Next Fresh Thing: New Products at HL (VT)
Here’s the new glorious produce and products coming your way this week at Healthy Living!
Local Half Pint Farm Microgreens
The “heralds of spring,” our friends Mara and Spencer over at Half Pint Farm, have officially ushered in the season with their tasty microgreens!
Persian cucumbers are sometimes called “mini cucumbers.” They are in the “burpless, seedless” category of cucumbers because they are a lot more like English cucumbers (the long “seedless” ones), than American cucumbers (blunt, seedy ones).
They have small, soft seeds, a thin, edible skin, and contain less “curcubitacin” , the sometimes-bitter compound responsible for all the cucumber burping (yes, it’s a thing).[
Jicama is an unusual root vegetable, it has a very interesting, crunchy texture, and is excellent with lime and chili. Jicama can be kind of large, so if you buy a jicama and need to store the rest, just wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Plantains are in season! They are ready to use when they are pretty dark brown/blackish, or if you have less ripe plantains, they are very good for frying and will be more starchy.
Spicy! Just in time for Passover and Easter.
Organic Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli Rabe is back in season! This bunched bitter green is excellent sauteed with olive oil and garlic.
Hurray! Organic asparagus is in season and will be on sale for a few weeks!
Organic Abate Fetel Pears
These are a beautiful and delicious pear variety that is rather elongated, with a russeted greenish yellow skin, often with a red blush. Like all pears, they are ready to eat when they yield to gentle pressure on the neck (near the stem).
Organic Baby Spinach – Knee Deep Farm
Super sweet baby spinach is waking up after a long winter of slumber! Spinach does very well in cool temperatures and even can survive hard frosts and being snowed on – the main requirement for it to grow is that it needs some sunlight. This time of year, spinach is the first herald of spring, even if it looks pretty dreary out there.
*Availability is very come-and-go so get it when you see it because we won’t have it every day!
Chosen Foods Wasabi Avocado Oil Mayo and Coconut Oil Mayo – Both Stores – Some of the healthiest and tastiest condiments out there, these new Paleo mayos will blow your mind— yes, they are that good.
Smashmallow Snackable Marshmallows – Both Stores – Ready for a new and delicious addiction? Try these 5 flavors: mint chocolate chip, strawberry & cream, lemon chia, cinnamon churro, toasted coconut pineapple.
Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips – Both Stores – 3 flavors coming at ya’, paleo-style: nacho, lime, sea salt.
Road Trip Foods Fudge Sauce – 2 divine flavors – classic and hint of mint.
Sprout Baby Foods – Both Stores – Babies and parents love this line of baby food so we are offering 7 new varieties:
Organic apple cinnamon oat baby food
Organic apple blueberry baby food
Organic banana cinnamon brown rice baby food
Organic carrot apple mango baby food
Organic peach berry oatmeal baby food
Organic pear kiwi spinach baby food
Organic sweet potato white bean baby food
Capital Grounds now goes by 802 Coffee – The name might have changed but the delicious coffee has not. We’ve got 4 single origin varieties available now:
Costa Rica Aurora Honey
Sumatra Raja Batak
Peru Dark Roast
Ancient Harvest – Try these new high-protein gluten-free pastas. 3 varieties:
Gluten-Free Bean & Quinoa Elbows
Gluten-Free Lentil & Quinoa Penne
Gluten-Free Lentil & Quinoa Rotill
Alter Eco – 6 new chocolate bars for your indulging pleasure:
Organic blackout dark chocolate bar
Organic sea salt & butter choc bar
Organic salt & malt chocolate bar
Organic dark almond chocolate bar
Organic super black out chocolate bar
Organic dark chocolate and sea salt
Hakubaku Organic Soba and Wheat Udon Noodles
Refrigerated and Frozen
Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger- A veggie burger that tastes like an actual hamburger, ? It’s true! This is definitely a hot item you’ve got to try. Check out the link to learn more: Vegetarians and Vegans rejoice!
Jansal Valley Mozzarella Rolls- Both Stores – Great on salads, pizza, or just slice and drizzle olive oil and balsamic on. We also offer the Salami Roll-Mozzarella, spicy salami, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. Slice, place on a crostini and bake—full of flavor!
Baby Bundts Lemon Raspberry
Pretzilla Soft Pretzel Burger Buns – Slider buns and regular burger buns, now available.
Vermont Cheesecake Company – A local Cheesecake company, sold in the frozen section.
Jacobs Raw Organic Kraut and Tonics
Ben and Jerry’s Oat of This Swirled – Another new flavor from a Vermont favorite!
Healthade Herbal Kombucha – 2 new flavors from their herbal line: Maca Berry and Power Greens.
Good Culture Organic Cottage Cheese- VT Only – 16oz option, now available.
Go Veggie White Cheddar Bacon flavor Vegan cheese
Champlain Orchards Carrot Apple Squeeze- Champlain Orchards and Pete’s Greens teamed up to make this local juice. 2 lbs of eco-certified apples and 1lb organic carrots in each bottle!
Baby Bundts of VT Gluten-Free Lemon Raspberry with White Chocolate Glaze- Perfect timing for Easter. Amazing stuff.
Rio Briati Mozzarella – Try the fresh mozzarella balls, and a Prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella loaf.
Saratoga Juice Bar Shot Packs
Andalou Naturals New Face Cream Pods from their “to go” line
Boiron Camilia Teething Drops, 10 ct size (in stock)
Country Life Magnesium Glycinate – 90ct and calcium citrate chewable 120ct
Andalou Naturals Face Mask Pods and Sheet Masks
The Body Lounge Arnica Massage Oil 2 fl oz size
Wild Hill Herbals magical hand cream 2oz, coming soon!
Running Stone New VT Gold Bar Bread – using Vermont-based ingredients (coming this Friday!)
Beer and Wine:
Limit one four pack per person – ask at GS
Foley Brothers Prawpah Ruby Wheat IPA
Von Trapp Bock Cans
Collective Arts Project IPA
Burlington Beer Paper Mache Balloon
Crooked Stave Petite Sour Blueberry
Melville Estate Syrah Sta. Rita Hills