs or fruit.

-Sandwiches: Use heart cookie cutters to spruce up your lunch time peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese.

-Pizza: Make dinner time fun with a pizza bar. Shape your crust into small or large heart shapes and decorate your heart with all your favorite toppings. Use mini heart shape cutters to spice up your pepperoni for your pizza.

-Fruit Tray: Cut up all your favorite fruits and form them all into a heart for a healthy valentines snack.

-Baked Goods: After making any of your favorite baked good use a heart shaped cutter to add some love in. Make it a fun activity by adding pink and red frosting and topping it all off with valentine sprinkles.

Celebrate the Big Game with Augason Farms

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Big Game Prep is Easy with Augason Farms

In a month that usually has lull of post-holiday festivities and cold weather, thank goodness for the NFL big game! It doesn’t matter if your team is playing for the championship or not, everyone loves the final game of the season, the clever commercials and—most importantly—the food! With Augason Farms, all of the food prep will be easy and delicious, so you can spend more time enjoying your favorite part of the day.

Yummy Meals to Feed The Crowd

The only thing that may be more exciting than the big game is all of the game day food that goes with it! The entrees and soups from Augason Farms will make a delicious spread that everyone will love. Plus, when you buy two soup or entrée items from Augason Farms, you’ll save $1 on shredded cheese! We all know that cheese is a key ingredient to any big game meal. Here are a few ways you can incorporate our soup and entrée products into your party:

Have a Soup-er Bowl Bar

Our yummy dry soup mixes will make everyone think you spent hours in the kitchen cooking, when all you had to do was add water and simmer for a few minutes. Your guests won’t know what to choose! Our Chicken Noodle Soup is a lighter option of noodles, vegetables and spices. All you need to do is set out yummy bread bowls and cheese for topping.

Our popular Cheesy Broccoli Soup is also a versatile classic! It is an amazing topping as a cheese sauce—just add less water and let it stand until thickened. Once ready, drizzle it over baked potatoes, add onion, spinach and cream cheese to top on toasted bread or add on chicken wings. Everyone loves some cheesy goodness.

Super Sloppy Joes

The Southwest Chili Mix has a classic sweet and spicy flavor and is the perfect base for delicious Sloppy Joes. Add water to the chili mix and stir to combine. Throw in some cooked ground beef or turkey and then simmer it all together. Pile the delicious mixture high on a hamburger bun and enjoy. The messier, the better!

Don’t Forget the Snacks!

If you’re more of a snacks-throughout-the-game type of person, our entrees and soups are perfect for a lot of big game favorites.

Sweet and Spicy Potato Skins

If you’re looking for a twist on a classic comfort food, Augason Farm’s Potato Gems Complete Mashed Potatoes are a great starting point for loaded mashed potatoes. After you’ve cooked the mashed potatoes, fold in bacon bits, our Southwest Chili and some green onions. You have a hearty and delicious meal that will give you plenty of energy to cheer your team to victory

Loaded Nachos

Nachos are synonymous with football food! After you’ve melted all your cheese on those chips, sprinkle tomatoes, green onions, and our Bacon Flavored Bits of top for a more filling and satisfying dish. Or, add our Southwest Chili Mix to your queso and drizzle it over our favorite chips. Ooey gooey nachos have never tasted so good.

Prepping for your big game party doesn’t mean you have to play benchwarmer in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the game. Augason Farm products can help you save time while creating delicious dishes that will leave you with the MVP award when the game is over.

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Food Storage Club November 2016 Newsletter

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Simplify Holiday Cooking with Augason Farms Vegetables

Whether you and your family like to eat them on their own or add to a favorite recipe, there’s no denying that vegetables are an essential part of any holiday cooking. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist those traditional hearty dishes that are a staple at Thanksgiving dinner.

This month, Macey’s and Augason Farms are teaming up to offer you a great deal on freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables that will be sure to simplify your holiday cooking. Because while everyone loves the food served at Thanksgiving dinner, no one likes to be stuck in the kitchen all day chopping, dicing and slicing when they really want to be spending time with family who traveled to be together just for the holiday. This Thanksgiving, Augason Farms can help you save time in the kitchen so you can really enjoy the holiday.

In-Store Savings for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

All Thanksgiving dinners have their indispensible seasoned stuffing mix, and Augason Farms is making it even better for you this year. During the month of November, when you purchase any two Augason Farms vegetable items, you’ll receive $2 off Stuffing Mix. Speaking of which, no stuffing mix is complete without Augason Farm’s dehydrated onions and celery, which saves you from the worry of cutting and chopping (or getting teary-eyed while doing it) and gives that stuffing a traditional flavor you all love!

