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

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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

Easy Ways To Live Greener For Earth Day

We all do our best to recycle, reduce and reuse year-round, but Earth Day (coming up on April 22) is a good reminder to think up additional ways to lessen our ecological footprints. (Take the Earth Day Network’s Ecological Footprint Quiz here to find out what impact your lifestyle has on the planet.)

Many small changes by individuals can amount to a big impact across the entire population. Keep reading for easy suggestions on how to reduce waste, save water, conserve energy and cut back on pollution. Continue reading

Buster Posey’s Secret Weapon: BODYARMOR

The baseball season is long and grueling, and in order to perform at his best on the field each day, Buster Posey takes his training and nutrition seriously. Buster was introduced to BODYARMOR sports drink a couple of years ago and has since made it a key part of his daily routine. He joins an impressive roster of young, superstar athletes including Andrew Luck, Mike Trout, LeSean McCoy, Rob Gronkowski, James Harden and Kevin Love.

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BODYARMOR is an upgraded sports drink that provides the right fuel for the next generation of superstars like Buster. It provides superior nutrients and hydration for today’s athletes, is loaded with electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water while containing no caffeine. In addition to focusing on proper nutrition, Buster works with a strength and conditioning coach all year long to build and maintain the power and strength that makes him one of the best catchers in the league.

Pick up a BODYARMOR at your local Mollie Stone’s to find out how to enter for your chance to watch batting practice on the field and meet Buster! Or, enter online here.

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Share Your Bag of One Planet Organic Granola

One Planet Organic Granola has partnered with Bay Area food banks for a “Share Your Bag of Granola!” promotion. For every bag of One Planet purchased at Mollie Stone’s now through March 30, 2013, One Planet will donate a bag of wholesome granola to our local food banks. Founder & CMO Sandra Madanat told us: “We created our company with the intention of being aware, not only of the food we eat but the community around us. We are thankful to be in a position to partner with our local Food Banks and are thrilled to give back to our community!”

One Planet is dedicated to nourishing families all over the planet with delicious and organic foods made from the highest quality ingredients. Mother and daughter team Rana and Sandra Madanat launched One Planet from their small town café in Ross, California in 2010. Their company believes their granola and sustainable practices reflect the deep belief that living consciously is the essence of making our own well being.

The First of Many Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Mollie Stone’s

Mollie Stone’s is the first California-based grocery store to offer ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging Stations!

We are excited to make the electric vehicle charging stations available to our Sausalito customers beginning on February 7, 2013 and will soon install stations at our Burlingame and Palo Alto locations. Customers are offered one hour of free charging while they are shopping at Mollie Stone’s.

Mollie Stone’s has partnered with the ChargePoint network of charging stations and smart phone applications. These free mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations, get directions, and start or stop a charging session remotely.

Heart Watch IV Comes to Mollie Stone’s

Awareness of one’s own health is important. Eating healthy and exercising are not enough! Steps must be taken to make sure the body is in proper working order. Just as one would take their car to the mechanic when it “just doesn’t sound right,” one must also “listen” to the body’s signals of possible problems.

Health Screening by Heart Watch IV is an excellent beginning. Heart Watch IV is a fully insured State & Federal CLIA-Certified laboratory (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), which specializes in public health and corporate health screenings. Based in San Luis Obispo, California, since 1989, Heart Watch IV provides safe, accurate and low-cost screening services throughout California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Texas.

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Interview with Daryl Groom of Colby Red Wine

When we found out about the heart touching and inspiring background of Colby Red Wine, we got in touch with the winemaker, Daryl Groom, to get the full story.

Daryl Groom is an Australia native that has been in the wine industry for over 25 years. He spent 16 years as senior red winemaker at Penfolds in Australia before joining Alexander Valley’s Geyser Peak Winery in 1989. There, he earned eight national and international awards for Winery of the Year and Winemaker of the Year. When Geyser Peak was acquired by Beam Wine Estates, Daryl became the VP of Operations & Winemaking and managed a variety of their wineries throughout Northern California and the Central Coast. Today, he produces Colby Red Wine in California and is the winemaker at Groom Wineries in the Barossa Valley of Southern Australia.

Keep reading for our interview with Daryl! Continue reading

Colby Red Wine, Supporting Charities That Promote Heart Health

Colby Red, a California Red Wine Blend made by Australian winemaker Daryl Groom, is dedicated to raising awareness for heart disease. The proceeds support charities that promote heart health. The Groom Family has made significant donations to the American Heart Association, Mended Little Hearts, Children’s Heart Camps, families in need and many other cardiac research organizations. Proceeds from sales of Colby Red at Mollie Stone’s will go to local cardiac health organizations.

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2nd Annual Cans for Fans: Help end hunger this holiday season

In an effort to end hunger this holiday season, Mollie Stone’s will donate a can to our local food banks on behalf of our Facebook followers from December 4, 2012 through January 4, 2013. Help us feed those in need by Liking our Facebook Page, selecting your preferred food bank (San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties), and Sharing Cans for Fans with your Facebook friends to help us make a bigger impact. It only takes a minute to make a difference!

All of us at Mollie Stone’s Markets are excited about our 2nd Annual Cans for Fans, a virtual can drive on our Facebook Page. Keep reading to learn more about why this important issue is worthy of your support, and how Cans for Fans works. Then, click here to go to Cans for Fans on Facebook. Continue reading

Paint the Castro Red on December 1, 2012

Mollie Stone’s is proud to sponsor Paint the Castro Red together with the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation’s Help Is On The Way For The Holidays XI.

Taking place on World AIDS Day – Saturday, December 1, 2012 – Paint the Castro Red commemorates the many San Franciscans who have been lost to AIDS and inspire our community into action by raising funds for HIV/AIDS service providers and offering free HIV testing.

Mollie Stone’s Castro, along with other upper Market and Castro Street businesses, will be donating a portion of proceeds from the day’s sales to this cause. When you shop at Mollie Stone’s Castro on December 1, 2012, 10% of your total purchase will be donated to local HIV/AIDS service providers, including the AIDS Emergency Fund, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Maitri, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Positive Resource Center, Project Inform, Project Open Hand, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shanti and Visual Aid.

Keep reading for the Paint the Castro Red schedule of events! Continue reading