Pepper's Foods http://www.peppers-foods.com We have a passion for food and are committed to offering locally and ethically sourced products. Pepper's Newsletter August 22, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-22-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Can you believe that we&#39;re quickly approaching September?! Where has the summer gone? Oh well, we&#39;re still enjoying summer weather so let&#39;s dwell on that. And also, it&#39;s the start of our new ad and we still have loads of delicious summer foods to offer you at great prices. Have a look at the attached flyer and see for yourself!</p><p>New to our dairy department is&nbsp;<em><strong>Becel Margarine with Avocado Oil</strong></em>.&nbsp;While this margarine doesn&rsquo;t taste like avocado, it does offer the goodness of avocado oil perfectly balanced with the great taste of Becel.</p><p>We are also proud to announce that<em><strong>&nbsp;True Grain Bread</strong></em>&nbsp;is available at our store! Cowichan Bay&#39;s True Grain Bakery was voted one of Canada&#39;s Top 20 Bakeries of 2016 by The Huffington Post. Why else are we excited to carry this bread? Read on:&nbsp;</p><ul> <li>They bake exclusively with Certified Organic BC grown grain</li> <li>They use organic butter, organic chocolate chips, organic cane sugar, organic raisins, &amp; organic seeds (sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, flax)</li> <li>They specialize in freshly stone milled ancient &amp; heritage grains that haven&rsquo;t been hybridized over time (Einkorn, Emmer, Spelt, Khorasan, Rye, &amp; Red Fife)</li> <li>They favour natural leavening &amp; slow fermentation methods to unlock the grains&rsquo; true flavours</li> <li>Every loaf &amp; pastry is made from scratch &amp; individually handcrafted</li> <li>The stone hearth ovens add the finishing touches to an irresistible crust &amp; taste experience</li></ul><p>Have you ever had the pleasure of sipping on Goldenmilk? If not then you&#39;re in luck because now you can purchase&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Fair Goldenmilk</strong></em>&nbsp;right here at Pepper&#39;s! Wait, hold on a minute. You don&#39;t even know what the stuff is do you?&nbsp;It&#39;s an organic turmeric and chocolate elixer mix.</p><p>Taken from their website:&nbsp;<em>The synergistic magic of ayurvedic golden milk combined with superfood cacao for a delightful healing elixir. A blend of traditionally used roots and spices, turmeric is combined with curcumin absorption enhancing black pepper and digestion supporting ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Minimally sweetened with coconut sugar and mildly energizing from the cacao, this is a wonderfully fragrant whole food. From breakfast booster to cozy evening beverage, this wholesome mix will keep you balanced with every sip.</em><br /><br />This super-powered blend can be enjoyed a multitude of ways!&nbsp;<br />Hot Drink:&nbsp;1 heaping tablespoon whisked into a hot liquid of your choice. Milks, coffee or tea are all good choices.&nbsp;<br />Smoothie:&nbsp;1 tablespoon blended into your favourite cold drink.&nbsp;<br />Baking:&nbsp;1 tablespoon added to Banana, Pumpkin or Apple muffins.&nbsp;<br />Breakfast: A half tbsp sprinkled on hot cereal, yogurt &amp; berries.&nbsp;<br />Soups: 1-2 Tbsp into squash soup with coconut milk.</p><p>And last but not least, our full-service meat counter has added the wonderfully savoury&nbsp;<em><strong>Berryman Brothers Butchers Pork Smokies</strong></em>&nbsp;to their already stellar line-up. Available&nbsp;<em><strong>in Regular, Bacon Cheddar and Jalapeno Cheddar</strong></em>, Berryman Brothers smokies will make your next BBQ a memorable one!&nbsp;</p><p>Until next week, be well and take care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 15, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-15-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Another Cadboro Bay Festival has come and gone and despite a little wind and cooler temperatures, it was a huge success yet again! Loads of people turned out to see the sand sculpting, try some foods, play games and do loads of other fun things! The park was given a major facelift recently and Gyro Beach is one of Victoria&#39;s premium family go-to places to hang out. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated this year!</p><p>We have some exciting news! As of this writing, Pepper&#39;s has&nbsp;reached 500 subscribers to our weekly newsletter! And that&#39;s amazing because we love sharing news about the store, contests, give-aways, community and neighbourhood events, new products, etc, etc with our customers. But knowing that 500 of you are interested in what we have to say every week is pretty special. So thanks to you all and let&#39;s see if we can make it to 1000!</p><p>Variety is the spice of life. So instead of just sprinkling regular ol&#39; salt on your food, why not add some&nbsp;<em><strong>Herbamare by A. Vogel</strong></em>&nbsp;to really rev up the flavour? A. Vogel is a health focused&nbsp;Swiss company founded in 1923. Their brand offers effective natural remedies and medicinal products made from freshly harvested plants as well as healthy food products and dietary supplements made from organic raw materials. Herbamare&nbsp;&nbsp;is made from pure sea salt and freshly harvested, organically grown herbs and vegetables &ndash; because fresh plants deliver the best natural flavours. With its unique taste Herbamare&nbsp;enhances the flavour of any recipe. Use like salt for all your dishes.&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re like many of us, your allergies can make you feel miserable. We now&nbsp;offer a natural&nbsp;<em><strong>Allergy Relief</strong></em>&nbsp;remedy for this&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<em><strong>Absolut Arnica</strong></em>, both by A. Vogel. Arnica is used for relief of joint and muscle pain, arthritis, sprains,&nbsp;and bruises.</p><p>One more Swiss product to tell you about is an&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Beetroot Juice by Swiss Premium</strong></em>. This not from concentrate beet juice has no added sugar or sodium and is a source of magnesium which&nbsp;is crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation.</p><p><em><strong>Liberte</strong></em>&nbsp;is always coming out with luxuriously rich, artisan yogurts and now Pepper&#39;s has added three new kinds of&nbsp;<em><strong>Greek Crunch Yogurt</strong></em>: Vanilla with dark chocolate, salted almonds and caramel; Plain with salted cashews, praline pecans and salted almonds and Coconut with dark chocolate and honey roasted almonds. The ingredients are kept in a separate compartment and then tipped over into the yogurt when the package is opened keeping everything crunchy until you blend it all together into one delicious, creamy snack!</p><p>That&#39;s it for this week. Stay tuned for another Pepper&#39;s newsletter next Tuesday morning. Until then, take care and we&#39;ll see you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 8, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-8-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Here&#39;s hoping that you enjoyed your BC Day Holiday Long Weekend! That will have to tide us over until Labour Day. But there&#39;s still lots of fun to be had between now and then starting with the&nbsp;<em><strong>Annual Cadboro Bay Festival&nbsp;on&nbsp;Sunday, August 13th</strong></em>&nbsp;presented by Pepper&#39;s Foods! Come on down between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm and enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque Gyro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, arts and craft stations and food and fun for the entire family.