August Staff Picks

Tyler, Produce
Goldline Peach
When one thinks of the word "gold" it conjures up images of royalty and wealth. This peach is fit for a king. It is bursting with sweetness and is as juicy as a swig from a goblet. This is the best peach of the season thus far.
BK, Front End
Good Life Nutty Peanut Butter
My favorite peanut butter! It's creamy, crunchy and tastes great. Perfect for all your peanut butter needs. Yay!
Josh R., Admin
Tango Chimichurri Sauce
For years I have tried to replicate the chimichurri sauce I ate in Argentina, without success. This locally made product nails it! Simply put on a steak, grill, put on a little more sauce when it comes off, and you have a perfect steak!
Marz, Front End
Tasty Bite Indian Cuisine
It's hard to find a ready-to-eat shelf dinner that doesn't have a million ingredients. Tasty bite is the answer! No unfamiliar ingredients, delicious and a very reasonable price.
Katharine, Grocery
Maldon Flaked Sea Salt
Little crystals of sunshine, the cleanest tasting salt out there. Use for seasoning and garnishing EVERYTHING!! Honestly, adds just the right amount of texture to every food item. Extremely delicious crunched up slightly and thrown into ground beef for making burgers! Buy this NOW!
Megan M., Admin
Napa Valley Naturals Champagne Vinegar
I make my own salad dressings and love vinegar. I needed a change from ciders and balsamics, so I gave this a try. It's fantastic! It tastes bright and citrus-y and...bubbly. Just like champagne! "Champagne"...just picture Christopher Walken saying the word. This is great with shallots, salt and olive oil.
Kelsey, Bakehouse
Angie's Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn
What's not to love? It's sweet, it's salty, it's addicting. Open the bag to have a handful, end up eating the whole thing.
Christopher S., Front End
Fentiman's Curiosity Cola
There have been soda companies throughout the years claiming to be "the real thing." I have had no other cola in my life that compares favorably to the complex, rich, natural flavor of Fentiman's. Delicious and soothing.
Genevieve, Front End
Mount Sterling County Jack with Jalepenos
This local goat cheese is fantastic in burritos, egg scrambles or on top of pizzas. Spicy! Creamy! Local! Delicious! It is definitely my cheese of choice.
Nathan C., Front End
Russian Cherry Cream
I worked here for years before finally trying this. Boy was I missing out! Not too sweet and with a hint of almond, it's a simple and satisfying dessert. If you're as lazy as I am, try eating it with a graham cracker as a utensil. No dishes to do!
Brooke, Health & Body Care
Evan Healy Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol
Health & Body Care
This Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol is not only my favorite facial toner ever - it's probably my favorite product in the entire store. It's refreshing, it smells like paradise and it'll definitely make your skin super happy!
Peter, Meat & Seafood
Wedge Burgers
Meat & Seafood
Grilling out? No time? Pre-made Wedge Burgers offer you a great flavor mix, while also giving you more time to enjoy your backyard fun! It's impossible to go wrong with bacon cheeseburgers! Share to impress or keep them all for yourself!
Ali, Health & Body Care
Gerhard's Kasewurst Swiss Brats
Meat & Seafood
This local brat company is the best! Their antibiotic-free pork is smoked and filled with cheese for a super delicious meat treat that's perfect for grilling or camping. Heat 'em and eat 'em!
Katharine, Grocery
Lorentz Uncured Bacon Ends
Meat & Seafood
Hot dang! Fab bacon here folks! Awesome processing facility in Cannon Falls, MN. So it's bacon...what can't you do with it? Buy it! My specialty: Maple Bacon Popcorn. Chop up bacon, fry in pan, remove and reserve drippings. Fry your popcorn in the reserved fat. Remove popcorn and return bacon ends to pan and drizzle with some maple syrup and heat gently over medium high heat to caramelize. When crunchy and candied, dump over the popcorn and sprinkle with sea salt. YUM YUM YUM!