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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Sacramento

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Sacramento, CA. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Sacramento's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Sacramento. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Sacramento, CA. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Sacramento,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Sacramento, CA, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Sacramento, CA.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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COVID cases have spiked in Sacramento region. Should you be concerned?

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — Health officials in the Sacramento region are reporting a recent spike in coronavirus cases, but say that upward trend is not correlating with more hospitalizations and deaths, which they're calling a positive sign.Both Sacramento and Yolo counties, along with much of California, are seeing the most significant spike in COVID cases since the prior record-setting case amounts this past January after the holiday rus...

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — Health officials in the Sacramento region are reporting a recent spike in coronavirus cases, but say that upward trend is not correlating with more hospitalizations and deaths, which they're calling a positive sign.

Both Sacramento and Yolo counties, along with much of California, are seeing the most significant spike in COVID cases since the prior record-setting case amounts this past January after the holiday rush.

Sacramento County Public Health is reporting a 7-day average of 12 cases per 100,000 residents, according to the county’s COVID dashboard’s latest data. Yolo County is reporting a 7-day average of 16 cases per 100,000 residents, according to the county’s COVID dashboard.

“We are seeing an uptick in cases in general, consistent with the rest of the state,” said Samantha Mott, a Sacramento County spokesperson. “Possibly due to circulation of sub-variants of omicron/delta.”

However, she says hospitalizations and deaths are not increasing at the same rates, which is a sign that vaccinations efforts are working to prevent severe disease and deaths.

“For those that haven't been vaccinated, we urge you to take advantage of one of our many free clinics throughout the county each week,” Mott said. “It is important for people to remain up-to-date on their COVID vaccinations.”

Yolo County health officials say they’re experiencing similar trends and monitoring them closely.

"We are now in high community transmission, with case rates continuing to increase and wastewater signals also increasing,” said Dr. Amy Sisson, the Yolo County Health Officer. “I strongly recommend masking indoors and staying up to date with vaccination. Get tested if you have any symptoms or have been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19."

Yolo County has plans to increase their COVID response efforts with the addition of a "test-to-treat" clinic, said John Fout, a Yolo County Spokesperson.

“You can come in, get a rapid test or come in and bring proof of positivity,” Fout said. “And if you have positive and you have symptoms, then they will actually do a telehealth appointment on site with a doctor or with a nurse and get a sense of where you’re at. And you may immediately get a pill to help you fight off severe consequences.”

Officials are watching the case rates closely and say we should remain in good shape as long as hospitalizations remain low.

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These 6 Northern California farms let you pick your own strawberries, cherries and more

Northern California’s valley of cherries, strawberries and blueberries are ripe for picking.You can get the full summer orchard experience and pick your own fruits at these farms near the Sacramento area.Opening day to pick cherries at the American River Cherry Company is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. According to the company website, due to the weather, the orchard’s cherry crop is smaller this time around....

Northern California’s valley of cherries, strawberries and blueberries are ripe for picking.

You can get the full summer orchard experience and pick your own fruits at these farms near the Sacramento area.

Opening day to pick cherries at the American River Cherry Company is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. According to the company website, due to the weather, the orchard’s cherry crop is smaller this time around.

At this farm you’ll find a variety of bing, rainer, regina, early burlat and burgundy pearl cherries, as well as berries — boysenberries, raspberries, blueberries.

U-pick cherries are $3.75 per pound. People over 12 years old must also pay a $5 cover charge.

More fruit, such as figs and kiwis, will be available later in August to November. Call ahead to see what’s available.

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, closed Saturday

Place: 2240 Dias Dr., Placerville

Contact: (530) 748-9957

Strawberries at Pacific Star Gardens are ripe and ready to be picked. Since April, the garden has been welcoming people to pick strawberries. All you need to do is grab a bucket, follow signs around the orchard, pick your berries, weigh them and pay.

The strawberries are $5 per pound, according to the company’s Facebook page. Blackberries will also be available for U-pick in the summer.

Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday

Place: 20872 County Road 99, Woodland

Contact: (530) 666-7308

Cherry picking season for Harris Orchards opened last Saturday. You can have your choice of rainers, bing and brooks cherries at the farm. You can also call ahead to see what other produce is ripe for picking.

Time: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. everyday

Place: 18600 N Ripon Road, Ripon

Contact: (209) 599-3991

At Granny May’s Strawberry Farm, prices for U-pick strawberries are per admission. People 17 and older are $15 and children 4 to 16 years old are $9. Kids 3 and younger are free but they won’t get a bucket to pick strawberries.

