NBC program ‘Superstore’ features SunRidge Farms this week!

02/23/2017  (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday)   :  CLOUD 9 SPONSORS A WELLNESS FAIR WHILE AMY FINDS HERSELF AT THE CENTER OF MATEO, JEFF, AND SANDRA’S SECRETS 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 Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.  Nichole Bloom also stars. About the Show America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men,” “A to Z”) star on the hilarious workplace comedy “Superstore” about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. “Superstore” centers around Amy (Ferrera), the store’s most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together, and newly hired Jonah (Feldman), a… 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 ample supply of monounsaturated fatty acids help slow down the rate at which your body absorbs glucose. They have been found to help lower cholesterol. High cholesterol can lead to the build up of plaque along artery walls leading to dangerous health complications.  Almonds are good for your heart! Numerous studies show that almonds can help prevent heart disease and heart attacks. Almonds contain monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants that both work to support heart health. They also contain antioxidant flavonoids that work in combination with vitamin E to reduce inflammation and improve artery health. Tired of feely foggy headed?… Read More

Happy National Dark Chocolate Day!

  In honor of National Dark Chocolate Day and in case you needed another excuse to eat Dark Chocolate, here are 5 facts about Dark Chocolate you might not have known: Dark chocolate has a high percentage of fiber, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Dark chocolate helps regulate blood pressure: The high levels of magnesium and copper help your body regulate blood pressure levels and maintain a healthy heart beat. It is a powerful source of antioxidants. Basically, these antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals that can damage our healthy cells. Dark chocolate might even help protect your skin from the sun! The flavanols contained in dark chocolate have been found to help protect against sun-induced skin damage as they can help increase blood flow to the skin. The increased blood flow has also been found to temporarily increase brain function! This could also be due to the low levels of caffeine present in dark chocolate.   While dark chocolate can start to sound like a magical food, you really should consume everything in moderation. Be mindful of the sugar content in the chocolate you consume. A lot of chocolate on the market isn’t… 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. 2. Choose smaller portions and eat more frequently throughout the day.  Try an experiment – eat a handful of organic almonds mid-morning instead of a pastry, doughnut, or even a granola bar.  Chew the almonds thoroughly and take your time eating the whole handful.  Notice how ‘full’ you become and the natural energy that is released will keep you focused and on task.  When a meal time comes around, think about how much food would make you full and then eat a third less.  Take your time to eat and notice how your body responds. 3. Shop smart You’d be… 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 have a little kick and will quickly take the chill off.  Try it in organic whole milk, almond milk, or yogurt.  If your hot shower didn’t quite wake you up, we’re confident that a few bites of Warmin Mornin will fix that.  Stop by your favorite grocers bulk bin section and pick some up today or any one of our many other granola options.  Oh, and we also have a variety of oatmeal to consider as well.  Let SunRidge Farms become your go to breakfast provider.

#GIVINGTUESDAY What can you do?

Black Friday is over; Cyber Monday come and gone…it’s now #GIVINGTUESDAY!  Let’s make a difference today and everyday.  What or for Who can you do something today that is positive for another person, a family, a community, or on even a grander scale? We believe you haven’t lived a proper day unless you’ve done something for someone else who cannot possibly repay you.  We encourage everyone to approach life this way.  Donate to a homeless shelter, arrange to visit and entertain at a senior center, help a single parent get their child to school or an afterschool activity, look in on someone who is sick, pay a portion of someone’s layaway for Christmas, or simply acknowledge someone who is often overlooked.  Giving doesn’t have to be expensive or hard but it takes a moment to look outward instead of inward.  Let’s make this a daily habit and watch the world change for the better.  Join us in making the world we live in a better place.  By buying SunRidge Farms foods you provide the means for our continual efforts to support programs that work to eliminate hunger, homelessness, endangered species, and other issues which impact the planet that provides for… Read More

California Ballot Measure Creates Largest GMO Free Zone in USA

An area measuring over 13,000 square miles has been approved by voters in Sonoma County California as GMO Free.  GMO crops will be phased out over 2 years, restoring agricultural practices that will support a healthier environment and reduce mono crop style of farming.  For more detail on this story, see more here at Agweb.com – [link] SunRidge Farms supports agricultural efforts to reduce the proliferation of GMO crops, increase acreage of organic crops, and the reduced use of dangerous chemicals in the agricultural industry.  Only 1% of USA agriculture is organic yet demand is over 6% and growing.  That means that companies like ours need to purchase many organic foods/ingredients overseas which costs more, increases the carbon footprint, and keeps jobs out of the USA, especially in the heartland.  More organic crops means more jobs right here in the USA, better feed for our livestock, better food for our people, and a healthier lifestyle.  Let’s come together and fight for change that makes sense for all of us.  

Thanksgiving and SunRidge Farms

As Thanksgiving approaches we know family and friends are soon to be getting together to celebrate, give thanks, and eat (and eat).  That’s where we come in!  From beans, grains, flours, snacks, dried fruits, nuts & seeds, and confections and so much more, SunRidge Farms has what you need to satisfy the entire family – except for the turkey.  Snacks for your guests?  Pick out a variety of trail mixes, mixed nuts, and candies and set them out in bowls around the house.  Toppings for a salad?  Try some slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, or pine nuts.  Want to do some baking?   Check out our flours, chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla chips, oats, other grains, nuts, dried fruits, and seeds.  Breakfast needs?  Check out our selection of granola and mueslis that will satisfy even the most discriminating eater. OK, now you know that SunRidge Farms has just about everything for Thanksgiving so now you just need to know WHERE to find SunRidge Farms items.  Does your local grocer have a bulk foods section where you can scoop or gravity feed items into a recyclable/compost ready bag?  If so, then it’s likely you’ve found the ‘where’.  Look closely at the… Read More

Add a Sheltowee Hammock and SunRidge Farms warming snacks to your next autumn adventure…or simply on your back porch!

As we enter mid autumn, leaves are falling and crunching underfoot; the air is crisp and cool in the morning and evenings.  It’s the perfect time to continue getting outdoors and break a sweat whether raking the newly fallen leaves or taking a jaunt into the nearest state park.  Either way let’s add a new way to relax after putting in the work…think about relaxing in a Sheltowee Boone hammock from Sheltowee Hammock Company, www.ShellHammocks.com, while snacking on some SunRidge Farms items like Warmin’ Morning Granola, Hatch Chile Fiesta Mix, Outragin Cajun Mix, Wasabi Samurai Mix, or Zesta Fiesta Mix that will help fuel and warm your body and soul. Why Sheltowee Hammocks?  Similar to the uniqueness of SunRidge Farms food items, the folks at Sheltowee think about the entire spectrum of what’s important in a hammock from sourcing of high quality fabrics, incredible design and functionality, ease of use, and outstanding support and service.  In addition, their Boone Hammock offers the single best way to enjoy hammocking when the temperature dips below 70 degrees so that the dreaded ‘cold butt’ syndrome is avoided leading to the most restful and comfortable ‘hang’ that you will ever have.  The integrated down… Read More