Run Happy Bee Happy 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Burroughs Family Farms • 22323 E Monte Vista Ave Snelling, CA 95369

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Almond TreesThe Run Happy Bee Happy event will kick off at 10am with the 5k Run/Walk followed by the Kids’ Run. The course will take place at Burroughs Family Farms where participants will run along their organic almond orchards that are planted on rolling hills. Race participants will also get to experience a running tour of Burroughs Family Farms organic and sustainable practices – including their solar panel sites, farm-made compost, biodiverse beneficial hedgerows, and organic pastured hens. Following the race, participants will enjoy brunch made with Burroughs Family Farm products and other locally-sourced organic foods. For those not running you may also enjoy the fun activities and the wonderful brunch. Brunch will include quiche, yogurt parfait, various fruits and granola, coffee, lemonade and some adult beverages. You won’t leave hungry.

 

Event details and schedule

Sign-in / Registration opens at 8:30am

5k Race starts at 10am followed by a fun kids race.

Brunch will be available after the 5k for everyone.

$50 Adults- Early Bird rate expires 4/9/17

Includes: Run, t-shirt,* bag, bag of almonds and brunch

Top male and female will receive a trophy

$20 Kids (12 and under)- Early bird rate expires 4/9/17

Includes: bee bag and brunch

Top boy and girl will get a toy

$15 Adult/ $10 Kid Non runners, brunch only

Late or on site registration: $65 Adults and $25 Kids (12 and under)

*shirt not guaranteed for late or on site registrations

We will have fun educational booths for the family and friends who aren’t racing which include:

  • petting zoo
  • face painting
  • food samples
  • booth from Planet Bee Foundation showing some of their great programs!

Bring your ID. Some of the booths will have items for sale so you can bring money.  We will have water available but you can bring your own water bottle if you would like to fill up.

Event Sponsors

Equal ExchangeHey Honey! Artisanal Lemonade
Ag Link Food Hub WIS&G Insurance Agency Clif Bar
 18 Rabbits Garton Tractor Inc. Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc.
 Newswander Apiaries Voyager Foods
 Yosemite Farm CreditAmerican AgCredit Shannon Pump Co.
Livingston Farmers Association JKB Energy

 

 

 

 

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Avocado Cilantro Taco Egg Salad on Kale

I really love eggs. I mean, I love eggs in the craziest way. I go through minimum, 2-4 dozen a week, most of the time. I put them in everything, but I also eat them at almost every meal. Funny story though, I was told as a young child I was allergic to eggs, according to allergy testing, but what I have figured out since is that I am allergic to commercial eggs. I had to go out and find the best, most quality eggs around to be able to eat them, and once I did, I started eating them all the time.

My eggs of choice for the past year have been Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured eggs, a local egg farmer in Denair, Ca. Great quality eggs, with THE brightest, oldest egg yolks you have ever seen. You can buy Burroughs family Farms eggs here!

I really love egg salad. Nothing makes me remember my childhood food memories more than a yummy egg salad. I just love egg salad so much and I eat it a lot. Today I wanted to make a yummy version on a bed of kale, using my leftover avocado cilantro sauce (see recipe notes for recipe) from last night’s dinner. The sauce will knock your socks off. I then took the new Spice Hub taco seasoning I received yesterday and added a bit to my egg salad. It added quite the kick that egg salad has been asking for since the beginning of time. Taco egg salad? Yes, PLEASE!

 

Avocado Cilantro Taco Egg Salad on Kale
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 4 hardboiled Burroughs Family Farms eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2 generous TBSP of avocado cilantro mayo
  • ¼ tsp Spice Hub Taco Seasoning* (or any taco seasoning)
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • ½ c fresh kale, chopped
  • More taco seasoning for seasoning
Instructions
  1. Mix mayo, eggs, scallions, and Spice Hub Taco Seasoning in a bowl until well incorporated. Plate over a bed of kale, sprinkling with a bit more Spice Hub. I dressed mine with a dash of balsamic when done. Enjoy!
Notes
Avocado Cilantro Mayo
1 room temp egg
1 c avocado oil
1 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp @flavorgod himalayan Pink Salt/Peppercorn
1/2 tsp #flavorgod Dynamite
1/2 avocado
1/4 c cilantro
1/3 green bell pepper
1/2 c coconut milk

Put all ingredients in a large wide-mouth Mason jar, blend with immersion blender.

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Traditional Cherry Clafoutis (with gluten free option)

I love this dish and we serve it a lot here. It is really simple to throw together and with the bounty of various fresh summer fruits we have in the central valley of California, you can make this a lot of different ways and never tire of it. Served with breakfast or for dessert, once you make this, you’ll want to make it over and over again. Try it with stone fruit like peaches and plums, or blueberries, or traditionally like this with cherries. The season is short this year so go grab some cherries and make this today! You can thank me later! This recipe was featured in The Fresno Bee a few weeks ago and I know that our readers will love it, too.

