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November 18, 2016
Holiday delivery days, special hours, Small Business Saturday and more…
Lots of special things to talk about for the next week! Thanksgiving is less than a week away and we still have a few turkeys and Tofurkys for your main dish. Remember to include thawing time when you pick up your turkey!
Fresh bread will be delivered on Tuesday from The Garlic Press and Wednesday from Pekara. This special delivery of Pekara will include dinner rolls for your holiday meal. Then we will be getting a second Pekara delivery on Saturday (Small Business Saturday, that is!) Don’t forget to pick yourself up a loaf of tasty sliced bread to make your leftover turkey sandwiches.
WE WILL BE OPEN LATE TUESDAY the 22nd and WEDNESDAY the 23rd til 7PM to give you extra time to shop for your last minute items.
Tuesday we will be getting in our regular Kilgus Milk order which includes pints or half gallons of heavy cream. We also have in stock organic sweetened condensed milk and coconut based sweetened condensed milk.
We’re fully stocked on lots of seasonal meal needs like cranberries (fresh, frozen, dried or canned!), stuffing mix (Traditional or Gluten Free!), frozen pumpkin pies (or canned pumpkin if you want to make your own), pie shells (Organic or Gluten Free), and CocoWhip non-dairy Whipped Topping to go with those pies. In the produce section, pie pumpkins, potatoes, yams, green beans, Brussels sprouts, kale and more. Also in stock now, So Delicious Coconut Milk seasonal beverages: Nog and Chocolate Mint or Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice Milk. We still have a few bags of Dandies Pumpkin Spice Marshmalllows and we just got in the Peppermint flavored. We of course have the original vanilla as well.
We will be open Tuesday and Wednesday until 7pm for your last minute shopping needs! We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) AND Friday the 25th, but we reopen EARLY Saturday at 8am for Small Business Saturday. We will have yummy samples to taste that day and FREE Shop Small tote bags with purchase while supplies last. We are continuing our T-shirt special discount: Wear your Common Ground T-shirt while shopping and receive 10% off your purchase (cannot be combined with other 10% discounts).
October 5, 2016
IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!!! We opened our doors in October of 1977, can you believe it?! We are so happy to celebrate 39 years of business and thank each and every one of our customers for making it possible! We are planning to have extra specials to pass on to you all month, so keep an eye on Facebook to see the latest.
NEW PRODUCTS! We are bringing in LOTS of new products these days. Take a look around the store next time you’re in. All new products are labelled with “NEW” tags. Looking for something in particular? We’re always taking product requests and suggestions!
Fall is here and we have all sorts of wonderful fall produce coming in. Check out the produce section of our website to see what we have. http://commongroundgrocery.com/?page_id=242
June 23, 2016
Goat Cheese and Gelato from Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery is back! Find your favorite flavors of Gelato in the freezer right up front and the cheese in the dairy case.
June 16, 2016
Hope your summer is going well so far! Just a reminder that we open early on Saturdays during the Farmers’ Market season. Current hours are:
March 10, 2016
Soups and chili have been going strong! So far we have offered White Bean & Kale, Carrot-Quinoa-Cauliflower, Triple Lentil with Rice, and today was a creamy (but non-dairy) Broccoli soup. The Black Bean Chocolate Chili is still in rotation also. We are offering hot soup and/or chili Monday-Friday from 11-2 (ask if hot still before or after those hours). We also have it in the freezer and fridge next to our hummus to buy any time.
February 18, 2016
Have you heard we are now serving hot chili? The black bean chocolate chili you loved at Tour de Chocolat is now available everyday! We are serving it hot from our kitchen during the midday, but also have it already dished up in cups both in our freezer and our fridge next to the hummus! Ready for you to grab and heat up at your convenience. When we have it hot, just order at the counter and we’ll get it from the kitchen. We hope to branch out into other soups too in the near future. Enjoy!
February 4, 2016
We’re setting up for Tour de Chocolat tomorrow in Downtown Bloomington. We’ll be serving black bean chocolate chili, vegan brownies, chocolate pu erh tea, hot cocoa and from 5-8pm we’re offering 10% off all chocolate bars! Hope to see you!
