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Square Dance and New Partner Announcement!

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Thanks to all of you who’ve shared in the excitement of our first billboard, now up on Airport Boulevard just north of Manor Road (visible to those headed South on Airport).  We are grateful to the Go Texan program for making it possible, Reagan Billboards for the services, and of course, all of you who support our “unconventional” ways.  We hope to see all of you this Friday as we celebrate our new community partner with another in.gredients first: a square dance! See below for more details.  

Our New Community Partner!

Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.


The in-store and online votes are in and the winner is Guide Dogs of Texas!  We’re excited to celebrate their mission and support their good work at this Friday’s Square Dance and Block Party.  Thanks to our other finalists – AZWA, Challenger Street Newspaper, and Mariposa Pathways – for their participation and hard work in the community.

Weekly Specials

Thousand Island Dressing, Dairy Free: $3.29 (Save $1)
Purple Daikon Radish: $2.59/lb (Save $.50)

Watermelon Radish: $2.79/lb (Save $.50)
Kickapoo Bleu Cheese: $4.20 (Save $1)
Apple Pie Pecans: $18.99/lb (New Lower Price!)

Weekly Recipe

Summer Salad With Thousand Island Dressing


in.gredients
Servings: 4

  • Broccoli Florets
  • Carrots
  • Red Onion
  • Radishes (Daikon or Watermelon)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Roma or Heirloom Tomato
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Apple Pie Pecans
  • Kickapoo Bleu

in.structions

  1. In a large bowl, chop up all your veggies into bite-size pieces using a knife or salad chopper. Chill your veggies till ready to serve.
  2. Toss with apple pie pecans and bleu cheese and desired amount of dressing. 

Events


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 30th at 7pm

Been meaning to make it out for Thursday night Trivia?  Grab a few friends and come on down this week!  The winners (and runners-up) walk away with prizes, and pretty much everyone has a good time.  Note that the content is not intended for young children.  



We’re excited to announce that May’s First Friday Block Party will include a community Square Dance! With Dusty Bull playing the tunes and Sharon Isaac doing the calling, it’s sure to be one of our best Block Parties yet. And it’ll be the First First Friday Party for our new community partner, Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc, to whom we’ll be donating 1% of the day’s sales.


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, May 2nd at 10:30am

Zumba returns to our lawn this Saturday morning! Join Rhonda for some “sassy dancing” and fun tunes to work up a sweat and get yourself a good work out.  Bring comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and a towel, and get your weekend off to a good start!  The class is free and participants get $1 off kombucha afterward!


Saturday Night Porch Session

w/ Justif

Saturday, May 2nd at 7-9pm

The king and queen of south Lamar are joining us on the East side for some soulful porch playin’.  You’re bound to fall in love with Justif’s silky harmonies and folky stylings.  Don’t miss the first porch session of May!


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, May 4th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying the in.gredients lawn and playground. This is a free weekly event

Upcoming Events
Sat, May 9th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Sun, May 10th, 11am-2pm: Moms and Mulberries
Every Monday, 10:30am: Storytime at in.gredients

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Promotions and News

Wine of the Week: Llano Estacado 2013 Signature White

This year Sauvignon Blanc takes the lead in Llano’s line up. The blend maintains its appeal as an exceptional reception wine. The residual sugar balances with the crisp acidity ensuring the fruity aromas of this wine follow to the mouth. This sugar balance allows Signature White to complement hot, spicy dishes such as Southwest cuisine or Thai foods while its fruit and floral aromas go well with California cuisine and fresh Mediterranean dishes.


Llano Estacado Signature White has become so popular that this winery has outgrown their ability to provide enough Texas grapes. This year they sourced grapes from three different states (California, New Mexico and Texas) to produce a wine we know you will enjoy. When current and future vineyard plantings come into production, however, they intend to bring this blend back to Texas.

Get it this week by the glass or take a bottle home for 10% off!

Coffee of the Month: Equal Exchange Rabble Rouser


In honor of World Fair Trade day on May 9th, May’s Coffee of the Month is from our Fair Trade pioneering friends at Equal Exchange.  Since the mid-1980s, their worker-owned cooperative has been championing small producers and helping build a better, more just economy.  The “Rabble Rouser” is a feisty blend with dark brown spices and malt flavors rounded out by a heavy mouthfeel and a light, zesty aftertaste.  Make May a month for shaking things up and start your mornings with the Rabble Rouser.  On special all of May! 