In July, the farm also offers thornless blackberry for picking.

You’ll need to reserve a spot online before heading to the fields.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday

Place: 7246 Auburn Folsom Rd, Granite Bay

Contact: (916) 300-9291

A variety of berries are ready for picking at Daisy Creek Farms. Currently, strawberries and blueberries are available.

Later in May, you can find raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, marionberries and loganberries. And in the summer and fall, the farm offers other fruits for U-pick, including peaches, nectarines, zucchini, grapes and apples.

If you want to eat the berries while picking, it’s $7 per person and $5 for children under 10. If you are picking to purchase only, strawberries are $5 a pound and blueberries are $7 a pound.

After gathering your berries, you can also pet and feed chickens, play farm games and take some gardening classes.

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Appointments only on weekdays.

Place: 13440 Alabama Rd., Galt

Contact: (209) 730-0670

The cherries at John Podesta Farms are slowly ripening. You can sign up for text updates about when you can come pick them. You can also call the farm to get the latest information via the voicemail.

According to the website, there will be a limited supply of cherries due to the weather and they can’t guarantee availability of the fruit.

The U-pick cherries are $2 per pound and you should bring your own buckets.

Time: Call the farm for more information.

Place: 9206 Hildreth Lane, Stockton

Contact: (209) 662-5578

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This story was originally published May 21, 2022 5:00 AM.

Highest paying California state jobs in Sacramento County: See latest openings list

The state of California is hiring in the Department of Transportation, California Correctional Health Care Services, Water Resources, Social Services and more.State jobs are known for offering great benefits and enrollment in the nation’s largest state public pension plan.Many of the following jobs have specific requirements, which are linked.Sift through some of the highest paying Sacramento County-based jobs available on the CalCareers w...

The state of California is hiring in the Department of Transportation, California Correctional Health Care Services, Water Resources, Social Services and more.

State jobs are known for offering great benefits and enrollment in the nation’s largest state public pension plan.

Many of the following jobs have specific requirements, which are linked.

Sift through some of the highest paying Sacramento County-based jobs available on the CalCareers website, posted in the last seven days, as of May 23:

Department: Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office

Salary: $11,646 to $14,478 per month

The senior toxicologist supervises a team that develops recommendations for contaminants in drinking water.

This job post will remain open until filled.

Attorney | Permanent full-time

Department: Franchise Tax Board

Salary: $11,641 to $14,857 per month

The attorney (V-Tax Counsel V) independently handles the most complex, difficult and sensitive issues and cases taken by the bureau.

The job post closes June 9.

Department: California Correctional Health Care Services - California State Prison (Sacramento)

Salary: $11,381 to $12,184 per month

The senior psychologist provides evaluations, diagnoses and treatment for inmates.

This job posting closes June 3.

Department: Water Resources

Salary: 11,326 to $14,177 per month

The supervising engineer oversees the planning, design, construction, pumping plants, tunnels, embankments and the other water conveyance structures within the Department of Water Resources’ Delta Conveyance Office

This job post closes June 13.

Department: Social Services

Salary: $10,935 to $16,184 per month

With the help of a staff, the medical consultant adjudicates applications for disability benefits. The medical consultant reviews case histories, medical reports and evaluates possible effects of medical or surgical treatment.

This job post will remain open until filled.

Department: California Correctional Heath Care Services

Salary: $10,361 to $12,970 per month

The supervising registered nurse plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates staff in a service line delivery area.

This job post closes June 1.

Department: Water Resources

Salary: $10,311 to $12,905 per month

With the help of the National Weather Service, the senior engineer (manager river forecasting unit) supervises and directs staff in the production of river forecasts and flood warnings during periods of high flows.

This job post closes June 3.

This story was originally published May 23, 2022 10:40 AM.

NorCal counties have millions of dollars in unclaimed money. See if any belongs to you

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —There are millions of dollars in California waiting to be claimed, and some of that cash could be owed to you.If you've ever lost or not received a paycheck, have been overpaying your utilities, or have unclaimed pension money owed to you, you might find yourself on the list of people owed money.The money is known as "unclaimed" or "uncashed warrants." It comes from things such as government payments to vendors, payroll checks and utility bill refunds, to nam...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

There are millions of dollars in California waiting to be claimed, and some of that cash could be owed to you.

If you've ever lost or not received a paycheck, have been overpaying your utilities, or have unclaimed pension money owed to you, you might find yourself on the list of people owed money.

The money is known as "unclaimed" or "uncashed warrants." It comes from things such as government payments to vendors, payroll checks and utility bill refunds, to name a few examples.

