wheatgrass express

Fresh Flyer 12.8.15
Owner Bonus Buys  Owner Price Regular Price
Local Organic Napa Cabbage $1.99/lb $2.99/lb
Local Organic & Certified Naturally Grown Purple Top Turnips $1.99/lb $2.69/lb
Local Organic Jewel Sweet Potatoes $2.39/lb $2.99/lb
Organic Japanese & Jersey Sweet Potatoes $2.39/ea $2.99/ea
Organic Ruby Red Grapefruit $1.69/lb $2.99/lb
Organic Green D’anjou Pears $1.99/lb $2.99/lb
Organic Fuji Apple Bags $5.99/ea $9.99/ea
Organic Russet Potato Bags $3.99/ea $6.99/ea
Owner Essentials Owner Price Regular Price
Organic Bananas $0.99/lb $1.19/lb
Organic White Garlic $3.99/lb $6.99/lb

Featured Recipe: Sprout Salad for Two

½ bag Power Sprout Salad from Wheatgrass Express
1 carrot, shaved
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
1 small bell pepper, diced
½ cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Your favorite salad dressing

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss with your favorite salad dressing. My go-to salad dressing is 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, juice squeezed from 1 lemon, 2 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids. However, I also do recommend Annie’s Shiitake Sesame and the brand new locally produced HempTonic Vinaigrette salad dressing from P6 producer Ozark Herbal Creations! This is also a basic salad recipe, you can add whatever toppings you would like such as sunflower seeds, feta, olives, broccoli, shaved beets, mushrooms, pecans, cranberries, you name it! The base of the fresh locally grown sprouts is unbeatable!

Featured P6 Produce: Power Sprout Salad from Wheatgrass Express

We’re happy to let you know that Wheatgrass Express has a generous offer in keeping with healthy eating and the spirit of the holiday season: the Get a Salad, Give a Salad donation. Ross and Guadalupe have a new product in our store called the Power Sprout Salad, which is a mix of fresh, locally grown pea shoots, sunflower greens, radish microgreens, red clover sprouts, and alfalfa sprouts. For each of these salads purchased at ONF throughout the month of December, Wheatgrass Express will donate a salad to Seeds that Feed.

Seeds that Feed is a Fayetteville organization partnered with 34 farms in the region to keep food out of the dumpster or compost pile and instead, into the homes of those that need access to fresh, healthy food. According to their website, www.seedsfeed.org, their group has collected 46,652 pounds of fresh food since beginning in 2012! Wheatgrass Express is one of our newer P6 producers joining the ranks of co-op farmers in late 2014. Their local sprout business is located in Springdale, on the web at www.wheatgrassexpress.com, and can be found on Facebook.  They are NWA’s only dedicated wheatgrass and sprout business providing fresh wheatgrass, pea shoots, sunflower greens, mung beans, red clover sprouts, radish microgreens, and alfalfa sprouts to area restaurants, along with our store.

Sprouts are an excellent option at this time of year as a choice for a nutritious, low calorie chlorophyll-packed food that helps to keep you feeling good during the short, cold winter days. All sprouts including pea, bean, radish, mung, broccoli, lentil, alfalfa, etc. are a powerhouse of nutrition; so much so that it is difficult to say which is the most beneficial. Specifically, sprouts contain the vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, along with calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, carotene, chlorophyll, amino acids, and trace minerals. 35% of the sprout consists of protein, and one cup of most sprout varieties only contains 25 calories!

Sprouts of any kind (though the radish sprouts are strong in flavor) are a great addition to salads and sandwiches adding texture, flavor, and nutrition (www.sproutpeople.com). There is even research done by economic botanists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture which supports the anti-cancer fighting claims of compounds like genistein, found in red clover sprouts and other varieties of sprouts. And according to the International Sprout Growers Association, red clover sprouts–out of all the sprout varieties–contain the most significant dietary source of isoflavones, which are proven to have powerful anti-cancer properties (www.isga-sprout.org). The increasing variety of local sprouts that we are able to offer is thanks to Wheatgrass Express! They deliver fresh every week which means that every day of the year you can purchase freshly grown sprouts and wheatgrass and get a great veggie boost during the time of year in which fresh greens are hard to come by.

Another great way to get a jolt of green goodness is from a shot of wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is one of the richest natural resources of vitamins A, C, D, K, and the complete B vitamin complex.  One ounce of wheatgrass is equivalent to 2 & ½ pounds of green veggies! Wheatgrass juice also cleanses and purifies the body by oxidizing white blood cells and boosting the immune system. We have wheatgrass available at the store freshly cut in bags, in small flats for pets, and freshly juiced, all in our Produce department located by our organic, cold-pressed housemade juices.

We’d like to thank Ross and Guadalupe of Wheatgrass Express for this awesome opportunity as they kindly share their fresh, nutritious, and carefully grown sprouts with the NWA community! Happy Holidays!

~Pauline, Fresh Manager