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Peach & Tomato Salad with Greens

posted on July 21st, 2014 by Carl Smith

Summertime and the living is HOT! On the warm summer days, who wants to eat heavy meals?! Not us - that's why we came up with a perfect light and refreshing Peach and Tomato Salad with Greens concurrent with our Power of the Peach promotion going on in stores right now! This perfect summer salad is made with a mix of spring greens, sweet yellow peaches, tomatoes, red onions, and feta cheese with an zesty orange vinaigrette - sweet and savory!  The salads are conveniently pre-packaged and served in our Food Service departments. Try one today - we are confident you will love this salad! Peach & Tomato Salad with Greens $6.99 9 oz. through July 29, 2014.       Read More

A Canning Guide with Kilner® for Summer Fruits

posted on July 17th, 2014 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

In conjunction with our “Power of the Peach” promotion, we are thrilled to introduce a new canning and preserving line from the Kilner® Jar Co.  In the late 1840’s John Kilner started manufacturing the first canning jars in Dewsbury, England.  For nearly a 100 years the Kilner® family owned and operated the company.  By the late 1930’s competitive activity forced the bankruptcy of the Kilner® Jar Co. The good news for us is that even though the design of the jars have changed over the years the guiding principle that John Kilner built the business on has remained the same – the preservation of food without artificial preservatives.   Today, there are really two styles of Kilner® jars: the Cliptop, which has a glass lid and rubber seal and closed using a metal clip; and the preserve jar, which features a 2-part lid, a metal screw band, and a metal vacuum seal disc, along with a selection of critical preserving accessories.   A Guide to Jams It is a… Read More

Power of the Peach!

posted on July 8th, 2014 by John Savidan

Consider Bristol Farms your sweet peach go-to headquarters this stonefruit season! We are currently in amidst of our Power of the Peach celebration in-store where you can find the best peaches, one-of-a-kind peach products, events, recipes, and more. Visit us through July 29 to be a part of the action! Click here for more information on our promotion!   Why Are Our Peaches So Sweet? Let us introduce you to the refractometer! Say what?! The refractometer measures the sugar level in soft fruits and can tell you whether the peach you are about to bite into is at its prime eating, or if you need to wait on it. This saves you from biting into an off-putting, flavorless fruit only to leave you disappointed. Neat, huh? A drop of fruit juice on a refractometer lens is all that is needed to measure plant sugars and acid ratios - also known as brix levels. Higher brix levels usually equate to a much more flavorful, aromatic, sweeter, and juicier piece of fruit. Brix levels are a… Read More

Power of the Peach Roll!

posted on July 3rd, 2014 by Craig Tsuchiyama

It’s summer, temperatures are rising so what better way to cool yourself down than with an ice cold beverage and fresh sushi roll made with fresh peaches.  Really, peaches with sushi?  Remarkably, peaches and other soft fruit go very well with sushi when combined with quality ingredients.   We start with a sheet of nori (dried seaweed) and cover it with our own special sushi rice that was blended with our very own vinegar. Next, we lay fresh cooked shrimp tempura on top of a couple of avocado slices and cucumber. Lastly, we cover the roll with fresh peach salsa. The end result is a sushi roll that is complete in all sushi flavors: sweet with a little spice, crispy, and creamy. Available now during the four week span when the peaches are at their best and will be at a special price starting July 16, 2014.  Stop by and check out the Bristol Farms Sushi Chefs as they create the new Power of the Peach Roll and other unique Bristol Farms sushi Read More

Summer Peach Recipes

posted on July 29th, 2013 by John Savidan

Our Power of the Peach promotion is still going strong! This year's fruit is amazingly sweet and delicious. With varietals like the Summer Flame, Elegant Lady, and Zee Lady peaches, each is unique to their own appearance and flavors. We are currently celebrating the weeks of available Zee Lady Peaches. The Zee Lady variety of yellow peach is "the classic" fruit you remember from when you were a kid. Pick one off of Grandma's tree where the aromas and flavors of summer are forever embedded in your memory. Its flavor is perfectly peach and one of the best varieties grown by Summeripe. This is the perfect peach for cobbler, pie, or a tart. Or, perfectly enjoyed in a very simple dessert recipe like the Peach and Almond Crisp recipe provided by our partners, Summeripe. How have you been enjoying peaches this summer? Tell us! On their own, grilled, in a pie? Find more recipes at http://www.bristolfarms.com/promo/power-peach/power-peach-recipes.php   Peach and Almond Crisp 8… Read More

Bristol Farms New Sweet & Heat Salsas!

posted on July 18th, 2013 by Mike McMahon

Just a few weeks old and already one of Bristol Farms' favorite  salsas! The Sweet & Heat collection has taken Bristol Farms by storm. These incredible flavor fusions are new and very exciting. You can always rely on Bristol Farms to bring you great tasting food while only using  the highest quality ingredients. All 4 varieties with distinctive tastes and bursting with fresh fruit or green chili flavor. These salsas are great with tortilla chips or can be used as a condiment to enhance your favorite dish. Like, our peach salsa atop your favorite grilled white fish or our pineapple salsa atop a bowl of vanilla ice cream...the possibilities are endless.   You have 4 new flavors to choose from: Peach Mango Pineapple Hatch Valley (New Mexico style) Come check them out and let us know what you think Read More

Power of the Peach Featured Peaches

posted on July 15th, 2013 by John Savidan

We're in the midst of our 4 week peach celebration! We hope you've had the opportunity to notice what's going on in our stores. Peaches are everywhere! Not just whole peaches to eat, but products throughout our departments, like peach salsa, peach sausage, peach jams & jellies, and even a peach sushi roll! The stars behind all these wonderful products aren't just ordinary peaches. We are featuring three delicious varietals from Summeripe and local growers to our So. California stores: Summer Flame, Elegant Lady, and Zee Lady. Check out some of their stats below:   Summer Flame Bristol Farms is now featuring the Summeripe Summer Flame peaches. They have a juicy, honey-flavored flesh. The unique flavor is a fantastic addition to crisp summer salads and desserts. Try them on the grill with a scoop of Ice Cream! Or in our recipe below of Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Reduction Sauce.   Elegant Lady Summeripe's Elegant Lady peach is a large, round, very firm piece of fruit… Read More

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