Suntreat

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The Griffith family has been cultivating citrus in the San Joaquin Valley since 1958. Today, they partner with 150 third- and fourth-generation family farmers to deliver top-quality fruit. All of their citrus is grown in the heart of California’s agricultural region where the fertile soil, warm summers and cool winters are ideal for producing the sweetest fruit. Suntreat citrus tree

Bringing the Best to You

Utilizing technology, Suntreat is able to trace their fruit from the day it was picked in the grove, until the day it arrives in stores, ensuring food safety. And, automated grading machines make sure the fruit Suntreat ships is always high-quality. The end result: the tastiest citrus! 

Educating Today’s Youth

Suntreat’s Outdoor Education Center creates a place to give back to the community. Linking the past and the future, their 187-tree working citrus grove is part of the Ranch Camp program that honors Orange County’s history while educating today’s youth about the importance of agricultural science.

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Suntreat provides us with juiciest and sweetest Sumo Citrus Mandarins. They’re available—but, only for a limited time! With a rich history dating back to 1970s Japan, these oversized mandarins were bred to combine the easy-to-peel, Japanese Satsuma with the vibrant California orange. Sumo Citrus® have a bumpy, loose peel and sport a topknot with a perfectly balanced, sweet citrus flavor you won’t want to miss.

Love Crunch

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Love Crunch Meet the Brand in the kitchenSweet beginnings …

Not everyone can say their wedding favors were such a hit they went on to become part of the family legacy, but that’s exactly what happened when Arjan and Rimjhim shared their granola, Love Crunch, with their guests. Arjan is the son of Nature’s Path Organic founders Arran and Ratana Stephens. Their Love Crunch granola was such a success, Nature’s Path made it an official product. Love Crunch’s sweet beginnings aren’t just a story—exquisite organic ingredients like fair trade dark chocolate, red berries and crunchy peanuts make for a delicious breakfast or snack. Even better, you can give back with every bite through their Bite4Bite program. For every Love Crunch product sold, the equivalent is donated to food banks in need—making this granola worth falling for.

Cal-Organic Farms

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Cal-Organic Farm Farmer with lettuceSince 1984, when the Duncan family started farming a quarter acre of lettuce in Lamont, California, they have expanded their organic farm to include more than 65 seasonal and year-round vegetables. Today, Cal-Organic Farms is the largest organic vegetable producer in the U.S.—100% of which is grown on family-owned acreage. They believe in doing everything it takes to provide vibrant and nutritious organic produce that you and your family will love.

Farmed with Pride & Integrity

Striving to be good stewards of the land by advancing innovation in farming, Cal Organic surpasses the standard for organic practices. Their farmers use composted manures, cover crops and crop rotation to enrich the soil naturally and prevent erosion. When it comes to pests and weeds, they turn to natural sources like populations of beneficial insects and use cover crops to divert attention away from their precious organic plants.

Stay Driven with MRM

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Protein & Oat Bars

These bars are a great way to easily add nutrients to your diet. In just a few steps, you’ll have granola bars to last you a full week. They can also be easily customized to fit into your lifestyle.
1. Add oats, chocolate chips and protein powder to a food processor and blitz until coarse. 2. Add oil, peanut butter and honey and blend for 10 seconds until combined. It should be a dough like consistency. Add a splash of water to help bind together if needed. 3. Flatten in a tray and refrigerate until ready to use. Cut into bars and use as required.  

Island Fusion Reload Smoothie

MRM’s Reload Powder adds a tasty sweetness to what would otherwise be a sharp-tasting smoothie. You can easily make this smoothie vegan by using dairy-free yogurt.

1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

 

Driven Ice Cubes

You’ll love how perfect these ice cubes will be as an addition to your pre-workout drink or in your favorite martini too!
1. Lay a mixed berry or 2 (if using) in an ice cube freezer tray. 2. Mix 1/2 serving of MRM Driven with the water and shake for 10 seconds. Pour into ice cube moulds and freeze overnight. 3. Can be used with a serving of driven, or in a water bottle.  

