Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Hangar 24 Brewery, March 15

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On March 15, Barons and Hangar 24, a microbrewery based in Redlands, will team up for the next Barons Backroom Beer Pairing.

Barons’ Backroom Beer Pairings transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. Friends will gather at their neighborhood store to sample Hangar 24 brews paired with savory appetizers made from the market’s selection of all-natural ingredients. A select team of Barons taste experts and Hangar 24 beer makers carefully curate an experience that is full of unparalleled flavor – and easy to replicate at home.

The mouthwatering menu for the March 15 event includes:

Experimental Blonde – Welcome Beer

Orange Wheat with Dubliner Cheddar & Bacon Potato Bites

Betty IPA with Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Iconic Double IPA with Rueben Pizza

Easy Glider with Mango Chipotle Brie Crostini

This savory celebration tastes good, and does good. Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its San Diego locations to Second Chance Dog Rescue, and from its Southwest Riverside locations to Animal Friends of the Valleys.

Purchase your $15 tickets today. Space is limited and this 21 and over only event will sell out!

To learn more about Hangar 24, please visit hangar24brewery.com.

 

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Alpine Beer Company – December 14th

Posted in Blog, Craft Beer, Events, In the News, Local, News

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In the spirit of holiday cheer and great local beer, Barons Market and Alpine Beer Company announce Ho-Ho-Hoppy Holidays Backroom Beer Pairing. On Wednesday, December 14, all Barons Market locations will transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. A Barons Market tradition, the family-owned grocery store gifts proceeds back to local organizations in the community. Proceeds from the December 14 event will benefit the San Diego Food Bank and the Temecula Food Pantry.

The delectable holiday menu featuring popular beers from Alpine Beer Company includes:

• Hoppy Birthday with Barons Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
• Mandarin Nectar with Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini
• Duet with Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Sliders
• Pure Hoppiness with Cambezola, Walnut and Granny Smith Apple Bites
• Willy Vanilly with Lemon cake with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

To enjoy these delectable pairings, support local business and give back to your local food pantry, head to your local Barons Market from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. Tickets will sell out, so click here to purchase your $15 tickets today.

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring The Lost Abbey, October 19

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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Barons Market is tickled pink to present the latest installment of our Backroom Beer Pairing series. On October 19, we’ll transform loading docks and stock rooms into beer and food speakeasies. Guests will enjoy fall inspired, all-natural appetizers paired with popular brews from San Diego brewery, The Lost Abbey.

100 percent of proceeds from Inland Empire locations will benefit Michelle’s Place. Michelle’s Place, a Temecula-based breast cancer resource center, provides emotional and educational support to people living with breast cancer in Riverside County.

100 percent of proceeds from San Diego locations will benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. Susan G. Komen addresses the fight against breast cancer on all levels by identifying gaps in San Diego County’s breast cancer care and barriers to access.

“Michelle’s Place and Susan G. Komen San Diego work every day to lift the spirits of women struggling with breast cancer – now it’s our turn,” says Rachel Shemirani, vice president of marketing at Barons. “You can’t underestimate the power of good food and good company for people going through tough times.”

In addition to eating and drinking for a pretty-in-pink cause, Barons hosts its Backroom Beer Pairings to support local microbreweries and bring the community together for an evening with neighbors and friends.

The October 19 menu featuring popular beers from The Lost Abbey includes:

• Red Barn, a refreshing ale paired with Viola’s goat cheese crostini with jalapeño jelly
• Avant Garde, an ale with a subtle yet firm hop presence paired with Irish cheddar, smoked ham and granny smith apple Panini’s
• Judgment Day, an ale with layers of malt paired with spicy pulled pork tacos with southwestern slaw
• Track 8, brewed with raisins, vanilla and toffee paired with salted caramel ice cream drizzled with maple balsamic vinegar

To enjoy these delectable pairings, support local business and give back to neighbors navigating breast cancer, head to your local Barons Market from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. Tickets will sell out, so click here to purchase your $15 ticket today.

