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It’s a bee~luscious lemonade you’ll be reaching for year-round!

For the past year, our family here at Local Choices has been working hard at starting a new beverage business and getting our honey lemonade in a bottle.  It has been a dream of ours for a year, and it so exciting that we are days away from being ready to sell!
To help convince buyers to put us in stores we are leaning on our social media presence to create
demand.  If you would be so kind…please like our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter or Pinterest.  We’ll be posting important information on the state of our precious bees, healthy local food companies, and the continuing story of Hey Honey!
Hey Honey!  Artisanal Lemonade is the only lemonade that is sweetened 100% with California wildcrafted
honey.  We will strive to support our local California and USA economy with organic lemon juice, honey, organic purees and organic extracts, we never use additives, preservatives, anything artificial or from concentrate.
We will be in a bottle soon and have secured distribution in health food stores in Santa Cruz, San Francisco and
San Rafael California.  If you live in the area keep an eye out for our lemonades this summer!
In addition to the original lemonade we’ll also have a decadent Strawberry Basil and a refreshing Lemon Lime Mint.
Thank you for supporting our family start-up!  We are looking forward to bringing you delicious
alternatives to sugary drinks and soda that you can feel good about giving to your family!
 Have a bee~utiful day….The Hey Honey! Team!

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I am very excited to say that I am on a committee that is putting together a new Farmers Market here in Turlock.  Our goal is to offer our community a healthy local food shopping experience!

If you are a farmer interested in space at this market, leave your information in a comment and I will get back when the market is further along in its planing stages.

The survey that was posted has been closed, so check back soon for upcoming market news!

Happy Farming, Just Anna!

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This my locavores is a must see…..a good step in supporting local!

This is my second post about this documentary and after seeing it my emotional reaction confirmed the importance of  my blog…to share what I feel is important with my community….good whole food & how to find it, I am one small effort to support local and this film is the reason why.

Mark your calendars & take a friend to the beautiful restored  State Theater in Modesto. Food, Inc. is a powerful documentary that will affect the way you eat no doubt, or at least plant a seed in that direction.

The film runs August 14 – August 22…..if you see it, we want some feed back here!

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Kline Organic Produce has cucumbers available for pickling. The Suyo Long cucumber makes really nice chips, while the Tender green variety is good both speared and whole. Price is $2.00/lb. for orders less than 25 lbs.
and $1.75/lb. for orders greater than 25 lbs.

Order soon while they’re available. To place an order go to www.klineorganicproduce.com and Brian Kline will provide you with basic pickling instructions, It’s easy! One 15 lb. box can yield about 15 qts. of pickles….Yum!

And if you are looking for a local CSA farmer in the Modesto area, Brian is your farmer!

Check out his site for the annual “Tomato Tasting” in August, sure to be a fun event!

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Thanks to all that joined us at our “Womens Local Choices Night”, there were awesome local vendors, great guests, beautiful weather, tastey BBQ’ed grass fed beef , organic wines and delightful music by Rachel Rene!

*Congratulations to our gift basket winner….

Karen Sliger, who loved all her local goodies!

If you are disappointed you missed this event not to worry, there will be another in the fall….

who’s up for a relaxing dinner in the country with local foods?

We’ll keep you posted!

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Be a *locavore with an evening of healthy local choices!

Women’s Local Choices Night

Friday, June 19th

6~9 pm

Come enjoy a causal evening in the country

celebrating local women sharing their unique products……

Hey Honey Organic Lemonade, Pure Valley Honey, Pink Papaya Spa Parties,

Juby’s Salsa, Visalus Nutrition, Weston Price Foundation, Riverdance Farms,

Athena’s Olive Oils, My Sisters Bakery, Kangen Water, Rancho Piccolo

and music guest

Rachel Rene

This venue will be for women only


Riedinger Ranch

3301 E. Linwood Ave

Turlock, CA

For more information please contact

Anna Riedinger (209) 667-7947/(831) 594-5638


*those who prefer to eat locally grown produced food

this event is free!

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Food, Inc is the upcoming film that no doubt will cause many to look at store bought food in a whole new way.  The sustainable, organic & eat local movement has been around for awhile but recently has been seen more and more in main stream media and now in our theaters.  Will this drive it home for those who are not sold on the importance of these beliefs?

Below the trailer gives us a peek at what to expect, tell us what you think….

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April 29th ~ May 3rd, 2009

“The Magic of Ag” is the theme, bringing awareness and appreciation of our large agricultural valley loaded with big and small farms & ranches. Kat and her hard working crew have been preparing for the Henry Miller Farm here at the fair for some time, to educate the community just how much impact animals have in the agriculture cycle.

The hands on petting zoo is filled with a variety of critters from baby calfs and goats to a very large Belgium Blue. A steady flow has passed through this huge venue in awe, most visitors for the first time experiencing new born chickens, goat & cow milking and the importance of feed and care, lot’s of learning going on here!100_4941


As popular buzz words have hit main stream media here in the central valley such as eating local, recycle, sustainability, green, grow your own foods…we thought it was a good time to actually put our own twist on this movement. So Kat and I have put together a simple back yard garden display in the middle of this farm, showing just how easy it is to do. We used all recycled materials from fence posts to old tires and planted a vegetable & herb garden that looks eco-friendly, relaxing and like you want to hang out for awhile!

Come check us out, see our “Organic Oasis” and we’ll show you how you can create this in your backyard!


If you don’t make it to this fair not to worry

you can catch up with us and our “Organic Oasis” at the Merced County Fair in july!

Merced County Fair 2009 logo: Catch The Buzz

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Are you interested in greening your commute with an electric scooter? How about Greening your office, your garden or your community?

Come celebrate Earth Day at Modesto Junior College on Thursday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the East Campus Quad and see where the “Green Revolution” can take you and your neighborhood. The purpose of MJC Earth Day is to heighten environmental awareness, celebrate Planet Earth and all that it provides, and educate the community about green and sustainable practices!

Stop by our booth and see photos of your local family farms!

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on the MJC Earth Day or MJC Project Green contact Elizabeth McInnes at mcinnese@mjc.edu or 575-6299 or Peggy Kroll at krollp@mjc.edu or 575-7855.

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