We think it’s important to build strong relationships with our talented farmers. Gillis Farms is a prime example of how we’ve done just that.
Duane Gillis is a 4th generation farmer whose passion lies in the Hatch chile. Duane began learning how to farm chile at a very young age with the help of his parents, who were known for producing Hatch chile as well as onions, squash, and other vegetables. in 1984, Duane started farming on his own while still contributing to the original family farm.
Duane is the epitome of a family man who stays true to his roots and it definitely shows. He’s also remarkably knowledgeable with the best Hatch chile growing practices. We’re pretty thankful for that, too.
This year, Duane invited Bristol Farms employees to his Hatch Valley home and his 450 acres of chile so that he could share his story, farming expertise, and of course - a taste of his delicious and meaty Hatch chiles. His mom, in her wise age, told us about many stories… Read More
It all starts in the rich soil of the valley of Hatch, New Mexico, where the life of a Hatch Chile is born. After harvest in late July and August each year, the Hatch chile takes on a new life cycle, transitioning through stages in which spicy food enthusiasts can incorporate this wondrous pepper into every dish enjoyed throughout the year. From freshly harvested to roasted and pureed, below are the many stages the Hatch chile can go through, along with some tips on adding to some of your existing favorite dishes and some new.
Fresh, Unroasted Whole Hatch Chiles - Typically bought in bulk for roasting at home. Roast whole, let cool, remove the skins, and freeze in storage bags for use in dishes throughout the year. When ready to use, simply remove from the freezer and allow to reach room temperature before preparing.
Raw Chopped Hatch Chiles - Roasted Hatch chiles are a preferred flavor over fresh, yet you can add diced fresh Hatch chile to the cooking process of soups and… Read More
Hatch chile season is here! To say we're excited would be quite the understatement. To celebrate our favorite little pepper, our Bakery is proud to serve you with our famous Hatch Chile Cornbread, Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones, and Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies.
Our Hatch Chile Cornbread is a twist on our traditional cornbread with the addition of freshly roasted and diced Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones have cheddar, pepper jack, along with our beloved Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies have a unique mix of ingredients which includes chocolate chips, walnuts, Tahitian vanilla, and Hatch chiles. The combination of flavors in our cookies is out of this world.
If you are looking for lighter alternatives or pairings with Hatch chile, visit our Deli, Sushi, Meat or Cheese departments. We have so many wonderful products to choose from. Keep in mind that chile contains calcium, iron, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins, so that qualifies them as… Read More
Super sweet peaches can be hard to come by. Too often they’re under ripe and therefore, lacking that special sugary flavor that should define the seasonal fruit.
But our summer peaches exude sweetness – with each and every juicy bite.
How do we ensure that our peaches rank supreme? It starts with our dedicated farmers, whose passion lies in the thoughtful and meticulous growing of the exceptional fruit.
Swearing to the Sweetness
Unlike so many peaches you’ve regretfully eaten, our local peaches are tree-ripened until they've reached the peak of sweetness. Our multi-generational farmers we’ve come to know and trust have learned that timing is everything when it comes to picking only the perfect peaches off of their trees.
Calling all Peach Lovers & Science Buffs
The Brix Scale – this system is the key to the sweet peach promise. Our farmers swear by it and now, so do we. It’s used on the farms, before the peaches are shipped to our stores, and then… Read More
THIS WEEKEND, JULY 22 & 23 EXCLUSIVELY AT OUR NEWPORT BEACH STORE:
USDA CHOICE NATURAL SAVE 40-60% ON ALL-NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC & HORMONE-FREE MEATS AND POULTRY!
Get your favorite cuts at the very best prices of the year when you buy in bulk! Our artisan butchers will be on hand to give you cooking tips and cut your selections any way you like.
