Strawberry Products – Strawberry Fields Storytellers http://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:13:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png Strawberry Products – Strawberry Fields Storytellers http://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/ 32 32 Demand for value-added supplements increases in Vietnam – PharmaLinea https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/demand-for-value-added-supplements-increases-in-vietnam-pharmalinea/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 01:21:10 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/demand-for-value-added-supplements-increases-in-vietnam-pharmalinea/ That’s according to private label company PharmaLinea, who spoke to us at the recent Vitafoods Asia event. Vietnam is also the Slovenia-based company’s largest market in the Southeast Asian region at present. He introduced supplement concepts for bone health, his most popular category among companies in Vietnam, prebiotics and iron categories. “Vietnam has a huge […]]]>

That’s according to private label company PharmaLinea, who spoke to us at the recent Vitafoods Asia event.

Vietnam is also the Slovenia-based company’s largest market in the Southeast Asian region at present.

He introduced supplement concepts for bone health, his most popular category among companies in Vietnam, prebiotics and iron categories.

“Vietnam has a huge market size; we are discussing several new products that will be launched in Vietnam. More importantly, the market is growing.

“Secondly, we are seeing more and more companies asking us for value-added products. In the past, products were more commodity-based. To be able to sell more, companies had to be more competitive with their prices.

“A lot of brands are now trying to overcome this by introducing value-added products with high product differentiation where the price sensitivity is also much lower,”​ Jernej Klopcic, Business Development Manager at PharmaLinea told us.

He gave the example of iron, where companies are now more willing to develop higher-priced products that are clinically supported and devoid of the metallic taste that typically accompanies iron supplements.

“Iron could be a cheap commodity. For example, some of the iron salts you see on the market are cheap but there is no proven effectiveness.

“When we offer a product quite different from what we usually find on the market, where we convince the brands that our products have proven efficacy, a clinical study showing that the product is very absorbent, very observant, has good taste, companies are listening and willing to move in this direction, even though the end product may be more expensive in the mainstream market.

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What are the best restaurants and food in Sacramento CA? https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/what-are-the-best-restaurants-and-food-in-sacramento-ca/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:16:23 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/what-are-the-best-restaurants-and-food-in-sacramento-ca/ For me, Sacramento is a good city to visit and a good city to live in. That’s also how I feel about the food scene. Most weekend travelers won’t seek out the magnificent okra at At Tori’s in Del Paso Heights or a deliciously messy sandwich from Bodega Kitchen & Cocktails in Greenhaven. It’s those […]]]>

For me, Sacramento is a good city to visit and a good city to live in. That’s also how I feel about the food scene.

Most weekend travelers won’t seek out the magnificent okra at At Tori’s in Del Paso Heights or a deliciously messy sandwich from Bodega Kitchen & Cocktails in Greenhaven. It’s those who have put down roots here, even if they don’t stretch that far, who can seek out and enjoy the best of the best.


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Whether you’re a longtime resident, a newcomer, or just passing through but want to eat like a local, let the 50 best restaurants in the Sacramento area guide you. All were reviewed by me, Sacramento Bee food and beverage reporter Benjy Egel, from December 2021 through October 2022 — along with dozens of others who didn’t quite pass. For more information on the review process, click here.

Browse, score and bite into the best of Sacramento’s food scene. And tell me what I missed name additional restaurants here – we’ll update this story in about a week to include the five most popular reader submissions. Enjoy!

This story was originally published November 18, 2022 5:00 a.m.

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Benjy Egel covers local restaurants and bars for The Sacramento Bee as well as breaking general news and investigative projects. A native of Sacramento, he previously covered affairs for the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas.

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During the height of the pandemic, many restaurants got creative with how they served the customer, mostly by offering takeout or offering their menu on GrubHub and UberEats.

Another trending concept during the pandemic was restaurants offering their dining experiences inside a plastic igloo, and now that has turned into a popular dining activity during the cold Midwestern months.

According to their website, Kennedy Rooftop is above the Hyatt Place hotel in Chicago’s Wicker Park and offers “a chic urban rooftop to celebrate the people and the city” and features premium cocktails and gourmet food and desserts. .

Seating up to six people, there are four different dining options listed on the Kenndy Rooftop reservation website for the igloo experience and the most expensive is the Bottle Service Igloo experience for $349 for 1 hour and 45 minutes and includes Champagne, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, and more.

For wine lovers, the Winter Wineland Experience offers three bottles of wine, side dishes to share and a dessert. The Skyline package includes a set of 52-ounce fish-based cocktails plus food and dessert to share.

