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Monday, 19 March 2018

What is Harissa?

We got a great article from our USFoods rep – Mark Aiello. He sends out these great emails every Sunday. Always a market report, timely info (like St. Patrick’s Day recipes) and food trivia. I’ve copied and pasted for your reading pleasure… plan to cook shortly thereafter! Thanks Mark! Maybe you’ve heard of harissa, but

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Annual RCA + SCIFTs event at Village Green Foods

Last night we hosted the annual RCA + SCIFTs combined meeting once again here at Village Green Foods. The speaker this year was Jeff the 420 Chef. Yes… you read it right. His presentation was all about Cannabis and how to make your own usable ingredients from the plant. He has a new cookbook about

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Have you heard of Mr. Lee?

Great article from the LA Times about Mr. Lee – father of the Wahoo’s Fish Taco gang. Take a read – it’s a great story! Mr. Lee’s Story We’re proud to have worked for and with Mingo Lee, Ed Lee and Wing Lam for many, many years.  

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Winner Winner FIBR Dinner!

Last night was the 21st Annual FIBR awards dinner. FIBR is the Food Industry Business Roundtable. Village Green Foods received the Food Processor of the Year award. Yay us! Even better, our Herid received a $500 scholarship from FIBR. Herid is our QA guy – he is attending Cal Poly Pomona full time studying Food

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Supporting those who feed the hungry in Orange County

There are so many hungry people in Orange County which is one of the wealthiest areas in California and possibly in the U.S. For years Village Green Foods has supported SOS and Second Harvest Food Bank among others with donations of production overruns and unused inventory. We adopt a family through SOS at Christmas time every year and

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Richard Blais is coming to Costa Mesa!!

Just learned that Richard Blais is bringing the Crack Shack to 17th St. in Costa Mesa. Lucky us!! Great article by Nancy Luna from the OC Register Fast Food Maven Welcome to the neighborhood Richard Blais !!!…/top-chef-star-richard-blais-br…/

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Palindrome Week!!!

The past 7 days have been Palindrome days and today is the last one for this year. 71717 We are Palindrome lovers here at Village Green Foods. To understand them well, start with the basics… A Toyota. Kayak. Then go to the next level…  Able was I ere I saw Elba. Then into the big

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Another 1st Place for Lucky Dog!!!

Scott Zalkind, the mastermind behind Lucky Dog Hot Sauce, won another award this weekend and we’re pleased to be part of the team that got him there! The 2017 New York Hot Sauce Expo awarded the Screaming Mi Mi Award to Lucky Dog Black Label. Congratulations Scott!  

Friday, 7 April 2017

Vegas Food Expo

Abbye and I walked the brand new Vegas Food Expo last week. Lots of interesting products from small producers. Here’s a link to a quick story about the show from the local news in Las Vegas. News Story Separately, we had a little fun while we were there. We visited the Neon Museum. Must go

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lucky Dog is in the news!

We started bottling hot sauces and other products almost 2 years ago and one of our first  clients was and still is Lucky Dog Hot Sauce. The head Hot Sauce Guy is Scott Zalkind and this is his full time deal. Lucky Dog put out a press release here not long ago with the very exciting news

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