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Amy’s Joins 2016 REI Outessa Summit
First-of-its-kind event series offers women outdoor education, recreation and adventure in stunning mountainous settings
Petaluma, California and Boise, ID – May 10, 2016 – Amy’s today announced its sponsorship of the REI Outessa Summit, outdoor weekend Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11. Registration opens to the public today.
As part of the partnership, organic pioneer Amy’s Kitchen will provide breakfast for each day of the summit, powering the summit-goers for their full days outside. The Amy’s Camp Kitchen will be set up throughout the event, providing savory snacks to re- fuel participants.
“We love to feed people -- so they have more time to do what they love to do. We’re really delighted to be the breakfast sponsor for the REI Outessa Summits,” said Rachel Berliner, co-founder of Amy’s Kitchen.
“Through the REI Outessa Summit, we are offering women the opportunity to try something new and experience some unforgettable outdoor adventures,” said Julia Stamps Mallon, co- founder and VP business development of Eventus Outdoors, the company behind REI Outessa Summit. “We are excited that Amy’s Kitchen has signed on to be the official breakfast sponsor and have their outdoor camp kitchen set up for both days of the event.”
These weekends boast flexibility and variety since each attendee can customize her schedule, although choosing classes might be the biggest challenge as more than 200 options exist. Camping, backpacking, kayaking, outdoor cooking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, yoga, hiking and trail running are some of the offered activities.
Amy’s Ambassador and Ironman triathlete Kendra Goffredo will be at the event, leading women on a trail run and sharing tips about how she eats well while managing a full schedule working, training, and competing.
Mallon added, “After three days, Outessa women will find inspiration in their peers as well as in their own new-found abilities. We want them to connect with the outdoors and each other during these unforgettable weekends.”
Founded 28 years ago by Andy and Rachel Berliner in Sonoma County, California, Amy’s is a pioneer in the organic convenience foods industry. Named in honor of Andy and Rachel's daughter, Amy, the company is family owned, privately held and fiercely independent. It is one of the last remaining U.S. food companies to craft its own recipes, source its own ingredients, and make its products in-house. Amy's prides itself on being like a home kitchen, only bigger. Amy’s products are available nationally in supermarkets, natural foods stores and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. For more information, visit Amys.com. Join the lively Amy’s Facebook community and follow Amy’s on Twitter @AmysKitchen.
About REI Outessa Summit
REI Outessa Summit events are custom-tailored outdoor weekend getaways for women offering immersive outdoor experiences, hands-on product trials, and education from professional athletes and expert guides. The first two events will be held at Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, CA from August 19 to 21, and Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11. The event series was created by Eventus Outdoors in a collaboration with REI, the national specialty outdoor retailer. Additional sponsors include: prAna, Osprey, Cannondale, BIC SUP, Petzl, Big Agnes, ENO, ORU Kayaks, Salomon, Trigger Point, Taylor Maid Farms, Stance, Goal Zero, GCI Outdoors, Nuun, Laugnitas, Smarty Pants, Amy’s Kitchen, ProBar, GoMacro, Clif, Picky Bar, Honey Stinger, Hint, World Peas, Rinse and Dirty Gourmet. To learn more about REI Outessa Summit, visit www.outessa.com. For the latest news, sign up for email updates, follow on Instagram and Twitter, and like on Facebook.
Be the Family That Eats Together!
Amy's Introduces Six Family Size Versions of Its Top Selling Frozen Organic Entrees
Santa Rosa, California – Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of convenience foods, now celebrating its 26th year, is pleased to introduce Amy’s Family Size Entrees. Studies suggest that children who participate in family meals at least three days a week not only eat healthier foods and are less likely to be overweight but have greater academic success.
These six new Family Size entrees make it easier than ever to enjoy dinner together. Each box contains four or more one-cup servings, ready to heat, serve and eat. The larger packaging size makes it a cinch to entertain friends and guests, too! Keep all six top-selling varieties on hand to cook whenever you need a home-style main dish in a hurry. All are made with love by Amy’s family, with yours in mind.
Family Size Broccoli Cheddar Bake (SRP: $10.49/28 oz.)
Organic rice pasta baked with creamy, aged English Cheddar sauce, crisp organic broccoli florets and gluten free toasted bread crumbs. Gluten Free.
