rotisserie chicken
November 19, 2017
In one year alone, 600 million rotisserie chickens were sold in the United States.  That’s 1.6 million every day.  That’s almost 2 chickens for every person in the country, including babies.  Its popularity goes back to the 1930s.  Pre and post war Americans were beginning the trend of going out for dinner, and grocery stores needed something quick, easy, and inexpensive to bring them back in.  Without lifting a finger, you could have chicken that had been slow cooked through the day, and ready to eat when you got home.  Add in a couple of side dishes, and you have a meal in minutes.  But,
thanksgiving
November 19, 2017
If your Thanksgiving gets a little more complicated each year, you can take comfort in knowing that some of the simplest sides are the favorites.   According to the user generated website Ranker.com here are the top 10. 10:      Sweet Potato Pie.  A southern favorite that goes back to colonial days. 9:         Crescent Rolls.  Easy to make or buy premade. 8:         Baked Sweet Potatoes.  Or do you call them yams? 7:         Corn on the Cob.  Boil some water and pop them in for 5-10 minutes.
warm food
October 29, 2017
That first bite in the air each winter is a reminder that we’ve got a few months of cold ahead of us.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite warm-you-up recipes.  We hope it will take just a bit of the chill out of your toes this winter. Our first selection was recently featured on the Today Show.  It’s a turkey chili you make in your slow cooker.  Here’s what you need: 1 pound ground turkey meat 1 smokey sausage (chourico or linguica) 1 large red bell pepper
nature
October 22, 2017
September’s Hurricane Irma has done some dramatic damage to citrus crops.  Predictions now are showing 22 million fewer boxes of citrus than originally estimated by the USDA.  Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Michael W. Sparks likens Irma to the devastation that hit Florida in 2004 and 2005.  Mr.
October 15, 2017
You have a smile that immediately makes you a friend.  You think rainy days are a-ok.  And you don’t cry over spilled milk… or a clean-up in aisle 8.  You have that special something that can pull a grumpy-Gus out of a sour slump.  And those are the main ingredients to being our next star evening cashier or deli clerk.  At Fresh City Market we want the food to taste good and our guests to feel good.  If you’ve been to our store and have gotten a good feeling from the staff, why not fill out a form on our site and join us.  We’ll train you and keep your schedule flexible, and pay you competi
October 9, 2017
Local and federal authorities have been surveying Florida farmland for damage to crops.  It’s estimated that the damage will be in the billions.  Hurricane Irma pulled oranges from trees, flattened sugar cane fields, and soaked vegetable beds.  This level of destruction in one state will surely be felt across the United States.  Florida Citrus Mutual spokesman Andrew Meadows reports he is hearing anecdotal reports of “up to 50 percent fruit loss.  Some growers are below that.  Some are above that, obviously.”  Meadows said that it’s not just citrus crops, it’s affecting virtually everyone. 
October 2, 2017
You know we insist that the food we bring to you at [Fresh City Market][Madison Fresh Market] is fresh.  It’s not good enough to “almost” get there and hope that “nobody will notice.”  We start with carefully choosing our partner farms and products.  One product that really impressed us was Prima Gattie peaches.  Peaches are delicate, and one simple bruise can ruin a peach.  Prima beaches are never dumped into a giant bulk bins.  Instead, they use small buckets so the peaches don’t bang around and get bruised and blemished.  They are hand packed right next to the orchard by experts who stan
September 24, 2017
Update on Produce Crops Damaged by Irma
September 24, 2017
Satori Standards for Fine Cheese
Hurricane Irma and Your Produce
September 18, 2017
Hurricane Irma and Your Produce Back to back hurricanes in the Gulf have been heartbreaking to watch.  Lives have been changed forever.  It may be years before we know the full economic impact to the region.  Even though we are miles away, it’s likely you will notice the effects of the storms in our produce section.  It is our commitment to you to always have fresh produce.  The growers we work with share those values, and will never deliver fruit that has been damaged, rolling around on the ground, or simply not good quality.  

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