What’s Happening at Jerry’s

Earth Day – April 2018


 

We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors;
we have borrowed it from our children.

Native American Proverb

 
Since 1970, Americans across our fair land have been celebrating Earth Day. In an effort to bring awareness to our fragile ecosystem, sustain the environment, and better care for both flora and fauna, focusing on how best to treat Mother Earth has garnered more and more support each year.
 
We’ve seen increases in sustainability measures like reusable shopping bags, less product packaging, and refillable container use. Folks are consciously choosing to recycle more and keep spending and travel local when they can. Public transportation users and hybrid or electric car usage has seen an uptick as people realize the impact their carbon footprints are leaving.
 
Environmental products are becoming safer and more ecological for long-term use. All in all, people have become far more aware of how their actions are impacting the air, water, and land we all inhabit across the planet and it’s been refreshing to be a witness to!
 
Here at Jerry’s Foods, we are fascinated by the stories our customers tell us about their efforts to do better by the planet. Caitlin M. states that she has greatly reduced the amount of plastic in her home by bringing a handful of reusable shopping bags with on every grocery run – more than she anticipates needing in a single shopping trip, just in case.
 
Mike H. says that he enjoys sticking to grass-fed beef – he says the flavor is far and away the best and he likes knowing his food source has been responsibly raised. Cynde G. shares that she enjoys working on projects with her grandchildren using recycled ice cream pails – everything from strawberry picking to toy storage to art projects!
 
We tip our hats to all of you as you work hand-in-hand this and every year on Earth Day to keep our environment in shape and provide a healthy land for future generations. While helping our planet can seem daunting after watching some documentaries or news reports, we encourage everyone to make small changes here and there – they all add up.
 
Follow the old adage, “Think Global, Act Local” as a good guiding principle when you can. If you’re looking for one small way to make a difference this Earth Day, consider making one of your weekly meals an organic affair. Jerry’s Foods has a magnificent natural and organic section in each of our stores, stocked full of wonderful offerings.
 
Additionally, this tried-and-true, all organic dinner meal is a favorite amongst our staff we think you’ll both enjoy at dinnertime and in knowing you’ve done a little good as we all celebrate our world. Grab everything you need to prepare this earth-conscious meal at your local Jerry’s Foods, fill up your reusable Jerry’s Foods shopping bag, pull your sweetie in for some bonding time, and have some fun in your kitchen this Earth Day!
 

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Wilted Spinach and Brown Rice

Prep and Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: Two
 

Ingredients

  • 1½ teaspoons Simply Organic Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Organic Ground Ginger
  • La Baleine Sea Salt
  • 1lb Smart Chicken Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Bergin Long Grain Brown Organic Rice
  • 2 smashed fresh organic garlic cloves
  • Spectrum Organic Sunflower Oil
  • 10 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Spinach, divided
  • ¼ cup Newman’s Own Organic Raisins
  • ¼ cup water
  • Organic Valley Butter for topping rice, optional

 

 

Directions

  1. Combine spices and 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Reserve ½ teaspoon of spice blend and set aside. Cut chicken breasts into six pieces each. Toss chicken pieces in remaining spice blend until evenly coated.
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  3. Working in batches, grill chicken a few pieces at a time in an oiled pan over medium-high heat until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip; reduce heat to medium. Grill until cooked through.
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  5. Prepare brown rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook garlic in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant and just golden, about 30 seconds. Stir in half of the spinach, raisins, reserved ½ teaspoon of spice mixture, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, and water. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 seconds; push to side of skillet. Add remaining spinach. Cook until wilted, about 1 minute.
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  7. Serve with chicken and rice.

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Holiday Open House

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We’ve got holiday entertaining wrapped up. Stop in and find your inspiration. From fresh floral centerpieces to center of the plate masterpieces and everything in between…you’ll find it at Jerry’s, along with the neighborly help we’re known for. Eat, drink and make merry with this seasonal fare sampling event.

When: December 5th and 6th

Where:

Jerry’s Woodbury: 5th and 6th, 10am-4pm both days

Jerry’s Edina: 5th – 10am-5pm and 6th – 10am-3pm

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Very Merry Santa Day

We are partnering with the Woodbury Rotary club to bring Santa to Jerry’s for the 1st Annual Very Merry Santa Day at Jerry’s Foods Woodbury. Santa will be taking FREE photos (don’t forget your camera)! Kids can collect festive cookies at the Holiday Cookie Walk and participate in other FREE activities!

When: Sunday, December 13th from 11:00-2:00

Where: Jerry’s Foods Woodbury

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Holiday Cookie Walk

45715_Cookie Walk IronmanJoin us for Jerry’s Bake Shop Holiday Cookie Walk! Pick a holiday tin or bucket from our collection, and fill it with 12 different types of Jerry’s homemade cookies! Make sure to mix and match for one great price! Buckets and tins will range in price from $6.00 to $20.00.

When: Sunday, December 13th from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Jerry’s Foods Woodbury

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Trick-Or-Treat at Jerry’s Woodbury

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Join us for a spooky afternoon of tricks and treats at Jerry’s Woodbury! Come and trick-or-treat around our store on Saturday the 24th. We have lots of tricks and treats to give away! You will even get your very own Jerry’s Woodbury reusable shopping bag to carry all of your loot in!

When: Saturday, October 24th from 12:00-2:00pm. 

Where: Jerry’s Woodbury

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Jerry’s Spooktacular Cake Decorating Challenge

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Celebrate the spooky sprit of Halloween with Jerry’s Foods in Woodbury! Join us for our Spooktacular Cake Decorating Challenge. Our amazingly talented cake decorators will be busy creating Spooktacular cakes for the event. Judge what cake you like the best by bringing in a non-perishable food item for donation. While you’re here pick out your own Halloween cookie to be made by one of our designers!

When: Saturday, October 17th from 11:00 to 2:00
Where: Jerry’s Foods in Woodbury

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Jerry’s Sponsors Woobury Feeds

Feed my starving childrenOn October 8th through the 11th, Jerry’s Woodbury is proud to sponsor and participate in the Woodbury Feeds the Hungry event. The event will be one of the largest Feed My Starving Children MobilePacks ever in the United States with 4 million meals being packed.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can still make an impact by picking up a donation slip the next time you stop in. Feed My Starving Children will be donating 10% of the money raised for this event to the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS), an organization that provides critical resources to those in need right in the Twin Cities.

To learn more about how you can help, visit www.woodburyfeeds.org.

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