Panoramic views of the Chicago skyline can be enjoyed from inside the heated igloos, butreservations are required for this dining experience at the Kennedy Rooftop above Wicker Park at Hyatt Place, with a $75 deposit required to reserve an igloo.

In Rockford, the Alchemy at Aldeen also offered igloo dining last year and shared a video showing the magic lights and igloos during the first snowfall of last season.

We’ve contacted Alchemy in Aldeen to see if they’ll be hosting an igloo meal again this year, but haven’t heard back yet. We will keep you posted.

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CEW Announces Winners of 2022 Beauty Creator Awards https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/cew-announces-winners-of-2022-beauty-creator-awards/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 21:48:38 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/cew-announces-winners-of-2022-beauty-creator-awards/ Returning in person for the first time since 2019, the AI ​​2022 Beauty The Creators Awards honored innovators and changemakers from all corners of the industry. Hosted by Cheddar News anchor and host Hena Doba at New York’s Ziegfeld Ballroom, the 29th annual ceremony unveiled winners in 33 categories, including men’s skincare, CBD beautysustainability and […]]]>

Returning in person for the first time since 2019, the AI ​​2022 Beauty The Creators Awards honored innovators and changemakers from all corners of the industry.

Hosted by Cheddar News anchor and host Hena Doba at New York’s Ziegfeld Ballroom, the 29th annual ceremony unveiled winners in 33 categories, including men’s skincare, CBD beautysustainability and a first influencer Category.

No more WWD

Another first for the organization this year HAVE asked consumers to give their opinion on the Launch of the Year, Retailer of the Year and Influencer of the Year awards.

“Today’s beauty consumer has evolved, with an endless thirst for the backstory behind the products they buy,” said CEW President Carlotta Jacobson. “This year’s winners reflect how consumers make purchasing decisions and what matters to them.”

Below are the winners of the CEW 2022 Beauty Creators Award:

Anti-aging: Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Fresh Day Serum
Bath and body: Olay Collagen Firming Body Lotion
CBD Beauty: Saint Jane Beauty Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair
Cleanser and Scrub: Beekman 1802 Milk Wash

eye product: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Longwear Cream Eye Shadow
Eye treatment: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 2.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid + Caffeine Eye Serum
Mask: Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Hydrating Overnight Mask with 10.5% Squalane
face product: NARS Cosmetics Reflective Foundation

hair coloring: Color Wow Root Cover Up
Shampoo/Conditioner: Briogeo Hair Care Don’t Despair Repair Rice Water Protein + Moisture Strengthening Treatment and OUAI Haircare Detox Shampoo
Hairdressing/Hair care: Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum
Hair Tools: Dyson Flyaway accessory

Iconic Beauty Award: La Mer The Soft Moisturizing Cream
Independent brand: Summer Fridays
Independent Skincare: Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum

Lip product: MAC Cosmetics Glow Play Lip Balm
Lip treatment: Biological Research Liftkiss
makeup tool: Elf Cosmetics Putty Primer Brush and Applicator

Male grooming: SheaMoisture Men Smoothing Shave Butter
Perfume for men: Burberry Hero and Hermes H24 eau de toilette

Moisturizing cream (face): SK-II Skinpower Airy Milky Lotion
nail product: Essie Hard to Resist Nail Hardener
Personal care: Dove Ultimate Antiperspirant
sexual well-being: The Honey Pot Company Soothing Vulva Cleanser

Solar product: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Serum SPF 60+ and Super goof! (Re)setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40
Wellness products, aromatherapy and beauty wellness supplements: Dr Teal’s Sleep Spray with Melatonin and Essential Oils

Feminine perfume: Billie EilishEilish
Excellence in sustainability: Beauty from the top of the circle
Supplier Pricing/Ingredients and Formulation: Symrise SymHair Thermo

Launch of the year: Olay Regenerist Hydrating Vitamin C + Peptide 24 Moisturizer
Retailer of the Year: Amazon
Influencer of the Year: Mariale Marrero

Click here to read the full article.

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Today’s medicine cabinet includes cannabis chews https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/todays-medicine-cabinet-includes-cannabis-chews/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:14:00 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/todays-medicine-cabinet-includes-cannabis-chews/ Betty’s Swirls Betty’s Swirls First State Compassion has announced that it is now offering a custom formulation of its popular Betty’s Eddies line of fruit chews. We have over 10,000 patients, each on a unique and personal journey of relief from the pain or discomfort of their conditions. Edibles are an important part of their […]]]>

Betty’s Swirls

Betty’s Swirls

First State Compassion has announced that it is now offering a custom formulation of its popular Betty’s Eddies line of fruit chews.

