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Want More Locally Grown Produce? Look Up — Supermarket Savvy

Want More Locally Grown Produce? Look Up — Supermarket Savvy

When you think of buying local produce, no doubt a certain vision comes to mind: a bucolic family farm somewhere just beyond the outskirts of your town, where the corn is knee-high by the 4th of July and crickets chirp in the evenings.   ...more

Fruit Roll-Ups: Buy It vs. Make It

Fruit Roll-Ups: Buy It vs. Make It

Whether you call them fruit leather, fruit roll-ups or “candy tongues” (am I the only one with weird kids?), you know what I’m talking about: those wax-paper-wrapped strips of dessicated fruit juice that the kids today find so ...more

Are More Grocery Products Shrinking than Ever?—Supermarket Savvy

Are More Grocery Products Shrinking than Ever?—Supermarket Savvy

First off, you’re not imagining things. From Kleenex to cake mix, peanut butter to Twinkies, manufacturers have been gradually reducing the size of their products, which makes it harder for savvy shoppers to stretch their dollars.   ...more

Perfect Corn On The Cob: What’s The Secret?

Perfect Corn On The Cob: What’s The Secret?

When it comes right down to it, there’s really only one “secret” to perfect corn on the cob: Buy it fresh. I come from New Jersey, where summer corn is so sweet you can slice it right off the cob and into your salad — raw ...more

Rolling Stone Cover Banned from Checkout Lanes: Supermarket Savvy

Rolling Stone Cover Banned from Checkout Lanes: Supermarket Savvy

A growing number of supermarkets and drug store chains are refusing to sell the latest issue of Rolling Stone, after the magazine published a cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. ...more

3 Things to Make With…Red Cabbage

3 Things to Make With…Red Cabbage

We know: cabbage has a sort of … dowdy reputation. That’s no doubt attributable to those hard-luck immigrant stories of about a century ago, which all seemed to involve cramped tenements, rickety stairs, and the pervasive smell of ...more

Jam: Buy It vs. Make It

Jam: Buy It vs. Make It

I recently moved out of the city to the ‘burbs, and while a lot of stereotypes about California are true, some are super-true. Yes: fruit trees grow abundantly, and a stroll through a verdant neighborhood will leave your little yellow ...more

Judge Bars Cracker Barrel from Grocery Stores: Supermarket Savvy

Judge Bars Cracker Barrel from Grocery Stores: Supermarket Savvy

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to fry up some of that down-home Cracker Barrel bacon in your own kitchen — well, you’re out of luck. For now, a federal judge has quashed the “Old Country Store’s” plans to ...more

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Back when road-tripping Americans were getting their “kicks on Route 66,” roadside diners and small-town restaurants offered a variety of tasty, local and reasonably healthy food options for hungry travelers. Nowadays, American ...more

What’s Real Ice Cream (and What’s Fake)? — Know Your Label Lingo

What’s Real Ice Cream (and What’s Fake)? — Know Your Label Lingo

Time to cool off with ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes and ice cream floats. But before you scoop up your favorite flavor this summer, make sure you know what you and your family are eating — because not everything sold in “ice ...more

Will That Be Cash, Credit or…Finger? — Supermarket Savvy

Will That Be Cash, Credit or…Finger? — Supermarket Savvy

Imagine this: you’re at the register, but instead of handing over a bundle of paper coupons and cash, you swipe your smartphone or even scan your fingertip to check out. Such advances sound like something out of the Jetsons, but ...more

Hate Your Walmart Produce? Get Your $$ Back! — Supermarket Savvy

Hate Your Walmart Produce? Get Your $$ Back! — Supermarket Savvy

Don’t love those apples you bought at Walmart? Then get your money back!   In an effort to entice shoppers who are wary of Walmart’s produce offerings, the retail giant is introducing a 100-percent, no-questions-asked, ...more

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