Tag Archives: june

Camping & Summer Travel with Augason Farms


Carefree traveling doesn’t mean caution-free traveling. Emergencies can, and often do, occur while you are on the road and far away from home. Taking a small amount of time to do your homework before you set out may pay off in a big way if you encounter an emergency situation. Below are a handful great tips as well as links to go-to experts in the field of having fun…safely.

Going Camping?

Proper preparation and planning is half the battle when facing an emergency situation in the great outdoors. The US Forest Service lists “traveling with a companion” at the top of their list of outdoor safety tips. And, it’s a critical one. Emergencies can be as simple as spraining an ankle which can render a hiker immobile, especially on rough terrain.  Be sure to visit https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/safety/safety.shtml to brush up on all of their excellent tips for outdoor adventures.

Heading to the Beach?  

Take time to scan the beach for critical safety information before staking a claim on your beach space. Most public beaches post beach rules, safety and warning signs, and/or color-coded warning flags.  Visit https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/12814-the-complete-list-of-beach-flags-and-warning-signals to become familiar with the color coding warning flags, as they are not accompanied with explanatory text. On this site you will also find examples of safety and warning signs, many of which are universally recognized.

Traveling Overseas?

Here’s a tip that you may not have thought of: always take a business card from the front desk of your hotel. That way, if you ever get lost, you have the name and address of the hotel in the local language.  Great advice. It’s what Travel & Leisure listed at the top of their “12 Tips to Make International Travel Easier” blog. They also suggest checking the State Department’s travel warnings and alerts as well as printing out the address and contact information of the local embassy (don’t rely on having access to the internet). Check out their remaining tips here: http://www.travelandleisure.com/blogs/12-tips-to-make-international-travel-easier.  It’s well worth your time if you’re internationally bound.

Whether you travel far and wide, or a few hours away, take into consideration these additional tips:

Medical Services. Review your insurance policy ahead of time so you are familiar with service providers and medical facilities that are covered out of state or out of country. Be sure to find out where they are located, phone numbers, and hours of operation. It’s a good idea to write these down just in case internet service is compromised.

Water. This is arguably the most important commodity in an emergency. No matter where you travel, pack an empty, lightweight water filtration bottle in each of your family member’s travel bag. They’re easy to pack and are a wise alternative to plastic water bottles which, as you know, won’t make it past security checkpoints. Also keep in mind that drinking fountains are highly regulated in most places and can provide safe, clean sources of water. (Mobile apps have even been developed to assist you in finding nearby drinking fountains.)

Food.  This is tricky, especially if you’re traveling a significant distance or internationally. If you’re traveling in a vehicle, don’t leave home without an emergency food supply [link to 72-hour emergency pail]. This will keep you nourished if you have a breakdown or make a wrong turn.  If you are traveling by air, you can easily pack freeze dried fruits [link to freeze dried strawberry slices] and granola in airtight snack bags. You’ll have great tasting nutrition whether you get stuck in the airport, on the tarmac, or circling to land. These snack bags are also good to have once you’re on the ground and waiting for a taxi or trying to get your bearings in an unfamiliar city.

Staying Connected.  Since communication is all-important during emergencies, mobile phones are likely the best life-saving device you can own. Not only can they serve as radios and sources of information, you can load them up with apps from alert-services to shelter maps. Be sure to check with your mobile provider to see if you’ll have service in the country you’re traveling to. Roaming charges can be expensive, but a high phone bill is worth it if it keeps you safe. Don’t forget an extra phone charger.

Radio Access: Take a minute to go online and search for local radio frequencies that will provide critical emergency notifications and updates. Again, it’s wise to make a written note…just in case.

Documentation. Take written lists of your prescription medications, jot down insurance company contacts, and take copies of important documents such as passports and birth certificates.  Alternatively, upload them to your own secure cloud server as backup. Whether digitally or electronically, always keep these within close reach no matter where in the world you are. Don’t forget that an easy way to digitally store important documents is to simply take a picture.

We think it’s worth repeating the “Know Before You Go” adage as we wrap up this blog because…it just can’t be emphasized enough.

Happy and safe travels this summer!

Win a free grill!