&nbsp;Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s is very excited to bring into the store some great, new products from&nbsp;<em><strong>Primal Kitchen</strong></em>! Founder Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete turned best-selling author and blogger who is now &quot;...&nbsp;bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense&nbsp;<em><strong>sauces and dressings</strong></em>&nbsp;to kitchens everywhere.&quot; We also carry the&nbsp;<em><strong>Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise</strong></em>!&nbsp;As Mark says, &quot;In the world of real food, it&rsquo;s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting.&quot;</p><p>Back for the BBQ season is&nbsp;<em><strong>PAM&nbsp;Grilling Spray</strong></em>&nbsp;for high heat.&nbsp;For those who live for the thrill of the grill, PAM Grilling is the secret to grilling success that has everyone all fired up. Specially formulated for no-stick performance at higher temperatures, this grill spray makes cleanup a snap and all your&nbsp;grilled foods simply turn out better!</p><p><em><strong>Montellier Carbonated Natural Spring Water</strong></em>&nbsp;is drawn from an underground spring in Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Quebec and has been bottled in Quebec City since 1984 by the family business Alex&nbsp;Coulombe lt&eacute;e.&nbsp;It is 100% sourced in Quebec and available from coast to coast throughout Canada. Certified by Aliments du Qu&eacute;bec, it is a light, delicate water ideal for any occasion!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has an extensive selection of products by another Canadian family-run business: Chalifoux &nbsp;Dairy which produces the excellent&nbsp;<em><strong>Riviera</strong></em>&nbsp;line of dairy products. If you have not yet tried their cow or goat yogurts, creme fraiche, butters, parfaits or cheeses, you really should put it on your shopping list. And now, Pepper&#39;s has added a new&nbsp;<em><strong>Bio Organic Swiss Cheese</strong></em>! This lactose free cheese is mild, sweet and nutty and pairs excellently with apples, pears, grapes, prosciutto, salami, young, fruity white wines or aged red wines.</p><p>That&#39;s all we have for you this week. Hopefully we&#39;ll see you in the store and down at the beach for the Cadboro Bay Festival!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Ad Correction http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/ad-correction/ Peppers Foods Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:34:00 GMT <p>Looks like we have made a error with our ad this week! The Whole Roasting Chickens should read Kildonan Farm Free Range for $3.56 per lb (while supplies last, no raincheques) Our apologies for the confusion!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 1, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-1-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Happy Tuesday! We get excited around here on Tuesday because, as you already know, it&#39;s the start of our new weekly advertised specials, plus it&#39;s also the first of our&nbsp;two senior&#39;s days (Tuesday and Wednesdays each week!). And when you get a look at the attached ad sheet, you&#39;ll be excited, too!</p><p>We have loads of new items to tell you about this week so let&#39;s get right to it. But first,<em><strong> just a reminder that this coming Monday, August 7th,&nbsp;is BC Day</strong></em>. We&#39;ll still be open&nbsp;but only from&nbsp;7am until 7:30 pm.</p><p>Our first&nbsp;brand new items&nbsp;are also in our ad this week!&nbsp;<em><strong>Campbells Stock First Chicken Stock and Gluten Free Beef Stock&nbsp;</strong></em>are&nbsp;premium cooking ingredients, containing no artificial colours or flavours and the beef stock is gluten-free. Whether you are deglazing, braising or making sauces these stocks will bring delicious gourmet flavours to your best recipes.&nbsp;</p><p>This is a great opportunity for us to clear the air surrounding the caps of these&nbsp;and many other similar products that we carry. <strong>We often get customers returning products with these twist off caps because they mistakenly believe that the product was already opened prior to being purchased</strong>.&nbsp;The seal appears to have been removed.&nbsp;However, manufacturers have made it easier for consumers to open and use their products with just one step. <strong>When you twist the cap for the first time, the&nbsp;outer safety seal&nbsp;attached to the side of the cap will break and you will hear the&nbsp;sound of a click.The first twist will&nbsp;automatically break the foil seal inside&nbsp;for you</strong> &ndash; one less step between you and homemade cooking!&nbsp;Although the safety seal is not visible at first, it&nbsp;remains attached&nbsp;just beneath the opening.</p><p>Another new product is <em><strong>Peas Please Organic Baked Pea Snacks</strong></em>&nbsp;are a delicious, crunchy snack packed with 5g of protein and half a cup of veggies per serving! And at because they&#39;re ad-priced this week, you&#39;ll want to try each flavour!</p><p><em><strong>Everland Organic Coconut Oil</strong></em>&nbsp;is another new item in our as this week.&nbsp;It&#39;s naturally sweet with a rich flavour and the aroma of fresh coconut. And it&#39;s also non-hydrogenated, non-GMO, unbleached, expeller-pressed and contains no stabilizers, solvents, additives, or preservatives. Such a versatile product, too! Pick up a few for your kitchen this week.</p><p>Here&#39;s a really amazing product that we&#39;ve recently put on the shelf -&nbsp;<em><strong>Frantoio Salimei Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)</strong></em>. This superior olive oil is 100% pure olive oil - no oil blends, artificial colours or flavours or any other additives that cheaper brands may contain. It&#39;s imported directly from Velletri, in the Alban Hills of&nbsp;Italy, to British Columbia. This oil has a characteristic fruity flavour, just the right amount of bitterness and a hint of pepper.</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Enjoy your long weekend and hopefully we&#39;ll see you in the aisles very soon!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 25, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-25-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning, friends! Speaking of Friends, actor Matt LeBlanc was born on this day in 1967. That&#39;s right, it&#39;s Joey&#39;s birthday! Alright nobody cares but it does make for a fun fact.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has a few new items to tell you about today, the first being local,&nbsp;<em><strong>artisinal ice cream from 49 Below</strong></em>, made right here in Victoria! This delectable ice cream is made from all natural ingredients with flavours changing regularly depending on the season and how creative their owner Dan is feeling! With flavours such as Vietnamese Coffee, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rocky Road and&nbsp;Cinnamon Crunch, you&#39;re sure to find one (or many!) to settle in to binge watch Game of Thrones with.