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Heart‑Healthy Foods

posted on February 1st, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

February is American Heart Month. Incorporate these foods into your daily diet to keep your heart healthy and body strong: Salmon or tuna for omega-3 Blueberries for antioxidants Dark chocolate for flavanols Almonds or flaxseeds for "good fats" Yogurt or bananas for potassium Beans for soluble fiber Oatmeal or shiitake mushrooms for beta-glucan Let us know what's your favorite way to eat heart-healthy foods more often!     Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

The benefits of our apple cider vinegar are many: it’s a must in the kitchen (makes a delicious salad dressing). It’s also a great tonic for digestion and a terrific conditioner for your hair. A staple for any household. Apple Cider Hair Rinse: Combine 1 cup water with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. After shampooing, apply to hair and rinse thoroughly. No need for conditioner! Unlike conventional products, Apple Cider Vinegar won't weigh hair down, and leaves it feeling luscious and strong! Apple Cider Vinegar Tea: Mix: 1 cup hot water, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon raw organic honey. Sip this tea in the morning to help relieve joint pain, inflammation, and chronic sore throat. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and cinnamon for a weight loss detox and energy boost! Read More

Stone Candles – New Summer Scents

posted on July 6th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

We are so proud and excited to partner with Stone Candles, and to offer their line of perfect and light refreshing scents for the season. Follow your nose to our Housewares Department for the following four fantastic fragrances for summer: Elder - Crisp green aroma of a freshly sliced cucumber is enveloped in a bouquet of lily of the valley, rose, freesia, and jasmine with hints of sweet melon and undertones of Dewy leaves. A heart of harvested white teal leaves gives this beautifully fragranced candle a light summery aroma. Acai - A bevy of sweet, succulent acai berries straight from the Amazon. Raspberry, strawberry, pear, and sweet pineapple make the top layer. The mid layer is classic jasmine, carnation, gardenia, peach and the bottom is a soft musk. Mangosteen - The fragrance begins with a strong mangosteen berry influence and a green galbanum character. These notes continue into the main theme where they are joined with a peach accord. This is followed by jasmine accord and… Read More

Beekman 1802 – From Farm to Skin

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

While visiting a trade show last year, I discovered a wonderful line of body care products from Beekman 1802. What I loved about Beekman 1802 was the story of the creators behind the products, the ingredients that go into the products, and the luxurious benefits one gets from using the products. And the scents are an amazing added bonus. After taking the products home to use for myself, I was convinced that our customers would also love the line of soaps, hand creams, and lip balms. So, I brought them into our Kitchens Department just in time for Valentine's Day. You can now find the following scents in our stores: heirloom rose, honey & orange blossom, and honey & rose. Beekman 1802 Mercantile was founded in 2008. But actually, they consider themselves to be a 211-year-old company. When Josh Kilmer-Purcell (advertising executive and NY Times Bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days & The Bucolic Plague) and his partner Brent Ridge (physician and former Vice… Read More

New! Juice | Served Here

posted on February 1st, 2016 by Roger Arechiga

After much anticipation, we are excited to announce that JUICE | SERVED HERE is now available in our stores! Found in our Dairy coolers, these juices are delicious, and convenient to grab and go! JUICE | SERVED HERE is renowned for its indulgent, detoxifying and satiating juices. With signature juices like the cleansing Charcoal Lemonade and rich Cream Party, JUICE | SERVED HERE delivers a first-class health experience. The juice is made with nutrient dense produce from hand-selected farms across Southern California, and pressed in a state-of-the-art arctic cold-press, zero-waste facility. The final product is bottled certified non-GMO juice that is delicious and nourishing, and never cut with cheap fillers. You may find the following juice flavors in our dairy cooler: 21 The Pixie, 19 Charcoal Lemonade, 17 Green Easy, 12 Creamy Party, and 08 Pipe Cleaner. Find out for yourself why JUICE | SERVED HERE has a cult-like following; as sipped by Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde, Jane Lynch… Read More

