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Eat More Color

Fresh fruit and vegetables are key to a healthy diet. Regularly consuming fresh fruits and vegetables has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and kidney stones. Aside from the great health benefits, they taste absolutely fantastic. Learn more about what is fresh and when it’s in season below.

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Tomato

The best tomatoes can be found during the months of May and October and is one of the most diverse fruits. They can be eaten whole, sliced, diced, purreed and more! Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, K and potassium, so get ready to enjoy all of health benefits that come from this acidic and versatile fruit.

Strawberries

Strawberry

Strawberries are a sweet fruit that grow back every single year- as they are perennial plants. They contain tons of vitamin C and antioxidants to help boost your immune system and keep you looking fresh. Enjoy these in a jam, pie or with sugar and cream.

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Orange

Enjoy the ripest oranges when most fruits are off season (December through March) fresh, in a marmalade or dried simply for the scent. To boost your immune system during cold and flu season, be sure to eat a lot of oranges. They are full of vitamin C and other great nutrients.

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Cantaloupe

The best and sweetest cantaloupes can be found June through August. These have an incredibly long growing time, about 90 days, so it’s key to get these while they are perfectly in season. Cantaloupes are full of vitamin C, A and loaded with potassium.

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Banana

As you may or may not know, humans share about 50% of DNA with bananas. Though bananas are not intelligent beings, they are full of fiber, so they will keep you full for a longer time. Bananas are unique in that they can be used as a substitute for eggs in baking.

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Bell Pepper

Bell peppers come in a variety of colors and have delightfully specific flavors for each color. Bell peppers are commonly found in fajitas, stuffed or in a variety of casseroles.

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Lime

A single lime has the power to change the flavor of any dish drastically. It is often used in fresh guacamole, but you can add it to nearly any dish. Though limes are 88% water, they contain a significant amount of vitamin C to help you boost your immune system.

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Spinach

Did you know spinach has a season? Find the best and freshest spinach from March to June. Spinach is rich in protein, calcium, iron and more! This super food is great for adding to any dish or consuming raw.

cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage, specifically purple cabbage, contains more vitamin C than any other color of cabbage. It is also fat free and cholesterol free. Enjoy cabbage in egg rolls, in a slaw or a stir-fry.

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Blueberry

Blueberries can be found all year long and are a great addition to any dish needing a burst of sweetness. Blueberries are likely the most well known superfood, are low in calorie, and contain a ton of fiber.

Stokes App

Stokes Digital Enhancements

Stokes App

Planning for and saving on your grocery shopping has never been easier. The Stokes team has been hard at work looking for ways to help you better use our website, app,  digital ads and all the benefits and perks associated with them. Based on your feedback, we have made a variety of updates to each platform to help you have the best grocery shopping planning experience around.

At the heart of the improvements is the ability to use one username and password across each platform from the website, app, rewards and digital coupons and ad experience. This feature means no more trying to remember multiple usernames and passwords, saving you time and creating a better experience.

Not only have we made signing in easy, we’ve improved aspects of all of our digital experiences.

Websites
The first time you visit our updated website, you’ll need to re-register your account so it can be updated to the one username and one password program and our new website experience. Don’t worry! You won’t lose any of your points, wallet credits or saved coupons as long as you use the same phone number connected to your original account. Once you log in, you can move from page to page without being asked to sign in again regardless if you’re checking your points or looking for coupons.

This makes managing your rewards account much easier. Once you are signed into the site, you can instantly see your points, special offers and other benefits of being a Stokes Rewards member. Stokes partnered with Accelitec to bring Stokes Rewards to life several years ago. The tech company was instrumental in helping make the website integrations needed to create a smoother user experience.

“We are very pleased by the successful collaboration with AFS and the other partners on this cutting-edge project,” said Amy Iversen, Director of Customer Experience, at Accelitec. “We look forward to our continued partnership with AFS to deliver superior experiences to their customers.”

The new digital coupons experience on the Stokes website is easier than ever to use and is tied directly to your account. Coupons are now organized by category. When we have special events at the store, we’ll create a separate category for those coupons, making it simple to find the coupons that matter most to you. To use our digital coupons, simply visit the Digital Coupons section of our website, select the coupons you want, save them and then go shopping. Every coupon you add to your account is automatically applied when you check out so you don’t’ have to remember to clip them and bring them with you. We partnered with YouTech to provide digital coupons for the products shoppers love.

Store App
Available through the App and Play Stores, the Stokes app makes planning and shopping with us a breeze. Like our website, when you log into the app with your updated username and password, you’ll discover a variety of enhancements. We’ve made it super easy to browse our ad, digital coupons, recipes and add all of these items to one convenient shopping list right on your phone, making it so you never forget your list when you get to the store. The improved app was designed through a partnership with BRdata.

Our improved app provides an intuitive digital coupons experience. The organization from the website extends to the app, so you can quickly brows through dozens of national brand and store coupons to find the savings you’re looking for. You can browse coupons, save them and view your saved coupons all within the app. Over time, our coupons will learn your preferences and will bring the coupons you want most front and center.

Within the app, you can also browse our ads, look for items that matter most to your family and add them to your shopping list simply by tapping on them, ensuring you never miss out on a promotion or special deal.

Digital Ad
Our digital ad provides a new experience that is guaranteed to make shopping more enjoyable. We partnered with our digital ad provider eComSystems to add nutritional attributes to our ads to help you make smarter buying decisions. Even more exciting, we’ve included the ability to easily view and add digital coupons right from the ad. Saving has never been easier.

Our digital experience does not end here. We have many enhanced and new features planned for guests that we will be rolling out soon!

Our digital ad is better than ever. We’ve added nutritional attributes to our ads to help you make better buying decisions. Even more exciting, we’ve given shoppers the ability to easily view and add digital coupons right from the ad. Savings has never been easier.

Partners
We would like to thank all of the technology partners we have worked with to build this experience for our shoppers. They are awesome partners and we look forward to continuing to improve our digital planning and shopping experiences.

We want to recognize the following partners for the commitment they have shown to building a fully-integrated, amazing experience for our shoppers:

  • Accelitec – rewards
  • BRdata – store app
  • eCom Systems – digital ad
  • You Technologies – digital coupons

More to Come
Our journey does not end here. This is a major step for our company; however, we have many enhanced or new features planned for our digital experiences. Also, we will be working closely with our shoppers to help solve their grocery shopping needs.