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Last Updated: April 18, 2014

Who can believe we have already arrived at the third weekend of April? This spring is zipping by even with the surprise snow and freeze, and things in the department are moving quickly as well.

The most exciting news this week is the arrival of the Gardens of Eagan fresh bulk spinach! Nothing can beat this spinach, with its perfect crunch and outstanding flavor, it really tastes like summer. Perfect for fresh salads, on sammies or in wraps, or in homemade spring rolls, the possibilities for using this spinach in your favorite foods are endless. Don't pass it up!

Also in from Gardens of Eagan this week are a few varieties of starter plants! If you've been dreaming up big garden plans this season, these wonderful plants are the perfect thing to get your creative juices flowing. With chives, cosmos (some are already blooming!), and nasturtiums (so tasty and spicy), you can start to really imagine that it is April (even with the snow).

Want to know what the best of the best fruit is this week? Hint, it's the organic peaches. With amazing flavor and perfect texture, these are a must for the weekend. Also in stock for stone fruit are Angeleno Plums. A firm, early season plum, they have a pleasant and sweet flavor. They're also considered a favorite for drying and making prunes.

Champagne mangoes are back in stock for the weekend, and they are so excellent. A wonderful snack, they are also great for fruit and green salads, in smoothies, or eaten with ice cream.

If you are cooking for the holiday this weekend, we've got some favorite produce items in stock to make your meals perfect, including potatoes, both organic and non-organic pineapple, green onions, asparagus, green beans, and local tomatoes.

Don't forget to also check out other spring goodies for a twist on traditional favorites including spring red onions, Morel and Lion's Mane mushrooms (both are great in egg dishes!), fiddlehead ferns, and stinging nettles.

And if you are crashing instead of cooking this holiday weekend, be sure to bring your host a beautiful floral arrangement, fresh tulips, or even an Easter lily plant. Our floral department has put together some of the prettiest flowers we've seen around, just in time for this weekend's events.

Demos
  • Friday, April 18
    11–2 pm: Garden of Life
  • Friday, April 18
    1–4 pm: Meat & Seafood
Each month, we feature staff picks on 15-20 items across the store. Our knowledgable staff share the inside scoop about the tastiest, healthiest or just plain most unusual products we carry.