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What’s New at the Jeff’s Naturals 2017 Expo West Booth?

New Look, New Products, New Friends and Delicious Cocktails & Appetizers at Booth #4639!

Natural Products Expo West is just a few days away and we can’t wait! This annual occasion is the world’s largest trade show for the natural products industry, and just so happens to be our favorite event of the year! This year, we’re debuting a new look along with a fun “Take Away” event for 100 randomly selected visitors willing to try our products in new dishes and share their photos on Instagram!

Behold- the NEW Jeff’s Naturals Expo West Booth!

What’s New for 2017? #ExploreJeffsNaturals 
Make sure you come by the gorgeous newly designed Jeff’s Naturals booth (#4639) anytime between 10 a.m. Friday, March 10th & 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12th to indulge in bold Mediterranean flavors as you sample delicious
Jeff’s Naturals Olives & Peppers including our NEW Sunshine Mix Mild Banana Peppers, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, and Pitted Castelvetrano olives!

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You just may be one of 100 people randomly selected to “take away” your favorite products and share photos of your creations on Instagram for a chance to win great prizes!

Obviously, you won’t want to miss our annual Cocktail Party featuring complimentary Cabo Cocktails made with our Sliced Tamed™ Jalapeños,  Lakewood Juice (and tequila!) along with Skinny Pop Jalapeno popcorn on Saturday, March 11th from 1p.m.-3p.m.! Guess you can say it’s the “hottest” cocktail party at the expo!

If you can’t make this year’s party, we’ll miss you! Make yourself a cocktail at home with the recipe below and follow the Jeff’s Naturals Instagram account & Jeff’s Naturals on Twitter to stay connected.  We’ll toast you from afar.

 

 

 

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New Sandwich Ideas Featuring New Sunshine Mix Mild Banana Pepper Rings!

We are so thrilled to announce that Jeff’s Naturals has added a delicious medley of Banana Pepper Rings to our already robust line of all-natural line of olives, peppers, capers and sun-dried tomatoes! Say hello to our colorful and delicious Sunshine Mix Mild Banana Pepper Rings!

These mildly flavorful peppers are sourced from local family farms in Northern California and harvested July through September. They are delicious on everything from pizzas to sandwiches, from salads to omelets and a variety of recipes like these (fresh from the Jeff’s Naturals Kitchen)!

Napa Style Hero Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 min. Total Time: 10 min. Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS
2 c. baby arugula
4 French bread sub sandwich rolls, split
12 ounces thinly sliced deli smoked turkey breast
4 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese
8 slices cooked peppered bacon
1 avocado, thinly sliced
2/3 c. coarsely chopped Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, drained
2/3 c. coarsely chopped Jeff’s Naturals Sunshine Mix Mild Banana Pepper Rings, drained
4 fresh figs, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise
1/4 c. coarsely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
Dijon Mustard to taste

PREPARATION
Evenly divide arugula onto bottom halves of the sub rolls. Top with the turkey, cheese, bacon and avocado.
In a small bowl, stir together the bell peppers, banana peppers, figs, basil, and lemon zest, until well combined. Spread mustard on both side of the bread. Evenly divide mixture among the sandwich rolls, cover with roll tops and serve.

The Jeff’s Naturals Dagwood Sandwich

Dagwood Sandwich Jeff's Naturals

Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 min Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS
8 slices peppered turkey breast thinly sliced
8 slices deli salami thinly sliced
8 slices prosciutto ham thinly sliced
8 slices black forest deli ham thinly sliced
8 slices Swiss cheese thinly sliced
1/2 cup Jeff’s Naturals Sunshine Mix Mild Banana Pepper Rings, drained, seeded, and sliced in strips
1 cup Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, drained
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Sandwich spread:
1 Tablespoon Jeff’s Naturals Diced Tamed™ Jalapeño Peppers, drained and seeded
1/2 cup Jalapeño jelly
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint
1 Italian or focaccia loaf of bread cut horizontally
2 Tablespoons butter at room temperature

PREPARATION
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring Jalapeño jelly and diced Jalapeño peppers to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir mint in until blended. Pour mixture in a small bowl, set aside to cool for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, heat a sandwich grill or a heavy skillet.

Slice bread horizontally.

Brush the sandwich spread onto the insides of both the top and bottom pieces of bread.

