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Featured Brand: Big Island Bees

Posted in Featured Brand on October 12th at 4:14 pm

For over forty years, Big Island Bees has been a family affair. Since 1971, the Puett family has been keeping bees in beautiful Hawaii, and their apiaries have expanded from a small operation into a thriving business of 2,500 hives that currently house 190,000,000 bees. A fourth generation beekeeper, Garnett Puett harnesses the knowledge gained from his family’s rich legacy to fulfill the company’s mission: providing the finest single-floral, artisanal honey anywhere!

Big Island Bees, features three varieties of honey that are Estate PackagedRaw, and Organic. The company only sells honey that is produced by their own bees, and the unique blossoms of Hawaii produce flavor profiles that aren’t found anywhere else.

A delicate, distinct flavor perfect for tea drinkers because it doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the tea. Found only in Hawaii, the Lehua blossom produces a white, smoothly crystallized honey.

Big Island Bess adds Organic Hawaiian Cinnamon to their white organic Lehua honey to give it a marvelously fragrant nose and a warm, gently spicy taste.

This variety is characterized by an ambrosial and subtly spicy flavor and has a light, amber color. It pairs wonderfully with cheeses and vegetables.

If you’re interested in learning more about the company, or would like to make a purchase, please contact us today.

199620 Lehua & Cinnamon Raw Honey: 6/9 oz. – $35.94 (CS) – $8.99 (SRP)
199630 Ohi’a Lehua Blossom Raw Honey: 6/9 oz. – $35.94 (CS) – $8.99 (SRP)
199620 Wilelaiki Blossom Raw Honey: 6/9 oz. – $35.94 (CS) – $8.99 (SRP)

Featured Brand: Authentic Foods

Posted in Featured Brand on August 3rd at 1:30 pm

Have you been on the hunt for products to improve your Gluten Free baking selection? Both Retailers and Consumers know the struggle to find quality Gluten Free baking products, so we’d like to introduce you to a tried and true company. Enough of artificial flavors and additives; Authentic Foods has been in the business for over 20 years, and they know exactly what you’re looking for. Their motto, “It’s not just Gluten Free, it’s Better!” informs the ingredients they use and products they create.

Authentic Foods offers a full range of Gluten Free baking products. From Xanthan Gum to Garfava Flour, the founder, Steve Rice, is committed to creating Gluten Free products that are also Dairy FreeSoy FreeNut Free, and Non-GMO. Steve has a background in food service and biochemistry, so his approach is founded in both a love for good food and a commitment to nutritional soundness.

During August and September, Authentic Foods is offering their Blueberry Muffin Mix and Pancake & Baking Mix at 15% off. Summer is the perfect time for quick meal solutions, so contact your sales rep to place an order!

Garden Spot Foods is proud to offer a wide assortment of products from Authentic Foods:

190026 Dough Enhancer:  6/2 oz. – $31.50 (CS) – $7.79 (SRP)
190052 Guar Gum:  12/2 oz. – $42.36 (CS) – $5.29 (SRP)
190016 Vanilla Powder:  12/3 oz. – $80.16 (CS) – $9.99 (SRP)
190019 Xanthan Gum:  12/2 oz. – $60.12 (CS) – $7.49 (SRP)
190051 Blueberry Muffin Mix:  6/17 oz. – $33.46* (CS) – $9.79 (SRP)
190030 Pancake & Baking Mix:  6/1.25 lb. – $33.30* (CS) – $9.99 (SRP)

190047 Bette’s Featherlite Rice Flour:  6/3 lb. – $52.14 (CS) – $12.99 (SRP)
190042 Bette’s Four Flour Blend:  6/3 lb. – $55.20 (CS) – $13.79 (SRP)
190061 Classical Flour Blend:  6/3 lb. – $56.16 (CS) – $13.99 (SRP)
190032 Garfava Flour:  4/6 lb. – $90.72 (CS) – $33.99 (SRP)
190054 Multi-Blend Gluten Free Flour:  6/3 lb. – $57.18 (CS) – $14.29 (SRP)
190031 Potato Starch Flour:  6/3 lb. – $55.20 (CS) – $13.79 (SRP)
190036 Sorghum Flour:  6/3 lb. – $49.98 (CS) – $12.49 (SRP)
190065 Super-Fine Brown Rice Flour:  6/3 lb. – $61.98 (CS) – $15.49 (SRP)
190060 Super-Fine White Rice Flour:  6/3 lb. – $56.16 (CS) – $13.99 (SRP)
190044 Sweet Rice Flour:  6/3 lb. – $60.18 (CS) – $14.99 (SRP)
190050 Tapioca Flour:  6/2.75 lb. – $39.18 (CS) – $9.79 (SRP)
    *Prices reflect 15% Case Discount, valid August and September, 2015.

Featured Brand: Appalachian Naturals

Posted in Featured Brand on July 27th at 1:20 pm

When August rolls around, summer has given us copious amounts of produce! Despite the beautiful colors and vivid flavors, finding fresh ways to use the season’s harvest an feel daunting. Garden Spot Foods is proud to offer a simple solution to your customers: Appalachian Naturals Salad Dressings offer a pop of interesting flavor without compromising quality, so the best of the season can be savored.

