Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 2016 Newsletter from SVO

News From Around the Farm

Happy December everyone! We've been so busy with the holiday season already and it's just starting! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales! It really means a lot that you shopped with us!
Featured products in our shop:
Holiday Shipping: 
With the holidays coming up we would like to draw your attention to two important areas in the newsletter this month. The first being dates which we will be closed:
Our normal winter office hours are: Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm PST 
We will be closed:
  • December 19th- January 1st
This means the last day we will be shipping holiday packages will be December 16th.
The second, Holiday shipping dates as suggested by USPS and FedEx:
  • First-Class Mail: Dec. 20th
  • Priority Mail: Dec. 21st
  • Priority Mail Express: Dec. 23rd
  • USPS Retail Ground: Dec. 15th
  • Destination Network Distribution Center Drop Ship: Dec. 19th
  • Destination Delivery Unit Drop Ship Dec. 22

  • Dec. 16: Last day to ship FedEx Ground
  • Dec.  14: Last day to ship by FedEx Ground for Alaska & Hawaii
  • Dec. 12: Last day to ship by FedEx Smart Post
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship by priority overnight  
  • Dec 22: Last day for 2 Day shipping; $16 charge for Saturday delivery

Above is a sample of what we offered during the November Insta Sale.

Cold Weather Shipping 

We will be able to bring back our Cold Weather Shipping special sometime in October. For those who are new to this, every year when it’s cold nation wide we are able to send our frozen berries by ground rather than 2 day air, which saves a lot of money! We can only offer this while it’s cold out, usually fall through the early part of spring. You do need to call us if you would the ground shipping though. Our online store is not set up for it. You can call usMonday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm Pacific.

Holiday Gift Boxes:

The Holidays are coming! It’s weird that it is already that time of the year again, right? We have gift boxes! If you want a gift box, but don’t see anything you like on our site, give us a call, we are more than happy to do custom gift boxes! If your thinking about ordering a bunch of them please keep in mind that if you want us to ship them to multiple address the order does NOT qualify for free shipping if it goes over $225.00. But if we ship it all to one address then it can qualify for free shipping, as long it’s more than $225.00. We are also offering if you buy 10 gift boxes you get one free (excludes shipping). Our gift boxes are great for birthdays, house warming’s, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years. Basically anytime you need a present or a nice gesture, we’ve got you covered.

Holiday Gift Fair

We will be at the Holiday Gift Fair this year, hosted by Home Grown GardensDecember 3rd and 4th. The fair will be open from 10 am to 5 pm each day. We will have our gift boxes there, and remember if you buy 10 then you get one free! 
Home Grown Gardens is located: 4845 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333 
We will have an event added to our Facebook page with all the details. 

Finished Superfood Chocolate Bark

Superfood Chocolate Bark

An indulgent yet healthy Christmas treat of dark chocolate bark topped with goji berries, dried blueberries, dried aronia berries, almonds, pistachios and coconut
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp pistachios (shelled and halved)
  • 2 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp dried blueberries
  • 2 tbsp dried aronia berries
  1. Line a dish with baking parchment. I used an 8x8in dish but you can use a smaller or bigger one depending on how thick or thin you want your bark to be.
  2. Sit a heat proof bowl in a pan of boiling water over a medium heat. Break the chocolate into small pieces, add to the bowl and stir continuously until it has all melted. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the parchment lined dish. Top with the pistachios, goji berries, dried blueberries, sliced almonds, dried aronia berries and coconut.
  4. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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