Layer the sandwich as follows: turkey, salami, prosciutto, black forest ham, cheese, banana peppers, roasted bell peppers, salt, and ground pepper. Close sandwich and cut into 4 equal pieces.

Brush top of the sandwich with butter, set sandwich, butter side down, on the sandwich grill or skillet.

Brush butter on top side of bread and place on the grill or in a large skillet. To evenly press the sandwich, place a heavy skillet, or a brick wrapped in foil, on top of the sandwich.

Cook until nicely browned and the cheese is melted, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Repeat for the second sandwich.

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A Quick Word with our Recipe and Development Chef Peter Kirkpatrick

Ever wonder who is creating those tasty recipes we keep adding using our all-natural line of olives, peppers, capers and sun-dried tomatoes? Meet our Recipe & Development Chef, Peter Kirkpatrick (known around here as PK).

PK is originally from Gainesville, FL where he cooked at various restaurants for a decade before heading to California to expand his knowledge of food and cuisines of the world at the Culinary Institute of America in St Helena, CA. where he earned an Associate degree in Culinary Arts.

After completing culinary school, PK took an internship in Napa Valley’s Hartwell Vineyards to learn about winemaking process. He soon landed a job at Del Dotto vineyards under the direction of Chef Joshua Schwartz. PK says that his cooking and winemaking experience in Napa Valley has influenced the type of products and dishes that he develops in our test kitchen.

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We sat down with PK not long ago to learn more about him.

JN: What is your personal favorite Jeff’s Naturals product(s) and how do you serve them?
PK: “My favorite Jeff’s Naturals products are the sliced or whole pepperoncini. For the whole pepperoncini, I like to use them on a simple cheese and charcuterie board when having guests over. For the sliced, I like to use them in Mac N’ Cheese.”

JN: How long have you been cooking with the company? What did you do before this?
PK: “I’ve been with this company for about four years now in the R&D department. Before coming here, I was cooking for a winery in the Napa Valley. I still cook at the winery from time to time, especially during the busy tourist season. As much as I enjoy developing new products in the test kitchen, nothing beats the excitement of cooking in an actual restaurant kitchen.”

JN: What is your favorite dish you prepare for yourself at home?
PK: “I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I don’t do much cooking for myself at home. If I do prepare a meal, it has to be quick and easy. I find myself falling back on pizza or pasta, with a simple salad on most nights. Luckily for me, almost every Jeff’s Naturals product works perfectly for those type of quick and easy meals.”

JN: Of all the Jeff’s Naturals recipes, which one would you recommend to a beginner?
PK: “Hmm. I would probably say the Peperoncini & Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole, or the Creamy Jalapeño Dip. Those are both super easy to prepare, and they’re great for summer BBQs!”

JN: Do you have a favorite recipe on our site?
PK: “I reeeeeally like the Castelvetrano Spring Farro Salad. I know, I know, its technically summer; but I promise that nobody will be complaining if you show up to the pool party with this killer salad. Just try it, it’s delicious.”

Pitted Castelvetrano Olives

Great News About Jeff’s Naturals Castelvetrano Olives (And a New Recipe!)

N Pitted Castelvetrano Olives (2) Great news for fans of Castelvetrano Olives. Consumers can now get these irresistible snack olives pitted!

Yes, pitted! Jeff’s Naturals new Pitted Castelvetrano Olives make it even easier to enjoy these delicious olives in snacks and meals.

Now you can spend less time making and more time enjoying your favorite dishes like Heirloom and Castelvetrano Tuna Salad, Castelvetrano Spring Farro Salad, and Cheese Stuffed Fried Green Olives just to name a few. The new Pitted Castelvetrano Olives are also perfect for your favorite martini!

More ways to enjoy our new Pitted Castelvetrano Olives:

  • Add to braised meat dishes, especially chicken or duck.
  • Toss with mixed baby greens, orange sections, shaved fennel and a light lemon vinaigrette for a beautiful and refreshing salad.
  • Add them to hot couscous, along with salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, sliced green onions and chopped flat-leaf parsley.

