OCT
08

Fall Tasting Series: Big Cheese Sampling Event

Calling all cheese connoisseurs: We’re preparing quite the spread for you!

Our cheese departments carry hundreds of cheeses - all of them good, all of them different from one another. Like the adage goes, “You never know until you try.” Your favorite cheese may be in our case, patiently waiting for you to taste it.

And now is your chance.

Embrace your inner cheesemonger and join us for our new tasting series where our experts will introduce you to some of their favorite top-quality products. From the smooth and creamy to the pungent and earthy, explore all the notes and flavors our cheese departments have to offer. 

This series is much more than just a tasting event. It’s a grand tour with some of the best artisanal guides in the business. Not only are guests invited to sample Sunset’s wide range of high-quality cheeses, our experts will also share insights on cheese styles, aging lengths, pairing ideas, and more.

This series is completely free and open to all. Just stop in to taste, enjoy, and learn at a location that works best for you: 

Northbrook: Saturday: October 12

Libertyville: Saturday, October 19

Long Grove: Saturday, October 26 

Lake Forest: Saturday, November 11 

Highland Park: Saturday, November 16 

All tastings are 11 a.m. – 3 .p.m. See you there!

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JUL
12

Fairlife Update

After an in-depth review of the steps Fairlife has taken to address animal welfare concerns, including third-party audits, a new zero tolerance policy, and discontinuing the use of milk from Fair Oaks Farms, Sunset Foods has started selling these products again in our stores.

Many of our customers rely on Fairlife products, and we are encouraged that the new policies will meet the values and standards we expect of all our suppliers.

Fairlife COO, Tim Doelman, shared the below information an update this month. You can continue to follow updated on the fairlife website, located here

 

"Update from fairlife COO Tim Doelman on fairlife’s commitment to audit our supplying farms

As part of fairlife’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and to ensure our supplying dairies are in compliance with the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) animal welfare program, last month we committed to conducting third-party audits of our supplying dairy farms. This note is to update you on our progress.

As of today, our third-party auditor, Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A), has completed audits of farms representing 90% of fairlife’s milk supply. FSNS C&A is in the process of completing the remaining audits and compiling a detailed audit report. We will post additional details of their audit findings by July 21st. In the meantime, here’s a summary of their key findings so far:

  • Zero tolerance policies: The auditors verified that all of the farms’ employees have committed to our zero tolerance policy on animal abuse. Violation of this policy results in termination of any employee who has abused an animal on one occasion and, if appropriate, leads to an investigation by law enforcement.
  • Healthy and well-cared for cows: Key animal wellness indicators, such as cow/calf hygiene and body condition met or exceeded performance target scores for each of these categories.
  • Animal welfare training: The auditors verified that all the farms had signed  training records and documentation for specific animal care best practices.

Also as we previously communicated, fairlife has discontinued the use of milk from Fair Oaks Farms.

Having grown up on a dairy farm, I wanted to revisit the operations for myself. So, in addition to having the third-party audits conducted, I have personally visited a majority of our supplying farms. I was pleased with what I saw as it is consistent with the FSNS C&A audit findings outlined above and demonstrates that our supplying farms are in compliance with the FARM program animal welfare standards.

fairlife is fully committed to requiring all our supplying farms to meet our animal welfare standards. To help meet that commitment going forward, each of our supplying farms will be audited 24 times per year, and all of these audits will be unannounced.

Stay tuned for additional findings from our third-party audits, which we will post here by July 21st."

Sunset will continue to monitor the situation and will update this page with any changes. 

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APR
30

Great American Cheese Month: New Cheese Tasting Series at Sunset

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Calling all cheese connoisseurs: We’re preparing quite the spread for you!

Our cheese departments carry hundreds of cheeses - all of them good, all of them different from one another. Like the adage goes, “You never know until you try.” Your favorite cheese may be in our case, patiently waiting for you to taste it.

And now is your chance.

Embrace your inner cheesemonger and join us for our new tasting series where our experts will introduce you to some of their favorite top-quality products. From the smooth and creamy to the pungent and earthy, explore all the notes and flavors our cheese departments have to offer. 

This series is much more than just a tasting event. It’s a grand tour with some of the best artisanal guides in the business. Not only are guests invited to sample Sunset’s wide range of high-quality cheeses, our experts will also share insights on cheese styles, aging lengths, pairing ideas, and more.

This series is completely free and open to all. Just stop in to taste, enjoy, and learn at a location that works best for you: 


Libertyville: Saturday, May 4

Long Grove: Saturday, May 11 

Lake Forest: Saturday, May 18 

Northbrook: Saturday: May 25

Highland Park: Saturday, June 1 

All tastings are 11 a.m. – 3 .p.m. See you there!

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APR
23

Rub the Pain Away: New Line of All-Natural, CBD Activity Balms Now at Sunset

Powerful pain relief is just a swipe away! Sunset is thrilled to now offer simple, natural, and effective relief with Muscle MX’s CBD Balm. 

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From game time to recovery, athletes need a product that can keep up with their lifestyle. These activity balms, powered by Organic CBD oil, are specifically designed to reduce inflammation and alleviate muscle and joint pain for athletes at every level. The pre- and post- activity formulas use a fast-acting, long-lasting heating and cooling therapy that allows you to stay in the game, cross that finish line, or even knock out your everyday activities with ease. 

Each balm is absorbed through your skin, so simply swipe it on your sore areas for immediate relief.  Once you apply the balm, you’ll feel your muscles warm up and enjoy the invigorating smell of peppermint to help circulate your breathing for an enhanced workout experience.  Use the recovery balm for soothing, post-activity cool downs to heal aching muscles and create joint comfort.

Don’t let muscle and joint pain keep you from the activities you love. Instead, kick your performance up a notch, reduce pain, and speed-up recovery times with these CBD-infused balms.

 

What is CBD Oil?

Muscle MX’s CBD Balm is made using 70 mg of 100% organic, all-natural Cannabidiol Oil. Found in the cannabis plant, this oil is a well-studied, in-demand, and promising therapy for a variety of medical issues, including pain relief. These products do not contain THC, the compound responsible for creating a "high" feeling, but rather the non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive property, CBD. 

 

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