Family Size Cheese Enchilada (SRP: $11.49 /27 oz.)
Forget takeout: Amy's Cheese Enchiladas offer the same quality and flavor as a genuine Mexican restaurant. An authentic sauce recipe, fresh, organic white corn tortillas, and a filling of Jack and Cheddar cheeses accented by olives and peppers are so satisfying. Gluten Free.
Family Size Vegetable Lasagna (SRP: $10.49/28 oz.)
Organic pasta layered with cheese and organic vegetables in an authentic Italian sauce made from organic tomatoes. Worthy of your favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant.
Family Size Gluten Free Thai Red Curry (SRP: $13.29 /28 oz.)
This is Amy's dad's favorite dish. It has finely cut organic vegetables - sautéed onions, broccoli, carrots, tofu and delightfully sweet butternut squash in an authentically spiced (but not too hot) smooth coconut milk-based curry sauce. Fragrant jasmine rice completes this delicious entree, which has no dairy or wheat. Gluten Free, Dairy Free.
Founded 26 years ago in Sonoma County, California, Amy's is a world leader in the production of natural and organic convenience foods. Named after Andy and Rachel Berliner's daughter, Amy, the company remains a privately held, family-owned business and is one of the few remaining U.S. companies to craft its own recipes, source its own ingredients, and make its products inhouse. Amy's prides itself on being like a home kitchen, only bigger. “Other companies manufacture food,ˮ explains co-founder Andy Berliner, “we cook it.”
Amy's uses certified organic ingredients sourced from organic farms located mostly near the company's production facilities in California and Oregon. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormonefree milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils. The company supports educational and outreach efforts for agriculture and ecoliteracy programs and is a substantial contributor to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless families in Sonoma County.
Amy's products are available nationally in most supermarkets, natural foods stores and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. For more information, visit www.amys.com. Join the lively Amy's Facebook community at AmysGoOrganic and follow Amy's on Twitter @Amys_Kitchen.
Meet Amy’s Hottest New Frozen Treat: Organic Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Santa Rosa, California – Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of organic convenience foods now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is launching a brand new frozen food category, Amy’s Organic Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts. Amy’s has found a way to make a frozen, certified vegan dessert that has the luscious, velvety texture and flavor of super- premium dairy ice cream but none of the milk or eggs in its ingredients.
All four new flavors – dark Chocolate, creamy Vanilla with real vanilla bean, refreshing Mint Chocolate Chip and rich Mocha Chocolate Chip – are made with healthful, cholesterol-free organic coconut milk. Amy’s proprietary technique combined with high-quality, organic ingredients, keeps the coconut flavor in the background, resulting in a sumptuous frozen creation that will fool even traditional dairy ice cream fans.
“We are so excited to bring this vegan-certified treat to our customers that we can’t stop smiling,” says company co-founder Rachel Berliner (Amy's mom). “We know our fans will be pleased with this playful indulgence we've made for them.”
Amy's Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts (SRP: $6.99/pint) will be ready for retail purchase just in time for the warmest days of summer and early fall. Made with organic coconut milk and sweetened with agave syrup, the new desserts are vegan certified, organic, non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten free, and Kosher Pareve. The new line is made with the same care, quality and love for which Amy's foods are known.
What inspired Amy's to make a non-dairy frozen dessert? Amy's cousin Anna tried an extraordinary non-dairy frozen dessert at a vegan restaurant called Plant in North Carolina. Anna's husband, a conventional ice cream fan, couldn't believe the dessert was non-dairy. The two were so blown away by the recipe that they enlisted Amy's to bring this amazing dessert discovery to a wider audience. Thanks to Plant, Amy's now has four remarkable non-dairy desserts.
Amy's non-dairy frozen dessert makes a great complement to Amy's other frozen offerings. Try scooping this creamy new treat over Amy's Organic Gluten Free Brownies or Amy’s Organic Apple Pie. Or sandwich it between slices of Amy’s Organic Gluten Free Non Dairy Chocolate Cake for the ultimate vegan frozen dessert sammie. Just for fun, try scooping it into cones at a party and see who you can fool into thinking it's regular ice cream!