</p><p>Another incredibly delicious frozen (and local!) treat that&#39;s on our shelf is&nbsp;<em><strong>Deebee&#39;s Organics Organic Superfruit Freezie Juice Bars</strong></em>!&nbsp;These&nbsp;are the first 100% organic, freeze-at-home juice bar that has no added sugars, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. In each bag you&#39;ll get three delicious flavours the whole family will enjoy - Tropical, Strawberry and Grape!&nbsp;DeeBee&#39;s Organics&#39; Super Fruit Freezies are also free from the top 8 allergens - peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat!&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for a new crunchy snack then we have a few new ones for you to consider.&nbsp;<em><strong>Innofoods Organic Coconut Love Clusters</strong></em>&nbsp;are made with three super-seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia) are&nbsp;grain-less and contain real ingredients.&nbsp;The combination of delicious coconut, three super-seed&nbsp;&nbsp;blend and organic natural sweetners&nbsp;are perfect for everyday snacking.&nbsp;Coconut clusters are also great as a topping&nbsp;on your favourite salads, yogurts, cereals&nbsp;and ice cream.&nbsp;Also available with dark chocolate, they&#39;re&nbsp;gluten, egg, butter and wheat free and are&nbsp;vegan friendly!</p><p>And finally,&nbsp;<em><strong>Planters Zen Blenz</strong></em>&nbsp;are premium blends of dried fruits, nuts and seeds and are touted as &quot;contemporary snacking&quot; by the company. All we know is that they&#39;re delicious and are great for lunches, road trips, picnics and any other on-the-go activity where snacking is essential! There&#39;s Chakra Fusion, Namaste Mingle and Nirvana Bliss blends to choose from.&nbsp;</p><p>NOTE - Many of our new items start out being merchandised&nbsp;just inside the front doors before they find a more permanent home in the store&nbsp;but please ask our staff if you&#39;re having trouble finding these or&nbsp;any other item.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you in the store, reading your emailed order or talking to you on the phone!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 18, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-18-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>It&#39;s Tuesday morning and that means the start of another week of savings at Pepper&#39;s Foods! And as always, our newest ad is attached to this email for your convenience. And make sure to tell your friends and neighbours that if they would like to receive this weekly newsletter and ad specials, all they need to do is visit our website, click on the word &quot;Flyer&quot; at the top of the page, and enter their email when the window appears.&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re a carnivore, you&#39;re probably pretty keen on firing up the BBQ and throwing a thick slab of beef on the grill. Especially now that summer is here. Well, finally, after a long absence, Pepper&#39;s is happy to announce that&nbsp;<em><strong>Sawmill Sesame Steak Sauce&nbsp;</strong></em>is now available once again!&nbsp;Sawmill Prime Rib &amp; Steak House is known for its amazing Sesame Steak Sauce. Made from a blend of sesame seeds and other fresh ingredients, this sauce is a must on steaks and also makes a delicious dip for vegetables, french fries or baked potatoes! Once it&rsquo;s in your refrigerator you will want to try it with&nbsp;everything!</p><p>Modern Mill Bay, B.C. is a favourite location for boaters,&nbsp;cyclists and hikers. But did you know that there is now a growing demand from a farm there to provide duck eggs to those who love them? And believe us, those who love them reallly love them!&nbsp;<em><strong>Mill Bay Farms Duck Eggs</strong></em>&nbsp;are now located in our dairy department in a six pack carton and each and every one of them has a photo of the duck that layed those eggs! But wait, what&#39;s the difference between a hen&#39;s egg and a duck egg? Great question!&nbsp;</p><p>Taken from The Free Range Life website: &quot;...Size.&nbsp;The size difference is just as apparent from the inside - the yolk is much larger in the duck egg than in the chicken egg. The shells of a duck egg are much tougher, and it can be harder to get a clean crack, but it also leads to a longer shelf life.&nbsp;When it comes to nutrition duck eggs and chicken eggs are pretty similar in their contents. But in most cases duck eggs come out on top.&quot;</p><ul> <li>They have a higher (good!) fat content</li> <li>Ducks eggs are higher in protein than chicken eggs</li> <li>They also have a little bit more cholesterol than chicken eggs (again, this is a good thing!)</li> <li>They also contain more vitamins and minerals- such as iron, B12, folate and vitamin A</li> <li>They are full of Omega-3 fatty acids</li></ul><p>So give these eggs a try and see if you love them as much as we think you will!</p><p>Who doesn&#39;t love ketchup and mustard? Any burger, sandwich, sausage or hotdog lover undoubtedly has one or both of these staples in their fridge. But wouldn&#39;t it be great to jazz your food up a little bit and tuern it into a gourmet meal?<em><strong>&nbsp;Wildly Delicious Preserve Company</strong></em>&nbsp;from Ontario&nbsp;can help with that!&nbsp;We carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Classic Herb Mustard</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Quebec Maple Mustard</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>White Truffle Mustard</strong></em>. And in addition to their&nbsp;<em><strong>Classic Ketchup</strong></em>&nbsp;we also have <em><strong>Garlic and Basil Ketchup</strong></em>. And if you want more than just mustard and ketchup, there&#39;s an&nbsp;<em><strong>Artichoke and Asiago Tapenade</strong></em>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<em><strong>Roasted Red Pepper &amp; Feta Dip</strong></em>. Great for any occasion, these condiments will definitely boost your street cred when it comes to how you host a dinner party!</p><p>That&#39;s it for this week. Tune in again next week for another of our newsy updates!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 11, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-11-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>This year&#39;s Local Island Showcase was a smash hit again with an amazing turnout&nbsp;so many, many thanks to the customers and vendors who attended and helped to make this event our best yet!</p><p>This week we have a few new items to let you know about.&nbsp;<em><strong>Liberte</strong></em>&nbsp;is always bringing fresh products to the table and one of the&nbsp;ways that they do this is by having a&nbsp;<em><strong>Limited Edition Mediterranne Yogurt</strong></em>. Past flavours have included Orange Ginger and Chai. But&nbsp;<em><strong>their newest offering of&nbsp;</strong></em><strong>Lavender&nbsp;</strong><em><strong>will have you pining for the south of France</strong></em>! It has a subtle yet distinctive taste and aroma and paired&nbsp;with the opulence of&nbsp;9% milk fat&nbsp;and a&nbsp;thick, rich and creamy texture, you&#39;ll want to stock up on this flavour before it&#39;s gone!