Wunder Monday


#WunderMonday is changing the way you start your week. Through the summer months, get savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha every Monday. Stop in for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Vendor Spotlight



Regular profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Pecan Shop Natives

Pecan Shop’s Texas native pecans are certified pesticide-free, which makes sense considering they’re wild-harvested!  That means they don’t require irrigation, fertilization, or spraying, and they promote and support mutually beneficial, soil-building grasses.  Once harvested, their pecans are “activated,” which means they’re soaked in filtered water with sea salt to release vitamins and enzymes and dissolve enzyme inhibitors.  Low-temperature drying preserves these delicate nutrients.  As a small family business, buying Pecan Shop Natives supports not only the environment and your health, but also a healthy local economy.  

Copyright 2015 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 28, 2015 at 6:05 pm

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Weekly Update 4/21/2015

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who signed up for our newsletter at Saturday’s wonderful Austin Earth Day Festival.  It was such a pleasure to interact with so many people passionate about our mission to improve the local food system and reduce waste.  We hope to see you at the store (on Manor Road between Airport Blvd. and IH-35) soon! Join us as we continue to celebrate Mother Earth with food, music and friends this Wednesday.

Weekly Specials

Celtic Seafare Smoked Salmon: $11.69 (Save $1.30)
Sway Water: $1.99 (Save $.50)
Mom & Pops: $2.00 (Save $.50)

Events


Austin Give 5% to Mother Earth

Wednesday, April 22nd 

We’re participating in this year’s “Give 5%” campaign, so come do your shopping here on Earth Day and support your local grocery store while also supporting some great environmental groups.  


Earth Day Benefit Concert w/ UT

Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:30pm-10:30pm

We’re excited to partner with two UT organizations for a great Earth Day event all about water.  Join Students for Clean Water and The Campus Environmental Center for a concert featuring four student bands and benefiting The Gazelle Foundation.  Hops and Grain will be providing a special keg of Greenhouse Peach IPA, and for every pint sold at the event, in.gredients and Hops and Grain will each donate $1 to the cause.  


Quiz for a Cause

Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm

Come play trivia this Thursday and help support a non-profit organization as Geeks Who Drink hosts their “Quiz for a Cause.”  Donations are not required to play but they do make you eligible for extra prizes (and extra good karma).  Catch you soon, quizmasters! 


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, April 25th at 10:30am

Zumba comes to our lawn this Saturday morning! Join Rhonda for some “sassy dancing” and fun tunes to work up a sweat and get yourself a good work out.  Bring comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and a towel, and get your weekend off to a good start!  The class is free and participants get $1 off kombucha afterward!


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 27th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with a Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying the in.gredients lawn and playground. This is a free weekly event (April only). 

Upcoming Events
Sat, Apr 25th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Mon, Apr 27th, 10:30am: Weekly Storytime at in.gredients
Tue, Apr 28th, 5pm: STAR (TX Alliance for Recycling) Happy Hour
Fri, May 1st, 6-10pm: First Friday Block Party and Square Dance!
Sat, May 2nd, 7-9pm: Live Music on the Porch w/ Justif

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Last Chance to Vote! 


Voting for our next community partner ends TONIGHT at 10PM!  Come by this evening and cast your vote in-store (worth more) or log in and vote online.  The winner will be announced next week!  Good luck to our four amazing finalists – we wish we could pick you all!
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Llano Winery 2012 Cabernet

The 2010 crop was a large vintage for Llano Estacado. As a result, a lot of the wine they made contained more floral and perfumed elements than some of their previous vintages. This Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those wines. Its bright fruit introduction is followed by fresh herbal notes and a hint of mint. The well balanced tannin to acidity ratio makes this a versatile food wine. This blend is composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Sangiovese. Get it this week by the glass or 10% off the bottle.

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Konga


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller religions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fair traded to the states they fall in the hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters who have added a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. A wonderful breakfast blend and on sale all this month.

