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Singing Dog An Exceptionally Good Vanilla

Singing Dog Vanilla:  An Exceptionally Good Vanilla

Singing Dog Vanilla



It was a tough job, folks, but after experimenting with a number of different brands of vanilla, and even more whipped cream, we think we have found a vanilla that is exceptionally good. Watch for these products on our order form from time to time (usually every-other month).

  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Alcohol Free Vanilla Flavor
  • Vanilla Coffee
  • Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Vanilla Lip Balm
  • Vanilla Beans
  • Vanilla Teas

About Singing Dog Vanilla

First of all, yes, it is true that we founded this company on April Fool’s Day 2004 at Bill’s dining room table in Kailua, Hawaii. Second of all, yes, we do know that Singing Dog Vanilla is a pretty silly name.

The Beginning:

Bill Wiedmann and Marty Parisien came up with the idea for this business while both were traveling throughout the Pacific Islands assisting farmers with marketing, finance, and productivity improvements. Marty had read a book by Seth Godin called Purple Cow . On page 107 of that book Seth writes, “But vanilla is boring. You can’t build a fast-growing company around vanilla.” When he read that Marty thought, “What a great idea! Build a company around vanilla” (Yes, if you read the whole book you will see that we did take those lines a bit out of context). At the same time Bill and Marty were introduced to a village in Papua New Guinea that grows vanilla. So we decided to build a vanilla company that shares profits with the vanilla farmers, creates healthy vanilla products, and a happy vanilla crew.

The Silly Name:

We decided to name the company after the Papua New Guinea Singing Dog, a dog only discovered by the outside world in 1952. They don’t bark but rather they sing like whales. It seemed like a good name to represent the kind of company we wished to build. So, we have a silly name but we are very serious about vanilla.

The Products:

We follow 3 simple rules when we develop new vanilla products:

•  Clean: We find the best ingredients we can. Organic, non-GMO, high quality….

•  Rave: The finished product needs to be something that our fans will rave about. No point in introducing a product that is just mediocre.

•  Green: We do our best to use the most sustainable packaging, re-use consumables such as cardboard, and reduce landfill by using materials such as cornstarch packing material, using compostable inner packaging, and providing reusable tea bags.

Organic Yellow Popcorn Is Back

Organic Yellow Popcorn

For the longest time, our delectable buttery yellow organic popcorn has been out of stock from the company that supplies us. But no more! The shipment arrived last night, and we physically hold lots of 5 lb bags of popcorn in our hands.

To celebrate (and give you a chance to order POPCORN), we’re leaving the order form open for one more day. Place your order now if you want to get in on this. I mean, we bought a lot, but definitely not enough to feed you AND all of your neighbors.

New Deadline To Order: Friday, March 21st at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date: March 27th and 28th, depending on location
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Place Your Order HERE

Easy Caramel Popcorn

Once you have your popcorn, you’ll definitely want to make this easy caramel popcorn. It takes about 10 minutes to put together, it’s made with wholesome ingredients like sucanat or rapduara sugar and honey instead of corn syrup, and it is so, so good. Rather impressive too. =)

Be sure to stock your pantry with coconut oil for popping your popcorn, sucanat, honey, and vanilla so you’re all set to go on this recipe. You’ll find all of these ingredients and more on our order form.

Tim & Erin

How My Mother In Law Used Apple Cider Vinegar To Reverse Her Arthritis

How My Mother In Law Used Apple Cider Vinegar To Reverse Her Arthritis
by Erin Otto

Apple Cider Vinegar Reversed My Mother In Law's Arthritis

Tomorrow is the deadline to order dry goods, such as organic raw apple cider vinegar, dates, raisins, whole wheat, and a wide variety of other pantry staples.

Place Your Order Here
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Deadline To Order: Thursday, March 20th at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date: March 27th or 28th, depending on location

How My Mother In Law Healed A Nasty Case Of Arthritis After A Severly Fractured Arm

Several years before I met my husband, my mother in law suffered a broken, or rather shattered (She broke it in 8 places.), arm because of a car accident. When she was still experiencing level 10 pain after the break had techincally healed, the doctor told her that she would ALWAYS live with chronic arthritis in that arm. And it was BAD. Pain in her arm, up through her shoulder, neck, and even in her back. She couldn’t even shift to drive her car.

