Leeker's Valley Center

  • 801 S. Meridian, Valley Center,
    KS  67147
  • Phone: (316) 755-2777
  • Store Hours: 7am to 10pm
  • Pharmacy Dept
    • Pharmacy Hours:
      9am to 7pm Mon - Friday
    • Saturday Hours: 9am to 3pm
    • Closed Sunday
    • Phone: 755-0191
    • Emergency Number:
         755-1616

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Leeker's Park City

  • 6223 N. Broadway, Wichita,
    KS  67219
  • Phone: (316) 744-1223
  • Store Hours: 7am to 10pm
  • Pharmacy Dept
    • Pharmacy Hours:
      9am to 7pm Mon - Friday
    • Saturday Hours: 9am to 3pm
    • Sunday Hours: 12pm to 5pm
    • Phone: 744-3948

Directions and map

 

 

This Week's Savings On Frozen Foods
and Dairy

 

Dairy and Frozen
 

Did you know:

  • That it takes 12 pounds of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream?
  • Large ice cream producing states include California, Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania,
    Illinois, and Minnesota.
  • Super Bowl Sunday rates as the number one day for pizza consumption.
  • Vanilla is America’s favorite ice cream flavor.
  • More ice cream is sold on Sunday than on any other day of the week.
  • Each person in America eats an average of 46 slices of pizza a year..

 

Top 12 Reasons Why Frozen Foods are Cool!

 

1. Availability
Within hours of picking, fresh fruits and vegetables are processed and quick frozen to prevent any deterioration of flavor, quality, texture or nutrition. And frozen, which remains virtually unchanged in storage, eliminates losses experienced from spoilage and shrinkage. Frozen at the peak of perfection, there is presently no better method of food preservation. Seasonal limitations are a part of the past.

2. Convenience

Frozen foods are truly convenient. The cleaning, picking, dicing, chopping and squeezing has been done. Whatever you choose, it's all prepared, ready to take from your freezer, heat and serve.

3. Economy
Frozen foods are economical. You do not pay for stalks, pits, skins, rinds or damaged food. Edible ounce for edible ounce, frozen food costs are usually less than their fresh counterparts.

4. Food Safety
Frozen foods offer explicit cooking directions, leaving no room for error and under-cooked food. And because the preparation (dicing, chopping, etc.) has already been done, all you have to do is heat and serve-less chance for contamination in the preparation process.

5. Freshness
Freezing foods seals in freshness. Foods designed for the freezer are selected at their peak of nutrition and flavor, quickly processed and frozen within hours, before there has been any deterioration in quality.

6. Labeling
Frozen food packages tell you what you're eating. Packages have ingredient and nutrition labeling. If you're health conscious, counting calories or on doctor's orders, frozen foods can help.

7. Longer Storage

Frozen foods have a longer storage time than fresh, offering maximum flexibility. Frozen broccoli, for example, stays fresh in the freezer for up to eight months, whereas fresh broccoli usually must be consumed within a week.

8. No Waste

With frozen foods you have food that is 100 percent edible. You don't pay for waste such as the pits of fruits, the shells, peels and outer leaves of vegetables, bones in fish or the fat on the meat. Studies of 13 vegetables show that as much as 40 percent of a raw vegetable is lost in shelling and peeling before the vegetable is ready for cooking-and that's 40 percent of the produce you've paid for.

According to the U.S. Census Department, more than half the households in the country today consist of only one or two people. Many frozen products have been created especially for these households. There are single-serving side dishes, entrees and desserts. There is no waste since there are no leftovers. Individual servings also make it possible for each member of the family to eat his or her favorite dish, without the time and expense of preparing large quantities of each of the foods.

In addition, frozen foods in poly bags (vegetables, fruits, pasta) offer easy portion control. Just pour out the amount needed and return the rest to the freezer for future use.

9. Nutrition
There's no better known means of preserving food than by freezing. Commercial rapid-freezing processes maintain nutritional quality of products without chemical preservatives. And food quick-frozen and properly stored keep their high nutritional value.

10. Quality
Frozen foods are consistent in quality. Only the best ingredients are used. That's because of stringent industry quality control procedures that begin on the farm.

11. Taste
Frozen foods can pass the most discriminating taste tests. An entree which has been correctly formulated, maintained at 0° F and heated according to manufacturer's specifications, should taste identical to an on-premise prepared item. The recipes formulated for use in frozen prepared foods are created by some of the world's finest chefs. Immediately following preparation, freezing ensures consistently uniform product quality in each and every serving.

12. Value

Because frozen foods fit the way people live and eat today, they offer incomparable value in a number of ways: dollar savings, nutrition and quality, time savings and energy saving


What to do if your freezer has no power.

 

  • The freezer compartment should be opened only if absolutely necessary, and then for the shortest possible time.
  • A full freezer will stay at a satisfactory temperature for about two days. However, fewer items mean faster thawing time.
  • Be sure your freezer is plugged in properly. Check to see if a fuse is blown.

Frozen Food Quality

 

 

The quality of commercially frozen foods is higher than foods at home for several reasons. A commercial freezer is capable of freezing foods in a matter of minutes. As a result, the food retains its taste, texture, and color, as well as its nutritional value. Also, commercial freezers are much colder than home freezers. In addition, some produce is grown especially for freezing. These vegetable and fruit varieties are chosen because they best retain their quality during the freezing process.

 

A Frosty History

 

Source: National Frozen &
Refrigerated Foods Association


The easy and convenient home meal solutions provided by frozen food products today make our hectic life-styles seem a bit easier. Convenient, easy-to-prepare, nutritious and delicious frozen foods seem as if they were recently invented-specially-designed for modern life. In fact, frozen foods have been around a lot longer than you think, successfully evolving and adapting to the needs of consumers.

Freezing Foods Has Long History

The modern frozen food industry was born over 70 years ago, in 1930, but freezing foods as a means of preservation is a practice that has long historical roots. The first to harness the power of freezing foods beyond the winter months were the Chinese, who used ice cellars as early as 1000 B.C. The Greeks and Romans stored compressed snow in insulated cellars, and the Egyptians and Indians discovered that rapid evaporation through the porous walls of clay vessels produced ice crystals in the water inside the vessels.


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About Leeker's

Leeker's roots are deeply set in our community and are built on the spirit of hometown Family Pride!  Our locations provide shoppers easy access from local neighborhoods. Friends and family come for wonderful produce, fresh meat cut daily, and a wide variety of national and local grocery brands at the best prices you will find anywhere. Our stores also feature convenient service deli items and hot foods ready for home or office.

We are proud to offer you and your family the finest service, selection and prices right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming you to our store to see for yourself. Come visit, shop and enjoy!
Your satisfaction is our goal!



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