Win A Thanksgiving Dinner on Us!

We love the holidays and we’re feeling the giving season already with this awesome giveaway in 3 of our 5 locations!

thanksgiving giveaway

1. You must ‘like’ our Facebook page. (the store you shop from!) Click the location below to visit the Facebook page.

– Jackson Heights

– New Hyde Park

– Hicksville

**you can also enter to win by following us on Instagram! Follow us here:

2. You must be a shopper at our store! (Proof of purchase within the location must be verified via receipt if chosen as winner, so make sure to save them all month!) 


And that’s it! We want to show appreciation to our customers, so if you shop at Ferreira Foodtown, be sure to enter to win! Also, check out our other give aways going on:

Win an autographed Jet’s Jersey!


Thanksgiving Dinner give away will consist of (one) thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings valued over $100!


What’s In Season? Butternut Squash!

If you’re not hearing pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin, you’re hearing BUTTERNUT SQUASH! And why not? ‘Tis the season for this nutty-flavor hard squash that can be used in many different ways!

  1. the most famous – butternut squash soup! Check out this recipe for Butternut Squash Soup on – seems to the majority favorite!
  2. Roasting/boiled or steamed – like sweet potatoes and carrots  orange cousins! Butternut squash can be delicious all by itself as a sidedish – sprinkle with some butter and brown sugar and you’ll thank us later!
  3. Bake and add to salads with Kale and apples (that are also in season and for sale in all of our stores!)

– Try this Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Vinegarette Recipe from or

– get creative with this Butternut Squash Lasagna

Don’t forget – It’s healthy too! Butternuts are rich in vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants!

 butternut squash

How the heck do you prepare Butternut Squash?

You have to start by cutting it into sections – which can be tricky, so be careful

Peel the blub and then halve it. Scrape out the seeds. Chop the flesh into bite sized pieces, and now it’s ready to boil or steam or roast!

** You’ll know when the squash is done when it is easily pierced with a fork, and the flesh is soft enough to chew.

What’s in Season? Eggplant!

It’s finally cooling off and everyone is thinking pumpkin, pumpkin pumpkin but we’re thinking – EGGPLANT!

Fresh, local eggplant continues to be an excellent choice from farm here on the eastern side of the continent, like right here in our backyard – New Jersey! If you pick some up now, prices are affordable because produce is abundant!

How do you eat/cook eggplant?

Eggplant is great for roasting, grilling, frying and even steaming!

Try some of these easy and delicious recipes from

what's in season - eggplant

How to Select a Good Eggplant:

You want an eggplant that is more firm than soft, and doesn’t have any brown or sunken areas. It’s also good if the eggplant still has green left in the stem.

You also want to make sure to store the eggplant at room temperature until you use it – not the fridge, and not direct sunlight. The fridge can make the eggplant lose it’s flavor – believe it or not!!

Ferreira Foodtown in The Produce News

The buzz about our store changes are making their way around the city – and the news! Check out this article that was in The Produce News last week that gives you a little more detail into our 5-store transition into Foodtown, and why we make the change!


Thanks Produce News, for stating our commitment to quality customer service and products!

“The Ferreira family is converting its five stores to the Foodtown banner, all of which are in New York. They have a reputation for excellent customer service and strong emphasis on perishable products.”


Read the Full Article on The Produce News here:ferreira foodtown of jackson heights

fall for roasted applesauce

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4319957825_d9af374335Fall is in the air!

With chillier nights, blue skies, and sun-filled warmish days comes the intrinsic urge for turning on the oven, and to start roasting again.

The feeling of chilly toes, fingers, noses and adding on a scarf, or even a hoodie makes us long for something warm in our bellies that will both quiet, and compliment the chill.

Here is a perfect recipe for this time of year: roasted applesauce a la Martha Stewart.

Serves 8 Prep Time: 12 minutes Total time: 50 minutes

  • 1/4 C water
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 lbs apples, about 10
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of cloves
  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 425F. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a baking dish.
  2. Roast: Scatter butter pieces over mixture…

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Recipe Roundup for Rosh Hashanah

Fall is always a great time of year because there are lots of holidays to celebrate for everyone! Maybe it’s the cooler air, the leaves falling – but there is something totally loveable about the fall months! September kicks off with Labor day and Rosh Hashanah – so we thought we’d round up some of our favorite recipes for the Jewish New Year!


