Miss Jones & Little Secrets

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Miss Jones

Miss Jones is a new kind of baking company. By focusing on quality, non-GMO, organic ingredients, this San Francisco-based company is raising the bar when it comes to taking shortcuts in the kitchen. Their plant-based cookie, brownie and cake mixes are tasty, easy-to-make and SO easy to customize—especially with their complementary line of organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free ready-to-eat frostings. Each mix can be baked using conventional or vegan ingredients, so you can bake something for everyone. Taking inspiration from classic, scratch-made flavors, Miss Jones’ treats are always simple, fun and delicious. Founder Sarah Jones takes her sourcing seriously, partnering with the most innovative suppliers and using the best sustainable ingredients available. Leaders in the organic baking space, they were the first to bring organic, plant-based frosting to the store shelves. Miss Jones’ brownie mix even beat out Betty Crocker three-to-one in a USA Today taste test. Jones and her team believe that the best baking experiences are centered around inspiration and creativity, so they have developed an ever-evolving collection of recipes and baking hacks to bring even the most ambitious projects to life.

Little Secrets

Decades ago inside a corner store, a nine year old Chris Mears on roller blades stealthily slipped a piece of candy into the pocket of his jeans and rolled his way to the door. He was stopped, did his time, and reformed his ways, but his sincere love of chocolate still remains. Now a certified grown-up with a penchant for unwrapping candy bars mid-afternoon, Chris wanted to find a way to make his guilty pleasures less incriminating. And yea, verily, so became Little Secrets, an incredible candy brand that sources the best ingredients, says nahhh to any artificial anythings, and understands hiding a bag of our candy-coated chocolates in your top desk drawer. We don’t pretend to be good at everything … or even most things. But where we lack in geography bowl trophies we make up for by being really, really good at making candy-coated chocolate. We’re all about sourcing the best ingredients, using Fair Trade Dark Chocolate, and creating premium blends without any artificial ingredients, flavors or colors because the words “delicious” and “natural” can and should absolutely go together. Pretty regular at everything else, but our candy game is on point. And like any good little secret, sharing is always optional.
Spooky Secret Cupcakes

Spooky Secret Cupcakes

Makes 8 extra-large cupcakes

Ingredients:

You’ll need:

  • Large muffin pan
  • Large muffin liners
  • Large piping tip (optional)
  • Large piping bag or plastic bag (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large muffin pan with large cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, butter and oil. Add in cake mix and whisk until well combined.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 – 2/3 full and bake for 16–20 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched. Cool completely.
  4. Use the back of the large piping tip or a serrated knife to cut a well in the middle of the cupcakes. Fill with candies and then cover with frosting. Throw a few more candies on top and enjoy the surprise as everyone takes a bite!
 

Maple Hill Creamery

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In 2009, Tim and Laura Joseph and Pete and Julia Meck founded Maple Hill Creamery in Little Falls, New York. They began by crafting old-fashioned “creamline” yogurt by hand, using milk from their own 100% grass-fed dairy herd. Over the next few years, the family grazed and milked their cows, made yogurt and crisscrossed the Northeast, selling to natural food co-ops, specialty retailers and at farmers’ markets in Manhattan, where their distinctive tart-and-tangy yogurt gained a loyal following. In 2010, other 100% grass-fed organic dairy farms began joining the Maple Hill Creamery Milkshed and as of August 2016, they numbered nearly 80 farms strong. Sometimes described as “outliers” of the industrial dairy system, Maple Hill’s diverse group of farmers share the same vision they’ve held since day one. 100% grass-fed dairy farming is the model they believe can only succeed when each and every farmer is consistently well-paid for their milk, receives ongoing support and education to optimize their grass-fed herds’ health and is a fully valued member of the Milkshed. Maple Hill is proud to expand their 100% grass-fed dairy family and continue to grow and support a regenerative system of farming that is best for the farmers, cows, consumers and earth.  