But one day, her well-meaning friend Madonna scolded her in a not-so-very-nice voice, “You know, Mae, you don’t have to live like that,” and introduced her to one of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, it’s potential to heal arthritis. Apple cider vinegar is high in potassium and other minerals that work to break down calcium deposits in the joints and actually remineralize the bones.

So my mother in law began taking two tablespoons of vinegar in water sweetened with two tablespoons of honey three times every day. Within a week, the pain was subsiding a little, so she kept up the vinegar and honey. And within a few more weeks, she was able to function. Three months later, it was as if the injury had never occurred; she was pain free.

It’s been well over 20 years since that debilitating accident, and to this day, Mae still takes her vinegar and honey, and she has never again suffered from joint pain. I don’t know if the vinegar and honey regimen has anything to do with it, but my mother in law is one of the healthiest, spunkiest 71 year olds I have ever known!

Vinegar And Honey

Vinegar And Honey

The word “vinegar” doesn’t suggest a pleasant drink, but actually, I think it tastes a bit like lemonade. Some people say that it tastes kind of like apple pie if you add a little vanilla or vanilla flavored stevia and a dash of cinnamon. So it’s not bad.

Sip this concoction before a meal if you can as it also promotes healthy digestion.

1-2 tablespoons raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s)
8 oz water
1-2 tablespoons honey or to taste

Mix the water, the honey, and the apple cider vinegar together in a glass.

For convenience, Mae keeps a jug of pre-mixed honey and apple cider vinegar in her fridge so all she has to do is add a little to a glass of water. It’s quick and easy this way.

Remember to place your order for dry goods by tomorrow morning at 9:00. Here’s the link to the order form!

How about you? Has apple cider vinegar helped you out somehow?

SAF Yeast Special

SAF Yeast Special

SAF Yeast Sale


Oops, we ordered way too much 1lb vacuum sealed SAF Instant Yeast. When we thought about what to do with all this yeast, we decided to let you know and offer them 50% cheaper than their normal price.  Maybe that would help both of us out?? The one thing you need to know is that the “best-to-use-by” date on these sealed yeast packs is May of 2014. So if you decide to store some up for a while, we recommend placing them in your freezer. This will help keep them fresh for a long time:)

Regular Price $3.93

Sale Price 1.97

Deadline to Order: March 20th 9:00am
Pick Up Dates: March 27th & 28th (depending where you pick up)
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SAF YEast 1 LBSAF Yeast

·No need to “proof” or dissolve SAF;  just add along with your other dry ingredients.

·Use in any recipe calling for active dry yeast: artisan loaves, pizza, sandwich bread, bagels, rolls, and more. No need to adjust the amount, use just as the recipe says.

·Vacuum-packed, 1-pound brick makes about 96 loaves of bread.

·Store in an airtight container: for 6 months at room temperature or in the fridge; or for a year in the freezer.




How Much To Use

Substituting bulk for packets? A packet of yeast contains 2 ¼ teaspoons (a scant tablespoon) of yeast.

Nutrimill and Wheat Info

The Nutrimill

What would it feel like to be able to make your own healthy, whole grain bread any time you wanted to, with very little hassle and complete confidence that everyone would absolutely love it?

Did you know that grinding your own fresh flour is extremely fast and easy with the nutrimill grinder?  And not only will the nutrimill grind wheat, It can create perfect rice flour, bean flours, and more for gluten free and artisan results.

Here is a video by L’Equip that demonstrates the Nutrimill’s features.

For local Tennessee Get the Nutrimill on our Tennessee truckload sale.

Or get it shipped to your door by clicking here


Bread baking results

Ever gotten less than enthusiastic applause with your healthy, whole wheat bread?

One of the first things to consider is what kind of wheat you’re using.   Let Emma (our family’s master bread maker) show you the interesting results she got from a bread experiment she did using 3 different kinds of wheat.

