By Richie Snyder • Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Conventional Pennsylvania Yellow and White Peaches!
New Local Flower Bouquets, every week!
Eco-Grown Sweet Corn – Black Horse Farm
Eco-Grown Mini Cucumbers – Radicle Farms
Eco-Grown 5# Empire Apples – Grenier Farms
Eco-Grown 5# Cripps Pink Apples – Grenier Farms
Eco-Grown Blueberry Pints – Black Horse Farms
Eco-Grown Strawberry Pints – Black Horse Farms
Organic Green Cabbage – Hepworth Farm
Organic Napa Cabbage – Hepworth Farm
Organic Red Cabbage – Hepworth Farm
Organic Mixed (Calliope, Italian, Graffiti) Eggplant – Stoneledge Farm
Organic Swiss Rainbow Chard – Stoneledge Farm
Grocery & Refrigerated:
Love Grace Juices: A new Juice line out of NYC. USDA Organic, Cold-Pressed, Vegan, GF, Non-GMO Verified, etc. There’s 3 types, Cold pressed, energy, and elixir.
Sambozan Acai Juices: 100% Acai, Supergreen, Rio Energy and Mango Passion Fruit
Mt. Sterling Creamery Feta: New feta cheese
Vita Coco Organic Coconut Water: A new line of coconut water
Three Twins Sundae Cones: Two options(both organic) – a three pack, or we have them single serve.
Mikey’s Muffins: Paleo, GF, DF, SF, Grain Free.
Simple Mills: Cake frosting with two basic flavors – chocolate, vanilla.
Bob’s Red Mill: Organic option available in their oats line.
Schlotterbeck & Foss: Fish accoutrements will be added to the condiments set with the cocktail and tartar sauces.
Enviro Kidz: Organic instant oatmeal will be new for the instant oatmeal set, three flavors.
Catskill Provisions: New local provider of honey and maple syrup.
Beer & Wine: Wellness:
Olde Saratoga Brewing Co Session IPA cans
Miller Lite 9 pack 16 oz aluminum bottles
Oskar Blues Priscilla
Crabbies Raspberry Cider
Nature Brewing Annie
Wine: 90 Plus Malbec 1.5 Liter
Wine: Saratoga Winery Whitney’s White
Wine: Antugnac Chardonnay
Wine: Broadbent Vinho Verde
Wine: Inama Soave
Wine: Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon
By Katy Kent • Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Fresh Kids is a new line of kids snack foods, and we will be starting out with the classic pretzel stick trays.
Happy SnacksMore nostalgia, we will have the all natural version of animal crackers in the circus box
Navitas now makes nutrition bars, so we will give them a shot. Super cacao cranberry bar, goji acai bar, hemp pnut butter bar, maca maple bar.
Simply Organic has several new dip mixes to add to that line in the spices set. Chipotle ranch dip mix, onion & chive dip mix, wicked aioli dip mix, mild taco dip mix, garlic hummus dip mix
Woebers, a classic deli brand, has gone organic. We will be carrying the spicy brown, and supreme deli mustard.
King Arthur has introduced several new products this summer. We will be carrying the “measure for measure” gf flour and 4 new baking mixes. favorite chocolate chip cookie mix, sour cream coffee cake mix, cinnamon sugar muffin mix, vanilla bean cheesecake mix.
Grandy Oats has a new line of paleo friendly granolas coming out under the brand Coconola.
Jamtastic pineapple jalapeno jam will be replacing the raspberry currant option.
Citizen Cider has a new flavor of the non-alcoholic Citizen Sweet product with Sour Cherry Apple.
Vermont Coffee Co has a new coffee for the bulk department – Ralston Roast.
Eco-Grown Green Beans – Lewis Creek Farm
Eco-Grown Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes – Half Pint Farm
Eco-Grown Heirloom Tomatoes – Half Pint Farm
Organic Fresh Shallots – Pete’s Greens
Organic Tomatillos – Pete’s Greens
Organic Mixed Cherry Tomatoes – Four Pillars Farm
Organic Sweet Corn – Full Moon Farm
Organic Red Cabbage – Full Moon Farm
Organic Orange and Purple Carrots – Full Moon Farm
Organic Fresh Garlic – Last Resort Farm
Organic Heirloom Tomatoes – Last Resort Farm
Organic Mixed New Potatoes – Last Resort Farm
Organic Black and Red Currants – Last Resort Farm
Organic Gold, Chioggia, and Cylindra Beets – Purinton Gardens
Organic Arrowhead Cabbage – Purinton Gardens
Organic Blueberries – Adam’s Berry Farm
Organic Cauliflower – Burnt Rock Farm
Organic Eggplant – Burnt Rock Farm
Organic Cucumbers – Diggers’ Mirth
Organic Pickling Cucumbers – Diggers’ Mirth
Organic Red Beets – Diggers’ Mirth
Joes Kitchen Soups: I’ve had a lot of people asking about this line. We use to carry them but I got rid of them when I first started working here. They have been getting request from people on where to buy it in this area. The closest place is Hunger Mountain. I decided to give them another shot in a limited capacity. Were only doing 4 soups: Carrot Ginger, Farm Pho, Ginger Chix, and Poblano Quinoa. 3 sauces: Chimichurri, Chermoulah, Fresh Salsa. A side note, our house marinated skirt steak grilled up sliced thin, Vermont Tortilla Company tortillas, some heirloom tomatoes diced, topped with Joe’s Chimichurri makes for a great street taco.