Wunder Mondays


#WunderMonday is here to stay! Through the summer months, get savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha every Monday. Stop in for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Weekly Recipe

Kale, Avocado & Ginger Smoothie

in.gredients

  • 3 handfuls kale
  • splash or two of almond milk
  • Two spoonfuls of White Mountain Organic Bulgarian Yogurt
  • Three tablespoons of Eden Organic Applesauce
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1-2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1-2 ice cubes

in.structions

Wash your kale and cut off the stems, leaving only the leafy greens for blending. Place in a blender with the grated ginger, almond milk, yogurt, lemon juice, avocado, honey, and ice cubes and blend on high until the kale is completely blended into the smoothie.

Vendor Spotlight



Monthly profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Sway Water

Water is essential for life and the fine people at Sway Water know that best. First, their water is purified to eliminate any chemicals and minerals that may affect taste. Then they find the freshest organic fruit available (supporting local growers whenever possible) and infuse the fruit in the purified water for just the right amount of time to get the essence of the fruit. No syrups, chemicals, or additives in this water. Their dedication to supporting organic agriculture and practicing zero waste (they accept bottle returns for reuse!) is just two of the reasons we love this young company. Don’t take it from us, though: come by and taste it for yourself! You’re guaranteed to be refreshed.

Click here for more information.

Copyright 2015 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Weekly Deals

Garden Day Recap and Kale Smoothie Recipe

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FullSizeRenderThank you to everyone who came out on Sunday for our workday in celebration of our garden’s third anniversary. We repaired a number of our raised beds and planted two varieties of sweet potatoes.  Shout out to our friends at Joe’s OrganicsThird Coast Coffee, and Yard to Market Coop for providing the compost, coffee grounds and chaff, and soil, respectively.  Those sweet potatoes are going to be really happy!  Thanks as well to Dripping Springs Ollas for providing an olla for one of our other boxes.

With an abundance of kale in our garden right now, Farmer Sue recommended taking advantage of the final days of harvest with one of her favorite snacks, the kale smoothie.  After experimenting with kale from our garden and a few other signature ingredients sold in store, we created the Kale, Avocado, Ginger Smoothie!  For those of you who weren’t able to taste it on our porch yesterday, here’s the recipe so you can create the magic in your own kitchen.  Cheers!

Kale, Avocado, Ginger Smoothie

in.gredients 

3 handfuls kaleIMG_0390

splash or two of almond milk

Two spoonfuls of White Mountain Organic Bulgarian Yogurt

Three tablespoons of Eden Organic Applesauce

½ an avocado

1-2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1-2 tablespoons of honey

1-2 ice cubes

Wash your kale and cut off the stems, leaving only the leafy greens for blending. Place in a blender with the grated ginger, almond milk, yogurt, lemon juice, avocado, honey, and ice cubes and blend on high until the kale is completely blended into the smoothie.

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April 20, 2015 at 10:59 am

Community Partner Vote & Earth Week Events

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Earth Week kicks off this Saturday with the annual Austin Earth Day Festival at the Mueller Hangar.  Come find us and say hello!  Then on Sunday we’ll be hosting a garden workshop and workday to celebrate the garden’s three year anniversary.  Monday we honor hops and cannabis with an IPA tap takeover, talk by TX NORML Deputy Director, Jaclyn Finkel, and screening of “Reefer Madness” (viewer discretion advised).  Finally, on Earth Day itself (4/22) we co-host a benefit concert with two UT environmental groups and featuring Hops and Grain Greenhouse on tap.  Join us for one or all of these events  and celebrate Earth Day all week. 

Weekly Specials

Thunderbird Bars: $2.44 (Save $.25)
Gather Bars: $2.54 (Save $.25)
Dog Collars: $16.20 (Save $1.75)
Cat Collars: $11.00 (Save $1.25)

Upcycled Purses: $14.75 (Save $1.75)
Head Bands: $8.50 (Save $1)
Compost: $10.00 (Save $2)

Events


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 16th at 7pm

Been meaning to make it out for Thursday night Trivia?  Grab a few friends and come on down this week!  The winners (and runners-up) walk away withprizes, and pretty much everyone has a good time.  Note that the content is not intended for young children.  


