What’s in store for August

This article was originally published in August 2012

In the grocery aisles

Trail mixes and snacks

Trail mixes are the perfect high-protein snack whether you’re on a hike or just on the go. From our bulk food section, try SunRidge Farms’ Zen Party Mix, a savory blend of roasted peanuts, sesame sticks, chili crackers and tamari-roasted almonds, packed with five grams of protein per serving. Or sample their Wild Ginger Harvest Mix with ginger, chocolate chips, tamari almonds and more, including 25 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day. Get your organic on with Grizzlies’ Seventh Heaven Trail Mix, chock-full of flavorful pumpkins seeds, chocolate chips, almonds and cranberries. Or sample their All Organic Trail Mix, where delectable dried fruits meet a trio of tasty nuts.


In the PCC Deli

Pre-smoked baby back ribs

What could be better than the finger lickin’ goodness of baby back ribs? Smokehouse Baby Back Ribs from the PCC Deli, of course. These pre-cooked ribs are seasoned with a blend of spices and dry-smoked in a tumbler for an even smoke throughout ‚ all they need is your finishing touch. We recommend grilling the ribs while continually basting them with your favorite barbecue sauce to develop a rich caramelized crust on the outside. Or brush them with sauce and roast them in the oven with a bit of water in the bottom of a foil-covered pan. Ribs are free of preservatives, hormones and antibiotics.


In the mercantile department

Back to school

Gear up for back to school with a variety of school supplies from Buffalo Natur that incorporate bamboo, stone, cornstarch, biodegradable fabrics or recycled materials into their eco-friendly products. Their scissors have handles that feel like petroleum-based plastics but are made from recyclable and compostable cornstarch. Choose a calculator made of 59 percent recycled plastic or durable, water-resistant paper made from recycled stone fragments.

You’ll also find lunchboxes that are as safe for your family as the carefully selected foods you put in them. Kids Konserve insulated lunch sacks and kits sport cool designs ‚ great for older kids and adults. Sacks are made of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles and are free of BPAs, PVCs, phthalates and lead. Kits are made of cotton and include stainless steel containers.

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