Dressings are so often littered with additives and preservatives, but Appalachian Naturals creates products that are truly trustworthy. If you visit their website and click on a product, you’ll find very specific sourcing information. For example, they describe their Blue Cheese Dressing as being made with cheese that is “Kosher-certified, Gluten Free, and made with Microbial (Vegetarian) rennet”. Few things taste better than knowing your meal contains products that were created and sourced with care!

When you stock Appalachian Naturals’ dressings, you’re supporting a brand that values ethical practices and sustainability. Founders Shelly and Kristin have a compelling motto, “Local Agriculture is Everyone’s Business,” and each year they purchase literally tons of New England-grown vegetables, honey, milk, and maple syrup for their products. Their thoughtful relationships with their suppliers are a key ingredient in developing a tasty product.

All of Appalachian Naturals’ dressings are Gluten FreeSugar Free, and Non-GMO, and are 35% off for the month of August, so contact your sales rep to place an order!

Garden Spot Foods is proud to offer a wide assortment of products from Appalachian Naturals:

198610  Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

198620  Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

198630  Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

198640  Ginger Miso Salad Dressing:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

198650 Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

198660  Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

198670  Assorted Salad Dressings/Vinaigrettes:  12/12 oz. – $28.55 (CS)* – $5.49 (SRP)

*All prices reflect a 35% discount, valid August 1-31, 2015.

Featured Brand: Artisan Tropic

Posted in Featured Brand on June 29th at 10:00 am

“At Artisan Tropic, We’re A Family: with a slogan like this, you can be sure that you’re getting a thoughtful, trustworthy product. One family’s mission to do what it takes to bring healthy food to their home has resulted in this line of Cassava and Plantain Strips. Made from simple, natural ingredients, these are a tasty treat, and we’re excited to share them with you!

After moving from Bogota, Colombia to Charlotte, North Carolina, the youngest member of the Guzman family began dealing with serious health problems. When conventional medicine offered no solutions, they began exploring the healing power of holistic nutrition and, as they started noticing improvements, became passionate about healthy eating. Their experiences inspired the Guzman family to create their own brand of nutritious snacks and share this passion with the world!

Artisan Tropic Plantain & Cassava Strips contain three or less ingredients. In addition to being free of preservatives and artificial flavors, they are also Non-GMOGluten FreeVegan, and Paleo Certified. Both the Plantain and Cassava varieties are cut lengthwise from the source, resulting in a innovative strip that is perfect for dipping, and is a great addition to any snack food aisle!

Artisan Tropic Plantain & Cassava Strips

All Artisan Tropic Products are 15% off through September 30th.  Order now and receive a free case of product to use for sampling in your store!

If you are interested in carrying Artisan Tropic products, contact Garden Spot Foods today!  The following varieties are currently available:

248460  Plantain Strips w/ Sea Salt:  12/4.5 oz. – $27.13 (CS)* – $3.99 (SRP)
248470  Plantain Strips, Naturally Sweet:  12/4.5 oz. – $27.13 (CS)* – $3.99 (SRP)
248480  Plantain Strips w/ Cinnamon:  12/4.5 oz. – $27.13 (CS)* – $3.99 (SRP)
248490  Cassava Strips w/ Sea Salt:  12/4.5 oz. – $27.13 (CS)* – $4.29 (SRP)
*All prices reflect a 15% discount, valid through September 30, 2015.

Artisan Tropic Plantain & Cassava Strips

Brand Focus: Pacific Sustainable Seafood

Posted in Featured Brand on March 16th at 4:06 pm

For over 70 years, Pacific Sustainable Seafood (formerly Starfish) has harvested, processed, and distributed the highest-quality and best-tasting seafood the ocean has to offer. Keep reading to learn more about this great brand and how to save 10% for a limited time!

As the name suggests, sustainability has been ingrained in the culture of Pacific Sustainable Seafood since the very beginning. By taking a holistic, all-encompassing approach to its business, Pacific Sustainable Seafood is able to maintain oversight of every step in its supply chain, from dock to distribution. This not only allows for complete traceability of each product Pacific Sustainable Seafood brings to market (the who-where-when), it also guarantees that the highest quality standards are met throughout the process, from employing sustainable harvesting practices to selecting 100% recyclable packaging to reduce end waste. Beyond the substantial environmental benefits, protecting and preserving the longevity and health of our oceans ensures that Pacific Sustainable Seafood will be able to continue providing superior, all natural seafood for generations to come!

Pacific Sustainable Seafood

Pacific Sustainable Seafood is on special! From now through the end of March, receive 10% off every case ordered. Gluten Free, All Natural, and Wild Caught, Pacific Sustainable Seafood fish is flash frozen at sea, locking in the flavor at the source! So contact us today to take advantage of this limited time offer! Garden Spot Distributors currently offers the following varieties:

171400 Battered Cod:  12/10 oz – $66.42* (CS) – $8.79 (SRP)
171405 Parmesan Encrusted Cod:  12/9 oz – $67.93* (CS) – $8.99 (SRP)
171410 Battered Haddock:  12/10 oz – $77.87* (CS) – $10.29 (SRP)
171415 Battered Halibut:  12/10 oz – $128.52* (CS) – $16.99 (SRP)
171420 Italian Breaded Sole:  12/9.5 oz – $62.42* (CS) – $8.29 (SRP)
171460 Panko Breaded Fish Sticks:  12/9 oz – $52.92* (CS) – $6.99 (SRP)
* Prices adjusted to reflect 10% Case Discount, valid 3/16/15 – 3/31/15.