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.
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 GreenhousePeach 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).
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.
#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.
Kale, Avocado & Ginger Smoothie
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
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.
Monthly profiles of some of our favorite vendors
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.