5 Reasons to Become a CSA Member of Your Local Farm

The breakfast menu for this morning: Chioggia beet and red Norland potato hash with two soft-fried eggs seasoned with summer savory.

I have been making these types of delicious, simple dishes for every meal since I became a CSA member of my local farm this season. My meals are made up of about 65% fresh vegetables—roasted, sautéed, or chopped raw—which is more than double what I ate prior.

It may sound like an overstatement, but I assure you it’s not: Becoming a CSA member has changed my eating habits, and in turn, my life. I’m making healthier, more knowledgeable decisions about the food I put in my body and being culinarily inspired along the way. [Read more…]

Ingredient Highlight: Turmeric

5 Ways Turmeric Benefits Your Health

When you take a bite of a chai almond BumbleBar, you’re greeted with the spicy-sweet medley of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. Here at BumbleBar, we not only aim to create yummy concoctions, but to pack our bars full of ingredients that boost your health. Turmeric is one of those ingredients. [Read more…]

BumbleBar’s Copacking Abilities: Our Research and Development Department

As a company, we wear many hats. We produce our own private label BumbleBars and JunoBars and we also function as a copacker. We have processed a variety of products, from granola to snack puffs, and perhaps most importantly we research and develop products for clients with a variety of needs.

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Ingredient Highlight: Flaxseed

Here at BumbleBar, we use a variety of quality ingredients in our bars, one of which is flaxseed. We feature organic, non-GMO flaxseed in all of our BumbleBars right alongside organic, non-GMO sesame seeds. Beyond adding delicious flavors and textures to our bars, flaxseeds pack a superfood punch and come with several health benefits.

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BumbleBar COO Glenn Ward Appointed to The Oregon Tilth Board of Directors

We’re pleased to announce that our Chief Operations Officer, Glenn Ward, was appointed to the Oregon Tilth board of Directors in January 2018. Oregon Tilth is an organization dedicated to supporting organic agriculture and products through nonprofit education, advocacy, and certification. They strive to make their food system and agriculture biologically sound as well as socially equitable. Like us, Oregon Tilth is concerned with the needs of people and the planet and has been since 1974. They balance those needs through a, “focus on core areas of certification, conservation, social equity, policy, and the marketplace.” 

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It’s Jim’s Ninth-iversary!

Today is a big day for the BumbleBar team. Yes, we love St. Patrick’s Day and are offering a big sale in honor of the festivities, but that’s not what we came here to talk about today. Right now we want to talk about our Operations Manager, Jim! Today marks Jim’s ninth anniversary with BumbleBar, and we couldn’t be happier to have him.

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BumbleBar Testimony: Superstar Hiking Snacks!

The other day we received an email from a very lovely customer who wanted to share what activities she fuels with BumbleBar energy. As an avid hiker, Diana (Seattle, WA) appreciates having healthy, whole food, energy packed and portable snacks to sustain her on the trails. Below she describes a day she got through her hike on coffee, water, and a Lushus Lemon BumbleBar.

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BumbleBars on Vashon Island

Back in 1995, Liz made the very first BumbleBar and pretty soon afterward, she and Glenn set up shop on Vashon Island near Seattle, producing and distributing bars. One of the stores where BumbleBars were available was a community staple called True Value. It’s since become an Ace Hardware, but current employee Katy Sassara reports that the store hasn’t lost any of its local warmth and still sells BumbleBars!

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5 App-solutely Awesome Apps

Everyone here at BumbleBar relies heavily on technology to aid us in our work in different ways. We lean so much on the digital world to conduct business that we are almost completely paperless! Hooray! As tech-savvy people, we also use technology outside of the office in our personal lives, especially through our phones and favorite apps. We use these apps to listen to books, create lists, track our investments, and more!

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Thinking About Taking a Yoga Class? You Should!

Have you thought about attending a yoga class, but for whatever reason haven’t taken the first steps? Here are a few tips and guidelines that will ease your mind and set you on your way to the internal and external cleansing that is yoga. Remember, getting your butt into a class is the most important thing, so when it comes right down to it, get on that mat even if you don’t feel 100% prepared!

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