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Spurs Fans! Support Your SA Food Bank; Tacoland Rally Thursday


Join the Spurs Fan Food Fight, Donate to Food Bank

During the Western Conference Finals, Spurs and Thunder fans are going head-to-head to see which city can donate the most to their own area food bank. So far the Spurs fans have donated $1,632 and the Thunder fans have donated $2,830, join the fight and donate today!

San Antonio Spurs logoThe Spurs helped sort food at the Food Bank, so now they’re asking fans to help out with the stocking of this valuable resource to the community.

The food bank with the most money raised wins the competition, but the children of South Texas will be the real winners as all proceeds donated go to help feed local families.

To donate to the cause, and to see many more ways to help out at the San Antonio Food Bank, go to their website here.

Rollin’ on the River Rally at TacoLand Thursday

 Rollin’ on the River Rally at TacoLand is Thursday (May 29) from 6-9 p.m.. It’s an offshoot of the ever-popular Swig bike night downtown.

In conjunction with Cowboy Alamo City Harley-Davidson, riders will rally up the river and end their ride at Tacoland this Thursday. Bikers encouraged but of course all are welcome.

Tacoland, at 103 W. Grayson, will have beer and drink specials throughout the night and will be serving their Tacoland burgers and Monster Truck Tacos, too. Live band. Elmira Street will be closed for bike parking.

Rivertini Pour-off June 9

ZooBallThe RiverTini Pour-Off is an annual competition featuring some of the city’s top bars and restaurants mixing specialty martinis that reflect the fresh and lively spirit of the San Antonio River. Cinco Vodka is sponsoring this event which raises funds for the San Antonio River Foundation and celebrates the ongoing efforts to bring recreation, public art and educational opportunities along the San Antonio River expansions.

This year’s event will support Confluence Park, an innovative water education park SARF is building on the Mission Reach.

The VIP pre-party 5-6 p.m., Main event 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St. (General admission tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door.  To purchase tickets, click on advertisement at top of page.)

Green Field’s new ownership celebrates 1 year with grand ‘re-opening’

Green Fields’ Market on Stone Oak, which changed hands a year ago, will have a grand re-opening on Monday, giving away raffle prizes and samples, says one of the owners, Chamin Canchwara.

French bread bakers rackCanchwara says after a ribbon-cutting, customers are also welcome to discuss the things they would like to see in the market. Meanwhile, customers can expect to see local farmers bringing in produce two-to-three times a week that is pesticide free, as well as people making skincare products locally and other vendors.

Green Field’s Market is at 19239 Stone Oak Parkway. Their phone number is 210-495-4644.

 

 

 

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SavorSA’s Recent Good Stuff: Gone, Not Forgotten


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We strive to serve up San Antonio’s food, drink, market and restaurant news fresh each day.  Last week, we were among the first to bring you news from Le Rêve and the new Green Fields Market,  plus a review of the popular pizzeria, Dough. We also dished out some great recipes, including three super wing treatments, and vegetarian and raw options in honor of National Vegetarian Month.

While some of our recent posts may have disappeared off the front page of SavorSA, many are still timely and easy to find. You can click on the links below.

Cookbooks: Nothing bland about ‘The Spice Kitchen’

Daily Dish: Republic House dishes up the blues

Daily Dish: Bin 555 Announces Holiday Food Challenge

Daily Dish: Explore Tastes at GO TEXAN Round-up

Recipes: Finger Food for Anchovy Lovers

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New and Natural, Green Fields Market Opens This Week


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Tracy Wolff and Daughter

Green Fields Market, a new grocery store offering a generous variety of natural organic products, freshly made breads, sushi and other products, had its soft opening at the Shops at Stone Oak, 19239 Stone Oak Parkway.

While the store is new, co-proprietors Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and wife Tracy are seasoned hands at the grocery business. He co-founded Sun Harvest Farms nearly three decades ago. The San Antonio chain was sold about nine years ago, said Tracy Wolff.

Wolff said that after the Sun Harvest chain was sold, she and her husband didn’t expect to be back in the grocery business again, but the two of them were obviously enjoying the last-minute bustle in the store Monday. Not only were they opening the next day, but a preview opening would be later that afternoon.

“Just building this store has been fun,” said Tracy Wolff, as she walked us around the store to show us the offerings.

Partners in the venture are Tom and Billie Turner. But employees from Sun Harvest stores also are partners, in a sense. They encouraged the Wolffs to get back into the business – and many are now employees of Green Fields. Tracy Wolff is president of the company. Orlando Mendez is director of operations, Marc Nourani is general counsel, Dianna Ontiveroz is accountant and Sandra Feldtmose is advertising and community relations manager.

GreenFields6The produce department was furnished with custom-made wood display tables. These are set a little closer to the ground than those in usual supermarkets, and were filled with everything from tiny Key limes to mangoes, lettuces, melons and vine-ripened tomatoes.

Nearby, flanking one wall, 500 different items in bins were ready to go, from grains, flaked coconut, flours and cereals to chocolates and Haribo gummy candies. Green Fields is also developing and marketing its own brand of items, especially vitamins and nutritional supplements, which Wolff said contain less filler.

“We have so people tell us that some of our products have only been available to them from online,” said Wolff. Organic baby food (and doggie treats) as well as a large selection of gluten-free items, skin care products and other harder-to-find offerings are available.

These include handmade soaps as well as interesting products such as the small, fragrant bars of Ayurvedic soap produced in India, Chandrika. Wolff also pointed out a tall stack of Borba Water, nutritionally supplemented for skin balance, in Lychee Fruit, Pomegranate and Acai flavors.

GreenFields5At the other end of the store are the fresh baked goods, deli, wine (including Texas wines) and beer selection and fresh seafood. A full-service meat market, with a Green Fields label for all-natural Texas-raised beef, includes the ultra-tender, naturally produced Akaushi beef.

“Our concept of fast food is for people to come by and pick up sushi,” said Wolff. Along with the sushi bar producing fresh food daily, are other healthful “fast” food, such as packaged salads, vegetable snacks and more.

“We’re using products from as many local companies as we can,” said Wolff. When the ribbon is cut at the grand opening, a listing of these suppliers will be prominently displayed in the store.

Stores are planned for at least two more locations, but the sites have not yet been named, Nelson Wolff said.

The grand opening at Green Fields is  Oct. 6; doors open at 7 a.m.  Free groceries in reusable totes will be offered to the first 250 customers who make a purchase. The ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m. Free totes will be handed out throughout the day, as long as supplies last. There will be giveaways and food samples throughout the store, as well as Green Fields Market gift card drawings. The store will be open until 9 p.m.

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Daily Dish: Green Fields Market to Open in September


Green Fields Market, a natural foods grocery store, will open in late September at 19239 Stone Oak Parkway and Huebner Road.

The grocery is a partnership between Tracy and Nelson Wolff and Tom and Billie Turner.

“We are delighted to become partners in an exciting new business offering healthy foods to our community.  Green Fields Market will feature many items that are locally grown and produced by small businesses in our area and across Texas,” Tom Turner Jr. said in a press release.

The store will feature local produce as well natural meats and organics in what the owners are promising to be a convenient layout. “As a working mom, I know how important it is to find what you need quickly while shopping to provide quality food for your family,” Tracy Wolff said.

Among the features planned for the store are a full-service meat market with natural beef, pork and poultry as well as seafood; a produce section with a variety of organic offerings; a bakery; a and a bulk department with items ranging from granola to locally roasted coffee.

For more information, click here.

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