October Newsletter

Fall has arrived! From crisp apples to everyone’s favorite pumpkin pie spice, Rising Tide has it all!

 

Charity of the Month – Orkestai Farm

Orkestai Farm is a regenerative, pesticide and herbicide free vegetable farm located at the planting fields in Oyster Bay, providing hands-on education in sustainable farming for teens and adults of all skill levels in addition to workshops in the Arts. Its educational programs foster healthy living, social engagement, creativity, and more from the community at large, including those with developmental and emotional needs. Members learn to grow food and feel empowered and confident about who they are and what they can achieve.

 

Non-GMO month
Every October is Non-GMO month. We are ardent supporters of the Non-GMO Project, and stock over 10,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products in our store. We support mandatory Federal GMO labeling laws, and feel every American has the right to know what is or isn’t in the foods they’re consuming.
View our October sales flyer for the best organic and Non-GMO verified products at great prices!  

 

Featured

Smoothie of the Month – Pumpkin Pie
Enjoy the flavor of a favorite traditional dessert on the go with our rich, nutritious and delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. This perfect combo of fall flavors will seriously up your pumpkin spice game!
Made with Organic ingredients: Oat Milk, Banana, Pumpkin Puree, Agave Syrup, and Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Soup’s On
Our hot soups are back! Stop by the deli to see what hearty options we have daily, or check our Instagram for what’s cooking!
A few of our favorites include Texas Style Red Lentil, Black Bean, Split Pea, Chicken Quinoa….we could go on!

Grab and Go!
Pick up a fresh slice of pumpkin pie at the RT Deli Grab and Go! While you’re there, treat yourself to a pre-packaged salad or soup!

 

Happy (healthy) Halloween!
Healthier packaged treats are more readily available than ever – just in time for Non-GMO month. Come into the store for a great selection of RT-approved Halloween treats, including new Dr. Bronner’s Chocolate bars, Justin’s Nut Butter Cups, Endangered Species Chocolate Bars, and Annie’s Organic Bunny Crackers (just to name a few!)

 

Produce

PumpkinPumpkin Patch
Pick up some perfect carving pumpkins here at the RT pumpkin patch.  And don’t forget to submit your guess for the weight of the giant pumpkin!!! You can win the giant pumpkin and a $100 store gift card! Winner to be announced on Thursday, October 28th. Get your guesses in now!

Superb Squash
There is quite an array of squash available, and each has its own unique taste and texture. Follow our guide and read about the best way to prepare each of these delicious squash varieties. By the way, squash is a fruit according to its botanical classification, but it is generally considered a vegetable in food preparation.

Ample Apples
Apples have a number of uses, and each apple’s use depends upon the variety. Some are great for cider, others for baking, others perfect for snacking all on their own. Check out our Apple Guide for the flavor profiles of the apples we sell here at RT, and their best use. And if you want to explore the benefits of an apple a day through some more unique methods, have a look at these sweet-to-savory recipes 

 

Recipes

Classic Autumn Apple Crisp
Make use of the season’s freshest apples in this classic dessert! Select your favorite variety and follow this recipe to be swept back to grandma’s kitchen. You’ll get all the fall flavors of your favorite apple pie without the stress of pie dough. Plus, without having to chill the dough, you can have this treat ready to go from start to finish in about an hour! As you bake your creation, your house will be filled with its sweet aroma! When it’s time to serve it up, you can’t go wrong adding a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream to the dish. Which part is your favorite, the succulent apples or the buttery crisp? 

Sheet Pan Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes
This sheet pan recipe checks all the boxes: it’s seasonal, features fresh flavors, and can be made ahead to enjoy later! Add it to your collection of recipes for weeknights and let yourself be impressed with its ease and deliciousness. This recipe can be adapted to utilize vegetarian sausage if that’s more your style. Whatever your choice, it’ll go in the oven on the sheet pan to roast along with the Brussels sprouts and potatoes until they achieve caramelized perfection. Finish them off with a drizzle of the zippy mustard dressing, complete with fresh herbs and smoked almonds. Save the sauce to dress up your meals the rest of the week and boom! This recipe just revolutionized the week. 

Winter Squash and Chard
It’s soup season, folks! Celebrate properly by pulling out your coziest sweater, slipping on your favorite socks, and curling up with a bowl of this Winter Squash and Chard Soup. Winter squash comes in so many shapes, sizes, varieties, and textures! Use a couple different varieties in this recipe to add greater dimension and keep things fresh. This soup is densely nutritious with a host of veggies and spices. It even calls for a little hot sauce to kick things up a notch! Gluten-free and vegan, this recipe will satisfy all kind of diets as you cook your way through the flavors of the season.

Other Warming October Recipes:

Pumpking Cheesecake Oatmeal

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread

 

Local Delivery Now Available!
We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery! Read more about how this works here.

September Newsletter

It’s time for summer sweets to switch to fall flavors! Students and teachers are heading back into the classroom.  Here’s what’s new at Rising Tide to help you prepare for the new season. 

Charity of the Month – NOSH

NOSH’s goal is to safely deliver meals to families in need, due to the impact of COVID-19. A program of the North Shore Soup Kitchen, NOSH delivers emergency meal kits to over 500 families a week. After a recent fire destroyed NOSH’s headquarters, we are looking to our amazing community to help us support NOSH as our Charity of the Month for September. In addition, we will ask our customers to Round Up each purchase to provide the additional support NOSH will need in their time of rebuilding.

 

RT Deli

Smoothie of the Month – Back to Cool
This protein-packed cool combo is high in fiber and full of antioxidants. The perfect mix of heart healthy ingredients to help get you into the back to school groove. 🚌
Made with Organic ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Cacao nibs
  • Peanut butter
  • Oat milk

 

Soup’s On
Our hot soups are back! Stop by the deli to see what hearty options we have daily, or check our Instagram for what’s cooking!
A few of our favorites include Texas Style Red Lentil, Black Bean, Split Pea, Chicken Quinoa….we could go on!

 

Grocery Essentials

Snack Attack
Get ready for after-school snack time with these options on sale now at Rising Tide.

  • Madegood Crispy Squares and Granola Minis Sale 2/$6
  • The Good Crisp Potato Crisps Sale 2/$6
  • Unreal Assorted Chocolate Candies Sale $4.99 
  • RW Garcia Corn Chips Sale 2/$6 
  • Pur Chewing Gum Pouches Sale 2/$6 

 

Produce (What’s in Season?)
  • Stone fruits including Peaches and Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Apples (end of month)

 

Recipes

Samosa Pasty
When you’re serving potatoes, you can never go wrong. Bring them to your table in a whole new way with this Samosa Pasty recipe! This idea fuses the hand pie and the samosa into one delicious bundle of joy. The tang of lemon juice, the heat of a jalapeño, and the rich flavor of garam masala all soak into that base potato filling, forming a symphony of flavor that’s sure to please.

Tofu Banh Mi
Try this veganized take on a traditional Vietnamese banh mi by subbing out the meat for marinated tofu. Load up the sandwich with quick pickled veggies that add a satisfying crunch and a zip to the toppings! This recipe would make a great option for your meal prep repertoire or comes together fast for easy, spur of the moment fare. There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into deliciously-packed, toasty bread and coming away with that perfect banh mi bite!

Turkey and Pepper Skillet
One-pot recipes for the win! Switch up your typical protein and try this dish where boneless, skinless turkey is the star. This bird is not just for Thanksgiving time! Solidify this lean meat as a year-long staple in your kitchen by pulling out your cast-iron and giving this recipe a whirl. Everything cooks in one dish, so not only will you love your creation, you’ll relish the easy clean-up! This would be lovely served with polenta or lean into Thanksgiving reimagined by pairing with your favorite potato dish.

Other Simple September Recipes:

Cheddar and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
This recipe from Organic Valley will give you the golden ratio of some of the homiest ingredients we have in our kitchens to achieve the ultimate mashed potato. A garlic lover’s dream!

Ginger Lemon Moscow Mule Mocktail
Zest it up! Fancify your kombucha fix by transforming it into a classy mocktail from Health Ade.

 

Local Delivery Now Available!
We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery! Read more about how this works here.

August Newsletter

Enjoy a cooling smoothie during these last hazy days of summer. Or switch things up at your next backyard BBQ or outdoor soiree with some unique and delicious recipes. Here’s what’s new at RT…

 

Charity of the Month

The Glen Cove Youth Bureau
Since 1981, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau has been dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment to allow all youth, all families, and the entire community to achieve its potential. This month, we’re happy to support the Bureau’s Fill-A-Bookbag program, helping them to raise the funds for back-to-school supplies for 300 children, K-12, who would not otherwise have the tools needed for a successful academic year. Thank you for helping us to help these students, and for making a very real difference in our community. View the list of items currently needed here. 

 

RT Deli

Smoothie of the Month
Refreshing, fun and fruity, our Blue Sunrise smoothie is the perfect drink to enjoy at the beach or in your own backyard! Made with organic ingredients:
Banana, Pineapple, Lemon Juice, Blue Spirulina and Coconut Water.

Grab and Go
Need something quick and tasty? Stop by the Rising Tide Grab and Go and pick up juices, salads, snack packs, wraps – so many delicious, healthy options pre-packaged for your convenience…perfect for picnics!

 

Grocery Essentials

End of Summer BBQ
Snag some of these snacks (on sale now) for your next backyard BBQ:

  • Late July Tortilla Chips  
  • Late July Mini Sandwich Crackers  
  • Taste Nirvana Coconut Water  
  • Culture Pop Sodas 

Breakfast and Lunch
It’s time to start thinking about back to school! Start the day with some cereal and get ready to pack some PB&J! Classics currently on sale:

  • Cascadian Farm Organic Cereals
  • Cadia Organic Apple Juice
  • Cadia Organic Peanut Butter
  • Cadia Organic Almond Butter
  • St. Dalfour Fruit Preserves
  • Cadia Organic Raisins

 

Recipes

Nut Butter and Jelly Bars
As the school year winds up again, delight your kids with these cute Nut Butter and Jelly Bars in their lunch boxes! Perfect for a lunchtime treat or an after-school snack, these bars play on the classic PBJ flavor combination that your family already loves. They even include a handful of nuts or trail mix to add a satisfying crunch and a little extra protein! Delicately sweet and with a crumbly texture, these bars are a lovely re-imagination of a childhood comfort.

Tomato, Peach, and Basil Pesto Pizza
Stone fruits are such gems of summer produce! You’ve had them in dessert or right off the tree, but have you ever thought of putting them on pizza? Lean into the combination of sweet and savory with this tasty Tomato, Peach, and Basil Pesto Pizza. Utilize your favorite pizza dough and brush it with pesto, whether homemade with basil from your garden or prepared, it will be delicious either way! Arrange sliced tomatoes and peaches on top of generous amounts of mozzarella and parm. Bake until golden brown and enjoy a whole new perspective on summer fruit!

