Raw Honey and Maple Syrup Review and Giveaway on Organic Sunshine

Jacksonville Beach, FL — On her blog Organic Sunshine, Nicole recently reviewed Maple Syrup and Raw Honey from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. In addition, she is hosting a giveaway sponsored by The Mohawk Valley Trading Company so one of her lucky readers can win their own bottle of Grade A, Robust, Dark, Pure Maple Syrup and 2 jars of Raw Honey.

“My family has officially been converted from using pasteurized honey to only using raw, unprocessed honey,” said Nicole. “It’s so much richer, bolder and flavorful than supermarket honey. It really is incredible!”

To read the full review and find out how to enter please visit: http://organicsunshine.net/featured/raw-honey-maple-syrup-review-giveaway/

About Organic Sunshine

Nicole is a wife and mother of two beautiful boys. She started Organic Sunshine because of her passion for gardening and healthy, natural living. After having children, she started focusing on ways to live more naturally and her aim is to make life easier for fellow moms and families trying to live a more healthy, natural life. Through her personal journey with natural living, she hopes to pass on her experiences with great innovative products, unique recipes and gardening techniques to Organic Sunshine fans and followers.

About The Mohawk Valley Trading Company

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company offers the highest quality organic, unprocessed natural products they can produce namely; maple syrup, raw honey, beeswax, beeswax candles, natural skin care products and handmade soap. In addition, they offer natural stone, tea and spices from around the world.

The Kerrminator Hosts a GIGANTIC Wedding Themed Giveaway with Corky Friendz, The Mohawk Valley Trading Company, and Crooked Brook

Portland, OR — The summer wedding season is here and on The Kerrminator’s Blog, Sara Kerr, (aka The Kerrminator), is teaming up with three other companies to host an extensive Wedding Themed Giveaway. The giveaway includes a sampling of products from Sara – The Kerrminator, Shannon Stoner of Corky Friendz, Crooked Brook, and The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. This exclusive giveaway is a unique wedding sample package that would simplify planning your wedding decor, and any of these products would certainly give guests something to talk about.

The Wedding Giveaway Package consists of one embroidered wedding fleece blanket, two T-Shirts printed with the words “Bride” or “Groom”, one pair of wood burned wine glass charms, a set of champagne cork wedding cake toppers, one personalized cork magnet, two 100% pure beeswax taper candles, one 1 lb glass jar of raw honey, three wedding favor 2oz. felted bar soaps, AND a custom 5”x7” B&W Portrait of the lovely couple. All told, this massive giveaway is worth over $250 (including shipping).

To learn more and to find out how to enter, please visit: http://www.thekerrminator.com/blog/2014/05/21/gigantic-wedding-themed-giveaway-with-crooked-brook-corky-friendz-and-the-mohawk-valley-trading-company/

About Sara, The Kerrminator

Sara is a freelance artist, designer, and illustrator originally from Upstate New York, now located in the Portland, Oregon area. She recently released her new custom, made-to-order felted soaps that utilize organic soap and natural, non-dyed alpaca wool. In addition to soap felting, Sara also creates custom portraits, designs and makes wood picture frames, and starting this summer some of her art and decor items will be available for purchase at Eclectic NW, a new shop opening in Salem, OR.

About Crooked Brook

Crooked Brook is a unit of the atelier division of an art studio that offers full service apparel design, pattern making, sample making, private-label small lot production and embroidery. Since 1989, they’ve built a strong reputation of providing top-notch apparel designs, patterns, fit and production samples for many brand name catalogs and retailers, as well as wardrobe and costumes for movies, television and theater. All Crooked Brook branded garments and accessories are proudly made to order in the U.S.A.

About The Mohawk Valley Trading Company

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company offers the highest quality organic, unprocessed natural products they can produce namely; maple syrup, raw honey, beeswax, beeswax candles, natural skin care products and handmade soap. In addition, they offer natural stone, tea and spices from around the world.

About Shannon’s Corky Friendz

Shannon came up with the idea for Corky Friendz while pondering crafty ideas for Christmas gifts one year. She wanted to make something that was cute and corky, light and cheerful, and even little on the goofy side. It started with her corky reindeer ornaments, in turn sprouted the idea for the name “Corky Friendz” and has led to an array of up-cycled wine cork products. Each wine cork is collected locally from businesses (wine bars, and vineyards) in Portland, Oregon. In addition to the many styles and types of corky creations available in her shop, she also takes custom orders. Being an artist at heart, she loves making unique, personalized creations.

