September 27, 2014
Innis & Gunn, a Scottish beer, was originally developed as a way of flavoring the barrels used by distiller William Grant for its ale cask reserve whisky. The original plan was for the beer to be discarded after it had flavored the barrel,
Then, some inquisitive souls at the distillery sampled the beer after its time in casks, and found that the beer had been transformed by the oak into an unusually refined brew.
The brewers describe Innis & Gunn Original as a “smooth Scottish beer with hints of toffee, vanilla and oak.” Come try for yourself – we will be hosting an Innis & Gunn Tasting on September 27 from 4-6 pm. A beer with the depth to take you through the dark months.
Saturday, September 27, 3 pm – the day begins with a pasture walk and sheep management tour at Sheep Hill, with local livestock farmer Morgan Hartman. The pasture walk will be followed by a fiber spinning & weaving demonstration at 4.
Stay for the evening to enjoy a delightful lamb dinner using seasonal ingredients, prepared by Wild Oats Chef Greg Roach using meat from Morgan’s herd. Dinner takes place at 5 pm, and will be followed by a presentation on biodiversity and ecosystem functionality at 6:30 pm, given by SUNY/Albany Professor Gary Kleppel, Ph.D. Dr. Kleppel will focus on the role of sheep in land management, using the Sheep Hill property as an example.
Pasture walk and presentations are free and open to all. Dinner (a full course meal including dessert and non-alcoholic beverage) is $25 per person, payable at the event. Beginning September 13, you will be able to purchase tickets for the meal at Wild Oats Market Customer Service.
To help us plan appropriately, please register for the dinner in advance. Download dinner registration form here. Greg’s menu to come shortly!
September 5, 2014
On September 5, at 1:30 pm join Leanne Yinger, M.Ed., a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, for her presentation How to Kick the Sugar Blues. Learn how to gain control over your sugar cravings and reduce the sugar in your diet, with better health and well-being as a result. A healthy snack (we will use one of Leanne’s recipes) will be available following the presentation, that will exemplify healthy options that can satisfy your sweet tooth. Cost: $5, which can be applied toward Leanne’s 10-day sugar cleanse beginning September 6.
August 22, 2014
Join us for our lively end-of-summer bash – a clambake with our chef Greg Roach at the helm and the Hale Mountain Pickers providing rousing entertainment. All are welcome, and we will have details on the menu to follow. Just wanted you to be sure to get this one on your calendar!
August 7, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2-5 pm. We welcome Nordic Naturals, makers of safe and effective Omega oils.
Nordic Naturals is a leading supplier of fish oils worldwide, offering a wide variety of flavors, concentrations, and delivery forms to meet personalized nutritional needs. Stop by on August 7 to meet Nordic rep Linda Demaio, ask about this innovative brand, and take home samples to try.
With a reputation for efficacy and potency, Nordic Naturals fish oils are regularly chosen for studies by independent research institutions and universities including Harvard, Columbia, Duke, UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Distributing to over 30 countries on 6 continents, Nordic Naturals offers more than 150 products.
August 1, 2014
Our next Member-Owner Appreciation Day is Friday, August 1! We are busy planning our supplier tastings for that day, although we know that Bart’s Homemade Ice Cream from Greenfield, Mass. will be here! And we are hoping for perfect ice cream weather.
We will also have in-store tastings throughout the day. And our member-owners save 5% on most purchases store-wide on Member-Owner Appreciation Days. (Purchases for beer & wine, special orders, consignment items and gift cards are not discounted).
Enjoy your summer and we hope to see you at Member Day in August!
July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 3-6 pm – stop in get glamorous with a taste of Veuve du Vernay Brut and Brut Rose.
Friday, July 25, 12-3 pm – Tierra Tasting! For many years Tierra Farm, a certified organic supplier, has provided Wild Oats with a variety of the organic raw and locally roasted nuts, chocolate covered nuts, trail mixes and Fair Trade coffees. Whether you have been enjoying their products for years or are new to Tierra, you will want to join us for a taste of the delicious products offered by this Valatie, NY-based business.
July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 17 4-6:30 pm and Thursday, July 24, 4-6:30 pm – We are delighted to welcome Mel, founder of Global Village Cuisine in White River Junction, Vermont, for a demo of his healthy, allergy-friendly, ready-to-eat meals, which capture the traditional tastes of African cuisine, with an emphasis on ancient grains, hearty beans, leafy greens; and occasional use of lean meats. Mel will be sampling his: curry vegetable samosas; chicken & spinach samosas; African no-nut vegan stew; Ethiopian vegetable & lentils combination; and his Kenyan sauteed kale with millet & brown rice. This sounds like a tasty demo making delicious use of healthy ingredients. We hope you can stop by to try Global Village Cuisine, now available in our grab n’ go case.
July 18, 2014
Our chefs, Greg Roach and Leigh-Anne Nicastro, team up to deliver some tasty southern-style ribs on the Wild Oats BBQ. We will have more information, but we are hoping to get a foot-stomping band for this evening to go with our mouth watering BBQ. We’ll be grilling from approximately 5-7:30 pm (specific time may change). Hope you can join us! Link to the menu.