Businesses and people have a certain amount of time to cash those checks, but if they don't, because the checks were sent to the wrong address, got lost in the mail or some other reason, the information is posted publicly, with the names of people who have money to claim, alongside how much they're owed.

In Sacramento County, alone, there's about $2.1 million sitting in an account waiting for nearly 6,000 people to claim it, according to Ken Casparis, the senior public information officer with the county.

Casparis said the smallest amount up for grabs is 9 cents, and the largest amount is over $17,500.

"The money belongs to somebody so yea, just go out and claim it," Casparis said.

If you think the money is yours, go to Sacramento County's website, search the database and see if your name is on the list, then fill out an affidavit online.

"For certain situations, they might need to get a notary to sign, or authorize the affidavit. That's for anything over $100. All of it is done online," Casparis said.

In Sacramento County, once the money is marked "unclaimed," you have two years from that date to claim it. Casparis said after the two-year period, the money reverts back to the county.

The unclaimed money isn't only in Sacramento County.

People can have uncashed checks with the state and other counties across California.

KCRA 3 Investigates set out to find potential claimants so they can cash in before their deadline.

Our search led us to Steven Martinson in Placer County who potentially has $130 under his name. He said over the phone that he didn't even think to look to see if he had any unclaimed money.

"Certainly we can use the money so I'll get in touch," Martinson said.

We also found Julie Meehleis in San Joaquin County. The county database indicates her son has $348.00 waiting for him to claim.

"Right now especially, people can use the extra money, for sure," Meehleis said.

El Dorado County residents can click here to check for unclaimed money.

Yolo County residents can click here to check for unclaimed money.

Solano County residents can click here to check for unclaimed money.

The counties are different than state unclaimed money. The state controller handles everything from checks to stocks.

To see if you have unclaimed money with the state, click here.

Lake Tahoe to the Delta: Sacramento region plans 1,070-mile trail network

As the Sacramento area’s freeways become more congested and suburban sprawl covers formerly open space, regional planners are focusing on alternate ways of moving people around.After three years of planning and community surveys, the region’s chief planning agency will announce in a series of public events today the framework of an extensive trail network that will serve nearly every corner of the six-county region.The Sacramento Region Parks and Trails plan would run from the shores of Lake Tahoe to the Delta. It w...

As the Sacramento area’s freeways become more congested and suburban sprawl covers formerly open space, regional planners are focusing on alternate ways of moving people around.

After three years of planning and community surveys, the region’s chief planning agency will announce in a series of public events today the framework of an extensive trail network that will serve nearly every corner of the six-county region.

The Sacramento Region Parks and Trails plan would run from the shores of Lake Tahoe to the Delta. It would serve the Sierra foothills of El Dorado County, the rural farmlands of Yolo County and reach as far north as New Bullards Bar Reservoir in Yuba County. And it would transform a puzzle of disconnected trails into a roughly 1,070-mile network.

“We have a vision to connect every single community in the six-county region,” said James Corless, executive director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the chief planning agency for the region. “We want to be a national model.”

A focus of the plan is serving under-resourced and disadvantaged communities. A SACOG analysis showed that low-income residents of the Sacramento region have 30% less access to bike and pedestrian trails than those living in average- or high-income neighborhoods.

“We have such inequitable access to trails in our region,” said Victoria Cacciatore, an active transportation analyst with SACOG. “We are looking to close that gap.”

For instance, improved trails along Morrison Creek, Florin Creek and Elder Creek would benefit communities in south Sacramento. Yuba City’s existing trails are largely along the banks of the Feather River, even though most people live far from the river.

A proposed map of the network shows it would run through Apple Hill and downtown Placerville in El Dorado County, add miles of trails to Elk Grove and eastern Sacramento County, connect an existing trail near the Sutter Buttes with a path in Yuba City and run along Interstate 80 from the Tahoe basin to south Placer County.

“Investing in an interconnected trails network has so many benefits to our communities and our region,” said Sacramento Councilman Rick Jennings, chair of the SACOG board of directors. “Not only is this an alternative transportation option, but it opens up the beauty of our communities and our region’s natural and open spaces for all to enjoy.”

Planners will also prioritize placing trails near roadways with high rates of pedestrian and vehicle crashes, helping to provide cyclists and walkers an alternative to dangerous streets.

SACOG planners will work with the 28 cities and counties in the region to develop the final layout.

“The future of transit, how we serve people, it’s so vital,” Corless said. “Walking and biking and scooting are going to be with us for decades, it’s going to hold its value.”

This story was originally published May 20, 2022 5:00 AM.

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