It’s so much better when we’re together. The top 4 reasons we love Jack Johnson.

Summer may be winding down, but the season’s famous guitar-strumming golden boy is still going strong. Of course, we’re referring to Jack Johnson. A musician whoseFHTNTYSquare_500_500 name conjures up flip flops, high surf and warm summer nights. Chances are you’d have a hard time finding a person on Earth that doesn’t like the way a Jack Johnson song makes them feel. What’s more, his music is not just good for the people on the planet, it’s good for the planet itself.

Here are the top 4 reasons we just can’t get enough of this guy.

#4) Two words. Bubble Toes. Not even sure what this song means, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t going to La da da da along with this tune.

#3) His new unplugged and unaffected album From Here To Now To You was created entirely on the acoustic guitar, right on Johnson’s front porch on Oahu’s north shore.

#2) When recording, he and his band take surf breaks together, a lot. It’s probably part of the reason we all feel so good when listening to his music.

#1) He’s also part of the 1% For The Planet movement, just like Allgood Provisions.

So it seems he agrees, if we each give a little bit of love it can add up to a whole lot.

For more on Jack Johnson’s tour, go here.

For more about 1% For The Planet, go here.

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Retailer Spotlight: Top 3 Reasons We Love Aspens Market

There’s so much to love about locally owned and operated Aspens Market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it’s hard to know where to start. This cornucopia of fresh, colorful and delicious produce is a shopping destination not to miss. We’ll break it down for you in our top 3 reasons why we love Aspens Market.

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#1) Genius Grocer
Aspens Market is bursting with conventional and organic items we know and trust, which is great. What’s even greater, though, is that these product pioneers are always bringing in new, amazing gems that turn your shopping experience into more of a treasure hunt.

#2)  Bad A@# Butcher
Our friends at Aspens Market will make your grilling dreams come true with a butcher department that’s dedicated to sourcing local, all-natural, antibiotic-free beef, pork and poultry with no added hormones. What’s more, they also carry fresh seafood that is responsibly raised, fished and harvested.

#3) Dynamite Deli
AspensMarketDeliIn the deli section, there’s no shortage of scrumptious sandwiches to choose from, including banh mi, braised beef and an all-veg option called the ‘Fun-Guy’. The sauces and spreads are crafted in-house, and the daily specials — such as Falafel Friday — are to die for.

So next time you’re in Jackson Hole, don’t leave before striking Aspens Market off your to-do list. Your taste buds will thank you.

Color Us Healthy

We’re fast approaching that beautiful holiday associated with independence, American pride and, of course, cook-outs. Even better, you have an opportunity to bring a party dish that colors you healthy, clever and perfectly patriotic.
We happen to have some key ingredients that can make everyone swoon this 4th of July.

Grab some Allgood Provisions dried cherries and blueberries and knock their red, white and blue socks off!
Here are some ideas:

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Companies We Love & The People Behind Them: Yee-Haw Pickle Company

Is there anyone in this world that doesn’t love a delicious, crunchy pickle? Our love for snack foods goes way beyond nuts, fruits and seeds and we’re here to declare our love for this classic, satisfying favorite. But we’re not here to tell you about just any pickle. We’re here to let you in on our all time favorite. The Yee-haw Pickle Company has been canning their delicious briny masterpieces since July of 2011 and doing it right here in our hometown of Park City, Utah.

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It all began when Allison and Andrew, fellow pickle lovers, searched far and wide for all-natural, locally sourced and produced pickles in the Mountain West. The only pickles they could find in local stores were all loaded with artificial preservatives, refined sugars and color additives. Needless to say their search fell flat and there was only one thing left to do, take matters into their own hands. Yee-Haw Pickle Company was born and quickly spread as a hometown favorite and now you can find them in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and online at the Yee-Haw Pickle Company website, Mouth.com or AlocalTable.com.

With flavors like Hot Damn Dill, Giddy-Up Garlic Dill and Sweet and Spicy Stackers, you’re sure to find one (or more) that will be your favorite.