To learn more about Barons Market and view a list of all Barons locations, please click here. To learn more about The Lost Abbey, please visit lostabbey.com.

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Ironfire Brewing – June 22

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Summer weather and backyard bashes go together like Southern California and a cold, craft beer. Showcase the tastes of summer at Barons Market’s Backroom Beer Pairing, featuring Inland Empire’s Ironfire Brewing on June 22. This backroom bash not only tastes good, but does good, as Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from our six San Diego/Inland Empire locations to Pug Rescue of San Diego County and Animal Friends of the Valleys.

Barons’ Backroom Beer Pairings transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. Friends and neighbors will gather at our neighborhood stores to sample Ironfire craft brews paired with appetizers made from the market’s selection of all-natural ingredients.

The menu includes:

• The Nühell India Pale Lager – brewed like a lager, but hopped like an IPA – to welcome guests
• The Devil Within Double IPA – a brew of citrus and stone fruit flavor – paired with summer watermelon feta salad with arugula
• 51/50 IPA – a classic San Diego-style IPA – paired with chicken satay skewers
• Vicious Disposition Imperial Porter – big, bold and brewed with locally harvested avocado honey – paired with beef and brie sliders
• 6 Killer Stout – brewed with 100 percent Arabica hazelnut coffee – made into a “boozie” ice cream float

For a deliciously refreshing start to summer, head to one of Barons Market’s San Diego/Inland Empire locations from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Space is limited, so purchase $15 tickets today.

To learn more about Ironfire Brewing, please visit www.ironfirebrewing.com.

Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring Modern Times, March 16th

Posted in Alpine, Blog, Community, Craft Beer, Events, In the News, Local, Murrieta, News, Point Loma, Rancho Bernardo, Temecula, Wildomar

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Grab your green and head to any one of Barons Market’s locations from 6 – 8 p.m. on March 16 for a St. Paddy’s Day themed beer and food tasting with San Diego brewer, Modern Times!

This savory celebration not only tastes good, but does good. Barons Market will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its three San Diego/Inland Empire locations to the San Diego Food Bank/Temecula-Murrieta Pantry.

Barons’ Backroom Beer Pairings transform loading docks and stock rooms into food and local brew speakeasies. Friends and neighbors will gather at their neighborhood store to sample local beers paired with savory appetizers made from the market’s selection of all-natural ingredients.

The menu includes:

• A refreshing, fruity beer to welcome guests
• Smoked salmon pizza paired with Lomaland: a bright, rustic saison
• Dubliner grilled cheese with mango chutney paired with Fortunate Islands: a hoppy, citrusy wheat beer
• Ruben cupcakes paired with Blazing World: a hoppy, dank amber ale
• Chocolate stout cake paired with the option of Black House coffee: a roasty stout, or City of the Dead: a full-bodied, chocolate coffee stout.

Space is limited, so purchase $15 tickets today for a food and beer match-up that will knock your green socks off.

To learn more about Barons Market and view a list of all Barons locations, please click here. To learn more about Modern Times, please visit www.moderntimesbeer.com.

Barons Murrieta Job Fair December 4 & 5

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If you live in Murrieta and appreciate good food at good prices, Barons Market may want to hire you. We will be hosting our highly anticipated job fair on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the new Murrieta location, 40545 California Oaks Road. Barons Market encourages interested applicants to apply in person during this two-day period.

With our sixth Southern California location, we will be bringing all-natural fresh food and beverages to Murrieta’s tight-knit, community-oriented atmosphere. Barons Market, which weaves ourselves into the fabric of the neighborhood, will hire more than 30 employees from the local workforce.

“When we hire team members at Barons, we hire them to grow with us and become part of our family,” says Rachel Shemirani, Barons’ vice president of marketing. “Murrieta’s excitement to work with Barons and for our grand opening in January is humbling, to say the least.”