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am

Zumba comes to our lawn this Saturday morning! Join Rhonda for some “sassy dancing” and fun tunes to work up a sweat and get yourself a good work out.  Bring comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and a towel, and get your weekend off to a good start!  The class is free but donations are accepted. 

Garden Workshop + Workday

Sunday, April 19th at 10:30am

Help us celebrate the 3 year anniversary of our garden this Sunday by getting your hands dirty with some experts in gardening, compost, and drip irrigation as we make some improvements and do some planting.  Plus, we’ll be demoing fresh kale smoothies and Third Coast Coffee will be on-site with free cold brew coffee!


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 20th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying our lawn and playground area. This is a free weekly event (April only).



Upcoming Events
Wed, Apr 22nd: Austin Give 5 
Wed, Apr 22nd, 7:30pm: UT Earth Day Fundraiser
Thurs, Apr 23rd, 7-9pm: 
Quiz For A Cause with Geeks Who Drink
Sat, Apr 25th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Mon, Apr 27th, 10:30am: Weekly Storytime at in.gredients
Fri, May 1st, 6-10pm: First Friday Block Party

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

VOTE For Our Next Community Partner!


The four finalists have been announced and voting is open for our next non-profit community partner!  You can vote online or in.store (where your vote is worth more) through April 21st.  Get in.volved and help us choose our next community partner.
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Messina Hof 2011 Merlot


A rich blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied wine is aged in European and American oak. This wine embodies wonderfully integrated fruit and oak with rich cherry-vanilla and violet flavors. Made in a classic Bordeaux style it nicely complements grilled meats, game, and spicy sauces. These grapes were grown in Messina Hof’s High Plains (of Texas) vineyards.

Winning “Best of Show” at the New Orleans Wine & Food Extravaganza and gold medals at the Lone Star International Wine Competition, this is sure to please any palate.  10% off the bottle and available by the glass all week! 

Weekly Recipe

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

As a zero waste business, we’re mindful of what ends up in our trash can.  One consistent culprit is the energy bar wrapper (some but not all are compostable).  Here’s an easy way to go zero waste without giving up the healthy convenience of energy bars: make your own! 

in.gredients:

  • 8 ounces (about 1 packed cup) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
  • 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

in.structions:

Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture — if it is too thick, add in another tablespoon or two of honey.

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls. (1-inch diameter works well). Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, and then cut into bars.

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing them in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)

Recipe & Photo Credit: Greatist

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s Yirgacheffe


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller religions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fairly traded to the states they fall in the hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters, who add a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. 

Wunder Monday


#WunderMonday is here to stay! Through the summer months, get savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha every Monday. Stop in for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Vendor Spotlight

Profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Third Coast Coffee Roasting Company

Third Coast Coffee was one of our earliest, most enthusiastic partners on this journey of ours.  They wholly adopted and maintained (to this day) a zero waste delivery system that other vendors have since modeled theirs after.  And, most importantly, they’re coffees are consistently rich and delicious (not to mention fair trade and organic).  This week they’re in the vendor spotlight because they’re graciously providing 100 lbs of coffee grounds and 6 bags of coffee chaff (the skin that’s shed during roasting) for this Sunday’s garden workday.  Come learn how to utilize both of these in the garden while enjoying some complimentary Frios Mio cold brew coffee.  

Copyright 2015 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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April 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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Everything You Need To Finish Your Garden

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With the spectacular show of wildflowers in bloom on every green space in this city, spring is officially in full swing.  And for many of us, that means one thing: spring planting.  This week we’re discounting all of our gardening goodies, from YardFarm seedlings, to Joe’s Organics compost, to Baker Creek seeds and Dripping Springs ollas.  Oh, and be sure to get clean after getting dirty, with sales on all of our favorite S.o.A.P. bars.  

