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.