Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 2016 Newsletter

What A Lovely Time of Year!

News From Around the Farm

Happy February! We have been pruning away on our blueberries. We meant to have our pruning video put up on our blog in January, unfortunately we had some weather (a lot of rain!) that prevented us from filming a good quality video for you guys. Hopefully in February we will have some better weather and we can get that up for you guys to enjoy! 

New Products In Our Shop

On February 10th we will have our freeze dried blueberry and aronia berry powders in our store. (We are so close!!) 

Thank You for Taking Our Survey!

Thank you all for taking our survey! We received some amazing feedback! We are excited to be moving into this year and we will be announcing some improvements we will be making next month because of the feedback we received. If you did not receive an additional email after taking the survey with the coupon code please email us at sunsetvalleyorganics@gmail.com with subject Survey Coupon. I will be sure to get you your coupon! 
Freeze Dried Powder Update:
Our freeze dried powder is on it's way to us! We will start selling it in our online shop on February 10th! We will be contacting everyone on our waiting list for blueberry and aronia powders. We will not have raspberry or strawberry powders still. We whould have these flavors sometime in the fall of 2016. We would like to thank everyone for their patients while we have sorted this whole process out. When our freeze dried powders are out please use POWDER for 10% off this coupon will be good for 30 days once we make our powders active on our website. 

Food For Thought

In recent weeks we have seen a rise in nutritional information articles about Black Raspberries, and Aronia berries. Information about Aronia berries is still a bit vague but Black Raspberries have been more and more in the news, and we are delighted. The more information that is out there about their health benefits the better! 
We will be sharing all articles we find on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. But these are a couple of articles that we really like that have been posted recently. 
We will have Black Raspberries + Aronia Berries available to purchase in the Harvest of 2016. 

Cold Weather Shipping is Back!

We know a lot of you guys have been waiting for our cold weather shipping to come back. For those of you who are new to our site, every winter we are able to offer better shipping prices on our frozen berries. We are able to do this by shipping by ground rather than by 2-day air, which is standard in our store online. To take advantage of our ground shipping this winter, give us a call at 541-752-0460 (10 am to 4 pm, PST). 

Winter + Holiday Office Hours

Our Winter hours are Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm PST. 


DYI Real Fruit Gummies

These are so healthy and so easy to make, plus they are perfect for Valentines day! 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (about 18 medium sized berries)- you can also use Blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries! (Fresh or frozen)
  • 3 TBS Gelatin
  • 1-2 TBS Honey
Instructions:
  • Over medium low heat combine strawberries, lemon juice and honey.
  • Once mixture starts to simmer, add to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • With the blender on low, slowly add gelatin, and blend until combined.
  • Pour into molds or into a parchment lined baking dish.
  • Chill until set, about 30 minutes to an hour.
Notes: Store in an airtight container, will stay firm at room temperature. If there's any left after a few days, refrigerate for up to two weeks. 

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