We have over 10,000 patients, each on a unique and personal journey of relief from the pain or discomfort of their conditions. Edibles are an important part of their wellness program.

— Haley Schell, Regional Director of Retail and Marketing

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, USA, November 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — First State Compassion (FSC) has announced that it now offers a custom formulation of its popular Betty’s Swirls fruit chew line. The new products use full-spectrum cannabis, supporting cannabinoids and natural herbs, vitamins and supplements to help produce specific effects including sleep, relaxation, pain relief and more pleasurable sex.

“It’s a natural evolution of our Betty’s Eddies range of productssaid Haley Schell, Regional Director of Retail and Marketing at FSC. “We have over 10,000 patients, each on a unique and personal journey of relief from the pain or discomfort of their conditions. Edibles are an important part of their wellness program, and we’re excited to give them more options on what might work best for them. »

While the current line of Betty’s Eddies products includes new products, others that have been improved, and some long-time favorites that have remained unchanged, all feature a fresh new look. As always, every Betty’s Eddies Fruit Chew is vegan and gluten-free and handcrafted with real chunks of organic fruits and vegetables to deliver a delicious, sweet experience.

The FSC range includes the following flavours:

• Bedtime Betty’s – for sleep: There are now two Bedtime Betty’s chews that can help consumers get a deep, restful night’s sleep. The new recipe infuses a dream blend of THC, CBN and CBD into a raspberry chewable cream. It joins Bedtime Betty’s original and best-selling recipe, which infuses full-spectrum cannabis and melatonin into a lemon agave chew.

• Ache Away Eddies – for pain relief: This chewy cherry is infused with a soothing blend of THC, CBD and CBC, plus a natural blend of turmeric, piperine and vitamin E. working together, the ingredients can help relieve inflammation and aid recovery.

• Take It Easy Eddies – for stress relief: Infused with a natural blend of THC, CBDV and CBG, as well as passionflower, chamomile and L-theanine, this chewy orange pineapple can help consumers achieve a relaxed and stress-free state of mind.

• Smashin’ Passion – for fun: Infused with full spectrum cannabis and a blend of natural aphrodisiacs including horny goat weed, muira puama, damiana and maca root, this fruit chewing passion can help increase libido for a more passionate time in life. bedroom.

• Go Betty Go – for energy: this chewy watermelon is infused with L-theanine, natural caffeine from coffee, and a blend of THC and THCV to kick the step up and boost energy .

• Elderbetty – for immunity: CBD and THC are now added to a recipe that includes a blend of elderberry, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D3. Together, the ingredients in this elderberry chew can help boost immunity.

• Betty Good Times – anytime. Available in two original flavors, Strawberry and Peach Mango, these “Anytime Eddie” chews are uniquely infused with full-spectrum cannabis to deliver a good time on any occasion.

The Betty’s Eddies line of fruit chews is now available at FSC stores in Wilmington and Lewes, Delaware.

First State Compassion is a pioneer in the medical cannabis industry and a founding member of the Delaware Marijuana Task Force. It operates Delaware’s first licensed medical cannabis distribution center and the state’s first and largest cannabis cultivation facility. Our Wilmington and Lewes locations improve the quality of life for Delawarens by providing medical cannabis products that help manage pain and relieve suffering.

Haley Schell
First state of compassion
+1 302-381-4498
hschell@fscde.com
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Diving into Hybrid Skincare: The Fermented Ingredient Edition https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/diving-into-hybrid-skincare-the-fermented-ingredient-edition/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 16:37:23 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/diving-into-hybrid-skincare-the-fermented-ingredient-edition/ Skincare is genderless and ageless. To maintain beautiful and healthy skin, we devote time and products to a combination of efforts. To establish a skin care routine, we intend to understand the skin type and the skin need. Following the trend, we should focus more on what is best for us. image source: Byrdie skin […]]]>

Skincare is genderless and ageless. To maintain beautiful and healthy skin, we devote time and products to a combination of efforts. To establish a skin care routine, we intend to understand the skin type and the skin need. Following the trend, we should focus more on what is best for us.

image source: Byrdie

skin and skin type

For a very long time, neither consumers nor producers understood the concept of different skin types. The market was full of common products for every skin type.

But with more research and countless levels of trials, the previous errors have been corrected. And now the new products floating in the market matter to them.

The research was primarily based on skin types and not just general need. Lately, it has become more important to know your skin type and take care of it accordingly.

