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Cocoa Bean Bakery Suppliers: Four Advantages Of Knowing The Farm You Purchase From

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cocoa Bean Bakery Suppliers: Four Advantages Of Knowing The Farm You Purchase From

Bakeries rely on cocoa beans from all different types of sources and locations. As you bake and create delicious desserts, it’s important to consider the different ingredients used for your creations. When you’re choosing cocoa beans for your business, it’s a good idea to shop around for different bulk suppliers. A number of legitimate suppliers can give you access to the farming source of the bean. Knowing the exact farm and location where your beans come from can make a huge difference on how you operate your business. There are direct advantages to using this information and changing your supplier to one who can supply the farming information. Cocoa Bean Quality Not all cocoa beans are created equal. Instead of buying beans from random resources, you can rely on the same quality by purchasing them from a supplier that uses a consistent farm. During any point, you may have the ability to switch farms and seek different types of cocoa beans if they are not a quality that you like. This allows you to continue to use cocoa beans without compromising the way your desserts and baked goods are created. In the beginning of your order process, you may have the ability to try out different farms. After receiving multiple orders, you can select the farm that has the best cocoa beans for your needs. Sustainability & Development As you start working with a supplier, you will learn about the specific farm that you are purchasing from. By building a business relationship, you have the ability to keep the farm alive and well. A growing farm can continue to sustain their plants with the help of a supportive supplier and businesses like yours. Along with helping the farm directly, the deal that you have with a supplier can also help with the growth and development of the local community. Cocoa beans are almost exclusively grown near the equator, often in underdeveloped areas. Homes, schools, and public buildings can all be constructed due to the support of a supplier and continued orders from your business. Newsletters and reports can keep you updated on the exact farms that you support. Direct Donations Along with indirectly helping the farms through supplier cocoa bean purchases, you may choose to support the farms directly after learning about them. For example, your business may have special charity days or profit donations around the holidays. You can choose to donate the money directly to the cocoa farm that you purchase from. The money that you donate will go directly to the farmers. It can help purchase equipment for the farm or go to more simple things like healthcare for the workers. You can choose to donate annually or make it a regular thing throughout the year. You may even choose to sponsor direct farmers that work on the farm. Each year you can learn about the farmer and their family. From there, you can donate money or goods to help them thrive in the area. Business Promotions Learning and understanding about the supplier and farms that you purchase from can also help with your business promotions and location image. Inside the bakery shop, you can showcase pictures and signs with information about the farms that you purchase from. This can help encourage customers and showcase how you...

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2 Pressure Canning Recipes For Reubens All Year Long

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Pressure Canning Recipes For Reubens All Year Long

Do you love canning food, but find yourself growing tired of making jar upon jar of pickles and tomato sauce? Are you looking for a few creative recipes to add to your repertoire of root cellar treats? If so, read on to learn how to stock up for Reuben sandwiches all year long with these 2 fun, food canning recipes. Canned Corn Beef You Will Need 15 – 20 lbs Corned beef brisket roast (you can purchase this from an online supplier like City Foods Inc/Bea’s Best.) Corned beef seasoning (This should come with your corned beef. If it doesn’t, you can use this recipe for pickling spices.) Wide-mouthed quart size canning jars with lids Directions​ Sterilize your canning jars. Cut your roast up into 1″ squares and fill your jars to the top with them. Stick a butter knife down to the bottom of each jar and pull inward toward the center of the jar to release air bubbles. Step 3 should result in the meat settling. Add additional meat to fill the jars to the top again and then repeat step 3. Place 1/2 teaspoon corned beef spices in each jar. Wipe the rims of your jars with a cloth soaked in vinegar and place the lids on the jars. Place jars in your pressure canner, following the meat canning instructions in your pressure canner owner’s manual. Note: No additional liquid is needed during the canning of corned beef because the meat produces its own flavorful juices. Canned Sauerkraut Part 1: Making The Kraut You Will Need 10 lbs raw cabbage Table salt Cheesecloth Quart-sized canning jars with lids Directions Core and quarter your cabbage heads. Wash your quartered cabbage heads and let them sit for 10 minutes to dry. Thinly shred your dried cabbage heads. Place the shredded cabbage in a large bowl, sprinkle lightly with salt, and let sit for 15 minutes. Fill your quart-sized canning jars with salted, shredded cabbage, stopping about 3 inches from the top of each container. Pack the contents of each jar down tightly with a wooden spoon. As you pack, the cabbage will produce liquid. Stop packing when there is enough liquid to cover the cabbage. Cover each jar with cheesecloth and allow to sit in a cool, dark location for 4 – 6 weeks, or until cabbage appears wilted, yet crisp. Note: As your cabbage ferments, bits of it will emulsify and rise to the surface. Scoop this foam out of your jars each day. Canned Sauerkraut Part 2: Canning The Kraut You Will Need Fermented Cabbage (from part 1 of this recipe) Pickling Salt Pint-sized canning jars with lids Directions Use a colander to drain your fermented cabbage. Bring 4 quarts of water and 6 tablespoons of pickling salt to a simmer on your stove. Sterilize your canning jars. Fill pint-sized jars with fermented cabbage, pack the cabbage down, and then repeat. Cover fermented cabbage with your hot water/salt brine mixture, stopping an inch from the top of each jar. Remove air bubbles from jars by sticking a butter knife all the way down to the bottom of each jar and pulling toward the center of the jar. Wipe the rim of each jar with a vinegar-soaked cloth and place in your pressure canner. Process according to...

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