Enjoy Hickory Farms’ New Reserve Collection!

As the rest of the country is digging out from a long, frigid winter, you can bring a bit of summer’s bounty into your home with Hickory Farms’ gourmet food baskets from our new Hickory Farms Reserve Collection. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Our Fresh From the Farm Gift Basket is full of delicious Red D’Anjou, Comice and Golden pears, delightfully crunchy Fuji and Granny Smith apples, wedges of our rich and creamy Triple Crême cheese and Apple Smoked Cheddar with Paprika. All these treats are tucked alongside a selection of salted and roasted cashews, almonds, mixed nuts and dried fruit.

 

Your indoor picnic awaits you with our All the Cellar’s Best basket. Sip on a glass of Clos du Bois Pinot Noir, which pairs sublimely with the aged dry salami, as well as the selection of seven different cheese varieties. Everything mingles nicely with the wine’s muted raspberry notes. When friends drop by unexpectedly, this is great to have on hand for no-fuss serving.

Spend an evening snuggling fireside with your sweetheart while enjoying the bounty of our Vineyards and Orchards Gift Box. Chill the bottle of Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc and nibble on slices of Fuji apple, Crown Comice and Red pears, as well as our new artisanal Classic Cheddar Cheese.

Cheese lovers will really appreciate our Slate Cheese Board Set. The hand-cut board is made from slate quarried in North America and crafted in Raleigh, N.C. It comes with two cheese knives designed for slicing and serving both creamy and hard cheeses, and we even include a soapstone chalk to label your tasting delights. This set makes a lovely and thoughtful hostess gift. Order two so you’ll have one for yourself!

Call 800.753.8558 or visit www.hickoryfarms.com to place your order today.

Make Work More Fun with Hickory Farms!

If you missed Employee Appreciation Day on March 1st, you still have another opportunity to show your employees or coworkers your appreciation. April 1st is National Have Fun at Work Day. We think this is a perfect opportunity to go out of your way to treat your employees or coworkers. Not to mention it’s a lot nicer than an April Fool’s Day prank!

And we have a great idea for you, too. Why not turn a table of the break room into a tasty spread of Hickory Farms gourmet sausage and cheese? As Business News Daily notes in “11 Things That Make Workers Happy,” providing food in the office is a simple yet great way to create a favorable work environment.

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Your employees and coworkers will be grateful for the opportunity to skip their microwave meals that day and instead enjoy a plate of fresh, gourmet nuts, cheese, crackers, sausage, and fruit. And a surprise spread from Hickory Farms also gives you and your employees or coworkers the chance to socialize and have a little fun. Remember that happy employees are often more creative and more productive as well as better leaders and team players!

A snack or lunch crafted from hearty and delicious ingredients from Hickory Farms doesn’t have to happen only around Employee Appreciation Day or National Have Fun At Work Day, though. It could also be a great way to help coworkers and employees get through a stressful deadline or prepare for an important business engagement. Consider it brain food!

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One of our Twitter followers recently tweeted that “I think hard working devs who create great games deserve gifts. I send my peeps @VisceralGames some @HickoryFarms every year.”

 

How do you keep morale up at the office? Share your strategies with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in comment below!

Let Hickory Farms Help You Get Healthy for National Nutrition Month

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to improve their health by eating right and exercising. But once they are back into the routine of work and family activities, it’s easy to backslide after a few months.

Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why March is designated as National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month was formed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to make the public more aware of the importance of making informed food choices, and establishing good eating and exercise habits. National Nutrition Month couldn’t come at a more perfect time, as many people are either renewing their resolution to become healthier or are looking to get fit as we move into spring and, later, swimsuit season.

Each year, National Nutrition Month has a theme, and this year’s is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” The idea behind the theme is for individuals to create personalized healthy eating.

Fruit Salad with Fruit from Hickory Farms

Photo via From My Lemony Kitchen

As we have shared before, Hickory Farms can help you achieve your goal of healthier eating. Our various fruit gift baskets are filled with juicy fruits like Crown Comice® Pears, apples, oranges, kiwis, and mangoes. Fruits are a wonderful source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that are necessary for a healthy body. Add them to a salad, create healthy side dishes, or simply enjoy them as nature intended.

Fruit Gift Baskets from Hickory Farms

If you prefer a little crunch in your diet, opt for nuts! They offer a number of cardiovascular benefits and are packed with energy-boosting protein. Several of Hickory Farms gourmet food gifts include crunchy nuts.

Gourmet Nuts from Hickory Farms

Photo via Saveur

Many people are also discovering the benefits of a gluten-free diet – not just people who have gluten intolerances. Gluten-free diets can help individuals reduce the risk of health conditions like diabetes and certain forms of cancer. They also strengthen the immune system in order to keep viruses and illness-causing germs at bay. Several of Hickory Farms gourmet food products are gluten-free and are great to keep on hand for worry-free entertaining on a moment’s notice.

Hickory Farms Gourmet Meat and Cheese Spread

What steps will you take to establish healthier eating habits during National Nutrition Month? Please leave a comment below to share with us.