The warm weather is here and it’s time to light up those grills! Summer is not complete without gatherings of friends and family around deliciously grilled meals.

This summer you can win a FREE Char-Broil 4-burner propane grill with every $25 purchase using your Macey’s Perks account. Earn entries June 12th-June 29th, 2017. Winners will be selected and notified via phone or email by July 1st just in time for your Independence Day celebrations.

Happy grilling!

For complete terms click here.


Summertime with Augason Farms

It’s summertime! That means it’s time for vacations, trips to the beach or the pool and a lot of family time. It also means it’s time to ditch the layers and wear lighter clothing like swim suits and shorts, and we know you want to look your best. The fact of the matter is that healthy, strong bodies are made just as much in the kitchen as the place wherever you choose to sweat. So this newsletter is dedicated to tips and tricks to have a healthy and delicious summer with Augason Farms products.

To help you get started, Augason Farms is offering a special promotion: Buy one dairy and fruit item, save $2 on Muscle Milk protein powder.

It Starts With Breakfast

There’s a reason they call breakfast the most important meal of the day—it sets the tone for the rest of your day. For a nutritious and satisfying breakfast, nutritionists agree that your meal should contain fruits or vegetables, low-fat protein, dairy and whole grains. The protein and whole grains will provide you with the energy you need to get through the morning, while the fiber found in fruits will keep you feeling fuller for longer. This recipe for breakfast success can also help you concentrate and can help keep the kids from bugging you for a snack an hour later!

A great way fill all of these requirements is by making a smoothie. Smoothies are perfect for breakfast because they are quick, totally customizable and portable. We’ve included a few of our favorite recipes to give you some ideas.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This sweet and salty smoothie is rich and creamy and packs a protein punch.

In a blender, mix together:

  • ¼ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana*
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Augason Farms Peanut Butter Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

*Frozen bananas are a great way to create a cold and creamy texture. For quick smoothie prep, chop up several bananas at once and separate into Ziploc bags to stick in the freezer.

Very Berry Crunchy Smoothie

This yummy, sweet smoothie is full of antioxidants and fiber to keep you going all morning.

In a blender, mix together:

  • ¼ c. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Peanut Butter Powder
  • A sprinkle of Augason Farms Honey Powder

Once combined and poured into a glass, top with Augason Farms Super Nutty Granola.

Products To Keep You On Track

The trick to consistently eating healthy is to keep a lot of good options on hand that are easy to prepare. Otherwise, the nearest drive-thru restaurant will start looking really convenient all too often. Augason Farms food storage products are great to keep on hand for this very reason. All of our fruits and vegetables are preserved in a way that they maintain the most nutritional value. Here are a few of our most popular items, and ways you can use them every day.

Augason Farms Morning Moo’s Milk Alternative – No milk on hand? No problem! With our Morning Moo’s low fat milk alternative, you have a shelf-stable milk alternative at a moment’s notice for smoothies and so much more. This whey-based beverage tastes and looks like 2% milk, with all the calcium and vitamins, too.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Peanut Butter Powder – Peanut butter is a staple for any health-conscious pantry. It’s rich in protein and satisfying, so it can help you feel fuller for longer. Also, it just tastes really good! For a yummy treat your kids will love, sprinkle some peanut butter powder into some vanilla Greek yogurt and top with mini chocolate chips. It’s also great to add into your smoothies and won’t create the mess that regular peanut butter can.

Augason Farms Freeze Dried Berries Variety 3-Pack – Many fitness experts and nutritionists agree that berries should be an everyday staple in our diets. Berries are rich in natural antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, but they can spoil quickly. Freeze dried berries are a great solution! Rehydrate the raspberries, strawberries or blueberries to use in your favorite fruit recipes, or right out of the can to add to breakfast cereals, yogurt of blended into smoothies. Keep some in your backpack or purse to edge of your afternoon sugar cravings.

With Augason Farms, eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Take the time to plan and prepare your snacks and meals ahead of time, so that better choices are always accessible to you and your family when hunger strikes. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.

Food Storage Club June 2016 Newsletter


Food storage professionals tell us that you should store what you typically eat. And that only makes sense.