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Inspired by Nature, Supported by Science

Founder Mark Olson’s goal, since he began MRM nearly 20 years ago, has been creating products to help you live a life filled with good health and vitality. Utilizing both Eastern and Western philosophies, as well as collaborative, science-based thinking, MRM does just that. Their passion for developing innovative nutritional supplements starts by sourcing the highest quality ingredients for their products. Featuring responsibly sourced, all-natural ingredients, MRM’s Active Lifestyle Collection caters to every athletic need—whether it’s before, during or after your workout. Their therapeutic products are minimally processed to give you the purest form of nutrients to help keep your body functioning optimally day-to-day. MRM also crafts an extensive array of high-quality, animal-free products that are vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified. The team at MRM loves to live life to the fullest and to use that passion to bring you products that allow you to do the same!

Wheat Montana Farms & Bakery

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Meet the Brand - Wheat Montana Wheat Montana logoThe Folkvord family has been farming and milling in Southwest Montana for three generations. Their 15,000 acres are situated at high elevation—5,000 feet above sea level. The location, combined with cool nights, produces some of the highest quality grains available.

Sustainably Grown and Milled Just Down the Road

Committed to sustainable farming, the Folkvord family utilizes crop rotations which improves the quality of their harvests as well as the land producing them. Once harvested, they utilize a unique process, known as impact milling. The process’ low temperatures help to retain the grain’s vital nutrients. And, the process itself creates a superior flour to other methods like roller or stone milling. With nothing added and nothing removed, their products are crafted with freshness, nutrition and quality you can taste.
  • Chemical-free
  • Non-GMO
  • High-protein
  • Small-batch quality

Why whole grain?

There are three parts to a grain, the germ, endosperm and bran. Each has its part to play to create whole-grain goodness. When white flour is milled, only the inner endosperm—the carb-laden, energy part of the grain—is retained. Removing the bran and the germ portions though, shortchanges the nutrition of the resulting flour. Whole-grain flour keeps all three parts which means you benefit from the entire grain’s powerhouse including:
  • B vitamins
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Protein
  • Antioxidants
  • Phytonutrients

Fun fact: Wheat Montana Farms made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for cutting, milling, mixing and baking a loaf of bread in 8 minutes and 13 seconds!

Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry

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Facebook Live with Joanna & Simply Organic

In case you missed it! We were live with Joanna Meyer from Baked by Joanna whipping up easy-to-make Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) sides using Simply Organic spices and seasonings. Congrats to our three prize bundle winners!

Posted by Sprouts Farmers Market on Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry

Whether you’re surprised with extra Thanksgiving guests, or simply want to shorten your time in the kitchen to enjoy it with family, here are three quick and easy recipes that are so flavorful no-one would ever guess they came with shortcuts! Bowl of cranberry relish with spices and peppers

Spicy Cranberry Relish

Spicy Cranberry Relish is a great alternative to traditional cranberry sauce. Tart and citrusy, this cranberry dish packs heat from a combination of Fresno and jalapeño peppers as well as ginger and cayenne.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, peppers, ginger, cayenne and water. Stir with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes. The relish should be void of water and look thick and chunky.
  3. Let the relish cool and then serve. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

French Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Make instant mashed potatoes special by adding flavors of French onion and chives. Then, top it with charred red onions for taste and visual appeal that will have your holiday guests going back for seconds.

Ingredients:

Bowl of French Onion Mashed Potatoes

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, water and butter to a boil. Alternatively, add the ingredients to a microwave-safe dish to heat until the butter is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, on high heat, char the red onions in a pan. Set aside.
  3. Add the mashed potato flakes and French onion dip mix to the milk mixture and stir. Once combined, fold in the chives.
  4. Serve the potatoes topped with the charred red onions and chopped parsley.
 

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

Stay lively after your Thanksgiving feast with this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato. The espresso becomes a decadent treat with steamed milk infused with salted caramel and pumpkin spice.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Create flavored milk by adding the milk, salted caramel syrup and pumpkin spice to a milk frother. Turn on to steam and infuse the milk.
  2. To a mug, add the vanilla syrup and top with the steamed milk. Include the froth.
  3. Slowly pour the espresso into the center of the mug. A thinner and more consistent stream creates a more defined layer between the espresso, steamed milk and froth.
  4. Garnish with a drizzle of salted caramel syrup, sprinkle of pumpkin spice and turbinado sugar.
Mug of Pumpkin Spice Macchiato
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About Joanna