Weekly Specials

South Austin People Bar Soap: $3.49 (Save $.50)
Vegetable Seedlings: $1.49 each (Save $.50)
Herb Seedlings: $2.49 each (Save $.50)
Joe’s Organic Compost: $10.00 (Save $2)
Dripping Springs Ollas: $24.95 (Save $4)
All Seed Packets: 20% Off

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Weekly Recipe

“Art”-ichoke with Salted Garlic Butter

With a few new additions to our produce section, there is plenty to keep you busy in the kitchen. If you are looking for another hearty snack, consider sharing an artichoke or two with friends and family, or preparing the hearts as a tasty addition to your favorite salad.

We know this little veggie can be daunting to prepare, but have no fear, for we have advice from one of Austin’s top bloggers, Elizabeth Van Huffel, who has made the process simple and easy with photos and instructions to lead you on your way. Elizabeth’s blog, Local Savour, strives to incorporate 80 – 100 % of her ingredients locally and is a great resource for seasonal creations.  If you are already familiar with the art of artichoke preparation, we’ve gone ahead and listed Elizabeth’s favorite recipe below. Happy Eating!


in.structions

Salted Garlic Butter

Mix:

  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp of garlic powder or mashed fresh garlic

in.structions for cooking artichoke:

Cut off the stem of the artichoke until there is about ¼ an inch left. Rinse and place in a double boiler, cooking about 20 minutes or until the base of the stem is fork-tender. If you do not have a double boiler handy, immerse your artichokes in a pot of water, making sure to cover the artichokes completely and boil using the same method above. Once fully cooked and tender, remove excess water and serve with salted garlic butter.

Events


Hopper Crunch Sampling

Thursday, April 9th, 6-7pm

You’ve got yet another chance to eat bugs for free!  Come chat entomophagy and sustainable protein with the friendly folks behind Hopper Crunch.  Taste all three of their delicious paleo granola varieties and leave feeling sated and inspired.  


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 9th at 7pm

Been meaning to make it out for Thursday night Trivia?  Grab a few friends and come on down this week!  The winners (and runners-up) walk away with prizes, and pretty much everyone has a good time.  Note that the content is not intended for young childrent.  


in.gredients in Chicago!

Friday, April 10th 

We are honored and excited to be among the speakers at Northwestern University’s Summit on Sustainability (NUSOS) this coming Friday in Evanston, Illinois.  We’ll share the story of our formation, discuss the importance and challenges of zero waste, and hopefully in.spire some future leaders! 


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 13th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with a Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5).  Read, sing, play games, and dance while enjoying our playground and lawn. This is a free weekly event (in April).

Upcoming Events
Sat, Apr 18th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Sun, Apr 19th, 10am-1pm: Garden Anniversary Workday and Celebration
Mon, Apr 20th, 7pm: IPA Tap Takeover and TX NORML Talk

Tue, April 21st, 7pm: Earth Day Film Screening
Wed, Apr 22nd. 7:30-10:30pm: UT Earth Day Fundraiser at in.gredients
Fri. May 1st, 6-10pm: May First Friday Block Party

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Thank You Eggstravanganza Volunteers and Attendees!

Earth Week Events Preview


We’re gearing up for 5 days straight of events to celebrate and honor Earth Day.  Check it out and get in.volved!

4/18Austin Earth Day @ Mueller
4/19 – 3 Yr Garden Anniversary Workday
4/20 – IPA Tap Takeover w/ TX NORML
4/21 – Community Partner Throwdown
4/22 – UT 
Benefit w/ Hops and Grain

Nonprofit Community Partner Selection


We’re just about ready to announce the four finalists for our next round of public voting.  This is where we turn to you, our caring and committed customers and supporters, to choose our next non-profit partner.  Stay tuned for the exciting announcement and get ready to show your support these ensuing weeks.  Want to know more? Click here!
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: Duchman Winery Canto Felice

If you hear a joyful tune echoing through Duchman’s vineyard, chances are it is inspired by their very own Canto Felice. Meaning “Happy Song” in Italian, this proprietary blend brings together Texas grown Italian varietals in rapturous flavors of spice and a touch of sweetness.  Ask for a glass at the counter then take home a bottle at 10% off.  

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s (African Coffee)


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller religions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fairly traded to the states they fall in the hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters who have added a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. 

Wunder Monday is back!