Image source: Women With Mind

We know there are four types of skin types-

  • Normal
  • Oily
  • Dry
  • Combination

And despite having similar issues, each skin type has a different formulation and a different technique that works for them.

New era new techniques

As we stay busy in our busy lives, our health shows signs of everything that is going on inside of us. When we are happy, relaxed and less stressed than usual, our physical health, both body and skin, radiates from within.

Image source: Quora

According to new reports, skin shows signs of aging long before real aging begins. The reason is the times we live in. The proof that we sit behind a screen and get lost can be found in our dark circles, puffy eyes and premature forehead lines.

Image source: Shutterstock

To combat these issues, many techniques have found their way into our skin care regimen. Some of them are the basic facial massage performed either by fingers or by equipment like gua sha.

According to claims made by many manufacturers and positively affirmed by consumers, another technique for dealing with recent skin problems is the implementation of fermented ingredients into a skin care routine.

The Fermented Skincare Ingredient Trend

We live in a time when trends express many consumer concerns, regardless of age and gender. For the skincare industry to thrive, it needs these trends to market its products.

The recent trend includes exfoliating ingredients that were on many consumers’ shelves, but they weren’t directly aware of its benefits.

Image source: The Klog

Some of the more commonly used exfoliating or active ingredients include:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Lactic acid

The science behind fermented skin care ingredients is still being studied and with very little research it is claimed that the potency of the active or exfoliating ingredients would increase with proper fermentation.

The increased potency accelerates absorption deeper into the skin and produces faster results. But it also comes with side effects like acne, rosacea, hypertrophy, etc.

Image source: POPSUGAR

The most fermented ingredient is ammonium lactate which turns into lactic acid. The study to date on the science of this active ingredient allows lactic acid to penetrate deeper into the skin and produce better results than ammonium lactate. Research claims that 5% lactic acid is equal and sometimes better than 12% ammonium lactate. Further study is needed to further verify the claim.

Active and Fermented Ingredients Market Strategies

According to dermatologists and cosmetologists, the bar is quite low given the percentages of active ingredients. It is high when the ingredient is fermented and made more potent than its previous form.

When commercial brands market their active ingredients, the product contains a very small percentage. Their strategy remains to counter the sales of other brands and the consideration for their customers.

Image source: Onmaronama; strawberry legs

Right now, the market is full of body care products full of active and fermented ingredients. The reason for the huge increase in this body care line is due to conditions such as bacne, strawberry legs and ingrown hairs.

These skin problems can be met by active and fermented ingredients. The only difference that has been recorded between face and body care ingredients is the potency level of the product. While the skin on our body absorbs higher percentages of all active ingredients, the face sometimes reacts to it.

Image source: Everyday Health; Bacne

Thus, the marketing strategies for body and face care products remain the same while the percentages of ingredients change.

Hybrid skincare

The skin care industry market, as we know, is changing every day. Previously, people focused on makeup products to conceal their skin problems.

But now, with the merging of the cosmetics and skin care industry, there are products that not only treat skin problems but also work like makeup.

Image Source: Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog

For example, the BB and CC creams found for makeup bases or foundations are full of ingredients intended to provide radiance and SPF for sun protection. Some sunscreens are tinted and can be used as foundation.

More and more brands are offering this hybrid technique to have a wider range of customers.

Last word for healthy skin

Being busy prevents us from approaching a dermatologist and leads us to rely on the internet full of bloggers and skincare influencers, but we should still find time to consult.

The word from the dermatologist is that excessive and incorrect incorporation of active and fermented ingredients can easily accelerate the problem instead of solving it. Moreover, social media and the market are full of anti-aging steroids that should not be accessed without a proper consultation with a dermatologist.

Image source: Femina.in

Everyone wants to have healthy skin. Living in a time where everything turns into a rush, patience and consistency are key to achieving the desired skin.

Additionally, we should learn to integrate skincare and focus on creating an affordable regimen for our mental health instead of winning the competition.

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Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Asda and Iceland ‘do not eat’ and product recalls https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/aldi-lidl-tesco-asda-and-iceland-do-not-eat-and-product-recalls/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 08:25:15 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/aldi-lidl-tesco-asda-and-iceland-do-not-eat-and-product-recalls/ Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi are among UK supermarkets with ‘do not eat’ warnings in place on some of their products. Food recalls have been issued at major supermarkets for a variety of reasons, including under-declared ingredients and an outbreak of disease-causing bacteria. We’ve rounded up current product recalls you should be aware of. If […]]]>

Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi are among UK supermarkets with ‘do not eat’ warnings in place on some of their products.