Castelvetrano Facts:

  • Castelvetranos are Italy’s number one snack olive, chosen three to one over any other type of olive.
  • Italians often refer to them as “dolce” (meaning “sweet” in Italian).
  • Castelvetranos are produced exclusively in Castelvetrano, Sicily, from the olive variety known as nocerella del belice.
  • They are easily recognized by their distinctive bright green hue and meaty, buttery flesh.
  • Castelvetranos came on the U.S. scene only recently, first appearing on the bulk olive bars of specialty food stores.
  • Jeff and our Italy-based import manager travel to Sicily each fall to inspect the harvest and foster relationships with generations-old family farmers, ensuring that our customers have access to the finest Castelvetrano olives available.

Enjoy them in this new recipe:

Pistachio & Castelvetrano Olive Pesto

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Ingredients
1 cup pitted Jeff’s Naturals Pitted Castelvetrano Olives
½ cup shelled pistachios
1 small clove fresh garlic
1 lemon, zested and juiced
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

Directions
In a food processor, pulse all ingredients to desired consistency. Serve on a nice white fish, baked chicken, or veggies, and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

The possibilities are endless! Crack open a jar and let your creativity run wild.

Have a Bloody Mary on Us at Natural Products Expo West!

Natural Products Expo West Cocktail Pary

The Bloody Mary, everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail, is almost as unique as the individual who made it. Everyone has their own preference and there is no one right way to make them.  The cocktail was once called “the world’s most complex cocktail” in The Daily Telegraph. One thing is certain- Jeff’s Naturals products are a natural fit for this mysterious drink.

Guess you could say Jeff’s Naturals and a Bloody Mary go together like salt and pepper. One compliments the other.

We are looking forward to heading back to Anaheim CA next month for Natural Products Expo West 2016, the world’s largest trade show for the natural products industry.  To add even more excitement, we’re bringing some of our favorite Bloody Mary fixings to host a huge Bloody Mary Mixer with our friends at  Tillen Farms and Lakewood Juice!

If you’re headed to this year’s Expo West, join us Saturday March 12th from 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at Booth #4768.  We’ll be serving up delicious Bloody Mary cocktails made with Lakewood Organic Super Veggie Juice and garnishes like hugely popular Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives, Garlic Stuffed Olives our Jalapeño Stuffed Olives and Tillen Farms Gourmet Green Beans and Asparagus as cocktail stirrers.  But that’s not all- we’ll also be serving tasty appetizers to our guests made with Jeff’s Naturals Olives & Peppers– YUM!  You don’t want to miss it!

If you’re among those who won’t be attending this year’s expo or you can’t wait that long, don’t worry. Here’s an easy Bloody Recipe you can make at home.

Jeff’s Naturals Darn Good Bloody Mary

Prep Time: 5 min  |  Total Time: 5 min  | Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
  • 1-½ oz. Vodka
  • Splash of your favorite hot sauce
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Splash of brine from Jeff’s Naturals Olives or Peppers
  • Ice for serving
  • Assorted Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives for garnish
  • 1 celery stalk

Directions:

Stir Bloody Mary mix and vodka together. Add a dash of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of Jeff’s Naturals Olive or Pepper brine. Pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with your favorite Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives. Finish with a stalk of celery.

 

One Full Year of Jeff’s Naturals Products?!? Yes Please!

Win a One Year Supply of Jeff's Naturals

What if you received a package filled with your favorite all-natural Mediterranean products every month for ONE FULL YEAR?

What would you do with a bountiful supply of Hot Cherry Peppers, Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, Imported Non-Pureil Capers, Tamed Jalapeño Peppers, Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes, Garlic Stuffed Olives, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes, Castelvetrano Olives, Golden Greek Peperoncini, Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, Roasted Bell Peppers and Carmelized Onions and our Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto?

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Just think of all of the recipes you could make, salads, wine & cheese pairings, martinis, antipasto platters, hors d’oeuvres and other decadent snacks made with natural ingredients that are carefully monitored from farm to your table!

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Enter A Year of Jeff’s Naturals Giveaway for a chance to win a package full of Jeff’s Naturals products every month for ONE FULL YEAR! Keep them all for yourself, or share with friends and family! Either way, you will love a year of all-natural gourmet goodness.

This promotion is open to Facebook users who “Like” the Jeff’s Naturals Facebook page.  Must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the U.S.  Void where prohibited.

Don’t have a Facebook profile?  No problem!  You can enter directly from this post below!

You have until December 30th to enter, and collect bonus entries by inviting your friends (follow instructions once you enter).  The winner will be announced in early January 2016.