Meal Prepping for the New Year

posted on January 12th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

I think we can all relate that life is busy! We are all caught up with work, school, the kids, and other mundane tasks, such as getting an oil change or cleaning house. All this busy stuff often hinders our passionate intentions for taking on healthy eating habits for the New Year. We take shortcuts (enter fast food) in planning dinner, and grab a doughnut in the morning while telling ourselves "just this once!" Don't let these plan-b options turn your resolutions upside down. Plan ahead with a meal prep program! Meal prep is about planning ahead for healthy eating. With a meal prep program, all of the work is done at the beginning of the week (the best time is on Sundays). It's more cost effective and can be a fun event shared with friends or a “prep partner.” The idea is to create large batch meals and perfect portions to last you throughout the week. This way, you'll have all your meals cooked, conveniently packaged, and ready-to-grab as you fly out the door. Meal prep starts… Read More

mykind Organics Women’s Multi

posted on July 22nd, 2015 by Silvia Navas

mykind Organics from Garden of Life® offers a full range of Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified supplements made only from real food - over 30 fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Absolutely free of synthetic binders and fillers, meaningful amounts of vitamins and minerals are carefully combined to benefit specific dietary needs. All of this goodness is wrapped up using Garden of Life’s patent-pending Clean Tablet Technology™ - an entirely new way to make vitamins using only Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified foods. Certified Vegan, Gluten Free and NO Synthetic Binders or Fillers 16 Vitamins & Minerals with Greater than 100% Daily Value Certified Vegan D3 from Lichen for Immune Support† 10mg of Iron for Blood Support† 500% Daily Value of Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) for Extra Energy† Targeted Levels of B Vitamins, (from Organic Guava & Organic Holy Basil) for Radiant Skin & Nails† Methylcobalamin: Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a… Read More

Gifts for Father's Day

posted on June 15th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

As the saying goes, "The best way to a Dad's heart is through his stomach." So, you're all set when it comes to the great food you can find at Bristol Farms, which, mind you, we are featuring a sale on Cowboy Cut bone-in ribeye steaks in this Wednesday's ad. Perfect for the dads who are meat-lovers. But, what about the Dad who loves to be pampered and has a great sense of humor? We've got the perfect product for these dads too. Duke Canon Supply Co. has staked its claim as "America's most American brand of grooming products." With a Focus Group of active duty soldiers who test new products, a design inspired by supplies used by GIs during the Korean War, a portion of the proceeds benefiting US Veterans, and being American made, Duke Cannon Supply Co. products couldn't be any more American if they tried. Plus, they all smell great! Duke Cannon's "Big Ass Brick of Soap" is designed to meet the high standards of hard working men who want to get clean & smell good without using… Read More

Energizing & Nourishing Your Body with Ener‑C

posted on June 11th, 2015 by Silvia Navas

Ener-C was designed with you in mind. They have produced a delightful-tasting, effervescent vitamin drink mix that comes in a variety of natural fruit flavours for you to enjoy. All vitamin and mineral sources have been chosen not only for their quality, but also for their ability to absorb easily in the body, ensuring that you get the greatest benefit from each and every packet of Ener-C. Ener-C’s formula was designed with four key health pillars in mind: Energy: You know you need that boost of energy during the day. Why bother with caffeine and sugars that only give you a short burst followed by a quick crash? Ener-C will help to increase and maintain your energy levels, due to the invigorating force of the B-vitamin complexes and electrolytes it contains. Health:You want you to stay healthy year-round, especially during cold and flu season. Is Ener-C that miracle cold and flu fighter you have been searching for? We’ll let you be the judge of that. Just make sure you keep… Read More

Our Best‑Loved Products for Mother's Day

posted on May 1st, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and while you will most likely spoil mom with great food from Bristol Farms, we encourage you to also browse our kitchens department for some very fun, unique, and pampering gifts for mom. Here are some of my favorite gifts for the upcoming holiday, some of which are new to Bristol Farms:   Second Nature by Hand Second Nature by Hand is a small artisan business specializing in unique, handmade products. Much of what they create originates from salvaged and reclaimed materials. Somehow, the hobby they love has turned into a growing business for their family. There is something special about handmade work - handmade treasures contain soul, character, and a story. The Second Nature by Hand story began about 15 years ago after creating their first pieces in the garage and taking them to a local art fair. The early years were spent at art shows where they discovered, first-hand, the excitement people felt toward the handmade work. Since those… Read More

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