Ashley Walton contacted Once Again to request a donation of Sunflower Butter . Her husband, Stephen has been a long-time Once Again Sunflower Butter fan and made the “mistake” of sharing his sunflower butter with his shipmates. His friends would dip into his quickly diminishing jar of sunflower butter whenever, Ashley would send it to him. She kept sending him more sunflower butter in greater quantities, but she just couldn’t keep up with the demand. Naturally, we couldn’t think of a better way to show our appreciation and support of our deployed service men and women then to donate several cases of sunflower butter for the crew of the U.S.S. Abraham.
Month: February 2011
Lloyd Kirwan, Linda Zangerle, Sandi Alexander and Esther Hinrich all traveled to Nicaragua this past January to visit our new sesame seed processors and our friends at the Jubilee House. Their only hiccup was their lost luggage. Traveling from freezing –22 degrees into 85 degree sunny weather meant our team arrived in Nicaragua wearing winter attire. Donned in wool socks and long sleeve shirts, our team visited the medical clinic, established by 501c3 Jubilee House. They were impressed with the work that the Jubilee House has been doing for the people of Nicaragua, instead of giving them a hand-out, they are teaching them life skills so that they can support themselves and their families. They were able to meet with the sesame co-ops and negotiate fair seed prices. We are working to get our Nicaragua sesame Tahini Certified as Fair Trade.
Bob Gelser and Gael Orr attended the NOFA conference in January. They attended some great workshops and also went with the purpose of recruiting organic farmers in New York State who might be willing to grow organic sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds are a commodity that can be grown in New York State. We are looking forward to using local crops to produce our organic sunflower butter. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Lloyd Kirwan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve undergone a label redesign and have worked hard to make our labels more readable and giving you the information you are looking for at a glance. We have created nutri-dots describing our products for you. An important note about salted versus non salted products, if you don’t see the sodium free symbol, it has salt. We have changed the text style so that you can easily see the difference between creamy and crunchy.
Organic products will have an organic lid and natural products will have a natural lid color coded for increased visibility. In addition, we have created a color band stating organic or natural on the top of all of our labels. Our lids have not been put into production yet, but will be in the up and coming months. Many of our new labels also contain recipes, the story about our raccoon logo and our economic development projects in Nicaragua.
Happy 35th Anniversary!!!
We have lots to celebrate this year. First of all, we are celebrating our 35th year anniversary with a kick off celebration in Anaheim at Natural Products Expo West.
And we were awarded the Best Peanut Butter for our American Classic Creamy Peanut Butter by Men’s Health Magazine.
Natural Products Expo – Anaheim March 11 – 13
Tree of Life East – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL April 9th & 10tt
Associated Buyers April 27th
Supply Side East – New Jersey May 2 – 4
UNFI Tabletop Show – Foxwoods May 10 – 12
Tree of Life Puerto Rico – Waldorf Astoria El San Juan Hotel July 11th & 12th
UNFI Tabletop Show – Chicago July 27 – 28
Tree of Life Midwest – Marriott, Indianapolis, IN August 27th & 28th
Tree of Life Southwest – Dallas (hotel to be announced) September 10th & 11th
Natural Products Expo – Baltimore September 21 – 24
Supply Side West – Las Vegas October 10 – 14
UNFI Tabletop Show – Hawaii November 11 – 12