Recipe: Allgood Organic Cherries & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, its a mouth full to say, but trust us…you won’t mind having a mouth full of these delicious cookies featuring Allgood Provisions Organic Sun Dried Cherries.

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Ingredients

Ingredients1/2 pound unsalted organic butter at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds good white chocolate chips
1 cup Allgood Provisions Organic Sun Dried Cherries

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy in large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well.
3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and add to the mixer on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chopped white chocolate and Allgood Provisions Organic Sun Dried Cherries.
4. Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly.
5. Bake for 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
6. Serve and enjoy!
Feel free to adjust with other great ingredients…great variations include adding Allgood Provisions Organic Almonds, Organic Pistachios or anything else your heart desires!

Retailer Spotlight: Potomac Gourmet Market

Wander into Potomac Gourmet Market at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland and you’ll discover a full service market that far exceeds expectations. Filled with a variety of gourmet items, you’ll not only be able to find exactly what you need for that perfect meal, you may also stumble upon products you’ve never heard of before. Yes, you’ll find the world’s best extra virgin olive oils…but let the staff show you some alternatives that may be even more fitting for your dish, maybe a almond, hazelnut, walnut or avocado oil? Or, are you looking to take your burgers to the next level? Let one of the knowledgeable experts on staff steer you towards the Hooks 10yr Cheddar or Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor. Is your mouth watering yet? Just writing this post is making us hungry.

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From house roasted coffee blends to craft beer, gourmet cheeses to farm fresh veggies, you’ll find the best of the best here at Potomac Gourmet Market. What’s even better is that they also host frequent wine, beer and food tastings so you can sample new items and get inspiration for your next gathering.

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If you’re ever in the Oxon Hill area be sure to stop in and say hello to the friendly staff. Grab some of your favorite Allgood Provisions organic snacks while you’re at it. Potomac Gourmet Market carries Allgood Provisions High Antioxidant Trail Mix, Organic Sundried Blueberries, Organic Pistachios, Organic Almonds, Organic Sundried Cherries and Organic Banana Chips.

Companies We Love: Soul Poles

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The name alone summons something deeper than its physical being. Soul Poles was founded by a group of former U.S. Ski Team racers with a deep love and respect for the earth. Faced with the unfortunate truth presented in the almost constant studies released on global warming, this group of skiers took initiative to stop the cycle and make a change in their ever-consuming industry. Soul Poles was created with a singular purpose, “to innovate the greenest equipment in the snow sports industry by merging sustainable design with uncompromising performance and truly original style”.

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The result is beautiful bamboo ski poles crafted from carefully selected bamboo canes and hand crafted by skiers from cut to assembly all within the Park City studio/factory. By keeping the entire process in house Soul Poles has more control over manufacturing, leading to less waste and energy spent vs. companies that manufacture in China.

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We love Soul Poles because they are showing the ski industry that quality, function and beautiful design can be more sustainable. For a sport so dependent on Mother Nature for its sustainability it’s a shame there aren’t more companies out there reducing the impact the industry has on the environment. Soul Poles should serve as a model for the future of the ski industry gear. Beautifully designed, eco friendly, sustainable bamboo ski poles made with soul. Grab a set and you’ll love them forever, Mother Nature will love you right back. Oh and while you’re at it add on a one of a kind Bamboozie – we can’t get enough of ours:

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Organic Recipe: Organic Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Looking for a dinner recipe that is not only healthy and delicious but also foolproof? Then look no further! This organic recipe for Organic Pistachio Crusted Salmon more than meets the standards. This will no doubt end up as a regular on your meal rotation schedule.

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Ingredients

1 (around 2 lbs) side salmon, skin on
2 lemons, juiced
4 tablespoons mustard
1 cup shelled Allgood Provisions Organic Pistachios
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
4 tablespoons canola oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F

2. Place the salmon on a baking sheet with the skin side down. Mix the lemon juice and mustard together in a bowl and spread over the salmon.

