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Delicious Produce Recipes

Stop by our produce department and pick up fresh cut produce which is cut daily and use them in one of these delicious recipes.

Butternut Noodles with Creamy Bacon Sauce

Calories: 356  Protein: 11g  Carbohydrate: 22g  Fiber: 3g  Fat: 27g  Sat Fat: 5g  Sodium:  590 mg

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1, 1lb package spiralized butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Leaves from 3 sprigs fresh sage
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¾ cups water hot water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz bacon, diced
  • 4 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in frying pan over medium heat
  2. Add whole cloves garlic and sage to pan, cook until fragrant and the garlic starts to turn brown (about 3 minutes)
  3. Add garlic and sage to blender along with cashews, water, and salt; puree until smooth
  4. Add mushrooms and bacon to frying pan; cook until bacon is crispy and mushrooms brown (about 5 minutes)
  5. In a separate pan, heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in pan over medium-high heat; add spiralized butternut squash and cook, stirring frequently, until noodles turn golden brown (about 8 minutes)
  6. Plate butternut squash, drizzle with cashew sauce, and top with bacon and mushrooms; serve immediately.

 

Steak and Kale Soup

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutrition Facts:

Ingredients:

  • 1, 1 lb package kale soup mix*
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 lb beef, cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves, whole
  • 6 cups beef stock
  • 1, 16 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1, 6 oz can tomato paste
  • ½ tsp dried oregano

*Ensure all kale, carrots, potatoes, and celery are cut into bite-sized chunks and onion is finely diced

Directions:

  1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl; toss steak in flour mixture to coat
  2. Heat oil 1 tbsp oil in soup pot over medium-high heat
  3. Add steak to pot and sprinkle any excess flour mixture over the top of the steak; sauté until steak is browned (about 5 minutes)
  4. Add beef stock and bay leaves to pot and bring to low boil; turn pot to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. 10 minutes before beef is finished, heat remaining 2 tbsp oil in frying pan over medium-high heat; reserve kale but stir fry remaining vegetables 5 minutes
  6. Add kale to pan and cook 2 more minutes
  7. Pour vegetables into soup and cook until vegetables are soft (about 15 minutes)

 

Zoodles with Red Lentil Marinara

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutrition Facts:

Ingredients:

  • 2, 1 lb packages zoodles
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 6 oz package chopped yellow onion
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 1, 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1, 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • ½ tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves, whole
  • Grated parmesan

Directions:

  1. In a large pot or sauce pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic and cook until onion becomes translucent (about 5 minutes)
  2. Add remaining ingredients to pot and stir to incorporate
  3. Heat until sauce comes to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until lentils become tender and sauce thickens (about 25 minutes)
  4. About 5 minutes before sauce finished, heat remaining 2 tbsp olive oil in large skillet over medium heat; add zoodles and toss until tender (about 3 minutes)
  5. Plate zoodles and top with pasta sauce, sprinkling parmesan over sauce

 

Spiralized Yam Pad Thai

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutrition Facts:

Ingredients:

  • 1, 1 lb package spiralized yams
  • 1 tbsp peanut or canola oil
  • 3 tbsp Pad Thai sauce
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup peanuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat; add spiralized yams and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown (about 8 minutes)
  2. While yam noodles cook, toast peanuts in a separate frying pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until peanuts turn slightly brown
  3. Mix peanut butter and Pad Thai sauce until combined
  4. Pour sauce on yam noodles and toss to coat
  5. Plate and top with peanuts; serve immediately

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

  • Bangerter Farms – Centerville

July 22

  • Bangerter Farms – Bountiful

July 29

  • McFarland – Centerville

August 5

  • Ogden Bay – Centerville

Click here to learn more about our growers.

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

  • Castle Valley Greenhouses – Cedar City

July 22

  • Castle Valley Greenhouses – Hurricane
  • Heirlooms & More – Richfield

July 29

  • Heirlooms & More – Cedar City
  • Castle Valley Greenhouses – St. George

August 12

  • Thayn Melons – Price

August 19

  • Yack Bros. Honey – Richfield

August 26

  • Thayn Melons – Richfield

September 2

  • Thayn Melons – Price

Click here to learn more about our growers.

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

  • Kuwahara Farms – Olympus

August 5

  • Bangerter Farms – Foothill

Click here to learn more about our growers.

