Early Summer Update
July 10, 2015
The weather has been getting warmer every day and we are enjoying the longest days of the year. There’s no doubt that it’s summer in the Pacific Northwest and we’re all in. Beautiful sunsets, late night swimming, and sunny weather produce – what’s not to like?
It’s starting to feel like summer in our stores too. We’ve partnered with local chef Tom Douglas on our new Summer Seasonal sandwich. The BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch is now available in all stores and it features Tom Douglas’s ancho molasses BBQ sauce drizzled over grilled chicken, nitrate-free bacon, melty cheddar cheese, creamy ranch & organic greens. Give it a try, let us know what you think. And for our vegetarian friends, try it with tofu instead of bacon & chicken.
Summer is also in full bloom out at our certified Organic farm, Sprouting Farms. Our store managers headed out for a farm day early in the season to plant heirloom cherry tomatoes. Just last week our shift leads took a trip to the farm to trellis the growing plants. The baby greens and kale are also coming along; we’ve already harvested a few plots and they’ve made their way into your sandwiches and salads.
The land is exploding with green tomatoes and with just a few more weeks of ripening, they’ll be ready to hit the menu. We planted just over 500 organic, heirloom tomato plants this year - go big or go home, right?
Between spending time on the farm and falling in love with the BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch seasonal, we’re gearing up for a great season. Oh and did we mention we opened our ninth store?? We’re excited to join the Sammamish community at our new store up on the Plateau. Opening day was a huge success with an amazing turnout. Thank you Sammamish for all the support, we look forward to sharing sandwiches with you for years to come. Look out Bellevue, we’re coming for you next.
Chicken Cherry Pecan
May 5, 2015
Our newest sandwich is the Chicken Cherry Pecan, a chicken salad sandwich made with antibiotic and hormone-free chicken, tart dried cherries, spiced pecans and sage aioli bursting with flavor and texture. Add a pinch of baby kale and the handmade bread of your choice and you have a healthy, delicious, protein-packed addition to your Homegrown faves. half 5.75 / whole 11.50 (dairy-free; egg-free).