If you’re a seasoned bread maker yourself, be sure to get in on our current wheat order truckload sale by clicking the following link  (Plus, there are hundreds of other dry goods items available).  https://bunchesmore.go2orderform.com/index.php?action=guest-app-cart&cid=124

Are you wondering which type of wheat is best for you? Here’s a video that will help you decide.




wow, what a great video. Now you have to post the recipe :)

Thanks for the information, Emma. I usually use white wheat for my bread but I will try mixing them.

i would like your recipe using the three different types of wheat. thanks julie

HI Emma. Great informative video! Since I don’t know how exactly how to make this bread, would you please make a video of how to make the bread from start to finish? My 8 yo son and I would love to do this together! Then if we get it right with your help, we can buy more bulk flours. Thanks so much!!

Oh my goodness! Your bread is so beautiful! I think I’d have a hard time deciding whether to frame it or eat it (I’m pretty sure eating would win!)! Thank you for the helpful info. We are new to bulk grain buying and grinding so this is just the info I was looking for. This will definitely help us! I agree with another comment – next time show us your techniques! Jennifer

Thanks, Emma. This video was very helpful. I have only been using the Prairie Gold wheat as I’ve tried to remember my bread-making skills from years ago. I must be doing something wrong because my loaves never rise as high as yours. Maybe your next video could show us how to make bread as lovely as yours. Thanks again.

Yes, thank you, Emma, for doing the trial and error for us! Your explanations were clear and helpful. We had some spelt pancakes and I was wondering they were ‘flatter than a pancake’ but still enjoyed by all!…Carol Hipp.

Thanks for the info! Do you bake in the oven or bread machine?

Thanks for the tip Emma. I will definitely consider giving Spelt a try. I love nutty flavors! Here is something to try… when in a pinch I use Wheat Montana’s white flour mixed with my wheat germ and whole wheat bran. It makes an easy, light, flavorful bread. One can not always take the time to grind the wheat berries for bread, so I find this a huge time saver as well as a special bread flavor for my family. Why Wheat MOntana? Well because it is non bleached, non bromated, non chemicals. It makes great doughs for pizza, breads, and baking.

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Emma, I really enjoyed your video! I have been making bread for years but I have had trouble with Spelt bread. Would you share your recipe with us? :)

Your bread looks wonderful! I need to try the spelt. I’ve never known what to use it for!

Wonderful video, Emma! I, like others, will buy spelt on the next order. Make sure you get your commission! ;) Renee

Great job, Emma! We would also love the full recipe you use to make your bread, if you are willing to share it!

Very nice Emma. Would love your recipes and techniques on bread making. I am a newbie to it all, waiting to buy a wheat mill and bread maker. Keep up the great videos! Denise-Madison,TN.

That was great, Emma! Thank you taking the time to investigate and share!

Thanks so much Emma. I am a city girl with very little knowledge on bread baking and have just begun my venture this past year. I wish we could have you over to help me out in person! :) Thanks, Catherine

Emma! Great video! Thanks for putting your time into that!

Yay Emma!! Great job!! Next time your mom brings you to Jackson, please come over!! I need you to teach Piper (age 5) how to make our bread. I need her to take over the bread making in the next couple of years. :)

emma, thank you for this. will you please post your recipe? that would be so helpful! i’ve been grinding my own wheat for a few months but not getting the good results from the recipe i’ve been using for years on pre-ground flour. suggestions?

I am using hard white wheat, as recommended on your site. It is good. I have not formed opinion yet, as I have only made it in the Bread Machine (Zoe), an not manually (where it taste better). Avinash Chandra

Enjoyed the video Emma. I was thinking of trying the spelt and now I am sure to. Just recently bought a flour mill and I am really enjoying it. Thanks for the info.

Thank-you for the demo. It was very interesting. Gracie Anne

Thank you Emma for going to all that trouble to teach us about the differences! I have tried the different organic wheat flours and even almond flour but you have inspired me to try the spelt! And it never occurred to me to mix the flours, you are so smart for pointing that out! It would have really helped my rock hard lumps when I was attempting to make bread out of 100% almond flour!

