Behind the Seeds


Culture: The Bakery's Secret Ingredient
"When you walk in, everyone’s smiling, everyone’s happy, everyone’s doing their job. They don’t have to be told what to do— they know what needs to get done.” - Robert Newton, Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety To produce thousands of Craft Seed Bars and Seed Butters per week, you need a dedicated, first-rate bakery team that takes pride in their work and genuinely enjoys each others company. This team, above everything else, is the key ingredient to 88 Acres. “Almost immediately, you can see how well they perform together as a group,” said Brad Puglio, Director of Operations. “And it’s not something to be taken for granted.” Walk into the bakery and you’ll see the team functioning like a well-oiled...

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Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
We’re swapping the traditional mayo-based sauce for a zesty, spicy sauce made with flavorful ingredients. Ingredients 1 Box of Chickpea Cavatappi 1 Bag (3 Cups) Frozen Roasted Corn (we used Whole Foods brand) 3 Medium Green Onions, chopped 1 Large Avocado, diced ½ Bunch Parsley or Cilantro, roughly chopped ½ Cup Cotija Cheese (optional) 6-8 Strips Smoked Bacon, chopped (optional) Lime Cayenne Seed Butter Sauce Lime Cayenne Seed Butter Sauce 1/2 Cup 88 Acres Lime Cayenne Pumpkin Seed Butter 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 limes worth) Zest of 1 Lime 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or Water  Salt and Pepper to Taste  Directions Before cooking the Cavatappi, prepare the Lime Cayenne Seed Butter Sauce. In a large bowl, combine...

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Salt and Pepper Steak Fries
Steak fries are like french fries’ grown-up, less-fussy cousins. There’s no deep frying or peeling involved. Just cut your favorite potatoes into wedges (we like Yukon Gold for their buttery texture), toss with some oil and roast! As Ina Garten would say, “How easy is that?” Out of the many ways to cook potatoes, this method is definitely in the running for first place. Not only are steak fries an impressive side dish for summer grilling recipes, they’re also a fun finger food for kids (and adults). We like to prepare a big batch on Sunday and snack on them all week long. Instead of ketchup, we whipped up a batch of Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seed Butter Sauce as...

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