November/December 2021

the Merry and Bright (and Easy) issue

The holiday season is almost here. And that means warm sweaters, cozy fires and new ways to make memories. And it also means an incredible menu filled with homemade delights cooked with the best ingredient: love. During this time of the year, joy has a seat at our table and we couldn’t be happier.

In this issue of Big Y Dig In Magazine, we want to give you the solutions that let you serve something impressive and still give you more time with what’s important: the freedom to make the most of your time with the ones you love. For instance, we’ll show you how to put a delicious holiday meal on the table with just a few ingredients. You’ll find easy and delicious recipes for baked goods you’ll be proud to give and simple recipes for those “in-between holiday” meals. We’ll also shine a light on Hanukkah and its wonderful traditions.

So, grab a cup of joe or hot chocolate, pull up a chair and get comfy-the memories we’re about to make will last a lifetime. Have a wonderful holiday season from our family to yours.

September/October 2021

the HELLO FALL issue

Another back-to-school season is upon us. And with that, we all get back to our routines. Fall is also in season, and we have a few surprises up our sweater sleeves for you.

In this issue of Big Y Dig In Magazine, you’ll find incredible recipes inspired by the flavors of fall. You’ll discover ideas for after-school snacking that your kids will actually eat. And you’ll enjoy international fare honoring tradition and heritage during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Undoubtedly, fall is the time to be together as a big family, around the table or a cozy fire. So, let’s get ready for some New England leaf-peeping and celebrate another fall season together.

July/August 2021

the Late Summer issue

Summer is in full swing, and we’re here with the resources and recipes to seize the season. Let’s enjoy every single day we have left of this gorgeous time.

Inside our pages, you’ll find a wealth of choices for a quick New England weekend getaway. Learn how to preserve the flavors of summer. Get back-to-school ready with our make-ahead lunches for in-person or at-home learning. We’ll share our delicious rib recipes, including the best sauces and rubs to end summer with a bang. Discover why we love to partner with Little Leaf Farms, and get to know what they bring to the Big Y table. 

It’s an exciting time of the year, full of sunshine and smiles. Let’s make sure we make the most out of it.

May/June 2021


Another change in seasons is upon us. It’s time to enjoy the sunshine and get back outdoors again! Welcome to the Summer Celebration issue of Dig In Magazine.

Inside, we have ideas to get you grilling and to get the family cooking together. We’re also celebrating Dairy Month. We’re so proud and grateful to have so many treasured and long-standing dairy partners, like Cabot Creamery and Mountain Dairy, who bring their great products to our customers every day. And of course, we would be remiss not to mention all of our frontline employees, but especially our baggers, who, day in and day out, round up your experience in the best way possible. We’re excited for you to read more about one of them today. 

Keep your sunglasses handy and let’s dig into summertime!

March/April 2021

the Spring Refresh issue

This time of year has always been a time for hope, regrowth, renewal and new beginnings. We kick off a whole new season and, while we may still see a few flurries, the promise of warm breezes and shining sun is right around the corner.

It’s with that spirit that we launch the Dig In Spring Refresh issue. Inside, you’ll find inspiration and ideas to brighten our table, tips from our Living Well Eating Smart team to renew your commitment to self-care and more.As we continue along this journey into spring, we remain grateful for everyone in our community.

From our hardworking frontline employees to our local farmers, bakers & makers and, of course, our customers who make it all worthwhile—this spring is looking brighter and brighter every day.Enjoy!

January/February 2021


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!