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!

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.