Jeff's Naturals T-Shirts

Are You Ready for #TShirtTuesday?

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We believe there is no such thing as too many T Shirts.  That’s why we want to show our appreciation to our fantastic and loyal social media followers by giving them the shirts off our backs.

Beginning Tuesday, September 22nd– we are giving away one of our super cute “Do You Love Olives” T-Shirts along with Jeff’s Naturals coupons to one of our newsletter subscribers and one of our Facebook followers.

Here’s how to enter:

1. If you are already a subscriber to the Jeff’s Naturals monthly newsletter, then you’re all good.  Just keep doing what you’re doing.  If you are not a subscriber, you are missing out on exclusive recipes made with Jeff’s Naturals products, pairing ideas along with natural foods store news and sales.  So join already!  We promise we’ll never spam you or share your information with anyone else.

2. Follow the Jeff’s Naturals Facebook page and check our page every Tuesday morning in September and October for our #TShirtTuesday post.  Leave a comment on our post and just like that, you are entered.

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We’ll automatically pick a winner from our list of subscribers every week and email the winner.  Remember, Jeff’s Naturals Monthly Newsletter Subscribers get 2x the entries! 

Jalapeño Mangorita Madness & Natural Products Expo West

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Jeff greets Expo West attendees there to sample from our world famous olive bar.

 

Like all good things, Natural Products Expo West 2015 is history!  But the memories and the new friends we made will last a lifetime! With an estimated 60,000+ attendees and 3000+ exhibits, Natural Products Expo West is the world’s largest trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products industry.    The annual event showcases the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products.

Jeff and the rest of our team had a magnificent time chatting with folks and sharing samples from our world famous olive bar and other delicious appetizers.

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Our Jalapeño Mangoritas made with Lakewood Organic Mango Blend Juice, and Tillen Farms Bada Bing Cherries, and of course Jeff’s Naturals sliced Tamed Jalapeños were a huge hit with the crowd!  To complement our cocktail we served hummus generously laced with Jeff’s Naturals Diced Tamed Jalapenos, and a blue corn tortilla chip to scoop it up.

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We enjoyed seeing some of our favorite retailers including Whole Foods, Moscow Co-op, Natural Grocers, Sunrise Natural Foods, Vita Cost and many others. There were lots of new products to see and to try, foods, supplements, health and beauty products, you name it. We also loved visiting La Terra Fina for their chips, dips and beer bash, snacked on Bakery on Main’s new Granola Crunch, and enjoyed ice cream treats from the Double Rainbow booth across the aisle.

A special thanks goes to the great organizers from Natural Products Expo for making this event such a success!

Counting Down to Expo West 2015!

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The Jeff’s Naturals team were all smiles at Natural Products Expo West last year.

As members of the growing natural products community, we always look forward to our annual trek to Anaheim, CA for Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products industry. The Jeff’s Naturals team cannot wait to connect with the thousands of attendees looking for the newest and most innovative natural, organic, and healthy lifestyle products the weekend of March 5–7, 2015.

“At last year’s Expo West event, it was quite noticeable that the non-GMO movement is really taking hold and influencing the food choices consumers make,” says Irene Fay, the Natural Channel Sales Manager for Jeff’s Naturals. “We are proud to be among the exhibitors that are non-GMO certified. In fact, people flocked to our booth last year just to sample our products. Nice to see so many olive and pepper lovers out there!”

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Jeff’s Naturals joined Lakewood Juices and Tillen Farms to host a very popular Bloody Mary Bar at the 2014 Natural Products Expo West event.

If you have never been to Expo West, it is quite the experience! Our Bloody Mary Bar from last year’s event was such a hit, that we have decided to reunite with Lakewood Juices and Tillen Farms to host another special cocktail hour (for attendees 21 and up) at the 2015 event!

We hope you will visit the Lakewood Juices Booth, #2816, and the Tillen Farms Booth, #2673.  Then, be sure to stop by the Jeff’s Naturals Booth, #4144, on Saturday, March 7th from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for some fun Jalapeno Mangorita Madness!!

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ABOUT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST
Natural Products Expo West is the premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products industry. With an estimated 60,000+ attendees and 3000+ exhibits it is also the largest. The annual event showcases the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. To learn more, visit expowest.com.

