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 createHey Honey! Artisanal Lemonade is the only lemonade that is sweetened 100% with California wildcraftedhoney. 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 andSan 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 deliciousalternatives to sugary drinks and soda that you can feel good about giving to your family!Have a bee~utiful day….The Hey Honey! Team!
Posts Tagged ‘Organic Foods’
Posted in Food, healthy lifestyle, local foods, local organic, tagged California organic Farmers, community health, Food, healthy beverages, hey honey organic lemonade, hey honey! on facebook, hey honey! on pinterest, hey honey! on twitter, Local Choices, local organic farms, Organic Foods, San Joaquin Valley, the best lemonade on May 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I taste that the earth is treated with kindness,
I taste that animals are cared for in a humane way,
I taste that social justice is an important part of the mix,
I taste that economic viability is the foundation that helps it happen,
and all of these tastes combine to form a deeply rich satisfying experience on my pallet and in my soul.
– Kirsten Olson, farmer at Hunter Orchards
Posted in agriculture, central valley, Events, local organic, organic farmers, Organic Farming, Riverdance Pick & Gather, sustainable farming, tagged California organic Farmers, central valley, central valley u-pick farms, Events, local events, Local farms, Localchoices, organic blueberry farms, organic cherry farms, Organic Foods, riverdance pick & gather, San Joaquin Valley on May 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
It’s that time of year again when Cindy Lashbrook and Bill Thompson open the gates to their biodiverse Organic Blueberry and Cherry farm. In celebration of the peak season of these fruits at their finest the “Pick & Gather” farm festival will be held on June 5th and 6th this year. Bring your family and friends because this by far is the BEST spring event going on here in California’s Central Valley!
The Pick & Gather weekend on the farm venue seems to improve every year thanks to a group of hardworking locavores that have brought together all things local, with the best of the valley from foods to musicians. The list is long of activities, entertainment, educational workshops, river fair and of course our tastey Hey Honey! Organic Lemonade will be there. Visit the P & G website & facebook page where you can get details, tickets and all the daily farm buzz!
Now I want to share a little about the farm….
Riverdance Farms is a simple, eco-friendly working organic farm hidden along the Merced River in Livingston, CA. It has been nurtured by some of our favorite local farmers who work with mother nature not against her, practicing permaculture principals. If you are unfamiliar with this farming technique here it is in short from Wikipedia…
“Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture.”
Every visit I make to this farm takes my breath away with it’s unpretentious preservation of nature, if only all farmers could harness such beauty for us to appreciate or cared about the wellness of our farmlands with this much respect.
See you at the “Pick & Gather!”
Posted in agriculture, california, central valley, CSA, Events, Local Farming, local foods, local organic, local organic directory, local radio shows, news, organic farmers, Organic Farming, San Joaquin Valley, tagged California Certified Organic Farmer, central valley, farming, Food, Local farms, local organic farmers, local organic farms, local radio, Localchoices, Madera farms, organic farms in madera, Organic Foods, sustainable farming, T&D willey farms on February 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Down on the Farm ~ KFCF 88.1 fm
Friday Feb. 5th
Posted in agriculture, central valley, Food, food blogs, local foods, news, organic farmers, San Joaquin Valley, tagged central valley, eat local challenge, Events, Food, Local farms, local foods, local organic farmers, local organic farms, Localchoices, Organic Farming, Organic Foods, San Joaquin Valley on October 7, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Happy October my Locavores, how will you eat this month and beyond?
The task really is not that difficult and can actually be fun finding what fabulous family farms are in your back yard, especially if you live here in the Central Valley surrounded by loads of farms big & small.
The challenge is about eating within a hundred miles and making conscious food choices. I have already done the leg work for you, just browse through my blog and find farms, farmers & farmers markets close to you and connect with them….trust me, you will wish you had done this sooner!
Your First tip:
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.
Posted in central valley, Events, farm policies, Food, health, healthy lifestyle, local events, Local Farming, local foods, local organic, local organic directory, Michael Pollan, natural farming, news, organic farmers, Organic Farming, organic food videos, polotics, sustainable farming, Uncategorized, tagged agriculture, California Certified Organic Farmer, community health, Community Supported Agriculture, Events, farming, farms, Food, green, local, local event, local events, local foods, local organic farmers, local organic farms, organic, Organic Farming, Organic Food, Organic Foods, Organic Gardening, sustainability, sustainable farming on August 1, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
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!
Posted in agriculture, farm policies, Food, news, organic farmers, Organic Farming, sustainable farming, tagged cuesa, food polotics, health, news, organic farmers, organic farms, Organic Foods, sustainable agriculture, USDA on August 1, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
A Critical Look at the Latest Organic Headlines
With all the shots being taken at organics lately, this week’s headline proclaiming “Organic food not healthier” probably wasn’t a surprise for sustainability-minded eaters. (Tough economic times have many Americans looking for ways to spend less in the short term, so it’s an opportune time for agribusiness to step in and seal the deal.) The coverage — which, in some cases, leapt to conclusions beyond those drawn by the study — prompted an outpouring of passionate, articulate testimony about the many-faceted value of organic food.
The research in question is a survey of many studies, encompassing the last 50 years. It was commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), an independent government body in the UK, and, as the headlines imply, it concluded that organic and conventional food have around the same nutritional content.