Chile Roasting Starts August 15!

August 15, 2014

Smell those delicious roasted chiles? Harmons is roasting chiles again at 5 locations! So pick up a bushel of fresh Hatch New Mexico & Utah chiles to add great flavor to your favorite recipes.

Pick up some chiles NOW while supplies last! Roasting continues each weekend, generally until the first weekend of September or until supplies run out. Now Roasting Chiles!

7th Street (7755 S 700 E) - Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
 
Ogden (145 Harrisville Rd) - Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
 
Orem (870 East 800 North) - Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Mon 4pm-8pm
 
South Jordan (10507 S Redwood Rd) – Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Mon 4pm-8pm
 
West (3955 W 3500 S) - Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
 
Once you have your chiles roasted, or want to try doing it yourself, here are some roasting, care and freezing tips.
 
 

Great Health Tip of the Day: Start Your Summer in a “Berry” Delicious Way!

June 20, 2014

BerriesTomorrow, June 21st, is officially the first day of summer! While Utah’s weather doesn’t always cooperate, the produce department at Harmons is decidedly summery. With blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries all in season (AND on sale this week), it’s an excellent time to enjoy treats that are both nutritious and delicious.

Berries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and also contain fewer carbohydrates per cup than many other fruits, making them an excellent choice for people living with diabetes. Oh, and they also taste great! So throw some berries into your morning cereal or oatmeal, put a few on your salad, or grab a handful and eat them plain, and enjoy one of the delicious tastes of summer.

 

Get Summer Started with Great Food!

May 12, 2014

Summertime—it’s not just a season. It’s a state of mind. And nothing gets you there faster than great food.

And it all starts here at Harmons, where your food is our passion.

 

Food for Thought Guide

Because we’ve got your taste buds in mind, we’ve created the Summer Edition of the Food for Thought Guide that will give you recipes and grilling tips to start your summer with great food!

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Click the image to download the Food for Thought Summer Edition!

 

 

Apples . . . So delicious and so many varieties!

October 4, 2013

With so many apple choices how do you possibly choose a favorite? Mike from Harmons City Creek spent some time with KSL’s Jennifer Hardman giving us all a lesson on many different types of apples. Do you know which are best for eating, for salads, or for baking?

Watch the video and let us know if you have the same opinion about the Honey Crisps.

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Fresh Roasted Chiles are Back!

August 12, 2013

It is time again to stock up on fresh roasted chiles! At select Harmons locations we will be selling bushels of fresh Hatch New Mexico & Utah chiles and will do the roasting for you. Here’s your opportunity to have us do the work of roasting so you can easily enjoy the great flavor in your favorite recipes. Roasting starts Friday, August 16th and will occur on the days and times listed for the stores below for as long as we are able to get them in fresh.

Check out our events calendar to keep up with how long we’ll be offering the fresh chiles and roasting. Once you have your chiles roasted, or want to try doing it yourself, here are some roasting, care and freezing tips.

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Meet the Growers – Wayne & Eleanor Brandt

August 1, 2013

brandtCome meet some of the people who grow amazing fruit for Harmons. The Wayne and Eleanor Brandt, of Brandt Farms, will be in the stores to talk about and sample the California tree fruit that they grow and handpick for us! Harmons works closely with the Brandts to make sure our fruit stays on the tree longer and is picked at a riper stage, which gives the fruit a higher Brix count. Brix = percentage of sugars to solids.

Friday, August 2nd
Taylorsville – 10:30am to 12pm
Cougar – 1:30pm to 3pm
Station Park – 3:30pm to 5pm

Saturday, August 3rd
West – 10:30am to 12pm
The District – 1:30pm to 3pm
South Jordan – 3:30pm to 5pm

Stirling Melons Are Here!

July 5, 2013

Some of our favorite melons are now in the stores! Cantaloupes from Stirling farms in Southern Utah are ready to be enjoyed and have made their way to all Harmons stores. The melons in this first delivery are a beautiful golden color and are absolutely delicious. This small first delivery is going fast and some stores are nearly sold out already, so get them while you can. If you miss these jewels, don’t worry, we’ll be receiving more mouthwatering melons on Wednesday.

Stirling Cantaloupe at Harmons Taylorsville

Stirling Cantaloupe at Harmons Taylorsville

Share the Strawberry Love!

April 5, 2013

Fresh, juicy, red ripe strawberries have arrived! These delicious bits of fruit goodness were just picked, packed, and shipped directly to the stores. Stop in today thru Sunday for an amazing deal on these wonderful sweet strawberries!

How is your favorite way to enjoy fresh strawberries? Do you dunk them in sugar, top a sponge cake, make a jam, or just nibble up to the stem? Share your preferred way to eat strawberries or your favorite recipe in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or pin a creative idea on our Pinterest strawberry board.

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The Oranges Are Here!

January 19, 2013

The wait is over! Your favorite tree-ripe Navel oranges are finally here! These exclusively grown oranges were picked at the peak of perfection and immediately sent here to our stores. When the crop was getting close to being ready, the grower sent us samples for our produce director to test and taste. He waited until the taste and Brix value were right where they should be for optimal quality, freshness, and deliciousness. On the produce director’s signal, the oranges were picked and packaged specifically for Harmons and  your enjoyment.

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Yam or Sweet Potato?

October 26, 2012
Derick in Produce

Derick, Produce Manager

There are few things in the Produce Department that causes more confusion than “What is the difference between yams and sweet potatoes?” The truth is neither of them is a true yam. The true yam or (nyami) originated in Africa and is a large white fleshed starchy tuber which can grow up to seven feet long! The yellow and orange fleshed potatoes you see in the produce department are both root vegetables which originated in Central America.

Some historians believe that the confusion began in colonial times when Africans recognized some similarities in the orange fleshed sweet potato to the true yam (nyami) from Africa and they became incorrectly known as yams. The name has stuck and caused very much confusion because they are often labeled as both yams and sweet potatoes. The difference between the two main sweet potatoes we sell is in color taste and texture. The yellow fleshed ones are a bit flakier than, and not as sweet, as its smooth orange fleshed ones. The orange fleshed sweet potato is the most commonly called for in many holiday recipes and the same ones found in the can. Phewww.

To summarize, true yams come from Africa and are not typically sold in U.S. markets. The false yams or orange sweet potatoes 99.9% of the time is what you are looking for if your recipe or wife tells you to get yams. The yellow and orange sweet potatoes can be substituted for each other but the most popular and my favorite is the orange one or false yam. Hopefully I have helped and not added to the confusion.