Lucky Stores Delight Shoppers with Exclusive Locally Grown Heirloom Pumpkins
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Save Mart and Lucky Stores Delight Shoppers with Exclusive Locally Grown Heirloom Pumpkins for Seasonal Recipes and Festive Decor
MODESTO, Calif. – October 5, 2022 – In time for fall, Save Mart and Lucky grocery stores throughout California and Northern Nevada are debuting beautifully unique heirloom pumpkins. Grown locally in Manteca, Calif. and exclusively for Save Mart and Lucky stores by area farm, Van Groningen & Sons, Inc., the heirloom pumpkins can be used in a variety of seasonal dishes and home décor.
“We are thrilled to exclusively partner with local farm, Van Groningen & Sons, to bring distinctly different heirloom pumpkins straight from the nearby fields to our Save Mart and Lucky customers this time of year,” said Donovan Ford, senior vice president, store operations for The Save Mart Companies.
The locally grown heirloom pumpkins come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. For something out-of-the-ordinary and fitting with Halloween, the farm has cultivated various eye-catching heirloom varieties along with the classics. Images are available here.
Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin Recipe:
• Preheat oven to 400F. Cut pumpkin in half and scoop out seeds. Cut halves into two or three wedges, depending on size of pumpkin
• Place skin side down on roasting pan. Cover with foil; bake 15 minutes or until pumpkin wedges are fork tender
• Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes or until browned
Heirloom pumpkins are available only at Save Mart and Lucky stores until supplies last.
About Save Mart
With deep roots in the Central Valley, Save Mart operates 81 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada and benefits from longstanding friendships with local ranchers, farmers and producers who help ensure stores are stocked with fresh, competitively priced products every day. Save Mart The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management, LP portfolio company. Committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products to the communities it serves, the company operates approximately 200 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx. In addition to its retail operation, the Company also operates SMART Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (“SSI”), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. Proud to be California’s largest regional, full-service grocery chain throughout the region, the Company and its 14,000 team members take extra care to help provide customers with the freshest foods for their families at affordable prices. For more information on the Save Mart stores, please visit www.savemart.com.
Lucky stores reflect the spirit, identity and flavors found in the neighborhoods and communities they serve. Lucky is known for being the low price leader and is dedicated to sourcing the freshest produce, meat and seafood along with local products, and varied and eclectic flavors. With 66 stores from Carmel to Ukiah and around the San Francisco Bay Area, Lucky is proudly a regional grocery store and part of The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management, LP portfolio company. The Save Mart Companies operates 200 stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky and the price-impact FoodMaxx. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. For more information on Lucky stores, please visit: www.LuckySupermarkets.com.
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