Here are some of the items you can expect to see:
USDA CHOICE NATURAL
Whole Ribeyes $10.99lb
Whole New Yorks $10.99lb
Whole Top Sirloins $6.99lb
Whole Porterhouses $10.99lb
Flank Steaks $7.99lb
Natural Tri Tips $6.99lb
Ground Beef $3.99lb
Whole Filet Mignon $13.99lb
Whole Organic Ribeyes $10.99lb
Baby Back Ribs $4.99lb
Boneless Loins $4.99lb
Boneless Butts $2.69lb
FREE RANGE AIR CHILLED CHICKEN
Boneless Chicken Breasts $4.99lb
Bone-In Chicken Breasts $3.99lb
Whole Chickens $199lb
GRASS FED LAMB
Boneless Lamb Legs $7.99lb
Lamb Racks $19.99lb
HAND MADE… Read More
One of our favorite things about summer is that it means we’ve got an abundance of organic peaches in store for you. Our favorite stone fruit ranges in flavor from the super sweet and juicy to the tart and tangy. While eating them straight from the hand, with ice cream, or in a cobbler is always appropriate, we’ve found that peaches are remarkably versatile for all types of more savory summer dishes: salsas, chutneys salads, meat marinades, and more.
How to Pick the a Perfect Peach
Nothing’s more disappointing than biting into a bland peach. So how do you pick the best? Well, when you shop at Bristol Farms, you’re already halfway there. That’s because our farmers leave fruit on their trees two to three weeks longer than an average grower, which means the fruit’s sugar levels and maturity are at their absolute peak. Here are a few more perfect picking tips:
Pick up a peach and give it a sniff. Good peaches smell, well, good. Like a peach… Read More
Mmmm....pizza. It's delicious no matter the variation. No cheese, extra cheese, thin crust, Chicago deep dish, extra veggies, sans veggies...we love it all. But what we really love is pizza cooked on the grill. There's just something special about that grilled, crunchy crust covered in melty cheese and of course, all the delicious toppings.
Since it's officially summer peach season and as far as we're concerned, peaches are the more the merrier in the kitchen right now, we've created an ode to the peach in pizza pie form. It's covered in mozzarella, Gorgonzola, grilled sliced peaches, arugula, red onions, and a balsamic glaze. It's heavenly to say the least.
Grilled Peach Pizza
One batch pizza dough
1/2 cup marinara
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella or Italian blend
2-3 large peaches, sliced but not peeled
2 cups packed arugula
1/3 cup Gorgonzola
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup Olive oil, divided
Balsamic… Read More
Peach season is in full effect! While you may be able to find peaches and other stone fruits in store year-round, you'd be hard pressed to match the delicious flavor, texture, and quality of a peach that is enjoyed during peak season. We are crazy excited about the bounty of beautiful, fresh peaches in store, and gracing our kitchens. To provide you with some peach-enjoying inspiration, we've been hard at work incorporating hand-selected perfect peaches into amazing creations you are sure to love. Check out some of these sweet (and sometimes savory) products in store while peaches are in season!
Handcrafted Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze
Our grilled peaches are a new favorite around here, full of sweet and smoky flavor that makes everyone swoon. After we pull them off the grill, we give them a drizzle of our own Aged Balsamic Vinegar to make the flavors pop. Find these in the grab and go section of our Deli.
Handcrafted Peach Salsa
Also in our Deli, our fresh… Read More
Could there be a more perfect food than the glorious avocado? Nope! And lucky for us, it’s now officially avocado season, and we’ve got all summer to enjoy these green beauties.
Haas avocados are the classic West Coast-grown variety, full of buttery, nutty flavor and dense with nutrients. In fact, just one little avocado has 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat (that’s the good kind!). But don’t stop at just one! Stop by Bristol Farms all summer long and keep the avocado love going.
Whether you grill, scoop, dip, or slice, there are countless ways to enjoy avocados! Here are some of our favorite preparations below.
This may sound strange, but believe us - grilled avocados are tasty! Start by selecting avocados that aren't fully ripe, but give just a little when gently squeezed. The trick is to grill a semi-ripe avocado so it does not soften too much on the grill. Simply slice in half and remove the seed, place the… Read More
This weekend only: score our best meats at the BEST prices. Grill them up tonight or freeze for Father's Day. Either way, you're getting some quality cuts at the lowest prices we've ever offered! See below for details! Read More