Operation Holiday Hope to give away 50,000 pounds of free groceries for Thanksgiving
In anticipation to celebrate this Thanksgiving, shoppers are experiencing skyrocket prices for their long awaited holiday feasts. Views Bar and Grill’s giveback program, “Operation Holiday Hope” is geared up and prepared to tackle this snafu by providing free groceries to over 500 families in metro Detroit.
Hyperlocal products wanted for Meijer’s Rivertown Market in Detroit
Rendering of Rivertown Market on East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. DETROIT – Meijer’s new Rivertown Market in Detroit is searching for hyperlocal products before it opens for business later this year on East Jefferson Avenue. The store has a goal of 2,000 local products and is inviting local businesses to submit their offerings for consideration right here. This small format store will be located at 1475 East Jefferson Ave. Meijer has three other such “small format” stores: Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids, Woodward Corner Market in Royal Oak, and Capital City Market in Lansing.
Detroit grocery store destroyed in large fire on city’s east side
DETROIT – A large fire destroyed an important part of a Detroit neighborhood. Harper Food Center, located near the intersection of Harper Avenue and Newport Street, was completely destroyed in a fire Saturday night. Large flames and heavy smoke poured out of the only full-service grocery store in the community. A neighborhood grocery store is nothing -- reduced to nothing.”AdThe loss of Harper Food Center is hard to underestimate. Detroit has long struggled with access to full-scale grocery store access.
Groceries delivery driver shot, carjacked in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A man was shot in his leg when he was robbed while delivering groceries Tuesday night to a home on South Gainsborough Avenue in Royal Oak. Police said two men approached the delivery driver just after 9 p.m. in the 700 block of South Gainsborough Avenue. The victim’s vehicle was a gray 2007 Toyota Camry with Michigan license plate 5MP N71. Royal Oak police detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Royal Oak Police Department at 248-246-3500.
Boy Scouts to help unload groceries at Ann Arbor food drive on Saturday
ANN ARBOR – Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 27 will be on hand Saturday at the St. Francis Parish Food Drive to help donors move groceries from their cars to the church from 2-6 p.m.Members of the National Eagle Scout Association NESA Alumni of Michigan will also be on site. Scouts will be in uniform at the front of the church for those who need assistance. The St. Francis Parish Food Drive is running now through Sunday. To sign up to make deliveries to these organizations on Sunday, click here. St. Francis of Assisi Parish is at 2250 E. Stadium Blvd.
Heres a way to beat the crowds at Eastern Market
Eastern Market is a popular place to be and sometimes that means things can get busy! Lonni Thomas, Senior Market Manager at Eastern Market, joined host Jason Carr to talk about how you can enjoy a smaller version of Eastern Market Saturdays on Tuesday. The Tuesday Market under Shed 2 allows you to get everything you need with a smaller crowd. They also offer free fitness classes that are under Shed 3 including a Zumba class and a yoga class. While Tuesday Markets is a smaller version of Saturday Markets, you will see some of the vendors that you will also see on Saturday.
ALDI frozen dessert recalled for undeclared cashew allergen
A vegan frozen dessert has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for potentially containing an undisclosed cashew allergen. As of July 31 the FDA has recalled non-dairy frozen desserts by the brand Earth Grown because they may contain an undeclared cashew allergen. Officials say the recalled products will be removed from ALDI stores and the company is conducting a review of their allergen controls. Anyone with questions can contact customer service at 800-776-7076 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers may contact Customer Contact at 800-776-7076 Monday through Friday from 8a-5p ET.
Celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day at this Livonia market
Livonia National Wine and Cheese Day is this Saturday, and we thought wed help you get ready. Joes Produce and Gourmet Market in Livonia has everything you need to make the day special. Jason Carr was joined by Fillipo Morandi, the Wine Director at Joes Produce, and Cheyenne Rodler, their Cheese Manager, over video chat. Joes Produce is a second-generation owned gourmet market. If you would like to try out the wine and cheese at Joes Produce and Gourmet Market, they are located at 33152 W Seven Mile Road in Livonia.
Meijer will require masks to enter any store in Midwest
DETROIT Meijer will begin requiring customers to wear a mask at all stores to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This new requirement is in addition to the retailers locations where executive orders are already in place requiring people to wear face coverings at retail locations. Customers who have medical conditions that prevent them from wearing face coverings are exempt, Meijer said. Meijer currently operates 253 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Meijer joins Walmart, Target and CVS, among other companies, who are requiring masks in stores.
Westside Farmers Market returns to Ann Arbors west side July 9
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On July 9, the Westside Farmers Market will return to the parking lot of Zingermans Roadhouse for its 15th season. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday until Oct. 8, community members can stop by the farmers market to pick up locally grown produce and to meet Michigan farmers and vendors. We are incredibly excited to be bringing our farmers market back to the Ann Arbor community for the fifteenth year, said Alexander Steward, director of the Westside Farmers Market in a statement. Parking in the Zingermans Roadhouse lot is free. Founded in 2005, the Westside Farmers Market accepts food access programs including SNAP cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project Fresh and WIC Project Fresh.
Metro Detroit grocery service offers quick delivery, pickup of fresh produce
LIVONIA, Mich. A new Metro Detroit grocery service is offering to deliver local produce to residents doorsteps the day after its ordered. Produce at grocery stores can sometimes be more than a week old, and its possible many people have already touched it. John Sitko and Brad Berry came up with the idea of Farmstop before people were afraid to go to grocery stores because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The flavor is there.The Farmstops model became even more relevant after the pandemic hit. Our customers dont have to worry about going into a store, how many people are touching (the food), Sitko said.
Canton Farmers Market 2020 season: Vendors, staff required to wear masks
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Canton Farmers Market will be back Sunday, July 12 at Preservation Park (located at 500 N. Ridge Road in Canton Township) while the coronavirus pandemic continues. All vendors and farmers market staff will be required to wear face masks and market-goers are strongly encouraged to don protective face-coverings.Organizers also say the market shopping area will be fenced off with only one entrance and exit, located off of Ridge Road. With current Michigan gathering size limitations in place, market-goers may be asked to cue and wait before accessing the market grounds depending on crowd sizes. The Canton Farmers Market will be open each Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through October 25, 2020, and will feature a variety of local produce. Expected items for the first market include: beets, berries, broccoli, apples, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant and more.
Here are the new store hours, dedicated shopping times for Meijer locations in Michigan
DETROIT – Meijer announced Thursday it is adjusting store hours and dedicated shopping times to help customers get their groceries during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Pay-at-the-pump gas station locations will stay open 24 hours a day, Meijer announced. Dedicated shopping time for essential service workers and Meijer team members will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Essential service workers includes all medical workers, first responders and law enforcement officers, according to the company. “These extended hours will best serve all our customers and provide more flexibility to shop Meijer stores,” Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said.
Want to get more use out of your groceries? Here’s how you can!
Are you finding your groceries aren’t standing the test of time? There are ways you can extend the life of your produce and stretch how many your recipes will feed. Bethany Thayer, a nutritionist for Henry Ford Health System, spoke to Tati Amare about ways you can make your groceries last longer and go further. Also, freeze fruits and veggies when getting close too ripe. Consider cooking the fruits and veggies before freezing and purée them or freeze them whole.