Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Beverage News: Watermelon Water!!

By: Katie Grandy

Summer can be a really fun time. Sometimes it is hard to see it end! Now it doesn’t have to, we found a deliciously hydrating new beverage. It’s called Watermelon Water, and it tastes like summer in your mouth! 

All taste benefits aside, there are undeniable health benefits to this drink. It has 6 times the electrolytes as your favorite sports drink, and the same amount as in coconut water. 740mg of Potassium! 520mg  L- Citrulline for your workouts! Happy Muscles. 9.5mg of Lycopene, so it is packed with antioxidant goodness!! 

There is no sugar added to this beverage, only fresh watermelon and organic lemon. It is Cold Pressed and never heated. Also this makes a great evening mixer, and can be your morning fixer! Come on into Berryvale and check it out!

I look forward to hearing from you guys on what you think!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Chill: Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte!

By: Taylor Silva; Chill Buyer

It’s back!

Kick off the fall season with your favorite holiday drink! Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte is back and ready for your enjoyment. This delicious 48oz cold brew coffee is made with Califia’s own Almond milk and is Vegan, non-GMO and Gluten Free! Enjoy a nice stroll through the changing leaves while enjoying a delightful Pumpkin Spice Latte and let us know what you think! You can also try our other Califia Cold Brews – Mocha in a 48oz size and Salted Caramel and Espresso in a 10.5oz size. Smaller sizes are located in the drink case at the front of the store, while larger sizes are located next to the refrigerated Almond milks. Let us know what you think! 

Housewares: Now featuring Paramita Designs Clothing!

By Allison Carpenter; Community Outreach

Berryvale is featuring Paramita Desgins clothing in our Housewares department. Come in and check out this unique brand of clothing.

Our graceful and lovely staff members, Hannah and Jasmine, volunteered to try on the clothes and model them for us. They described the garments as cozy, soft, and comfortable and enjoyed the creative details.
Many of the designs feature unique backs and ruffle details. 

“This attractive line of soft dressing and casual wear is modern, fun, and comfortable. Perfect for layering, these innovative designs are filled with sophisticated style elements such as criss-cross & woven backs, cowl front & open-back styling, playful ruffles, and many more creative details.

Exceptional quality fabric makes this clothing a joy to wear. Created from sustainable fabrics such as rayon, cotton, and bamboo. The collection features great color variety and flexible sizing options.

All clothing is manufactured in Bali in collaboration with a Women's Fair Trade Collective, providing much-needed income for prosperous village life.” --The Paramita Designs Catalogue

Friday, September 11, 2015

Beverage News: New Non-GMO Verified Wines!

By Katie Grandy

In preparation for Octobers Non GMO Month I have ordered some new Non GMO wines. In addition to the new wines I am excited to say that our Favorite organic brands, Frey wines and Pacific Redwood Wines, now carry the Non-GMO Project Verified logo! These are the only Made in America Non-GMO Project Verified wines! I have re-arranged the Organic Wine Shelf to highlight a section of Organic Non-GMO Project Verified wines!

The new varietals that we have are Pizzolato Moscato. This is a wonderfully light and sparkling Moscato. Also from the Pizzolato family we have a Pinot Grigio; this pairs great with vegetable dips, first courses with cooked vegetables, and fresh cheese. Next I brought in Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza, which has a deep ruby color and aromas of spice, clay, and marinated peppers. It has a dryish, medium body with moderate tannins. Then we have Biokult Gruner Veltliner with fresh, crisp citrus notes, lively acidity, and a clean finish. This one pairs well with spicy foods. Lastly I brought in Sofos Greek White; a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Moschofilero with fresh citrus and melon aromas refined by white flowers and roses. It has an elegant, crisp acidity. These are wonderful new additions to our already great selection of organic wines, and now Non-GMO Project Verified! Come on in and try something new, or stick to an old favorite, knowing that you are making a good, organic, Non-GMO choice.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Reopening and New Store Shelving!

By Allison Carpenter; Community Outreach

Hello everyone! Well, it’s the BIG day! Our reopening after being closed for a whole day! Did you miss us?

We missed you! We are so happy to share with you all these beautiful updates that our crew worked so hard to bring together. What better way to tell the story than with photos:

First, we had to remove all of the products off of our shelves.

After this, we disassembled the old shelves and deep cleaned our floors. Surprise, Surprise! Rolaids? When have we ever sold Rolaids?

Next, we assembled the new shelves and placed them on the floor. 

Then, we diligently gave the store a good deep clean. Employees from each department went to work removing product. Everything from produce to the café was scrubbed and polished.

We’re almost done! Our next step was reorganizing the shelves with the help of our supplier, UNFI, who guided us on product placement. These professionals really know how to organize a grocery store!

