Dollars and Sense: American GMOs versus European Non-GMOs

 Burying the Lead   It was simply tough times and difficult choices.  A little more than a week before the 2016 United States presidential election, the New York Times ran this story in their business section that rocked a number of people.   However, because of its timing, the story was lost in the tumult and controversy of that contentious election. In journalistic terms, it is called “Burying the Lead.”  All eyes were on Trump versus Clinton and there was little fanfare about a topic that was so critical to everyday lives. Nevertheless, the overarching theme of the piece written… Read More

Pecans: The Plain and Simple Story

  If you ever find yourself traveling in the southern part of the United States, you owe it to yourself to make your way to Albany, Georgia.  Albany prides itself on its 600,000 Pecan tress.  Now, Pecan trees can get up to anywhere from 66 to 121 feet high and they can live for around 200 years.  They are stunningly beautiful and serene. I am not suggesting chucking out all the antidepressants and heading to Albany to solve all of your problems; however, a picnic under the Pecan trees while listening to the Allman Brothers play “Melissa,” might prove good… Read More

We Sing The Song of the Peanut

  Bet you didn’t know that March is National Peanut Month.   Catch your breath; I know I just rocked your world.  OK, maybe rocked is too strong a word.   Stunned, shocked, staggered, or even astonished is also probably over the top but we are talking peanuts, folks…peanuts!  Actually, up until 1974 it was just National Peanut Week, but wise men and women came to their senses, recognized the error of their ways and presto changeo, wisdom prevailed throughout the land and they gave the peanut the entire month of March.  31 days to celebrate the peanut.  Take that Mr. Pistachio.… Read More

All About Pistachios

    Originally from Western Asia, but known for thousands of years throughout the Mediterranean, the pistachio has been cultivated commercially in the English speaking world in Australia, New Mexico and in California where it was introduced in 1854 as a garden tree.  The pistachio is simply a delicious, nutritious nut to snack on and benefit from, and they even have their own Nationally declared day in North America: February 26th. Here are just a few things you should know about pistachios. Heart Health Pistachios have been shown to reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the good HDL cholesterol after… Read More

How To Make Healthier Banana Bread

This year, in honor of National Banana Bread Day, we wanted to bring you a list of tips to help you modify your favorite recipes to make them a bit healthier, or even just to modify them to whatever your diet requirements are. Whether you want to focus on all natural sugars, going gluten free, or reducing your fat, try out any of these modifications to make your banana bread work for you, and still be delicious.   Going Gluten Free   Whenever trying to substitute a gluten free flour for breads, cakes or scones, make sure to check if your… Read More

NBC program ‘Superstore’ features SunRidge Farms this week!

Join SunRidge Farms in watching ‘Superstore’ on the NBC Network this Thursday, February 23rd, at 8PM.  We’re excited to see our products featured as part of this ongoing sitcom on NBC.  Here’s a quick synopsis of this episode, entitled ‘Wellness Fair’: When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett’s (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships – both real and imagined – into chaos.  Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9’s… Read More

Almonds: America’s Favorite Nut

Almonds are an amazing nut that are praised for their benefits all over the world. They are the most popular nut in America, and are respected for a wide range of health benefits. You can eat them in a variety of ways: raw, oil roasted, dry roasted, sprouted, glazed and more. They are a staple in trail mixes, snack bars, cereals, and even desserts! In honor of National Almond Day, here are some of the amazing health benefits of almonds. Health Benefits of Almonds Studies show that almonds eaten mid morning can help to regulate your blood sugar levels. Their… Read More

Tips for Keeping your New Year’s Resolution to Get Healthy

  There is that little spark for something better that always shows itself at the beginning of the new year. A drive to improve your diet and get healthy often is a goal that, frankly,  makes complete sense. So, where do you start?   1. Switch to organic.  This decision is good for you AND good for the environment.  In 2-3 weeks after you switch to organic foods you’ll find the following: The residual pesticide level inside your body will be reduced substantially Your digestion improves as fewer highly processed ingredients pass through your body. Your immune system will get stronger.… Read More

Zesty Apple Mango Warmin Mornin Granola – take the chill out of the start of the day!

The final days of fall are upon us and in some places already gone.  A touch of snow or frost often greets you as wake up, look outside, and prepare for the day.  These are the times that typically call for a good hot bowl of oatmeal and a steaming mug of coffee or tea to help warm the mind, body, and soul.  Another way to tackle the morning chill is to eat our new Zesty Apple Mango Warmin Mornin Granola and let this enchanting granola spiced with red chile heat you from the inside.  Make no mistake, it does… Read More

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