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We’re Going on a Picnic, and I’m Taking…
Tuesday April 23rd 2013, 9:00 am
Filed under: Apothecary,Grocery

April 23rd is National Picnic Day!  While the weather is still hit or miss, we want to make sure you’re ready when the sun does comes out so you can spend some time with loved ones at your favorite outdoor spot.  Tell us about your favorite picnic food creations and be entered to win the following picnic supplies:


Picnic Day Giveaway (value $150) includes:

BlueQ Bag
5 Sistema Containers
2 Preserve Containers
World Centric Cups, Cutlery, and Plates
Coola Sunscreen
Matt’s Organic Lemonade
Tyrrell’s Chips
AND a $50 Gift Card to purchase your fave picnic foods!

Looking for more ideas for perfect picnic foods? Check out our Picnic Pinterest Board!

Never, Ever Lamb
Thursday April 11th 2013, 6:19 pm
Filed under: Meat & Seafood,Uncategorized

Lamb can be a welcome change of pace from beef or pork, and it pairs well with so many flavors, making it fun to cook and even more fun to eat! Looking for the right cut and superior quality of lamb for your spring recipes? Plum Market is very excited to feature our favorite:  Mountain State Rosen (MSR), coming to you fresh from our butcher cases.


We love MSR and here’s why:

MSR lamb is 100% born and raised in the US by families of ranchers and growers who are dedicated to their land, their animals, and their trade. The lamb comes from MSR’s own co-op family of ranchers, primarily in the Western States.

Mountain States Rosen was the first company to offer an All Natural, Never Ever lamb program, ensuring the animals never receive antibiotics or added hormones.  Their vertical integration ensures “best in class” products from the feed,  to processing,  and delivery.

Mountain States Rosen is committed to producing the highest quality lamb in a responsible manner, focusing on 5 pillars of sustainability:  Animal Care-in-Production, Environmental Quality, Economic Viability, Social Viability, and Community Support.  All of these standards combine to help make Mountain States Rosen producers of the highest quality lamb.

Now, how to cook it…

We’ve scoured the World (wide web) to find some of the tastiest lamb recipes around, so check out these, and some other great recipes for Spring on our Pinterest board!

Spring [Beer] is Finally Here!
Wednesday April 03rd 2013, 5:40 pm
Filed under: Mad Picks | Wine, Beer, & Spirits,Uncategorized

It may not feel like it now, but it’s Spring, and warm weather is just around the corner! What does that mean for beer drinkers? It means everyone’s favorite, fruity summer ale is back! Our shelves are stocked with Bell’s Oberon. Enjoy this seasonal wheat beer with one of our many exotic selections of citrus fruit or some succulent, red raspberries for a perfect warm weather snack.


Spring beers have something to offer for everyone. So what else is our beer team drinking this season? They’ve come up with a couple of their favorite craft selections for you…

Experience one of Grand Rapid’s finest brews, Founders All Day IPA. It’s sharp hop profile, light body, and pleasantly crisp, bitter finish is perfect for an afternoon ball game or BBQ. Like Oberon and All Day IPA? How about Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’? This unique California beer flaunts a silky body, strong hoppiness and a complex wheat flavor that is sure to help you relax after some springtime gardening or mowing the lawn on a sunny afternoon.

alldayipa       lagunita