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May Produce Guide

May Produce Guide

Gone are the days of winter citrus and other chilly-season produce, and on to the days of fresh greens and tropical fruits. The freshest produce in May may seem like a strange combination, but it’s the best time to blend the sweet and tart flavors of more tropical fruits with home-style items like snap peas and squash. Try your hand at combining these fresh-as-can-be produce items in your weekday meals.



True-to-fruit-form, dried, or juiced, pineapples are a great source for magnesium and potassium. According to a variety of research, pineapple contributes to fantastic hair and increased energy.



Mangoes are a great fruit to add to nearly any fish-based dish. The acidity brings out the buttery goodness inside. Mangoes also decrease obesity and heart disease. It’s a #winwin. Check out our mango sticky rice recipe.

Snap Pea

Snap Peas

Snap peas are an excellent source of fiber, not to mention they are free of gluten, cholesterol and fat. Add these delicious peas to a stir fry or salad for all of these added benefits.


Summer Squash

Full of magnesium and fiber, summer squash is a great addition to any meal. Whether it is simply steamed and salted or baked with cheese, it’s the perfect addition to any summer meal.

All things vegetables with Augason Farms

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to all things vegetables! With winter finally behind us and spring in full swing, it’s a good time to start thinking about incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our diets. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits offers many benefits:

  • Having a diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke and protect against certain types of cancer
  • Vegetables and fruits high in fiber may reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • Vegetables and fruits rich in potassium may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and decrease bone loss
  • Switch out vegetables that are lower in calories per cup, instead of some higher-calorie food may be helpful to lower calorie intake

In this newsletter, you’ll find some of Augason Farm’s most popular vegetable products, tips and tricks to get your kids to eat more veggies and helpful information on starting your own spring garden.

Augason Farms Vegetables

When people think about emergency food storage, most tend to think about flour, sugar, potato gems and dehydrated meat, or lots of carbohydrate and protein products. But when you are building your food storage for a stockpile or your pantry, it’s important that you have fruits and vegetables for vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. However, storing fruits and vegetables can be difficult, and this is why Augason Farms offers freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables, along with vegetable seeds, to ensure you can have healthy foods on hand at all times!

Our dehydrated and freeze dried vegetables function as a great snack, can be a cheaper option for using veggies when they’re out of season and serve as an excellent source of nutrition following a major emergency. Plus, it’s a quick alternative to canning and freezing. Our team works to ensure that every vegetable we provide offers the highest nutritional benefit, with top-of-the-line flavor and quality. Here are some popular veggies products our customers love to have on hand:

Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Carrots – With all the same vitamins as fresh carrots, these are peeled and diced and ready to add to your favorite soups, salads or side dishes.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Cut Onions – A simple no-prep, no-tears way to add full-bodied flavor to soups, gravies and sauces. Just add water to make a rich, flavorful chicken broth.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Slices– Skip the prep work and add these hassle-free sliced potatoes to casseroles, soups, or potato salads.

Kids and Vegetables

Tips and tricks to get them to eat their greens

The biggest battle around the family dinner table usually centers on getting kids to eat—especially their vegetables. While the thought of getting children to try peas, Brussels sprouts or red bell peppers can seem daunting and nearly impossible, there are a few things that you can do to help your kids cultivate a positive experience with their food.

  • Be a good role model. Research shows that many kids tend to model their eating habits after their parents.
  • Enforce the one bite rule. Encourage your children to at least try any vegetables that are on their plate. They don’t have to like it, but they do have to try it.
  • Sneak the vegetables in. Children are more willing to eat their veggies if they’re found in a cheesy casserole or blended in a smoothie (fruit will always dominate the veggie flavors).
  • Feed them what they will eat. If your kids like tomatoes and baby carrots, always have some on hand. Serve them new vegetables with more familiar ones, so that even if they don’t like the new ones, you know that they will still eat something.

Spring Garden Tips and Tricks

The cold weather behind us, and summer is knocking on our door. Now is a great time to plant your spring garden with Augason Farms’ Vegetable Garden Seeds. These 13 hardy seed varieties are specially selected for their storage capability, first-rate flavor, and high yields and proven adaptable to almost any region. As you get prepped to plant your garden this year, here are a few suggestions to help you maximize your harvest:

  • Clear your garden and remove any debris from winter
  • Revitalize the soil by adding organic material like compost
  • Trim old plants so they’ll grow anew

As a special offer in May, our customers can buy 3 Augason Farms Vegetables and get $3 off! Be sure to check out all of the delicious vegetable products that Augason Farms has to offer. We only offer high-quality products, so you never have to be concerned over nutritional benefits. It’s our top priority to our customers.

Food Storage Club Newsletter- May 2016


Think vegetables! That’s our food storage message for this month.

Macey’s and Augason Farms team up in this pre-summer month of May (yes, some call it spring) to give a veggie boost to your emergency supply of food.

As kids, we all probably balked at vegetables. Kids just do. However as an adult, you’ve probably acquired a taste for some of those same vegetables you once resisted. It’s just human nature.

We all know and appreciate the crucial nutritional role of vegetables in our diet. They naturally complete any well-rounded meal, supplying nutrients and variety that we all need and want. For that reason, Macey’s dedicates a large portion of our store space to a wide variety of the very best and the freshest of nature’s bounty.

Of course, this is as true of emergency food storage as routine, daily meal prep. Our nutritional needs may even be greater during emergency situations that call for the use of stored foods, due to the added physical and emotional demands and stresses induced in periods of crisis.

So when it comes to food storage, we at Macey’s stock all of the Augason Farms long term storage vegetables for the same reasons. We know that no food storage plan is complete without the hearty goodness and nutritional wholesomeness of vegetables.

So, we make it easy to ensure that you have plenty of these natural wonders in your food storage. This entire month we’re offering Augason Farms vegetables at down-to-earth prices.

You’ll find all your perennial favorites, such as freeze dried Peas, Broccoli Florets and Sweet Corn. These are excellent as side dishes or in recipes, with all the real texture and sweetness of fresh veggies once reconstituted.

If you enjoy preparing recipes with tomatoes, you’ll want to get Tomato Powder for dishes that call for tomatoes. Easily reconstituted into tomato paste, tomato sauce and even tomato juice, it can be used in savory soups and stews, sauces and on meatloaf.

We also feature dehydrated items such as Chopped Onions, Cross Cut Celery, Diced Carrots and Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers for making sumptuous soups, salads, gravies, sauces, broths and side dishes with zest, color and flavor.

And for hearty side dishes or for use in recipes, there are a variety of dehydrated potato items such as Potato Dices for your favorite potato dishes; Potato Slices for hassle-free casseroles, soups or potato salads; Potato Gems that mix easily with water to make smooth, creamy, delicious mashed potatoes; or Potato Shreds for delicious hash browns and excellent skillet dishes, casseroles or for use in any recipe that calls for potatoes.

Spinach Flakes round out this month’s veggie offerings, perfect for adding to recipes such as minestrone soup, spinach soufflé or any vegetable dish.

Oh . . . and one more thing. The Augason Farms Vegetable Garden Seeds are a gallon can full of 13 vegetable varieties to provide storage of seeds for a post-disaster garden. These hardy seed varieties are specially selected for their storage capability, first-rate flavor, high yields and proven adaptable to almost any region. If cared for correctly, the seeds can remain stored in the container for many years and still retain their viability to produce quality, short-season vegetables. Even more importantly, these are non-hybrid or open pollinated seeds, sometimes called heirloom seeds, ideal for self-sufficiency in the wake of a major emergency.