3. Grind your Allgood Provisions Organic Pistachios in a food processor until coarse. Then, add the panko bread crumbs, oil and salt & pepper.

4. Sprinkle your mixture from the food processor (Allgood Provisions Organic Pistachios, bread crumbs, oil, salt/pepper) over the mustard to cover the salmon.

5. Put your prepared salmon in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven to a serving platter.

6. Let the salmon sit about 5 minutes before serving.

And there you have it. Your new favorite, healthy, delicious, Allgood inspired meal. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Happy Cooking!

Love,

The Allgood Provisions Team

Retailer Spotlight: The Little Beet

In this world consumed by the constant go-go-go! mentality, where we never seem to have enough time in the day, we tend to find ourselves sacrificing our health in exchange for saving time. We’re all guilty to some extent and the area that most often takes the hit is our diets. Nowhere may this be truer than in the city that never sleeps. Enter The Little Beet. Part of the fast health food revolution, The Little Beet is aiming to fix the world of fast food options by offering a healthy, guilt free alternative to the grease soaked, chemically ridden offerings that are currently available.

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The Little Beet was founded with one purpose; To Serve Real Food Deliciously. Lettuce not beet around the bush here. The food is not only excellent, its organic, fresh and healthy. As one Yelper put it, it’s “the kind of stuff you’d want to make for yourself at home if you had the time”. We couldn’t agree more Elizabeth.

The Little Beet’s cuisine is artfully crafted by Chef Franklin Becker, who knows the incredible role that your diet plays in your health and lifestyle. In his 20s, Becker was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. At that point he decided to transform his cooking style. Becker learned to use simple ingredients to create extremely satisfying dishes that are healthy and flavorful.

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Step into line at The Little Beet and your greeted with some of the friendliest staff in all of NYC. Your mood lifts as your nose catches the smells wafting from the kitchen.  As you move forward to select your meal options, it’s hard not to select something that will satisfy your hunger as well as your nutritional needs. After a meal here at The Little Beet, you’ll realize that food is more than just a solution to satisfy the hunger in your belly, it is medicine. Delicious real food is your ticket to maintaining your health and now it’s something that you can easily fit into your hectic daily routine.

If you live in or ever visit the New York City area be sure to step in and check out The Little Beet. You can also find your favorite Allgood Provisions organic snacks there too!

Companies We Love: Backcountry.com

In 1996, lifetime friends and skiing enthusiasts Jim Holland and John Bresee set up a website, pulled $2k out of their own pockets and began selling avalanche beacons out of their garage in Heber City, Utah.  Backcountry.com was founded with a humble beginning but with the secret sauce of any truly great company, a passion for doing what they loved in life. For Jim and John this was not just skiing, it was being on the forefront of the technology that empowers them to truly push themselves to the limit in the sport they loved. From there their mission was born, their destiny defined. They wanted to sell the best outdoor gear there was, and be the best at doing it.

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Today Backcountry.com is a household name in the world of outdoor lovers, from year round ski bums chasing the endless winter to weekend warriors pushing it on the mountain trails. From climbers to snowboarders, mountain bikers to mountaineers, they flock to Backcountry.com when they want to find the best selection of top gear for their outdoor pursuits. But Backcountry.com is about more than just the gear, it’s a community. A community where you find likeminded individuals with the same passions, questions and pursuits that you have. From the top athletes in their respective sports to expert gearheads that will guide you to the best item, to fellow shoppers offering up their own advice from testing the products themselves, you’ll find them at Backcountry.com.

Whether you’re new to a sport or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find that Backcountry.com is a welcoming environment where you can shop for the equipment that will be right for you, with the support necessary to make the best selection for your own adventures. After each shopping experience you’ll walk away feeling stoked. Stoked on the gear, the community and the truly awesome customer service and support you receive. Here at Allgood Provisions we shop with them regularly. Not only do we love supporting other great local Utah businesses, we love supporting businesses with a passion for what they do. You can check out Backcountry.com here. Trust us, it won’t be the last time you visit the site.