Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Organic Produce Update!

Here is an updated list of some of the items we currently have in stock for your online ordering needs.

All prices and availability are subject to change but we wanted to offer this option to our valued customers once again.

**JUNE 28th**

 ------- JUST ARRIVED! ------

Dark' n Sweet Cherries $10.99lb
(each cup is about a 1/2lb)


Nectarines $3.99lb

Peaches $3.99lb

Watermelons  , Galia Melons & Cantaloupes $1.99lb

Organic Pineapples $4.99ea

Red Peppers and Yellow Peppers ON SALE $4.99lb

ORGANIC FRUIT

Bananas ($1.49lb)

Red Grapes ($4.99lb)

 Green Grapes ($4.99lb)

Cherries ($10.99lb)

Pineapples ($4.99ea)

Nectarines ($3.99lb)

Peaches ($3.99lb)

Avocados ($1.99ea)

Lemons ($1.49ea)

Blueberries PINTS! ($5.99ea) ON SALE

Raspberries 6z ($4.99ea)LIMITED

Strawberries 1lb ($5.99ea) ON SALE

Local Strawberries from FRITH FARM ($6.49 pint)

Local Rhubarb from FRITH FARM ($4.99lb)

Watermelon ($1.99lb) 4-6lbs each

Cantaloupe ($1.99lb) 

Galia Melon ($1.99lb)

Red Plums ($3.99lb)

Green Bartlett Pears ($2.99lb)

APPLES

Honeycrisp ($3.49lb)

Ambrosia ($3.49lb)

ORGANIC VEGETABLES

Local Spinach from FRITH FARM! ($4-6 bags)

Local Salad Mix from FRITH FARM! ($4-6 bags)

Local Arugula from FRITH FARM ($4-6 bags)

Local Radish Bunches from FRITH FARM ($3.99ea)

Local Lacinato Kale from IRONWOOD FARM ($3.49ea)

Local Curly Red Kale from FRITH FARM ($3.49ea)

Local Collard Greens from FRITH FARM ($3.49ea)

Local Rainbow Chard from FRITH FARM ($3.49ea)

Pea Shoots 4z ($3.99ea)

Sugar Snap Peas ($3-5 bags)

Local Cucumbers Picklers & Slicers ($3.99lb)

Local Radish Bunches from FRITH FARM ($3.99ea)

Celery ($3.99ea)

Red Beets ($2.99lb)

Local Flat Parsley from FRITH FARM ($2-5 bag)

Local Curly Parsley from FRITH FARM ($2-5 bag)

Local Cilantro from FRITH FARM ($2-5 bag)

 Red & Green Cabbage ($4-7ea)



Red Peppers ($4.99lb)

Yellow Peppers ($4.99lb)

Crimini Mushrooms ($5.99lb)

Shiitake Mushrooms ($12.99lb)

 Yellow Onions ($1.99lb)

Red Onions ($1.99lb)

2# Bunny Luv Carrots ($3.99ea)

Yukon Gold Potatoes PEI ($2.49lb)

Baby Potatoes 1.5lb Bag ($4.99ea)

Garlic ($10.99lb)

Local Garlic Scapes from FRITH FARM ($2-5 bag)

Garnett Yams ($2.49lb)

OLIVIAS GARDEN *LOCAL HYDROPONICS
Olivia Basil Clamshell ($2.99ea) 

Olivias Garden Hydro Cukes 1lb Bags ($4.99ea)

Cherry Tomato PINTS ($6.49ea)

WINTER SQUASH (all varieties $2.49lb)
Butternut Squash
Delicata Squash


LOCAL: Usually means its from Maine but sometimes VT or MA too.
PEI: Prince Edward Island, Canada

And for some more sights from our produce department this week...

Lettuce Mix from FRITH FARM! $4-6 Bags

Spinach from FRITH FARM $4-6bags


Olivias Garden Bibb Lettuce $2.99ea


Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes from PEI $2.49lb


Organic Russet Potatoes $2.49lb


Organic Crisp Red & Green Cabbage $1.99lb


Organic Purple Streak Garlic $10.99lbHere 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Easter Wine Picks!

 Easter Wine Picks!

Here our some of our top wine suggestions to sip along with your Easter meal!

