IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange County Produce and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, continues its ‘Parks without Borders’ program by offering fresh food to Orange County’s local food banks and soup kitchens. On most weekends, a group of volunteers are invited to harvest all they can to prepare and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to those they serve. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.
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SIGNAL HILL, Calif., July 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There are smiles on the faces of more children and families this summer – smiles very familiar to one local food bank. For the third year in a row, Food Finders is hosting its ‘Summer To End Hunger’ food drive. This drive aims to fill in the hunger gaps where school breakfast and lunch programs end.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced its offering of hydroponic vertical gardens for use at home. The beautiful stackable garden systems make it easy to grow delicious, nutritious, non-toxic food at home using limited space and reducing use of natural resources.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since 1989, when Food Finders officially started rescuing food to donate to needy agencies and shelters who feed the hungry, the nonprofit has collected and redistributed 100 million pounds of food. This tremendous milestone was reached this month, coinciding with its 24 year anniversary.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a good, old-fashioned get together in its parking lot on Sunday, April 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. In the tradition of the Sunday family get-together, no alcohol will be permitted. There will be free sandwiches, soda, chips, ice cream, brownies and cotton candy in addition to live music, balloon twisters and inflatable areas where kids can play.
TUCSON, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards announces the Second Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 18 Arizona Wineries in one location, is slated for April 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in beautiful Elgin, Arizona.
CARMEL VALLEY, Calif., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Quail and Olive has launched its online store and will be offering newsletter subscribers 10 percent off their first order. Visitors can sign up via the Contact page and will receive a code for their discount. The website offers recipes and important information about the varieties of California-grown and produced olive, flavored and specialty oils and vinegars.
PLANTATION, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying American is a trend that is here to stay and USA Coffee Company stands behind the sentiment one hundred percent. All of its coffee is 100 percent Hawaiian-grown and now it’s excited to offer a new custom label program, ‘Our coffee, your custom labels.’
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bierstube asks what better gift on the Feast of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) than to announce year round celebration of another red love, Lobstoberfest? Bierstube’s Lobstoberfest kicked off Oktoberfest serving over 200 pounds of fresh Maine Lobster in two days. This feast is now available every Sunday and includes a fresh 1 1/4 lb Lobster and vegetable for the value price of $14.99.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday December 9, Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh, will speak at Foodprint LA as an expert panelist about innovative ideas for the future of food production within dense urban environments.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the arrival of the holiday season, Alegria Fresh announces ‘healthy greens’ gift giving. This year, instead of giving the latest technology, entertainment or fashion goods, Alegria Fresh makes it possible to give vitality and longevity with its new one-month gift subscription. Enjoying a produce bouquet full of nutrient-rich greens and herbs will go along way to battling the calories and damage done from eating high-fat holiday treats.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘This food will keep you alive and vital, and I am living proof,’ says Francis Lingel, a 90-year young veteran who has joined Alegria Farm’s team to assist with farm tours. ‘Fresh greens are the secret to longevity,’ he adds.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Swedish delegation of Sustainable Teachers toured Alegria Farm to learn about its new high efficiency farming process and find out about the disease fighting food being grown and delivered by Alegria Fresh.
SONOITA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wilhelm Family Vineyards (WFV) is hosting their third annual Patriot Salute Wine Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov 10 and 11, 2012, located at 21 Mountain Ranch Drive, Elgin, AZ 85611. Numerous activities and vendors are planned for the entire family.
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the eighth consecutive year, Captain Morgan Rum Company and the City of Key West have teamed up to provide free Safe Rides during the busiest night of Fantasy Fest. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, all Key West Department of Transportation Buses will be free to ride.
DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A not so humble start for The Humble Pie Store! Denverites apparently are lovin’ themselves some pie. The Humble Pie Store opened a cute booth at the farmer’s market this year in Denver and the following has been immense; with people pre-ordering organic fruit pies all summer and already placing orders for Holiday Pie.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Huntington Beach Sister City Association and its delegation of 25 adults from sister city Anjo, Japan, toured Alegria Farm on Sunday October 7, it was announced by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh. Learning about Alegria’s innovative new farming method that employs the Verti-Gro(R) System provided the delegation with nutrition-rich knowledge to bring back to Japan.
