Summer is here! Okay, so it’s cold right now, but this is Tallahassee. Wait a couple of days and it will be blazing hot again. What is refreshingly satisfying on those hot, hot days? Summer seasonals, and nothing says summer like strawberry lager. Abita makes their Strawberry Harvest by adding real strawberry juice to a crisp, clean lager. Every year we hold our breath until it arrives. Only joking, but we do get excited. Come and get some now. And if you’re deprived enough to have never tasted this beer, we’ll see you at our beer tasting tomorrow, March 2 from 4:30 pm-6 pm, where... Read more
By Joe Childs
For several months New Leaf Market patrons have taken the opportunity to have their nutritional status analyzed through a proprietary scanning technology provided by NuSkin Enterprises. The scanner measures the level of carotenoid antioxidants in skin tissue, an important indicator of the body’s ability to fend off and repair free radical damage that can have serious health consequences. As the local representative, I perform the scans at minimal cost with all proceeds donated to Nourish the Children, a NuSkin initiative to feed malnourished children in underdeveloped... Read more
By Michele Hatton
The fluctuating temperatures can be brutal on our skin. New Leaf’s line of nourishing skin care products can soften those chafed hands and parched lips. The balms, creams, tonics, serums and butters are all there waiting for you to bring your dry winter skin some soothing relief. The New Leaf Market (NLM) Wellness staff spends many hours on your behalf choosing skincare companies whose ingredients are free of pesticides and other harmful products, even if such products do not carry the “certified organic” label, which requires that 95 percent of the ingredients are... Read more
I’m not a big fan of hard cider because it is usually too sweet. If I wanted an alcoholic juice I would just use apple juice as a mixer. That being said, I’m very impressed with a recent addition to our beer case. Imagine the taste and aroma of fresh maple syrup and brown sugar...now think of a clean and crisp apple cider. Woodchuck Spring, their aptly named spring seasonal, will make you think you're sitting in a warm sugarhouse in the Vermont countryside. This handcrafted cider has a delicate sweetness that does not overpower the palate, a smokiness that is reminiscent of yummy bacon (... Read more
By Michele Hatton
Did the holidays serve up an extra half-inch to your waistline? Get back in shape with pickles, a reliable food that entered the human diet 4,000 years ago. These beloved briny snacks contain little or no fat, few calories and are quite easy to make at home.
Almost any vegetables—cucumbers, sugar peas, carrots, cauliflower, shredded cabbage, turnips—can be pickled using either vinegar or a brine (a mixture of salt and water). Brined pickles are fermented, which not only makes them grow sour but causes them to be suffused with the friendly gut bacteria, ... Read more
Vegan but love beer? Wondering why beer, which is made from water, malt, hops and yeast wouldn’t be vegan in the first place? Well, it seems as if some brewers use a thing called isinglass as a clarification agent. Isinglass is made from the bladder of sturgeons and, in some beers, is added after fermentation to help settle the yeast to the bottom of the tank. No need to be worried though, a vast number of breweries do NOT use it. Still worried? Never fear! Here are some vegan friendly beers that we have in the store right now. New Leaf has your vegan back.
Anderson Valley Brewing... Read more
We're making room for new exciting cheeses, which means now's your chance to snag gourmet cheeses at discontinued prices. Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, normally $16.97 each, is now only $9.97. German Tilset and Cantalet are on sale for $9.87 per pound and $8.97 per pound respectively, a savings of $6 per pound. Cave Aged Mimolette is a steal at $12.27 per pound (regularly $20.47 per pound) and P'Tit Basque is reduced to $... Read more
By Crystal Wakoa
Stuffy nose? Starting to sneeze? Super Soup to the rescue!
Super Soup is the brainstorm of Kelly Green of Gulf Breeze, Florida. Kelly assembled all the cold-fighting remedies she learned from her parents and relatives while growing up, added a few more from her research as a health conscious adult, and created a delicious, hydrating, congestion-reducing soup. All you have to do is add boiling water!
Ingredients include Echinacea, ginger root, garlic, sage lemon balm, Vitamin C, parsley, turmeric,... Read more
Game day is about casual entertaining and good company. Focus on snacks, finger foods and foods that are easy to eat and clean up. Break out your main dishes at halftime! Prepare as much food as you can a day ahead so you can mingle with your guests. Bring on the bold flavors: smoky, spicy and hearty.
Plan a fun and festive menu by selecting three items to buy or make in each of these categories. Or let our deli do the work. Click here for our catering menu.
Cheeses or cheese ball... Read more
Widmer Brothers Brewery in Oregon has established a reputation as folks who know how to knock out a stellar beverage. We carry some of their year-round beers and always pick up the seasonal stuff when we can. So when we heard that the Brothers’ Reserve series was finally available we jumped at the chance. According to Widmer, their brewers, “are always experimenting with unique ingredients, unconventional brewing practices, and unexpected ideas. The Brothers’ Reserve series is a showcase of their exploratory artistry.” Whew! I interpret that long list of big words to mean one... Read more