Monday, June 30, 2014

NorCal at San Francisco Pride Parade





























World Cup at 1550 Bar, Lincoln Park



How Oxnard Celebrates World Cup

We have been very active with World Cup in Bar Rincon here at the Oxnard location. Every day we’ve changing out the flags on the lower brackets to what games are being played that day, as well as trying to create an overall World Cup feel in the Bar and our Beer aisle. Enjoy the pictures, thanks.




World Cup at Mt. Washington WFM

We do not have a Tap room here at Mt. Washington but we do have a small café with a TV. We started doing a POP UP special that would line up with the games and advertised that the game would be on in the Cafe. Attached are some shots from our Facebook posts highlighting German vs US Dogs. Like the game the Germans won the day.

World Cup in the Kirby Tap Room



Peter Damiano "pizza master." Want to learn ask him!





Having fun with Christina Minardi! She is amazing!


Franklin Representing at San Francisco Pride


Buy Big - shows value and awesome bread! Must have in bakery.




Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Northern California Region’s TWO-TIME Local Producer Loan recipient, Love & Hummus Co.

Located in San Francisco, Love & Hummus produces delicious Organic hummus, falafel, tahini dressing and muhamara. They can currently be found in the NC and SP regions.

As a busy new working mother, owner Donna Sky, no longer had time to make her favorite homemade recipes from scratch, so she began searching for store bought versions of her favorite foods, like hummus, that met her high standards for homemade flavor. When her searches left her empty handed, inspiration struck, and The Love & Hummus Co. was born. Their hummus is inspired by the flavors of Donna’s youth and a commitment to business practices and values they can stand proudly behind.

The Love & Hummus Co. is passionate about creating sustainable Mediterranean food and certified organic hummus that is handmade in small batches and scooped into Earth-friendly packaging for superior taste and quality. All of their hummus is vegan, non-GMO, wheat free and contain absolutely NO citric acid, fillers, additives or preservatives.

As a mission based company, Love & Hummus is a certified BCorp and donates 5% or more of our proceeds every year to non-profits. They source all of their organic chick peas from a single third generation organic family farm in California and prioritize working with local suppliers for their other business needs. Their Hummus is sold in BPA free and recyclable glass jars.

Since loan recipients have a unique relationship with Whole Foods Market, we’d really appreciate you keeping Love & Hummus Co. in mind for things like in-store marketing, promotions, demos, etc.  Please share this information with your team members and guests! Facebook and Twitter verbiage is below.  Let me know if you need contact information in order to set something up in your store.  Also, please contactHarv Singh orErin Harper  if at any time you are considering discontinuing or significantly decreasing your purchase of this product.

Thanks to everyone for your support of the program, and please let us know if you have any questions!
  

Like this deal on pizza from the Mid Atlantic!


Fresh local berries!!


Song of the Week

Like this display for E2!




Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cheese Nights at Kirby


Thanks to Cindy Laguna, Specialty ATL @ Kirby

We had a great crowd for a rainy Cheese Night event at Kirby. 34+ people enjoyed listening to Shablis talk all about our delicious cheese and Matt paring it with Summer Top 10 wine. After the class it turned into a dance party with great Mambo and ChaChaCha music.
Join us for the next event!

Beautiful displays/sets in Brooklyn Produce!





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mike in Woodway

Local Houston Beer


Announcing the most Recent Interregional Loan Collaboration between NorCal and SoPac: Hip Chick Farms

We are happy to announce most recent multi-region Local Producer Loan recipient through NorCal and SoPacHip Chick Farms! Located in Sebastopol, California, Hip Chick Farms produces artisan frozen foods such as chicken fingers, chicken wings, and chicken meatballs. They can currently be found in the NC, SP and PN regions.



Hip Chick Farms' story begins over 20 years ago, with Chef Jen cooking at Chez Panisse with the legendary Alice Waters. For the last 13 years, she has been the private chef for a family serving young children. Three years ago, the Hip Chicks bought a farm in Sebastopol to live their beliefs of creating and growing sustainable food systems -- and started Hip Chick Farms!  



Hip Chick Farms makes delicious and easy solutions for lunch and dinner for time-crunched families - by moms for moms. They are passionate about using only the best ingredients and transparent sourcing to make convenient artisan frozen products in hip, fun packaging.

 
Not only does Hip Chick Farms create this delicious product, they are very passionate about their mission statement. First, Hip Chick Farms aims to provide delicious, thoughtful, natural and nutritious chicken products for all members of the family. The food is easy-to-cook and fun to eat and makes you feel good. All products meet the quality standards of today’s educated and busy consumers. Secondly, they are building a business that supports the regional community with a portion of sales going to charity organizations that are building and raising awareness about humanely farmed animals.

Since loan recipients have a unique relationship with Whole Foods Market, we’d really appreciate you keeping Hip Chick Farms in mind for things like in-store marketing, promotions, demos, etc.  Please share this information with your team members and guests! Facebook and Twitter verbiage is below.  Let me know if you need contact information in order to set something up in your store.  Also, please contact Harv Singh or Erin Harper  if at any time you are considering discontinuing or significantly decreasing your purchase of this product.

 Thanks to everyone for your support of the program, and please let us know if you have any questions!

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