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rumors of a worldwide bacon shortage have been making headlines and nothing spells panic like the idea of a ‘bacon less’ world. Well, Twyford BBQ and Catering is happy to report that it sees no signs of a pork shortage in its home state of Illinois and its celebrating National Pork month – whole hog.
MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The unique organic farm located on the grounds of ArteQuesta’s Museum of Fine Art will provide fresh produce to 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic in Bayview Hunters Point, it was announced today by Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alegria Fresh has joined leading local restaurateur Carlos Olamendi in a groundbreaking new partnership to feature Alegria Farm’s same-day harvested salad greens at Olamendi’s Express in Mission Viejo, it was announced today by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Farm.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The third annual Bike The Coast – Taste The Coast (www.bike-the-coast.com), the unique cycling event, food festival and sports expo in Oceanside, is pleased to introduce Tri-City Medical Center as its presenting sponsor. The event, set for Saturday, Nov. 3, will be known as Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast presented by Tri-City Medical Center.
ELGIN, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the foundation of the Arizona Wine Industry, the Harvesting of the Vine Fine Wine Festival has awarded scholarships and helped to fund local law enforcement programs such as DARE. According to The Village of Elgin, it has also allowed wineries to showcase the fruits of the Arizona vine and provided festival goers with arts, crafts, foods and music. The festival annually crowns the Arizona Grape Stomping Royalty.
DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tidal School Vineyards has set its seventh annual ‘A Walk in the Clouds’ harvest and festival for Saturday, September 8. This annual celebration of grape growing, winemaking, music, food, and fun includes picking grapes, stomping grapes, live music, and a wine brunch. But most important, the grapes begin their journey to become the Tidal School Winery’s estate grown wines.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local entrepreneur Erik Cutter has bought the farm – literally. EnviroIngenuity today announced the phase one completion of Alegria Farm, Orange County’s first hydroponic vertical farm. Engaged in the promotion of sustainable technologies, EnviroIngenuity has brought a new farming system to the west coast.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EnviroIngenuity’s Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living.
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s truly rib ticklin’ news. A Jacksonville caterer – Twyford BBQ and Catering – is pleased to announce that it placed seventh in the rib category out of 121 teams that competed at the Memphis in May World Barbecue Championship.
DALLAS, Texas, May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX will debut an exciting collection of new merchandising innovations at the 2012 FMI show April 30-May 3 at the Dallas Convention Center. Bringing together more than 25,000 industry-shaping professionals from 90 countries, FMI is the food retail industry’s most-attended conference and exposition in North America.
NEPTUNE, N.J., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger is proud to announce the partnership of Victory Packaging at the Champion Level. While Victory Packaging has been a gracious partner of Move For Hunger since 2010, they are strengthening their relationship for 2012 by increasing their support from Mission to the Champion level.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced its vertical farming division, which is developing vertical farming processes in Southern California to enable individuals and communities to grow their own food in urban areas.
TEMPLE, Texas, Dec. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing ‘better burger’ restaurant, brings their fresh approach to burgers to Temple when they open their first location on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3008 S. 31st Street. Smashburger brings their juicy burgers that are smashed fresh and served delicious, along with its Haagen-Dazs shakes, tempting sides and regional menu items crafted to please local palates to the heart of Temple.
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirit of the holidays, Tre Olive is donating $5.00 for each olive tree adoption order it receives from December 1 through December 25 to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF). The donations will be used to support FTPF’s work to plant fruit trees in low-income communities around the world.
NEPTUNE, N.J., Nov. 29, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger, a non-profit that works with moving companies to collect food for local food banks, is nominated as one of just five finalists for the American Giving Awards presented by Chase, putting the charity in the running for a $1,000,000 grant. The American Giving Awards allows fans of Chase to choose which organizations receive funding through the Chase Community Giving platform on Facebook.
CONYERS, Ga., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX Inc., a Dover Company, has expanded its portfolio of operating companies with Dover’s acquisition of Denmark-based Advansor A/S. The Danish company specializes in the design and manufacture of HFC-free, CO2 transcritical refrigeration and heat pump systems for supermarkets and light industrial applications. Advansor and Hill PHOENIX combined have more than 550 CO2 systems operating in supermarkets in the United States, Europe and Canada, making them the largest manufacturer of CO2 refrigeration systems in the world.
