Hip Chick Farms Frozen Chicken Products
Sebastapol, CA
$7.49/8 or 10 oz.
It’s all real chicken in these uber delicious, family friendly frozen chicken staples. Hip Chick is dedicated to simple, homestyle preparations easy to cook, and impossible not to enjoy. These innovators recently received a loan from Whole Foods Market to help develop the line, which will be on sale – buy one get one 50% off – from Aug. 6-Sept. 2. Varieties include: Natural Breaded Chicken Fingers, Natural Baked Chicken Meatballs, Baked and Seasoned Chicken Wings and Drumettes, Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets, and Organic Baked Chicken Fingers.

Garden of Life Kind Organics Multivitamins*
Palm Beach, FL
$16.99-$79.99/30-180 count
Each Kind Organics multivitamin formula is made from real food—over 30 fruits, vegetables and herbs—making them rich in powerful antioxidants, carotenoids,  vitamins and minerals. This is also the first-ever Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified multivitamin. Varieties include women’s and men’s multis, prenatal and plant calcium. On sale for 30% off in August.
*Samples limited to 36 CT Women’s and Men’s Once Daily Multi

Ripe Bar Juice San Marzano Bloody Mary Juice & Agave Margarita Juice
New Haven, CT
$11.99/34 oz.
These fresh, cold-pressed juices are raising the bar on cocktail mixers. They’re not from concentrate and are completely free of preservatives high fructose corn syrup. All juices are pressed fresh in Ripe’s own kitchen, and the only sweetener is 100% organic agave nectar, which also boasts a relatively low glycemic index.

Back to School Lunchboxes from Bixbee, SoYoung and Fluf
bixbee.com, soyoung.ca, fluf.ca
With unique designs, each of these three companies delivers a lunchbox with ergonomics, durability and – perhaps most importantly to the young ones carrying them – looks. Cleaning is easy too. Options may vary by store.

Health-Ade Kombucha Teas
Los Angeles, CA
$4.99/16 oz.
Health-Ade Kombucha offers a bubbly and delicious probiotic tea for anyone seeking ways to boost their energy and improve their health. Why choose this brand? It’s all good: organic whole ingredients, 100% raw and vegan, with great flavor. Flavors in this line include Original, Pink Lady Apple, and Plum.

Now In Season: Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirlooms are at their best in August, when they’ve had a chance to mature to that rich, vine-ripened flavor. Chef Hollie Greene of JoyFoodly.com creates recipes for the region’s Now In Season program; here’s her Peach, Bacon, and Heirloom Tomato Toasts.

Peach, Bacon and Heirloom Tomato Toasts (PBTs)
Serves 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Heirloom tomatoes, 3-4 (a mix of colors)
Peaches, 2
Bacon, applewood smoked, 4 slices
Basil, fresh, approximately 3-4 tablespoons (when cut)
Fresh farmer cheese (fromage blanc or a soft feta), 2/3 cup
Ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup
Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
Salt, ¼ teaspoon
Pepper, ¼ teaspoon
Sandwich loaf bread, gluten free, 4 slices

Slice tomatoes into rounds.
Cutting around the pit, cut peaches into two bigger halves. Then slice those halves into rounds.
Cook bacon until crisp. Set aside over paper towels to cool slightly and absorb any excess oil.
Cut basil into thin slices or tear with your fingers.
In a bowl, combine the two cheeses, about two tablespoons of the cut basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper with a fork until smooth.
Toast bread under a broiler for 3-4 minutes, or until browned and crunchy.

To make your PBT, first slather the cheese mixture on the toast. Next, top with a piece of bacon, then slices of the peaches, then the tomatoes. You can top the toasts with extra cut basil to decorate and add an extra kick of freshness.