Staff Picks: Gaige’s 5 Favorites

Gaige’s Staff Picks

In our second edition of Staff Picks, we asked Gaige to share the inside scoop on five of his favorites products in the store. Gaige has been working at Harvest Market for over 3 years, and in that time, the following products have stood out to him as being deserving of a little more recognition for their delicious nutritiousness!

What’s Your Favorite Snack?

GARDEN of EATIN’ Blue Chips

“Sturdy!”   “Always Crisp!”   “Economic!” – Gaige

A crucial component of any good snacking chip is its ability to reliably shovel and transport large amounts of salsa, guacamole, and other dips to the mouth of the snacker. These chips are up to the task as reliable and hearty companion to your snacking and dipping needs.  At our store, we carry these chips in 8 and 16 oz bags. In addition, we have flavor varieties including: no salt added, Red Hot Blues (which some staff have described as a healthier Dorito alternative), and Sesame Blues.

What’s a product you use everyday?

Garden of Life
Men’s Whole Food Multivitamin

I like this vitamin because it’s organic and whole food based.” – Gaige

Whole food based vitamins and supplements are created from concentrated, dehydrated whole food sources. Alternatively, the majority of vitamins and multivitamins on the market today are created using industrial processes that synthesize the nutrient blends.

More info from Garden of Life’s website:

“Developing a multi and targeted nutrients that are Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, made from nothing but real, whole foods is incredibly difficult—which is likely why it had never been done before. For us, it took years of innovation and patience. Our extended family of organic farmers provides the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs that make up mykind Organics’ personalized, whole food formulas.

Each tablet or spray provides clean, whole food, perfect nutrition. In addition, mykind Organics is the first multi to utilize Clean Tablet Technology, our patent-pending process that uses only organic, whole food ingredients. mykind Organics is a unique brand of vitamins that stands apart from all other vitamins because it is made exclusively with organic whole foods. It is the only brand of vitamins currently available that is dual certified, meaning it is both Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. It is also independently certified as both Vegan and Gluten Free.”

For more information, you can visit Garden on Life’s Website.

In our store, we carry several variations of this vitamin line including Men’s and Women’s Once Daily,  40+, and Plant Calcium in different sizes. As always, if you have any questions or need help finding something. We are here to help!

What’s your favorite Harvest Market Kitchen item?

HMK Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

A go-to lunch of mine” – Gaige

Many of the staff here at Harvest Market frequent our Real Food To Go case to select our lunch from the wonderful items made fresh daily by our kitchen staff. These chicken thighs are a consistent favorite as a delicious addition to any lunch.  We grill the chicken right here in our kitchen as demonstrated by Mia, one of our chefs, in the photo below.  The result is a fantastic combination of savory, tangy, and smokey flavor. You can also find this chicken in our Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Roll, which is another major staff favorite!


Whats your favorite treat?

The HMK Almond Coconut Bar

“Hands down my favorite healthy treat.” – Gaige

This nutrient dense treat made fresh by our kitchen is packed with plant-based protein and healthy fats. With ingredients this good, there is no guilt needed to take pleasure in enjoying this treat!

What’s a hidden gem in the store that you wish more people knew about?

Explore Cuisine Organic Black Bean Spaghetti

“This pasta is a great value buy with 25g of protein per serving and 4 servings per container” – Gaige

That amounts to 100g of plant-based protein per package for under $5!  Indeed, a very economical source of protein.


We hope you enjoyed reading about Gaige’s favorites. In our store, Gaige’s favorite products and previous staff picks will be labeled with the sign below.  So keep an eye out!

You can read about Ashley’s Staff Picks in last month’s post here: Ashley’s Staff Picks

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Read about our New Products for March 2020