Joanna is a commercial food stylist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work and recipes have been seen around the world. When she is not styling for her favorite brands, she enjoys publishing recipes and sharing her love of everything food on her self-titled blog many remember as Baked by Joanna. Her other interests include spending time with her family and staying healthy and fit. Joanna Meyer logo

Simply Organic Story

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Family baking together using Simply Organic spicesSimply Organic logo At Simply Organic, they are driven by the goodness of organics. From the field to your kitchen, they are committed to ensuring that their organic spices and seasonings are grown and processed in an ethical and sustainable manner. They develop direct, honest and genuine relationships with growers to offer pure, premium-quality spices for all your baking and cooking needs. And to contribute to the goodness of organics beyond your own kitchen, Simply Organic supports numerous organic and sustainable farming communities through the Simply Organic Giving Fund. To date, more than $1.5 million has been donated worldwide. Eat right, live well and join Simply Organic on their mission to make organic food more accessible.
  • They support and encourage the growth of organic farming practices.
  • From field to kitchen, they are committed to integrity in products and the way they do business.
  • Their underlying values are simple: wholesome, great-tasting organics and fair, respectful sourcing.
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Warm Up with Traditional Medicinals

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Facebook Live: Traditional Medicinals

Check out our recent Facebook Live! Amber, an herbalist from Traditional Medicinals, showed us two cozy fall recipes and shared her top tip on how to brew the perfect cup of tea! Plus, we gave away prize bundles to three lucky viewers! Full recipes: http://bit.ly/2pQ8blU

Posted by Sprouts Farmers Market on Friday, October 12, 2018

The best part about chilly weather is getting warmed up to seasonal drinks. We’ve teamed up with Traditional Medicinals to bring you cozy fall beverages, without all the added sugar. Snuggle up with a hot cup of rhizome-rich Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk or soothing Peppermint Hot Cocoa tonight!

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Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk

Go beyond the typical pumpkin spice drinks

with our creamy, dairy-free twist on this Ayurvedic alternative.

Servings: 1 cup Time: 15 minutes      

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Boil water and steep a cup of Tumeric with Meadowsweet and Ginger tea. It’s best to keep the cup covered with a saucer to extract every bit of plant power.
  2. Pour the hot tea into the blender, along with 1/4 cup hot almond milk and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until the froth begins to form. Pour into the tea cup.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a dash of pumpkin spice. Enjoy!
 

Peppermint Hot CocoaPeppermint Hot Cocoa

Delightfully rich hot cocoa, with a dash of peppermint cheer,

crafted perfectly for a post-dinner drink.

Servings: 2 large cups

Time: 15 minutes

   

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags Traditional Medicinals Peppermint tea
  • 16 oz. Boiling hot water
  • 4 oz. Very dark chocolate (anything over 70%), broken up into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Raw honey
  • Whipped cream, for topping

Directions:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags, squeeze out any excess liquid, and compost the tea bags.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the peppermint tea, 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1 Tbsp. raw honey.
  4. Stir until the chocolate is dissolved and everything is combined. Do not bring to a boil.

Pour into two mugs, top with whipped cream and enjoy!

Traditional Medicinals Story

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In 1974, community activist Drake Sadler and fourth-generation herbalist Rosemary Gladstar launched Traditional Medicinals, a medicinal herbal tea company. With the goal of reviving herbalism in North America, they traveled to the source of medicinal plants—often in remote, rural areas. On their travels, they were shocked to discover the poor social, living and working conditions of the mostly indigenous and impoverished herb farmers and wild collectors.

Following the principles of right livelihood, the company pioneered a new ethical sourcing model by promoting organic agriculture, developing long-term equitable and fair trading relationships, and investing in these sourcing communities. Over four decades later, their teas are still formulated by herbalists, sourced responsibly and tested for quality by plant scientists. Their purposeful mission continues through your conscious choice to support Traditional Medicinals. Hoping to empower consumers to take responsibility for their own health, Traditional Medicinals believes in creating the highest quality products by considering every step of the process from their farms to your pantry, from sustainability and responsible sourcing, to social business practices. Plant Power for a Better You® isn’t just a tagline—it’s their mission.