<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty - Blog]]>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:52:28 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty Farmers Market Days are Back]]>Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:37:58 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-farmers-market-days-are-backPicture

​Starting Wednesday, May 31st, Seedy Nutty is back at Crossroads Community Farmers Market May 31, with Seedy Nutty Original, Seedy Nutty Chocolate and Seedy Nutty Crumbles alongside fresh fruit, veggies, coffee, prepared food, food demos, kids activities and music.

​Come for a free Seedy Nutty tasting and coloring page!
Seedy Nutty aprons on sale for a limited time. Crossroads Market operates each Wednesday through December 27st, rain or shine, at the corner of Anne and University Blvd in Takoma Park (across from the RiteAid) from 11-3pm. See you there, Rosanne
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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty Demo @ Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring Friday May 5, 2017 3:30pm -7:00]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 23:12:28 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-demo-whole-foods-market-in-silver-spring-friday-may-5-2017-330pm-700
Come to Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring, MD. Enjoy free samples of delicious Seedy Nutty and meet Rosanne Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring is located at 833 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910 and is open seven days a week from 7:00AM to 10:00PM.

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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty on Sale at Whole Foods in Silver Spring, Demo Friday, April 7, 5-7pm]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:54:39 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-on-sale-at-whole-foods-in-silver-spring-demo-friday-april-7-5-7pm
Seedy Nutty on Sale at Whole Foods in Silver Spring
Demo Friday April 7, 5-7pm


Recently featured in Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda issue, Seedy Nutty goes on sale at Whole Foods in Silver Spring, Friday, April 7th.   Seedy Nutty founder Rosanne Skirble will be at the market from 5-7pm handing out free samples of your favorite Seedy Nutty Original and Seedy Nutty Chocolate bark.  You can also find Seedy Nutty at Whole Foods in Pentagon City, the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, at the Crossroads Community Farmers Market in Takoma Park/Langley and online at www.seedynutty.com
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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty has a cameo appearance in Crossroads Market video]]>Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:05:44 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-has-a-cameo-appearance-in-crossroads-market-videoSeedy Nutty has a cameo appearace in Crossroads Market Documentary]]><![CDATA[Seedy Nutty featured in Bethesda magazine Best of Bethesda issue]]>Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:48:43 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-2016-highlights
Early in 2017 Seedy Nutty journeys to Israel and to cousin Ria’s home kitchen in Tivon, near Haifa. That’s where Ria made the original original Seedy Nutty back in 2011 that I tasted at our family Passover Seder. I’ll return to the United States the first week of March.  But don’t worry, while I am gone, Seedy Nutty remains on the shelves at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, at Grosvenor’s Market in Rockville and at Whole Foods Market in Pentagon City Mall in Arlington. And, when you’re at the Market, pick up a copy of Bethesda magazine’s January/February best of Bethesda issue. Seedy Nutty is featured in the Dine/Table Talk section.

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<![CDATA[My Amazing Christmas Gift]]>Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:45:25 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/my-amazing-christmas-giftWe don’t celebrate Christmas. We light a menorah. This year the two holidays fell on the same day. Our holiday tradition is to volunteer (among 1,000 others) to deliver Christmas dinner to people who are confined to their homes. The effort, coordinated by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, takes us to neighborhoods and introduces us to people with whom we rarely come in contact.  

While one year we delivered Christmas gifts (and meals) to refugees, in most years we meet elderly, bed-ridden women (few men), who spend a lot time alone watching television in their houses or apartments. We parachute into their lives for a brief moment, and it’s on to the next family wherever our GPS takes us. It is hard to make these short visits personal, other than being Santa’s elves.  

But, when I saw 92-year old Julia in bed watching TV, I tried something different. I asked Julia to tell me about herself. And out came a story. She came from a family of ten and this six-bedroom house was where she grew up. Everyone worked for the government and they owned the house not far from the church down the street. And, “Bless the Lord,” she said. “I sang in the choir.” “Do you still sing? I asked and made a request, “Do you know Amazing Grace?” And what came next was my Christmas present, better than any meal I could possibly deliver: A full-throated, soulful rendition of Amazing Grace.  When Julia finished we both teared up and parted as friends.

