Sunday, March 29, 2015

Share the Buzz with Whole Foods Market for crafts, events, and a BEE-Utiful gift basket giveaway!

Did you know honey bees pollinate over 100 of the foods grown that we eat from Almonds to Zucchini.

Did you know honey bees pollinate the grasses that cows, goats and other grazers feed on? (meat, cheese, butter)

Did you know the honey bee population is declining?

Did you know YOU can help support honey bees?


How? Do I have to be a bee keeper?
Nah-just join the "Share the Buzz" with Whole Foods Market.

Visit Whole Foods Market: April 15-28 is "Share The Buzz" in Cherry Hill, or Marlton, or Princeton New Jersey for these events:

Get crafty and make a FREE BEE and drop it in the hive.  For each bee made $1.00 will be donated to New Jersey Beekeepers.


Shopping for groceries: April 15-28 look in the store for any foods that are grown in support of bee preservation- look for the "SharetheBuzz" signs throughout the store. Share your photo and tag it #SharetheBuzz and tag it the     store  you took the photo in,  @WholeFoodsMarketPrinceton, @WFM_CherryHIll  @WFM_Marlton for a chance to win a Whole Foods $25 gift card. (winners will be notified around April 30, 2015

On April 18, 2015
All Whole Foods Markets will be  hosting a "Share the Buzz" at all Whole Foods locations. The event will consist of tastings, demonstrations, and local bee keepers.

Tips for shopping at Whole Foods Market:
Pick up a coupon book when you walk in the store, and sign up for Whole Foods rewards card at customer service or when you check out.



On a recent Monday morning at Whole Foods Market in  Princeton, New Jersey I attend a blogger event tilted  "Plant Seeds, Protect Pollinators".

The morning was spent with fellow bloggers and "Share the Buzz" promoters
Kitchen Twins
Jersey Family Fun
Jersey Girl Cooks
Rodale Institute
Fruit Wood Farm
Whole Foods Markets team

The food we sampled was courtesy of the honey bee population. The food was very fresh and flavorful. Thanks honey bees.



Blackberry Honeydew Salad
Bee friendly salad

Ingredients
2 cups fresh blackberries
2 cups honeydew melon, cut into pieces the size of the blackberries
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey

Directions
put the fruit on a plate or in a serving bowl
whisk lime juice and honey together and drizzle over the fruit

Serves 4
(recipe credit given to Whole Foods Market Blogger event Protect Pollinators)
Cheese pairing with honey: Taste the cheese first, then taste the honey. It's amazingly good. Great combinations. The Cherry Hill store offers this class on pairing. Check the store for registration, date, and time.


We did not just eat the whole morning long, we learned a few things too:

Buzz words like green and sustainable are good thoughts but let's think regeneration. As in regenerate our soil.
Don't just sustain agriculture, regenerate it.
Healthy Soil, Healthy crops, Healthy people. 
Rodale Institute has studied "Regenerative Organic Agricultural & Climate Change.



Keep your yard or little piece of the earth free of harmful chemicals in your neck of the woods. Plant plants, giving bees places to do their work. Honey bees travel from plant to plant doing their job pollinating. Use organic, non modified seeds. Don't use harmful pesticides or herbicides on your lawn where bees feed. Visit a local farm that produces all natural honey
Fruitwood Orchards Honey located in Monroeville, New Jersey. You can find their honey at Whole Foods Market in the New Jersey area.

What's in the bag? Bees?
Nope. It's food grown from crops pollinated by honey bees.



GIVEAWAY: For your chance to win this basketful of BEE related items, please enter the widget below.

BEE-utiful gift basket Giveaway:
 (valued at $250)
containing:
·         $100 Whole Foods Market Gift Card
·         Organic pollinator produce (berries, melons, avocados)
·         Local honey & cheeses
·         Beeswax candles
·         Vendor Products actively protecting pollinators (Cascadian Farms Cereal,             Blue Diamond Almond Milk, 365 Pollinator Friendly Almond Butter)
·         Plant seeds


LIBERA Boy Choir has a new CD and DVD: Angels Sing-Libera in America.

If you haven't heard LIBERA sing, be sure to watch the video!
It's a very moving experience to listen to the songs. It's truly music to your ears. 

LIBERA - The International Sensation as seen at the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium, Kennedy Center Honors, TODAY Show, Tonight Show, PBS and NBC!


Boychoir sensation LIBERA have released their new album Angels Sing - Libera in America, with the DVD & Blu-ray coming March 10th! 


Have a listen: such wonderful voices. Clear, Crisp, and lovely.

Great song too! 

What a Wonderful World:



 The special is also being featured on public television around the country. Check your local listing for time and date.



Celestial Song-List Includes:
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
America the Beautiful
Amazing Grace
The Prayer
How Great Thou Art



For tour dates, Album, and more info visit Libera.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HILLSONG-LET HOPE RISE film has just released the trailer. See it here first!

“Hillsong–LET HOPE RISE” Movie coming soon! 
See the official trailer here! 
It's just been released.
Hillsong is a church that spans globally to 12 locations
Hillsong United is the name of the band.
Their songs are sung by millions of people in churches.




The band’s new single TOUCH THE SKY will be out soon.

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"The music of Hillsong spotlighted in the film – hits like “Mighty to Save,” “Hosanna,” “From The Inside Out,” Relentless” and, of course, “Oceans,” which topped Billboard’s Christian music charts for an unheard of 45 weeks!"


 official synopsis for the movie: 

 “Hillsong–LET HOPE RISE” chronicles the spectacular and unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong UNITED. Directed by Michael John Warren, the film follows the band they labor to record their next album and explores the history of Hillsong, a 30-year journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to a vibrant international ministry. The movie culminates in a transformational concert experience spotlighting the humble hearts behind this worldwide sensation.


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