</p><p>Now that summer temperatures are here, what better way for the kids to stay cool than with&nbsp;<em><strong>Welch&#39;s Premium Juice Ice Bars</strong></em>? These frozen treats taste great and consist of 100% pure juice blends. No added sugars or preservatives or artificial colours or flavours means that it&#39;s a better choice and your kids will love the taste!</p><p>Now here&#39;s a&nbsp;treat for the grown ups:&nbsp;<em><strong>Mr &amp; Mrs T&#39;s Blue Raspberry Martini and Mai Tai Mix</strong></em>. Pepper&#39;s already carries&nbsp;the Margarita and Pina Colada mixes so now your party can really cook!&nbsp;Mai Tai (Maita&#39;i) is the Tahetian word for &quot;good&quot; but we think your next cocktail party will be great with the addition of these two new mixes!</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Stay tuned for next week&#39;s newsletter with more great info on new products, local items, store contests and giveaways and lots more! Until then, take care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 4, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-4-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Canada&#39;s 150th birthday has come and gone and the festivities in the Capital region were plentiful! Victorians really know how to show their patriotism and we hope that you were part of something fun and exciting this Canada Day!</p><p>Here&#39;s one more reminder to help ensure that&nbsp;you come down to the store this <em><strong>Thursday, July 6th between 10am and 2pm for our&nbsp;8th Annual Local Island Showcase</strong></em>. Dozens of the vendors from Vancouver Island and area that provide our customers with amazingly tasty, innovative and fresh products will be here for you to meet, ask questions and try some of their goodies! Every year gets better and better and&nbsp;we&#39;re anticipating this one to be outstanding. Look for the big tent outside the store and don&#39;t forget that many of the items from our vendors will be feature priced for this event!</p><p>Maybe you overdid it a bit on Canada Day and sunk a few too many barley pops. But you really, really like the taste of beer. Problem solved! Introducing new&nbsp;<em><strong>Budweiser Prohibition Brew Non-Alcoholic Beer.</strong></em> All the taste of Bud without the booze. And since Budweiser was one of the first US brewers to introduce non-alcoholic beer to drinkers during the Prohibition Era, they decided to name this brew after it! Look for it in Aisle 5 of the store.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has been carrying a large line of Method cleaning products for years and it&#39;s one of our most popular brands when it comes to customers choosing what to use to clean their homes. Now the creator of Method has co-created a fabulous line of plant-based, non-dairy beverages that actually taste great and are super nutritious. Introducing&nbsp;<em><strong>Ripple</strong></em>, <em><strong>a rich, creamy and satisfying non-dairy alternative to almond and soy beverages</strong></em>! &nbsp;It&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>a pea protein based drink</strong></em>&nbsp;that you can use&nbsp;in your coffee, over cereal or poured into a glass all by itself. Substitute it for milk in your recipes. Pepper&#39;s has all four kinds on the dairy shelves and we&#39;re really excited about this one!&nbsp;Check out these stats:</p><ul> <li>8 g protein per serving</li> <li>Zero sugar (unsweetened original)</li> <li>50% more calcium than milk</li> <li>32mg DHA Omega 3s</li> <li>Vitamin D and Iron</li></ul><p>We think that if you give it a try, you&#39;ll agree that this is your new favourite non-dairy beverage!&nbsp;Check out the company website for lots more information on this excellent product, as well as its origin:</p><p><strong>https://www.ripplefoods.com</strong></p><p>Pepper&#39;s has also added another flavour of&nbsp;<em><strong>Italissima Italian Sodas</strong></em>&nbsp;to the shelf! In addition to the&nbsp;<em><strong>Aranciata Rossi</strong></em>, we now offer the<em><strong>&nbsp;Pomegranate&nbsp;flavour of&nbsp;sparkling soda</strong></em>&nbsp;in a 1L bottle. Just in time for the dog days of summer, too!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now! We look forward to seeing you at the Local Island Showcase this Thursday! Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 27, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-27-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Oh Canada! This Saturday will be Canada&#39;s 150th birthday so we thought it fitting to have everything in our ad be Canadian made! That&#39;s right -&nbsp;everything in this week&#39;s&nbsp;ad is purely Canadian! And much of it is local! So show some true patriot love and buy red and white!</p><p>Now, more than ever, consumers want to know what&#39;s in the products that they&#39;re buying. That&#39;s why we&#39;re proud to&nbsp;offer a large line of products by&nbsp;<em><strong>Ecologik</strong></em>, a Saskatoon-based company that <em><strong>makes&nbsp;super concentrated, eco-friendly cleaning products</strong></em>&nbsp;with a FULL disclosure of ingredients. Ecologik&nbsp;has a cleaning product for the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, the athlete&nbsp;and the household in general. When you see that a 450g container of powdered laundry detergent can actuallyclean 45 loads of laundry like it says it does, you&#39;ll be shocked! That&#39;s just 10 grams of detergent per load. Remarkable! And Pepper&#39;s has a comprehensive lineup of Ecologik&nbsp;products to choose from. Feel great when you buy Ecologik knowing that you&#39;re leaving phthalates, dyes, 4-dioxane and SLES/SLS out of your home and out of the environment.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s dairy department has introduced four new products from&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Foods</strong></em>, the second largest dairy cooperative in the country. We think that you&#39;ll love these new additions to the shelves so let us know how they are!</p><p>Now there&#39;s even more for you to love about butter!&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Spreadables Butter</strong></em>&nbsp;takes traditional creamery butter and adds unsaturated canola oil to make it spreadable. Enjoy the delicious taste of butter spreadable right out of the fridge - which means no more mangled bread.</p><p>Unimaginably smooth and delicious. Enjoy all the benefits of cottage cheese without the lumpy texture! Packed with 10g of protein per serving, and only 110 calories,&nbsp;<em><strong>Nordica Smooth</strong></em>&nbsp;is a smooth and creamy treat can be enjoyed as a snack anytime on its own or with your favourite additions.</p><p><em><strong>Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream Light</strong></em>&nbsp;is a delicious addition to everything - with 50% less fat than their regular Real Whipped Cream. You&#39;ll love it because it&#39;s made with real cream. Your family will&nbsp;love it because it&#39;s just so much fun to spray on desserts!</p><p>And we wouldn&#39;t want to exclude anybody from the fun and deliciousness of whipped cream in a can&nbsp;so we brought in Coconut Whipped Cream!