Food recalls have been issued at major supermarkets for a variety of reasons, including under-declared ingredients and an outbreak of disease-causing bacteria.

We’ve rounded up current product recalls you should be aware of.

If you have purchased any of the items mentioned below, you should be aware of these possible health risks.



Aldi recall

Aldi has issued a recall on one of its products due to a packaging error resulting in a health risk.

The supermarket is recalling its Bramwells tartar sauce because it contains sulphites not mentioned on the label.

Bramwells Tartar Sauce labels were incorrectly applied to Bramwells Horseradish Sauce.

The error means that the product poses a health risk to anyone sensitive to sulfur dioxide or sulphites.

Bramwells tartar sauce

  • Pack size: 175g
  • Batch code: 2118
  • Best before: April 2023

Tesco recall

Tesco has issued a recall of some of its products as they may contain small pieces of metal.

The supermarket giant is recalling its Tesco Active Strawberry Flavored Whey Protein and Tesco Active Fudge Chocolate Flavored Whey Protein due to metal hazard.

The recall affects strawberry flavored 500g packs with best before dates of May 31, 2024 and August 31, 2024.

Chocolate fudge flavored whey protein with an expiration date of May 31, 2024 has also been recalled.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a ‘do not eat’ warning.

Asda reminder

Asda is taking the precautionary step of recalling Asda White Lasagne Sauce due to a possible risk of microbiological contamination due to a production defect.

The issue only affects products sold in Asda stores in North West England, North Midlands and North Wales.

Product details:

Asda White Lasagna Sauce

Pack size: 480g

Best before: February 03, 2024

Lidl reminder

Lidl has issued a recall for one of its products due to the fact that it contains undeclared ingredients which could cause an allergic reaction.

His Birchwood 2 Breaded Katsu kyiv may contain milk which is not mentioned on the label.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on its website that the reason was that the product had been improperly packaged with Garlic Herb Chicken kyiv which contains milk.

This would therefore be a problem for those who have an intolerance or allergy to milk.

Affected Katsu kyiv breaded products have a use-by date of October 24, 2022.

Recall from Iceland

Iceland has issued a do not eat warning for one of its products because it may contain raw chicken.

The store is recalling its ready-to-use cooked diced chicken breast from Iceland because some packages may contain uncooked chicken, making it unsafe to eat.

The recall affects 800g packs with an expiry date of June 17, 2023. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned anyone who bought the chicken not to eat it and return it for a full refund.

An FSA spokesperson said: “Iceland is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be posted at all retail stores that carry this product.

“These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have purchased the product.

“If you have purchased the product above, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

“For more details, please contact Icelandic customer service on 0800 328 0800 and select option 2.”

Ardo Reminder

The FSA and Ardo NV recall the Ardo Fruitberry mix after the discovery of hepatitis A in the product.

Symptoms caused by hepatitis A include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dark urine and jaundice.

Anyone who purchased the product should not eat it, but return it to the store for a full refund.

Product details:

Ardo Fruitberry Mix

  • Package size: 2.5 kg
  • Batch number: 58622131
  • Best before: May 2024

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Fresher food, straight from the farm: Local food stores in Wyoming are growing https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/fresher-food-straight-from-the-farm-local-food-stores-in-wyoming-are-growing/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 21:16:25 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/fresher-food-straight-from-the-farm-local-food-stores-in-wyoming-are-growing/ ***For all things Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter*** By Renée Jean, business and tourism journalistrenee@cowboystatedaily.com Boba drinks and baked goods. Meat from seven Wyoming producers. Raw milk, cheeses and butter. Lettuces, blue cheese vinaigrette and pickles. Paperless napkins, candles and chocolates. These are just a few of the locally sourced Wyoming products available […]]]>

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By Renée Jean, business and tourism journalist
renee@cowboystatedaily.com

Boba drinks and baked goods. Meat from seven Wyoming producers. Raw milk, cheeses and butter. Lettuces, blue cheese vinaigrette and pickles. Paperless napkins, candles and chocolates.

These are just a few of the locally sourced Wyoming products available at a new, year-round farmers’ market in Fremont County that features locally produced foods and produce from more than 40 vendors — and that is not finished.

The fledgling business is open five days a week, like a regular grocery store. But its vendors are all local producers who periodically drop a new batch of produce when the shelves empty.