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<![CDATA[Join Seedy Nutty On December 7 at the Yumpreneurship Showcase]]>Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:04:06 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/join-seedy-nutty-on-december-7-at-the-yumpreneurship-showcasePicture
Join Seedy Nutty at the Yumpreneurship Showcase on Wednesday, December 7from 5:30-8:30.  It’s a free tasting event (local products) sponsored by the University of MD Robert H. Smith School of Business.  Yumpreneurship promotes local food vendors and others involved in the industry. The conference provides local startup food companies the opportunity to promote their business and network with other people involved in the industry and potential customers. Last year, we had more than 20 participating vendors and over 600 attendees. In 2016 we are anticipating 40-50 vendors and up to 800 attendees.Proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity. Look for Seedy Nutty at table 37.  The location is 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. 

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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty makes great holiday gifts ]]>Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-make-great-holiday-giftsSeedy Nutty make great holiday gifts for everyone, including you.   But I’ll need your order in the next few days to get it to you in time for the holidays and before my departure to Israel in early January.   I’ll be in Tel Aviv though early March.   So, if you don’t want to go cold turkey on Seedy Nutty, (excuse my leftover Thanksgiving pun) then let me know so you can stash enough away to last you for two months.    

As you see below, I’ve got a new elf (Shayia Johnson) helping me in the kitchen, making it easier to process your order.    


Happy Holidays!
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Shayia Johnson helping me in the kitchen, making it easier to process your order.
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<![CDATA[The elves at Seedy Nutty are working overtime to fill orders for the December holidays.]]>Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/the-elves-at-seedy-nutty-are-working-overtime-to-fill-orders-for-the-december-holidaysThe elves at Seedy Nutty kitchen are working overtime to fill orders for the December holidays. Seedy Nutty Original, Chocolate and Crumbles make great holiday gifts for family and friends.  And, to make it easy,  Seedy Nutty accepts credit cards at seedy nutty.com.  

In early January, Seedy Nutty takes its operation to Israel for two months.  We hope to find an Israeli partner for our Israel-inspired natural snack.  During Seedy Nutty’s retreat to Tel Aviv, Seedy Nutty will still remain on sale at AFI in Silver Spring, Whole Foods Market in Pentagon City and Grosvenor’s Market in Rockville.  

All orders received on or before December 9 can be picked up or shipped in time for the December holidays.


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<![CDATA[Ten Ways to Gobble on Seedy Nutties]]>Sat, 19 Nov 2016 23:00:25 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/ten-ways-to-gobble-down-on-seedy-nuttiesPicture
On Thanksgiving I want to give a special thanks to my cousin Ria in Israel for inventing Seedy Nutty in her home kitchen, never dreaming it would become a popular snack sold at Crossroads Community Farmers Market and at local stores and even a movie theater in the Washington region.


​For Friends of Seedy Nutty and their friends and family here are ten ways to enjoy Seedy Nutty on Thanksgiving and on through the New Year: 
  
1.    Bring along Seedy Nutty in the car as you head to (and from) the grocery store for holiday shopping.  You’ll spend less in the market.
2.    Snack on Seedy Nutty (and not the empty calorie alternatives) to make room for your holiday dinner
3.    Top off your sweet potato casserole with Seedy Nutty 
4.    Bake Seedy Nutty into banana bread, apple cake and plum pudding
5.    Prepare Baked apples with a Seedy Nutty filling 
6.    Mix Seedy Nutty into any pie crust
7.    Set out bowls of Seedy Nutty for relatives who get the munchies 
8.    Pack Seedy Nutty into gift bags for relatives
9.    Serve Seedy Nutty at a holiday breakfast mixed with oatmeal, yogurt or any cereal.  
10.     Gift Seedy Nutty to friends and family, always remembering to gift some for yourself.

