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Bristol’s Own Virginia Peanuts

posted on April 18th, 2017 by Don Bandow

OUR PEANUTS. Our Virginia Peanuts are one of only four types of peanuts grown in the US. They represent only 15% of the total U.S. peanut production. While this variety of peanut is already considered the largest kernel size of all four types, we only source the “cream of the crop” for our delicacies, the very highest market grade available – Super Extra Large. Please note that the actual size of the Super Extra Large Peanut may vary from season to season, depending on the growing conditions of the seasonal crops. Less than 3% of all Virginia Peanuts grown meet the strict standards of this grade. And you can be assured we have sourced the finest and largest available. OUR PROCESS. All of our Virginia Peanuts are prepared by our Roastmaster in small batches, using the same time-honored recipes. A roasting process that cannot be duplicated by mass production methods. Our peanuts are hand-cooked in pure golden peanut oil with no additives or preservatives to alter the… Read More

Air Popped Popcorn!

posted on April 5th, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

Popcorn cures the hungries like no other snack: it’s packed with fiber, has a low glycemic index and tastes delicious. And ours is popped with air, not oil, so it’s even healthier! Made locally in small batches Read More

Everything you need for Passover!

posted on March 31st, 2017 by Sara Trujillo

Passover begins Monday April 10th. Bristol Farms has been working hard to create an everything you need, one stop shop for all of our Jewish families and friends. Need beef brisket? No problem. Need matzo ball soup? No problem. If you're planning on entertaining a large or small group, Bristol Farms catering teams can help you with hot or cold meals and delivering to your home - with advance notice. Here is everything you need to know about what Bristol Farms departments have available for Passover: IN OUR CATERING DEPARTMENT: This years catering menu will include beef brisket, holiday poached salmon, rotisserie chicken, and many more delicious entrees. To complement them, we have prepared many sides such as chopped liver and traditional latkas. Please call our Catering Hotline at 888-726-7271 or visit your local Bristol Farms to speak with one of our Catering Specialists who will help plan your Passover meal!  Our 2017 Passover Menu can be viewed here! IN OUR… Read More

The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

posted on February 15th, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

Coconut oil is far more than just a trendy fad. You may know of a few uses for it, like using it as a replacement for olive oil in a pan or moisturizing your hair but it has an incredible amount of benefits in the kitchen, around the house, and in your beauty routine. We now sell Bristol Farms Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in a 16 oz or 32 oz jar. Kitchen: Mix it with spoonful in coffee and mix together in a blender (better than stirring) Coconut oil can withstand up to 450 degrees (100 degrees more than EVOO) so use it in a stirfry or when making sweet potato fries Use it to grease cookie trays and cooking utensils Add it to your smoothies Around the house: Use it to remove labels from jars or stickers from new purchases Polish furniture Remove rings from swollen fingers .Fix squeaky hinges Natural shoe shine Beauty Hand cream Clean makeup brushes Make a hair and face mask Remove makeup A natural shaving cream .Stop bug bites… Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

The benefits of our apple cider vinegar are many: it’s a must in the kitchen (makes a delicious salad dressing). It’s also a great tonic for digestion and a terrific conditioner for your hair. A staple for any household. Apple Cider Hair Rinse: Combine 1 cup water with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. After shampooing, apply to hair and rinse thoroughly. No need for conditioner! Unlike conventional products, Apple Cider Vinegar won't weigh hair down, and leaves it feeling luscious and strong! Apple Cider Vinegar Tea: Mix: 1 cup hot water, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon raw organic honey. Sip this tea in the morning to help relieve joint pain, inflammation, and chronic sore throat. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and cinnamon for a weight loss detox and energy boost! Read More

Bristol Farms' Artisanal Bronze‑Died Pasta

posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Mike McMahon

Italy is home to the world’s best pasta artisans, so we traveled to Italy’s breathtaking Molise region to create our very own line of pastas. Made from Italian-grown durum wheat semolina, our pasta is crafted in the authentic, old-world Italian tradition. The difference between our pasta and others lies in the process: the dough is extruded slowly through bronze dies and then patiently air-dried on looms and wooden trays for up to 20 hours. The result is a rustic, flavorful pasta with a perfect al dente bite. Though it pairs beautifully with our new Marinara Sauce, it’s so delicious all you really need is a bit of butter or olive oil to enjoy. Stock up on our new Artisanal Pasta so you’ve always got an exceptional, family-friendly meal at the ready.   Read More