I use large Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured eggs in this recipe. As a passionate advocate of organic farming, Burroughs Family Farms is proud to present its organic pastured eggs. Our free-roaming hens and their delicious, healthy eggs are the end product of our farm’s balanced ecosystem. The chickens spend their days foraging for a diverse diet as they follow the rotational grazing of milk cows through open green pastures to help promote healthy soil and animals. The supplemental feed does include organic soy, organic corn and organic wheat.

Our eggs are available through three CSAs:

T & D Willey Farms
Abundant Harvest Organics
Rancho Piccolo

The eggs are sold in the Lassens Natural Food & Vitamins with stores in Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Los Feliz.

Our eggs can also be found at El Cerrito Natural Grocery, Berkeley Natural Grocery, Three Stone Hearth, Berkeley Bowl, BiRite Market, Rainbow Grocery, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Taylor’s Market, Village Fresh Market, Cornucopia Natural Foods

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Traditional Cherry Clafoutis (with gluten free option)
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Recipe type: Dessert, breakfast
Cuisine: French
Serves: 8
 
So, you’re probably thinking Cla-what?! “Clafoutis (French pronunciation: [klafuti]; Occitan: clafotís [klafuˈtis] or [kʎafuˈtiː]), sometimes in Anglophonic countries spelled clafouti, is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries,[1] arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream.”
Ingredients
  • ½ c white flour
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 4 large Burroughs Family Farms eggs
  • 3 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 2 c pitted cherries
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ c + 3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch pink salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Generously grease fluted pie pan.
  3. Layer cherries in bottom of pan.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, minus the topping ingredients.
  5. Pour batter evenly oven cherries.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar toppings.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.
  8. Serve warm, topped with cream.
Notes
Gluten-free or Dairy-free Option:

1) Gluten-free- sub with cassava flour which subs 1:1 with white flour.
2) Dairy-free option: any kind of milk substitute works here, but almond milk tastes best. You can also use ghee instead of butter to keep this dairy-free.

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Avocado Ranch with Burroughs Family Farms Organic Olive Oil

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Avocado Ranch with Burroughs Family Farms Organic Olive Oil
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
 
This is a fast and easy solution when you're out of salad dressing, its also just a great alternative to store-bought, junky salad dressing anyway. I love homemade dressings because I can get real creative with my ingredients, with a simple base like eggs, vinegar, milk, oil, etc, the rest is pretty easy to tailor your dressing to your exact meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 room temp Burroughs Family Farms organic egg
  • ¾ c Burroughs Family Farms Organic Olive Oil (garlic flavored if you're feeling inventive)
  • ½ c almond milk
  • 1 tsp garlic mustard
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 avocado
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a wide-mouthed mason jar and blend with an immersion blender for about 1 minute. If you don't have an immersion blender, add all ingredients to a blender and blend.
  2. Great served over a greens salad with pizza and wings.

 

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Gluten-free Pigs in a Blanket Cake Pops

People, I present to you Pigs in a Blanket Cake Pops!

A pigs in a blanket that’s pop-able! This definitely was a good idea! I made 3 batches of these for batch-cooking, but my family hit them pretty hard, so we have a few less than I planned on for the week. My thought was to make them ahead of time for quick breakfasts, but they are so easy to make, I could easily make a batch in the morning, too, with prepped ingredients.

I used an entire bag of Pamela’s Gluten-free Baking & Pancake Mix to make approximately 72 cake pops. I make them at the beginning of the week and we eat them for quick fix breakfasts to dip in syrup, throw in a baggie for recess snack, or for a fun breakfast for lunch addition to a lunch box. These are a huge hit and they do not last long, do not let the size of this batch fool you. Your family will gobble these up fast.

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Gluten-free Pigs in a Blanket Cake Pops
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Meal Prep
Serves: 72 cake pops/ 4 per serving
 
Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS: (Makes 72 cake pops)
  • 1 22oz. pkg. Pamela’s Gluten-free Baking & Pancake Mix
  • 3 Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured eggs
  • 2¼ c coconut milk (or cow, almond, etc)
  • 3 tbsp Burroughs Family Farms lemon olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar or alternative sweetener
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, optional
  • 24 breakfast sausage links, each link cut into 3 equal parts, about ½″
Instructions
  1. Generously grease cake pop pan, both the bottom and the top. I prefer to use coconut oil.
  2. Cook sausage, then cut each sausage into 3 equal pieces. Set aside.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients into a large pourable mixing bowl. Mix until all lumps are gone.
  4. Pour batter into one side of cake pop vessel. I like to fill them generously. Add one piece of sausage.
  5. Place top on cake pop pan, put brackets in place.
  6. Bake on 350 for 15-17 minutes, or until cake batter pops out the top.
  7. Cool for about 5 minutes, remove brackets, gently pull off top ( slide a knife between the top and bottom pan to make it easier to separate them). Using a small rubber spatula or spoon, gently ease the cake pops out, then cool on cooling rack.
  8. Store in a large glass rectangle glass container with each layer separated by wax paper.

 

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