January/February 2021

the NEW YEAR, NEW IDEAS issue

A new year! 365 days of new recipes, new ideas and new opportunities.
As we look ahead, I’m filled with optimism and hope for everything in front of us. For Big Y Dig In, there’s a lot to discover. For starters, we’ve added the Living Well Eating Smart team to our editorial staff to give you tools to live the life you deserve. Expect plenty of tips and recipes to nourish you and your family in new and exciting ways.

So, let’s kick off 2021 and celebrate the year of YOU!

November/December 2020

the Holiday issue

This year, we learned a lot about ourselves. We rediscovered who we are as a community. We showed commitment to one another. We were willing to do the right thing for our neighbors. We faced uncertainty and made sacrifices for the greater good. The actions of this year are indeed a reflection of who we are.

We are proud to say that our doors remained open, taking every precaution to ensure yours and our employees’ health and safety. Throughout the year, we looked after each other, so it’s only fitting to celebrate. Celebrate the little or big moments or the small gatherings with friends. Celebrate that we are still connected and that we belong to a beloved community of people who give their best to one another.

Let’s cherish being with our loved ones, toast for happiness and togetherness and indulge in festive cookies, cakes and pies. These merry creations are one of the reasons why we love this time of the year. This issue of Dig In will explore the intricacies and flavors of dazzling holiday desserts. You’ll find recipes to help you celebrate the wonderful feelings of the season, while making new memories and traditions with your loved ones.

Here’s to you and to a new year full of happiness.

Special Edition:

85th Anniversary
Bringing Food to Life 2021 Calendar

Along with our extended Big Y family, we’ve been Bringing Food to Life for 85 years. Through all the changing times, traditions and celebrations. There’s so much to be grateful for.

In all the years, we’ve had one simple goal: for our store to have a personal relationship with you, our cherished customer. Now more than ever, we want you to know that our family stands behind your family in celebrating and strengthening our great community - and that’s something we can all get behind. Now, let’s take a look back at the last 85 years - at how things have changed and how they’ve stayed the same. Enjoy!

August/September 2020

the Family Meals Month issue

A positive we can take from the last few months is that we have spent more time together. Our families were already the center of our existence and the reason why we wake up in the morning — but now even more so. The daily interactions with our sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, pets, partners, parents or grandparents, have strengthened the family bond — and that has boundless benefits. The restrictions will ease one day, but the love that has been intensified in these days, for our families, will not.

That’s why we have to do what it takes to fortify that bond. National Family Meals MonthTM is a movement that does that by promoting families’ health and happiness, and we’re all about it. In this issue of Big Y Dig In Magazine, you’ll find incredible recipes that nurture good times with the family, you’ll discover ways to feed your mind, body and soul and you’ll get to know a little bit more about some of our vendors that make us proud every day.

June/July 2020

the Back to the Backyard issue

Even in difficult and uncertain times, one thing that we can count on is family, friends and neighbors coming together to support each other. We will continue to show you, our customers and all the communities we serve, that you can still find the wonderful people, products and services you depend on within our walls. We continue to restock our shelves, and we’re beginning to see the best from our local farmers in our stores.

Luckily for everyone, the weather is turning, and the good vibes are shining like a noonday sun. Let’s fire up the grill and the flavor of the season. We all need it. And remember, even if the gatherings are smaller, the fun can be just as big.

April/May 2020

the 2020 Color issue

Spring is in full effect and, for many of us (yes, myself included), this is the best time of the year. It only takes a little peek into our stores to see them glistening with life. A plethora of colorful varieties of fruits and vegetables illuminate our produce section and Easter candy sprinkles color into our aisles. Plus, we get to honor the most important person in our lives, our Moms. What’s not to love about this time of the year?

This colorful issue of Dig In wants to add a pop of color into your life. It will give you gardening tips to be ready for the season, vibrant ideas for Mother’s Day, fresh dips to spread the love, brilliant Easter feast ideas and much more. Spring is back and with that, we rise to the occasion. Let’s make the most out of it, together.

February/March 2020

the Keeping It Cozy issue

It may be cold outside – but inside, we’re staying warm and cozy with this issue of the Big Y Dig In Magazine.

From comfort breakfast and slow cooker recipes to coffee cocktails and bingeable snacks, you’ll have a plethora of options to help you stay warm and keep the cold at bay. So yes, winter is here, but so are the stories by the fire, the hot cocoa with marshmallows, the afternoon tea, the tomato soups and grilled cheese sandwiches. It doesn’t matter if it’s cold outside. We’re keepin’ it cozy in here. So take that, winter.