Grilled Vegetables with Farro
Grain bowls make a quick and healthy dinner that can be customized anyway you love! This recipe utilizes a base of farro, an ancient grain bursting with protein, antioxidants, and a nutty flavor. The rich flavor of farro is brightened by homemade dressing of lemon, garlic, and fresh tarragon before it’s topped with fresh veggies straight from the grill.

More End of Summer Recipes:

Tortilla Ice Cream Bowls
You can eat the bowl, too! This sundae recipe from Siete is served in a cinnamon-sugared tortilla bowl with toppings galore.

Refreshing Summer Fruit Salad
Combine all the freshest flavors of summer in one bowl! With lime juice, fresh mint, watermelon and more, this salad is the ultimate refresher.

Coco Kale Rejuvenator
This green smoothie is on vacation! Lean into a tropical twist by adding mango, passion fruit, and C2O’s Pure Coconut Water to your drink.

 

Local Delivery Now Available!
We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery! Read more about how this works here.

 

July Newsletter

Summer is here! Get ready for your backyard BBQs and beach weekends with new deli items, recipes, picnic goodies and much more!

 

Charity of the Month – Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club

The Club serves nearly 600 youth (ages 6 -18) annually in the Glen Cove community with after-school programs in education, sports, recreation, dance, technology and art—all designed to enrich and enhance learning and build self-esteem. In addition, the Club provides a fun, affordable summer program with creative and imaginative activities designed to keep kids interested in learning while having fun with their friends.

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club’s mission: To provide a safe and caring environment that will inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens

 

RT Deli

Smoothie of the Month
Our nourishing Tropical Cooler is full of electrolytes and bursting with fruity flavor – take a sip and be transported to an island in the sun with this rich, satisfying smoothie. Ingredients: Orange Juice, Pineapple-Coconut Juice, Mango, Strawberry and Banana.

 

Summer is HERE!

4th of July
Come grab any last minute meat and veggies for grilling, healthy treats for the kids (and you) and perhaps some bottled juices and wellness shots for after the holiday.  The store will be open on Sunday, July 4th from 8am to 4pm. 

 

Get Grillin’
Now that it’s not 100° outside, it’s time to fire up that grill and make up for some lost time! Grab your BBQ Weekend Essentials now at Rising Tide. Some of our featured sale products include:

  • Schar Gluten Free Hot Dog and Burger Buns 2/$7
  • Sir Kensington Ketchup $3.99
  • Primal Kitchen Spicy Brown Mustard 2/$7
  • Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips 2/$6   
  • Late July Salsas 2/$6   

 

Gather ’round the Campfire
These nighttime campfire treats are fun to make, feature all non-perishable ingredients, and boast a crunchy, gooey flavor combo that’s next to none. Plus, s’mores are a seasonal staple; if you’re eating one, chances are it’s just one part of a great summer night. Grab everything you need for a perfect s’more here at the store!

 

Recipes

Vibrant Summer Pasta Salad
We love a cool pasta salad number in the summer! Serve this simple dish as a side for a zingy contribution to a pot luck or prepare it as a main course, adding grilled chicken or another protein to elevate it.This pasta salad combines fresh ingredients with elements you likely already have in the cupboard, like chickpeas and olives. It’s the perfect recipe to have on hand if you’re looking for a make-ahead recipe to bring along to a backyard barbecue.

Berries and Cream Crêpes
Delicate and light, crêpes make a perfect summertime sweet! Incorporate these into your Bastille Day celebration or serve them for brunch. Spread warm jam on one side and fold them into bundles of goodness before topping with whipped cream and fresh, local berries. These beauties are best enjoyed hot off the griddle and with good company!

Frozen Fruit Yogurt Bark
Frozen Fruit Yogurt Bark?! You heard it! This refreshing snack will have you sneaking back to your freezer for more. Mix up your favorite Greek yogurt, vanilla, honey, and a pinch of salt and spread evenly on a baking sheet before adding on your choice of toppings. This is an easy way to incorporate a little extra fruit or omega 3s (Chia seeds! Hemp hearts!) into your daily meals. The Greek yogurt acts as a protein-packed vehicle for the tasty morsels you sprinkle over top. If you like, add some chocolate bits and call this dessert. Have fun with this creative recipe; you can’t go wrong!

More Summer Recipes:

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Enjoy your favorite summer treat in a fun new format with this recipe from Alden’s!

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores
Next time you’re gathered around the campfire, roast some Dandies and try this twist on a classic s’more!

Lemon-Thyme Crepe Cake
Packed with refreshing citrus flavor, this crêpe cake makes a light and elegant dessert.

 

Produce – What’s in Season?
  • Corn  
  • Tomatoes 
  • Peppers 
  • Zucchini 
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry 

 

Local Delivery Now Available!
We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery! Read more about how this works here.

 

June Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Girls Rising

This nonprofit organization was created by the Sea Cliff-based all-female rock band, Antigone Rising, to empower and inspire girls and LGBTQ kids to pursue careers in STEAM fields.

Girls Rising uplifts kids and builds self-esteem by sharing personal stories at outreach workshops and live performances. Included at their workshops are inspirational special guests from other STEAM fields to create a panel of diversity. Girls Rising awards grants and scholarships to students in underserved school districts, and provides kids with opportunities through their Girls Rising Music Festival.
We agree with Girls Rising: girls and LGBTQ youth need to see strong role models they can emulate and identify with in positions of leadership. Girls Rising’s outreach workshops aim to do just that by bringing successful women and queer people of all ethnic backgrounds to their attention.

 

RT Deli

Smoothie of the Month
Spark your sunny day with our naturally sweet, rich and filling Summer Date Smoothie. We suggest adding a vanilla protein powder to make it the perfect meal on the go!

Watermelon Water
Did you know that a watermelon is actually classified as a fruit AND a vegetable? How cool is that!? Come by the store and try our refreshing, electrolyte-packed Watermelon Water! Not only is it so delicious, but Watermelon juice is also believed to relieve muscle tension and is rich in many vitamins.

 

Father’s Day

We have plenty of gift options for Dad! Take a look at some of our recommendations in our Father’s Day Gift Guide.  And for a Dad-approved BBQ, check out our variety of grilling meats and plant-based options, including our 100% organic produce department.

 

Health and Beauty

The sun is getting stronger and the days are getting longer!
Check out our array of safe, natural and effective sunscreens.
Whether you’re looking for natural and safe protection for babies and kids, or more water-resistant sunscreens for surfing & other sports, many of our mineral sunscreens provide safe broad-spectrum protection with zinc oxide.
A few of our favorite brands? Badger, MyChelle, and All Good sunscreen.

As with all of our products, we are diligent about reviewing the ingredients in our Health and Beauty items. Recent reports have shown that many popular brands do include this potential carcinogenic in their sun protection products. We encourage you to read more about this by viewing this article. Stay sunny and safe!

Buzz off!
Warmer weather means the bugs are out and about! Protect yourself with Quantum Buzz Away – The leading DEET free bug spray that’s both plant-based and effective!

  • DEET free
  • Proven effective
  • Family Friendly
  • Plant-based protection

 

Produce

We take great pride in our 100% Certified Organic produce department—the only one in the area. We favor small, local growers wherever possible, and are continually building these relationships in order to expand our offerings to our customers (and support local farmers!). We define local as any farm or food purveyor within 300 miles of the store. But we also offer hyper local fruits and vegetables from Long Island when available.

Here’s a look at what’s in season now:

  • Peaches, White Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Black Plums
  • Pluots
  • Cherries
  • Melons
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries

 

Recipes

Avocado Kefir Dip

Originally calling for buttermilk, this tangy dressing substitutes Redwood Hill Farm’s plain kefir in this ranch dressing recipe. Nutrient-dense avocados lend a velvety texture and vibrant hue to the dressing. It can be used as a dip for raw vegetables, tortilla chips, or over salad greens!

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

It’s June Dairy Month and what better way to celebrate than with homemade cheese? Making your own cheese might seem intimidating, but this recipe for homemade ricotta cheese couldn’t be easier. There are seldom ingredients as versatile as ricotta with the ability to lean sweet or savory. In less than an hour, you’ll have the perfect base for lasagna, ricotta lemon pancakes, or even a cheesecake! With only a few ingredients, the quality of each will shine through. This spreadable cheese is equally at home dolloped on a grilled bread for bruschetta or folded into a crepe. Add it to your next charcuterie board and impress everyone with your homemade cheese!

BBQ Chicken

With BBQ chicken, there is no need to complicate things. We suggest chicken legs for this recipe, which will feature drumsticks and thighs for a juicy, flavorful dish. Basting the chicken near the end of cooking time ensures great flavor without burning the sugars in the sauce. Use your favorite prepared barbecue sauce to make this a weeknight friendly meal. There’s no need to wait until the weekend to fire up the grill. And with this simple summer staple, you’ll surely be the grill master!

Easy Summer Trifle

Make the most of strawberry season with this Easy Summer Trifle! By layering ripe berries (or your favorite summer fruit), poundcake, and lightly sweetened whipped cream, you create a stunning dessert centerpiece that can be made ahead of time. To make this recipe dairy-free, choose a vegan poundcake and make the whipped cream with coconut cream. Whichever whipped cream you make, be sure the ingredients are well-chilled before whipping! Garnish with mint and powdered sugar for an elegant summertime treat.

 

Local Delivery Now Available!
We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery! Read more about how this works here. 

May Newsletter

The weather is warming up, and some things are slowly getting back to normal, so it’s only fitting that May is chock full of celebrations! From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, we have everything you need to get giftin’ and get grillin’! 

 

Cinco de Mayo
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Head over to the deli and enjoy some of our amazing Mexican Street Corn, pre-packaged Guacamole or one of our tasty Quesadillas. Or shop around and grab everything you need to make these delicious Zesty Chicken Tostadas. (All of the above pair well with margaritas…or so we’ve heard…)

Something Special for Mom
Rising Tide has plentiful gift options for Mother’s Day, including Health and Beauty products, essential oils, flowers and much more. Take a look at some of our gift ideas here. Or let Mom choose her own gift – give her a Rising Tide Market Gift Card!

Marion Gardens Organic Starter Plants
We have a variety of herb and veggie plants including Mint, Shallots, Radish, Thyme, Spinach, Parsley, Cabbage, Peas, Beets, Rosemary…and more! Marion Gardens has been Long Island’s premier USDA Certified Organic plant grower since 2007, and a family grower of herb and vegetable plants since 1987. 