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Whites are a great option when it comes to those smorgasbord meals that sometimes happen when we are feasting on the holidays. Something crisp and clean to get your palate ready as you move from pineapple kissed smoked ham to scalloped potatoes, broccoli casserole and roasted carrots. No matter what ends up sharing your plate, these picks are sure to enhance the meals on so many levels!

----FROM  LEFT TO RIGHT----

1.Saint-Hilaire Brut (reg $18.99 NOW $14.99)

If you have shopped our wine selections in the past you know how much we love having this wine on our shelves. From the monks of Limoux, said to be the original bubbles of France as these monks have rumored to have taught Champagne how bubbles are made. Layers of toasted bread, citrus and soft apple lingers with tiny elegant palate pleasing bubbles!


2.Gobelsburg Kamptal & 3.Cistercien (your choice $16.99)

CISTERCIEN ROSE

For the Cistercien Rosé, the Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the cooler sites of Gobelburg and Langenlois are used.

After the harvest, the grapes – still with their stems – are softly pressed and then fermented. This type of rosé is somewhat similar to a white wine because no acid reduction is used to emphasize the fine fruity character with a streamlined elegance. Its fragrance and fruit nuances of wild cherry and fresh berries make this Rosé an optimal universal food companion.

KAMPTAL GRUNER VELTLINER

The classical expression of Austrian culture of wine – a perfect food companion for every day paired with an easy drinkability.

In order to be a representative of the whole Danube appellation KAMPTAL, vineyards and grapes from the lower part of the valley, as well as grapes from the upper and higher altitude part of valley are used. The grapes from the lower part bring the maturity, whereas grapes from the upper part of the valley brings us the freshness in this wine. The ‘classical’ KAMPTAL wine is low in Alcohol (11,5 – 12,5%) and has a pleasant but not obtrusive aroma and fruit character and therefore is a perfect food companion

4.Von Winnings Riesling ($18.99)

An intriguing balance between the bright and ripe aromas of apricots, white peaches, and caramelized orange zest with a beautifully crisp finish.

5. Dr. Frank Konstantin Rkatsiteli ($16.99)

A Georgian grape variety that dates back to 3000 B.C. and the oldest known grape variety in the world.

Elegant, aromatic, and tropical with apricot, passion fruit, pineapple, and mango with undertones of ginger, white pepper, and grassiness. A great alternative for Sauvignon Blanc drinkers.

6. Honig Sauvignon Blanc (reg 18.99 NOW $15.99)

Bright, and fresh. The flavors and aromas are reminiscent of peaches, lemon curd, white grapefruit, and passion fruit with perfectly balanced notes of citrus, stone fruit. The fullness of the mid-palate is complemented by a crisp, lengthy finish

Reds, reds you gotta have a red wine for your Easter feast too. Usually something lighter in body and focused with some acidity to cut through that smorgasbord I talked about in the whites introduction. I would suggest these especially if lamb or duck is on your menu but they would also be great with vegetarian friendly meals as well as paired with the classic ham dinner!

----FROM  LEFT TO RIGHT----

1. Gulp Hablo Garnacha ($13.99)

A whole liter of biodynamic juice from Castilla La Mancha. Ripe and juicy with a light fruity body that makes for a chuggable easy drinker that is a palate pleaser across the board with a versatile flavor profile!

2. Firesteed Pinot Noir ($12.99)

Light ruby in color with earthy, toasted oak notes on the nose. Bright and lively Bing cherry flavors and silky textures highlight the palate, as well as hints of cranberry and eucalyptus.

3. Cooper Mountian Vineyards Pinot Noir ($25.99)

This wine expresses forest floor fruit. Blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry round out the velvet balanced structure and in her finesse.

4. Messanges Rouge Chinon ($16.99)

A silky red, with a charming core of damson plum, black pepper and rosemary. The acidity here binds everything together, while the light tannins add a bit of firmness to the structure. Well-balanced and juicy, this would be great with food of many types!

5. Chateau Tire Pe' Diem Bordeaux ($15.99)

 This youthful wine has a bright nose of fresh red fruit backed by a dusting of cedar infused minerality. Buoyant and fruity on the palate the Tire Pé Diem is packed with juicy red currant, crushed plum and sweet herbs. This is a pretty red with an easy fruity profile and a lingering finish.