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

  • Mountain View Mushrooms – Jeremy Ranch

July 22

  • McFarland – South Ogden

July 29

  • Kuwahara Farms – 21st Street

August 5

  • McFarland – Kaysville

August 12

  • Mountain View Mushrooms – Holladay

August 26

  • Kuwahara – 21st Street

September 2

  • Johnson Family Farms – Holladay

Click here to learn more about our growers.

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.

Packable Produce

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Most of us want to eat healthy lunches and, for those of us who have kids, that they are eating wholesome lunches as well.. The challenge is lunch is most often eaten at school or work leaving us with the option of packing a lunch or eating out. When packing a lunch for yourself, or your child, it can be hard to include healthy options that aren’t going to end up smashed in a backpack by lunchtime or falling apart in your work bag. We’re here to help with eight ideas for snacks with produce that are packable and will still be looking and tasting fresh by lunchtime with no refrigeration.

  1. Carrots

Your kids are free to sit on their carrots; and they will still taste great! Pair with hummus for a protein packed snack.

  1. Apples

Skip the banana that may be brown by lunch and opt for an apple. Slices won’t last as long as whole apples, but if you squeeze a little lemon juice on them when you slice it, it will keep them from going brown. Pair with peanut butter for a kid-friendly favorite.

  1. Grapes

Grapes are much more durable than berries and are great served at room temp. Try pairing them with cheese for a delicious snack.

  1. Lettuce:

The perfect solution to soggy and smashed sandwiches? Lettuce wraps!

  1. Asian Pear

Many pears  will end up bruised and battered in a pre-packed lunch, but Asian pairs have a texture more similar to apples and a tough skin making them ideal for packing.

  1. Oranges

Oranges are one of the most packable produce items because of their tough peel!

  1. Snap Peas

Perfect for dipping or snacking, snap peas can withstand even the roughest of backpacks.

  1. Clementines

Not only do they have a rough skin like oranges, they are the perfect packing size and are a great source of Vitamin C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun with pumpkins – no carving required

It’s officially fall which means pumpkin everything! We all look forward to the fun fall tradition of carving pumpkins. We have all done the carving and scooping out pumpkin seeds. We have all tried our hand at decorating the pumpkin with glitter, paint, fabric and much more. This year try a fresher take on pumpkin decorating. Grab some fresh produce from your refrigerator and start creating a produce pumpkin patch. Stop by our produce department to get beets, tomatoes, lettuce, ginger, apples and more to make funny fresh pumpkin faces.

Need some ideas to create your produce pumpkin? Try some of these suggestions.

  • Hair: lettuce, ginger, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro
  • Eyes: mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • Nose: ginger, mushrooms, tomatoes, radish, squash, garlic clove
  • Mouth: apples, beets, peppers, carrots, onions

Fun with Pumpkins-No carving required!

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It’s officially fall which means pumpkin everything! We all look forward to the fun fall tradition of carving pumpkins. We have all done the carving and scooping out pumpkin seeds. We have all tried our hand at decorating the pumpkin with glitter, paint, fabric and much more. This year try a fresher take on pumpkin decorating. Grab some fresh produce from your refrigerator and start creating a produce pumpkin patch. Stop by Macey’s to get beets, tomatoes, lettuce, ginger, apples and more to make funny fresh pumpkin faces.

Need some ideas to create your produce pumpkin? Try some of these suggestions.

  • Hair: lettuce, ginger, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro
  • Eyes: mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • Nose: ginger, mushrooms, tomatoes, radish, squash, garlic clove
  • Mouth: apples, beets, peppers, carrots, onions

 

Do you love peaches?

peaches

Do you love Utah local peaches?  This weeks our stores our featuring fresh peaches locally grown in Utah County by Mountainland Apples. They carry several varieties of the finest, freshest Peaches around from June Flame and Angelus, to Diamond Princess and O’Henry varieties. Their farmers use sustainable farming methods and take care to consistently produce high quality fruit. Their peaches are hand picked and delivered, from the farms just down the road.

Stop by today and pick up a 22 lb. box of ripe, delicious peaches for only $14.99!*

*Valid Monday, August 24, 2015 through Monday, August 31, 2015. Valid at Tooele, Richfield, Price and Overton Wednesday, August 26, 2015 through Wednesday, September 2, 2015.