Locally sourced smoothies now available at Strack & Van Til stores

Mar 29, 2017 | News

Northwest Indiana moms and Frozen Garden co-founders know convenience is prime ingredient for healthy eating.

VALPARAISO, IN – As a holistic health educator, Chesterton, Indiana resident Allyson Straka was successful at helping her clients understand the importance of eating nutrient-dense meals made from scratch. The problem was helping them find the time.

The solution: ready-to-blend green smoothies from Frozen Garden, founded by Straka and fellow Northwest Indiana moms Cheryl Levrio and Ellyn Vogel in 2015. Packed with vitamin-rich leafy greens believed by many to boost the immune system, improve heart and bone health, and fight inflammation, Frozen Garden green smoothies also support local farmers: All smoothie ingredients that can be grown locally—from spinach and kale to sweet potatoes, peaches, apples, and raspberries—are sourced from family farms in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

Shipped frozen to 21 states, Frozen Garden green smoothies also can be found at Chicagoland retailers and restaurants, including the Frozen Garden store in Valparaiso.

Now, Frozen Garden green smoothies are conveniently as close as the grocery cart.

Beginning February 11, Frozen Garden green smoothies can be found in the frozen food aisle of select Strack & Van Til stores in Northwest Indiana.

Chopped by hand, flash frozen, and sold in individual portions ready to blend (just add water to make a 20-ounce drink), Frozen Garden green smoothies are 100 percent whole food, with no added sugar, and available in 10 flavors, including Detox, Green Protein, Berry Choco-Latte, Lemon Fire, Cran-Orange, plus Jungle Breeze and Rollin’ Oats, which are also sold in Junior (12 ounce) sizes. All flavors and sizes are available at eight Strack & Van Til–owned stores:

  • Strack & Van Til
    • 1600 Pioneer Trail, Chesterton
    • 2168 W. Highway 30, Valparaiso
    • 2800 N. Calumet, Valparaiso
    • 1515 US Highway 41, Schererville
    • 12 Ridge Rd, Munster
    • 9825 Wicker Ave, St. John
    • 10851 Broadway, Crown Point
  • Town & Country
    • 1605 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso

“We’re excited to make healthy eating more convenient for our friends and neighbors in Northwest Indiana and beyond,” said Frozen Garden founder Straka. “We’re grateful to Strack & Van Til for the opportunity to make our product more accessible to people interested in delicious food that promotes good health and supports family farms.”

For more information, visit thefrozengarden.com.