We missed it too, but it’s back! The ever popular #WunderMonday is here again and that means savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha. Stop in any Monday for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Vendor Spotlight

Monthly profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Joe’s Organics

Joe’s Organics collects fruit and vegetable waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill and turns into compost, an amazing and nutrient-rich amendment for any and all gardens.  After selling it to local businesses like us (on sale this week!), he takes the rest to local farmers who use it for their own compost piles and livestock.  He also uses his Greener Pastures Compost to grow specialty produce like pea shoots and microgreens for local restaurants. It’s full cycle organics recycling that you can feel good about! 

Copyright 2015 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Weekly Deals

“Art”-ichoke with Salted Garlic Butter

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As April rolls in, spring is coming to an end and it’s time to take advantage of the last month or so of spring veggies before early summer. With a few new additions to our produce section, there is plenty to keep you busy in the kitchen. If you are looking for another hearty snack, consider sharing an artichoke or two with friends and family, or preparing the hearts as a tasty addition to your favorite salad.

We know this little veggie can be daunting to prepare, but have no fear, for we have advice from one of Austin’s top bloggers, Elizabeth Van Huffel, who has made the process simple and easy with photos and instructions to lead you on your way. Elizabeth’s blog, Local Savour, strives to incorporate 80 – 100 % of her ingredients locally and is a great resource for seasonal creations.  If you are already familiar with the art of artichoke preparation, we’ve gone ahead and listed Elizabeth’s favorite recipe below. Happy Eating!


 

in.structions for cooking artichoke:

Cut off the stem of the artichoke until there is about ¼ an inch left. Rinse and place in a double boiler, cooking about 20 minutes or until the base of the stem is fork-tender. If you do not have a double boiler handy, immerse your artichokes in a pot of water, making sure to cover the artichokes completely and boil using the same method above. Once fully cooked and tender, remove excess water and serve with salted garlic butter.

in.structions for salted garlic butter:

Mix:

3 tbsp of unsalted butter

½ tsp of sea salt

⅛ tsp of garlic powder or mashed fresh garlic

Written by kmfrabon

April 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Weekly Update 3/31/15

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There’s a whole lot going on around here this week, like our First Friday Block Party and Sunday’s Annual Spring Festival Eggstravaganza with Tiny Tails To  You Petting Zoo, live harp music, and an eco egg hunt!  Check below for more details.  And don’t miss this week’s great deals on steaks, carrots, compost, and grilling supplies (and this weekend’s special sale on Lick Ice Cream).  Happy Spring, ATX!

Weekly Specials

Dear Run Longhorn Steaks: $2 off/lb
JBG Bulk Carrots: 20% OFF
Hardwood Charcoal: $11.99 (Save $1)
Coconut Charcoal: $5.99 (Save $1)
Java Logs: $4.99 (Save $1)
Firelighters: $6.65 (Save $.75)
Greener Pastures Compost: $10.00 (Save $2)

Events


Hopper Happy Hour

Thursday, April 2nd, 5-7pm

Come try some edible insects during happy hour on Thursday.  The good folks at Hopper Foods are ready to win you over with their delicious and healthy paleo granola samples.  Find out why crickets are all the buzz these days and join the movement.  


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm

Between the cold and wet weather and last week’s in.sessions, it’s been a tough run for trivia.  No longer! Spring has sprung and that means a good long run of Thursday night Geeks Who Drink at in.gredients.  Win some great prizes with that big brain of yours and show your friends who’s boss.  
April First Friday Block Party Apr 3rd, 2015 6-10 pm



This Friday evening we celebrate the final month of our partnership with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, a great organization that we’ve been honored to call our Community Non-Profit Partner since the Fall.  As per usual, we’ll have vendors on hand sampling delicious food and drink, live entertainment, and more.  Check the Facebook event page for updates and special announcements.  


Zumba With Rhonda

Saturday, April 4th at 10:30am

Get ready to move and sweat as zumba comes to our lawn every Saturday morning in April.  This is an all levels class open to anyone offered on a by-donation basis.  Wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes that have good traction, a water bottle, and hand towel (you will sweat)!  



Come spend your Easter Sunday with us and some of our favorite furry friends of the Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo! Featuring Argus Cidery Tepache Mimosas for the adults, an eco egg hunt with organic candy for the kids, and live harp for everyone!  Check the day’s full schedule and RSVP at our Facebook event page.  