Imla’kesh

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Imlak’esh Organics is a wholistic company that specializes in ethically sourced superfoods from small-scale organic farmers around the world. They strive to provide the highest-quality organic, sustainably harvested foods to nourish people and provide living wages and socio-economic opportunities for small farmers. They envision the development of a globally regenerative food culture that supports community, biodiversity, cultural rights and sustainable practices.Man holding Imlakesh With their 5% for the People program, they invest in a brighter future. Each year, they donate 5% of their profits to an eco-social project that benefits the people and the planet. Imlak’esh is guided by a team of inspired, funky superfood revolutionaries who value environmental preservation, social justice and vibrant living. Follow their adventures on Instagram @Imlakesh or Facebook @ImlakeshOrganics.

Superfood Elixir: Maca Green Shot Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup Imlak’esh Organics Maca
  • 2 Tbsp. Imlak’esh Organics Spiralina
  • 1/4 cup Coconut nectar
  • 3 pinches Sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 1–2 minutes, until fully consistent.
  3. Pour into shot glasses.
  4. Cheers!
Elixir Shots also make great drinks, so don’t be afraid to make yourself a full cup.  

Host Defense

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Host Defense was founded by Paul Stamets, D.Sc., a leading mycologist, who has studied mushrooms for over forty years. Not only has he discovered several new species of mushrooms, but he’s also pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and functional mushroom cultivation. Host Defense® supplements are certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, U.S.-grown functional foods made from specially processed mushroom fruit bodies and mushroom mycelium (the root structure of the mushroom). The whole mushroom contains a range of compounds that support many of our body’s functions.* Stamets’ extensive research recognizes that mushrooms provide essential nutrients supporting the cardiovascular, neurological and digestive systems, as well as lung, blood sugar, brain and even liver health.*

Research & Preservation

A portion of all proceeds generated from Host Defense sales are returned to sponsor research to preserve and protect mushrooms native to old growth forests, in addition to other mission-based projects to help people and planet. The company’s BeeFriendly™ Initiative centers on using mushrooms to help the immune systems of honeybees—to help reverse population decline due to colony collapse disorder. Bees need comprehensive immune support to combat the diseases, parasites and toxins that drive their decline. When fed to honeybees in their sugar water, mushroom extracts like Chaga and Reishi are reducing viral burdens in honeybees up to 75%! Your Host Defense purchases help support ongoing research efforts to Give Bees a Chance. To learn more visit beefriendlyinitiative.org. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Video description: Excerpt from cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg’s documentary featuring Paul Stamets sharing his premise on how mushrooms can help save the world.
 

Hilary’s

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Bread, veggie bites and strawberriesHilary’s creates convenient, culinary-inspired foods that are made from real ingredients and are free from common allergens. On a mission to help the American diet, Hilary’s is an innovator and disruptor in the natural-food industry, creating delicious, family-friendly, common allergen-free foods for anyone seeking tasty, nourishing cuisine. Hilary’s robust portfolio includes frozen veggie burgers, frozen veggie bites, shelf-stable salad dressings and frozen-veggie breakfast sausages. Hilary’s new Frozen Veggie Breakfast Sausages continue the company’s tradition of developing appealing, culinary-inspired foods and prove that free-from eating can be packed with flavor and nutrition. Hilary’s Frozen Veggie Breakfast Sausages are crafted with plant-based whole foods like millet, lentils, dates and hemp seeds; not to mention free from common allergens including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and corn. Available in Spicy Sausage and Apple Maple Sausage, these veggie sausages are mouthwateringly delicious, incredibly easy to make, family friendly, and best of all, safe for anyone regardless of food allergies, special diets or ingredient sensitivities. All Hilary’s products are Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Certified Organic, and free from common allergens including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and corn.  

Herb Pharm

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Flower fieldLocated in Southern Oregon, Herb Pharm™ is a grower and producer of certified organic medicinal herbs and herbal healthcare products. Herb Pharm™ has been making herbal products since 1979, cultivating health from the land in the traditions set forth and perfected by herbalists over millennia. By using the latest technology and proven clinical practices in tandem with ancient healing traditions, Herb Pharm™ provides a natural path to health. Not only is it made in harmony with the earth, Herb Pharm™ is a leader in sustainable and socially responsible practices within the herbal industry. Whether you’re interested in improving your stamina or giving your immune system a much-needed boost, Herb Pharm™ offers a diverse line of herbal healthcare products to support your health goals.  

