It was 75 degrees in Santa Cruz last Sunday and the urge to dust off the camping and backpacking gear was too great to resist. I pulled it all out and began to go through everything to see what was needed for the coming season. Fortunately, it looks as if all the gear is in tip top shape and I only need to pick up some more bear spray and small propane cartridges for the stove and it’s go time. Oh yeah, and to load up on SunRidge Farms Trail Mix and other SunRidge Farms mixes for snacking on the… Read More
Choosing to eat better one step at a time!
Welcome to 2013! The New Year Resolutions are still fresh in our minds yet they can quickly fall by the wayside if we don’t keep some focus. I kept mine a bit simpler this year so that I can continue this journey into better foods that started a couple of years ago. Eating better has had additional benefits that were not my intention when I resolved to feed my family better that must be mentioned too, but first let’s look at how we can eat better. We know that we need so many servings of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and… Read More
Confused by what is Organic or All Natural? You are not alone.
The food industry moves so fast now that it often overwhelms the consumer and front line retail workers. The purchase of a brand by a major food conglomerate and subsequent ingredient change often is missed by the buyers of these products. Trying to ensure that the label is consistent with the true source of the ingredients is a tedious process but absolutely necessary. Manufacturers do a great job of that but don’t necessarily do as great a job of ensuring that this information makes its way to the distributors and/or buyers who may be unaware that the product they’ve been… Read More