To apply, download a job application from our website or pick one up in person at the job fair. Applicants will bring their application to the job fair and at that time, will be scheduled to sit down with Barons supervisors on either December 4 or December 5. Barons plans to announce and hire its official employees in January, providing enough time for training prior to the store’s January 20 opening next year.

 

The Trick to Halloween Treating

Posted in Blog, Family, Local, Locations, Uncategorized

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We love Halloween, but we know it’s not the healthiest of holidays. Have no fear, Barons has everything you need to make Halloween festive without consuming a scary amount of artificial sugar.

First, before you walk your spooky sidewalks trick-or-treating, have a healthy and hearty meal at home. Afterwards, you’ll be full of energy and won’t crave sugar – too much.

Make Halloween dinner fun for the little ghouls and goblins at your table. Sweet potatoes, carrots and mac and cheese add touches of orange while simultaneously providing a nutritious meal everyone enjoys. Carrots and sweet potatoes, also orange, contain beta-carotene – a vitamin important for healthy eyes navigating in the dark.

Wash your meal down with spiced mulled apple cider – a delicious seasonal beverage you can enjoy hot or cold. Heat it up for a drink that’s warm and cozy, or sip it cold through a straw and avoid ruining your face paint.

Now, nobody wants to be the neighbor handing out raisins, but you can still hand out candy that isn’t full of processed sugars. Barons has organic lollipops, all-natural gummy fruit snacks, organic Justin’s peanut butter cups and mini Chuao chocolate bars in all kinds of unique flavors.

And remember, if you do end up handing out raisins, you didn’t get them from us.

Organic vs. All-Natural: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Blog, Local, Natural, Organic, Produce, Products, Uncategorized

Walking down a grocery aisle, you see “organic” and “all-natural” stickers on everything from food to soap, but do you know the meaning behind the labels?

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One major difference distinguishes organic from all natural. Simply put, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must certify anything labeled “organic”. Its stamp of approval means that the ingredients included in the product did not encounter pesticides in any part of the growth and manufacturing process.

Often when plants are grown without chemicals, they are smaller and not as flashy as the huge, perfect-looking produce we’re used to seeing. While the produce may be less aesthetically attractive, it’s better quality and chemical free.

While being certified as USDA organic is important, the certification is expensive, especially for the local family farms Barons purchases food from. Often these small, local farms grow pesticide-free products but cannot afford the official certification. They are organic without the sticker.

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On the other hand, “all-natural” doesn’t have a formal definition. You could technically put an all-natural label on anything, but Barons holds products to a high standard.

To us, all-natural means no preservatives, artificial colors, sugars or monosodium glutamate (MSG). We always check the ingredients in the products we choose because even if a product is labeled all-natural, it may not fit our definition.

Ninety-six percent of the products on Barons’ shelves are organic or all-natural, but we’re not stopping there. We have committed to bringing our customers the best products available and plan to reach our goal of 100 percent in the coming years. When we say “good food,” we don’t simply mean good-tasting food; we mean food that is good for your health and good for your body. Being tasty is just an added bonus.

Barons Market featured in Whole Foods Magazine

Posted in Alpine, Blog, In the News, Local, Murrieta

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Barons Market talks to WholeFoods Magazine about what differentiates us from other markets, how important our communities are to us and plans for the future.

Check it out!

Helen Woodward Animal Center Fundraiser Oct 14-21

Posted in Alpine, Blog, Community, Events, In the News, Local, Locations, News, Point Loma, Rancho Bernardo, Temecula, Uncategorized, Wildomar

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Help us, help the Helen Woodward Animal Center! Beginning October 14th, you can come into any Barons Market and make a donation to support this incredible local organization. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a non-profit organization that not only helps orphan animals but provides community programs like pet therapy, therapeutic riding for people with special needs and meals on wheels for pets.