&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Coconut Whipped Cream</strong></em>&nbsp;is made from pure coconut cream. This product is lactose free, dairy free, gluten free and cholesterol free. And it&nbsp;tastes incredible! Try it on fresh berries or your favourite dessert!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. We hope that you have one heckuva Happy Canada Day but remember to celebrate responsibly. Stay safe and have fun!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 20, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-20-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>We hope all the dad&#39;s out there had a terrific Father&#39;s Day despite the cloud and drizzle. Can you believe that another Tuesday is here already? That means it&#39;s the start of our new ad! &nbsp;And because it&#39;s sockeye salmon season&nbsp;our meat department has&nbsp;<em><strong>FRESH sockeye salmon fillets on special this week for only $4.46 per 100 grams</strong></em>. So fire up the grill or pan and choose some tasty fillets for a delicious and healthy dinner!&nbsp;Here are a few facts about this delicious fish:</p><ul> <li>&nbsp;Juveniles&nbsp;remain in&nbsp;freshwater&nbsp;until they are ready to&nbsp;migrate&nbsp;to the&nbsp;ocean, over distances of up to 1,600&nbsp;km (990&nbsp;mi)!</li> <li>The name &quot;sockeye&quot; is an anglicization of&nbsp;suk-kegh, its name in&nbsp;Halkomelem, the language of the&nbsp;indigenous people&nbsp;along the lower reaches of the&nbsp;Fraser River&nbsp;(one of&nbsp;British Columbia&#39;s many native&nbsp;Coast Salish languages).&nbsp;Suk-kegh&nbsp;means &quot;red fish&quot;.</li> <li>The rich colour and oil content of sockeye may be attributed to their diet which includes a high percentage of shrimp and other crustaceans.</li></ul><p>A great compliment to your salmon could be&nbsp;<em><strong>Field Gold Dipping Sauces</strong></em>.&nbsp;These are mustard based sauces and the<em><strong>&nbsp;Honey Lime Ginger Sauce</strong></em>&nbsp;is excellent for&nbsp;dipping pretzels, crackers, veggies or bite sized chicken or&nbsp;other meat or sausages. The<em><strong>&nbsp;Chipotle Red Pepper Sauce&nbsp;</strong></em>combines rich, smoky chipotle pepper&nbsp;with sweet red pepper and citrus and makes this ideal for grilling or spicing up chicken, fish or shellfish!&nbsp;Be the first of your friends to use this in your next party menu.&nbsp;</p><p>And if you happen to have any leftovers from your dinner, make sure you pack it in one of our newly re-designed insulated lunch kits. Now with a place to write your name on the top, we&#39;ve exchanged the all-black motif for one with our logo. Ask any of our cashiers for one when you&#39;re at the checkout!</p><p>Finally, our line of&nbsp;<em><strong>Newman&#39;s Own</strong></em>&nbsp;products continues to expand with the addition of<em><strong>&nbsp;Salted Pretzel Sticks</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Family Recipe Cookies</strong></em>. Who can resist the urge to snack when these delicious munchies are around?</p><p>And don&#39;t forget, with Canada Day quickly approaching, you can get everything you&#39;ll need to celebrate our country&#39;s&nbsp;150th birthday right here at Pepper&#39;s Foods. Everything from deli platters and salads, meats for the BBQ, fresh fruits and vegetables, a large selection of cheeses, fresh, local breads,&nbsp;beverages, snacks, ice and loads more can be found on our shelves (well, not the ice, but we have lots in the back!).&nbsp;</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Now Hiring! Pepper's Foods Delivery Driver http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/now-hiring-peppers-foods-delivery-driver/ Peppers Foods Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:43:00 GMT <p>We are hiring a permanent grocery delivery driver for the following shift: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm, 37-40 hrs/per week.<br /><br />Duties include, but are not limited to:<br /><br />-customer service<br />-taking orders over the phone<br />-shopping orders efficiently and with attention to detail&nbsp;<br />-delivering orders in a safe &amp; timely manner<br />-running any errands that are required away from the store<br /><br />The right candidate will have excellent phone manners and customer service skills.&nbsp;<br /><br />Delivery and/or grocery experience is requested, but not mandatory.<br /><br />*Valid license and most recent drivers abstract is required.<br /><br />Please attach resume to email scott@peppers-foods.com or deliver in person Mon-Fri before 4pm.</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 13, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-13-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>We&#39;re very excited to announce our upcoming&nbsp;<em><strong>8th Annual Local Island Showcase</strong></em>! Taking place <em><strong>on&nbsp;Thursday, July 6th from 10am-2pm&nbsp;right here at the store</strong></em>, it&#39;s an opportunity for you to come and meet many of the local vendors that supply us with a plethora of delicious and unique products! You&#39;ll also get to sample many of their edibles as well as receive great deals on them because they&#39;ll all be feature priced while the Showcase is on. There will be give-aways, prizes and Daisy the Island Farms mascot will be on hand for the kids! Don&#39;t miss this super popular annual event that had&nbsp;over 700 people attend last year and&nbsp;even more are expected this year!&nbsp;</p><p>Chances are you have a box of baking soda in the fridge to keep things fresh. Maybe it&#39;s been in there a little longer than the recommended one month. Or maybe it&#39;s been a lot longer than that. Either way, if you&#39;re in need of a fresh box, why not try something new that lasts 6X longer?&nbsp;<em><strong>Ecotech by Aircoal has a brand new fridge deodorizer&nbsp;that&#39;s made from coconut shell charcoal</strong></em>!</p><p><em><strong>FridgePLUS</strong></em>&nbsp;is nature&#39;s other fridge deodorizer.&nbsp;You&#39;ll love that it really works for 6 whole months like 6 boxes of baking soda!&nbsp;PLUS, FridgePLUS will help keep your veggies longer!</p><p>Toss 1 of the 2 pouches into your crisper drawer to capture the natural ethylene off-gassing of your veggies that lead them to look a little tired quicker.&nbsp;Now they&#39;ll stay crisper longer!</p><p>The other pouch stays in the flow through box to sit on your upper shelf looking much like the box you&#39;re used to.&nbsp;After 6 months, cut open each pouch and release the naturally derived coconut shell charcoals into your indoor composting bin or directly into any soil. It&#39;s called Biochar and it&#39;s a great soil enhancer!</p><p>Kefir (pronounced ke-FEER or ka-FEER) is an intensely probiotic food and it&#39;s gaining popularity in a huge way just as kombucha has of late. There is a lot that can be written about the known health benefits of kefir and also how it differs from yogurt (we&#39;ll leave it up to you to do your own research but just know that there is a BIG difference!). Pepper&#39;s is happy to offer numerous choices for those who wish to purchase it, but now we offer another option: you can <em><strong>make your own kefir using&nbsp;Yogourmet Kefir Starter</strong></em>! You don&#39;t need any special appliances like when you make yogurt. All you need is a pot, some milk, a thermometer&nbsp;and a stove. And chances are you have most of that already. Make&nbsp;6 litres of your own kefir with this product that contains four types of active bacterial culture!