10 Original Holiday Appetizer Ideas

Holiday OlivesCall it a hunch, but we have a sneaking suspicion that you have a lot on your plate these days. It can be easy to get overwhelmed this time of year between holiday gatherings, shopping, overnight guests, school getting out, etc.

While we can’t help with everything, we CAN help uncomplicate holiday entertaining for you! From handstuffing olives with feta, blue cheese or locally grown garlic to roasting red peppers, we have already have done much the work for you right here in Napa Valley.

All you have to do is pick up a your favorite Jeff’s Naturals products at your local food store (or order online), crack open a jar and get creative by pairing our olives and peppers with your favorite appetizers and dishes.

Holiday Antipasto PlatterYou can also follow some of these simple ideas to make a statement at your holiday gathering:

1. Serve Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto with feta cheese, hummus and warm pita triangles.

2. Mix Diced Tamed™ Jalapeños with fresh cilantro and garlic. Blend with a stick of softened butter and spread it on crusty bread for a delicious snack!

3. Cube your favorite cheese and serve with a combination of Castelvetrano Olives, Organic Pitted Whole Greek Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives, olive oil and a few shavings of citrus peel for an easy party appetizer.

4. Arrange sliced Roasted Bell Pepper Strips on a serving plate with sliced fresh mozzarella and julienned fresh basil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

5. Roughly chop Organic Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives and toss with olive oil and capers. Spoon mixture over a block goat cheese and serve with pita chips.

6. Combine Garlic Stuffed Olives in a food processor with anchovy filets, Capers, lemon juice and olive oil for a terrific tapenade. Spread it on fish or chicken or serve it as an appetizer.

7. Chop Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives and/or Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives and sprinkle on hummus. Use as a dip for crudité.

8. Make an olive tapenade by putting Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives and/or Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives into a food processor with some of the olive brine and olive oil.

9. Serve Castelvetrano Olives as a quick and addictive snack by themselves or alongside Spanish Marcona almonds and Manchego cheese.

10. Create an antipasto platter using Garlic Stuffed Olives and Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Bell Peppers and assorted meats and cheeses.

We’ve added new appetizers, cocktails and side dish recipes to our recipe page for your enjoyment like Creamy Jalapeño Dip Supreme Artichoke Dip , Deep Dish Party Pizzas and more.

Pinnning for Pizza & Paninis

We think homemade pizza & paninis are two should be a weeknight dinner staple in every household.  That’s why we are giving away the ultimate Pizza and Panini kit to one lucky person!

Enter the Jeff’s Naturals “Pinning for Pizza & Paninis” Sweepstakes for a chance to win a deluxe Panini Press & Grill, a gourmet Pizza Stone and a basket filled with Jeff’s Naturals Mediterranean favorites so you can enjoy a delicious pizza and/or panini any night of the week!

Roasted Bell Pepper and Kalamata Pizza
Roasted Bell Pepper and Kalamata Pizza
Texan Pastrami Panini
Texan Pastrami Panini

The best part is everyone walks away with great new Pizza and Panini recipes to share  with friends on PInterest and Facebook and/or to try at home!

These recipes are so simple and they use your favorite ingredients from our all-natural line of olives, peppers, capers and sun-dried tomatoes with no preservatives, additives, sulfites, artificial colors or flavors! Click here to see our entire collection of Jeff’s Naturals wholesome recipes.

To enter, simply click here and follow the instructions!  It’s easy!

 

October is Co-op month….Let’s Celebrate “The Co‐op Connection”!

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Since 1930, co-ops across the United States have convened every October to celebrate the cooperative movement’s history and economic impact on communities nationwide. The annual event continues to provide a key opportunity to reflect on the cooperative legacy.This month millions of co-­op members across the U.S. will observe Co-­op Month with festivals, contests and open houses. This year’s theme—”The Co-­‐op Connection” celebrates the ways co‐ops connect with each other, their communities and their world.

What are Co-ops?
Cooperatives, a.k.a. Co-ops, are businesses that are owned and governed by their members—the same people who use the co-­op’s goods or services. Profits are distributed to members (not stakeholders) and reinvested in the co­‐op or the community, often meeting needs that might otherwise go unmet. Co‐ops range in size from small storefronts to large Fortune 500 companies.

