The August-October issue is now in stores, compliments of Kowalski's!
People sometimes ask us why local products matter so much to us. The easy answer is we're local. We were born and have lived our whole lives here in Minnesota. Our business is a Minnesota business. Our shoppers are here, our partners are here and our hearts are here in our Minnesota home.
Late summer and early fall are when we celebrate Minnesota Grown products, but we support and promote Minnesota Grown and locally grown all year long. Our Produce Department stakeholders are especially committed to locally sourced foods, but our dedication to excellence, sustainability, quality, freshness, selection and responsibly made products extends to the entire store.
Our Meat Department is also proud to have become the first multi-location retailer in the country to have a beef program deemed Certified Humane by Humane Farm Animal Care. It's a testament to the dedication of our team that we source all of our foods carefully, visiting farmers and ranchers in their fields to build right relationships based on trust and mutual success. You can read more about this very special honor on pages 20-21.
Of course, Culinary Director Rachael Perron has new recipes featuring Certified Humane beef, local chicken and Minnesota Grown tomatoes, corn, zucchini and melon throughout this issue. She's also paying homage to her favorite homegrown thing – the Minnesota Vikings – with a purple and gold salsa to kick off what she's certain will be a super football season! Find her winning recipe on page 4.
Turn to page 22 for a roundup of trending health and nutrition topics from our own Sue Moores, M.S., R.D. From celery juice and intermittent fasting to CBD and more, she's laying out the news you need to know when it comes to the topics your friends are buzzing about.
The 2019 Kowalski's 4 Kids Charity Golf Tournament will be held once again on August 19 at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul. Our Platinum Sponsors Pepsi, Kemps, Wells Fargo, DS&B, UNFI, EFH Co., Oppidan Investment Co., SuperValu and Russ Davis Wholesale make this event possible, and we thank them sincerely for their many years of generous support. Proceeds from this year's event benefit Cookie Cart, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and TreeHouse. We're pleased to be able to tell you more about the wonderful work being done at TreeHouse on page 3.
As always, we love sharing the Joy of Good Food with you and look forward to seeing you in the stores!