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. We&#39;d like to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father&#39;s Day when it rolls around on Sunday the 18th! Take care until next week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 6, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-6-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp;</p><p>Sunny days have finally arrived with June and what better way to celebrate than with a bowl or cone of&nbsp;<em><strong>Island Farms Lactose Free Ice Cream</strong></em>? It&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>ad priced at $2.96</strong></em>&nbsp;(473ml) this week. Whether you&#39;re lactose intolerant or not, it makes no difference. This is delicious, rich and creamy ice cream so if you&#39;ve been thinking of giving it a try, wait no longer! And don&#39;t wait to load up on the dozens of other great ad items from every department.</p><p>Can happiness be bottled? That would be wonderful, wouldn&#39;t it? What about boxed?&nbsp;<em><strong>Happy Water&nbsp;is now offered in a 5L box</strong></em>&nbsp;with a built in convenient spout. This is&nbsp;naturally&nbsp;alkaline lithia water that&#39;s&nbsp;sourced, bottled and boxed in Canada. The packaging is 100% recylable and the box reduces the amount of plastic required to hold the equivalent volume by 85%. And it makes an ideal earthquake kit item. Get ready to get happy!</p><p>With today&#39;s hectic lifestyles, sometimes you just don&#39;t have time to make a delicious and nutritious dinner. And often, convenience meals are frozen and contain loads of ingredients/flavours that would make you want to skip dinner altogether. Well now you can have the convenience of a pre-made meal but with the nutrition you need and the taste you love!&nbsp;<em><strong>Island Fare Meals</strong></em>&nbsp;are based out of Saanichton and offers a variety of culinary creations for the most discriminating diner, and with ingredients that are all&nbsp;locally farm sourced, you can&#39;t go wrong. And they&#39;re all gluten free!</p><p>Finally, Pepper&#39;s has added&nbsp;<em><strong>John Greek Balsamic Vinegar&nbsp;</strong></em>to our shelves.&nbsp;John Greek follows the traditional Greek production method of the balsamico. It all&nbsp;starts with the selection of the ingredients of grape must and white wine vinegar. Choosing the best grape must from a single grape variety and matching it to the right white wine vinegar is the secret that makes this vinegar the most wanted and noticeably different than others. John Greek also offers a selection of kalamata and green pitted olives as well as superior conventional and organic olive oils. Let us know if you would like to see more of these great John Greek products in the store!</p><p>As Bobby Darin used to sing, &quot;That&#39;s all there is. There isn&#39;t anymore.&quot; At least not until next week. And as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles and to our delivery customers, to your emails and phone calls.&nbsp;</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 30, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-30-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 30 May 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good &nbsp;morning!</p><p>As usual, our ad is attached for you to browse with loads of great deals&nbsp;from every department. Prices always go into effect every Tuesday and continue through until closing the following Monday.</p><p>We hope that you had a great weekend in the sunshine! Now that the sun has finally showed up, don&#39;t forget to sign the back of your receipt, along with your phone&nbsp;number, and place in the draw box at the store entrance for your chance to win one of two sit-down&nbsp;kayaks! Draw date is June 20th so don&#39;t miss your chance to win some sweet, summer fun!</p><p>You know what makes summer that&nbsp;much more fun? Ice cream! And&nbsp;<em><strong>Island Farms</strong></em>&nbsp;has three&nbsp;<em><strong>new flavours: Maple Raspberry Doughnut, Strawberry White Chocolate and Pirate&#39;s Bounty</strong></em>&nbsp;(licorice and butter toffee). You can find all three in Aisle 5.</p><p>Everyone knows that ice cream pairs so wonderfully with cake.&nbsp;But who wants to bother with all the ingredients required to bake one, especially if you live alone? Leave it to&nbsp;<em><strong>Dr. Oetker</strong></em>&nbsp;to come up with&nbsp;<em><strong>Mug Cake</strong></em>! Simply combine the pouch with some milk in a mug, stir and microwave for a minute. Voila! Instant cake! It doesn&#39;t get any easier than that!</p><p>Another sweet treat new to the store is&nbsp;<em><strong>Road Crew Crunch</strong></em>. It&#39;s the perfect blend of sweet and salty &nbsp;natural and non-GMO&nbsp;ingredients drenched in fair trade chocolate. And it&#39;s gluten free!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have to tell you about for now! Until next week, take care and have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 23, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-23-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 23 May 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>We hope that you had&nbsp;in incredibly fun, relaxing, safe and memorable long weekend! Mother Nature finally cooperated with us (at least here in Victoria) and brought out the sunshine and warmth and boy did it feel good. Hopefully you had a chance to escape to a local lake or beach to soak up some rays and play in the water.</p><p>Speaking of water, have you ever tried water buffalo yogurt? Pepper&#39;s has been carrying&nbsp;<strong>McClintocks Farm Buffalo Yogurt</strong>&nbsp;for quite some time and it has become a very popular seller and a favourite of many of our shoppers. And this week, you&#39;ll find it&nbsp;<strong>ad-priced at $4.96</strong>&nbsp;for a 500g container.&nbsp;So why is this grass fed, award winning yogurt from Courtney, B.C.&nbsp;so coveted?&nbsp;</p><p>It&#39;s made in a traditional, small batch kettle using 100% grass fed water buffalo milk and culture.&nbsp;Buffalo milk is very different from cow&rsquo;s milk as it is naturally homogenized, higher in calcium and protein and lower in cholesterol. &nbsp;The fat molecules are much smaller making it easier to digest.&nbsp;The protein is different as well making it suitable for many people who have intolerances to traditional cow&rsquo;s milk yogurt. The yogurt is naturally thick without any thickeners, cream or skim milk powder added and has a mild, smooth, great taste.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s is BIG on local products and currently our Produce Department has all kinds of <strong>tomatoes from</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Glanford Greenhouses</strong>. Tomatoes on the vine, romas, beefsteaks and cherry tomatoes in a clamshell package are all available! We also have l<strong>ocal, conventional asparagus from</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Sterling Farms</strong>. And&nbsp;you can also find <strong>local, organic snap peas from&nbsp;Longview Farms</strong>&nbsp;of Central Saanich. These are just some of the delicious, local items that you can find in every department at Pepper&#39;s!