Dining with Millennials
A look at the eating habits and thoughts about food of the millennial generation according to the 2015 Food and Health Survey, the most recent available, conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC). We see four key things regarding millennials and food: They are optimistic about the future of food They look to their…Read More
Power in the plant, wheys and means
Plant-based diets are increasingly becoming “the choice” for those who want to live long and enjoy quality of life. Customers shopping our GreenAcres Markets are searching for sustainable, good tasting foods that are not highly processed, definitely not GMO, work easily into delicious meals and are affordable. Quality protein foods are essential for a healthy,…Read More
Swap it out with Kombucha!
It’s got to be the “drink du jour” because it flies out of GreenAcres daily. What’s so good about kombuca? We’re asking you! It’s fizzy, fermented and tangy—in fact a tad too tangy for some. But for others, it’s got a certain “bite” that’s a mixture of live bacteria and yeast that keeps customers coming…Read More
GreenAcres is going Wagyu!
By now most of the GreenAcres Market chain of stores in three Midwestern states should have sought-after wagyu beef for sale. If it hasn’t quite arrived in the frozen meat coffins in a GreenAcres near you, not to worry it will be there shortly. GreenAcres has made an exclusive arrangement with a couple that produces…Read More
Prescription for success: The no B.S. bar
One of our top selling protein bars is the RXBAR, a whole food, delicious energy munchie that lists the ingredients on the front of its packaging in big letters so no one is disappointed or surprised what’s actually in the bar. For example, the core of the chocolate and sea salt bar, consists of: 3…Read More
Don’t be a jerk, have a snack!
And that snack better be loaded with protein. If it’s not a protein shake—an industry that has become a $500 million behemoth—it’s a protein bar, or better yet something beefy and chewy such as grass-fed meat jerky or at least an all-natural meat and vegetable jerky. According to data from market research firm IRI, Jack…Read More
Diets—Do you have a favorite?
With all the diet or eating regimens out there, it was only a matter of time before serious foodies started proselytizing about which diet regimen works best for them. And that touting has come to bear on the restaurant community as well as health food and grocery store ordering and stocking in a big way.…Read More
What cauliflower can do for you
In the GreenAcres Market newsletter, we post the month’s produce deals with prices valid from the first of the month to the 15th, and then a second set of prices from the 15th to the last day of the month. This month, you’ll notice that organic cauliflower is priced at $3.49 a head. We offer…Read More
Blue Buddha—a tea even the Buddha might embrace
GreenAcres Market has a new product line coming into all of our stores. You might see it as early as this Friday. But if it misses the date, keep an eye open for it. Blue Buddha Wellness Teas are sure to be a hit. The teas pay homage to Ayurvedic medicine, the company reports, which…Read More
After the holidays, it’s time to “cleanse.”
There always seems to be a debate about something. To cleanse with real lemons at sometimes a dollar a lemon, or to use bottled lemon juice that might be slightly compromised during pasteurization, but is quite affordable once-per-ounce. Well, the purists opt for the real lemons, while the practical opt for Santa Cruz Organic Pure…Read More