Buy Local is a HOT Trend

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Buy local is a hot trend, the demand is exploding for locally grown and made products–which means more support for mom-and-pop stores. The dividend: For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 comes back to the community. Only $43 recirculates from national chain stores. The “buy local”ethos has its roots in the farmers markets movement: There are almost 5,000 farmers markets across the country, the result of more than 5 percent annual growth for … Read more

New Trends: Cause Giving

Let’s take a look at the new kind of trends which are called Community Philanthropy or cause giving. We’ll see more buying in bulk and a likely uptick in home freezer sales. People and companies stepping up to incorporate food philanthropy, so that it’s almost an automatic. Food drives will be enhanced by that $1 donation at the grocery checkout lane, In a tough economy, food and drink remain essential purchases. So it’s natural to begin … Read more

Never Heard of Wine in Pies

Welcome to Sedona Pies. An update on the Tasting from the 26th of June.. It went pretty good. Comments like: “I’ve never heard of wine in pies before” that’s because Sedona Pies created them. “The pies are really good.” Thank you! “How did you think of combining the two ingredients together?” Just experimenting with ingredients to create a wine pie. “Well, they are awesome.” Thank you! When we added whipped cream to the pie, the paring … Read more

Vino Cotto & Pies

A while ago Deanna sent me a bottle of their Vino Cotto to experiment with my pies. Vino is made by Montillo Italian Foods. It’s a Sweet “Cooked wine” Syrup, they followed their family’s 4th generation recipe that came from Calabria, Italy. I have been experimenting, and posted a couple of recipes on Food Buzz – one of them is what I call Strawberry Crush.. You can get the recipe by clicking on this link. Some … Read more

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