5 Healthy Reasons to Eat Pumpkin

Pupkin slices on the gray background.

With the Fall season is upon us, people are gearing up for some of the the year’s most food-oriented holidays, like Halloween and Thanksgiving. While it is a great time of year to indulge in tasty food and treats, it also important to stay healthy. Everything in moderation!

Pumpkins are, perhaps, the symbolic food of the autumnal season and are, in fact, a great healthy option to incorporate into your everyday diet.

Get the 411 on the healthy reasons to eat pumpkin:

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Halloween Around the World

Halloween Around the World

Halloween marks the first major holiday of the Fall season with all things pumpkin, fabulous costumes, and sweet treats galore! While this holiday is popular in North America, the traditions of this spooky day aren’t as widely celebrated across the globe. People from countries all around the world have their own Halloween equivalent that is just as scary as ours!

Here is a little Halloween lesson about how the rest of the world celebrates their version of this holiday:

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Mollie Stone’s Markets Celebrates 30th Anniversary: Giving $30,000 to 30 Local Non-Profits

Grand Central | SFSPCA
Pictured Above: The San Francisco SPCA with Grand Central store manager, David Parrisher, and Mollie Stone’s COO, Steve Stamos

To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, Mollie Stone’s Markets has celebrated by showing our appreciation to our customers and our community with give-a-ways, in-store food samplings, store-wide sales, and $30,000 donated to local schools and non-profits. Continue reading

Mollie’s Pumpkin Patch: 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Pumpkin Game

Calling all pumpkins! Calling all pumpkins!

Pumpkins are synonymous with the Autumn season. There are a number of ways to enjoy them. They can be used as fashionable seasonal décor or as an ingredient for a yummy Fall recipe. The possibilities are almost endless!

Mollie Stone’s carries a wide variety of pumpkins to satisfy every Fall lover this season:

White Mini Pumpkin
Parachute Pumpkin
Baby Pumpkin
Lil’ Tiger Stripe Pumpkin
White Martian Fingers Gourd
Speckled Mini Pumpkin
Mini Pumpkin
Cosmic Star Pumpkin
Fairytale Pumpkin
Swan Gourd
Mini Turban Squash
Angel Wings Gourd
Ghost Eye Pumpkin
White Fairy Tale Pumpkin
Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

And here are just some of the many ways you can spice up our pumpkins from our patch:

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Kiley’s Oktoberfest Beer Picks

It’s that time of year again… Oktoberfest! Our resident craft beer expert, Kiley, has picked a few of his favorite beers to drink this fall: Warsteiner, Spaten and Hofbräu. Keep reading to learn more about these festive brews.

Warsteiner Oktoberfest Beer

Warsteiner Oktoberfest Special Edition • Sauerland, Germany
5.9% ABV
Produced in limited quantities every year during Oktoberfest, this special edition beer is mild and smooth with a unique hoppy aftertaste. Warsteiner uses quality hops, extra-soft water obtained from the Kaiserquelle (Kaiser’s Spring) and the best brewing barley to create this well-balanced beer. More Information Here. Continue reading

The History, Beer & Food of Oktoberfest

This festive celebration was established in October 1810 by Prince Ludwig of Bavaria in celebration of his marriage. Over 200 years later, year after year, the celebration is held at the same location. “Wisen” (the local term for the celebration) is a Bavarian event that has become a celebration of life not only for the Bavarians and all Germans but also worldwide, with some form of Oktoberfest event in breweries and cities around the globe.

Oktoberfest now lasts 16 days, beginning in mid-September and ending on the 1st Sunday in October. Major Munich breweries sponsor the event and up to 6 million attendees pack into mega beer halls and consume over 5 million liters of beer every year.

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7 Peachy Treats you should Definitely Make before Summer Ends

Summer is ending and so is the bounty of peaches. Before they’re gone for good, try these yummy peachy treats. We promise you won’t regret it!

Fresh Peach Sorbet

Fresh Peach Sorbet

No ice cream maker – no worries! With just 4 ingredients, you can make this delicious sorbet. See recipe here.

Peach Pecan Crisp

Peach Pecan Crisp

“Juicy peaches and toasted streusel come together to make one simple summery fruit crisp!” See recipe here. Continue reading

Cooking with Local Bloggers: Hatch Chile Edition!

Every year, we invite some of our favorite local bloggers to try our famous New Mexican Hatch Chiles. Here are a few of their recipes for you to try!

Stuffed Hatch Chilies with Scrambled Eggs & Bacon-Veggie Hash

Stuffed Hatch Chilies with Scrambled Eggs & Bacon-Veggie Hash
Try this hearty entree for your next Sunday brunch. See recipe here.

Corn Muffins with Hatch Chiles

Corn Muffins with Hatch Chiles

Create the perfect dinner muffin with Hatch Chiles and fresh corn kernels. See recipe here. Continue reading