Almond Dream Yogurt: Another option our guests having been asking for. We now have Almond milk base yogurt. We’ll start with Vanilla, Plain, and Coconut. Can be found over by the other Non Dairy Yogurt.
Jenis Sweet Corn & Black Raspberries– I don’t need to go into much detail. It’s Jenis, it’s banging! Check out their blog on how they make this https://jenis.com/blog/sweet-corn-black-raspberries/ pretty cool.
Nona Lim Soups, Broths, and Noodles We’ll be bring in their Tomato Soup, Zucchini Soup, Thai Curry Lime Broth, and the Tokyo Ramen. Can be found by the tofu and miso.
Vermont Tortilla Company 4″ tortillas
Ripple Milk Pea Plant Protein based, milk, that actually taste like cow milk. We got the Vanilla and Chocolate today, still waiting to get the Regular and Unsweetened.
Running Stone Bread: line extension with 2 new breads: mountain & backcountry loaf (gluten-free):
Adam describes it here:
“I’m also working on a very unique *made without gluten* bread. It is made with organic seeds(sunflower, flax, pumpkin, sesame, chia) and rolled oats…no flour.”
By Taste Maker • Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
One of the many reasons we do all of our shopping for cooking classes at Healthy Living is the gorgeous produce. Especially this time of year, the local goods are pouring in and we can count on Healthy Living to have a huge local selection with the most beautiful products.
We have been especially excited to see local tomatoes coming in! Tomato season is something we wait for all year long and we like to make the most of it by trying new tomato recipes and having fun in the kitchen! We have this special recipe to share with you that we made recently in an Indian cooking class. This tomato chutney is mind-blowingly delicious…so whether you want to hold on to this recipe for when the tomatoes are in full force or make an Indian feast today, it is well worth the effort!
1 head garlic, peeled,coarsely chopped
1 piece fresh ginger, about 2 inches long,1 inch thick and 1 inch wide,peeled and coarsely chopped
1 1⁄2 cups red wine vinegar
2 lbs fresh tomatoes
1 1⁄2 cups sugar
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1⁄8-1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (personal preference)
2 tablespoons golden raisins
2 tablespoons blanched slivered almonds
Put the chopped garlic, ginger and 1/2 cup of the vinegar into the container of an electric blender and blend at high speed until smooth.
Grate the tomatoes with a cheese grater into a 4-quart, heavy-bottomed pot with non-metallic finish, leaving the skin behind. Add the rest of the vinegar, the sugar, salt and cayenne pepper (or, if you prefer, add the cayenne at the end, a little at a time, stirring and tasting as you do so).
Bring to a boil. Add puree from blender. Lower heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until chutney becomes thick. (A film should cling to a spoon dipped in it.) Stir occasionally at first, and more frequently later as it thickens.
You may need to lower the heat as the liquid diminishes.
You should end up with 2 1/2 cups of chutney, and it should be at least as thick as honey after it cools.
If the tomatoes you used have a lot of liquid in them, a longer cooking time may be required, resulting in a little less chutney.
Add the almonds and the raisins. Simmer, stirring, another 5 minutes. Turn heat off and allow to cool.
Bottle. Keep refrigerated.
This post was written by Healthy Living Taste Maker Courtny Contos, owner of Chef Contos Kitchen and Store in Shelburne, Vermont.
By Richie Snyder • Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Eco-Grown Fennel Bunches: Tangleroot Farm
Organic Mixed Cherry Tomato Pints: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Sungold Cherry Tomato Pints: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Purple Basil: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Cucumbers: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Mixed Scallion Bunches: Juniper Hill Farm
Native Farm Flowers: Mason Jar Bouquets
Grocery & Refrigerated:
Backyard Food Co: Pickles! We’re starting with 3 items in the line
Saratoga Water: Canned option of flavored sparkling water available in four packs
Maple Hill Creamery Grass Fed Cheeses: 3 flavors: One Year Cheddar, Stone Creek Cheddar, and Dharma Lea Dutch(Gouda). It can be found in the cheese case where the Cabot cheese is.
