Featured Supplier of the Month - October 2016

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County Fair

County Fair is a Certified Woman-Owned kosher pickle product manufacturer based on the West Coast. With four generations of experience and recipes originating from 1910, we offer our customers a unique taste experience rooted in an old-world commitment to quality.

County Fair was founded on our family’s values, and these values established the philosophy and principles that have guided us for more than 100 years. We have been producing and shipping the highest quality fresh refrigerated and shelf stable pickles, sauerkraut, relishes and pepper products from our current location on the west coast for 30 years, taking advantage of the fertility and crop success the San Joaquin Valley is known for worldwide.

It is with great pride that we continue our mission of providing premium products while emphasizing food safety and healthy, sustainable solutions. We support the sustainability of the environment while offering products made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

We are proud to have been Sysco partners in the Block & Barrel pickle category for over 25 years. With Sysco, we have grown into the largest pickle manufacturer west of the Rocky Mountains. Our commitment to superior products starts with raw materials and extends into every aspect of our pickle processes. Sysco customers “Taste the Difference” with County Fair and have chosen County Fair and Block & Barrel pickles as the best accompaniment to serve their valued guests for generations.

For more information about County Fair Food Products, please visit their website, http://countyfairpickles.com, or contact:

County Fair Food Products
Beth Wragg
PO Box 2189
Stockton, CA  95201

Recipe’s provided by Country Fair Food Products

Spicy Cranberry Chutney

½ c Block & Barrel Kosher Dill Pickle Spears, chopped
¼ c dried apricots, finely chopped
½ c brown sugar
½ c raisins
1 can cranberry sauce
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
¼ c fresh lemon juice
¼ c crystallized ginger
½ t red pepper flakes

In saucepan, combine apricots, brown sugar and raisins and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cranberry, apple and lemon zest. Simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the other ingredients and remove from heat. Serve on white fish, turkey sandwich or with crackers.

Merlin's Sauerkraut Salad

1 c sugar
¼ c white wine vinegar
1 qt sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
¼ c canned pimentos, diced

Bring sugar and white wine vinegar to a boil. Let cool. To cooled mixture, add sauerkraut, bell pepper, onion and pimentos.

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October 1: World Vegetarian Day
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Try these Fun Kitchen Secrets

Freeze Herbs in Oil

Freezing your herbs in olive oil will prevent them from browning and getting freezer burn. Plus, they’ll always be on-hand, in season or not. Toss the cubes in a pan for sautéing meat and vegetables, or use them as a sauce for pasta.

Make Crystal Clear Ice

The process of boiling filtered water eliminates dissolved air and decompresses minerals in the water – which means that boiled filtered water makes crystal clear ice. Add fruit and freeze to create ice cubes perfect for a pitcher.

Cook Fish on Lemons

To stop fish from sticking and falling apart on the grill, line the grill with lemon slices and place the fish on top. Not only does the fish soak up the citrus flavor of the lemons, it also keeps your fish in one piece, making cleanup easy.

Muffin Pan Ice Cubes

Freeze water in muffin pans to create large ice cubes perfect for a water or sangria pitcher. Add whole lemon slices, oranges, mint or sliced strawberries for a bit a flair that will make for a beautiful centerpiece.