With the 4th of July behind us, that puts us right at the peak of Festival season. The 39th Annual Blissfest Folk and Roots Music Festival is coming up this weekend and if you are anything like the rest of us, what food to pack for the festival (for when you are not sampling your favorite vendors of course) is at the top of your to-do list.
With 48 years of being the trusted source in our community for natural, local and organic foods we can help you tackle that list so you have time to spend on planning the rest of your weekend.
First order of business, staying hydrated. Blissfest does a fabulous job of having fresh drinking water on site. Bringing some lemons, limes, watermelon or berries for your water is a tasty way to beat the heat. We also have a wide selection of sparkling waters like Lacroix and Waterloo on hand with all your favorite flavors and maybe a few news ones to try. You can fill your growler or howler with Cultured Kombucha Co.’s local kombucha or grab a six pack our new staff favorite,Tribucha. Don’t worry, we will keep the beer and wine stocked for you too!
We’ve got your fruit and veggies covered.Some fruits hold up better than others to the summer heat. Apples and oranges are the most forgiving. Stone-fruit like peaches and nectarines are a bit more delicate and you will want to eat your berries sooner than later. With Providence Farm’s local strawberries being so choice right now you won’t need to worry about how long they keep, you’ll be more concerned about where they went! Speaking of where they went, their season is short, so enjoy them while you can.
Want to make sure you have your greens but not take up a whole cooler? Try the whole line of organic chopped salad kits from Earthbound Farm. And remember that Bear Creek Organic Farm’s microgreens are a perfect addition to just about anything and they come in a cooler-friendly size package! Keep in mind we have greens powders in our Health and Beauty aisle too, as well as meal replacement shakes that are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Make it easy on yourself.We have so many tasty dips, salsas and spreads. The full line of Hope Hummus and Bitchin’ Sauce dips are on sale now and will never disappoint. Of course we have all the chips and crackers you could want so make sure to hit the Snack aisle. Carrots, red peppers and cucumbers make a refreshing dipper as well!
The Deli will be working hard to keep the Grab-and-Go case abundant and don’t forget about our line of Maple Avenue salads. The Spinach Artichoke dip is one we know you will love! Be sure to check out some of their compound salads too!
It’s hard to beat the nutritional powerhouse of a hardboiled egg and an avocado so stock up and have an on-the-go snack at any time. A PB&J is always a hit regardless of your age.
We also have a great line of muffins and brownies from Flax For Life, you will find them with our breads. They might be gluten free but we promise, you won’t miss the gluten! Be sure to grab your favorite trail mix or granola from the Bulk section while you are here.
Don’t forget your first-aid kit. Bliss Assist is always there should you need their services but it never hurts to have a few supplies on hand from the Health and Beauty section. We have a full line of bug and sun products as well as many salves for any bumps and bruises. Coconut water is a great rehydrator but we also have Q-Energy packets that are full of quercetin, vitamins and electrolytes and Ultima Replenisher, an electrolyte supplement. Our Customer Service team is happy to help you find just what you are looking for!
Have fun, be safe and stop by the Cafe on Monday and treat yourself to a smoothie for after Bliss!