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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.

 

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 Newsletter- April 2016

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Once again, it’s LDS General Conference time this month. In honor of this biannual event, Macey’s always features month-long specials in food storage products from Augason Farms.

For those who are church members and everyone else interested in storing food for emergencies, Macey’s reminds you that Augason Farms is the first name in food storage along the Wasatch Front. Their slogan is “Preparedness Made Simple.”

With over 40 years in the food storage business and boasting a product shelf life of up to 30 years in some products, Augason Farms is the preferred resource for food storage among locals. For that reason, we at Macey’s feature their products, in keeping with our commitment to our customers to offer only the very best products available anywhere.

We also recognize that perhaps the most difficult part about assembling food storage is just getting started. In a busy world with many distractions, storing food seems to get pushed down on the list of priorities. It seems redundant, and it appears time consuming, as well as competing for room in limited living space.

But when we turn our vision outward to the unstable and unpredictable world around us, we find that the virtues of long-term food storage greatly outweigh the drawbacks. Bottom line: No one likes to think of going hungry for very long. In an uncertain world where the future is quite unpredictable, the wisdom of having food storage on hand, in the home, far outweighs any other consideration.

In an effort to help you get started with your food storage program, Augason Farms has packaged their products in a variety of ways, each tailored to fit the preferences of the individual. You can approach your food storage plans with either the “do-it-yourself” mindset, or you can look to the “ready-to-eat” approach of pre-assembled packages.

If you prefer the do-it-yourself approach, Augason Farms offers staples like wheat, honey and rice. From the basics and other preferred ingredients, one can prepare a variety of healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals.

If you prefer the ready-to-eat approach, Augason Farms offers collections of entrées, side dishes of vegetables or fruits, desserts and drinks that require little preparation. These, too, offer hearty, wholesome and filling meals.

You can select and store the basic ingredients so you can prepare meals your way, or you can choose from a wide variety of thoughtfully and expertly organized kits that pre-plan a variety of meals over a long period of time.

So no matter your preferred approach to meal preparation, Augason Farms has exactly what you need. They leave it entirely up to you.

But their intuitive planning doesn’t end there. Augason Farms packages their food storage in a variety of ways designed to suit the preferences of anyone. You can find most of what you like in the large and economical number 10 cans or in everyday-sized (quart) cans or in pouches, all packaged and prepared to store for up to 30 years. Again, you decide which method you prefer.

Our point is, Macey’s chose to offer Augason Farms products to their customers because we value convenience and customer preference in all our offerings.

Wouldn’t now be an excellent time to begin your food storage program? Macey’s and Augason Farms make starting out easy and inexpensive.

Food Storage Club-February Newsletter

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There’s an old saying that goes like this: “Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven.”

It’s true. Few things in life are as delightful as the welcoming aroma of baking bread. In fact, the enticing smell of any baked goods is always appreciated in any home.

So, that makes this time of year (given it’s the month of Valentine’s Day) the perfect time to treat your loved ones to bakery items of your own making. And to help you celebrate those you love, Macey’s and Augason Farms offer a sizeable discount on many of our food storage and everyday bakery items this month.

Their Honey White Bread, Scone & Roll Mix is a perfect example. There’s nothing like the enticing aroma of baking bread or rolls. Their satisfying flavor and texture is filling and nourishing. As with all Augason Farms products, you can use this handy mix for everyday bread making as well as for long term food storage.

(Hint: Try using this mix in our recipe of the month, Honey White Bread & Roll Mix with Cheddar & Bacon Fondue and watch the smiles come out.)

And there are many more bakery treats in Macey’s stores from Augason Farms you can easily produce.

Their Blueberry Muffin Mix is simple to make. A baking classic with a touch of homemade goodness and the sweet taste of just-picked blueberries. The tantalizing smell of baking muffins makes for a happy day, anytime. Consider baking them for everyday treats, as well as for long term food storage.