Simplified Holiday Recipe Ideas

Stuffing isn’t the only dish you’ll need to go along with the turkey this year. Here are a few other ideas for simplifying your holiday cooking on Thanksgiving with Augason Farms veggies:

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mashed Potatoes

You’ve washed, peeled, chopped, and boiled your potatoes only to realize you were so distracted checking on the turkey you boiled them too long! If this is a familiar story, cut out the time and the hassle of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes this year and instead let Augason Farms do the work for you, but still enjoy the same great taste. Augason Farms Potato Gems are complete mashed potatoes that just require water and heat! There’s practically no labor and no stress involved. If you want to add an extra twist to these, try add-ins like:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs like chives and parsley

With the delicious taste of these potato gems, you’ll have everyone fooled that you didn’t slave away in the kitchen all day just to make them!

Crockpot Cream Corn

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Finding space in the oven is a struggle each year for all of those warm, hearty sides you want to serve along with your turkey. Free up some space with this delicious crockpot recipe for cream corn! Use Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn in this recipe to get that just-picked flavor in this dish that many consider to be a true comfort food.

In a crockpot, just combine:

  • 20-30 oz. Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn (rehydrated)
  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Butter Powder
  • ½ cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1 tsp. Augason Farms Iodized Salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until all ingredients are melted and combine easily when stirred. It’s really that simple!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Every Thanksgiving gathering needs some delicious appetizers to keep everyone’s hunger at bay while the turkey is finishing up. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and a couple minutes to put together. Plus, with Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes, making this yummy appetizer is even easier!

In a pan over medium heat, combine the following until melted:

  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Then stir in:

  • 1 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes (rehydrated)
  • 14 oz. artichoke hearts (chopped)

Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stir in 4 minced garlic cloves, then season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Here’s to a delicious, easy (and stress-free) Thanksgiving!

Food Storage Club October 2016 Newsletter

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FALL Into Great Savings During This Month

October is here and so is the LDS General Conference! This occasion brings several of Macey’s customers together for two days to view and attend this event. Many of the church leaders mention how we live in uncertain times, where there are many unknowns when it comes to world problems like uncertain shifts in the economy and job market that may require you to be aware and better prepared. Whether you are a church member or anyone interested in preparedness, the best way to tackle with the unknowns you may be facing, is by having food security and storage. Knowing that your family will be taken care of creates a peace of mind.  In honor of the Conference, Macey’s features reduced prices and discounts on food storage products from National Geographic Live Prepared and Augason Farms food storage products like:

  • 25% Off National Geographic Live Prepared Emergency Food and Supplies – Great options to stock-up for both the hunting season as well as preparedness. Just add water to meal pouches like cheesy broccoli and rice, beef stroganoff and brown sugar oatmeal with strawberries. Along with food, Maceys brings to you emergency supplies like Live Prepared’s first aid kits, water bottle filters, emergency blankets, hexamine fuel tablets, and much more.
  • Discount on Augason Farms 72-Hour Emergency Pails – A complete grab-n-go pail with the entire food and essential supplies one person would need in a 72-hour emergency.
  • Reduced prices on several popular Augason Farms food storage products Stock up and save big on sweet corn, granola, dry milk, sweetened banana slices and more!

Deals like this don’t come around often, so you won’t want to miss out on this chance to get your emergency kits in order.

Introducing Augason Farms Organic Soups: True Food in Minutes

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Just in time for fall, Augason Farms is now offering scrumptious USDA-certified, just-add-water dry soup mixes. The first organic dry soup mixes on the market; Augason Farms Organic offers a better-for-you option with all the same convenience, flavor and quality you expect with varieties like:

  • Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Butternut Squash
  • Tomato Basil with Pasta
  • Cheddar Broccoli

As a USDA-certified product, these dry soup mixes are made with all organic ingredients that give you the peace of mind knowing that you’re feeding your family only the best quality. With an 18-month shelf life, they are the perfect addition to your pantry for a quick, hearty and healthy meal. Just add water, heat and enjoy!

New! Augason Farms Funeral Potatoes – Comfort Food To Die For

Funeral potatoes: church functions and family gatherings just wouldn’t be the same without them. This familiar cheesy potato casserole has become beloved staple not just at funeral luncheons, but also at potlucks, Sunday dinners, holiday meals and more. With Augason Farms, whipping up a batch of this hearty side dish has never been easier. Each convenient shelf-stable pouch contains the hearty goodness of shredded potatoes, sour cream, onions and cheddar cheese. All you have to do is add water, top with cheese and pop it in the oven—no peeling, chopping or grating required! Plus, you can add your own unique flair with corn flakes, breadcrumbs, green onions, bacon, or even jalapenos. The options are endless! Don’t wait to grab this off the shelves—Augason Farms Funeral Potatoes are a special item that will be available for a limited time only!

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our consumers for being loyal Augason Farms Brand users! We’d love you to try our new products and give us feedback as we strive to continue to provide you with the best quality products and selection for your Food Storage and Every Day Needs!

September is National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready?

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Each year in September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month that helps educate and empower Americans to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.

FEMA recommends that all American families should have a basic emergency supply kit assembled and easily accessible in their home that includes essentials like:

  • 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • 3-day supply of drinking water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Garbage bags, moist towelettes and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener
  • Local maps

This month, Macey’s is teaming up with Augason Farms and National Geographic Live Prepared to offer huge savings and convenience, helping you get your emergency food and supplies in order.