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  • Tasting Event October 26, 2013

    Mark your calendars for our next tasting event scheduled for October 26, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in our greenhouse at the market.  We'll be featuring some of our new items for the season.  There will also be door prizes and a raffle for a gift basket!  Sign up for the event at our Facebook page by clicking here.  If you don't have a Facebook account, you can send us an email to info@parkesdale.com letting us know you are coming.

     

    What you'll see at our Tasting Event

    Bonelli Sesame Spread - Think of a lighter peanut butter version.  If you like sesame seeds, then you'll love this.  We'll have two options to taste: almond & vanilla or the pistachio & cardamom.  They are both amazing, but I'm partial to the pistachio.  ;)

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    PBCrave - For a while now I've been reading blog posts about this amazing company and their crazy peanut butter combinations.  In August we attended the Fancy Food Show in NYC and on our way out I found PBCrave's booth.  I was so excited to have found them and even more excited that their products were as good as everyone had said.  Their peanut butter comes in four flavors: cookie nookie, choco choco, coco bananas and razzle dazzle (raspberry and chocolate).  All four varieties will be available for tasting.

     

    Tropic Bee - For you honey lovers, we've got the best of both worlds in one bottle.  Tropic Bee has merged their Florida Orange Blossom honey with Florida Meyer Lemon juice creating the perfect sweetener.

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    Intensity Academy - While at the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Northup owner of Intensity Academy gourmet sauces.  She came up with the idea of making a carrot hot sauce from her own garden.  Her company is Florida based and has won 53 National awards for her sauces.  We've already gone through a jar of her Carrot Karma sauce at home and can't wait to try the rest of her products.

    Please let your friends know about our event.  We hope to see you there!

  • October Instagram Challenge #Octogram

    This October will be launching our first ever Instagram Challenge with the Tampa Bay Bloggers.  To join in on the October fun, follow this list of daily pictures and post on your Instagram account with the #Parkesdale and #Octogram hashtags. Make sure to follow @Parkesdale on Instagram too!

    October instagram challenge

     

    Parkedale Farm Market - @parkesdale
    Tampa Bay Bloggers - @TBbloggers
    Denise of Run DMT - @Run_DMT
    Scotty of Dads Who Change Diapers - @diaperdad
    Life as Dad - @lifeasdad
    Haley of Running with Diapers - @runningwithdiapers
    Caroline of My Fascinating Life - @carolinecalcote
    Tara of Everyday Ramblings of My Life - @tfunair
    Jenny of Metamorfit - @metamorfit
    Nanci of This Crazy Life of Mine - @auntnanci
    Jina of Behold the Turtle - @behold_turtle
    Stacey at Artsnark’s Artifacts - @Artsnark
    Crystal of Thrifty and Frugal Living - @Latsyrc728
    Beth of Making, Baking and Creating - @anasilan
    Lydia of Running Wild(er) - @Wildlyd
    Raffi of Running Betty - @rafdarrow
    Mindy of Mindy’s Fitness Journey - @mindyartze
    Carlee of Frugal and Fun Mom@frugalandfunmom
    Bonnie of Not So Modern Housewife - @notsomodern
    April of Pixiedust Savings - @pixiedustsavings

    At the end of the month, we'll pick 12 lucky winners (USA and Canada only) to receive a gift fruit basket valued at $65.90.  Winners will be picked on November 1st.  Add your Instagram ID to the linky collection below. Each day in October, snap a photo using the suggested photo prompt for that day and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #Octogram #Parkesdale.  Make sure to add your Instagram handle to the linky link below!

     

  • New Fall Dessert Menu

    We've been having some fun in the Shortcake area this week.  Now that the stores already have Halloween candy on the shelves and even Starbucks has their "PSL" (Pumpkin Spice Latte) available, we figured it was time to release our new Fall Dessert Menu!

    Fall Dessert Menu

    New Fall Menu...

    Yes!  Our Pumpkin Pie Milkshake has returned.  But it brought some friends along too.  We brought back the Apple Pie Milkshake, now with some graham cracker crumbs.  My new favorite milkshake would be the "Birthday Cake" with colorful sprinkles.  Yes, I also happened to celebrate my birthday earlier this week. ;)  Dad has been asking for a caramel milkshake for a while, so we came up with two: White Chocolate Caramel and Heath.  Yep, my work here is done.

     

    Fall Dessert Menu

    But, we didn't stop there.  Next up, our new Dessert Cups!  Everyone loves a chocolate turtle, right?  You know those tasty little clusters of nuts, chocolate and caramel.  Yep.  That's what we did.  Take our vanilla ice cream, top it with hot fudge, caramel and whip cream.  Yum.

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    But what about the cheesecake lovers? We came up with two choices: our Pumpkin Cheesecake Cup or a Strawberry Cheesecake Cup.  And yet, I still wanted more.  So, thinking about all great things that go with fall, I couldn't stop there.  Next up, is our Smore's in a cup.  People, I ate the whole thing.  I. Could. Not. Stop. It was that good!  Without giving away any secrets ;) there's real marshmallows in it!  How could one resist?

    So, there you have it.  I hope you'll stop by and try one of our new creations.  Let us know how you like them by visiting our Facebook page.  Or better yet, share it with your friends!

    Are you ready for Fall?

    What are your favorite "Fall Eats"?

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