Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer twilight...

Isn't it hard to see this summer go?  Such an amazing season this has been!

We've had some deliveries this week - some new stuff you should know about! - and we need feedback on a few things.  Plus, there are some sales and events coming up this fall that you shouldn't miss...

We are completely restocked with Boar's Head, including a tortellini salad, for $5.99 a pound.  I'm planning on making a batch of potato salad and bean salad when we get there today, too!  We have been frantically perfecting our newest sandwiches, too - several new warm ones, just in time for cool evenings.  We've got some classic melts that are evolving, as well as a Medusa Ham and Cheese, topped with sliced Indian Ladder apples and honey mustard dressing.  We've also posted our version of a Philly cheesesteak, and a Medusa BLT featuring Wild Thymes moroccan mayonnaise!

United Natural Foods shipped in a ton of sale items this week, from a new Choice Tea - Green Gunpowder (and at a sale price of $3.82!), to all those gluten free pastas we've been discussing over at Facebook!  We got the Conte's Spinach and Cheese Ravioli (retailing for about $7.99 per bag) , as well as the Tinkyada pastas - Fusilli and Spaghetti, both with a sale price of $3.82 per pack.

We have a ton of Kettle chips in - including Sweet Onion in the 5 oz bag, for all those who've gotten hooked on those - as well as the Miquel's.  I was able to get Jim's coffee on sale, too - so if you come in for the Blend X (Witch's Brew) or the Sweet Love, the prices dropped.  There was also a request for Ian's Panko breadcrumbs - so that is on our shelves now, too.  (We are gonna need more shelf space very soon!)

And in honor of that sweet guy who dropped in last week and said I made his day by having Sonoma wraps (which I fell in love with, too - we're using them on the deli now!), I brought in multigrain and gluten free versions as well.  We also have a few extra cases of the Pirate brand stuff I have on the endcap as a back to school special - and I ordered some more essential oils, too...

Speaking of which...

If you are into essential oils, please give ours a try and leave me some feedback - I have been impressed with not only the quality assurance and testing of Aura Cacia's essential oils, but also that I was able to get us a nice selection for affordable prices.  There are cheaper ways of getting them, for sure, but I was trying to balance quality and affordability - so help me out here.

Similar to this dilemma is the ongoing Meadowbrook milk controversy.  Folks, they still refuse to deliver. This means that one of us has to ship milk over from Berne.  Not only is there the constant concern related to shipping milk in a warm car, but we cannot always guarentee we'll get it to the store in a timely manner, which has annoyed at least a few of you.  We are also quickly running out of room in our home refrigerator, as we're ordering upwards of 6 cases of milk a week.  Our solution?  We would like to try the Byrne Dairy in the glass bottles - Byrne will deliver and we are confident that they are supplying us with quality milk.  I need to know if this is going to be a deal breaker for many of you...

Lastly, I am trying to get deals on everything from meats and cheeses to dry grocery items - the economic news has been sobering lately, and I know a lot of folks are struggling.  As always, let me know if you've been looking for something and not located it, or if you just need it cheaper - I'll give it a try.  We'd like to do some special things around the upcoming holidays, so stay tuned!

My little ones are waking up, so this is the blog for the week, folks - stop in and chat with us - make suggestions, give feedback, we love to hear from you!  (Oh, and send some good wishes, would you? - I have 8 days to submit a final draft of my dissertation!)

1 comment:

  1. Hi April,
    It all sounds so good. I can't wait to come in and try it all :)