Monthly and Weekly Specials
Check out our monthly sales and specials on all of our items, including dairy, grocery, supplements, seasonal items…all at great prices! And now our weekly produce sales have extended to include an array of fresh items including meat and dairy! 

 

 

Charity of the Month – Living Water for Women
In 2014, Living Water for Women established a structured transitional home for women who are struggling with addictions, some of whom may also have been incarcerated. These women are already living in the midst of our communities; Living Water provides them with adequate housing along with counseling and job training to keep them off the streets. Living Water’s mission is one that stands to benefit every last one of us: to help disenfranchised and formerly incarcerated women, struggling with addictions, to overcome their weaknesses and nurture their strengths so that they may become vital members of the community.

 

New at RT

Smoothie of the Month
Our sweet, seasonal Strawberry Margarita is full of electrolytes and bursting with flavor – This refreshing take on a classic beachy cocktail is sure to make you smile.

 

Grab and Go
Try our new High Tide Lemonade, made with Alkaline Water, Organic Lemon, Organic Agave, and Organic Luminous Spirulina. Not only does it look really cool, it tastes deliciously refreshing!

We also have a new Chlorophyll Water, made simply with Alkaline water, Liquid Chlorophyll, and Mint.  Chlorophyll is said to have various health and wellness benefits, and is especially known to be great for internal hygiene.

Grilling Season is Here
Rising Tide will offers great prices each week on the highest quality meat from D’Artagnan. For more than 35 years, D’Artagnan has focused on free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices. Prefer a veggie-focused dish? Our 100% organic produce department has an array of seasonal veggies and fruits perfect for grilling!

 

Recipes 

Zesty Chicken Tostadas
Who doesn’t love an opportunity for a themed dinner?! These Zesty Chicken Tostadas make a mean main course for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or just a plain ol’ weeknight meal. Crisp-ify your tortillas in the oven and add a mountain of toppings! This recipe utilizes ground chicken and black beans as the protein, and red cabbage, cilantro, radishes and more to add crunchy freshness to your plate. Modify it to suit your dietary needs using meat alternatives or dairy-free substitutions. 

Avocado Fries
Switch things up in the kitchen and try these Avocado Fries. They’re the perfect combo of creamy and crunchy! Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce for a snack that satisfies.  

 

Sesame Buckwheat Noodles
This dish is the perfect weeknight highlight! It comes together quickly, and you can utilize the veggies you have on hand to make a tasty noodle bowl. Boil the noodles, chop the vegetables, whisk together the dressing and you’re nearly there! Buckwheat noodles are packed with protein, but if you’re looking for more, then adding chicken, shrimp or tofu would pair well with these flavors, too. The customizability of this meal makes it perfect for a household of varying diets or preferences. 

Angel Food Cake
What better way to usher in berry season than with an Angel Food Cake? Light and fluffy, this lovely cake punctuates any meal perfectly. Enjoy this delicate dessert as a vehicle to serve homemade whipped cream, fresh berries, and more! It’s still cool enough to utilize your oven and bake in celebration of spring. It’s amazing how such simple ingredients come together to create this tasty classic. 

Tuna, Feta, and Wheat Berry Salad
Take your salad game to new heights with this satisfying grain-centric recipe that’s both nutritious and delicious!  

 

Cherry Basil Popsicles
Cherry and basil? Oh my! Celebrate warmer days ahead with this summery flavor combination from R.W. Knudsen! 

April Newsletter

Charity of the Month – All Our Energy 

With a focus on advocacy, education, and empowering people to support renewable energy development and act on environmental protection, All Our Energy is near and dear to our hearts. They educate the public and empower local volunteers to raise awareness, advocate for change, and take action in local beach, waterway, and open space clean-ups.

After All Our Energy’s successes with the Long Beach and Sea Cliff reusable bag initiatives, their “Zero Single Use” pollution prevention and “Displace Dirty Fossil Fuels” climate protection campaigns are ongoing, to involve the public in transforming society for a better environmental future.

Each month our BYOB program is linked to a local charity.  To raise the funds to donate, we charge $.10 for each paper bag we give out and donate $.10 for each reusable bag of yours we use. You may also donate through our online shopping tool

Spring Has Sprung!

Smoothie of the Month – Spring Glow
Get glowing with this nutritious and delicious smoothie. With ingredients that are vitamin-rich, anti-inflammatory, skin-boosting and chock full of omega-3 fatty acids – this smoothie will cure your spring fever! Made with 100% organic ingredients: Carrot, Ginger, Mango, Strawberry and Flax Meal. 

Easter
From traditional chocolate bunnies to unique candles and great gift cards, you can build the perfect basket with these goodies available at Rising Tide.
And even better – you can do so online

 

Sales Flyers
Check out our monthly sales and specials on all of our items, including dairy, grocery, supplements, seasonal items…all at great prices! And now our weekly produce sales have extended to include an array of fresh items including meat and dairy! Rising Tide will offer great prices each week on the highest quality meat from D’Artagnan. For more than 35 years, D’Artagnan has focused on free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices. 

 

Supplements
Our experts have hand-picked the best products to support your body in the best way. Whether you’re fighting allergies during peak season, or thinking ahead to beach days with a weight loss plan, these supplements are here to help.

Recipes 

Natural Dyed Eggs 

Jump into spring with a seasonal project that’s great for the whole family! Marvel over the way boiled red cabbage turns an egg blue and yellow onion skins make a vibrant orange. It’s science and creativity all in one! The longer the eggs sit in their solutions, the more pronounced their color becomes. Try drawing on the eggs with crayons to create dye-free spots or dipping only half the egg. Who can make the funkiest egg of the dozen? 

Potato and Chard Quiche

Ah, quiche! The perfect mix of breakfast and lunch with a savory egg filling and veggie mix-ins. This recipe is a great bridge to spring with early season leeks and chard, but the potatoes will keep you satisfied and full. Make this ahead of time to enjoy hearty breakfasts all week long or serve with a side salad for a quick lunch. No matter the time of day, this quiche will satisfy. Try substituting your favorite cooking green or adding different herbs to keep things fresh  

Gochujang Glazed Tofu Bowl 

This dish features all the hits: it comes together fast, features a knockout glaze, and packs a variety of nutrients in one bowl! The key component here is the gochujang (red chili paste) glazed tofu baked to perfection, along with fresh veggies, like radishes and cukes to add a fresh crunch. Lime, cilantro and peanuts finish it all off with a bright zip you’ll love! If you’ve grown bored of rice, why not try it over rice noodles or your favorite grain? It’s also great with tempeh, instead of tofu. Customize it to suit your tastes, but rest assured if you’re using this recipe as a base, it will be a winner. 

Online Shopping and Digital Gift Cards are HERE!  

Online Shopping 
In an effort to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience, we are thrilled to announce that Rising Tide Market is now offering online shopping! Read more here.  

Gift Cards 
Give the gift of health, without leaving the comfort of your home! New eGiftCards are available! The perfect gift for anyone, purchase through our online shopping tool. 

March Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Healing Headbands 

Healing Headbands aims to help those with serious illnesses feel better. 
At this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Healing Headbands has designed masks that are easy to wear and maintain. These masks are made of colorful artwork created in the LAUGH-CREATE-HEAL workshops, and are printed on soft UV-protected fabric – they help us all remember to “Wear Your Happiness” during this most stressful time. 
Healing Headbands is also working to bring digital options for the LAUGH-CREATE-HEAL workshops; a creative alternative during this time of isolation.

Smoothie of the Month – Super Green

Get lucky with this mighty green machine – packed with powerful antioxidants, this super smoothie is sure to energize, nourish, and of course taste really, really good.  
Kick it up a notch by adding some protein. (We recommend Hemp for a lean, nutritious boost.)  Made with 100% organic ingredients:

  • Apple Juice  
  • Spinach
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Chia Seeds
Online Shopping and Digital Gift Cards are HERE!  

Online Shopping 
In an effort to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience, we are thrilled to announce that Rising Tide Market is now offering online shopping! Read more here  

Gift Cards 
Give the gift of health, without leaving the comfort of your home! New eGiftCards are available! The perfect gift for anyone, purchase through our online shopping tool. 

Featured Products 

Pacha Soap Bars

We all know how important it is to wash our hands! These bar soaps have awesome scents (from Sand & Sea to Spearmint Lemongrass and more) and are cruelty free, long-lasting, and made with all natural ingredients. Not to mention, Pacha Soap Co.’s mission is to ensure every purchase supports radically transparent and ethical sourcing, clean water initiatives, hygiene education and small business opportunities worldwide.

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Aller-Aid

As the seasons change, you may be able to manage your allergies naturally. Quercetin and Nettle (Freeze-dried) helps support your body’s normal histamine-producing response. NAC packs an additional punch by breaking down mucous and increasing antioxidant activity.* Oregon’s Wild Harvest Aller-Aid is FREE from: dairy, gluten and soy allergens. Read More 

*Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or health condition. 

March Madness

Kick back and enjoy with these delicious, powered-by-plants snacks, on sale now at RT.  Save yourself some work and grab some pre-cut veggies to go with our hummus or guacamole, all found in the grab and go! 

Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips on Sale 2/$6 

  • Blue Chips 
  • Sea Salt  
  • Chia Quinoa 
  • Sea Salt Lime  

From the Ground Up Cauliflower Pretzels and Chips on Sale 2/$6 

  • Pretzel Twists
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Sea Salt Tortilla Chips
  • Nacho Tortilla Chips
  • Lime Tortilla Chips 
St. Patrick’s Day 

Only the best meat will do for your St. Paddy’s meal. The Uncured Corned Beef Brisket from Garrett Valley Farms tastes amazing! 

  • Gluten-Free 
  • 0g Trans Fat per serving 
  • All Natural – No artificial ingredients 
  • No antibiotics ever
  • Humanely Raised
  • No Nitrate or Nitrite added 

Pair with our freshly baked Irish Soda Bread Scones and the classic Kerry Gold Pure Irish butter.  

Monthly Sales Flyer 

Check out our monthly sales and specials on all of our items, including dairy, grocery, supplements, seasonal items…all at great prices! 

 

Recipes 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa 

Enjoy your favorite tea in a new, equally cozy way with this recipe for Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Traditional Medicinals. Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day! 

All-Purpose Citrus Spray Cleaner  

Spring is coming and it’s time to throw open the windows and let out that stale winter air. As you start gathering your supplies and getting down to spring cleaning, reach for this more sustainable alternative to harsh chemicals. You may just have these ingredients at home already! This recipe utilizes citrus scraps, imparting their fragrant oils to the solution’s antimicrobial, vinegar base. So, start saving the peels from whatever citrus fruit you may be munching on and bring some freshness to your home! 

