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Many people who taste our products and who cook themselves comment on how their foods do not taste as good as ours. They ask us how we are able to achieve such a great tasting product when they cannot do this at home. One of our secrets is in the ingredients that we use. When we search for ingredients, we source only the finest produce, spices, coffees, teas, flours, etc. We conduct side-by-side testing using samples from various quality food suppliers. We consider such attributes as local, freshness, taste, aroma, texture, appearance, and, most importantly, they must be all natural and/or organic.

High quality necessitates higher costs. It is difficult to produce high quality, all natural ingredients. Therefore, these costs are passed along to all of us but it is worth it. Knowing the source of your food is important in today's age where food safety has been threatened. As a Virginia's Finest company and members of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), we exercise the utmost care to provide our customers with the safest and best quality available that we can find, sourcing from the United States either at origin or on the distributor level. For the high quality ingredients that we receive from our sources, we are willing to expend the extra efforts and financial resources necessary to provide our customers with a better tasting, healthier, high quality product. We are glad to see that our customers appreciate the quality of our products and are willing to spend a little more to get the best of the best. Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends, Facebook fans, and customers for thinking about quality when they purchase our products.

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Are You Purchasing Stale Coffee?

All of Mrs. Bryant's Coffees are roasted weekly and are available only in the whole bean form. Many of our customers ask us why we don't grind our coffee. Our answer - we refuse to sell stale coffee.

What many people don't realize is that coffee will go stale within 1 week of grinding. If stored in whole bean form, at room temperature, in a pantry, Mrs. Bryant's coffee beans will stay fresh for up to 3 months. You can even use Mrs. Bryant's coffee in a K-cup system. Simply grind the beans and fill your K-cup blank. So, stop buying pre-ground, stale coffee. Invest in a grinder, grind your own, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee!

As you might know March was an incredibly busy month for Mrs. Bryant's Specialty Foods & Sauces. We went up and down the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast twice introducing Mrs. Bryant's fruit blended applesauces, stocking the shelves, and sampling our Blueberry Apple, Cherry Apple, Cranberry Apple, Original Cinnamon Apple, and Strawberry Apple Sauces to Whole Foods customers.
With April, comes our Spring Break. We are staying close to home for the holidays and to spend time with our families while our children are home from school for a week. So, here's Mrs. Bryant's event schedule for April:
April 2 (10AM-2PM) - 5 Points Community Farm Market - Norfolk, VA
April 14 (11:30AM-1:30PM) - Ellwood Thompson's Local Market - Richmond, VA
April 14 (4:00PM-6:00PM) - Whole Foods - Charlottesville, VA
April 19-20 - Whole Foods - Northern Virginia & DC -Store locations and times to be announced - Check our Facebook page as the dates get closer.
April 23 (10AM-2PM) - 5 Points Community Farm Market - Norfolk, VA
Please check this blog again soon for Mrs. Bryant's New Orleans story and some great pictures. Read more...
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We are travelling North to demo and fulfill for the new Whole Foods stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that will be carrying Mrs. Bryant's fruit blended apple sauces.Yesterday, while in route, we provided sampling demonstrations at the Reston, Bethesda,and Silver Spring Whole Food stores.
Today, we will be at Gaithersburg from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and Mount Washington from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Sunday, we will be at South Street in Philadelphia from 10:00 am - Noon; Plymouth Meeting from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm; and Jenkintown from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We will be dropping off new product to the Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood, PA.
On Monday, it is off to Marlton, New Jersey where we will sample from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Thank you to everyone who will be participating and we appreciate your support! Read more...

Mrs. Bryant's Specialty Foods & Sauces is starting off 2011 with a "BANG"! We will be participating in twelve events over the next four days. Starting this Thursday, January 13, we will be making our morning co-op deliveries for Fall Line Farms and Local Roots. Later, that afternoon and evening, we will be serving Mrs. Bryants Specialty Foods as appetizers and dining at the Governor's Agribusiness Legislative Dinner. On Friday, its off to Washington, DC and Maryland where we will be sampling at the Whole Foods Markets at P Street, Tenley, and Rockville. Saturday, we hustle on over to Whole Foods in Kentlands, Silver Springs, Bethesda, MD and end the day in DC at the Georgetown store. Sunday morning we begin at Tysons Corners, then move on to Reston, ending our day in Charlottesville. Then, a three-hour trip home on Sunday night, in time to start our work week on Monday.
For those of you who want to stop by and say hello, here is our Whole Foods Itinerary:
Friday, January 14:
P Street - 11:30AM-1:00PM
Tenley - 1:30PM-3:30PM
Rockville - 4:00PM-6:00PM
Saturday, January 15:
Kentlands - 9:30AM-11:30AM
Silver Springs - 12:00PM-2:00PM
Bethesda - 2:30PM-4:30PM
Georgetown - 5:00PM-7:00PM
Sunday, January 16:
Tyson's Corner - 9:30AM-11:30AM
Reston -12:00PM-2:00PM
Charlottesville - 4:00PM-6:00PM

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264 McLaws Circle, Suite K
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(757) 645-2970

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