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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:58

Easter Feast!

For a splendid Easter feast this year, Liberty Heights Fresh has stocked tender Utah-raised Niman Ranch spring lamb, quality smaller hams from Niman Ranch perfect to feed 4 - 6, and of course our own freshly-squeezed organically grown Valencia orange juice for your brunch table. To elevate your dining experience, add in one or more of our mouthwatering pâté or terrines from world renowned D'artagnan. Simply slice and serve paired with crusty bread, mustards, cornichons and effortless hors d'oeuvres are born. Try the Terrine Mousquetaire - a rustic mix of duck and heritage pork and in the classic tradition of Gascony - prunes and Armagnac - for the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Or for a quick and easy appetizer, simply slather creamy Duck Rillettes on toasted baguette.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:49

Delicious Chocolates for Easter

For a true Easter treat – enjoy fresh all natural chocolates from famed chocolatiers Poco Dolce in San Francisco. Try their Bittersweet White and Chocolate Rabbit – bittersweet chocolate flecked with white chocolate, their Peanut Butter Rabbit made from bittersweet chocolate blended with organic peanut butter and a hint of sea salt, or the perfectly sized Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Bunny shells filled with a raspberry ganache crafted from an all-natural raspberry purée.

Specializing in hand made confections with unique and exciting flavors, Poco Dolce ("Just a little sweet") is famed for their bittersweet chocolate tiles. Run by a ten person team for most of the year, the utmost attention and care is put into crafting each and every product. Created in small batches in their San Francisco kitchen, Poco Dolce's hand-made chocolates and confections feature only the finest, all-natural ingredients - from local almonds and pumpkin seeds to grey sea salt harvested from the coast of Brittany. Poco Dolce's signature Sea Salt Toffee has just three ingredients - sugar, California butter, and sea salt. The completely dairy-free line of Bittersweet Chocolate Bars continues to feature quality ingredients by using inclusions like organic peanut butter and California olive oil. As of Dec, 2013, Poco Dolce no longer uses corn syrup in any products. 95% of Poco Dolce's products are GMO-Free and gluten-free.

Poco Dolce always uses blends of GMO-Free chocolate from Guittard Chocolate Company - located just 15 miles south of San Francisco in Burlingame, California. Guittard not only works directly with their farmers, cutting out the "middle men," but also uses cacao beans that are Rainforest Alliance certified and pay a premium well over market value for them. Guittard is also a member of the World Cocoa Foundation which, among many other causes, supports the Cocoa Livelihoods Program which works towards ensuring quality of life for workers through sustainable cacao growing.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:33

For your Passover Seder this Week

Liberty Heights Fresh has all you will need to host your Passover Seder this week. Swing by to pick up fresh certified organically grown horseradish root and organic raw horseradish, the classic Acme smoked whitefish salad or pickled herring in wine sauce, or our own delectable house-made chopped organic chicken liver, classic matzo ball soup, beef brisket, and even house-made "Schmaltz" (organic chicken fat) for easy Passover cooking.  While supplies last!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:39

Spring Vegetables have Arrived!

All our spring favorites are in - fun and unusual ramps, stinging nettles, crunchy seabeans and fiddlehead ferns, plus intoxicating Morel, Oyster, Hen of the Woods and tiny Shiitake mushrooms, fresh green garlic, crisp spring onions, baby artichokes, tasty asparagus, fresh fava beans and more! All certified organically grown, our fresh vegetables and fruits come directly from our long time partner family farms in California.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 06:45

Spring Flowers for Easter!

Flowers bring joy to any home! Whether simply to add color and grace to your kitchen or as the always-welcome hostess gift, Liberty Heights Fresh offers a stunning selection of spring daffodils, elegant Easter lilies, vibrant tulips, colorful ranunculus and a dazzling collection of bouquets. We choose our flowers with the same care we select our food – responsibly harvested with deep respect for the environment and the people who grow these beautiful stems. As all of our blooms come directly from our growing partners in California and Oregon (instead of factory farms in Colombia in South America,) with proper care they will last and last.

To elevate your holiday dining experience or anytime entertaining, add in one or more of our mouthwatering pâté or terrines from world renowned D'artagnan. Simply slice and serve paired with crusty bread, mustards, cornichons and effortless hors d'oeuvres are born.

Pâté de Campagne - Country style, herbaceous pâté made from pasture raised heritage pork, savory parsley and onions; perfect with whole grain mustard, a hunk of bread and cornichons.

Terrine Mousquetaire – A rich combination of duck, all-natural pork, prunes and Armagnac for an authentic Gascon treat – the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Pheasant Terrine Herbette – A hearty pâté crafted from a blend of pheasant, pork, fennel and pastis, an anise-flavored liqueur.

Duck Rillettes – made from plump duck legs, slow cooked until tender then finely shredded for a luscious and dense spread.

D'artagnan meats are raised without antibiotics or hormones and are natural, preservative-free and filler-free. The packaging is BPA free.

Just In - our last of the season local apple cider - a sweet and refreshing blend of local Pippin, Winesap, Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Ida Red, and Empire apples, UV light pasteurized so that it is safe for all to enjoy.

Enjoy cold right from the fridge or gently warmed and dusted with cinnamon. 

Zollinger's Fruit and Tree Farm in River Heights, UT is a 109 year old family farm that harvests 13 different apple varieties and 80 varieties of trees and shrubs.  Planted in 1904, it was one of the first commercial orchards in Cache Valley.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:51

World Class Amano Chocolates!

Stop by Liberty Heights Fresh on Friday afternoon 2 – 6pm to meet and taste chocolates with Art Pollard the irrepressible founder and head chocolate maker of Amano Chocolates, Utah’s most decorated crafter of world-class chocolates. With an uncompromising commitment to creating unique bars with subtle and balanced flavors, Art searches the globe for the world’s finest beans. Try their Ocumare, 70% cacao bar with delicate floral and fruit aromas and nuanced flavors of almonds and plum, or the Guayas, with rich blackberry flavors with notes of smoke and spice.

MOROBE, 70%
Flavors of citrus shine through. Lime and grapefruit are balanced by earthy notes.

OCUMARE, 70%
Rich, with hints of plum and other red fruits.

MADAGASCAR, 70%
Assertive fruity flavors that hint citrus and raspberry.

GUAYAS, 70%
Rich floral and blackberry flavors with smokiness and spice.

DOS RIOS, 70%
A particularly difficult bean that required Amano's chocolate makers to develop new techniques to process it and capture all its nuances. Flavors of orange, cinnamon and clove predominate.

MONTANYA, 70%
Made from cacao beans harvested in the mountains and carried out by horseback. Rare, complex and completely amazing.

CUYAGUA, 70%
Deep and hauntingly rich with fruit notes of melon and spice.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:37

Fresh Cut Flowers for Valentine's Day Joy!

Is she or he a traditionalist who loves a pure red rose or a free-spirit who appreciates the wild beauty of a motley mix of vibrant stems? Whatever your love prefers, select a bouquet that is (almost) equal to the beauty of the one you love. Just in from our trusted Pacific Coast growers, fresh cut tulips, white and pink ori, iris, bouvardia, freesia, ranunculus, a colorful mix of gorgeous bouquets and of course, roses in every color!


All our flowers come direct from California and the Pacific Coast. We work exclusively with growers who treat not only their flowers with the utmost of care, but also their workers and the precious environment that grows these beauties

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 23:49

Fresh Roses for Valentine's Day!

Just in time for Valentine's Day – a stunning selection of fresh cut flowers from our most trusted floral partners. In every vibrant color, these flowers are incredibly fresh and were harvested merely days before arriving in our store.

Many of us take pride in knowing the origins of our produce, the names of our ranchers, and the history of the food on our plate. Why should our flowers by any different? With the on-going revelations of the factory flower industry, its treatment of its workers and the chemicals used in production, it is comforting to know there is an alternative. Our flowers are all California grown, with respect for the environment and the workers who bring these beautiful blooms to our homes.

Our stunning heritage roses come from Eufloria, a seven generation family-run company specializing in unique rose varietals raised in a responsible and sustainable manner. Consistently awarded and recognized as some of the most beautiful roses throughout the industry, the company was established in 1984 by Andy Koch and yields roses of rare quality and performance!

Koch's methods have set the standard for the industry. With an innovative, technologically advanced system, growers monitor such things as water schemes, nutrient dosage, CO2 levels, and greenhouse climate. These roses are grown hydroponically in specially treated coconut fiber, a natural byproduct of coconut production, treated with Integrated Pest Management (IPM, a practice where predator insects are released to control pests and reduce the use of harsh chemicals,) and given extraordinary care from before they're planted all the way to your hands. Their production techniques are honed after years of observation, practice, and tailoring their style to each specific varietal, in a specially designed low-energy facility.

Eufloria's connection to its workers also fosters a strong partnership that results in stunning flowers. Each employee is selected a specific rose breed to care for and "make it their own." This pride of ownership has translated to an average seven year tenure for employees, with some working there as long as twenty years.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 22:59

Castelvetranos - Italy's Favorite Olive!

Bright green, crunchy and appealing, Castelvetranos olives are rare in the US.  With a meaty texture and nice buttery and briny flavor, the olives have not a hint of bitterness.  This flavor is the result of a brine soak, rather than a cure in vinegar.  Sometimes known as the "rich man's black olive," Castelvetranos are grown exclusively in western Sicily among the Belice River Valley, near the town of Castelvetrano.  Enjoy on their own or paired with white wine and Marcona almonds.

 

Saturday, 28 December 2013 18:26

English Cheeses for a Cold Night!

Traditional English cheeses are the ideal pair for cold evenings, rich charcuterie, crusty bread and glass of port. At Liberty Heights Fresh we offer a bounty of cheeses to please even the most discriminating English cheese aficionado or the cheese novice.

Stilton is the quintessential English cheese. It is the only British cheese to have a Certification Trade Mark and an EU Protected Name, and can only be produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. With deep blue veins and a crumbly, creamy texture, enjoy this cheese with nuts, crispy bread and a glass of sherry.

Stichelton revived the tradition of raw milk Stilton. According to regulations enacted in 1989, traditional Stilton must be made with pasteurized cow's milk. The cheesemakers, loving the rich flavors created by using raw milk instead, decided to craft their bleu following a century's long tradition and therefore named their cheese for the town where Stilton was first made. Aged for 4 – 6 months, Stichelton is a lush and lingering, complex bleu with notes of spice and toasted walnuts.

Cornish Yarg is a traditional English artisan cow's milk cheese with a creamy and crumbly texture and a delicate mushroomy flavor. The cheese is made by hand and wrapped in stinging nettle leaf. Enjoy with a glass of Cabernet or other bold red wine.

Montgomery Cheddar is a true, old-fashioned English Cheddar with complex tangy flavor with notes of mild sweetness and fresh cut grass. Serve with crisp apples, or whole grain mustard with crusty bread.

Berkswell is produced by the Fletcher family at Ram Hall Farm in the West Midlands; Berkwell is a traditional small batch raw ewe's milk cheese with a chewy yet firm texture and clean flavor. The cheese is formed using traditional kitchen colanders giving it its distinct pebbled appearance and mounded shape. Aged at least six months.

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