STOP ON BY THIS WEEK TO MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS OR YOUR WELCOME TO ORDER ANY OF THESE PICKS FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP, JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR ID READY WHEN YOUR PICKING IT UP!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Organic High Mowing Seeds are HERE!



Start planning your garden today with the help of our friends at High Mowing Organic Seeds in VT!

You may have heard that seeds are in high demand now more than ever. We have a good starter supply with some varieties selling out fast but more being restocked weekly as we try to keep up with the pace of all you busy green thumbs! Keep in mind we will also have a ready supply of organic seedlings from Frith Farm as the spring thaw continues. Happy Planting!





 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Sushi is Back!


That is right, starting last week our friends over at Miyake are stocking our grab n' go with various sushi offerings every MONDAY / WEDNESDAY / FRIDAY !

Stop on in for lunch as we continue to expand our offerings daily.
 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Store Update and a Blog ReLaunch!


As we begin our 28th year of business in Scarborough. We are humbled and grateful to the Scarborough and greater Portland community for your trust over all these years.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have remained vigilant in our efforts to maintain a safe and comfortable shopping experience with the many CDC restrictions and limitations. We are working to improve our curbside and delivery services to provide more opportunity for convenient and contact free shopping.

With the help of PPP loans, 30,000 loyal customers and a fantastic staff, we have adjusted to the continuously changing circumstances of operating an essential business during the pandemic. To those ends, in order for us to remain fiscally viable and continue to best serve the community, we will be consolidating our business into one location in Scarborough. We will be hibernating our store on India Street for the winter. Our last day of operations at that location will be Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Thank you to everyone in the India St and Munjoy Hill neighborhoods for all your support. We will continue to service the neighborhood, Casco Bay Lines and the Portland peninsula through curbside and delivery services from our Scarborough store.

Our entire Portland crew will be joining our Scarborough store staff. We have expanded our hours and our deli will be reopening to serve hot soups and coffee again. We are looking forward to new changes and a lot of new talent joining our Scarborough store.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Store Update!

 


WE ARE OPENING OUR STORES FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING STARTING WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th!


The following protocols are in place as per Maine CDC Guidelines for Essential Businesses:

  • All customers must wear a face mask.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between customers and staff both inside the store and outside while waiting to enter.
  • Please be aware that others are waiting to enter as you shop in the store.

Our Deli foods are only available from our grab-n-go.

Curbside Service is still available Monday – Saturday.

PRE-ORDER/CURBSIDE PICK UP

  1. For us to be able to continue this service, due to increasing demand and associated costs of operation, there will be a $5 per order surcharge to help us offset the costs of the service.
  2. Orders will need up to 24 Hours to process from order to pick-up.
  3. Before placing your order, visit us on FaceBook, our website or Loisnatural.blogspot for all our current fresh produce, meats, deli and bakery offerings for the week. Everything in the store is available for preorder while in stock. Please include your first and last name and your phone number with your email.
    Scarborough: scarboroughorders@loisnatural.com | Portland: portlandorders@loisnatural.com
  4. We regret that we cannot make any changes to your order once it has been processed. We will be happy to start a new order for the next pick-up.
  5. Please let us know if you are ok with substitutions if we are out of stock on your choices. Due to volume of calls, your order taker cannot verify at time of taking your order whether any item chosen is in stock or not. Please remember, we cannot accept Returns. If you are not ok with substitutions let us know at time of order confirmation.
  6. If we are out of stock for any of your selections, it will be noted with your Pick-Up. We apologize, but there are still some disruptions in our supply chains and high demand for certain items.
  7. Please call the store number when you arrive for pick-up at your scheduled time.
    Scarborough: 885-0602 | Portland: 210-6500
  8. We regret that we cannot accept returns through the curbside service.
  9. Seniors, please only use your 10% Senior Discount with one order per week – You can choose which day is best for you.

If you would like to include a gratuity for our staff or a donation to the Locker Project, with whom we are currently working, please indicate the amount in your email. It will be verified by your order taker and added to your bill. And greatly appreciated.