Now about 800 of the available 15,000 square feet are filled with Wyoming produce. That gives this store plenty of room to grow for the future, Jessica Fritz, co-owner of the local Fremont Market told the Cowboy State Daily.



Pandemic outbreak

The new business model is for-profit, although the non-profit Fremont Local Food is helping to get it off the ground. Although the idea for the year-round farmers’ market was not born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it did help provide a spark, Fritz said.

The pandemic helped highlight for her board members “that something like this very likely could be very essential,” she said. “Because instead of dealing with a whole bunch of different farmers in an open space, you’re only dealing with one, basically a cashier, who brings you all your produce as you go. your shopping.”

Everything is local

The store already has around 200 customers a day, Fritz said, adding that regular hours and a variety of products available are key selling points.

“Consumers are super happy,” she said. “They like to be able to go through and grab the things they want. Everything is reliable. We have a lot of people who only want local meat and only want local eggs.

“The fact that they can get their milk, their eggs, their meat, and then their baked goods – and everything here, locally – in a timeframe of hours that suits them.”

Eventually, Fritz said she hoped to affiliate with Eat Wyoming so that products that could be shipped across the state would be available to a larger market.


Whitt’s End Cattle Depot and Farm Stand near Cheyenne is finding more and more customers willing to buy local produce, especially as inflation and supply chain issues narrow the price gap between local produce upscale and grocery chains. (Courtesy picture)

Another option for producers

Consumers aren’t the only ones enjoying the new arrangement, Fitz said. Producers also appreciate being able to drop off produce for sale through designated agents, rather than waiting to sell their produce for a limited time on weekends or weeknights.

Now their products are on sale five days a week, and they are free to do other things while they are sold.

Among those producers is Tim Thornburg of Gold Standard Farm and Ranch in Riverton, who sells a variety of raw milk products at the local Fremont market, including late milk, strawberry and chocolate flavored milk, as well as kefir and yoghurts, which are sweet. with local honey.

“I just spoke to a local chocolatier yesterday and we’re going to start using their syrup in our chocolate milk,” Thornburg said. “So we’re not just going to use our local raw milk, we’re going to use chocolate syrup from a local chocolatier here.”

Started with 1 cow

Thornburg and his wife Bobbie started their cow milking business in 2016 in response to a downturn in the oil and gas industry.

“At that time my wife and I had, I think, a cash cow,” he said. “We had pigs and chickens, and I told him we either had to get serious about it and go whole pigs, or we had to sell it all and move to town.”

The Thornburgs were fed up with the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry.

“You had four boom years and then, depending on who was elected, you had another four good years or four bust years,” Tim Thornburg said. “You lived your life four years at a time.”

So the couple took all their savings and bought dairy cows.

The supply chain opens its eyes

Then the pandemic hit and the resulting supply chain issues, and suddenly Thornburg had more business than he could keep up with.

“I’ll say we’ve been up to 11 cows at a time,” Thornburg said. “Right now we are milking, well I have five cows right now. Three are in milk, two are dry. We are waiting for them to calve and then they will be refreshed, so we will start milking them again.

Each cow typically produces five to six gallons a day, but Thornburg has one cow that produces 11 to 12 gallons a day. He tried to raise her – but so far no luck. She only produced bulls.

Thornburg said he thinks the pandemic has opened people’s eyes to their food and where it comes from.

“(Grocery) doesn’t come out of the backroom of Walmart or Safeway,” he said. “Farmers produce groceries one way or another. So, I think it’s kind of a realization that people are like, ‘Wow, I can go right here to my local farmer and get the same thing. And I can talk to the farmer, I can find out how it’s produced. I can find out if they, you know, if they get antibiotics or if they spray their vegetables or that sort of thing. At the grocery store, you just take their word for it.

Quality trumps bargain

Price might be the only sticking point for some, Thornburg acknowledged. A gallon of raw milk produced from his farm costs $12.

With hay at $250 a bale and corn at $100 a week, that’s exactly where his math ends up.

“I’ll be the first to admit that yes, the prices are probably higher at (Fremont Market) than what you can buy at the grocery store,” Thornburg said. “But more, I just set my price, and when someone says, ‘Well, I can’t, that’s too much or something,’ I think fine, I just tell them, especially on the milk, I say, ‘Well OK, you’re going to buy a $2,000 cow, then spend another $2,000 on milking equipment and still have $10,000 worth of feed, then tell me what you need to get for a gallon of this milk ?

Most Thornburg customers and others who shop at Fremont Market aren’t necessarily looking for bargains. They have special diets, want to source local food to keep money flowing in the local economy, or they think the quality of what they’re getting is worth paying a little more for.

