Hy-Vee Supports Join the Journey with Event and Donation

The West Circle Drive Hy-Vee hosted a wine & cheese fundraising event to benefit Join the Journey on Thursday, August 10.  The event gathered 34 attendees and featured over 20 samples.

With the support of our local wine and cheese vendors who donated all products sampled during the event, Hy-Vee presented a donation of $500 to Join the Journey on Wednesday, August 16.  Alyssa Griffith, Operations Manager, accepted the check on behalf of Join the Journey.

Join the Journey is dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.  Join the Journey was founded in 2005. Effie Psimos and Patty Allen, breast cancer survivors, and close friend Margie Loprinzi, came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer in Rochester, Minnesota.  Before long, Join the Journey had its first Ten-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  The community response was tremendous, and participation grows each year. In 2016, nearly 1,000 people participated!

Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold its mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.

Thank you to the following vendors who generously donated products for this event:

Carr Valley Cheese
Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese
Widmer’s Cheese Cellar
Hook’s Cheese
Caves of Faribault
Deer Creek Specialty Cheese
Artigiano Cheeses

Wine Merchants
Grape Beginnings
Grandma’s Gourmet’s

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“Grill Your Way to Health” at Custom Alarm

Hy-Vee Dietitians Kaitlin Anderson and Kathy Hamlin provided an educational session entitled “Grill Your Way to Health” for Custom Alarm employees on Thursday, June 22.

Hy-Vee Manager of Perishables Bret Peterson cooked up some delicious samples on the grill, including Hy-Vee® True™ chicken breast, Honeysuckle White® turkey bratwurst, Short Cuts™ pre-cut veggies, as well as fresh pineapple and peaches.

For more information on grilling, including how-to videos, quick tips and tricks, recipe suggestions and frequently asked questions, check out Hy-Vee’s Guide to Grilling.

For more information about scheduling a nutrition presentation at your workplace, reach out to Kaitlin Anderson at kanderson@hy-vee.com

Photos courtesy of Custom Alarm’s Facebook page.

Market Grille Beer Fest

Hy-Vee hosted its first Market Grille Beer Fest on Saturday, December 3.image_received_1480970222309

Participants hopped on a private bus and toured all four Rochester Hy-Vee Market Grille locations while tasting craft beer from Minnesota’s best local breweries.  The event featured LTS Brewing Company, Fulton Beer, Bent Paddle Brewing Co. and Kinney Creek Brewery. 

Plus, participants enjoyed free swag bags filled with coupons for free appetizers and buy-one-get-one beers, coasters, a Minnesota Vikings pint glass, a SKOL towel, the holiday issue of Seasons magazine and Market Grille to-go menus.

Based on the positive feedback from our customers, Beer Fest is sure to be an annual event.  In the meantime, we hope to see you in the Market Grille for a happy hour soon.  Cheers!

Hy-Vee Supports FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace

This past weekend, your Rochester Hy-Vee stores participated in the third annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace at the Mayo Civic Center.  img_4237

The FEAST Local Food Network is a partnership of many organizations, businesses, and individuals committed to growing a sustainable, local and regional food system which encourages innovation.  Friday’s industry-only tradeshow event offered Hy-Vee an opportunity to network with local food producers, in hopes to increase the number of local products you will find on store shelves.  Saturday’s festival showcased Hy-Vee as a destination for health and wellness. 

The Hy-Vee dietitians’ booth offered attendees a chance to learn more about KidsFit – a fun, free, at-home fitness program designed for kids and their families to incorporate exercise, nutrition and general health into their daily lives. img_8090The Roll-the-Dice game was a hit with both children and adults who completed burpees, push-ups, sit-ups and more, all for a chance to take home a KidsFit water-bottle or KIND bar. They also had the chance to test their nutritional knowledge through the Mystery Fruit and Vegetable bag game – where they had to correctly guess Brussels sprouts, pomegranates and mangoes by relying solely on touch. A wide-variety of recipes and were also available for all to take home.

To learn more about Hy-Vee’s Homegrown initiative and our commitment to providing fresh, local products for our customers, visit https://www.hy-

To learn more about Hy-Vee KidsFit or get registered for the 5-week challenge today visit: https://www.hy-veekidsfit.com/

For more information on how a Rochester Hy-Vee dietitian can help you, check out our Dietitian Services page.

Market Grille Beer Fest

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Hy-Vee is hosting its first annual Market Grille Beer Fest!

Saturday, December 3appsandtaps
2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Hop on a private bus and tour all four Rochester Hy-Vee Market Grille locations while tasting craft beer from Minnesota’s best local breweries.

The event will feature LTS Brewing Company, Fulton Beer, Bent Paddle Brewing Co. and Kinney Creek Brewery. 

Tickets on sale inside Rochester Hy-Vee Market Grille locations.  Cost is $25 each or two for $40 and includes an event wristband, continuous loop of private bus transportation to all four Rochester Market Grille locations during the event and an exclusive swag bag featuring coupons for a free appetizer plus buy-one-get-one beers.

Hear from one of our Market Grille Managers from his live Minnesota 97.5 interview about this event here:

Gather your friends and celebrate with the best beers from around Minnesota.  Cheers!

Must be over the age of 21 to purchase tickets.  One wristband per ticket purchased. Wristband required for private bus, swag bag and discounted drink prices. Restrictions apply, see Market Grille for details. No refunds.