Great job Emma. I recently began making my own bread because we are getting prepared for the increase of food prices we are seeing now. The recipe I use calls for 3 cups white wheat and 1/2 cup red. I grind that and use the flour to make two loaves. Lynn

emma, you are such a great bread maker – i love your passion – your information was clear and helpful and interesting to watch and listen to. thanks for sharing your findings with us :). jan fox

Emma, what a wonderful job! I bake a lot of bread…but have actually never tried spelt. I’ve really been missing something! Thank you!

Very helpful! I think it is clear that everybody wants your recipe plus the step by step instructions. The breads look yummmy! Corina

Thank you for sharing Emma. You have inspired me to try the spelt. Also, I had never thought of combining the 3 grains. Your loaves are so beautiful, maybe sometime you could show us how you make your bread. Laurie Jordan

Wonderful, Emma! Your bread comparison video is just what I needed to choose a wheat purchase. I am new to bread making but I think I can learn to do this. How I wish you had more bread making videos to help new learners in the process. You might show the various steps of recipes and give tips on how to avoid mistakes, etc. You know, I think you could make a business of teaching bread-making. Thanks again for the video. Well written and a great job! –Cheryl Jamison Smith in Waverly, TN

Very helpful! You seem to be an excellant bread baker! What is your recipe?

Would you post the recipe for the spelt bread please?

Very Helpful Emma, Thank you

Wonderful video! I appreciate the sharing of your bread making experience. Very practical and easy to follow. I agree with some of the other reviewers. Would you please share the actual bread making and baking………thanx, pat

Simply fabulous, Emma! I’m so excited about trying the spelt. Thanks a bunch!

Nicely done, Emma, I enjoyed your video!

A very helpful video and comments. Thanks, Emma

Hi Emma, I thought you were so very thorough in your presentation. I learned everything from you! Your uncle Raisin and I are here and he liked raisins in his bread! Do you wonder who we are?? We are your grammy’s sister and brother in law – that means that we are your great aunt and uncle from San Diego, CA. We are so proud of you! What an excellent video presentation. Wow – we hope to meet you some day. Your grammy and grandpa love you so much! Mary and Ray

Thanks to your video, I now know why my spelt bread does not rise.
Emma, This is a great video! George

May be the recipe of the bread would make it taste even better. George
Thanks Emma! Very informative!

You did a great job on the video. I use spelt and white winter wheat but never thought about combining three for a good combination! :)

Very helpful Emma! I enjoy your videos. I especially appreciated the pie crust video. Although I enjoy baking,a good pie crust has eluded me. Now that I have frozen apples, and know how to make a good pie crust, I can make our famiies’ favorite apple pie even better!I’ve been making bread with just Prarie Gold wheat, but want to try Spelt now. Thank you so much. Do you add wheat gluten to your recipe to help it rise? Fran Beach

Thank you for making this informative video. This is the first time I have seen the differences demonstrated in such a clear way. sincerely Urania

Great idea for a video. Thanks so much for sharing!

Great video. I think you did a wonderful job explaining the three different wheats. If this was a school project I think you would get an A!

Good job with that video, Emma! Beautiful bread loaves you baked, too.

Very informative. Keep up the good work!~Donna F., Alabama

A 50/50 mix of hard red and some soft wheat makes a very good bread. I would suggest that people purchase a grinder that can be run with an electric motor or operated by hand (just in case) because grinding by hand is tough if you actually have electricity and my family grew tired of grinding the wheat by hand and consequentially we don’t make bread often . This is unfortunate both from a nutritional standpoint and as they say ” practice makes perfect”. Good video !

I want to make sour-dough bread using spelt! Any good recipes? Thank’s for the video, good job! Jane

I’m new to bread making and I am very pleased I ran across your presentation. I have many things to learn and you have helped me get started in the understanding in the different types of flours to be used. I know that a lot of bread recipes say to rise your bread twice. Once in the bowl and once in the pan. In my readings, I have found that multiple risings help ensure a soft and fluffy bread. Do you agree? Whats your experience on this matter? Thanks in [email protected]

Excellent presentation! Thank you! What are your thoughts about using bread machines?