Kevita Master Brew Kombucha: I’ve been trying to get these new line extensions for a while. All 3 of these flavors are great. They definitely have that classic vinegar flavor that most traditional flavor that kombucha should have. There’s 3 flavors: Mango Habanero, Dragonfruit Lemongrass, and Citrus.
Live Drinking Vinegars: A new line from the brand that makes the Kombuhca Sodas. This line does a lot better in NY than it did in VT so we’ll try it out over there. There’s 4 flavors: Pomegranate & Elderberry, Blueberry & Ginger, Tart Cherry, and Concord Grape. These can be slotted in Kombucha or Probiotic set.
Joan’s GF Great Bakes: A line of GF products that I’ve been getting request for. I’m not too crazy at the price point but who knows. There’s 3 skus: Corn toaster muffins, English Muffins, and Multigrain English Muffins.
Beer & Wine:
Genesee Cream Ale 12 pack
Stone Go To IPA 16oz cans
Bells Poolside Ale
Bells Quinannan Falls
Wine: Josef Spreitzer Estate Riesling Trocken
Wine: Peffingen Estate Dry Riesling
By Saratoga Beer and Wine Manager • Monday, July 11th, 2016
Rich and Tara Nimmo had always dreamed of turning their favorite basement hobby into a full fledged business endeavor. It was their tradition each year to unveil each new batch of homemade wine at their annual New Years Eve celebration. As interest in their handcrafted products began to grow, Rich and Tara assured their loyal following that a winery would one day open… when the time was right.
After a diagnosis of a life threatening illness, Rich realized that the right time was right now. Rich and Tara sought out a rundown farm stand on the outskirts of Saratoga Springs and began renovating the space inch by inch. Rich was declared cancer free a year to the day that the doors of The Saratoga Winery opened. The business has continued to flourish under the direction and hard work of both Rich and Tara and has blossomed into a favorite pit stop for locals and tourists alike.
Sourced from top vineyards in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Saratoga Winery produces affordable yet high quality wines adorned with eye catching labels featuring local artwork and photographs, mostly themed around the race track and Saratoga Springs. The tasting bar features beautiful woodwork with a warm, Adirondack feel complimented by local products, local musicians and the spirit of Rich and Tara.
You can now enjoy both Saratoga White & Saratoga Red as the newest additions to our Local Wines selection at Divine Wines.
Lightly sweet and perfectly smooth, Saratoga White features 100% Cayuga grape and offers a delicate ripe red raspberry flavor with a lingering finish. The perfect Summer sipping wine!
A medium bodied, full flavored blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Lemberger grapes. Black fruits compliment tones of pomegranate and hints of black pepper making this the perfect food-friendly wine for pairing with a variety of dishes!
Come in and grab a bottle and let us know what you think of it!
-Kelsey, Divine Wines
By Katy Lesser • Friday, July 8th, 2016
Driving in this morning, I just had to get out of my car and take pictures of our magical gardens at Healthy Living. Instead of the usual corporate landscaping, we choose to work with Vermont Edible Landscapes, the brainchild of Meghan Giroux. Here’s Meg hard at work in one of our gardens. Over the years, we’ve expanded our work to include that amazing entry garden as well as several of our “island” gardens. And in the coming years, we will have Meg do more work.
Take a stroll around and you’ll see the exquisite detail she puts into her work. Ours is a parking lot that’s rare to behold!
By Katy Kent • Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
River Berry Farm Organic Strawberries. Arriving 6/25: Organic Zucchini, Organic Yellow Squash
Owl Energy Bar has a new flavor – cherry almond.
Dang onion chips will be available at a Healthy Living near you. Only the sea salt is available right now.
Lemon Fair Honeyworks honey from Cornwall, VT. We will have 2 sizes to start, then the combed honey when it becomes available later in the summer.
Paqui hot pepper tortilla chips caused quite the excitement last week when the samples were devoured by staff, so both stores will be giving them a shot. Flavors: ghost pepper, very verde, grilled habanero, and roasted jalapeno.
Salud now has 4 packs available of their refreshing sparkling fruit beverages. Fruit punch, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin.