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 26, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new look, new services and a new partner for Culinary Procurement Specialists, LLC has been unveiled. The new company name, Restaurant Mechanix, LLC (the ‘Company’), signifies the expansion of its consulting services into all aspects of restaurant operations and management.
HATFIELD, Pa., Oct. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX, a designer and manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, and Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new GreenChill Gold Award-winning ShopRite store in the Hatfield Pointe Shopping Center in Hatfield, Pa.
KENOSHA, Wis., Oct. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ambrosia Juice Co., a purveyor of fresh fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, has opened a retail location in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 1,200-square-foot store at 9901 77th Street, near the new Target on Highway 50 at the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge, is a healthful destination serving flavorful fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices; fresh-squeezed orange juice; and smoothies made from whole fruits, juice and ice with a variety of healthful supplemental healthful add-ins available.
SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Programs Group, a managing underwriter and program administrator providing leading-edge risk management and insurance solutions nationally, announces the launch of their newest program for Pizza Restaurants and Delivery Operators. Dubbed ‘SLICE’ (safety, loss control, insurance, coverage, expertise), the new program specifically addresses a significant exposure and principle risk management concern of Pizza Delivery Operators: liability resulting from their delivery drivers.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee’s Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 15, 2011, Andaz 5th Avenue will launch their picnic basket service for guests, which offers three picnic basket choices and the option to use an Andaz Picnic Host to help arrange the perfect day. The picnic baskets are packed with an array of delicacies and treats from the hotel’s restaurant, the shop.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ariola Imports is a wholesaler, importer and distributor of the highest quality Italian specialty foods, wine and artisan beer. It not only provides quality products to Southern California and Las Vegas restaurateurs, but also to the occasional celebrity who just has to have some of its amazing Buffalo mozzarella and truffles from Italy.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite is no secret to lovers of burgoo and barbecue mutton, so it was just another day when NBC Sports called wanting them to cook Burgoo with Chef Bobby Flay for a Kentucky Derby Special. The Bosley Family has been cooking up Kentucky’s traditional soup Burgoo at the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn for four generations.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Andaz Wall Street, the only hotel situated on Wall Street and the first Andaz property in Manhattan, announces today the return of their seasonal outdoor farmer’s market. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday starting May 7, 2011, hotel guests as well as the general public can visit the Andaz Wall Street Plaza near Wall & Water streets and shop from local farms as well as sample food from the hotel’s Wall & Water restaurant.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite Bar-B-Q has done it again. For the second year in a row, Kentucky Living Magazine readers voted and made their voices heard – Moonlite has the best barbecue in Kentucky.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Northern California wine tourists will soon have two more free iPhone wine guide apps, just in time for upcoming seasonal events. In April, GoLocalApps, a unit of 1776 Productions, will be releasing apps for the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association (SBCVA) and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV). The apps will allow users to sort wineries by distance, varietal, amenities and, as with the SBVCA app, by region and AVA.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Internationally recognized Chef Charlie Trotter will become the first Chef to officially sponsor the BCA, a culinary and hospitality organization that focuses on advancing diversity within the industry. Electrolux Professional will be the chair and title sponsor in celebrating diversity at the BCA’s 18th Annual Gala and Cultural Awareness Salute March 12th, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tammy Katz, CEO of Katz Marketing Solutions, will present ‘Be Prepared: How to Survive and Thrive during a Media Crisis’ at the Mid-America Food Processors Association’s annual meeting on March 9, at the Embassy Suites in Indianapolis, Indiana. Midwest food company leaders will attend the meeting to discuss emerging trends in food marketing, labor relations, government regulations, food safety, and crisis management.
OWENSBORO, Ky. — A Kentucky tradition in Owensboro, Kentucky since 1963, Moonlite was inducted into the Kentucky Monthly’s Best Hall of Fame in 2008, and had previously been voted Kentucky’s best barbecue by Kentucky Living. Now, Kentucky Living readers have voted again and Moonlite was selected the best barbecue in Kentucky. Add that to USA Today claiming Moonlite ‘one of the ten best places to fill up your plate,’ and you get a sense of the tradition smoking in Owensboro.