I am interested in baking and cooking with spelt because it has a lower glycemic index. Thank you for the great video it was vert helpful! Debbie

Hi Emma, my name is Scott. I’ve been experimenting with making whole spelt bread and its more of a challenge than I thought. But I’m stubborn. : )I like the video idea, it helps a lot. I could use some help with the hole punching the dough down and forming the loaf technique. I’m also having a bit of trouble with too much air in the top half of the loaf. If I can get my bread to look like yours, I will be one happy bread maker.

Nutrimill Price Decrease

Nutrimill Price Decrease

Nutrimill grain mill and wheat


Want to make your own FRESH flours and baking mixes?
This week Monday, the price on the popular Nutrimill grain mill was reduced significantly! Check it out – just $219.99 for this top-of-the-line grain mill!

Order now through this link, and we will ship it to your door for free!

Or order for local pick up on our current dry goods & apples order.

The Nutrimill will turn any grain (like wheat, oats, or barley) or non-oily seed (like quinoa, millet, amaranth, etc.) into flour. Make your own whole wheat flour FRESH and experience the night and day difference in the flavor of your bread. Or mill your own healthy gluten-free flours. It’s tons cheaper than buying ready-made mixes, and much better for you because it’s fresh.

Seriously Fresh Flour

You know how good apples taste when they’re picked fresh off the tree? Well, when you mill your own flours fresh, it’s kind of like that. Pre-milled flour has been sitting on the shelf for who-knows-how-long, and once that protective outer layer of the grain (or seed, as the case may be) is broken, the natural oils inside begin to become rancid. But when you mill your own, you’re in control, and you’ll notice a big difference in the taste because of it.

Gluten Free?

One of the nice things about owning a grain mill is that you can create your own gluten free baking mixes. These blends can be expensive! So why not mill your own from grains and seeds you buy in bulk? Here is a quick video guide from GlutenFreeGirl that will get you started.

Just be sure to come back to Bulk Natural Foods to order your whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds at great bulk prices!

Dry Goods For Your Pantry

Now about those grains, beans, nuts, and seeds… You’ll find these items and more on our current Dry Goods order form. Goodies like dried fruit and organic chocolate, good healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, and ghee, and of course your storage container of choice, the beautiful and functional glass gallon jar.

Deadline To Order:  February 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date:  February 27th or 28th, depending on location
Order Form
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Fresh Cameo Apples in Basket



We are delivering our first February shipment of apples today and tomorrow, and they are GOOD! Nice and crisp, sweet, and juicy!

There’s still time to order apples for our late February shipment. After this, we won’t have any more apples until fall. Be sure to plan enough for applesauce, pies, and still have some left for your snack basket.

Deadline To Order:  February 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date:  February 27th or 28th, depending on location
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Tim & Erin


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Price Drop For The Nutrimill Grain Mill

Price Drop For the Nutrimill Grain Mill

Nutrimill grain mill and mini seed millAs promised, the price on the amazing Nutrimill grain mill has been reduced significantly today! Check it out – just $219.99 for the Nutrimill alone or $229.99 for the Nutrimill + mini seed mill.

Order today, and we’ll ship it right to your door for free!

The Nutrimill will turn any grain or non-oily seed (like quinoa, millet, amaranth, etc.) into flour. Make your own whole wheat flour FRESH and experience the night and day difference in the flavor of your bread. Or mill your own healthy gluten-free flours. It’s tons cheaper than buying ready-made mixes, and much better for you because it’s fresh.

And consider adding on the mini seed mill for just $10 extra. It’s about the size of a coffee grinder, and powerful to grind small batches of spices, oily seeds, or even fresh coffee.

We love the removable grinder bowl of the mini seed mill. No need to wrangle a cloth around between the blades to clean it – just remove the whole grinder bowl to wash it out.

Easy Homemade Chocolates

Easy & Healthy Homemade Chocolates

Easy and Healthy Homemade Chocolates

If you’re anything like me, always reading the labels on everything before bringing foods home to your family, maybe you’ve put a chocolate bar or two back on the shelf once you saw ingredients like fake vanilla and PGPR emulsifier (a substitute for costly – and nourishing – cocoa butter). Instead, why not make chocolate so healthy you WANT your kids to eat it? Chocolate you don’t feel guilty about craving.

