Friday's Hot Bar 09/30/11

SOUPS: lentil stew, chilled melon soup, cream of mushroom soup, spicy chicken and vegetable, miso soup

RAW FOODS: raw kale salad, living cole slaw, Italian pickled zucchini

VEGAN FOODS: local coconut curried tofu, mujadara, vegan loaded mashed potatoes, vegan bolognese, taco shells, whole wheat tortillas, spanish rice, TVP, refried beans, basmati rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, vegan cheese, ancho lime pinto beans, yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli

MEAT: blackened talapia, shredded chicken, seasoned ground turkey, pork carnitas, carne asada, ranchero casserole, poblano chicken, roasted corn and jalapeno polenta

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Cantaloupe Listeria outbreak

You may not want to eat the cantaloupe in your refrigerator if you are not sure where it came from.  While the FDA has not announced a recall on cantaloupe, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned of the multi-state outbreak that health officials believe originated from the popular Rocky Ford cantaloupes, which are produced in the Arkansas Valley of Colorado.  The cases were reported in five states: Colorado, Texas, Indiana, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Click here for full story.

The GMO Right2Know March Oct. 1-16th

Most Americans agree we have a right to know what’s in our food, and a right to choose safe, healthy food for our families.   However, 80% of the packaged foods in America contain Genetically Engineered ingredients that have not been proven safe, and are not labeled. Between October 1st and October 16th of this year, marchers from all across the country will be walking from New York City to the White House, in Washington DC, demanding labeling of all Genetically Engineered Foods, in what has come to be called the GMO Right2Know march. Click here for more information.

October is Non-GMO Month

Non-GMO Month was created by the Non-GMO Project in 2010 as a platform for raising awareness on the GMO issue. Citizens and organizations across North America are discovering the risk GMOs pose to our health, our families, and our planet.

Non-GMO Month is an opportunity to coordinate voices and actions, to make a unified stand for everyone’s right to know what’s in our food, and to choose non-GMO.

You might decide to celebrate Non-GMO Month by hosting a film screening in your living room and inviting the neighbors over, or maybe you’re ready to join in the historic Right2Know March from NYC to DC!  Another way to get involved is to make a pledge to choose Non-GMO Project Verified foods.  If you have another idea? Make it happen, and register your event here.

Thursday's Hot Bar 09/29/11

SOUPS: lentil stew, chilled melon soup

RAW FOODS: Italian pickled zucchini, raw cole slaw, raw kale salad

VEGAN FOODS: seitan with peppers and onions, vegan bolognese, stewed kale with chickpeas and sundried tomatoes, curried cabbage, basmati rice, black beans, pimento-jalapeno corn, roasted cauliflower with tomatoes, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: green bean almondine, homestyle mashed potatoes, roasted yellow tomato and blue cheese pasta, roasted butternut squash, homestyle mac-n-cheese

MEAT: coconut curried chicken, cider braised chicken, braised chicken with olives and mushrooms, cajun pork loin, lemon/asparagus cream trout, chicken pot pie

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Virginia Apples are In!

It’s that time of the year again! As the weather starts to cool down, fresh & delicious Virginia apples start to come in and orchards all over the state are bursting with color. If you haven’t had a chance yet to head west of Richmond and go apple picking, then what are you waiting for?

Until then, come by the store for some of Virginia’s finest apples from Crown Orchard, Fred Glaize Farm and more. We have some beautiful local Red and Golden Delicious apples on sale $4.99 for a 5lb bag.