Organic Blueberries – Dwight Miller Farm
Organic New Potatoes, Red, White, and Blue – The Last Resort Farm
Organic Gooseberries – The Last Resort Farm
Organic Broccoli – Full Moon Farm, Pitchfork Farm
Eco Grown Snap Peas – Lewis Creek Farm
Organic Green Cabbage – Full Moon Farm
Eco-Grown Spring Torpedo Onion Bunches – Half Pint Farm
Organic Mixed Chilies – Hungarian Wax, Cayenne, Yellow Jalapeno – Pitchfork Farm
Organic Kohlrabi – Pitchfork Farm
Organic Sweet Onion Bunches – Four Pillars Farm
Organic French Filet Beans – Four Pillars Farm
Organic Collard Greens – Jericho Settlers
Plants and Flowers
Local flower bouquets from The Painted Tulip and Golden Russet Farm.
Klingers: golden sandwich buns made from Challah dough
SOOTHING TOUCH LIP BALM: new lavender coconut, always a deal at 1.99!
By Richie Snyder • Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Eco-Grown Spring Onions Bunches: Tangleroot Farm
Organic Snap Peas: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Broccoli: Juniper Hill farm
Eco Grown Lionsmane Mushrooms: Mariaville Mushroom Men
Eco Grown Shiitake Mushrooms: Mariaville Mushroom Men
Eco Grown Oyster Mushrooms: Mariaville Mushroom Men
NY always has new houseplants to check out! Muddy Toes in particular has some gorgeous terrariums that change every couple of weeks.
Fresh Kids: Kids snack foods. Pretzels
Happy Snacks: Natural animal crackers
Navitas: Nutrition bars
Nothing But: Nutrition bars. 4 flavors
Pacific: Garlic soup base
Simply Organic: Dip mixes
Tasty Bite: Two new entree’s and two rice options
Woebers: Spicy brown, and supreme deli mustard
Wolfgang Puck: Two low sodium soup options
Natures Path: Oatmeal canisters
Natures Choice: Vegan coconut based evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk
King Arthur: “Measure for measure” gluten-free flour and four new baking mixes
1907: New Zealand artisan water has introduced a 169 oz boxed water
Laurel Hill: New revamped olive selection
Grandy Oats: New line of paleo friendly granolas
Back Roads Granola: Paleo granola. Four flavors
Black Rooster Maple: New products, five total, including an amazing maple creme
Annie’s Homegrown: Mac & bees, and mac & trees can be added to the abundant mac & cheese set. 2 facings each. Go ahead and order.
Little Red Tea Cup: Teas packaged in beautiful tins
Ninepin Dry: Hopped Cider cans
Bells Oberon: Mini kegs
Grimm Ales: Lumen
Bouket Farmhouse Ale: Collab with Trillium
Breakside Lunch Break: Session IPA
By Richie Snyder • Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Eco-Grown Scallions: Tangleroot Farm
Organic Garlic Scapes: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Broccoli Crowns: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Sugar Snap Peas: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Rainbow Chard: Slack Hollow Farm
Organic Summer Squash: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Zucchini: Juniper Hill Farm
Organic Red Beet Bunches: Slack Hollow Farm
Organic Snow Peas
Mineral Fusion: New nail polish colors to add to the collection: cashmere, moonstone, snowflake, confetti.
RAD Soap: animal repellent bug spray 4fl oz, in pet section
Coors Light: 6 pack glass, 12 pack bottles and cans, 30 pack cans
Barrel Select Gold
Smuttynose Blueberry Short Weisse
Southern Tier Tangier cans
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale 12 pack cans
Stone Citrusy With
Stone Mocha IPA
Laguntitas Aunt Sally
Breckenridge Vanilla Nitro Porter
Troegs Perpetual IPA 12 pack cans
Lavradores de Feitoria Duoro red
Green Truck Zinfandel
Lucinda & Millie Chardonnay
Il Conte Montepulciano 1.5 Liter
La Vieille Ferme Rose and Red 1.5 Liters
Adirondak Winery Strawsling
By Richie Snyder • Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
We are proud to be supporting our friends at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park as our July and August Front End Fundraiser. Please help support this amazing not-for-profit organization by donating at our registers when you check out. Every dollar we raise will go to the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park to help support their mission and programming.
From their website:
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreational experiences.
The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is also a place, a very special place. Located in Saratoga County, New York, the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is part of the geologically significant Saratoga Sandplains. This area of ancient sand dunes, small but important wetlands and diverse ecological communities is home to the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. This one-inch blue beauty is the catalyst behind an effort to conserve this increasingly rare landscape.
While working to ensure a future for the Karner blue butterfly and other imperiled species, the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park invites people of all ages to enjoy the protected lands, appreciate the area’s beauty, and value nature’s importance.
Whether you are a nature lover, outdoors enthusiast, or lifelong learner, the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a place to enjoy and a cause worthy of your support.
For more information please visit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park’s website. They are always looking for volunteers and would appreciate your support.