Recipes to Celebrate Earth Day
Spring is a great time to celebrate the outdoors - and the delicious flavors it brings. We’re excited to get back to our summer farmers markets bursting with colorful, fresh produce.
As we recognize Earth Day tomorrow, we’re eager to share a special giveaway! Shop in-store tomorrow and you’ll get a FREE canvas bag with your $30+ purchase. Offer valid for April 22, 2022, in-store shopping only.
As the weather warms up with the joys of spring and summer, it’s a great time to get outside and eat some good food!
Let’s get together and cook!
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Go Green with... GREEN!
Fresh green produce tends to be less processed than some other food options. Discover fresh selection from your nearby farmers market.
Use All the Veggie!
Reduce food waste by spiralizing broccoli stems, making them tender and easy to include in dishes. Fresh veggies that need to be used up are great additions to soups, casseroles, stir-fries and frittatas.
Getting produce that is plentiful in your area decreases transportation and supports local farmers.
From the Blog
Ready for fresh produce? So are we! Check out this blog article to discover all the wonderful things to love about farmers markets!
Earth Day Canvas Bags
Saving the world, one bottle at a time!
Join us in awareness of things we can do to be as sustainable as we can. All month, we have been highlighting the opportunity to refill clean and dry Fustini's bottles.
On Earth Day, 4/22/22, receive a free canvas tote, with a $30 purchase, to use to transport your bottles back and forth to Fustini's.
One per customer, while supplies last.
New Basil Crush olive oil is just in time for Spring!
Our Basil CRUSH olive oil is available now! This vibrant and fresh olive oil is flavored by crushing fresh Italian basil at the same time the olives are being crushed. The result is olive oil with an amazing and intense basil flavor.
All the flavors of spring! This simple side dish is fresh, bright and delicious with Michigan asparagus. This recipe uses Fustini's Vinoso vinegar as well as a Medium SELECT olive oil. Click HERE for the full recipe or visit in-store to get the recipe card.
Let’s Get Together and Cook!
Celebrate the joy of cooking right from your home with a Fustini's Virtual Cooking Class. These interactive classes are led by experienced chefs in our community and invite you to discover new dishes and techniques right from your home. The class fee is per household location, so cook along with someone you are comfortable being around or plan to meet your friends virtually via class.
Virtual cooking classes are a great experience gift to give friends and family. We can also help you cook together virtually at a private virtual cooking class. Email email@example.com for more information.
APRIL 28 - TUSCAN SPRING with Chef Christie at 5:30 pm
APRIL 29 - STEAK NIGHT with Chef Laura at 6:00 pm
MAY 5 - HEART HEALTHY COOKING with Chef Christie at 5:30 pm
MAY 12 - EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY with Chef Christie at 5:30 pm
MAY 13 - BRUNCH FAVORITES with Chef Laura at 6:00 pm
MAY 19 - HEART HEALTHY COOKING with Chef Christie at 5:30 pm
MAY 20 - SPRING DINNER with Chef Laura at 6:00 pm
MAY 21 - BRUNCH FAVORITES with Chef Laura at 6:00 pm
MAY 26 - EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY with Chef Christie at 5:30 pm
MAY 27 - SPRING SOUP AND SALAD with Chef Laura at 6:00 pm
MAY 28 - SPRING DINNER with Chef Laura at 6:00 pm
Don't miss any classes this Spring as the Virtual Cooking Classes will be taking the Summer off. See you back in class in the Fall!
Virtual Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting
Fresh Northern Hemisphere SELECT olive oils are now available!
Taste and discover the amazing flavor and characteristics these extra virgin olive oils have to offer. Tastings occur every other Tuesday at 5:30 pm EDT. Purchase a tasting kit and call a store to sign up for a date that fits your schedule. For questions, contact your local store or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curious about what you can expect from these experiences? Click here to check out six things to know about these innovative virtual tastings.
April is "Earth Month"
We want to invite you to join us in taking steps toward sustainability this month. Reuse your Fustini's bottle to try a new flavor or refill a favorite oil or vinegar. By doing so, you lower the amount of glass that needs to be produced as well as reduce the energy used in recycling your bottle. And, we will give you $1 off your order for each bottle you refill, anytime!
Here's how to get your empty bottle ready for a refill:
CLEAN - empty and rinse your Fustini's bottle
SANITIZE - run them through the dishwasher
DRY - all moisture needs to be evaporated
REFILL - visit any Fustini's location to refill your bottle. Because we are putting a fresh product into your bottles, it is imperative they are clean, sanitized and dry to keep the quality of your oil or vinegar
(Fustini's reserves the right to reject any bottles that do not meet the guidelines for safety and cleanliness.)
More Ways to Reduce Food Waste
Not only do these suggestions help reduce food waste, but also will save money and even time!
- Expanding your cooking skills. The more you know, the easier it is to create recipes and save food and money.
- Plan meals and cook extra proteins to use in meals later in the week.
- Only buy the groceries you need.
- Keep track of "use by" dates instead of "best by" dates.
- Discover how to use meal leftovers and unused portions of protein and produce.
- Shop your freezer before the grocery store.
- Use your freezer to store bread, sliced fruit, meat and leftovers that won't be consumed within a week.
- Regrow vegetable roots. Check out this article on Food52.com
Ideas from www.epa.gov/recycle
Here are just a few events planned in and around our stores in Traverse City, Petoskey, Holland and Ann Arbor:
ANN ARBOR–Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 pm; Sat 9-6 pm; Sun 11-5 pm
For curbside or pick up orders call (734) 213-1110.
Ann Arbor's Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8-3pm.
HOLLAND–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm; Sun closed (through April)
For curbside or pick up orders call (616) 392-1111.
PETOSKEY–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm; Sun 11-4pm
For curbside or pick up orders call (231) 758-3575.
In Petoskey, you can also order your Fustini's products through Local Eats. Learn more HERE.
TRAVERSE CITY–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm; Sun 10-5pm
For curbside or pick up orders call (231) 944-1145.
Learn more about these and other upcoming events on our events calendar.