Custom Embroidered Herb Tote Bags Giveaway on Mommy’s Makin’ It

Long Island, NY — On her blog Mommy’s Makin’ It, Jessica is hosting a custom embroidered herb tote bag giveaway sponsored by Crooked Brook. The giveaway includes two, 100% cotton canvas tote bags personalized with two of the winner’s favorite herbs embroidered, one on one side, of each bag. The total value (including shipping) is $50.00.

To find out how to enter please visit: http://www.mommysmakinit.com/2014/05/custom-embroidery-giveaway-tote-bag.html

About Jessica

Jessica is a loving mother of two girls, Haylee, 3 years old, and Lily, 7 months. She adores her husband Greg, and loves how helpful he is around the house. They make home-cooked meals every day, are always doing arts & crafts, bake all sorts of goodies from breads to cupcakes, and Jessica hopes to master cakepops.

While Jessica keeps very busy as a stay at home mom, she stays even busier as a 3rd year student at Argosy University going for her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She’s stays very busy, and loves every minute of it.

Royalegacy Hosts a Review and Giveaway of Custom Embroidered 100% Cotton Canvas Tote Bags

Los Angeles, CA — On her blog Royalegacy, Danielle is hosting a giveaway sponsored by Crooked Brook for two personalized tote bags. One winner will receive two, 10″W x 14″H x 5″D, gusseted bottom, 10 oz., 100% cotton canvas tote bags personalized with two of the winner’s favorite herbs embroidered, one on one side, of each bag.

“I don’t like to pay for reusable shopping bags that have me advertise the store’s name on it for free,” said Danielle. “The reusable shopping bags that I like to use are non-store specific and are totally totally washable. What makes a plain tote bag even more better – embroidery!”

To find out how to enter please visit: http://royalegacy.blogspot.com/2014/05/custom-embroidered-tote-bags-tote-your.html

About Danielle

Danielle is a stay at home mom living in Southern California with her wonderful husband of thirty years, and four of their six children. Since 1989, she has home schooled all of her children. Danielle focuses her blog, Royalegacy Reviews and More, on items that would be of interest to families. Her favorite things to do are play games with the family, play the piano, embroider, read, watch classic movies with the family, and bake bread.

Raw Honey and Pure Maple Syrup Review and Giveaway on Top Notch Material

Marshfield, WI — On the blog Top Notch Material, Katrina recently reviewed Maple Syrup, and two varieties of Raw Honey from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. In addition, Katrina’s readers can enter her giveaway for the chance to win two jars of Raw Honey, and a bottle of Maple Syrup from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company as well.

“In my house we love eating breakfast foods, and often have breakfast for dinner,” said Katrina. “I really love the fact that Mohawk’s syrup is pure, with no additives. . .One of the best syrups I have had in a long time. It was sweet without being overly sweet.”

To read the full review please visit: http://www.topnotchmaterial.com/2014/05/maple-syrup-and-raw-honey-review-and.html

About Katrina

Katrina is one of four moms that contribute to Top Notch Material. She is joined by Paige, Jaime, and Rebecca and they make up the four health-minded moms who have been keeping their blog going strong since September 2008. They want their readers to think of them as their best girlfriends – telling stories about their kids, giving honest critiques of products, and providing fabulous giveaways. Because they are such a diverse group, they are sure to offer reviews and giveaways of products that interest everyone.

About The Mohawk Valley Trading Company

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company offers the highest quality organic, unprocessed natural products they can produce namely; maple syrup, raw honey, beeswax, beeswax candles, natural skin care products and handmade soap. In addition, they offer natural stone, tea and spices from around the world.

The du Plooy Duo Reviews Mohawk Valley Trading Company Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, and Pure Beeswax Candles

Atlanta, GA — On her blog The du Plooy duo, Emily recently reviewed Maple Syrup, three varieties of Raw Honey, and Pure Beeswax Candles from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company.

“I absolutely love this syrup. We have been pouring it over our Banana Bread. I have also been adding a dash of it to my steel cut oats to sweeten them,” said Emily. Her main reason, aside from taste, for loving the honey and syrup is the nutritional value. Emily had this to say about the raw honey she received, “I love knowing that what I’m eating has not been processed and messed with in a large factory…This [raw buckwheat] honey is VERY sweet! I have been adding it to my hot tea and night and it is so soothing. This honey has some unbelievable health benefits!”

