April 2, 2018
An old song claims “it never rains in California… Man, it pours.”  Many locals are not used to this kind of downpour, but California farmers know too well what this means.  Recent rains in places like Oxnard and Santa Maria are dropping unexpected amounts of precipitation on fruit farms.  Particularly hard hit are strawberry farms, which are running extremely short right now.  Farms are telling us that supplies just cannot keep up with demand at this time.  This is also having an impact on the quality of strawberries, something we are keeping a very close watch on.  This shortage may ripple
March 19, 2018
Here’s a fun and chewy recipe you can try with your complementary box of ACT II Microwave Popcorn.  You’ll need these ingredients: PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 bag (77 g each) ACT II® 94% Fat Free Popcorn 1 pkg (6 oz each) dried cranberries (1 pkg = 1-1/4 cups) 1/2 cup premier white morsels 1/2 cup salted whole almonds, chopped 1 pkg (10 oz each) miniature marshmallows 1/4 cup butter STEP ONE Spray 13x9-inch baking pan and large bowl with cooking spray.
March 19, 2018
ACT II Microwave Popcorn If you have the movie… we have the popcorn! This week at Fresh Madison Market, we’ll send you home with a big box of ACT II Microwave Popcorn. Inside are 6 packs ready to pop and enjoy. The ACT II story actually has its roots in neighboring Minnesota, and now comes from the Conagra company in Illinois. This is definitely a Midwestern favorite, and it’s yours free with your $20 purchase!
March 12, 2018
There’s no shortage of cleaning supplies.  It seems like everything in your house has its own specialty cleaner.  Here are a few thoughts to help you save money, and keep your house clean: Multi-Purpose really is… Multi Purpose! The multi-purpose cleaners can take care of quite a bit in your home.  With a few exceptions, one solution can take care of quite a bit.  Mild Dish Soap If you really want to stretch a dollar, you’ll be surprised to discover how many places in your home can be cleaned with dish soap and water.  A little bit goes a long way.
March 12, 2018
How many times did you hear other people tell you how busy they are?  As if they are the exclusively “busy” one.  Everybody is busy, and everybody is time-crunched.  We love finding ways for you to eat a good meal without eating up a lot of your time.  Our favorite this week is from Giovanni Rana.  Rana is an Italian company that came to the U.S.
March 5, 2018
Spring cleaning can be as simple as putting screens in the windows and clearing out closets, or a whole attic to basement overhaul.  Here are some places in your house to consider for the upcoming Spring clean: Books and shelves.  These have gotten dusty during the fall and winter.  You can also thin out the books you don’t need any longer and donate to a school or library. Doors.  Look at the kick plates and areas around the door knobs.  They’ve likely gotten dirty and full of fingerprints.
March 5, 2018
What’s better than one cookie?  Two cookies.  But, if you can only have one cookie, wouldn’t you want a bigger one?  That’s the magic of our 8-inch cookie.  Drop that glorious cookie down in front of a kid for a birthday, or your partner for any special occasion.  When you hold up our 8-inch cookie in front of your face, you’ll actually block the sun.  It’s not only delicious and wonderfully decorated, it makes a dramatic impact anytime you present it.  Ready for one?  You’ll get one free this week with a $20 purchase.
flu
February 18, 2018
The flu season this year has been one for the record books.  It has caused school closings, unprecedented numbers of people in the hospital, and long waits at doctor’s offices.  But, an experimental drug from Japan may change things for next year.  Just this past October, Shionogi & Company from Osaka, Japan, announced that a new drug had promising results.  In more than half the people who tried it, the influenza virus was virtually dead within 24 hours.  Tamiflu, the antiviral you may be familiar with, also killed the virus in 24 hours, but it only worked in about 9% of the participan
Meal Kits
February 18, 2018
It’s easy to grab something easy… but, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it can’t be good!  We’ve come a long way from lifeless TV dinners, and Chef Kit has taken it one step further.  The popularity of meal subscription services has helped busy people have great meals ready to go.  Like meal services, Chef Kit meals are meals that are ready to cook, pre-measured, and (most importantly) FRESH!  We love these Chef Kits because you’re saving time and you’re able to try something new.  You’re going to love it because you don’t have to sign up for anything!  You just come pick it up whenever
Fresh Convenience
February 11, 2018
Winter weather can make a trip to the grocery store a real chore. That's not the case with Fresh Madison Market! Our convenient heated underground parking will keep you toasty from the minute you leave your car to when you’re loading it with groceries!

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