New! Bristol Farms Organic Bottled Teas

posted on March 28th, 2016 by Don Bandow

Bristol Farms is proud to offer our new organic ready to drink teas in four delicious flavors: Black Tea, Peach Tea, Green Tea Citrus, and Unsweetened Passion Fruit. Our teas are brewed with premium organic tea leaves sourced from the finest tea gardens from around the world - never from concentrate. Bristol Farms Iced Teas are less processed meaning some of the good stuff tends to settle at the bottom. It's best to shake well before serving. Our sweetened teas contain only 40 calories per bottle. Enjoy these teas chilled - they’re perfect for sipping on during warm days of spring and summer. Black Tea For those who enjoy a cup of black tea daily but want something cool and refreshing in summer, try Bristol Farms Organic Black iced tea. Retaining black tea's stronger flavor, Organic Black is an energizing tea, with a perfect touch of cane sugar and honey. Peach Tea Flood your senses with the pleasant aroma and taste of ripened peaches. On first sip, Bristol Farms Organic Peach… Read More

Irish Soda Bread

posted on March 11th, 2016 by Lauren Pepin

Serve up a slice of the Emerald Isle this St. Patrick’s Day with Bristol's Own Irish Soda Bread! Irish Soda Bread was a traditional staple in Irish households, or farms to be correct. Since these homes were isolated and spread out, they had their own hearths for baking, and being a poor country, they ate bread with every meal. The hearth method of baking created a tender and dense bread with a hard crust and a slight twang in flavor. The Irish Soda Bread of today has been enhanced to have a slightly sweet flavor and it has raisins in it. Warm it up, slap some traditional Irish Kerrygold butter on it and you have a meal! At Bristol Farms we believe Irish Soda Bread to be an everyday item and you can find it in most of our locations. If you are like me though, sometimes if you see it every day you may not realize just how special it is. I can remember the first time I tried our Irish soda bread - I was a cashier at our Newport Beach store for a few years, but didn’t think this… Read More

We've got your Award Winning Food

posted on February 25th, 2016 by Nicole Vuletich

Feed a crowd with our Award Winning Food while you and guests enjoy the unveiling of this year’s best-loved movie categories. Below are some of our favorite party foods that are an absolute cinch to serve, leaving more time for you to tune in. Handmade Dungeness Crab Cakes - Our Dungeness cakes are crafted right in our seafood department by adding our own special blend of all natural seasonings with fresh cooked Dungeness crab meat. By using the same high quality crab meat we sell on a daily basis, our crab cakes will also taste as fresh as if you just made them from scratch. If you prefer the delicate, slightly salty and sweet flavor of Dungeness crab, I think you’ll agree these cakes rival the Maryland style crab cakes – at least here on the West Coast. Chop Shop Guacamole - Each morning, our Produce crew mixes up a fresh batch of housemade guacamole using only the freshest seasonal produce. Guacamole may be a pretty common dip, but not all guacs are created equal - our… Read More

Bristol's Own Handmade Dungeness Crab Cakes

posted on February 19th, 2016 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Do you ever crave that Dungeness crab cake you had while on vacation somewhere in the Pacific Northwest?  How about being able to have a fresh, handmade Dungeness crab cake that you can take home and put on the stove without the added fuss or mess? Our Dungeness cakes are crafted right in our seafood department by adding our own special blend of all natural seasonings with fresh cooked Dungeness crab meat. By using the same high quality crab meat we sell on a daily basis, our crab cakes will also taste as fresh as if you just made them from scratch. Maryland might hold the tradition of crab cakes but these Pacific Northwest style crab cakes are sure coming on strong. If you prefer the delicate, slightly salty and sweet flavor of Dungeness crab, I think you’ll agree these cakes rival the Maryland style crab cakes - at least here on the West Coast. By the way, our handmade Dungeness Crab Cakes are on sale now through February 23. As with all wild caught seafood, certain fishing… Read More

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