Monthly Archives: October 2014

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!


Celebrate Non-GMO Month 2014

Celebrate Non GMO MonthThis October, thousands of natural food stores across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in Non‐GMO Month, celebrating the public’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Organized by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long event provides a platform for citizens and organizations to stand up for the right to know what’s in their food and to choose non-GMO.

GMOs are defined by the Non-GMO project as

“organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods”.

These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe. Studies increasingly show a connection between GMOs and an array of health risks and environmental concerns. While GMOs are labeled or banned in most developed countries, in the U.S. and Canada they are unlabeled and are found in nearly 80% of processed food.

We are mindful of the risk involved with consuming GMOs and the need for more choices, so with exception of our cheese stuffed olives, all Jeff’s Naturals products are Non-GMO certified by the Non-GMO project.   Throughout October, shoppers will be able to find Non-GMO Project Verified choices featured at more than 2,000 Non-GMO Month registered retail stores.

Visit the Non-GMO Month website to search the events calendar, find retailers, and enter a Non-GMO Month Daily Giveaway contest!

All Jeff's Naturals products are certified Non-GMO
Most Jeff’s Naturals products are certified Non-GMO

Please visit for more info.

Article Source: Non-GMO Project


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


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

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