Two other favorites are the Buttermilk Pancake Mix and the Blueberry Pancake Mix. 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, tender, light, fluffy, golden-brown pancakes—buttermilk or blueberry–with your favorite fruit or syrup generously poured over the top, is sure to please.

The Buttermilk Biscuit Mix (no leavening) is blended from top quality ingredients for baking those perfect, flaky biscuits everyone loves. This amazingly versatile mix can also be used to make mouthwatering dumplings, breakfast sandwiches, pie crusts, pigs in blankets, pizza crust, Parmesan bread, biscuit pudding—even lip-smacking cinnamon rolls. Of course, an all-time favorite is biscuits with sausage gravy, a welcome dish anytime, making this mix handy for everyday use, as well as emergency food storage.

For good measure, Augason Farms offers specials this month on baking aids as well:

  • Dough Enhancer – It’s a professional bakers’ secret that improves natural flavor and creates fluffier baked goods.
  • Honey Powder is perfect for use in recipes. In the powder form, the consistency is much easier to handle than liquid honey. Reconstituted it is delicious on breads, rolls, or muffins.
  • Shortening Powder is a boon for creating some of the best bakery items anywhere. Keep it on hand to add to any baking recipe calling for shortening for that light, fluffy and flakey texture people love—especially in pie crusts.
  • Vital Wheat Gluten is wheat flour with the starch removed. It is fat free and used to increase texture, volume, enhance flavor, and extend freshness in any dough product—especially prized for breads and rolls.
  • Spiff-E-Whip Dessert Topping is easy to use; just add water and whip. You’ll have a delicious topping to enhance the look and taste of any dessert. Added to baking mixes it will improve texture and moistness.

 

So, let Macey’s and Augason Farms help you celebrate Valentine’s Day all month with these great bakery specials.

It’s an enchanting way to say “I love you” to those closest to you.

Food Storage Newsletter- December 2015

family baking sugar cookies

Lights . . . music . . . trees . . . gifts . . . family. It must be the Christmas season, perhaps the most joyful time of the year.

So, Macey’s and Augason Farms have a couple of suggestions to enhance the many happy occasions we enjoy with family and friends this time of year.

If you want to make a real splash this year, consider doing a little baking for your family and guests. Nothing is as enticing as the tantalizing aroma of bready delights baking in the oven. Everyone swoons just a little bit as they step into your home when they detect the delectable smell of baking.

But you know the considerable time and effort that usually go into making such tempting pleasures, and the results can sometimes be disappointing.

Well, we at Macey’s have just the thing for you: Augason Farms food storage products.

While you probably wouldn’t ordinarily turn to emergency food storage items for your baking needs, you should probably reconsider.

For instance, Augason Farms Honey White Bread mix makes delightful dinner rolls. Fill the house with the enchanting bouquet of baking, and they will fill their stomachs with these lovely pleasures. They’re a cinch to prepare, and the results are always rewarding.

Another great idea for holiday baking treats are the Augason Farms Blueberry Muffins. Who can resist the temptation of blueberry muffins? They never fail to please.

Our other suggestion is about gift giving.

Selecting just the right gift at Christmastime is sometimes a daunting task. So, we have a suggestion. Why not give the gift of security and peace of mind?

We’re talking about food storage, of course. But more specifically, the Augason Farms 12 Day Food Supply Pail or the 72 hour Food Supply. These pails full of emergency food supplies make ideal gifts since they are inexpensive and thoughtful. Everyone should have a grab-and-go resource, tucked away in case of a crisis situation.

Few gifts can be said to be life savers. Having one of these compact and easy-to-carry emergency pails for each member of the family can mean the difference between eating and going hungry in a crisis. That makes these very special gifts for Christmas . . . or anytime, really.

So, our suggestions for this Christmas season would be the emergency food storage products from Augason Farms—for everyday use, as well as emergencies—that are found in every Macey’s outlet. We know the value of emergency food supplies. That’s why we stock these excellent products. Nothing but the best for our customers.

Store well. Eat well. Augason Farms . . . at Macey’s.