Mulligan Stew 

Bring all the best ingredients together in one, steamy pot with this Mulligan Stew! Often thought of as a St. Paddy’s Day entrée, Mulligan Stew was meant for improvising, so throw whatever you’ve got in the pot with the brisket, potatoes and green beans. With such great foundational flavors coming from the garlic, bay leaves, onions, and thyme, you can’t go wrong! This recipe features a bit of stout beer, if you have it, to really up the Irish ante. 

Vegan Crispy Bars 

Chewy and chocolatey, these Vegan Crispy Bars will delight the whole family—whether or not they’re vegan. Melt the peanut butter, syrups, and vanilla together over medium/low heat and pour over rice cereal. Press into a pan and top with silky, melted chocolate. Finish with shredded coconut and you’ll have a treat as good as grandma’s in no time. The most difficult part is waiting until they’ve cooled to dig in! 

Online Shopping

Online Shopping is HERE!  

In an effort to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience, we are thrilled to announce that Rising Tide Market is now offering online shopping! 

If you are currently a Grateful Card holder, please DO NOT REGISTER FOR A NEW ACCOUNT. Use your existing contact information to set up your account. Create a password and your information will be automatically linked to your grateful card. You are ready to start shopping!

If you DO NOT HAVE A GRATEFUL CARD, register for an account and your information will be saved for future orders.  

Please be advised, this tool will eventually replace our current RT Text that is used for curbside orders. We ask for your patience as we navigate this new shopping experience, and we welcome your feedback. For the best shopping experience, we recommend using a computer. 

For shopping instructions, please click here. 

February Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Bayville Village Church Food Pantry 

The Mimi Mernin Food Pantry (aka the Bayville Village Church food pantry) was started as a small outreach service almost 20 years ago and operated out of a small shed at the rear of the church.  Until recently, they solely relied on private donations.  With the onset of the coronavirus, the Food Pantry expanded their services and moved to a conference room in the Village Church. They are currently open Saturdays, from 9am -12pm for drive up/no contact distribution. Presently, they are serving about 50 families/200 individuals per distribution date, offering dry goods, produce, meats, dairy items and more. 

 

2020 Donations 

We can all agree 2020 threw us a few curveballs – which is why it’s even more AMAZING that our customers have truly stepped up to help those in need. Through our Charity of the Month program, we were able to raise over $10,000 for a number of different local organizations.  Community engagement has always been a huge part of this store – it’s important that we recognize the tremendous individuals that make these nonprofits tick, and really see how their work is impacting the neediest in our community. Thank you to those individuals and again thank you to our AWESOME customers. Let’s make 2021 even greater! ⠀ 

 

Get Ready for Game Time

It doesn’t matter who you root for, we’re all fans of savory Super Bowl snacks. Prepare your own private party with all the usual game-time favs.   

Get started with some homemade Guac – pick up all of your dip needs from our 100% organic produce department. (Feel free to grab some pre-packed dip in our grab and go, we won’t judge). Snag some Late July Tortilla Chips (on sale 2/$5) to complement your creation.  

Move on to the next game day staple with Buffalo Wings. We feature Antibiotic-free, hormone free chicken wings from D’artagnan, that couple perfectly with the Classic Buffalo Seasoning from Noble Made. This seasoning boasts a bold buffalo flavor, with no drippy mess! Toss some of our pre-cut veggies (also found in our 100% organic produce department) on the side for a complete, classic, clean app.  

 

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, bringing attention to how we can motivate ourselves and each other to adopt healthy lifestyles that may help prevent heart disease. This year, heart health is extremely important, as people with poor cardiovascular health may also be at increased risk of illness from COVID-19. 

Heart disease is the number one cause of deaths for most groups, affecting all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Luckily, there are some simple behavior changes that may prevent heart disease, including not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, managing high blood pressure, increasing physical activity and getting regular checkups. 

Get those red clothes ready! February 5th is National Wear Red Day, when people across the country are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.   

 

Featured Product – Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart 

Speaking of heart month, did you know that over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol and many don’t know it? Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart is a unique and natural solution for cholesterol management unlike anything else on the market. A simple combination of North American pine tree sterols and water, Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart delivers 2000 mg of plant sterols per serving in a vegan solution for heart health. Read more

 

Valentine’s Day

Grab all of your Valentine’s Day essentials from candy and candles to heart pasta and greeting cards, here at Rising Tide!
Check out these delicious chocolate treats, sure to make your Valentine smile..and they’re all on sale this month!

  • Lake Champlain Chocolate Boxes & Truffles     
  • Lake Champlain Chocolate Hearts    
  • Divine Chocolate Hearts   
  • RX Bar Chocolate Raspberry Bars   
  • Tony Chocolonely Chocolate Bars 


Smoothie of the Month

RT LOVE – Made with 100% Organic Ingredients
February is all about the heart – and we love our customers. From American Heart Month to Valentine’s Day, it’s a perfect time to sip some heart-healthy happiness with our RT Love Smoothie.

    • Mango
    • Strawberries
    • Juiced beet
    • Turmeric
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Coconut water


Refreshing, Warming Winter Recipes  

Oatmeal Bake We love the versatility this Oatmeal Bake offers! Make it for the family brunch one weekend or portion it out for an easily reheated breakfast throughout the week. Serve it with your favorite yogurt dolloped on top, a splash of cream or with a fruit compote to jazz it up however you like best! Think of this recipe as the perfect canvas for a healthy, wintry breakfast creation.

 

 

French Onion & Mushroom Soup Get out your best kitchen knife and start slicing onions because French Onion & Mushroom Soup is on the menu tonight! Indulge in savory, soup-y flavors that will warm you from the inside out with this delicious twist on a classic recipe. Chop, chop, chop those onions and get them nice and caramelized before adding the cremini mushrooms to the pot. Simmer all the ingredients together and then add the finishing touch—you know, the crusty, cheesy bread topping broiled to bubbly perfection. Voilà! A cup of soup fit for a king! 

 

Curbside Pickup

Don’t forget! You can stay warm and shop without leaving the comfort of your car! Text your order to (516) 400-4360 for curbside pickup. Orders must be placed by 12pm for same day pickup.

 

January Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Green Inside and Out

With the mission to empower and educate consumers about better alternatives for low-environmental impact living, Green Inside and Out seeks to educate people on how best to protect themselves and the environment through their daily choices, for the benefit of all. Green Inside and Out seeks to remind us that sometimes things we use every day can be toxic to our health or the environment. Without a clean environment, life on earth, human or otherwise, is unsustainable. 

Founded by Beth Fiteni in 2011, Green Inside and Out is a Long Island based nonprofit that has several programs including a podcast,  radio show on WUSB 90.1fm, an educational blog, and a multitude of campaigns focused on Ecofashion, Toxins, Waste Reduction, and supporting a Vegan Lifestyle. 

We support this charity because it aligns well with our mission to serve and nourish our community through the products we sell and the knowledge we share. We strive to live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle with fewer toxins while reducing our environmental impact.

 

Refreshing, Warming Winter Recipes  

Detox Citrus Salad In wintertime, we relish those tart notes of the citrus that comes into season! Indulge in those great flavors as either a side to a fabulous meal or a wholesome stand-alone dish with this Detox Citrus Salad. This recipe is truly a feast for the senses with creamy avocado, crunchy onions and walnuts and juicy citrus. Soak in the detoxifying powers of not only the fruit but also the apple cider vinegar in the dressing and enjoy this refreshing winter salad.

 

Miso Soup with Silken Tofu Although it comes together simply, you’ll be wowed with the complex depth of flavor created in this soup! Kombu is a sea kelp native to Japan. It adds umami and rich nutrients to this dish. Garnish this brothy goodness with green onions, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes for even more punch. This recipe would make an easy and delicious lunch or pair well with a more substantial dinner; whatever you’re in the mood for!

 

Berbere Chickpeas with Chicken Who doesn’t love a good, hearty meal this time of year? Your kitchen will smell amazing as you simmer chicken thighs until they’re falling off the bone. Utilizing Berbere, a spice often used in Ethiopia and Eritrea, this recipe boasts a lovely deep red color and bold flavor to wow the whole family. To make this recipe vegan, replace the chicken with extra firm tofu, and reduce the simmering time to 20 minutes. Serve with rice or your favorite grain to complete this delicious, aromatic meal. 

 

Happy New Year!
Get your New Year started right with a system reboot, reset or just a quick immune boost.
Enjoy all of the immune-boosting benefits Grapefruit has to offer with our freshly squeezed Grapefruit Juice, found in the RT Deli Grab and Go. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, Grapefruit is one of the healthiest citrus fruits available.

Support your system with Vive Organic Wellness Shots packed with a plant-powered, doctor-crafted immunity boost. Try the Original Immunity Boost, Immunity Boost with Elderberry, and the Wellness Rescue – all on sale for the month of January!

 

 

Smoothie of the Month
Tropical Detox – Made with 100% Organic Ingredients

Dreaming of a vacay but can’t really get away? Enjoy your staycay with this tropical, tasty, nutrient-rich smoothie. (Oh, and bonus – these ingredients will help you detox from the indulgent past few weeks you might have enjoyed. We’re not judging.) 

    • Mango  
    • Pineapple   
    • Coconut Milk   
    • Lemon   
    • Ginger   
    • Chia Seeds 

 

Featured Brand – Cocokind
Searching for clean, conscious skincare? Pick up some of these new items from Cocokind now available in our Health and Beauty department: Resurfacing Sleep Mask, Pore Refining Concentrate, and Texture Smoothing Cream.   ⠀

We love Cocokind products not just because they are great for your skin, but also because they’re non-toxic, sustainable and cruelty-free.

Supplement Guide
Now is the perfect time to explore potential benefits of the various supplements available. Our expert staff put together the top eight immune boosting essentials to take the guesswork out of choosing the right ones. If you have any questions just ask one of the Supplement Steves in the store! 

 

Holiday Newsletter

Round Up for the Holidays
We’re asking our amazing customers to help us support the neediest in our community during the giving season. For every purchase you make from 12/11 through 12/24 we’ll give you the option of rounding up to the nearest dollar. Rising Tide will MATCH all round up donations. All Round Up proceeds will be sent to an essential charity that targets hunger on Long Island, with a special program devoted to delivering food during the pandemic – NOSH, a Program of the North Shore Soup Kitchen.  In addition to our Round Up proceeds, we have selected NOSH as our Charity of the Month, which means the program will also receive our BYOB collections.

