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OutdoorX4 Magazine article about Great Grub Camp Food

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on June 14, 2017

OutdoorX4 Magazine, a handsome off-road and overlanding publication, recently gave our camp food a really nice shout-out in their May-June issue. You can find it on page 12:
http://current.outdoorx4.com/publication/frame.php?i=411710&p=&pn=&ver=html5

Great Grub Gets into New Seasons

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on April 19, 2017

 Exciting news: our products were just accepted by New Seasons Markets to be included in their new store opening in Sunnyvale, CA later this summer! New Seasons is a Portland-based natural food company with 19 stores in the northwest, 2 in the Bay Area and 4 more soon to open in the area. Plus they recently acquired New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz (6 stores).

Our KIVA loan is fully funded

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on April 19, 2017

We reached our goal of $10,000 on KIVA! Thank you to everyone — friends, family, strangers from all over the world—who helped contribute to this amazing undertaking. Now we can move forward towards selling our products in natural food stores, making them more accessible to all of you.

KIVA LOAN UPDATE

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on April 03, 2017

We need your help! We have 20% to go to reach our KIVA loan goal and only 12 days left. Click here to see our page: https://www.kiva.org/lend/1254898. You can contribute as little as $25, which will be matched by Google. This is an interest-free crowd-funded loan, so all money will be paid back. We need these funds to expand our sales fulfillment this year. Thanks for your support!

Fundraising for our KIVA loan

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on March 18, 2017

Camping season is coming up, plus we're working on expanding our sales to get into Bay Area natural food stores. We need your help in raising money to order the ingredients and packaging that we'll need to meet this growing need. KIVA.org has approved us for a $10,000 interest free loan, to be paid back to all lenders within 3 years. Please visit our KIVA page here to learn more: www.kiva.org/lend/1254898. Thanks so much for your support!!!

Order Great Grub for pickup at US Post Offices

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on August 02, 2016

Heading out for a long road trip with your RV or trailer? You can order Great Grub Camp Food online and have it delivered to US Post Offices for pickup as you travel! They'll hold packages for up to 30 days.

When you place your order with us online, just fill out the shipping address box with the following information:

[your full name]
C/O General Delivery
[post office address where you will pick up, including state & zip]

 

Eat well wherever you wander! 

New Packaging for Great Grub

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on June 20, 2016

Our product packaging is changing! We're moving away from our original brown Kraft bags to a fresh new look — white, pre-printed bags, with food photos instead of outdoor scenes. The Great Grub logo and product recipes remain the same, except for some small adjustments to the Tortellini Soup.
 
In the two years since launching, we've found that many people thought our products were for backpacking, which they're not. We're getting ready to sell Great Grub on store shelves, and the need to more clearly communicate the nature and intended purpose of our products has become paramount to our package design.
 
Nutritional data and UPC codes have been added to the back. The bags are also waterproof, which makes them much more practical for rainy days, or when out on a boat.
 
To see the new packaging, please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/greatgrubcampfood) or individual product pages on our website. We hope you like what we've done, and would love to hear your feedback!
 
Meanwhile, we still have some products leftover in the original bags, so we're offering a 20% discount on those items — Chocolate Chip/Apricot Cookies, and Cheese Tortellini Soup.

Our Secondary-New Name

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on September 03, 2015

After a year of sharing and selling our products across northern California, we learned something unexpected — customers love our products so much, they're buying them to cook at home. We shouldn't have been too surprised, since that was our original goal — to make our products easy enough to prepare when out in the woods, but good enough to eat at home. What we didn't foresee was how many people are looking for healthy, easy-to-prepare solutions for quick meals wherever they are.

With this in mind we decided to create a secondary name for our products: GREAT GRUB STOVE TOP COOKING (greatgrubstovetopcooking.com). This change will enable us to get into natural food stores, in order for you to find our products more easily and quickly when you need them for a trip. The products will be exactly the same as our Great Grub Camp Food line, but the new name and packaging will appeal to a broader market.

We will still continue our retail sales under the Great Grub Camp Food name.

 

An Extreme Egg Shortage

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on August 18, 2015

Due to the avian flue epidemic that swept across the poultry industry last spring and wiped out much of the egg-laying hens, it has become extremely difficult (and very expensive) for us to purchase powdered eggs for three of our products for some time. The situation has improved a bit recently and powdered eggs are becoming available again in limited quantities, but the prices have doubled! We don't want to raise our prices, so we will absorb most of that cost for now, in hopes that the egg prices will eventually decrease, but our suppliers say that may not happen until 2016.

Until we can make new batches, we have a limited inventory of two of our products for sale containing powdered eggs. They're close to their expiration date of 11/15, so we're offering them both at 50% off — the Lemon Blueberry Pancakes and Chipotle Tamale Pie.

Thanks for your patience!

The Dried Blueberry Secret

By Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez on November 13, 2014

Did you know that most of the pancake, waffle and muffin mixes and products sold in stores don't contain real blueberries? Photos on the boxes show lots of fresh blueberries surrounding the food, but if you read the ingredient labels on the back, actual blueberry ingredients are hard to find. Instead, what appear to be blueberries in the mix are combinations of food coloring, partially hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars. Some manufacturers use dried apple bits with blue food coloring and artificial flavors added.

Why not enjoy the marvelous flavor and benefits of real blueberries? That's one of the reasons we make our Lemon Blueberry Pancake mix, which uses real dried berries grown in the blueberry fields of western Oregon. They're large and plump, and full of natural flavor. The berries are lightly infused with cane sugar, just to maintain their sweetness after drying, but nothing more.

To read more about the secret of fake dried blueberries, check out this article from Huffington Post, click here.