Why Go with a Co‐op?
Co‐ops mean business. They provide a viable alternative to the traditional business model for more than 130 million members across the U.S. Co-­ops also mean connections. They strengthen ties with members through education and networking opportunities. They connect with other cooperatives by practicing Cooperative Principle #6, or “cooperation among cooperatives.”

How do Co-ops connect?
Co-­ops connect with policymakers through advocacy, and with young people through engagement. Through sustainable development, co-­ops connect with their communities and help build a better future. Watch this clip from CNN’s “Issue #1” featuring a NCBA CLUSA spokesperson talking the ability of food cooperatives in providing an economical food distribution alternative:

Worldwide, co­‐ops are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change. We are proud to work with numerous cooperatives across the United States such as these National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)* affiliated co-ops listed below. We encourage you to check them out if you are in the following locations:

Lakewinds Natural Foods in Chanhassen, Minnetonka and Richfield, MN
The Merc in Lawrence, KS
Outpost Natural Foods Co-op Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa, WI
Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, VT
Mississippi Market in St. Paul, MN
Willy Street Co-op in Madison and Middleton, WI
City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington, VT
GreenStar Cooperative Market in Ithaca, NY
Mariposa Food Co-op in Philadelphia, PA
New Leaf Market Co-op in Tallahassee, FL
Ashland Food Co-op in Ashland OR
Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco CA

*About the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)
NCGA is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. The organization represents 143 food co-ops operating over 190 stores in 38 states with combined annual sales of over $1.6 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCGA helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.

About The National Cooperative Business Association
The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) is the oldest and largest national membership association dedicated to ensuring that cooperative businesses have the same opportunities as other businesses operating the United States and that consumers have access to cooperatives in the marketplace. NCBA’s mission is to protect, advance and defend domestic cooperative business.  For more information on cooperatives, visit www.ncba.coop.

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Whole Foods Tribal Bazaar

At Jeff’s Naturals, we spend a lot of time traveling to meet with natural foods retailers and members of their team. It’s always a pleasure to be a part of events where we can introduce our unique products to new people!

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Whole Foods Tribal Bazaar in the port city of Richmond, CA.  This special event gives Whole Foods employees a chance to sample and learn more about the natural brands sold in their stores.  This results in more knowledgeable store employees and the ability to assist their customers even more.

The event was resounding success and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting lots of new faces while distributing samples of our peppers and olives sold in their stores. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet with so many wonderful Whole Foods team members and answer their questions!

Needless to say, we had lots of fun making new friends and checking out some of the other vendors on the floor along with some fun sites.  In addition to mouth watering food and drink samples, we were wowed by all of the natural wellness vendors and exciting entertainment from roaming dancers and contortionists!  Here are some of the fun snapshots we took of the event:

Enjoying the shade
Taking a break from the local food vendors who were serving up complimentary goodies. The vendors served everything from Tamales to Malaysian food….Coffee, Ice cream and more!  Check out how huge the sign is!
Enjoying a little bistro dining. Smells like heaven here. Or is that sausage?
Rosie The Riveter Museum was adjacent to the pavilion where our event was taking place!  This is a wonderful place to learn more about life in the United States  during WWII and the important role women played during this time. Those are Whole Foods team members sending smiles!

Announcing the “Bring Jeff’s Naturals to Your Favorite Natural Foods Store Challenge”

Photo Source: Vegetarian Mama
Photo Source: Vegetarian Mama

Ask anyone who has ever tried Jeff’s Naturals and they will probably tell you there is something remarkably different about our olives, peppers, and other specialty items.

What is it that sets us apart?

Maybe it’s because we have close ties to our local growers in California and abroad in the Mediterranean which enables us to offer fresh ingredients reminiscent of what you would find in your own backyard garden.

Perhaps it is our commitment to only using ingredients that are certified non-GMO, gluten free and vegan. Unlike many other companies, we do not add preservatives, additives, sulfites, artificial colors or flavors…..and you can taste the difference.

Jeff's NaturalsWould you like to see more of our products in your local natural foods store? Here is how you can help:

  • Ask your store manager for a specific Jeff’s Naturals product you’ve been wanting to try- click here to see all of our products.
  • Once the product appears on the shelf, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page before July 1, 2014.  If you don’t use Facebook you can always send it to consumerinfo@jeffsnaturals.com . Please include the name of the store.
  • In return, we will send you a special thank you gift….Everyone wins!

