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In Season Now: Heirloom Tomatoes

Early July through late September marks heirloom tomato season. Each variety has a distinctly delicious flavor, with equally distinct names to match: Golden Jubilee, Tigerella, Gold Medal, Pineapple, Big Rainbow, Vintage Wine and Castaluto, just to name a few of the thousands of varieties available.

Heirloom tomatoes are history on the table, treasured traditions passed on from generation to generation. Unlike common tomato hybrids that have been adapted to meet modern expectations (such as disease resistance), traditional plant breeding of heirloom ..read more


Try Citizen Chef for Easy, Healthy Meals

We’d all love to cook amazing, fresh, healthy dinners every night, but busy schedules often get in the way. Citizen Chef offers a simple solution by providing freshly cut vegetables, delicious gourmet sauces and wholesome grains all in one dinner kit now available in Mollie Stone’s produce department.

Think of Citizen Chef as your “personal sous chef” – everything is measured in perfect quantities and the prewashed veggies are cut to cook evenly and quickly. Simply add your choice of meat, ..read more


Behind the Label: Caleb & Ali of Clearly Kombucha

Clearly Kombucha is a brand new, locally produced, artisan kombucha that is a healthy, non-alcoholic option for any time of day.

We chatted with Caleb and Ali of Clearly Kombucha to find out what makes this refreshing beverage unique. It’s obvious they are extremely passionate about their product and the process behind it. Caleb said: “Kombucha brewing is more of an art than a science. Crafting the best tasting kombucha is one part ingredient selection but two parts brewer magic. Taking ..read more


Roberts Corned Beef, a Taste of Old World San Francisco

Our Roberts Corned Beef is a taste of Old World San   Francisco and a staple for St. Patrick’s Day meals. Mollie Stone’s is proud to carry Roberts, which has also found its way onto the menus of Tommy’s Joynt, Lefty O’Doul’s, Marin Joe’s and other quintessential Bay Area restaurants.

Roberts is a fifth-generation, family-owned business in San Francisco celebrating 100 years of business. The great-grandfather, G.H. Roberts, arrived in America from New Zealand with a family recipe for corned beef ..read more


Sumo Citrus: “Enormously good to eat!”

A bright orange, extra-large variety, the Sumo citrus is super sweet, juicy, naturally seedless and easy to peel. Each Sumo has a distinctive top-knot and weighs about 10 ounces, making it the largest seedless mandarin available.

Family farmers in California’s Central Valley successfully harvested the United States’ first Sumo trees last year. The Sumo may be in only its second season here, but took 30 years to cultivate in Japan.

Keep reading to learn how it was developed, and how to choose ..read more


Our picks from the Winter Fancy Foods Show 2012

Twice a year, the latest and greatest new products come together in one place: the Fancy Foods Show. Mollie Stone’s buyers and store managers recently attended the Winter Fancy Foods show right here in San Francisco to look for great new specialty and gourmet items for our shelves.

We tasted our way through small batch caramel sauces, locally produced cheeses, artisan cured meats, creative salty snacks, unique beverages and much more. Afterwards, we compared notes and got to work bringing our ..read more