The story of Earthbound Farm

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Earthbound Farm Salad and StrawberriesThe story of Earthbound Farm sounds like a foodie fairy tale. What began in 1984, as a rented raspberry patch and farm stand in Carmel Valley, California, has become the nation’s largest producer of organic produce. There’s no question that founders Drew and Myra Goodman have transformed the way America eats salad. Today, Earthbound Farm grows more than half of the organic salads sold in supermarkets across the country. During their humble beginnings, the Goodman’s decided that doing the right thing meant committing to farming the land organically. They vowed to grow and package food they would feel good about serving their families, friends and neighbors. That labor of love became Earthbound Farm, and that original commitment has never wavered. At Sprouts, you can shop a variety of Earthbound Farm frozen organic fruits and vegetables, as well as a number of organic salads and Deep Green Blends, such as the Kale and Power. The Kale is a medley of tender baby kale leaves, packed with antioxidants, fiber and flavor. While the Power is a versatile mix of tender baby spinach, baby red and green chards, and baby kales ready for salads, smoothies and recipes. The best part is no washing or de-stemming is necessary!  

Discover the New Chapter Difference!

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Rooted in Herbal Tradition

Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, New Chapter’s mission from the start in 1982 has been to deliver the wisdom of nature through a unique whole-food approach to vitamins and supplements. New Chapter® goes to great lengths to bring you Earth’s perfect ingredients for holistic health. Their intention is always to nourish body and soul with the remarkable intelligence of pure whole foods and herbs. The company is dedicated to both scientific validation and time-tested herbal tradition, and ensures that each product represents a new chapter in its category.

Pioneers of Sustainability

New Chapter has long been working toward an organic, sustainable world. They were the first in the supplement industry to produce a full line of multivitamins under the standards of the National Organic Program (NOP). New Chapter’s entire multivitamin family is made with certified organic vegetables and herbs. New Chapter is also committed to avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They were the first vitamin and supplement company to be Non-GMO Project Verified, and 100% of New Chapter multivitamins have been granted verified status. New Chapter is also a pioneer in fermenting vitamins and minerals with beneficial probiotics and whole foods—their multivitamin line is gentle enough to take anytime, even on an empty stomach. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Video description: New Chapter’s Every Woman™’s One Daily multivitamin is different—fermented with probiotics and whole foods and gentle even on an empty stomach.  

Castor & Pollux Pet Food

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Castor & Pollux Pet FoodA leader in organic and natural pet food, Castor & Pollux brings safe, high-quality pet food to the market because they believe that good nutrition leads to healthy, happy pets. Choose from a variety of pet food and treats (also available grain-free). The ORGANIX® line is the most complete line of USDA certified organic food for pets. Additionally, Natural Ultramix uses real pieces of fruits and vegetables for dogs, and proprietary Carnivore Health Boost™ for cats. And to reward your favorite pet companion, find a selection of Good Buddy treats. By carefully crafting each bite using some of the finest ingredients, such as chicken or turkey as the #1 ingredient in all their foods, your cat or dog receives complete and balanced nutrition at mealtime. Not only is Castor & Pollux helping to feed your pet good nutrition, they have also helped feed more than four million meals to pets living in shelters and foster homes, as well as partnering with non-profit pet organizations around the country.  

Udi’s

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Udi’s® Gluten Free makes every day just a little more delicious. As the #1 dedicated gluten-free brand in North America, Udi’s is on a mission to create the best tasting food on the planet that just happens to be gluten-free. Udi’s offers a delicious variety of certified gluten-free products—from bread, bagels and muffins, to frozen pizza, burritos and frozen meals. Follow them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for delicious gluten-free recipes that will fill your stomach and warm your soul. Udi’s products can be found at Sprouts locations nationwide. Looking for a refreshing summertime treat? Watch the recipe below to make your own Udi’s Gluten Free Granola Yogurt Pops!
Video description: Learn how to make Granola Yogurt Pops.