Holiday Gift Guide 
Last minute shopping? We’ve got you covered. Avoid traveling and delayed shipping by shopping and supporting your favorite local businesses. Check out some of Rising Tide’s favorite picks for everyone on your list in our Holiday Gift Guide.

Curbside Pickup
Make your holiday season a little easier by texting your list to (516) 400-4360 for curbside pickup!  Whether you cannot come into the store or you just want to skip the line, curbside provides an opportunity for you to easily place your order ahead of time.    

  • Text your order to 516-400-4360  
  • Orders must be placed by 2pm for same day pickup 

Holiday Hours

  • Christmas Eve: 8am-6pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed 
  • New Years Eve: 8am-6pm
  • January 1st and 2nd: 8am-7pm

Recipes
Looking for a delicious seasonally-inspired dish?  From Cinnamon Apple Monkey Bread to an easy Rustic Bolognese, our website has unique recipes that use brands and ingredients available here at RT! (Feel free to get creative – there’s even a recipe for a nice Holiday Relief Massage Blend! 

New Year’s Two Day Sale Event
Get ready for our BIGGEST sale of the year! Take 20% off the ENTIRE store on January 1st and 2nd (yes, two days this year!). We’ll be open 8am – 7pm, with raffles and giveaways ready to start your year off right.

New Year, New Website! 
Coming Soon in 2021! Stay tuned for the new and improved RisingTideMarket.com   

 

October News

October Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Orkestai Farm
Orkestai Farm is a regenerative, pesticide and herbicide free vegetable farm located at the planting fields in Oyster Bay. The farm provides hands-on education in sustainable farming for teens and adults of all skill levels, in addition to workshops in the Arts. The educational programs foster healthy living, social engagement, creativity, and more from the community at large, including those with developmental and emotional needs. Members learn to grow food and feel empowered and confident about who they are and what they can achieve.  Be sure to check out Orkestai Farm and all they have to offer beyond delicious, crisp, fresh organic produce. (And remember, you can support our Charity of the Month through our BYOB program at the store!)

 

Non-GMO month
Every October is Non-GMO month. We are ardent supporters of the Non-GMO Project, and stock over 10,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products in our store. We support mandatory Federal GMO labeling laws, and feel every American has the right to know what is or isn’t in the foods they’re consuming. Read more about the Non-GMO project here.
View our October sales flyer for the best organic and Non-GMO verified products at great prices!  

 

Seasonal Produce

Superb Squash
There is quite an array of squash available, and each has its own unique taste and texture. Follow our guide and read about the best way to prepare each of these delicious squash varieties. By the way, squash is a fruit according to its botanical classification, but it is generally considered a vegetable in food preparation.

 

Ample Apples
Apples have a number of uses, and each apple’s use depends upon the variety. Some are great for cider, others for baking, others perfect for snacking all on their own. Check out our Apple Guide for the flavor profiles of the apples we sell here at RT, and their best use. And if you want to explore the benefits of an apple a day through some more unique methods, have a look at these sweet-to-savory recipes 
(Feel like switching things up? Enjoy the appealing apple taste of our October Smoothie of the Month – Apple Pie.) 

 

Featured Products and Recipes

 

Happy (healthy) Halloween!
Healthier packaged treats are more readily available than ever – just in time for Non-GMO month. Come into the store for a great selection of RT-approved Halloween treats, including Justin’s Nut Butter Cups, Endangered Species Chocolate Bars, and Annie’s Organic Bunny Crackers (just to name a few, and all of which are currently on sale!) But don’t underestimate the fun (and ease!) of creating homemade treats made with wholesome, organic/non-GMO ingredients. Try this Vegan Chocolate Pudding, or explore more recipes! 

 

Essential Oils
We’ve all heard of essential oils, and some of us consider ourselves well-versed in their various uses. But choosing the right brand is imperative, which is why we carry only the best at RT. We are particularly fond of Aura Cacia, who values nourishing people and planet. They care for the small grower communities at the source of their products, openly share product information, show customers how to improve their lives with aromatherapy and give back to help those in need. Check out this guide to properly chose the right essential oil for your needs.

 

Oil of Oregano
It is believed that Oregano has multiple health benefits, and oregano oil might act as an effective natural antibiotic and anti-fungal agent. Some believe it may help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol levels too. Learn more about the potential benefits. 

 

Keto Kick
Join the keto craze with this recipe for a shell-free version of a taco – just the right amount of spice to balance out the creamy goodness in the avocados. Swap the ground meat for tempeh or any protein of your choice to make this a veggie dish.

 

Blissful Boost
Enjoy the bliss that is fresh orange juice with a powerful kick of ginger. This wellness shot will have you up and ready to take on the day lickety-split, all the while supporting your immune system with the detoxifying powers of ginger and Vitamin C. With only two ingredients, this recipe relies on the pure flavors of wholesome produce. Fire up your juicer (or blender) and be ready for a boost!

In-Store Shopping is BACK at Rising Tide

We’re happy to report that, due to customer demand, in-store shopping has returned to Rising Tide. This is what it looks like:

  • In-store shopping hours are 8am – 4pm (we’re closed Wednesdays)
  • A maximum of 8 customers are permitted in the store at one time
  • Masks are required by ALL, and we encourage every customer to put on a pair of fresh gloves that we supply at the start of every shop
  • Social distancing inside the store is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED through the use of floor decals and other signage
  • Transactions are credit card only, and refunds are suspended until further notice

Don’t want to shop in-store? Enjoy our Curbside Pick-up service!

Curbside Pick-up Continues for Foreseeable Future

In order to service as many customers as possible in a way everyone feels good about, we plan to maintain our convenient curbside service for the foreseeable future. Curbside orders can be texted to 516-400-4360. Once you text, we’ll let you know which day we will shop your order (average wait time is 1 day). Let us know when you want your order shopped and we will do our best to oblige. Current pick-up hours are 4pm-8pm (we’re closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff to regroup and recharge).

Need eight items or less? Just come to the RT parking lot with your list and we will shop it on the spot. If you are elderly or for some other reason cannot text in your order, please bring it to us at the store—we will find a way to make it happen! No one who needs good healthy food will be left out in the cold.

2019 Was A Great Year for Giving

Our Our Charity of the Month Program just keeps getting better and better!

We’re excited to report that in 2019, thanks to our amazing customers, we collected close to $9,000 for some of our favorite local charities! As a result of our continued support to these and other groups, we were recognized with a Community Service Award by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce in November at their 16th Annual Gala—an honor we accepted with great pride.

In addition, we’re happy to report that our second annual year-end Round Up for the Holidays allowed us to contribute  $2,760 ($1,380 from our customers and a $1,380 match made by Rising Tide Natural Market), split evenly between two local charities that help fight hunger in the Glen Cove area: the Finley Middle School Food Pantry, located right across the street from Rising Tide, and the North Shore Soup Kitchen (formerly the North Shore INN), housed in the First Baptist Church in Glen Cove. Both groups support a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts…we’ll always step up to help others get the food they need to thrive.

These are some of the local organizations that we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know since our Charity of the Month program launched nearly three years ago. We hope by focusing on a different charity each month that some of you will get to know these amazing groups, too. They are some of the finest examples of the wonderful spirit of this community that we’ve come across.

Volunteers for Wildlife
Healing Headbands
Living Water for Women
All Our Energy
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor
Cove Animal Rescue
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club
Girls Rising
Glen Cove Youth Bureau
Finley Food Pantry
Orkestai Farm
North Shore Sheltering Program
North Shore Soup Kitchen

As we dive into a new year, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who made it possible for Rising Tide to make these donations, each of which helps a stellar organization continue to do great, compassionate work in this community.

As we prepare for one of Rising Tide’s most exciting years on record (of course we’re talking about our beautiful, new 11,000 square foot store opening across from our current location later this year!) we’re looking forward to more giving, more volunteering, and more community engagement than ever before. If you have an idea for a local nonprofit organization that you think would make a good Rising Tide Charity of the Month, please reach out to us via our website. And thank you, as always, for your support.

SUMMER AIN’T OVER YET: What to Do Before It’s Officially Fall

We’re almost there; we’ve already had our “false fall” where we got our first glimpse of cooler temps, and as school begins and new routines are implemented, we start to feel the warm, laid-back beauty of summer begin to fade. But it’s not over yet! Summer is officially still summer until September 22. Spend the next few weeks checking off your summer wish list items, while also preparing for a successful transition to fall.

Find a body of water. We are blessed in Long Island to be surrounded by water. Make the most of it! Whether it’s a lake, an ocean, a river, or something else, take the plunge. Go fishing, swimming, hop on a paddle board or into a kayak. Take a boat ride; one of our favorites is the ferry to Fire Island, but a short ride on a Port Washington Water Taxi can do the trick, as well.

Try something new. There’s still time to take a detour from the usual to try something you’ve always meant to. Beach yoga? Learn a second language? Take a day trip to an interesting new town? A cooking class? Whatever strikes your curiosity, lean into it this September.

Visit a farmers market. Take advantage of our proximity to local markets while they last. The produce this time of year is remarkable, and dinner made with late-summer ingredients from the local farmers market is simply unbeatable. Click here for some clean, easy to prepare recipes using some of the season’s shining stars.

Go camping. Few things lend themselves to as many late-summer activities as camping. Hiking…check. Kayaking…..check. Grilling….check. S’mores…check. Stargazing….you guessed it….check. Did you know two of the best campgrounds in NY State are located right here on LI? Or if glamping is more your scene, you can enjoy the outdoors in style, right in NYC.

Start a gratitude practice. And do it now before the days get shorter (and you lose the light earlier). You don’t have to get fancy; just jotting down a few things each day that you’re grateful for can help you have a positive outlook and guard against depression.

Do any of these suggestions resonate with you? If not, that’s ok! Just get outside and do the things you love and you’ll have no regrets once sweater season is upon us.

CHARITY OF THE MONTH: Glen Cove Youth Bureau Fill-a-Bookbag Drive

We’re excited to introduce our August Charity of the Month: the Fill-a-Bookbag Drive sponsored by the Glen Cove Youth Bureau. This is the second time we’re supporting this bookbag and school supplies drive, a critical effort  for this local nonprofit.

The Fill-a-Bookbag Drive brings individual donors and businesses together to provide needed school supplies to some 300 Glen Cove students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. Making the GCYB our Charity of the Month for August allows us to do our part to make sure lack of school supplies is not a deterrent to academic success for any child in the Glen Cove School District.