While most any food may keep you alive in an emergency, common sense tells you to store things you normally eat to make the ordeal less traumatic. Creating such normalcy in a crisis is vital, the pros say.

Imagine yourself and your family in a crisis situation. We can all picture it. Maybe the power is out for several days . . . or longer. Maybe the roads have been closed, due to flooding or another natural disaster. Maybe you’ve been snowed in or stranded because of extreme weather. In any case, you can’t get to the grocery store, so you must depend on what you have on hand.

If you’ve stored things you and your family like to eat, that part of your otherwise traumatic experience will seem more normal, more comforting. Nothing is as reassuring as a full tummy. It can instill feelings of security and well-being when all else around you is in chaos and challenging, as is the case in every emergency. This comforting feeling is further heightened if what you’re eating are your favorites, the things you typically prefer to eat.

So, Macey’s and Augason Farms want you to take a hard look at your food storage to see if you’ve been true to this vital principle. If you have yet to begin a food storage program, this would be an ideal time and way to start.

Some of the most appreciated things in our daily diet are dairy products. We at Macey’s are well aware of our customers’ preferences. So this month we’re featuring the most popular dairy products in the Augason Farms product line.

Milk, butter and cheese, and are primary components of the American diet. So, they should be well represented in your storage.

For milk, Augason Farms offers Country Fresh, a nonfat dry milk. This is as close as it gets to the real thing because it’s made from whole cow’s milk. It’s an economical alternative to whole milk, high in calcium and fortified with vitamins A and D. Country Fresh is perfect for baking because it helps enhance baked items, giving them that wonderful golden brown look. It also retains moisture, so it improves the structure of baked goods and keeps them fresh longer.

For butter, Augason Farms suggests their amazing Food Storage Butter Powder. It’s appropriate for use in any recipe that calls for butter. Useful, versatile and flavorful, Butter Powder can be used in soups, sauces and candies— virtually any recipe that calls for regular butter. It’s made from real, sweet cream butter. Many cooks prefer it for everyday cooking because it’s dehydrated, allowing it to blend in smoothly and easily, mixing directly into the dry ingredients of any recipe. It doesn’t clump, it’s easier to measure and handle, and it has a much longer shelf life.

For cheese, Augason Farms recommends Cheese Blend Powder. It’s ideal for making the creamiest cheese sauces, fondues and dips, the tastiest salad dressings, casseroles, soups and spreads. Almost any side dish or entrée is enriched with the robust flavor and creamy texture of Cheese Blend Powder. For example, it lends a savory, cheesy flavor to macaroni & cheese, an all-time favorite.

For those of you who are looking for a milk alternative, Augason Farms created two whey-based beverages: Moo’s Regular and Moo’s Chocolate.

Moo’s Regular is as delicious as it is nutritious. It looks and tastes like milk, with calcium and added vitamins comparable to 2% milk. It is perfect for drinking or for use any recipe that calls for milk.  Morning Moo’s also serves as an excellent substitute for light cream, requiring only half the recommended water. And here’s an added bonus: Moo’s Regular is well suited for making those sumptuous and healthful smoothies your family loves. Just blend in your favorite Augason Farms dried or freeze dried fruit.

Moo’s Chocolate may be the most delicious chocolate drink you’ve ever tried. Fortified with Vitamins A and D, most people describe it as richer and thicker than regular chocolate milk. Serve Moo’s Chocolate chilled for an amazing taste treat.

Perhaps the best part is that in June, we’re offering discounts up to 40% on these exceptional products. Don’t miss out on these fabulous savings.

Oh . . . and one more thing. Macey’s features Live Prepared’s National Geographic food pouches and gear for those of you who are planning outdoor activities this summer. Not only are these quick and easy-to-prepare meals good for emergency food storage, they are perfect for outdoor camping and backpacking excursions—anytime and anyplace you might go this summer—because all you do is add hot water to make a sumptuous, nutritious and satisfying meal.

We invite you to look over the Live Prepared offerings in the food storage isle in your favorite Macey’s store, right alongside the great Augason Farms products, because they will feature a 10% price discount this month only.

There are a variety of nourishing and easy-to-fix meals from Live Prepared that require neither refrigeration nor special preparation, making them perfect for outdoor activities. Simply pick the kits that you feel will suffice for your needs.