Close the gap

But as inflation continues to narrow the price gap between larger retail markets and local markets, many stalls selling locally sourced food are starting to see more customers.

Lené Whitt operates Whitt’s End Cattle Depot and Farm Stand about 12 miles west of Cheyenne, which has about 33 vendors selling local food five days a week.

The farm opened last November, but Whitt and her husband Augustus have been raising cattle for about seven years and selling their meat online.

They pay attention to the price differential of their meats and are very aware of grocery store prices when setting their own prices.

Lately, hay and corn prices have increased dramatically, even when buying bulk feed. But so far they are sticking to their current prices.

“We don’t make a lot of money,” Whitt said. “But my husband says, ‘Well, we feed America and I love what I do. “”

Whitt believes that most of his customers, while being price conscious, prioritize quality over price.

“Our prices are higher than Walmart because, I mean, that’s what we have in them,” Whitt said. “At Walmart you can get a burger for $4 a pound and we charge, if you buy in bulk it’s $6.”

It’s an overall loss for the couple, but they make up for it somewhat with their high-quality steaks, for which they can charge a premium. These command higher prices, although they are willing to compare well to grocery store prices.


Homemade cinnamon rolls at Whitt’s End Cattle Depot and Farm Stand never last long. (Courtesy picture)

Local producers Sourcing other local producers

Whitt also offers raw milk at the market and ice cream which they make from their dairy cattle.

The milk she sells only stays on the shelf for four days, after which it is taken to another vendor who makes cheese from it.

“We also buy local eggs,” she said. “Anyone here can bring us eggs and we’ll put them in the Farmstand. And then we have salsa and honeys, honey mustard and barbecue sauce – they all come from local people.

One woman bakes pies, another bakes cookies, and there’s even someone who crochets.

“We try not to do a lot of things, but at Christmas we do decorations, and we have people who cook once a month and they bring things to us,” she added.

Among those unique products are incredible cinnamon rolls, Whitt said, which have sometimes sparked a rush of customers for the dozen available on a weekend.

So far, the business has done well enough in its first year of operation that Whitt and her husband are considering a larger shed to expand their fledgling local food business.

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30 Cool Amazon Gifts for Teens – Amazon Gift Ideas for Teens https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/30-cool-amazon-gifts-for-teens-amazon-gift-ideas-for-teens/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 21:20:59 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/30-cool-amazon-gifts-for-teens-amazon-gift-ideas-for-teens/ Design by Yoora Kim The holidays are right around the corner, and before you know it, you’ll be handing out carefully selected gift packages to your friends and family. But let’s face it, sometimes Christmas shopping for everyone you love can feel like a marathon – luckily there are a few ways to make the […]]]>

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The holidays are right around the corner, and before you know it, you’ll be handing out carefully selected gift packages to your friends and family. But let’s face it, sometimes Christmas shopping for everyone you love can feel like a marathon – luckily there are a few ways to make the gift-giving season a little easier on you and your wallet.

Maybe you’re feeling lazy (hey, no shame) and want to nab a bunch of freebies in one big order. Or maybe you’re hoping to discover unique gift ideas that have never been done before but are still easy to buy quickly (just take advantage Student Prime Offerobvi!) The site you visit for cute swimsuits and all the viral TikTok beauty products you could want is also your solution to shore up your holiday gift shopping — that’s right, we’re talking about holiday gift ideas. Amazon gifts for teens.

Shopping for gifts on Amazon will help you avoid having to track orders from multiple different companies. Plus, they have a 30-day return policy on most items, so if you order something and then need to exchange it for another size or color, you can easily send it back. So whether you’re looking for gift ideas for your cousins ​​and siblings, or browsing your own wish list (which makes it easier for Santa to buy things on short notice, duh !), here are some of the best Amazon gift ideas for teens.

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Where to Find Your Fall Flavors in Rhode Island in October https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/where-to-find-your-fall-flavors-in-rhode-island-in-october/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 10:00:10 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/where-to-find-your-fall-flavors-in-rhode-island-in-october/ The trend was fueled by successful Starbucks marketing campaigns. The Seattle-based coffeehouse chain launched “PSL” – pumpkin spice lattes – in 2003. In 2015, market experts said Starbucks earned around $100 million in revenue from PSL and deals. similar spices each fall. Even without chain-created sugary drinks, Rhode Island has plenty to offer each fall: […]]]>

The trend was fueled by successful Starbucks marketing campaigns. The Seattle-based coffeehouse chain launched “PSL” – pumpkin spice lattes – in 2003. In 2015, market experts said Starbucks earned around $100 million in revenue from PSL and deals. similar spices each fall.