***Rising Tide is a collection point for the Fill-a-Bookbag Drive. Simply leave supplies in the box outside the store. Ask cashiers for a complete list of needed items***

In addition to the Fill-a-Bookbag Drive, other GCYB programs intended to close educational and recreational gaps for Glen Cove students include Glen Cove After 3, after-school and summer enrichment opportunities for students grades K-8; and the Drop-in Center, open for homework help and after-school fun for students grades 1-5, and to teens looking to socialize in a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment in the evenings. The Summer Youth Employment Program teaches 16-18 year olds skills for entering the workforce including how to prepare a resume and cover letter, and how to dress for success, interview for a job, and more.

Thank you for supporting this amazing local charity through our Charity of the Month program…we’re so grateful we can always count on our customers!

RECIPES: Get Wild with Watermelon

We all love eating refreshing (hydrating, cancer-fighting, heart healthy) slices of plain watermelon. But that’s not all you can do with the juicy, pink fruit! Use the recipes below to work watermelon into your next summer gathering.

Soups & Starters
Watermelon Gazpacho
Grilled Watermelon with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
Watermelon Rind Pickles
Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Cocktails & Mocktails
Summer Melon Rose Sangria
The Murricane
Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon Mint Cooler
Watermelon Ginger Mojito
Mint-Cucumber-Watermelon Infused Water 

Desserts
Flag Kebobs (fun for July 4th!)
Watermelon Pizza
Watermelon Sorbet or Granita

HEMP HISTORY WEEK: Add Hemp to Your Life!

Hemp History Week is June 3-9! Join us in the 10th celebration of hemp (this year’s theme: The Return of the Plant!) and celebrate its many uses. Did you know…hemp is more than just a healthy whole food source of plant-based protein? It’s also a growing U.S. industry with more than 78,00 acres farmed in 2018.  Were you aware that hemp is an environmentally sustainable solution for thousands of non-toxic products ranging from car parts and building materials to paper products, textiles, plastics and even ethanol? Hemp also sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and puts it right back into the soil, healing distressed farmlands when other regenerative agricultural practices are used.

Hemp and Your Health 
The more you learn about hemp, the more you’ll want it in your life. Boost nutrition with hemp, which contains all 9 essential fatty acids, Omega-3 and 6, plus a host of vitamins and minerals. Hemp adds a rich and slightly nutty flavor to any dish; enjoy sprinkled on avocado toast, add hemp seed oil to your favorite salad dressing, blend hemp hearts in a smoothie, yogurt or cereal, or mix into cookie dough or granola. You can also pamper yourself with moisturizing hemp body care, or relax with CBD products derived from hemp. (Click here for a rundown of our carefully vetted CBD offerings here in the store.)

As lawmakers, farmers, and families embrace how hemp can support a healthy future for people, planet and our economy, the laws surrounding U.S. cultivation are currently being rewritten. The recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with the Hemp Farming Amendment has removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, legalizing hemp farming in the U.S. During Hemp Week, we join together in victory across the country as we celebrate the Return of the Plant! and embark on a new era of hemp cultivation in American soil.

Learn more about hemp at HempHistoryWeek.com.

CELEBRATE MOMS: 7 Ways to Add Meaning to Mother’s Day

As with most holidays in the U.S., the original meaning tends to fade, replaced by a more modern interpretation. Mother’s Day is no different. In the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to teach women how to care for their children. Following Ann’s death in 1905, her daughter, Anna Jarvis, conceived of “Mother’s Day” to honor the myriad sacrifices mothers made for their children.  She wanted it to be an intimate day of celebration between mothers and families; she envisioned children wearing white carnations and visiting their mothers or going to church with them in honor of the special day.

Anna successfully campaigned to make Mother’s Day a national holiday but once she saw the commercialization of the holiday, she grew to regret it. She later spent much of her time and resources actively lobbying the government to get it removed from the U.S. calendar.

Quite a sordid past for what should be a lovely holiday! Let’s take Mother’s Day back, making it a day to share with the moms in your life in the way that will mean the most to them. Check out these options, something for every kind of mom:

1. Be of service. What can you do to help? Clean for mom, or help her with some techy project she can’t get a handle on—or hire a professional to do either one. Fix something that needs mending, or bring along a handyman to do the job. Wash and fold her laundry. Cook her a meal, or better yet, come stocked with multiple meals that she can freeze and parse out over time.

2. Quality time with mom. Schedule brunch or High Tea with mom. Take a walk in a beautiful place, or enjoy a little pampering together at a local spa. Visit the Nassau County Museum of Art, home to indoor art exhibits and interesting outdoor installations.

3. Alone time. Maybe Mom would love a little time to herself to do whatever it is she likes to do best. Let her off the hook for the traditional Mother’s Day meal, and let her do her thing. Spend the time without her to tackle a project she doesn’t have time to get to, shop for a little something you know she’ll love, create a piece of art in her honor, or make a simple but thoughtful dinner for her return.

4. Plant a garden. Due to the good weather and generally warm temps, Mother’s Day is  the unofficial start of planting season. Take mom to pick out some veggie, fruit or flower seeds, then break ground on her 2019 garden. In addition to the beautiful organic plants from Long Island’s own Marion Gardens, Rising Tide also carries dozens of organic seeds from High Mowing Seeds, including handy collections of seeds like “Summer of Sunflowers”, a “Bee’s Garden”, “Three Sisters”, “Easy Salad Greens”, and “Kid’s Garden” (a fun collection of “easy to succeed” seeds!). If a full-scale garden is too ambitious, purchase a beautiful pot and help her plant some lavender, rosemary, mint or other herbs she can use all summer long.

5. Eat (or drink) outdoors. Nothing cues the shift in seasons like a picnic. Head to the beach, or the park, or lay out a blanket in your backyard. Source some healthy, delicious salads and sandwiches from Rising Tide or another favorite spot. Or how about a sunset cocktail on the water? This area offers many opportunities for sipping something tasty alfresco. Take it one step further and take a bottle of rosé in a water taxi for a cruise around Hempstead Harbor.

6. Buy a green gift. You want Mom to be healthy and to make choices that lead to a long, happy life; this year, choose a gift that reflects that desire. We’ve got something for every kind of mama.

  • HydroFlasks: Hydration is so important, especially as we head into summer. We’ve got stainless steel HydroFlask water/coffee bottles in all shapes and sizes, and in beautiful spring colors.
  • Women’s Supplements: No matter what Mom’s age, there are hormones to contend with; Womensense supplements are there for every stage of a woman’s life, and can help her through things like adrenal fatigue, menopause, thyroid issues, and balancing estrogen.
  • Organic & Fair Trade Sweets: If she’s going to indulge on Mother’s Day, it might has well be with the good stuff! (Plus…so many studies lately point to the merits of having dark chocolate in your life. If chocolate equals health, we are ON BOARD.) Choose from an array of healthier alternatives, including Chocolove Chocolate Bars, Bark Thins snacking chocolateSkinny Dipped Almonds, Alter Eco Chocolates and Dark-Chocolate Covered nuts & fruits from Tierra Farm.
  • Mama Care: We’ve got all kinds of clean, toxin- and cruelty-free goodies to make Mama feel good and look her best. (Check out the Mother’s Day display at the front of the store..there is something for every mom!) Among our favorites are the CBD Bath Bombs by CBD Living. Aromatic and healing and made with 60mg of nano-CBD, these make bath time oh so special. Available in Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Coconut Lime. And for clean facial care for mom, there’s the Sweet Treats git set from one of our favorite natural skin care co.’s, MyChelle Dermaceuticals. This lovely little gift set contains the Refining Sugar Cleanser and the Lip Hints™ Conditioning Lip Balm.

7. Give the Gift of Charity. You and Mom will both feel good when you donate to a great cause in her name. The International Rescue Committee offers many ways to do this, including helping to pay for health pregnancies for woman in Kenya ($52); funding emergency food for malnourished children in places like Nigeria and Yemen ($68 gives three meals each to 50 children), and providing a year of school for children in crisis in war-torn countries like Syria ($58). If there is a local nonprofit that means a great deal to your mom, make your donation there instead.

Of course this is just a quick guide; only you know your favorite moms and what would mean the most to them on Mother’s Day. Reflect on this, and it will be a holiday to remember for all!

WELLNESS TOP 3: Preparing for Allergy Season

You may not have felt it yet…but it’s coming. Allergy season is nearly upon us, and according to the folks at Patch.com, it’s set to be a particularly intense one for New Yorkers. (Excess moisture has given the grass and trees lots of fuel to create the dreaded pollen…lucky us!)

Are you or someone you love a seasonal allergy sufferer? If you get hold of these natural allergy fighters now, you may be able to head the spring pollen peril off at the pass…naturally, with no groggy/foggy feeling or other side effects.

1. Oregon’s Wild Harvest’s Aller-Aid with Quercetin.  For more manageable allergies in springtime, this verified non-GMO herbal formula contains freeze-dried nettle and quercetin to support the body’s normal histamine-producing response, and N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) to break down mucous and increase antioxidant activity.

2. Kick-Ass Allergy from Wishgarden. This potent blend of traditional Southwestern herbs (Yerba Santa leaf, Echinacea, Nettle, Orange Peel) supports a healthy respiratory system and helps bring allergy sufferers back into balance. We love the Wishgarden line, family-owned and women-run, making small-batch artisanal products with only the cleanest ingredients.

3. Y.S. Bee Pollen. High in protein, antioxidants and vitamins, bee pollen is one of nature’s perfect superfoods. Great for both seasonal allergies and energy, you can find the Y.S. Bee Pollen granules in our refrigerated case (with the probiotics).

BONUS: If you can do only one thing to prevent allergies, Rebekah from the RT Wellness Department recommends getting a daily dose pf nettles tea; Traditional Medicinals makes one she really likes. In addition to curtailing seasonal allergies, nettles have been used for thousands of years to support joint health and promote whole body wellness. Happy Spring!

Note: As always, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any supplement program.

RECIPES: Asparagus!

When these lovely spears pop up in the markets, you know spring is around the corner. Loaded with fiber, folate, and Vitamins C, E and K, asparagus has all kinds of health benefits, including managing blood pressure, fighting cognitive impairment, and balancing blood sugar. Bake it, eat it raw, or puree it into a creamy, savory soup. Pair it with some of its spring produce cohorts, especially peas. Keep it really simple or make something (see tart recipe) fit for company. But whatever you do, do it now, while these beauties are in their prime.

The New York Times Butter-Braised Asparagus 

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

Vegan Risotto with Asparagus and Peas

Fettuccini with Shitakes and Asparagus

NY Times Raw Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Tabbouleh

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

RECIPES: Get a Flavor Kick (and a Healthy Heart) By Cooking with Raw Garlic

A garlic compound known as allicin can potentially reduce the risk of developing heart disease and help regulate high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Chopping or crushing the garlic clove and consuming it raw is the best way to reap the benefits. (On a side note: raw garlic is thought to be good for any number of other conditions, including boosting immunity, reducing the risk of certain cancers, curing athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, and more.)

