Saturday, January 7, 2012

Garden Valley Market Swings Into 2012

by Greg Simione

Hello to the first week of 2012,

Most of our visitors to the Valley have left and school is back in session. As we enter our quiet season made even quieter due to lack of snow, we keep plugging along at the Market. With six months under our belt and some breathing room, we’ll review our merchandise selection to ensure we are meeting your expectations. This will be an opportunity to reduce slow moving items and maintain an appropriate inventory.

Some changes have already begun. We recently began to expand our vitamin and minerals selection, as well as the amount of organic produce and organic products in general. You’ll begin to see an increase in the number of Private Label Western Family products, but we will always also carry name brand items. Their products are doing very well because of their quality and low prices.

Some new items this week are in response to many requests for alternative sweeteners and baking items. In addition to Stevia and Agave products, we are now carrying Coconut Secret Brand. Their products include:

Coconut Crystals – Low glycemic sugar alternative – organic –unrefined, gluten free, unbleached, GMO Free, vegan
Coconut Flour –Gluten Free, GMO Free, High in Fiber and low Carbs – unbleached - organic
Coconut Aminos – Raw, soy free seasoning sauce, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, GMO Free – organic (compare to soy sauce)
Coconut Vinegar – Raw, gluten free, high in FOS, GMO Free – organic (compare to apple cider vinegar)
Coconut Nectar – raw, organic, low glycemic sweetener (compare to Agave), gluten free, GMO Free, fat free, vegan

The January 30-day Deal flyers are in the store. Pick one up the next time you shop. Not all items are available and if an item is out, we will do our best to get it for you by the next delivery.

We want to thank Lynne McKibbin, from Dahlia’s Flowers & Gifts, for heading up a campaign to decorate the town with Holiday Flags. You may have noticed them driving into town and on many of the local businesses. Even without the snow, the flags have added to the charm of our area.

Finally, don’t let the lack of snow stop our fun! The Idaho X-Sports Tubing Hill in Garden Valley is open on weekends. They’ve been hard at work making snow since Thanksgiving. It’s fun for the whole family and one of the few winter activities available for our area.

Have a great Playoff-filled weekend and we look forward to your next visit!

Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market

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