Valley Natural Foods strives to meet the needs of our customers who are on a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods have really improved over the years, due to better recipe development and the availability of ingredients and products produced in dedicated gluten-free kitchens across the country.
Our gluten-free offerings are better than ever now that we have our very own Down in the Valley Bakehouse operating in full swing just three miles away! Check out our local profile in the October/November This is Living Naturally where you can learn all about our bakehouse. Freshly baked gluten-free cookies, bars, cakes and cupcakes are all available in our deli department, delivered straight from the bakehouse!
Valley Natural Foods sells several other gluten-free products throughout the store from other companies. Here’s a highlight of three local ones:
Fahlstrom Farms from Hastings, MN has a wonderful, tasty selection of packaged baking mixes that get rave reviews at every tasting demo! Don’t miss their October 21 demo right here at our education & demo kiosk from 11:00 – 2:00! Hint: The garlic cheese biscuits are out of the world!
Another close-by company is Black Barn Bakery, located in Shakopee. This company is also very passionate about their packaged gluten-free products, offering a delicious variety of baking mixes. Tasty demos are certain when Black Barn Bakery is here to sample out what they do best! Join them at our demo kiosk on October 18, from 10:00-1:00.
Right out of Shorewood, MN is Beyond the Grain, a company that offers wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free mixes. Their cake and cookie mixes are pretty simple to bake, with easy instructions on the back of the package.
Make sure to shop at Valley Natural Foods every 3rd Thursday of the month for Gluten-Free Day, where we offer gluten-free samples to try throughout the store plus a live gluten-free demo from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at our education and demo kiosk–don’t miss gluten-free Quinoa Autumn Casserole with Pumpkin Delights on Thursday, October 20, and gluten-free Holiday Bars & Treats on Thursday, November 17!
LOOKING FOR GLUTEN-FREE COUPONS? Save on Down in the Valley cup cakes and mini sesame baguettes with online coupons! Also find coupons for baking mixes from Fahlstrom Farms, Black Barn Bakery and Beyond the Grain. Coupons good through October 18, 2011, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.