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Market celebrates 15 years

In Spokane, the name is synonymous with natural living and organic fare – Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St., celebrates 15 years of business Saturday with 15 percent off the entire store.

The store was among Spokane’s first full-service natural food stores, according to a news release. Rosauers Supermarkets purchased the small Monroe Street Market in 1996 and converted it to Huckleberry’s Natural Market.

The store continues to offer a selection of natural and organic produce, seafood, meats, dairy products and pre-packaged foods. Although Huckleberry’s always carried food from local vendors and growers, managers launched a Pacific Northwest sticker program in 1996 to help guide shoppers to locally grown or produced products on the shelves.

Huckleberry’s also has several satellite locations in some Rosauers Supermarkets and Super 1 Foods stores in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Eastern Washington.

“Our customers are concerned with social and environmental issues, including supporting local businesses,” says store manager Monica Hampton, in a news release.

Hampton is among the store’s employees who have been there since the store’s beginning, along with Lou Anne Moxcey, Mike Moir, Judi Miller, Shane Crawford, Regine Sieber, Nathan (Thai) Le and Donna Greger.

For more information, visit www.huckleberrys

Savings featured in new magazine

Instead of waiting for those holiday bills arrive, get a jump on savings with the new Re¢ magazine from Meredith Corporation.

The magazine features tips for saving on everyday recipes, holiday entertaining and baking and beyond.

Need to feed a family of four for less than $10? An article in the Fall 2011 issue offers 10 hearty dishes that will help cooks do it easily. And there are 10 soup recipes that can be made for less than $1 per serving.

Recipes are gathered from other publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Heart-Healthy Living, Ladies’ Home Journal, Eating Well, Fitness, Parents and Diabetic Living. Each recipe offers a breakdown of the cost per serving.

There are three articles with ideas for slashing holiday cooking budgets without skimping on the spirit of the season, including 25 low-cost cookie recipes. Make a plate of Peppermint Fudge Brownie Bites or Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer Cookies for as little as nine cents apiece.

Look inside today’s food section for the recipe for those charming Rudolph cookies.