To read the full review please visit: http://duplooyduo.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/maple-syrup-review/

About The du Plooys

Emily and Jared are a newly married couple living in Atlanta, Georgia loving life and enjoying sharing and documenting their experiences on their blog. They love to take photos, go on dates, try new food, travel, enjoy nature, run, go to the movies at 10AM and basically do anything that allows them to be together.

Emily is a senior in college (studying to be a teacher), and is the main author of their blog, but sometimes her husband Jared makes a guest appearance. Jared is a marketing manager for a boutique furniture company based out of France, the main photographer for their photography company, The du Plooys, and, as Emily calls him, a jack of all trades; an amazing chef, musician, and an incredible husband.

About The Mohawk Valley Trading Company

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company offers the highest quality organic, unprocessed natural products they can produce namely; maple syrup, raw honey, beeswax, beeswax candles, natural skin care products and handmade soap. In addition, they offer natural stone, tea and spices from around the world.

Farmers Find Markets With MarketMaker

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — The National Food MarketMaker Program is a virtual supply chain to help farmers sell their products at a premium price.

“Our goal is to get enough people to sign up so it becomes a community where trade can take place,” explained Darlene Knipe, University of Illinois marketing and business development specialist.

“I’ve been working on this project for 15 years with my husband, Rich Knipe,” said the specialist, who spoke at the Women in Agriculture event. “MarketMaker is an electronic platform to connect farmers with products to markets.”

The project was started in the Quad Cities.

“Our very first partner was Iowa State in 2005, and ever since we’ve been adding states,” Knipe reported. “This has grown well beyond my wildest dreams. I think we had 12 farmers when we launched.”

Now there are 600,000 business profiles in the system, and MarketMaker has expanded to 20 states.

“Some of them are self-registered, and some are information we purchased,” Knipe noted. “Every farmer in our system is self-registered because there are no yellow pages for farmers.”

It is free to register on MarketMaker.

“There is no cost because we think the best way to succeed is to allow enough people in the system to interact with one another as possible,” Knipe explained. “The idea is if we can create enough information that draws the interest of enough people, we can create a busy community that helps people do business and connect.”

The profiles in MarketMaker include farmers, food processors, meat processors, wineries, grocery stores, distributors and more.

“Every state has its own portal, but we all share the same data,” the specialist said. “No matter where you start, you get the same information.”

The registration process should require less than 10 minutes to complete.

“Once you create an account, it goes to our office and we look at it to make sure it is legitimate,” Knipe noted.

All the information in the system is connected, the specialist explained, “so consumers can have high-quality food more affordably and allow farmers to sell at a profit.”

As a result, consumers can find farmers, so farmers don’t have to find them.

MarketMaker identifies choices — things you can do with your product to make it unique and marketable,” Knipe said. “There’s opportunity in making that market pie bigger.”

Consumers can find out about what’s going on in their area. For example, on MarketMaker, consumers can search maps for vegetable processors, people with specialty grains or for products that are in season.

“You also have the ability to search for product by quality assurance, which allows people to search and sort based on certifications,” Knipe said.

“There is a buy-sell forum where you can post a product for sale or you can post if you are looking for a product,” the specialist added.

“We just recently added a seasonal labor portal as a new feature,” she said. “We just rolled this out about a month ago to provide information about the needs and availability of labor for farmers, and this has gotten a lot of interest.”

MarketMaker includes trade alerts.

“If you are interested in a certain type of market opportunity, you can put that in your profile,” Knipe explained. “When that opportunity comes through the system, it is directed to you.”

Another recently released feature is the mobile version of MarketMaker.

“This is our first effort to move into smartphone applications,” the specialist said. “This is the beginning of a lot of opportunities.”

Feeding America has expressed interest in working with MarketMaker.

“I’m very excited about this project,” Knipe stressed. “Their goal is to connect closer to the farmers.”

The project started earlier this year, and it includes a hotline where farmers can send a text message when they have surplus products.

“That message is channeled to the appropriate food bank that will follow up with the farmer,” the specialist said. “We don’t want to see any food go to waste.”

MarketMaker is an ever-evolving system.

“We built a feature for the farmers markets that allows them to show all the farmers at their market,” Knipe said. “That way you can cross promote one another.”

For the original article, please visit: http://agrinews-pubs.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotating-Story/Article/MarketMaker-designed-to-help-farmers-find-markets/-3/23/6766