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Wine Wednesdays: García Carrión Fizzy Frizzante Verdejo 5.5

END OF SUMMER SPECIAL! How would you like to quaff a wine that offers beautiful effervescence, bright vibrant flavors, just a hint of fruity sweetness and comes in at a light 5.5 percent alcohol? This delicious “frizzante” wine, made from the Spanish Verdejo grape is remarkably aromatic with pear, apple, peach and citrus fruit notes. Flavors of tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme are balanced by the finish of fresh fruit acidity and sweetness. Pair with appetizers, salads… Read More

How To: Build The Ultimate Burger

Mmmm, is there really anything as delicious as a hot and juicy cheeseburger stacked high with all the fixings? Especially in the warm and breezy evenings of September when enjoyed al fresco, a cheeseburger - whether it's made with beef, chicken, turkey, or veggies is just too irresistible to resist! And there's just no need to go out and spend $20 on this kind of deliciousness. Building a gourmet burger at home is actually quite easy... Because with our very own buttery brioche buns… Read More

5 Autumn time Apple Recipes

Not only do apples keep the doctor away, they keep the sweet tooth satisfied too. We’re all about the autumn fruit, which generally shines in pies and pastries. But the humble apple is quite versatile, making delicious appearances in all sorts of recipes. From apple-stuffed pork loin to apple bran muffins to apple grilled cheese to apples stuffed with sweet oatmeal and walnuts, it’s the kind of fall ingredient you can use again and again... For Breakfast: Apple Bran… Read More

Local, Organic Apples for Fall

Who doesn't love an apple? As summer fades and the holiday season approaches, we're busy working with our partners and suppliers to bring you a ton of delicious fall-themed produce, and a variety of apples are now in season. Produce can be tricky.  We're committed to bringing you only the freshest and most flavorful produce, so when we find suppliers who share our values, we stick with them. As a case in point, meet the farmers of Cuyama Orchards. Howard and Jean Albano began planting apples… Read More

Ultimate Early Fall Grilling Guide

While summer may be over for most of the country, here in Southern California we're coming into our very best weather of the year. September and October mean warm days and breezy nights that are downright perfect for barbecuing with family and friends. Throw in college football or NFL and you have even more reason to grill up some grub for a hungry crowd. And whether you're planning on feeding a bunch of burger lovin' buddies, steak connoisseurs, or a crowd of health nuts at your upcoming… Read More

Game Day Grub: An Easy Recipe For Every Quarter of the Game

Football season is officially here and with it means parties complete with burgers, beer, and Buffalo chicken wings. Because a fantastic spread of indulgences can make winning that much better...and losing a little more tolerable (strong emphasis on a little). Whether you're hosting or you're contributing to a potluck party, you shouldn't have to stress over cooking - leave all that stress and nail-biting for the game! That's why we're helping you out with 4 easy, tried and true recipes… Read More

Great Brews – Alfred Coffee & Tea Now at Bristol Farms!

Coffee and tea lovers, rejoice! Bristol Farms has recently partnered with the hip and esteemed L.A.-based chain that trademarked the “But First, Coffee” moniker. That’s right — we’re the only retail outlet (other than Alfred stores) to sell their innovative line of coffee beans and tea blends, as well as fun accessories. See how you can bring home all the joys of this amazing java joint: Fresh, Hot Coffee? Cool Beans! Brew the ultimate cup of joe with Alfred whole beans… Read More

Hatch Food Truck Coming Your Way!

You know how we roll (quite literally speaking this time)! We're obsessed with all things Hatch Chile Pepper. We treat the entire month of August like the holiday season...of HATCH! With Hatch roasting parties every weekend at most of our stores, Hatch-infused items throughout our store like Hatch mac-n-cheese, burgers, sausages, potato salad, cornbread, scones, crab cakes, sushi, and guacamole, a Hatch chile pepper recipe contest on Instagram, and a Hatch chile pepper scavenger hunt in our… Read More

Bristol Farms A+ Back to School Lunch Plan

With summer winding down, school will be back in session before we know it! Get the kiddos excited for the new school year with new shoes, a new backpack … and new lunches they won’t grow tired of after just one week. From time-saving shortcuts to fun and easy personalized lunchbox extras, we have a delicious and healthy back-to-school meal plan that’s sure to put a smile on their faces every time they sit down in the cafeteria and open up their lunchboxes. Get Your Kids Involved… Read More

Avocado Margarita for National Tequila Day!

It's National tequila day! How do you plan to celebrate? If you're not much of a mid-week drinker, we get it...and we salute you. So feel free to stash away the tequila you scored at 25% off today (you're welcome for that!) and wait till the weekend for some glorious sipping. You can archive this recipe too - since margaritas just don't get much better than this! For all of you who are down for a homemade mid-week margarita, well, we salute you too. Go on with your bad self and enjoy a… Read More

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