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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty and Crossroads market Decked out for Halloween Fune]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:34:46 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-and-crossroads-market-decked-out-for-halloween-fune
Crossroads Market is decked out for the Halloween market. It continues each Wednesday. Many vendors and customers came to share the fun by wearing a imaginable costumes.
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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty Available at Grosvenor Market]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:09:06 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-available-at-grosvenor-marketPicture
​A special shout out to Grosvenor Market, an independent, full-service neighborhood grocery store, located in the Grosvenor Park apartment complex in Rockville.  The market, which prides itself in stocking local products, began carrying Seedy Nutty this month.  “Typically local products taste better. They are fresher and made from more natural ingredients," says Grosvenor Market owner Scot Shuck, who sent us this picture from the store.  Thanks to Scot and to Carolyn Persutti, long-time VOA friend and Seedy Nutty aficionado, who made the match with Grosvenor Market

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<![CDATA[Fall is upon us, but that doesn’t stop the hunger for Seedy Nutty]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:17:54 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/fall-is-upon-us-but-that-doesnt-stop-the-hunger-for-seedy-nutty
​Fall is upon us, but that doesn’t stop the hunger for Seedy Nutty.  Since 2015 we have built a great following at the Crossroads Community Farmers Market each Wednesday at the intersection of University Blvd and Anne Streets, in Takoma Park, MD.  Crossroads remains open from 11-3pm through mid-November. ​This Wednesday promises summer like weather.


After a year in business, we also have added wholesale clients and online orders that are sure keep our ovens baking year-round.  We are pleased that the American Film Institute in Silver Spring and Whole Foods Market at Pentagon City Mall in Virginia have continued to reorder Seedy Nutty for their customers.
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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty returned to the market after a vacation to Spain]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:17:49 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-returned-to-the-market-after-a-vacation-to-spain​Seedy Nutty took some time off during the market season for a trip to Spain, hiking on remote trails, and visiting wineries, cheese factories, markets and festivals.   
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Seedy Nutty returned to the market after a vacation to Spain and will be selling Seedy Nutty Original, Chocolate and Crumbles at the Crossroads Market at the Corner of Anne and University Blvd., every Wednesday through October from 11am-3pm.  Stop by for some free samples.   Es gratis, no cuesta nada.
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Ethan gives all thumbs up for Seedy Nutty’s return to the Crossroads Market after two weeks in the Basque Country of Northern Spain..

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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty Vacations in Basque Country]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:12:00 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-vacations-in-basque-countrySeedy Nutty takes a vacation to the Basque Country in northern Spain.

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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty Participates in MOntgomery County Maryland Food and Beverage Fair ]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:24:59 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-participates-in-montgomery-county-maryland-food-and-beverage-fairPicture
 Seedy Nutty is a vendor at the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Fair on September 30th! in Rockville, MD. Seedy Nutty will participate along with other locally made food and beverages as a delightful seed and nut snack.We are excited to feature Seedy Nutty as a  local product at the Fair. Seedy Nutty along with other MoCo food and beverage artisans will connect with regional distributors, wholesale, and retail buyers. The Fair a great opportunity to share the benefit of seeds and nuts with potential distibutors, wholesales and retaile buyer, between September 30, 2016 10:00am to 12:00Noon. The Fair is located The Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD.

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<![CDATA[A Gardening Tip from Seedy Nutty]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:28:08 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/a-gardening-tip-from-seedy-nuttyPicture
Rosanne got out of the kitchen for a walk around the block and discovered this bag tree.   Actually it turns out that it’s a way to save your fruit bearing trees from the birds, squirrels and deer.  Simply staple a bag over berries and let the berries ripen.   The animals won’t touch them.   

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<![CDATA[Seedy Celebrates First Anniversary ]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:10:25 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-celebrates-first-anniversaryPicture
Last September I did a story on the Crossroads Community Farmers Market for the Washington Post.  That led me down the rabbit hole of the food processing world beginning with the Microenterprise Training Program.  I volunteered as a translator so I could take the course. 
 
I had an original seed and nut recipe that I brought back from Israel with the blessings of my 80-year old cousin, who had baked the yummy bark-like treat.
 
As a Micro Enterprise graduate, I was ready for prime time or so I thought.
 