There is something about our brand that makes it worthwhile to find us in your favorite natural foods store. Here are just a few examples of some people who have tried us and agree!

The Double Chin Diary ExpoWest Recap
“….Castlevetrano olives from Jeff’s Naturals….These things are buttery, nutty, rich and delicious! ”

Jeff’s Naturals Review – #glutenfree @jeffsnaturals
“I was amazed at the taste of the bell pepper strips!…. Our local Whole Foods has recently started to carry many of the products so we’ve also bought several more products on our own! They are our product of choice when it comes to olives and pepper varieties and more!…As you can imagine, we’ve made countless recipes from these products! We have also eaten many of them right from the jar!”

Jeff’s Naturals Greek Peperoncini, who knew the greeks were so peppery
“Jeff’s Naturals are not only crisp and sweet, but literally bursting with flavor. Keeping in line with the greek theme, these would be fantastic in a greek salad with cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta. Whisk together a simple vinaigrette of evoo, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, s&p, and a little honey. The sweet and savory dressing will perfectly compliment the tangy zest of the peppers.”

The Joy of Jeff’s Peppers
“The 12-ounce jars of Roasted Red Bell Pepper Strips are ideal in any dish (i.e. pasta, pizza, hummus, sauces) that calls for roasted red peppers, and on sandwiches or a panini. With only 1 gram of sugar, 5 grams of sodium, and no fat, the red pepper slices add flavor to dishes without sugar, sodium, or fat….Jeff’s Naturals Whole Golden Greek Peperoncini and Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini are delicious in salads and antipasto dishes….Tamed Jalapeno Peppers have the flavor of a pepper without the overabundance of heat that comes with eating a traditional jalapeno pepper. Delicious in Tex-Mex dishes, on pizza, and in salads, Tamed Jalapeno Peppers will make those who shy away from the jalapeno reconsider their decision…..Sliced Hot Cherry Peppers are colorful (red and green) and slightly spicy with a hint of sweetness making them a favorite in relishes, sandwich toppers, pizza, and more.”

Olive YOU – Product Review
“I discovered my now beloved castelvetrano olives. They are amazing. Buttery bliss, encapsulating the perfectly salted brine of a juicy bite size orb, they are now a daily delight and a must in my dinner routine….Jeff’s Naturals has been discovered and has fulfilled my OLIVE needs.”

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Jeff’s Naturals Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary by Launching New Products!

Diced-Jalepenos_AntipastoIt’s been a great year for Jeff’s Naturals! We were elated to learn that we are now the #1 olive brand in the natural channel*­ and the #2 brand in peppers!

How did we celebrate?

Well, we threw one heck of a cocktail party at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, but we are also celebrating by introducing TWO new products to our line of all natural pantry staples.

Meet the newest members of the Jeff’s Naturals family:

Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto
Need an instant appetizer? Our new Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto is perfect for snacking! This colorful combination of large green olives, tangy peperoncini, rich red bell peppers and fresh, savory garlic is sure to be a hit at your next party, on a salad, or on the go! This new addition is a “must-have” for any antipasto platter.

Diced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers
To say that our fans rave about our Sliced Tamed Jalapeños would be an understatement!  Due to popular demand, we are happy to introduce our Diced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers! Use them on sandwiches, nachos, pizzas, omelets and dips like this Supreme Artichoke Dip for a bit of “zing” without the burn!

These yummy hybrid peppers were created exclusively for us by horticulturists at Texas A&M University by combining traditional jalapeño peppers with bell peppers to create a proprietary “harmless” jalapeño. The result?  A pleasant pepper flavor with much less heat. Our peppers are sourced in California and packed within 24-hours of harvest so you can enjoy the freshest taste possible!

Like all of our products, these two new additions are all natural and contain no sulfites or artificial anything. ­Just fresh, clean ingredients and remarkable taste. The Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto and Diced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers are also certified Non-GMO, Vegan and Gluten Free. Click here to learn more about our certifications!

Got questions? Feel free to post them on our Facebook page, we are always checking! You can also email your questions to consumerinfo@jeffsnaturals.com . Be sure to ask your favorite natural foods store about these new products so you can try them for yourself!

*SPINSscan data ending July 2013