Storytime at in.gredients

Monday, April 6th at 10:30am

Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with a Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children (ages 0 to 5). Read, sing, play games, and dance – more info here!

Upcoming Events
Sat, Apr 11th, 10:30-11:30am: Zumba with Rhonda Watson
Mon, Apr 13th, 10:30am: Weekly Storytime at in.gredients
April 18th-22nd: Earth Week @ in.gredients!  More info coming soon! 

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Nonprofit Community Partner Applications


It’s hard to believe but our partnership with the Literacy Coalition is coming to an end (final Block Party set for April 3rd)!  If you think your nonprofit has what it takes to be our next community partner, fill out an application and we’ll be in touch. Check out our Community Partner page for more info.  Deadline for applications is EOD Wed, April 1st (no joke!). 

Lick Ice Cream Special Weekend Sale


Lick Ice Cream Sale

Friday Apr 3rd – Sunday Apr 5th

All Lick Ice Creams are on sale for $7.99 this weekend! Get any of your favorite flavors for almost $2 off the retail price. Now those are some sweet savings!

Wine of the Week: Argus Cidery Tepache Pineapple Wine


Our wine of the week isn’t made from grapes at all, but it sure is tasty! From Argus Cidery comes Tepache, a delicious sparkling wine made from pineapples. The recipe is a traditional fermentation process that blends the whole pineapple with yeast and spice to create this beautifully bubbly drink!  Try a glass this week!

Coffee of the Month: Barrett’s Yirgacheffe Konga 


This month’s coffee comes from a Woreda in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe located in central Ethiopia. These smaller regions are intentionally kept separate to preserve each regions specific taste. After being fairly traded to the states, they fall in the expert hands of Barrett’s Coffee Roasters, who add a chocolatey nose and berry flavor with a slight zing. A wonderful breakfast blend and on sale all this month.

Wunder Monday is back!


We missed it too, but it’s back! The ever popular #WunderMonday is here again and that means savings on the delicious Wunder-Pilz Kombucha. Stop in any Monday for $1 off a glass of fermented tea and feel good about all the “wunderful” things it does for your body and taste buds alike.  Hey, you might even start looking forward to Mondays!

Weekly Recipe

Salt & Pepper Longhorn Steak


What’s super simple, very tasty, and quick to make? Salt & Pepper Steak. Steak has a great natural flavor that can be enhanced with just the basic spices. Too much maranade or seasoning can take away from the wondeful taste within.  Take advantage of this week’s sale on Dear Run Longhorn Steaks and get in the mood for summer.
 
in.gredients

SERVINGS: 4

  • 1½ pounds skirt steak
  • Salt and pepper

in.structions

  • Cut 1½ lb. skirt steak into 4 pieces; season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill over medium-high heat until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.

If you want to learn more about cooking steak and the most common mistakes on the grill check out our friends over at Dear Run Longhorn to see their Top 5 Steak Mistakes

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Vendor Spotlight



Monthly profiles of some of our favorite vendors
Dear Run Land and Cattle Company
     Dear Run Land and Cattle Company is proudly owned by Douglas and Cynthia Dear.  
“We love breeding Texas longhorns, a true western heritage icon, and are determined to only breed premium registered longhorns.  Our longhorns are an extension of our family and we love them dearly.  They are our therapy after a stressful day and we look forward to them greeting us when we arrive home.  They each have their own special personality, just like our children, and there’s something magical about hand feeding a 1,000 pound animal with six foot long horns.  
     Our crash course in longhorn breeding strategy, has developed from our many conversations with longhorn experts from coast to coast.  This information along with the natural uniqueness, the longhorn breed possesses, gives our herd quality and eye appeal.  New adjectives of description are required every time we look at them.
      In our travels we have always been impressed with the friendly nature of the many longhorn breeders we have met.  No matter how busy they are, they will always stop and take time to discuss the breed and their animals.  This quality and the professional associations that exist for the longhorn breeders make raising longhorns very attractive.”  

Copyright 2015 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by BigOlQuinn

April 1, 2015 at 8:39 am

Posted in Weekly Deals

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