</p><p><strong>New this week at Pepper&#39;s is&nbsp;Mediterranean Gourmet Dolmadaki</strong>. This Greek specialty of selected grape leaves stuffed with the finest rice is not only simple but it&#39;s also very tasty.&nbsp;</p><p>It used to be that the only way you could get a burger that tasted like a Big Mac was to go to&nbsp;<strong>McDonalds</strong>. Well, now you can recreate that favourite flavour by purchasing not only their&nbsp;<strong>Big Mac&nbsp;sauce</strong>, but also the&nbsp;<strong>Filet-O-Fish&nbsp;and&nbsp;McChicken sauces</strong>&nbsp;right here at Pepper&#39;s! Why order take-out when you can make your very own Big Mac right in your own kitchen. Or at least a reasonable facsimile of one.</p><p>Type 1 diabedes (T1D) is a serious health concern for millions of people and can be a life-threatening disease.&nbsp;For more than 40 years the Junior Diabedes Reasearch Foundation has been the leader in the search for an end to T1D but they understand that the word &quot;junior&quot; is no longer descriptive of the disease or those burdened with it. Many adults suffer from this disease. For that reason, the organization is now recognized as simply JDRF.&nbsp;If you would like to make a donation&nbsp;in any amount (minimum $2.00) towards finding a cure for T1D, simply tell any of our cashiers and a paper sneaker representative of the <strong>Telus Walk for a Cure</strong> (June 11, 2017 for Greater Victoria) will be posted in the store. Let&#39;s see how many sneakers we can hang up!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. We hope to see you in the aisles very soon. Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 16, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-16-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 16 May 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Here&#39;s hoping all the mothers out there had a terrific weekend and an even better day on Sunday. Coming up is the Victoria Day long weekend and Pepper&#39;s has everything you&#39;ll need to make your weekend a great one! Whether you&#39;re at the beach or camping by the lake, if you&#39;re looking for long weekend supplies, we&#39;re your store. Our flyer is built around the long weekend so make sure you have a look and add some items to your list such as&nbsp;<strong>Heinz Picnic Pack Condiments&nbsp;for $4.96</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Portofino Pretzel Kaiser Buns&nbsp;for $3.76</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows&nbsp;for $1.96</strong>. These are just some of the many features on special from today until closing next Monday.</p><p>New to Pepper&#39;s is&nbsp;<strong>BC Buzz</strong>&nbsp;unpasteurized clover and mixed berry honey! This honey is produced in the Fraser Valley by the finest honeybees in all of the land! This is all-natural honey at its finest!</p><p>To all of our vegan customers, we&#39;re very proud to announce the arrival of&nbsp;<strong>Miyoko&#39;s Kitchen Vegan Cheeses and Butter.</strong>&nbsp;This award-winning company from California produces delectable organic, non-GMO <strong>vegan cheese that melts and tastes just like real cheese</strong> but&nbsp;doesn&#39;t contain&nbsp;cholesterol, lactose, egg, gluten or soy! And their&nbsp;<strong>European Style Cultured Vegan Butter&nbsp;melts, cooks, bakes, spreads and tastes like butter</strong>. Made with organic coconut oil &amp; organic cashews. Made without palm oil or milk products. These products are all winners and we think you&#39;ll agree! Have a look at the company website for more information:&nbsp;<strong>http://miyokoskitchen.com</strong></p><p>We already mentioned that we&#39;ve got what you need for this upcoming May long weekend and that rings true for all you Caesar drinkers!&nbsp;<strong>Caesar Squeezer Caesar Seasoning Sauce</strong>&nbsp;is &quot;the all-in-one essential element to the best Caesar ever made.&quot; Just a single squeeze into your clamato and mix and you&#39;re good to go! Super easy for when you&#39;re camping, too! Oh, and did we mention it&#39;s produced in Vancouver?</p><p>Everything&#39;s better with ice cream! That&#39;s why we&#39;ve added&nbsp;<strong>Betterwith Ice Cream</strong>&nbsp;to our shelves! But not just because it&#39;s produced locally in Vancouver or because it tastes incredible. This ice cream is different than most because Betterwith uses <strong>traceable cream</strong> and 100% real ingredients. They know how the cows at one specific dairy farm are treated (it&#39;s whwere all their cream comes from) and exactly where their local strawberries and other ingredients are sourced. Nothing artificial is ever added. So make your life better with Betterwith Ice Cream!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have yourselves a fun-filled and safe Victoria Day long weekend!&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 9, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-9-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 09 May 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Some things just go great together: Lewis and Martin, cheese and wine, nachos and beer, bagels and cream cheese. And this week we just happen to have that last pair in our ad!&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Wholesome Harvest Mini Bagels</strong>&nbsp;are on sale for just $1.96 per bag and<strong>&nbsp;Philadelphia Cream Cheese</strong>&nbsp;tubs are on for just $4.26!&nbsp;Mini bagels are fun for everyone to eat. Fun and delicious? That&#39;s another great combo!</p><p>Now that we&#39;re moving into warmer weather, we&#39;re happy to announce that <strong>our frozen novelty cooler is back in action</strong> and stocked full of all of your favourite frozen treats! If you&#39;re heading down to Gyro Park, stop in and grab something&nbsp;to keep you cool.</p><p>We&#39;re also very pleased to announce that we&#39;ve joined the&nbsp;<strong>Boomerang Bags</strong>&nbsp;community. Boomerang Bags is a volunteer driven organization that actually makes quality, reusable bags and drops them off at participating businesses in order to reduce the usage of plastic bags.Simply take what you need but please bring them back for someone else to use!&nbsp;Look for the bin outside by the bulletin board.</p><p>Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities&nbsp;in the making of Boomerang Bags &ndash; community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.</p><p>By getting involved with Boomerang Bags, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.&nbsp;</p><p>If you would like to volunteer or just want to know more, please visit the website:<strong>&nbsp;http://boomerangbags.org</strong></p><p><strong>Healing Farm</strong>&nbsp;is a local, certified organic farm located just north of Victoria and Pepper&#39;s now stocks their&nbsp;<strong>Certified Organic, Free Range Extra Large Eggs</strong>. We love to support local. Here&#39;s a description of the farm and conditions that the hens live in:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Our egg chickens are provided with a spacious, indoor living environment with freedom to move and access to constant fresh clean water and only certified organic grain. They also are provided with access to the outside (from sunrise to sunset) to range freely and have access to green grass, the ability to scratch and search for food such as bugs and worms, to have areas for sun/dirt bathing and loafing. We often supplement their diet with fresh vegetables and greens from our certified organic garden. All the above makes our chickens as happy and healthy as possible. No pesticides, herbicides or poisons of any kind are used on this farm.