We’re also excited to announce that we’ll have fresh chicken from Sullivan’s Farm (Greenview, IL) available starting Friday night. They will be in our refrigerator for a few days and then frozen. The chickens are humanely raised but not currently pastured because of a coyote problem. We’ve visited the farm and learned the meat birds are both male and female and have lots of space to live in. If these are popular, we’d be able to get them every week!
January 20, 2016
Hope the new year is going well for you! Right now we’re excited for Tour de Chocolat coming up on February 5th. We’ll be offering chocolate themed refreshments: something sweet and something savory, all delicious! We’ll also be offering 10% off all chocolate bars from 5-8pm.
December 14, 2015
Hope your season has been running smoothly!
Just an FYI: We will be closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day and December 26th. Open Regular Hours on Sunday, December 27th (11am-5pm)
November 12, 2015
Two Weeks Till Thanksgiving!
Have you made plans for your main dish yet? We are still taking orders for local turkeys and have some in stock if you want one today. For the veg*ns, we have classic Tofurky Roast, two soy-free options from Field Roast: Cranberry Hazelnut En Croute and 1 pound celebration roasts, and Gardein individual serving sized Savory Stuffed Turk’y. In stock now!
Look to our produce department for organic potatoes, local sweet potatoes, local butternut squash, local salad mix, fresh herbs and more. Of course we have all the staple items you might need; spices (New Turkey Rub or Brine Seasoning!), nuts, grains, sweeteners, flours, milks, and eggs.
For dessert, we have Wholly Wholesome pie crusts in organic whole wheat or gluten-free and bake-at-home vegan pumpkin pies. Also in the frozen section, Happles Organic Apple pie is handmade in Iowa with 100% Spelt crust.
To fill those crusts, we have locally grown pie pumpkins and organic granny smith apples.
For those with dietary restrictions, we have lots of dairy, egg, and gluten-free products. Many of these products are so similar to conventional products that your traditional family recipes can be made with little or no change of flavor. Try Tofutti’s dairy-free sour cream and cream cheese for sauces and toppings. For sweet potato and marshmallow casserole, delicious Dandies Marshmallows are made with no gelatin and no gluten. Earth Balance makes several alternatives to butter to fit dairy-free diets, some are also soy free. The staff at Common Ground is very knowledgeable about substitutions for diet restrictions so come in and talk to us.
Have a great holiday!
- Gluten Free
- No Preservatives
- No Antibiotics Ever
- Raised Without Added Hormones
- Fed No Animal By-Products
- Fed: 65% Organic Corn, 30% Organic Soybean Meal, 5% Vitamins and Minerals
In our freezer right now for the meat-free crowd, we have Tofurky Roasts, Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry En Croute and 1 pound Celebration Roasts (Field Roast). Check in for more options still to come!
Amber- Amber syrup is made from early season sap and is lightest in flavor. Ideal as a topping for ice cream or a sweetener for tea, it is the rarest of the three queens.
Dark Amber- Dark Amber has a full flavor and a stronger maple taste. It is our best seller and has the right balance of maple goodness.
Very Dark Amber- Very dark is our most robust of the syrups. Coming in at the end of the season, this syrup is rich in flavor and is a favorite for pancakes, waffles and french toast.
Our Date Lady product line has expanded to include Date Sugar. Date sugar lends a gentle sweetness to baked goods and has a fiber and mineral not found in most other sweeteners. Organic and Vegan! We still have the delicious date caramel sauce, pure date syrup and date balsamic vinegar.
New today to our regional product line are gourmet caramel sauces by Chocolate Twist in 3 flavors: Epic sea salt, cayenne cinnamon and soy balsamic. Unique sweet and savory combinations will delight your taste buds!
-Common Ground Natural Foods, since 1977
Goat Milk is back!
It’s that time of year we look forward to! One of the first signs of spring is the goat milk returning for the season. From Green Meadow Farm in Arthur, IL, we have half gallons and pints of goat milk, quart sizes of goat kerif and plain yogurt, and four flavors of fruit-on-the-bottom goat yogurt. It will be delivered every other Wednesday (Started February 18th)
Speaking of goat, we now have goat meat from Thompson Farm in El Paso, IL. Dan Thompson raises goats, lamb and beef. All are grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone free. For a limited time, we also have chicken from Thompson Farm at $4.49/pound