These sweet little chocolates are smooth and velvety, thanks to the abundance of brain-boosting and infection-fighting coconut oil. And they’re so easy and fun to make. Our batch was ready to eat in just over half an hour, and that includes the time it took for them to harden in the freezer. Even our teenagers were licking the beaters.

We used pure organic maple syrup for the sweetener in these. But you can also use honey, stevia, or the sweetener of your choice. 



1 cup coconut oil (your choice of virgin or expeller pressed, depending on the flavor you prefer)

1/2 cup maple syrup, honey, or the equivalent amount of the sweetener of your choice

1 cup organic fair trade cocoa powder

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla



Place the coconut oil into a heat resistant glass measuring cup or bowl. Fill a large saucepan with a few inches of water, and set the container of coconut oil in it. Slowly heat on the stove top until the cocont oil is mostly melted. You don’t want it to become hot, just room temperature or so.

elting Coconut Oil For Chocolate

When the coconut oil is warm and mostly melted, pur it into a mixer fitted with whisks or beaters, or into a food processor. Add all of the other ingredients and process until smooth. (I wondered if my Bosch would be able to handle such a small quantity, but it did fine. Outside of scraping the sides of the bowl once, the chocolate came together perfectly.)

Homemade Chocolate Ingredients In Bosch

The chocolate should still be pourable at this point. If not, scoop it back into your glass measuring cup or bowl, set it back in the saucepan of water, and gently warm it until it is pourable. Mine got a little thick, but it remelted beautifully.

Incidentally, if you want a really good, healthy, cake icing, keep whipping, and deliberately allow your chocolate to cool until it becomes spreadable.

Thick chocolate makes a great icing for cakes.

Here, you can be fancy and use a candy mold. We used these hearts from Amazon. Alternatively, spoon the chocolate into coins on parchment paper or pour into a parchment lined loaf pan or cookie sheet.

Pouring The Chocolate

Once you’ve poured the chocolate into molds or pans, set it in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden. You can break large sheets into bite sized pieces. Store the chocolate in a container in the fridge.

Chocolate Hearts

Vivani Organic Chocolate Bar P.S. If someday you just want a quick chocolate fix with no counters to wipe and no ingredients to put away (i.e. something that comes in a wrapper), the Vivani chocolate bars we sell are scrumptious and only contain cocoa liquor, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter. No soy. No fake vanilla. All 100% organic ingredients.

Order through any of our order forms. (seasonal)

Reminder: The deadline to order apples for February 13th/14th is Monday!

Next week, we’ll be delivering a load of crispy-crunchy apples from Pennsylvania to families all over and around Tennessee. If you want apples, make sure you order by Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. central!

Deadline To Order:  February 10th at 9:00 a.m.
Delivery Dates:  February 13th or 14th, depending on location
Order Now!






Fresh Homemade Bread Nine Year Old Style

Fresh Homemade Bread, Nine Year Old Style


I don’t know about you, but we think making bread should be a cinch. Something you pull off easily in the morning or after work. No problem.

So we teach our kids to make bread using the Bosch mixer, which was designed for heavy and repeated loads – like daily bread making. It’s easy peasy, and it turns out some really awesome bread, like these beautiful loaves that our nine-year-old made this morning.

Maggie's First Loaves of Homemade Bread

These two loaves were made with 100% prairie gold flour, freshly ground in the Nutrimill. And my, what good bread it was!



3 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons yeast
1/4 c. gluten
7 c. freshly ground Prairie Gold whole wheat flour
2 2/3 c. warm water (115 degrees)
1/2 c. rapadura sugar
2 tablespoon butter, melted (cooled slightly)


Measure about 5 cups of the flour into the mixer. Add the salt, yeast and gluten and mix to combine slightly.

Add the water, rapadura and butter to the dry mixture and mix everything together. Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour, or whatever amount is required to create a soft dough that is not too sticky. (Better too soft than too stiff; you can always add a little more flour.)

Knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes by machine, or 15 minutes by hand. It is ready when you can take a small lump of dough and stretch it thin enough to see light through it without it tearing apart.

Divide the dough into two equal parts. In a few strokes, hand-knead it into an oval-shaped loaf. Pinch the bottom seam together, and then slide it over the counter, seam side down, to seal. Place it in a greased 4×9″ bread pan (seam side down).  Repeat with the other ball of dough.

Cover the loaves with a clean towel and let them rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled. Unlike most bread recipes, this one only rises once. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

February Apple Varieties 2014

February Apple Varieties 2014

In case you didn’t know, our two February apple orders are in full swing! We have an excellent variety of apples available, all of which are minimally sprayed, and all have been stored in special storage to keep them fresh since they were harevested in the fall.

Deadline To Order:  February 10th at 9:00 a.m.
Delivery Date:  February 13th and 14th, depending on your location
Click here to order

Deadline To Order:  February 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Delivery Date:  February 27th and 28th, depending on your location
Click here to order

Empire AppleWith parents like Red Delicious and Macintosh, Empire apples are a refreshing blend of sweet and tart. And they’re multitaskers in the kitchen, too. Grab for an Empire when you’re making applesauce, baking pies, or just when you need a mouthwatering bite to munch. These beauties are even good for freezing. Just peel and core them, dip them in a blend of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of water to keep from browning, and store them in zip top bags in the freezer.Fun Fact: Ever have McDonald’s apple dippers? Well, those are Empire Apples!

Flavor: Wonderful blend of sweet and tart. Juicy.

Bite: Crispy





Cameo AppleHave you tried the Cameo apple yet? Its uber crisp sweetness has made it one of our most popular apples. The Cameo has actually been called a “poor man’s Honeycrisp” by one of our growers because of its shattering crunch. Cameo apples are best eaten fresh or made into applesauce, but they also do fairly well in pies.

Customer Review:  Our order of cameo apples are being devoured!  We are so excited to have fresh tasting apples in the middle of winter. [February 2013] This bushel is so much better than our order from the fall.  Not sure if it came from a different orchard but we are loving them.  No bruises on any of them! -Ally

Flavor:  Mostly sweet with a hint of tart.

Bite: Crispy



Golden Delicious AppleGolden Delicious apples may be one of the most practical apples we sell. They taste amazing, and they’re good for virtually any purpose: cooking, baking, applesauce, cider, freezing, and of course, eating out of hand.

Customer Review: I was never a golden delicious or red delicious lover before – I find them a little “soft”.  I understood there was a bad harvest this year [2012] and this was going to be my only opportunity for apples, so I decided to order some golden delicious from you.

I have to say the golden delicious apples I just picked up are the most delicious “delicious” apples I have ever tasted.  They are not soft at all, very crispy and delectable with a wonderful flavor.  We are going to use your suggestion for storage with paper towels and bags, but I don’t think we have to worry about long-term storage too much – they will be gone too quickly!

Flavor:  Sweet and mild

Bite: Medium crisp


Rome AppleIf you’ve enjoyed perfect fried apple slices or a beautiful baked apple, they were probably made with Rome Apples. These superb cooking apples retain their shape beautifully as well as their tart flavor. And their drier flesh makes them an excellent choice for dehydrated apples too.

Nickname:  Baker’s Buddy

Flavor:  Mild and tart with some sweetness too

Bite:  Dense and hard, cunchy






Fuji AppleWow! The Fuji apple has it all: super sweet, super juicy, and super crisp! Fuji apples are best for eating fresh and for making applesauce and salads. Despite their good looks and great flavor, Fuji apples don’t stand up well to cooking and baking, but if you like a sugar-sweet, crunchy, juicy apple, try the Fuji.

Customer Review:  We’ve ordered the Fuji apples every time. They are the best Fuji apples we’ve ever eaten. They are so fresh, crisp, and sweet. We’ve been drying the ones we don’t get to right away, and sharing them. Thank you so much for making them available to us!  These are wonderful! – Donna

Flavor:  Sweet

Bite:  Crisp