Even without chain-created sugary drinks, Rhode Island has plenty to offer each fall: sprawling, multi-acre farms are within a 20-minute drive of cities, and chefs are always looking to incorporate the most seasonal ingredients into special dishes. and new dishes.

Where can you find your favorite fall flavors in Rhode Island? I’m glad you asked.

For classic pumpkin picking and candy shopping: Since moving to Rhode Island, I’ve enjoyed the drive from Providence to Johnston, where wind turbines tower over sprawling pumpkin patch and working farms. Salisbury Farm was founded in the 1800s as a dairy farm and remained that way until the mid-1970s. Now they are known for their thousands of June strawberry plants, 5-acre corn maze, fields of pumpkins and their raspberries. Their products are sold at farmers markets, but I like to buy them fresh from their barn.

For the pumpkin beer: Gourds Gone Wild is a delicious new pumpkin-spiced beer from Sufficient mixing in Pawtucket. It’s not overly sweet like some of the mass-produced brews, but it does have a slight hint of vanilla that binds the allspice, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon together nicely.

For the apple cider donuts: Appleland orchard in the Greenville section of Smithfield has been in the same family since the 1960s, where their fresh cider – made from a mix of Macs, Empires and Delicious apples – creates delicious apple cider donuts.

For the hot cider and cider slush: The Pressed cider company in Jamestown has spent years pressing cider in orchards across the state. Unwind on a chilly fall day by trying their hot cider with spices like cinnamon, orange zest and cloves. If you’re one of those people who drinks iced coffee even when there’s a foot of snow on the ground, try the cider slushies.

For an autumn mocktail: foglia, which was just named one of the best new restaurants of 2022 by the Vegetarian Times, is an all-vegan spot on the waterfront in Bristol that’s designed to change with the seasons. Their crunchy apple mocktail, made with sparkling cider, is a must try.

A giant pumpkin cheesecake from the Borelli Bakery in Coventry.Borelli Bakery

Pumpkin Cheesecake: In Coventry, Borelli Bakery sells giant pumpkin cheesecakes alongside maple-nut cupcakes, Jack-O-Lanterns, and ghost-covered strawberries,”witch potion” cauldron-shaped cakes, and these adorable chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting that look like monsters.

An old-fashioned s’mores: In historic Warren, bourbon bar and new American restaurant Renewal serves old fashioned S’mores. Try it after a bowl of their special fall pasta, which is egg fettuccine, duck confit, roasted local mushrooms, grated nutmeg and butternut squash.

Risotto with white truffle and mushrooms: From October to January, The Masseria in East Greenwich spends about $5,000 on white truffles each month for its $400 tasting menu and specials. I recently went for a lovely dinner of massive cheese platters and that pistachio saladbut their white truffle and mushroom risotto really stood out as a serious fall dinner.

Ice cream: Millie Millie Ice Cream, started by the former Big King pastry chef who just helped open Pickerel in the same space, still makes its beautiful handmade ice creams. In September, she presented a corn ice cream with cajeta of carrots and honey-roasted peanuts. This week, she introduced a new flavor: vegan butterscotch and peach ice cream.

Fresh morning pastries: Little sister, a Puerto Rican-inspired all-day cafe and tapas restaurant on the east side of Providence, serves delicious morning treats like their Cardamom Knot, Gingerbread Bun, and Sweet Meringue Muffins and with peaches and oats. In downtown Providence, Small town cafe and kitchen serves apple butter snickerdoodles, apple cinnamon coffee cake, pumpkin muffins and this pumpkin pecan blondie that I can’t get enough of.

At Giusto in Newport, owner and chef Kevin O’Donnell offers a seasonal dish of ricotta ravioli with carrots, hazelnut dukkah and medjool dates.Giusto

Autumn pasta and gnocchi: To Giusto in Newport, owner and chef Kevin O’Donnell offers a dish of local mushroom gnocchi roasted and cooked Bolognese to create a sugo finto. Another dish — ricotta ravioli with carrots, hazelnut dukkah and medjool dates – is a new must-have. To Providence, Bacco serves pumpkin ravioli with a sage sauce that is a butter-lover’s dream.

If you have any suggestions or need a recommendation, email me at Alexa.Gagosz@globe.com.

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Alexa Gagosz can be contacted at alexa.gagosz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @alexagagosz and on Instagram @AlexaGagosz.

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