EAT LIVE FOOD!!! EAT LIVE FOOD!!! EAT LIVE FOOD!!! EAT LIVE FOOD!!!
After searching and searching for truly raw almonds, I decided to just create my own annual group buy bulk co-op!!!!! Did you know that most of the almonds you buy in stores, even Whole Foods, are pasteurized – it’s law in California if you sell to retail stores! You can get truly raw almonds imported from Spain for about $15 or more a pound. We eat way to many almonds to afford that! Mamas Gone Crunchy is partnering with Robyn Openshaw – another crunchy mama who has a large Health Coaching business in Utah and has connections directly with farmers to get great organic products in bulk. And she is allowing us to piggy back onto her order!!! Be sure to LIKE Mamas Gone Crunchy for yummy recipes for all of these items coming soon!
Here is this year’s shopping list!
|Raw Walnuts||5 lb.||$48.75|
|Organic EVO||1 gal||$37.64|
|Organic EV Coconut Oil||1 gal||$60.45|
|Raw Organic Agave||1 gal||$42.25|
|Raw Almonds||5 lb.||$29.25|
|Raw Sunflower Seeds||5 lb.||$14.95|
|Raw Pumpkin Seeds||5.5 lb.||$31.14|
|Raw Cashew Pieces||5 lb.||$29.84|
|Raw Sesame Seeds||5 lb.||$17.55|
|Raw Flax Seeds||5 lb.||$14.24|
|Raw Date Pieces (Rolled in oat flower)||5 lb.||$14.95|
|Organic Shredded Coconut||5 lb.||$12.94|
|Raw Organic Honey||5 lb.||$22.04|
|Organic Coconut Sugar||5 lb.||$31.14|
We purchased several of these products last year and were very very happy with the items, so much that we decided to offer them to all of you this year!!! My husband just spent an hour comparing prices on Amazon and everything on the list is cheaper, some things like Shredded Coconut and Raw Almonds are 50% cheaper!!! And remember these are truly RAW un-pasterized almonds!!! Don’t eat dead food 🙂
PLUS as a special offer for participating in Mamas Gone Crunchy’s group order this year FOLLOW this blog and LIKE us on FB and you will receive a 5ml bottle of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil!!! (Offer excludes current doTERRA IPC’s)
- Diffuse to help uplift mood and energy levels.
- Use in a moisturizing and exfoliating sugar scrub.
- Use in your favorite food dishes! Wild Orange is excellent in protein shakes, chocolate chip cookies, smoothies, and much more.
- Use in an all-purpose spray to help clean your counters.
Ok – ready to order?
1. Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org use the subject line – “group order”
- Tell me how you heard about the group order. What specific FB group? Friend? Other?
- If you want the Wild Orange let me know that you FOLLOW this blog and LIKE Mamas Gone Crunchy on FB
2. Send payment via PayPal to email@example.com (please add 2.9% +.30) – paypal preferred!!!
3. To pay by personal check please state “personal check payment” in your email order and I will send you the payment address. Please allow sufficient time for snail mail and for the check to clear the bank.
4. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE ORDER DEADLINES BELOW!!! Please calculate your totals carefully, I am not sure I will have time to double check every order.
- First Round – October 20th (will begin shipping Nov 4th – please allow 2-3 weeks from this date for pick up)
Round Two – November 20th (will begin shipping Dec 2nd – please allow 3-4 weeks from this date for pick up. If you need your items before Christmas please place a “First Round” order.*** Update – We will only be doing one order this year. Please order by October 20th.
- Some items, like almonds, may sell out early…
***Orders (and play-dates 🙂 will be available for pick up in Katy, Texas. We can possibly arrange other group pick up locations if there is sufficient need.
***Share this offer with your friends, we must reach a minimum order to participate in the group buy. In the event that the minimum is not reached all orders will be cancelled and all money refunded immediately.
FAQ – answers from the supplier:
Q: Which items are organic?
A: Agave, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed, Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Coconut, and Coconut Sugar are organic. The honey isn’t certified organic because bees can range for several miles (possibly going into areas with sprayed plants) but the beekeeper does not use any chemicals on his property.
Q: Are the almonds organic?
A: No. Some of the items in the group buy are organic (they are identified as such). A note about non-organic almonds: keep in mind that as tree nuts, they are shelled after any spraying, and some of the almond growers we use do not spray at all. I feel that it’s important to try to obtain “dirty dozen” produce ‘certified organic’ whenever possible, and that we should wash other organic produce well. But since almonds are shelled afterward, and since we soak them to sprout them, I don’t feel the price difference for organic almonds is worth it for people on a budget who have to choose which things to buy organic, and which to buy conventional.
Q: Is the organic shredded coconut preserved?
A: No, it is sulfite free!
Q: What containers are the olive oil gallons in? Is the oil cold pressed, first pressing?
A: Plastic jugs. I am told they will keep 15 years or more, but to be safe, I would suggest that you plan to rotate it within 5 years. It is first-pressing, expeller-grade, cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil. Gold-green to rich green color.
Q: How long does coconut oil last?
A: Coconut oil is highly stable relative to other oils. Many estimates are 3-5 years, but if you aren’t keeping it in cold storage, plan on 2 years in the pantry. My coconut oil in cold storage (not heated in the winter, in the basement) is four years old and still tastes wonderful, no rancidity.
A: California law allows a rancher to sell no more than 100 lbs. per person per day directly from the farm. We are facilitating that opportunity with this group buy. If you wish to buy almonds, you must provide a customer name for each 100 lbs. or portion thereof.
Almond growers are very unhappy with this 2007 law, which incurs cost for them, and they sued the government, but lost. (Keep in mind that the law does not prevent you from buying—it puts restrictions on ranchers for selling.) Draconian government tactics to fumigate, irradiate, and pasteurize our food supply will continue to be an issue and will protect us from few if any health “risks,” since raw plant food is our insurance against disease. Pasteurizing and irradiating will serve only to destroy enzymes, the life-giving force in raw food, and consequently damage the public health. The almonds in this group buy are frozen instead of fumigated, and are completely unpasteurized.
Q: How long do almonds keep, and how should I store them?
A: These almonds are coming right off the tree in October and will therefore be VERY fresh. Because almonds harvest only once a year, whenever and wherever you buy them throughout the year, they will be from this same fall crop. (The other Group Buy items are very fresh as well.) They should keep 9-12 months in the pantry, but if you would like to store them longer than that, plan on them keeping in tightly sealed bags or jars in the fridge for 18-24 months, and indefinitely in the freezer. They will still germinate (sprout and unlock enzyme potential after soaking) after freezing with very little loss of nutrition.
Bulk Order Recipes (more coming so check back soon) –