Back to School



It’s happening. The sun is setting a little sooner. The summer fields are beginning to show the telltale signs of of a season well spent. It's the time of year where many of our internal clocks are switching from lake-time to a time that includes more schedules to be mindful of. For many of us, this means back to school time has come or is quickly approaching. 

For us at the Grain Train, we are keeping one foot in summer while making sure we have what you need to start the school year with you best plate forward. We want you to feel good about the lunches you are sending out the door in the morning. We are here to help make getting a meal on the table after a long day at work and picking up the kids from multiple practices doable. You got this! 

Right now you can stock up and save on back-to-school staples like Crofter’s Organic Premium Fruit Spread and Santa Cruz Organic Roasted Peanut Butter. Annie’s Homegrown Mac & Cheese is 10/$10, and it is made with organic pasta! You will find many Organic Valley items on sale, and right now every time you choose an Organic Valley product, $1 will be donated to the National Farm School Network’s school garden program. For those lunch boxes we have Honest Kids Organic Juices and Stonyfield Organic Kids Yogurt Tubes at great prices. Not to mention Annie’s Homegrown snacks are on sale too! And Mom, we didn’t forget you, Equal Exchange Organic Coffee bags are $6.99 each right now. 

When it comes to quick and easy meals for a family on the go, our hot and ready chickens roasted right here in our deli are a perfect choice. Grab one of the Earthbound Organic salads in a bag and you have a good start on dinner. Our line of Maple Avenue salads are a great choice to round out your meal. Also, Russell St. Deli soups are made in Detroit with locally grown ingredients are a super tasty heat-and-eat meal. They are vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and contain no additives. What’s not to love?!?

Don’t forget our Grain Train Market Cafe for an after school/before practice snack. We have the best smoothies in town and all sorts of tasty options on our menu to refuel your whole team. If you make a habit of our smoothies or hot coffee drinks, you will love our rewards cards where the 11th one is on us! The Cafe is open until 6 pm Monday-Saturday with seating inside and out. And did we mention free wifi? Stop by and see us! 

Have you checked out’s High Five Recipe collection? The entire collection of recipes contain five main ingredients or less so you can keep it simple! This Potato Lasagna recipe is sure to be a family pleaser! Go green with this Goddess Chickpea Salad with Kale, enjoy this while the local cherry tomatoes are still abundant.Yum! There is bound to be something for everyone in these recipes. 

So, enjoy all the sunsets you can and know that we are here 7 days a week to help you with all the details of keeping your family fueled up on food you can feel good about. See you at the stores!

August 26, 2019 by Mindy Taylor
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