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Attention cheese lovers!
Get a disk of Rouge et Noir triple cream Brie for free this week!
Details in the coupon below.
Robbie Sigona's Produce Tips
- Choose Satsumas that have a fresh stem to them. Older ones will have a dry brittle and discolored stem.
- They should look fresh, bright and shiny, although bright color is not necessarily an indication of quality as some fruits naturally have green patches even when fully ripe.
- The skin should...
Pick of the Week
John Sigona partners with local farmers to get spectacular prices on all your favorite dried fruits & nuts!
Reg. $6.99 (4oz.)
On sale for $3.99
Pine nuts have become a very popular item...and they can be used in so many delicious ways.
I love getting great buys on them and passing these special prices to you...last October was the last time we sold pine nuts at such a super-duper cost...just $3.99 for a 4 oz. container... MORE
Sigona's Fresh Press
Olive Oil of the Month
for more info and a recipe forCalifornia Arbosana Brownies with Dark Chocolate Tangerine Balsamic Ganache.
Cherry Fage 2% Yogurt
4 for $2.99
or 75¢ ea.
Sale starts 1/12/12
From Sweet Home Ranch in Dinuba, Ca. Sweet & juicy!.
Reg. $2.99 lb.
More specials here
prices good through 1.17.2012
We hope your New Year is off to a great start! We'd like to extend a special thanks to those of you who shopped at our stores during the holidays - it was one of our best yet and we couldn't have done it without you.
If one of your resolutions was to take a green approach this year, we'd like to remind you to bring in your reusable Devil's Canyon Root Beer growlers for a refill! We're short on growlers (more coming soon), but not on root beer, so bring in your growler and don't forget your frequent buyer card. When you collect 10 refill stamps, your 11th refill is free!
Ringing in the year of the Dragon January 23rd? During the Chinese New Year, many foods and colors take on symbolic meanings, and Sigona's has what you need to celebrate. Come by for citrus fruits, such as tangerines, mandarins and oranges (with leaves intact), pummelos and more. We also have several fresh greens in stock, such as Thai Broccoli and Yu Choy.
See you in the store,
Carmelo & The Sigona Family
Satsuma's Great 'Ap-peel'
by Robbie Sigona
They are my sons' favorite, my favorite, Uncle Carmelo's favorite...they're everyone's favorite! I'm talking about Satsuma mandarins, those little and undoubtedly quick, satisfyingly sweet snacks. Small, sweet, seedless, easy to peel and bursting with juice, Satsuma mandarins are proof that good things come in small packages.
Satsumas are a favorite for customers too, so next week (Jan. 18-24, 2012) we're giving you a free 3 lb. bag of fresh-picked, local Satsumas with your coupon and a purchase of $30 or more. Satsumas for the whole family!
We have two Satsuma suppliers this year: Blue Jay Satsumas from Johnston Farms in Edison, Calif. (just east of Bakersfield) and Family Tree Farms, a grower, packager and shipper of Satsumas grown surrounding areas; they're based just east of Fresno. We've had Blue Jay Satsumas in since November and can hardly keep them on the shelves - they're a bright, juicy fruit everyone looks forward to during the chilly months.
Where our Satsumas Grow
Johnston Farms, a four-generation strong farming operation, distributes their produce, including various citruses, potatoes and bell peppers, under the name Blue Jay. The...MORE
In the Kitchen with Sigona's
Although primarily eaten out-of-hand, Satsuma mandarins are extremely versatile! Here are a few simple, healthy and delicious serving suggestions to get you started:
- Endive and Satsuma Mandarin Salad
- Gluten-free Satsuma Mandarin Multigrain Cookies
- Satsuma Mandarin Ice Cream
- Satsuma Serving Suggestions Click here for the recipes!
More Wattle & Comb Pastured Eggs Coming Soon
Wattle & Comb just bought in 200 more chicks that are ready to start laying petite-sized eggs called PeeWees. This means more eggs - in various sizes - are coming soon!
Attention Wattle & Comb pastured egg lovers: thank you for your patience as the hens lay fewer eggs during molting season - darker days makes for fewer eggs. We know you've been pining for more of these delicious eggs, and thank you for your understanding!
We have some good news, though! Wattle & Comb has added 200 new hens to their flock that grazes just over the hill in Pescadero. These new hens, known as pullets, lay petite-sized eggs, known as PeeWees. These eggs will increase in size as the hens mature.
Wattle & Comb announced this week that some of the pullet hens are just starting to lay so we'll have these adorable, petite-sized PeeWees in just a couple weeks. While pullet eggs are the new rage in the culinary world, they have a certain cuteness factor that appeals to kiddos just the same. They're sized just right for children, and their bright colors (both inside and out) make them fun to enjoy.
Of course, their appeal to children makes them easy for adults to love them even more. Pastured PeeWee eggs contain more vitamins and...MORE
Peter Doran, one of our "Sigona's Shoperones" has 20 years of experience in the beverage industry and is here to help you navigate the world of wine and beer.
Fogdog 2009 Chardonnay
by Freestone Vineyards, Freestone, CA
The 2009 Fogdog Chardonnay features aromas of apple, pear, almonds, citrus and stone fruits. It's full-bodied, yet elegant and restrained, with a core of acidity and minerality that is balanced by warm flavors of pear tart and almond crisp along with notes of lemon and tangerine zest. Dessert in a bottle, anyone?
The wine rounds out with oak influences of toasted nuts and vanilla, while maintaining a balanced fruitiness.
Tips for Healthy Living
We've partnered with Dr. Doug Husbands of Holistic Health Bay Area to bring you a new set of Tips for Healthy Living. Dr. Husbands is a functional medicine doctor, clinical nutritionist, anti-aging health practitioner and doctor of chiropractic.
- Carmelo Sigona
"Orange 'Ya Gonna' Ask About Oranges?"
By Dr. Douglas Husbands
...Well technically speaking, Satsuma Mandarins are not an orange. But they have many characteristics of an orange.
Satsuma Mandarins are also known as Honey Citrus. This is because of their high level of sweetness. The scientific name for the fruit is Citrus unshiu.
An average sized Satsuma Mandarin contains 2 grams of fiber. They contain between 110 and up to 200 mg potassium, which is about twice as much as the average banana. The vitamin C content is between about 31 mg, and up to 70 mg. They contain some interesting phytochemicals. According to an article in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (J. Agric. Food Chem., 2008;56: 8874-8878) Satsuma Mandarin juice can contain between...MORE
Steve Ravet and his children, Alexander, Benjamin, Evita and Dominic, moved fromTexas about a year ago and now live in Woodside. They became Sigona's regular customers after first setting foot in ourRedwood City store.
The Ravet family loves Sigona's fresh selection of fruits and vegetables, specially the quality and freshness. They also enjoy the friendly staff.
Steve's favorite thing about Sigona's is the Fresh Press olive oil and the variety of flavored balsamics. He has already sent some back to Texas too! Thanks for shopping with us, Ravets!
Take a Little Sunshine Home
Our RWC store floral crew can put together a bouquet for any occasion. Just ask!
Beautiful Ecuadorian Roses
Reg. $9.99 dozen.
Available at both locations while supplies last.