I retired in late June after 35 years as a reporter for the Voice of America. Eight months after my graduation from the Micro Enterprise Training Program, Seedy Nutty was on the shelves at the new Whole Foods Store in Pentagon City Mall.  It’s also at the concession stand at the American Film Institute and at Crossroads market every Wednesday.
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I had never dreamed that retirement would mean:
Taking and passing a national test as a food handler
Getting a farmers market license
Getting a food processor’s license
Writing standard operating procedures or in food lingo SOPs
Getting insurance
Getting a Seedy Nutty bank account and credit card
Buying seeds and nuts, stickers, bags and boxes wholesale in enormous quantities
Smelling like a nut
Going through lots of pairs of disposal gloves
Learning how to wash dishes in three sinks
Racing to Restaurant Depot, goods are carried out on moving pallets, not shopping carts.
Buying cookie sheets (almost) big enough to sleep on
Doing demos at Whole Foods and AFI
Cooking in the Meals on Wheels Commercial kitchen thanks to Jill Feasley
 
I owe all this to the support that I’ve gotten from the Crossroads Community Food Network.  
 
I am excited about the opportunity to work in the Crossroads kitchen, which is set to open by the end of 2016.  I truly believe the kitchen will help people with ideas and a passion to make their dreams come true.  It will also put people to work.   Even in my little start-up I’ve given work to an artist, a graphic designer, an unemployed college graduate, and to my Crossroads Farmers Market ice-cream buddy Xavier Carrillo, who I hired to dish out his wonderful treats at my retirement party .Last September I did a story on the Crossroads Community Farmers Market for the Washington Post.  That led me down the rabbit hole of the food processing world beginning with the Microenterprise Training Program.  I volunteered as a translator so I could take the course. 
 
I had an original seed and nut recipe that I brought back from Israel with the blessings of my 80-year old cousin, who had baked the yummy bark-like treat.
 
As a Micro Enterprise graduate, I was ready for prime time or so I thought.
 
I retired in late June after 35 years as a reporter for the Voice of America. Eight months after my graduation from the Micro Enterprise Training Program, Seedy Nutty was on the shelves at the new Whole Foods Store in Pentagon City Mall.  It’s also at the concession stand at the American Film Institute and at Crossroads market every Wednesday.
 
I had never dreamed that retirement would mean:
Taking and passing a national test as a food handler
Getting a farmers market license
Getting a food processor’s license
Writing standard operating procedures or in food lingo SOPs
Getting insurance
Getting a Seedy Nutty bank account and credit card
Buying seeds and nuts, stickers, bags and boxes wholesale in enormous quantities
Smelling like a nut
Going through lots of pairs of disposal gloves
Learning how to wash dishes in three sinks
Racing to Restaurant Depot, goods are carried out on moving pallets, not shopping carts.
Buying cookie sheets (almost) big enough to sleep on
Doing demos at Whole Foods and AFI
Cooking in the Meals on Wheels Commercial kitchen thanks to Jill Feasley
  
I owe all this to the support that I’ve gotten from the Crossroads Community Food Network.  
 
I am excited about the opportunity to work in the Crossroads kitchen, which is set to open by the end of 2016.  I truly believe the kitchen will help people with ideas and a passion to make their dreams come true.  It will also put people to work.   Even in my little start-up I’ve given work to an artist, a graphic designer, an unemployed college graduate, and to my Crossroads Farmers Market ice-cream buddy Xavier Carrillo, who I hired to dish out his wonderful treats at my retirement party.
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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty gives movie goers a gluten-free option at American Film Institute ]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:11:40 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-gives-movie-goers-a-gluten-free-option-at-american-film-instituteSeedy Nutty does a tasting at AFI in Silver Spring, where Seedy Nutty is being sold.  Seedy Nutty gives movie goers a gluten-free option at the concession stand.

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<![CDATA[Seedy Nutty and El Carreton at HeadQuarters]]>Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:57:24 GMThttp://seedynutty.com/blog/seedy-nutty-hosts-party-at-headquarters
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Seedy Nutty host a part at headquarters and invites Xavier Carrillo and El Carreton organic frozen treats.


Seedy Nutty joins owner of El Carreton artisanal ice-cream and sorbet truck for a party at Seedy Nutty headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
​Rosanne dishing out ice cream and yummy ice cream bars with Seedy Nutty on the side.
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