Our Favorite is:

Food Network’s 22 Healthy Rosh Hashanah Recipes

– they have something for everyone! You can never have enough brisket in your life, and their recipe for Sweet and Sour Brisket, by Ellie Krieger, just makes our mouth water!




Martha Stewart’s Rosh Hashanah Recipes

These recipes literally ‘take the cake’ for desserts! Just check out her Honey Cake with Caramelized Pears and Apple Honey Challah. Yum.


and if it’s your first year hosting Rosh Hashanah,

check out this step-by-step recipe on Brisket for Beginners on






Enter to Win MEGATRON Tickets – see Enrique and Prince Royce!

We’re at it again- giving away some awesome tickets to see the upcoming MEGATRON concert on September 22nd at the Barclays Center!

You can click the image to sign up to win, or simple scan the code as well! 

Megaton Win Tickets

We will also be selling tickets to the concert in each of our 5 stores (see locations below), incase you just can’t risk missing this concert! 

1. Jackson Heights – 7610 37th Ave.
2. Hicksville – 520 S Broadway
3. New Hyde Park – 3367 Hillside Ave.
4. Jamaica – 17309 Jamaica Ave.
5. Jamaica – 8405 Parsons Blvd.

Win a New Grill Just in Time for Labor Day Weekend!

Who wants a brand new grill for #laborday weekend? Make sure to stop by one of our local locations by Friday! Look for the +Mission Tortillas display!


1. Jackson Heights – 7610 37th Ave.
2. Hicksville – 520 S Broadway
3. New Hyde Park – 3367 Hillside Ave.
4. Jamaica – 17309 Jamaica Ave.
5. Jamaica – 8405 Parsons Blvd.

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#giveaway #jacksonheightsqueens #jamaicaqueens #grocerystore

Met Foods Converts to Ferreira Foodtown of Jackson Heights

Just in case you saw the switch-over recently in our New Hyde Park and Jackson Heights stores, yes we have switched from Met Foods to Foodtown. But – still same family owned and same management! To learn more – read our press release here:


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Media Contact: Stephanie Barnhart

August 15, 2013                                        

(412) 680-4222 cell

Met Foods Converts to Ferreira Foodtown of Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights, Queens – As of Friday, August 10th, 2013 the Met Foods on 37th Avenue in the heart of Jackson Heights, Queens has converted into Ferreira Foodtown of Jackson Heights. The store is still operating under the same local owner, The Ferreira Family, and management team.

The change will incorporate a new selection of grocery products and sale items within the store, such as an expanded variety of organic, all-natural, specialty, and health conscious products. This includes gluten free, low sodium, dietetic, and soy based products among others. Ferreira Foodtown will also now feature a bi-weekly sales program for these categories throughout the store, as well as a small article from our own dietician.  All this, in addition to a more robust advertising program with more aggressive lower prices, as well as a club card program.

“The community of Jackson Heights has known our family as Met Foodmarkets for the past 15 years, and we plan to remain here as Ferreira Foodtown to serve the community for many years to come. Jackson Heights is a great family and close-knit community, and we like to provide them with the best, local neighborhood food and service they deserve,” stated owner, Jason Ferreira.

Ferreira Foodtown of Jackson Heights also offers online ordering and home delivery for your groceries at You can also sign up for the club card, giveaways as well as download the Foodtown app for you smart phone on


About Ferreira Foodtown of Jackson Heights

Since 1975, the Ferreira family has serviced our communities bringing fresh, local foods to Jackson Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods along with friendly service from our growing group of supermarkets. They also now deliver to your home via their website

The Jackson Heights store hosts more than 10,000 products in a range of categories including:

– Fresh Fruits and Vegetables from the local produce market and beyond
– Fresh Deli Meats and Cheeses from all over the world, both packaged and sliced
– Prepared Foods
– Quality Meats and Poultry prepared by our butcher
– Fresh Fish and Seafood delivered daily from the local market
– Organic, Gluten Free, All Natural, and other Health Conscious Foods
– Kosher Foods and Products
– International Products from all over the world
– Specialty Foods and Products
– An large selection of Dairy items such as eggs, cheeses, juices and yogurts
– Pet Items, Supplies, Treats, and Food
– Health and Beauty Aids
– Baby Items
– A large variety of domestic, international, microbrews and other Beers
– Great savings every day through our weekly sale program (
– We pride ourselves as being unique for our personal private brand of Ferreira Foods in several food categories such as Fresh Baked Breads and Pastries, baked daily by us for you! As well as freshly made tortillas, chips, healthy ham, and home made spices!