And finally, we put everything back in place, replaced our old signage and shelf tags, and put on all the finishing touches.

And that’s it! We hope you enjoy our new look and layout! Let us know what you think and don’t be shy about asking our staff where to find your favorite foods and brands!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bulk: Nativa Yerba Mate from Brazilian Rainforest

By: Caleb Gress; Bulk Buyer

Hi everyone!

We are excited to start offering bulk Nativa Yerba Mate, a wild-crafted premium mate available in two varieties which I will detail below. The mate is sourced from San Mateus, in the state of Parana, Brazil. There the mate is harvested from a sub-tropical rainforest locally owned by a group of Brazilian-Ukrainian harvesters. They harvest directly from the wild Yerba Mate rainforest they own and they are careful to use only the best, sustainable harvesting techniques. The trees they harvest from are first allowed to grow to full maturity naturally before harvesting, and then each tree is only harvested once every four years to promote a healthy rainforest. By ensuring a healthy rainforest through sustainable harvesting practices, the harvesters are also ensuring high quality, nutrient and antioxidant packed, Yerba Mate.

You’ll notice Nativa is not certified organic. Please, don’t let this sway you away from this product. This Mate comes from a wild rainforest, where no pesticides or herbicides are used. For pest management, the harvesters introduce predatory insects to manage infestations. They also frequently allow their neighbors goats to manage unwanted plant growth.

Nativa Yerba Mate is offered in two varieties: Suave and Traditional.

The Suave blend contains a blend of male and female leaves. Female Yerba Mate trees are typically lower in caffeine and have a milder flavor.

The Traditional blend has a higher ratio of male leaves than female leaves. This gives it higher caffeine content and a bold flavor.

You can find Nativa Yerba Mate in the bulk spice section at the back of the store, next to produce. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cafe: BV Rueben and Local Sauerkraut from Salt and Savour

By Allison Carpenter; Community Outreach

Hi all! We hope you are enjoying the last bit of summer. It really seems like summer has flown by!

This week in the Deli, we’d like to highlight one of our most popular sandwiches; the Berryvale Rueben. This delicious sandwich is made with grilled turkey pastrami or tempeh, swiss cheese, tomato, red onions, lettuce, and Russian dressing. Finally it is topped with some tasty and gut healthy sauerkraut. You can have this sandwich made on our marbled rye bread, or if you are gluten sensitive, you can try out our delicious gluten-free multigrain bread made by Organicos. This sandwich is grilled and served warm.

Photo from Salt and Savour Facebook Page.
The sauerkraut on this sandwich comes from one of our local brands, Salt and Savour. Salt and Savour makes a special batch just for Berryvale that does not have any of the added flavors they include in their packaged sauerkraut, making it universally appealing to sauerkraut lovers.

Salt and Savour is locally owned and operated in beautiful Dunsmuir, California. Their sauerkraut is traditionally fermented and produced in small batches. In their packaged sauerkraut, available for sell in our refrigerated section, they add unique blends of flavors to their batches, including red cabbage and ginger, caraway, and horseradish and mustard seed. We have received very positive feedback about this sauerkraut, which is just one of the many reasons we feature it on our Berryvale Rueben!

So if you’re around and craving a hearty gut healthy sandwich, stop by our café and order a Rueben while supporting a great local business on the rise! Or, check out the variety of sauerkrauts from Salt Savour in our Chill department and try the different flavors for yourself!

Photo from Salt and Savour Facebook Page
Thanks for stopping by our blog and let us know what you think about this Rueben in the comments below!

For more information on Salt and Savour, you can visit their website here: www.saltandsavour.com

Berryvale Closing Early Sept 8th and Closed Sept 9th for Store Updates!!!

Hi everyone,

We hope your week is going well. We have some exciting news! Next week, Berryvale will be closed Sept 9th, but when you come back in on Thursday, you will be greeted with beautiful new shelving.

In order to get the new shelves in, we will be closing early on Sept 8th. at 6:00 PM. The cafe will close early at 4:00 PM, as will the dining room. The dining room needs to be cleared out by exactly 4:00 PM in order for us to initiate our updates.

The cafe, however, will still be taking to go, out of case, orders until 6:00 PM.

On Sept 9th, our store will be closed all day. We will resume normal business hours once our store updates are finished.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask that you make proper preparations in advance to prepare for our closure. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to sharing our new updates with you! We will make sure to take lots of pictures when the updates are all finished!

Thank you!

The Berryvale Team

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Sales

Hi everyone!

Here are the sales flyers for September. *Please note that not every item on sale is listed in the flyers, and we may not carry certain items listed in the flyer.

INFRA Flyer. Click on the image to view the entire flyer.

Natural Connections Flyer. Click on the image to view the entire flyer: