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Got milk? How about local, organic, low temp pasteurized milk from a co-op? How about local eggs, yogurts and kombucha (we’ve even got one named after us). If you eat vegan, gluten free or any alternative diet you will come to think of this department as heaven. Here you’ll find local tempeh, tofu, and veggie burgers. There is bulk tofu, alternative meats, gluten free bread, even ready-to-bake vegan cookie dough.

Take your time in our frozen aisle – this is where some of the best deals are. It’s a great way to stock you freezer with local, organic, co-op products. We don’t have a ton of space so you know this is as well-vetted a selection that you will find anywhere in town. We stock this section based on your feedback so you can be sure this is the best there is to offer. It’s also a great place to experiment with gluten free breads, Tiny Pies or alternative ice creams.

Slicing and Dicing

You may have noticed that the Meat Department is now slicing your deli style meats. Along with some familiar names we are bringing in some new players and some more options from your favorites.

More uncured and cured options—what does that mean?

It means that the USDA requires processors who do not add salt cure or sodium nitrate /nitrite to their products to label it as uncured. Nitrate/nitrite occurs naturally in some vegetables and leafy greens. Some producers use these nitrates instead of ones that are combined with sodium to cure their meats. All of these products use some form of curing to help preserve them.

We offer cured turkey and ham as well as uncured turkey and ham from Boar’s Head. These are great selections from a very recognizable national brand.

Cured choices:

  • Roasted Smoked Turkey,
  • Mesquite Smoked Turkey,
  • Sweet Sliced Smoked Ham
  • Peppered Ham
  • Black Forest Ham

Boar's Head All Natural

  • Smoked Turkey
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Tuscan Turkey
  • Applewood Smoked Ham
  • All Natural Roast Beef.

We also offer some uncured Niman Ranch meats:

  • The Uncured Corned Beef is brined and roasted—a traditional corned beef that will make any sandwich fantastic.
  • Niman Ranch Beef Pastrami. Get ready to make your own Rueben with Niman Ranch Pastrami and any one of the delicious sauerkrauts that Wheatsville offers.
  • Jambon Royal Ham. Fantastic! Made in a more European Style, this equates to a stronger smoke and salt flavor that comes out with the applewood smoking. One of the best Hams I’ve eaten and now you can get it sliced for a sandwich or cut into as small a piece as you would like!
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Local Vendor Spotlight: Daily Greens

Daily Greens is a locally made and sourced vegetable and fruit juice. Shauna Martin, the owner and founder of Drink Daily Greens, is a firm believer in the cleansing and healing properties of a juice cleanse.

From drinkdailygreens.com:

At the age of 33, their founder, Shauna Martin, was diagnosed with breast cancer. With a young family to care for, Shauna struggled to recover from the trauma of multiple surgeries and the toxic effects of chemotherapy.

Eight years clear, Shauna attributes her complete recovery from breast cancer and current healthy lifestyle, in part, to her regimen of drinking a green juice every day. Shauna decided that she wanted to share this life-enriching habit and spread the good word about drinking your vegetables.

Consisting of a perfect blend of nutrient-rich dark leafy greens and lighter, juicer greens, each new drink is as delicious as it is nutritious. Quality-tested with their chefs and their legion of fans, they ensure that you are drinking something that will change your life for the better, for good. They source their vegetables and fruits locally to the greatest extent possible from farmers they know. Most of their greens are seasonally sourced from local organic farms that utilize sustainable farming practices to grow wonderfully nutritious vegetables and fruits without harming the environment.

A portion of Daily Greens' sales are donated to organizations that assist young women battling breast cancer. So every bottle you drink makes you and many others that much healthier.

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Local Vendor Focus: Buddha’s Brew Kombucha

Buddha's Brew Kombucha produce handcrafted, fresh kombucha beverages that have been delighting Wheatsville shoppers since 2008.

Of the many tasty flavors of their kombucha, Wheatsville shoppers are the most enthused about the Pineapple Super Greens: pineapple, apple and peach juice with spirulina, chorella barley grass and broccoli powder! Their newest style was a seasonal flavor that has become a permanent offering: Tart Cherry Melon; featuring the heart healthy benefits of tart cherry juice with the fresh flavor of honeydew melon juice. It's a perfect healthy refreshment for Austin summer days.

Run by the power team of Kimberly Lanski and John-Paxton Gremillion, Buddha's Brew is now available in over 200 locations across Texas, Lousiana and Oklahoma.

New to kombucha? Check out Buddha's Brew's Frequently Asked Questions

The Buddha's Brew Crew

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As raw as it gets!

Wheatsville has several raw beverages, both local and national, on our shelves. Daily Greens, Harmless Harvest Coconut water and our newest addition, Suja. The most common question we get asked is "How do that do that?".

Pascalization or high pressure processing stops chemical activity caused by microorganisms that play a role in the deterioration of foods. The treatment occurs at low temperatures and does not include the use of food additives. From 1990, some juices, jellies, and jams have been preserved using pascalization in Japan. The technique is now used there to preserve fish and meats, salad dressing, rice cakes, and yogurts. An early use of pascalization in the United States was to treat guacamole. It did not change the guacamole's taste, texture, or color, but the shelf life of the product increased to thirty days, from three days without the treatment. However, some treated foods still require cold storage because pascalization does not stop all enzyme activity caused by proteins,some of which affects shelf life.

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Wheatsville’s Pear of the Dog

Did you know that Wheatsville’s got it's own exclusive flavor from the brew masters at Kosmic Kombucha? Yep, it's called “Wheatsville’s Pear of the Dog” and it's got a prickly pear Mexican martini flavor that was named and flavor tested by the staff here. With its beautiful dark pink color and refreshing flavor it's a staff favorite!

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