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Orca Bay Keta Salmon Filets

Posted in Featured Brand on March 28th at 3:31 pm

Based in Seattle, Orca Bay believes that sustainable seafood is not only critical to the continued success of the seafood business, but it’s also the right thing to do for the planet. This energetic and creative food products company has been providing exceptional seafood choices for more than 20 years – offering fish ranging from Ahi Tuna Steaks, Flounder Fillets and Sword Fish Steaks, and many more!

The low-key flavor of their Keta Salmon Fillets blends so well with spice rubs and zesty sauces that it’s a favorite among customers. The fish is delicious when smoked and many grilling enthusiasts use wood chips to bring out the fish’s appealing flavor. On top of the delicious flavor, the fillets have a moderate fat content that delivers the highest level of heart-healthy Omega-3’s. This fish is sure to be a hit with seafood lovers who are conscious of the importance of sustainability in the industry.


If you’re interested in carrying Keta Salmon Fillets or any of Orca Bay’s other delicious seafood offerings, the following varieties are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

171130 ORCA BAY Ahi Tuna Steaks (Yellowfin), wild caught

171140 ORCA BAY Flounder Fillets, wild caught

171160 ORCA BAY Keta Salmon Fillets, wild caught

171190 ORCA BAY Pacific Ocean Perch Fillets, wild caught

171200 ORCA BAY Sword Fish Steaks, wild caught

171210 ORCA BAY Mahi Mahi Fillets, wild caught

171220 ORCA BAY Mediterranean Style Yellowfin Tuna Burger

171230 ORCA BAY Teriyaki Style Yellowfin Tuna Burger

171240 ORCA BAY Teriyaki Style Sockeye Salmon Burger

We hope these products help you introduce a sustainable seafood option in your store!

Bella Lucia Gluten-Free Vanilla Pizzelles

Posted in Featured Brand on March 22nd at 4:40 pm

Bella Lucia Gluten-Free Pizzelles began five years ago when founder Maryann Petta Cook experimented by substituting gluten-free flour for wheat flour in her pizzelle recipe. The rest, she says, was history, and soon a local natural food store began selling her cookies. After just a few months, the cookies were such a hit that customers began asking for them by name!

Gluten-Free Food Examiner Jennifer Harris recently reviewed the cookies for her column, beginning her review with, “I never tried a pizzelle before my [Celiac] diagnosis, but I think the quality of this product is such that it is hard to tell they are gluten-free.” She ends her report urging her readers to ask retailers like you to start carrying the cookies because they’re THAT good.


If you’re interested in carrying these delicious Italian treats, the following varieties of Bella Lucia Pizzelles are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

247300 BELLA LUCIA Anise Pizzelle

247310 BELLA LUCIA Vanilla Pizzelle

247320 BELLA LUCIA Saigon Cinnamon Pizzelle


We hope these products help you introduce another gluten-free alternative to baked goods in your store. They’re sure to be a hit!

Shiloh Farms Chia Seeds

Posted in Featured Brand on March 15th at 4:30 pm

Chia seeds have been a popular source of energy and nutrition for centuries – dating back to the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico. The seeds are known as ‘hydrophilic’ because they can absorb 10 times their weight in water. The gelatinous substance they form when water logged is soothing to the digestive tract, beneficial for keeping the body hydrated, and helps maintain electrolyte balance.

Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, and they promote good digestion in the body, contributing to a healthy colon and decreased exposure to harmful toxins. The seeds have also been known to slow down the body’s digestion of carbohydrates to help the body stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition, they’re a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, boron, phosphorus, manganese and zinc.

For your customers, chia seeds can be a great yogurt or breakfast cereal topping. Bake them into muffins or pancakes, or add them to salads and smoothies. You could even sample them in your retail store over a small bit of Greek yogurt as a breakfast option. Just be sure your customers know to drink a 12-ounce glass of water for every tablespoon of chia seeds consumed to counteract the water absorption properties.


The following Shiloh Farms Chia Seeds are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

222025 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, Black ORGANIC

222031 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, Black

222035 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, White

Tonya’s Gluten Free Soft Pretzels

Posted in Featured Brand on February 27th at 7:37 pm

Tonya Bernard’s venture into gluten-free baking started when her young daughter Cailie was diagnosed with celiac disease. Cailie suffered extreme malnutrition and weight loss before doctors discovered her gluten intolerance, and Tonya wanted to be sure her daughter could enjoy the same lifestyle as other children regardless of her disease.

When Tonya herself was diagnosed with celiac disease shortly after Cailie, the pair searched high and low for delicious gluten-free baked goods with no success. That’s when Tonya decided to begin experimenting with gluten-free recipes on her own.

By the time her daughter reached kindergarten, Tonya had successfully developed a recipe for gluten-free bread, but she still missed the buttery taste of an old-fashioned soft pretzel. After more experimenting with recipes, she finally found one that resembled the taste of her Aunt’s famous soft pretzels, and Tonya’s Gluten Free Soft Pretzels were born!


The following Tonya’s Gluten-Free products are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

169100 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Original Soft Pretzels, 16.2 oz.

169110 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels, 16.2 oz.

169120 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Original Soft Pretzel Bites, 14.52 oz.

169130 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites, 14.52 oz.

Tonya’s soft pretzels, both regular and cinnamon sugar, are by far her most sought after product. We recommend giving them a try today – your customers will love them!

Featured Brand: Second Helpings & a Product Giveaway

Posted in Featured Brand on February 19th at 4:23 pm

Like most gluten-free eaters, Second Helping founder Jillian Taffe’s decision to remove gluten from her family’s diet wasn’t a choice, but a necessity. After Jillian and two of her children were diagnosed with celiac disease, her husband and middle child soon discovered they were suffering from a gluten intolerance as well. Soon after, the busy mom of three struggled to find healthy, wholesome gluten-free dinner options for her family that didn’t take all day to cook.

Jillian was determined to find a way to serve the ‘normal’ foods her family had grown to love at mealtime. After getting creative in the kitchen, her first recipe for gluten-free corn dogs – now fondly dubbed Corn Puppies – was born, and so was Second Helping.

Since then, Jillian has worked with Executive Chef Amy Fothergill to create delectable gluten-free, dairy/casein-free, soy-free and nut-free frozen food options that help families eat well on the go. She is committed to only producing Second Helping products in a dedicated gluten-free facility and to ensure that they’re gluten-free verified through ELISA batch testing. All of Second Helping products are gluten-free certified through GFCO.

The following Second Helping products are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

172750  Corn Puppies

172760  Mama’s Meatballs

We’re so excited about adding Second Helping products to our product distribution list in 2013 that we’re giving away a free sample of the product to one lucky winner! To enter, just send us an email at telling us why you would like to try these gluten-free and freezer-friendly products by February 26, and we’ll choose one lucky winner to receive our Second Helping prize pack. Check out the list of products below that are included with this prize, and check back next week to find out if you’ve won. Good luck!

Second Helping Prize Pack:

1 case Mama’s Meatballs

1 case Corn Puppies

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