</em></p><p><em>Our eggs are collected 4 times daily from rear roll out nests to ensure cleanliness and freshness of all eggs. When our egg laying chickens no longer lay eggs, they are kept as retirees and remain part of the flock.</em></p><p><em>Our poultry are housed in a spacious state of the art poultry barn with ample light, roosts, clean bedding, access to continuous fresh water and feed, and out of door areas. This poultry barn has been designed and meets all certified requirements as identified by national, provincial and local organic certifying bodies.</em></p><p><em>Our eggs are certified organic, graded in a CFIA approved and provincial licensed egg grading facility. Our cartons are all new, are best before date stamped, labeled and include nutrition information as well as the Canada Grade A logo.</em></p><p>Customers have requested that we expand&nbsp;our line of&nbsp;<strong>Bar Harbor</strong>&nbsp;seafood products to now include&nbsp;<strong>Natural Smoked Wild Kippered Herring</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Skinless, Boneless Smoked Sardine Fillets</strong>&nbsp;in maple syrup so we did! Because we want to give you what you want just ask us if you don&#39;t see something and we will do our best to get it for you.</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for something new to spread your favourite topping on then look no further! Pepper&#39;s has added<strong>&nbsp;Lundberg Thin Stackers</strong>&nbsp;to the shelves. These crispy, organic, puffed grain cakes are light, crunchy and flavourful and great on their own, too!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Thanks for reading and thank you for choosing Pepper&#39;s as your place to shop.&nbsp;</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 2, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-2-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 02 May 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good&nbsp;morning!</p><p>It&#39;s May (finally!) so hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with us and make it sunny, warm and pleasant from now on. Say, do you know what else makes many people feel warm and pleasant? Coffee! And this week in our ad we have assorted T<strong>orrefazione Italia</strong> 340g whole bean and ground coffee on for a terrific price of $9.96! Come on in and load up your basket with these premium blends and add some sunshine to your life!</p><p>New to Pepper&#39;s produce department is&nbsp;<strong>Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups</strong>. Convenient and healthy Superfood salad blends come with everything you need to have a healthy meal on the go. They even included the fork! Just open, flip the lid, toss ingredients, snap shut and shake. Shake things up and try something new.&nbsp;</p><p>Our produce manager, Luke, also has beautiful organic asparagus available from <strong>Longview Farms</strong> of the Saanich Peninsula. It&#39;s a purplish variety for $7.99/lb and it&#39;s going quickly! Make sure to pick some up before it&#39;s all gone.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has added two new kinds of <strong>Annie&#39;s Organic Pasta and Cheese</strong>: Grassfed Classic Mild Cheddar and Macaroni and Grassfed Shells and White Cheddar. Why is this significant? Because these pastas have the same delicious taste of traditional Annie&#39;s&nbsp;organic pastas but with cheese made with milk from grass fed, California cows with year round access to pasture.</p><p>The cheese used in Annie&rsquo;s Organic Grass Fed Shells &amp; Real Aged Cheddar comes from the&nbsp;Rumiano Family. All Rumiano organic milk producers&nbsp;are certified through the American Humane Association&rsquo;s Free Farmed Certified program, which guarantees customers that the organic milk used in the making of Rumiano organic cheeses comes from cows that are raised and treated humanely.</p><p>Next, from <strong>Wild Moon Organics</strong> of Armstrong, BC, we have <strong>Organic Bone Broths</strong>.&nbsp;These organic bone broths are multi-species, made with organic beef, chicken, and pork bones. This produces a flavour that&rsquo;s deliciously balanced and a drink that contains the specific benefits of each species. Then they add six different powerful tonic herbs and mushrooms to kick this ancient remedy into overdrive. Blend everything together with some well-loved culinary herbs and organic veggies, seal and simmer it for 42 hours, and voila! It&rsquo;s easy to access this powerful, healing drink.</p><p>Here&#39;s another new Newman&#39;s Own product:&nbsp;<strong>Newman&#39;s Own Pop&#39;s Corn Organic Microwave Popcorn</strong>&nbsp;available in both regular and light. And as with all Newman&#39;s Own products, 100% of all profits go to charity.</p><p>Until next week, take care and have great one!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter April 25, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-april-25-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Another Tuesday morning has rolled around quickly and that means another week of new advertised specials starts today! We like to take this opportunity to present you with our flyer, as well as let you know about new items that we have recently stocked the shelves with. This week, we have something new and it&#39;s also in our ad!&nbsp;<strong>Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Beverages</strong>&nbsp;(Original and Vanilla) are on sale for a ridiculous price of $4.76!</p><p>Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, BPA-free<br />50% more calcium than milk<br />Only 40 calories per serving<br />Made from non-genetically engineered almonds</p><p>https://www.califiafarms.com</p><p><strong>Lynch Gourmet Chipotle Sauce</strong>&nbsp;is a&nbsp;rich and flavourful sauce that has a hint of smoky flavour you expect yet is not too hot to enjoy. Developed to &quot;WOW&quot; the taste buds, it&#39;s the&nbsp;ideal balance of heat and flavour. Ideal for use on sandwiches, wings, ribs, burgers, chili, eggs and as a sauce for dipping!</p><p>If you like Oreo cookies then you need to try the original&nbsp;<strong>Newman O&#39;s Creme filled Chocolate Cookies</strong>. They&#39;re made with organic flour and organic sugar and, like all Newman&#39;s Own products, 100% of the profits goes to charity. So you can snack without the guilt knowing that your purchase is going towards a good cause.</p><p>And finally, Pepper&#39;s is proud to carry&nbsp;<strong>Le Meadow&#39;s Pantry Handcrafted Preserves</strong>. Created by Genevi&egrave;ve Blanche, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Traditional Herbalist based out of Vancouver, Le Meadow&#39;s Pantry creates luscious jams and bold marmalades using old world techniques. Please visit the website here:&nbsp;https://lemeadowspantry.com</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p>