Magnificent May: Blissful Certified Organic Blueberries

Magnificent May: Blissful Certified Organic Blueberries

After a cool, rainy start to spring here in California’s Central Valley the season is now truly underway. We’re seeing warmer longer days that are drenched in beautiful sunlight, fruits ripening in the orchards around us and showy, bountiful berries being harvested all around us. In our area, our grower-partners are harvesting sweet, versatile, incredibly nutritious Certified Organic Blueberries and whisking them off to us so we can dry them while they’re in their prime. Why? It’s what we do. We do it because we want to be sure you can reap the tasty benefits of having these inky-blue gems available any time of the year. If you take this as a sign that we care about you, then yes, we surely do!

We believe caring includes being the place where you can go for real, honest, nutritious food. Food that you’d feed your friends and family. Food that you’d eat knowing that you’re doing good for your body and good for the earth. The earth - how’s that? These berries are growing using regenerative practices. This includes ensuring they are grown using only organic methods to fend off pests, like using what are called “cover crops” to create a habitat for beneficial insects and other critters that naturally keep harmful insects at bay. It also includes mulching plant clippings right back into the earth. This greatly reduces the amount of greenhouse gases, or carbon emissions, that have become a part of our regular discussion around the dining room table. By mulching those clippings back into the earth, we are putting the nutrients back into the earth, where they can actually feed and repair the soil. Hooray, we say! We hope and trust you feel the same way!

Back to those Blueberries, though! When you toss a handful of these treats into your mouth, it’s hard to believe that they contain absolutely no sweeteners or additives. This also means that no fruit juice is added – that’s a sneaky way to lace pure fruit with more sugar and we think that if you were given the choice between pure, real, honest Blueberries and those that are pumped full of additives, you’d probably want to go with the real thing.

Time to lighten up! So, what about the fun side of Blueberries?! Glad you asked. Yes, they make a super-nutritious snack just as they are. They’re sweet and plump but don’t stick to your fingers. Think about adding them to your morning oatmeal, tossing some into your salads, using them in cookies or lemon bread or placing a small handful into your iced tea or wine for a taste of spring any time of the year. We say yesss! And we don’t need to state the obvious by telling you that Blueberries are considered to be super fruits. And we’d like to elevate them by bringing the real, organic, clean deal to you!

To make it more budget-friendly to enjoy our Certified Organic Dried Blueberries (Unsweetened), we’re offering them for a whopping 40 percent off from now through the end of May. That means that they’re just $19.99 per pound (already a great value at their original $33.58 per pound). Still in the mood for real food that’s good for you, your family and friends? Great, ‘cause from now through the end of May we’re offering a nice 10 percent off our Certified Organic Dried Cherries, Certified Organic Red Walnuts, Certified Organic Dried Red Flame Seedless Raisins, Certified Organic Dried Sweet Apples, Certified Organic Medjool Dates and Certified Organic Dried Cranberries. These would be quite a healthy addition to your next brunch buffet or charcuterie tray!

So celebrate spring, love the earth and celebrate real, clean, honest food in your lives, friends!

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