On its own, raw garlic can pack too much of a whollop, but incorporated into these dishes/beverages it adds amazing flavor. Check out these easy (vegan!) recipes for garlic-full dishes you’ll make again and again.

Homemade Hummus 

Alton Brown’s Guacamole 

Gazpacho

Basil Walnut Pesto 

Martha Stewart’s Garlic Vinaigrette

Homemade Spicy Fire Cider

Garlic cocktails

What a Charitable Year: We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here at Rising Tide we’re excited for another year of giving to the amazing charities right here in our own neighborhood.

Year Two of our Charity of the Month program gave us the chance to meet a whole bunch of new people doing heroic work in this community. As the first full year of the program (we launched in April 2017 to honor Earth Day), we were able to donate almost $8,000 to 12 charities. This includes our Holiday Roundup, which benefited two of our favorite local hunger relief organizations: Island Harvest and the North Shore Soup Kitchen (formerly the North Shore INN).

As always, we could not have done this without YOU! The monies for the Charity of the Month originate from our Bring Your Own Bag program, also launched in 2017. The objective: to encourage our customers to bring their reusable bags, lightening our carbon footprint by significantly reducing our use of paper bags. Each time a paper bag is given out, 10 cents is charged to the customer, then donated to our Charity of the Month. Reusable bags are the same—bring in your own bag and 10 cents will be donated to the charity, as well. So…eco-healthy habits are built while our neediest charities are funded. We love this program!

Wanted: New Local Charities
We’re always looking for new local nonprofits to add to our program. If you’re involved with a local charity that you feel would fit within our mission (we prioritize groups that fall into the following categories: children’s health and education, hunger relief, environmental awareness and education, organic and sustainable farming, and animal welfare), please fill out and submit a Request a Donation form on the Rising Tide website.

Thanks again for all you do to help us give so much too so many!

Rounding Up for the Holidays

It’s the giving season, and this year we’re asking our customers to support the neediest in our community by helping provide for basic needs such as food and hygiene.

For every purchase you make, we will give you the option of rounding up to the nearest dollar. All “round up” proceeds will be sent to two charities that target hunger on Long Island: Island Harvest and The INN. The two charities will use the donated monies to purchase their most-needed items at their optimum cost.  (Island Harvest is also our December Charity of the Month for the second year running…we choose them for the relentless energy they devote to making the holiday season bearable for so many! Read here about their Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program, ensuring kids don’t go hungry when they are out on school vacations.)

*Rising Tide will MATCH all Round Up monies collected between December 10 and December 31, 2018*

Thank you as always for your generosity!

Note: if you’re planning holiday donations outside of your rounding up at Rising Tide, do your due diligence first by vetting your favorite cause through this Charity Navigator. In addition to Island Harvest and the INN, some of our favorites are our former Charity of the Month recipients:

The Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club
Harbor Child Care
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor
Community Solidarity
Glen Cove Youth Bureau
Cove Animal Rescue
Orkestai Farm
Healing Headbands
S.A.F.E.
All Our Energy
The North Shore Sheltering Program (Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to: NSSP, P.O. Box 415,
Glen Cove, NY 11542
The Finley Middle School Food Pantry (email Kirsten Kenney at kkenney@glencove.k12.ny.us to make a donation)

 

Rising Tide Presents Exciting New Juice Program

We’re so excited to introduce our customers to our new and improved Organic Juice Bar! The reason for the reboot is simple: to provide you with the absolute best quality juices and juice products you’ll find anywhere.

Customize your own organic juice by choosing from a series of bases (apple, celery, carrot, pear or cucumber) and add-ins (beet, ginger, kale, lemon, lime, chard, grapefruit, cilantro, collagen and orange). Or opt for one of the magical elixirs dreamed up by the RT mixologists:
Grateful Greens: Detoxifying organic greens for days. Kale, Chard, Bok Choy, Celery and Cucumber
Mexicali Ginge: Sweet and spicy, with a cleansing kick. Apple, Cilantro, Ginger, Cucumber and Lime
RT Roots: All matter of goodness that grows underground. Carrot, Beet and Ginger
Golden Goddess: Mildly sweet (and a little tart!) with a blast of Vitamin A. Carrot, Pear, Lime, Turmeric
Cool Cucumber: Nothing is more refreshing…or better for digestion. Cucumber, Pear, Lime, Ginger and Mint. Served over ice.

In addition to the new juices, one of the most exciting new additions is our Shots program—your daily hit of concentrated immunity and organic nutrition:
* Wheat Grass: Packed with chlorophyll, this is your fresh, organic, one-stop-shop for liver cleansing and detoxification, amino acids, enzymes that aid with digestion, blood strengthening, vitamins and minerals, and more. Available in 1, 2 or 4 oz shots, or a full tray.
* Turmeric: The curcumin that gives turmeric its orange color is anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.  Available in 1 oz shots. 
* Ginger: Another potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory to have in your toolkit. Plus, juiced ginger can aid digestion, boost immunity and regulate blood sugar. You need this shot this winter! Available in 1 oz shots. 
* Fire Cider: A must-have if you feel a cold coming on. Made from turmeric, lemons, habanero pepper, ginger, oranges, horseradish, raw honey, garlic and onions, this is guaranteed to kill all the bad stuff (letting the good stuff thrive). Available in 1 or 2 oz shots.

As always, when you buy 10 Rising Tide juices or smoothies, you receive the 11th FREE. Don’t worry, you don’t need to keep track of your juice card anymore; your Juice Bar purchases are all recorded electronically.

It’s Non-GMO Month at Rising Tide: Take the Non-GMO Challenge!

This month we celebrate our right to make the kinds of non-GMO choices that influence retailers and food manufacturers, and ultimately, our food supply. Non-GMO month at Rising Tide allows us to showcase our favorite Non-GMO Project Verified companies and the products that make them so special.

Take the Challenge 
What better time to make Non-GMO part of YOUR healthy lifestyle? The Non-GMO Project has created a program to get you started. The Non-GMO Challenge, established in 2012, is a monthlong experience that empowers shoppers, brands and grocery stores to support the right to know what’s in our food. Take the challenge and tailor it to your own particular goals. Maybe you pledge to eat only non-GMO snacks, or to eat one completely non-GMO meal each day. Maybe you go all in and vow to eat non-GMO the whole month long. Get creative; there are as many ways to pledge as there are eco-conscious consumers like you.

Whatever your pledge, be happy in the knowledge that you are driving change around the world! You’ll also be entered to win a non-GMO DreamBox filled with non-GMO Project Verified goodies, thoughtfully created by our friends at the Non-GMO Project.

Take the Non-GMO Challenge this month. Here’s how:

1. Make your Non-GMO Pledge and encourage friends, families, coworkers and others to join you.
2. Post a photo of yourself to social media and state your pledge in the caption. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nongmochallenge.
3. Complete your entry on livingnongmo.org to be entered to win a Non-GMO Dreambox and other big prizes.
4. Click here for further details.

Look for the butterfly when shopping, as it will always lead you to a non-GMO Project Verified company and product!

SEPTEMBER IS FERMENTATION MONTH!

DIY PROBIOTIC-RICH FERMENTED FOODS AT HOME 

Nourish your gut—naturally. Brimming with probiotics, tangy lacto-fermented veggies are a delicious way to maintain a balanced microbiome and healthy digestive system. Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to make at home. Follow these simple recommendations for the best results.

1. Get the right gear.
No need to buy a fancy fermentation set. All you need to get started is a wide-mouth mason jar, wooden spoon and some sort of weight to keep the veggies submerged in brine (a cabbage or apple core or even a smaller mason jar resting on top of your ferments will do the trick). Run your jars through the dishwasher before using.

2. Choose organic.
Starting with clean, pesticide-free produce will guarantee a better outcome. Select high-quality organic veggies from your garden, or shop for them in Rising Tide’s 100 percent organic produce department! Not convinced? (In honor of September being Organic Month, here are some more reasons why it’s more important than ever to buy organic.)

3. Wash veggies well.
Wash produce carefully under cold water and make sure to remove all dirt and debris before fermentation, as this could affect the taste of the final product. After washing, slice your produce in uniform pieces for even ripening.

4. Use purified water.
Always use distilled or purified water for your brine. Tap water contains chlorine, and often fluoride, which can disturb the growth of good bacteria.

5. Don’t skimp on the salt.
Along with adding flavor and creating a crispier texture to your veggies, salt kills harmful bacteria and prevents mold during the fermentation process. Be sure to use the exact amount that the recipe calls for. Opt for high-quality Himalayan or sea salt instead of table salt.

6. Give veggies time to ripen.
Cover your jar with an airtight lid, and give the fermentation process at least a week on your kitchen counter before checking. You’ll know they’re ready when you see bubbles forming in the brine and the mixture omits a sour, though not unpleasant, odor. If you see mold on top, simply scrape it off with a wooden spoon and discard. Shaking the mixture once a day; this helps inhibit mold growth. It’s a good idea to taste the product to determine if it could use a few more days to culture. If your veggies smell rotten, toss them and try again.

7. Store your finished product in the fridge.
Finally, it’s time to move your veggies to a refrigerator or cellar. Cold temperatures slow the growth of healthy bacteria, so the flavor of ferment will continue to deepen and evolve. Your veggies will keep in cold storage for up to a year.

Start your own fermentation adventure. Check out a bunch of make-at-home fermentation recipes here.

Clip Box Tops for Local Schools

It’s still summer, but we’ve got Back to School on the brain! We’re specifically thinking about our own local schools, and how we can help them be all they can be for the children of our community. Enter Box Tops. Since 1996, Box Tops—featured on some of your favorite natural and organic brands—has helped schools just like the ones in our neighborhood earn over $868 million for things like building playgrounds, installing computer labs, and funding for other school enrichment programs.

This month, help us help our own local schools earn cash by clipping Box Tops. Throughout August, visit Rising Tide to purchase Annie’s and Cascadian Farm products on display at the front of the store and ON SALE for 2 for $6. Clip the Box Tops and either bring them to your local school or back to the store, where they can be placed in the available collection boxes. Save money, clip Box Tops, and help our schools thrive!

To learn more, visit http://www.boxtops4education.com

CHARITY OF THE MONTH: Glen Cove Youth Bureau’s Fill-a-Bookbag Drive

We’re so excited to be able to support one of our favorite local charities, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, at one of the most critical times of the year for the nonprofit. Each August, the Bureau conducts a Fill-a-Bookbag Drive, which brings individual donors and businesses together to provide needed school supplies to some 300 Glen Cove students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. Making the GCYB our Charity of the Month for August allows us to do our part to make sure lack of school supplies is not a deterrent to academic success for any child in the Glen Cove School District.

