Posts by Cassandra Beach

  1. All About Almonds - Nut Blog Series

    Today is National Almond Day, and to celebrate we’re kicking off a new Nut Blog Series! With each post, we’ll highlight a different nut, share a little history and background information, and talk about the health benefits that they offer. We’re also working on some really great recipes to share with you all down the road! Before we get too ahead of ourselves, we’ll kick off this Nut Blog Series by honoring National Almond Day with a post all about almonds.

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    History

    Almonds have long been a staple in human diets. In fact, anthropologists have discovered that they were served to the Egyptian Pharaohs in the form of bread. Almonds were also referenced in the Old Testament of the Bible dozens of times as a metaphor of strength, beauty and sustenance. We still incorporate almonds in our lives today, whether we pour... continue reading →

  2. #goals

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    With 2017 well underway, it is a great time to check in with the goals you made for the New Year. Studies show that early February typically marks a decline in motivation, especially when it comes to resolutions or fitness goals. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of healthy choices to inspire a little extra encouragement. These snack alternatives are some great options to help keep you on track.

    Ferris’ most popular mix, Cherries, Berries and Nuts, is a great snacking alternative. This mix offers a delicious blend of dried cherries & cranberries, cashews, pecans, and almonds. It’s great by itself, or added as a topping on your yogurt. Try the heart healthy raw version to get even more of the health benefits.

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  3. Origin Trip - California

    IMG_1593.JPGAt the end of February, myself and two other members of the Ferris team went on a trip to California to touch base with our almond and walnut suppliers. Our mission was to become better acquainted with the growing and processing methods of both of these tree nuts. In just two days we toured three almond processing facilities, two walnut shelling/processing facilities, an almond orchard and a walnut orchard. It was a busy two days!

    When we arrived in California, the last of the almonds were blooming. We watched the petal fall as we listened to the loud buzzing bees, brought in for the bloom to ensure successful cross-pollination. Their hives were evenly spaced between trees. After maturing, harvesting, drying, hulling and shelling, the raw whole almond kernels travel to a facility where they go through numerous... continue reading →

  4. Project Compost: A Sustainability Movement

    From the moment I was hired into Ferris I felt as though I stepped into a tornado of creativity, innovation, and a fearless attitude toward change. Things are constantly being critiqued, rebuilt and improved upon within this company. I can say from personal experience that there are no ideas that go unheard or unappreciated.

    When I noticed that all of our coffee grounds and filters were going directly from the coffee shop into the landfill, I did not have to twist many arms to put composting practices into action. Don’t get me wrong, definite strides were already being taken in the realm of sustainability at Ferris. On top of recycling our paper, plastic, and cardboard company-wide, I discovered that we work with Adela Rose Farm to transform food waste from the production facility into livestock feed. Ferris nut roasting oil... continue reading →