Live Prepared also offers needful tools for outdoor use: for example, water filtration bottles that can filter up to 100 gallons of water while removing 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, allowing you to use otherwise questionable water sources in the wilds, and no one should be without their fire starter for easily making a campfire to cook and to stay warm out there.

Please remember this: Macey’s, Augason Farms and Live Prepared regularly team up to discount emergency food and survival food items in order to help you save as you stock up on your food storage.

Macey’s Employee Spotlight- June 2015

Welcome to Macey’s Employee Spotlight. The Employee Spotlight is a great opportunity to recognize the amazing employees that help make Macey’s a great place to shop and work.


June 2015

This month’s Employee Spotlight is on Alec Noble, Front End Clerk at Macey’s West Jordan.

Alec has been with Macey’s only one year but has already managed to win over everyone around him. His charismatic personality and humble nature make him a favorite among team members and guests. Congratulations to Alec Noble, Macey’s June Spotlight of the month!

Alec did not work in grocery prior to joining Macey’s but has quickly adapted to the fast-paced grocery environment. Alec started as a checker but recently added customer service as another role. This role fits him as he enjoys solving problems and interacting with the guests.

“Alec walks by and makes me smile. He has the ability to see things before they happen and his sense of urgency is commendable.  He has what it takes to really go far, “said Amy Street, Store Director of Macey’s West Jordan.

Alec is currently finishing high school and excited to finally graduate in June. He plans to apply for either BYU or USU after his mission. He knows that both school locations have Macey’s nearby and might consider working there while in school.

Although Alec doesn’t recognize it himself, he is always going above and beyond to help guests. One recent example involved an elderly couple and their cart. An elderly couple couldn’t get two carts unstuck so they were shopping with two carts stuck together. Alec noticed this and ran up to help them separate their carts. Its small acts like this that reiterate the “happy shopping” value that Macey’s lives by.

To make your Macey’s shopping experience easier; Alec suggests getting to know the team members. The team members are there to help you answer questions and find items. Alec also suggests trying Macey’s potato chips. “You get a pound of chips for a reasonable price, making them a great value. “


Caring for Kids


Caring for Kids
Primary Children’s Fundraiser
June 1- June 20


Help a Local Child
Since 1985, Macey’s has had a long-standing relationship with Primary Children’s Hospital—helping local children with charity care and other important hospital needs. We invite our guests to give back to local kids by donating to Primary Children’s now through June 20. Tell your cashier you’d like to make a donation today!

Donate and Win an iPad Air 2
We would like to thank the following participating vendors for their sponsorship and donation to Primary Children’s Hospital. When you purchase one of the featured vendor products (look for the caring for kids tag identifying the appropriate items) or purchase a Primary Children’s icon at checkout, you’ll be entered to win an iPad Air 2! No purchase is necessary. Terms and condition apply.


See some of the many ways Primary Children’s is helping local kids

Join us for a FREE doughnut!


Join us for a FREE Doughnut!

Join Macey’s in celebrating national doughnut day with free glazed doughnuts from 8:00 a.m. –  Noon on Friday, June 5 with any purchase.  Macey’s doughnuts are scratch-baked and oh so delicious! Come in and enjoy one on us!

 How did it begin?

In 1938, 77-years ago, the day dedicated to all things doughnuts began.  Every year on the first Friday in June, we celebrate the wonderful doughnut. Whether you enjoy it in the morning with your coffee, after lunch as a treat or at midnight when you’re craving something sweet, the doughnut has come a long way over the years. Doughnuts are no longer just fried dough covered in a glaze—they’ve expanded to include  multiple  flavors and profiles. From adding  delicious toppings like bacon, cereal or Oreo’s, to new and exciting frostings and fillings—there is no limit to what can be created.

Ode to Macey’s Doughnut

Macey’s doughnut
Scratch-baked every day
So fresh and sweet
You can’t stay away

A new doughnut every month
You must try them all
Tasty any time of day
In the winter, spring, summer or fall

When you walk into Macey’s
You’ll be hit with the wonderful doughnut smell
Head over to the bakery
Once you have one, you’ll be under our spell