We say with some sadness that we are suspending all production as of October 2017. In several months we will re-evaluate if we will being production again. There is a health issue that is going to take most of our energy for a while. We have really enjoyed creating such healthful foods for all of you. Peace and blessings to you all.
Weiland's Market, located at 3600 Indianola Ave, is a great grocery that stocks just about everything you could want for groceries. We are pleased to join the suppliers list for Weiland's. They are stocking 3 flavors and have positioned the muffins in the dessert cooler. Our muffins are surrounded by many local, delicious treats. Imagine that, veggies next to chocolate pies! We are refreshing the stock once each week at this time, typically on Friday. Take care and we'll see you in the muffin patch! =)
Well, winter is over officially and signs of spring surround us! That means that the indoor Worthington Farmers Market is nearly as season end with the close of April. It's been a busy winter for us with every Saturday at the market. We had some great opportunities to create some market limited editions using the great fall produce from local farms and now have tasty flavors such at Turn Blue (featuring local organic turnips), Mac N Cheez (featuring more local organic turnips), Own Sweet Thyme ( local organic sweet potatoes), and wheat free Pumpkin Patch inspired by the great local baking pumpkins.
We appreciate the enthusiasm we had for our limited editions and enjoyed meeting every one of you. See you soon!
We are excited to be a supplier for Whole Foods Markets. You can get your muffins at the Whole Foods located at the Easton Gateway. They are keeping them in the frozen bread section, where you get waffles and stuff. In fact, gluten free waffles are on the shelf next to us. They are initially going to carry all 7 varieties. Now go get some yummy muffins! and come say 'Hi' at the farmers market.
We're making progress in making the muffins more accessible for you. Very soon you will be able to find them in at least one major grocery. More info soon!
We did have a couple of dates setup for Worthington, but they have been cancelled. At writing, we do have some fresh muffins...so shoot us a message, call, or email and we can even deliver. (Flavors are Coco Loco, Kiss of Orange, and wheat-free Monkey Business this week)
We are looking at getting to your local grocer shelves. Take a moment to let us know where in Central Ohio you would like to find us. You can ask your grocer to carry the Secret Garden Bakery muffins, as your requests have a can direct influence on where our products end up. Many of the smaller grocers have, sadly, closed; but, that being said, maybe you know of a local store that would be a great place to get your veggie muffins!
See you soon!
The Muffin Man
Just found this adorable video and had to share. It's the "fruit and Veggie Pokie" Kids do love their vegetables, they may just need some help at times.
Squashes just don't seem to get much credit. However, they are packed with beta carotene and minerals. The bright orange and yellow colors are your key to vitamin A content. Enjoy winter squashes (acorn, butternut) and summer squashes (zucchini, spaghetti) in a variety of ways. Of course many of us are familiar with zucchini bread, but squashes are easy to cook and enjoy baked by themselves; just cut in half and bake on a sheet. Yum! Look for the winter squashes in our Kiss of Orange, Monkey Business, and Pumpkin Patch muffins.
Every American child has either learned about or had access to the iconic 'Food Pyramid' in his individualized school career - but whether that child has chosen to act upon these dietary guidelines is entirely up to his own discretion. A healthy diet not only enables one to grow into a mature adult but adequate nutrition also governs the body's energy levels and ensures that all of the bodily processes are functioning properly.
Vegetables are often a category on said pyramid - now converted to the Food Plate for a more comprehensive approach to mealtime preparation - that is underestimated, half-heartedly approached, or skipped over entirely. Children are especially notorious for refusing their leafy greens, preferring instead, sweeter, processed alternatives, like chips, crackers, and cookies. Nonetheless, vegetables offer unique dietary benefits that cannot be supplemented by the other food groups, particularly the groups high in refined sugars, fats, and oils.
Here at the Secret Garden Bakery, we've designed a set of 'secret' muffin recipes that can substitute a helping of vegetables in one's diet - whether that be a child opposed to all veggies or a picky adult who refuses to touch his greens. Below is an overview that profiles all of the vegetables incorporated in our vegetable-based muffins, with a few others that are easy to find in grocery stores and delectable to the pallet, as well.
Beets - Love Muffins
Beets are packed with antioxidants, which can preserve one's eye health and keep the nervous system intact. Beets also have anti-inflammatory agents that can promote good heart health, while beet's individualized fiber helps promote digestive tract health. High in folate (vitamin B9 that prevents certain birth defects) and manganese (regulates blood sugar and helps the body absorb calcium), this vegetable is served best as a salad garnish, boiled with flavorful cheese like swiss, or steamed with a little bit of lemon juice.
This mini-tree lookalike is often neglected because of it's tell-tale 'healthy' color: green. But this little veggie is extremely portable for packed lunches and a great supplement for vitamins C (prevents common cold, makes proteins for skin/tendons/ligaments) and K (helps blood clot properly). Broccoli is also a great detox for the body, by lowering inflammation and protecting against allergy-related reactions in the digestive system. Another added bonus is that is has been proven to lower risk of cancer (if consumed on a regular basis), while promotion healthy skin. It's a great addition on salads or omelettes for breakfast.