We’ll also be collecting school supplies in the store. Ask cashiers for a complete list of needed items.

In addition to the Fill-a-Bookbag Drive, other GCYB programs intended to close educational and recreational gaps for Glen Cove students include Glen Cove After 3, after-school and summer enrichment opportunities for students grades K-8; and the Drop-in Center, open for homework help and after-school fun for students grades 1-5, and to teens looking to socialize in a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment in the evenings. The Summer Youth Employment Program, which Rising Tide became involved with for the first time this summer (with great success!), teaches 16-18 year olds skills for entering the workforce including how to prepare a resume and cover letter, and how to dress for success, interview for a job, and more.

Thank you for supporting this amazing local charity through our Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) program…we’re so grateful we can always count on our customers!

Become a Grateful Card Member Today….Enjoy Customer Rewards!

The Rising Tide Grateful Card has successfully entered its second phase with greater functionality and customized rewards for our amazing customers (for whom we are so very GRATEFUL!). Come into the store today to enroll in the program and receive these valuable rewards:

  • Grateful Card Coupons: As you accumulate points in your Grateful Card account, you’ll receive bi-monthly, hassle-free “Grateful For You” e-coupons through your email. Why hassle-free? You won’t ever need to present the coupon or have it scanned from your phone; when you qualify for a coupon it will automatically appear in our system and we’ll tell you about it at checkout after your Grateful Card is scanned. The more you spend, the more valuable your coupon will be. It’s that simple.
    Spend $200-$600 in two months: Receive a 10% coupon
    Spend $601-$1000 in two months: Receive a 15% coupon
    Spend $1001+ in two months: Receive a 20% coupon

(Note: it’s important you scan your card every time, so that every point you earn finds its way into your account.)

  • Birthday Coupon: Check with our cashiers to be sure we have your birthdate in our system.
  • Social Media Coupon: Be on the lookout for targeted emails to share on your social media platforms. Share and receive a coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase. (You’ll receive your coupon the day after you share.)
  • Digital Juice/Smoothie Card: Buy 10 16 oz. Juices or Smoothies and the 11th one is on us. No need to carry your card around; we’ll have it all in our system.
  • Senior Discount (65 and older): 5% off entire purchase at every visit.
  • Supplement Discount: 20% off Rising Tide brand supplements at every visit.

We’re so excited to be sending out your Grateful Card rewards! You deserve it!

Grateful Card 2.0 Coming Soon…Now with Customer Rewards!

We’re beyond excited to announce that the Rising Tide Grateful Card is entering its second phase with much greater functionality and customized rewards for our amazing customers (for whom we are so very grateful!).

NEW Grateful Card Features Starting Aug. 1:

  • GRATEFUL CARD COUPONS: As you accumulate points in your Grateful Card account, you will receive bi-monthly, hassle-free “Grateful for You” eCoupons through your email. Why hassle-free? You won’t ever need to present the coupon or have it scanned from your phone; when you qualify for a coupon it will automatically appear in our system and we’ll tell you about it at check out after your Grateful Card is scanned (it’s important that you scan your card EVERY TIME, so that every point you earn finds its way into your account). The more you spend, the more valuable your coupons will be. It’s that simple.
  • Birthday Coupon: Check with our Cashiers to be sure we have your birthdate in our system
  • Social Media Coupon: Be on the lookout for targeted emails to share on your social media platforms. Share and receive a coupon.
  • Digital Juice/Smoothie Card: Buy 10 16 oz. juices or smoothies and the 11th one is on us…no need to carry your card around; we’ll have it all in our system.
  • Senior Discount (65 and older): 5% off entire purchase at every visit
  • Supplement Discount: 10% off Rising Tide Brand Supplements at every visit
  • FREE Reusable Bag for new Grateful Card sign-ups
  • More valuable rewards in the works…stay tuned for details!

In the weeks to come, we’ll post signage in the store explaining the program for shoppers. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to ask one of our Cashiers or ask to speak with a Manager.

We can’t wait to start sending out your Grateful Card rewards! You deserve it!

RECIPES: Grill Healthy!

Summer’s here, and outside is the best place to cook (flipping burgs with a cocktail by your side is surely one of life’s great joys). Grilling can be a delicious, healthy way to prepare all kinds of foods; you get loads of flavor in a short period of time (without the ubiquitous batter coating you find in so many summer foods). Nutrients also stay intact when grilling when compared to other forms of cooking. Plus, grill lines look pretty on just about anything you toss on those flames and just about scream summer.

While grilling is healthier than frying, etc., there are certainly some grill techniques and food choices that are healthier than others. Research indicates that some grilled foods (particularly meat) can be linked to certain types of cancer. There are two components in play here. First, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been linked to colon cancer and are found in well-done foods, most specifically in the charred or “crispy” portions of the food that turn black from the grill. Then there are heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, formed from intense and concentrated high heat.

The good news, these nasty PAHs and HCAs can be avoided without giving up grilling. Here are some super easy hacks for making this grill season your healthiest one yet.

Shorter is better. Try to not eat overcooked food from the grill (well-done meat has 3.5 times more HCAs than medium-rare meat).

Keep it clean! Make sure your grates are clean of any leftover burnt food particles.

Marinate.  Marinating your meat with herbs, specifically thyme and/or rosemary, can cut back on HCA’s by up to 99%.  Black pepper, allspice, and/or chives can also provide powerful protection against carcinogens. Avoid sugary marinades (which actually make things worse); go for lemon or vinegar and herb-based ones, instead.

No flare-ups. This can help with both kinds of carcinogens. Keep a spray bottle of water with you to put them out (without putting out your coals).

Seafood says summer. Fish and shrimp produce much fewer HCAs from high heat exposure than meat, and their lower fat content minimizes fat drippings to reduce PAHs from smoke.

Grill fruits & vegetables. PAH’s and HCA’s don’t form on produce, so create a rainbow this summer by grilling healthy fruits and veggies. Even when grilling meat, mix in some grilled veggies as well; the antioxidants from (hopefully organic) produce can help counteract the carcinogens formed as a bi-product of the grilling. (Remember: Rising Tide Natural Market boasts a 100% organic produce department, guaranteeing our customers the healthiest, most carefully curated produce at every visit.)

Some fruits and veggies that are awesome on the grill:

  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • bell peppers
  • zucchini
  • eggplant
  • endive
  • fennel
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • apple
  • pear
  • peach
  • banana

Grill lean cuts of meat. The leaner the meats, the less fat dripping on the grill, and the fewer PAHs and HCAs formed. Also pick smaller cuts of meat, which cuts down on grill time.

Flip your burgs. Like we said above, there’s something to that flip. Turns out it also reduces the amount of HCAs that form. Use a spatula so you don’t pierce the burgers, causing fat to drip and HCAs to form.

Recipes for Healthier Grilling

Grilled Carrots with Cumin-Serrano Yogurt

Grilled Broccoli with Avocado and Sesame

Grilled Halibut and Bok Choy with Coconut-Lime Dressing 

Charred Cabbage with Goat Cheese Raita and Cucumbers 

Chili Lime Clams with Tomatoes and Grilled Bread

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Scallions

Grilled Citrus Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burger with Garlic Mayo

Stuffed Peaches

Grilled Pineapple Sundae

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Arugula and Feta

Lastly, here are some general tips for successful grilling this summer!

Go Grass-Fed for National Dairy Month

For National Dairy Month, we’d like to talk a bit about some of our favorite milk and milk products: those that come from 100% grass-fed cows.

The reasons for our passionate support of these products are two-fold. First, there’s nutrition. One study showed that organic whole milk from grass-fed cows contains more than 60% more omega-3 fats and 25% fewer omega-6 ones than conventional milk (a ratio of more omega-3s and fewer omega-6s is a formula for lowering risk of chronic disease). A study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that consuming grass-fed milk products also means a boost of certain important nutrients, especially iron and vitamin E.

Second, grass-fed milk is better for the environment. In order to produce the highest-quality milk, pasture-fed cows are moved to different pastures throughout the season, a pattern that prevents overgrazing, creates healthier water tables, puts carbon back in the soil by increasing grass production, and improves the health of grazing land.

Our Milks Are Better
At Rising Tide, we’re proud to carry a variety of grass-fed milk products from family-owned farm cooperative Organic Valley, along with smaller, artisanal dairy companies like Pennsylvania’s Trickling Springs Creamery, and Maple Hill Creamery, based locally right here in New York State. The standards these companies adhere to are outstanding. Click here for a look at what food and farm policy watchdog group Cornucopia Institute has to say regarding the many dairy companies on the market. (Hint: the Big Food options don’t fare well!)

We’ve also got a bunch of grass-fed milk CHEESES that you will want to work your way through (take your time; enjoy yourself!):
Maple Hill Stone Creek Cheddar
Maple Hill One Year Cheddar
Maple Hill Dharma Lea Dutch (Gouda style)

5 Spoke Creamery raw milk Harvest Moon

Organic Valley Grassmilk Cheese in Raw Cheddar
Organic Valley Grassmilk Cheese in Raw Sharp Cheddar

Diva Cheese, made with certified mountain meadow milk from the UNESCO Biosphere Mountain Dairy in the heart of Switzerland.

***GRASS-FED DAIRY ON SALE***
Maple Hill grass-fed Kefir in Plain and Strawberry are on sale all month. reg. $5.99, ON SALE $3.99.

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day On May 12

On May 12, join us in celebrating World Fair Trade Day and the movement of small-scale farmers and artisans around the world. Consumers and mission-driven brands are a key part of this movement; to shop these brands is to invest in food and farming systems that feed the planet and give back to the land.

Each fair trade brand’s products and its producers tell a different story: Alaffia’s deodorant helps support reforestation projects in rural Togo, increasing food security and helping to slow erosion. Alter Eco’s chocolate partners are reintroducing heirloom cacao varietals as part of an agroforestry project in Ecuador. In India, Dr. Bronner is partnering with a project that is revitalizing land into a rich, regenerative ecosystem to grow mint oil that puts the tingle in your soap—and a wealth of food and cash crops. Equal Exchange’s coffee helps power deep organic practices, and farmer-led workshops that pass the wisdom on to the next generation of Honduran farmers.

Small-scale producers are growing food and farming systems that give back to their communities and regenerate our planet. When you support the fair trade brands that support them, you’re helping grow that future, too.

Look for special in-store deals throughout May, and let your purchases be Fair for Farmers every day!