SACRAMENTO BASED PRODUCE COMPANY WILD ABOUT SPROUTS™ IS DONATING FRESH PRODUCE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

SACRAMENTO – Rä Foods LLC Wild About Sprouts®, a Sacramento based fresh sprouts produce company, has donated more than 6,000 cases, or the retail equivalent of more than $119,000, of their fresh produce to Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties to help support food shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wild About Sprouts® is also encouraging other local businesses to donate what they can to causes in the area, whether it is food or other supplies.

“We are here to support area grocers in their efforts to keep quality product on stores shelves and we are here to support our community as well,” said Dan Sholl General Manager, Wild About Sprouts®. “Many people in our community may not have the luxury of going to a grocery store during this time and are relying on their local food shelf. We have a fresh produce item that has an amazingly long 21 day shelf life and it’s a versatile product that can be used for all eating occasions, so it’s a good fit for our community members using local food shelves.”
Since March 25, 2020, Wild About Sprouts® has donated 2,538 cases to Sacramento County Food Bank and Family Services, 720 cases to River City Food Bank in Sacramento, 2,280 cases to Yolo County Food Bank and 1,000 cases to Second Harvest Food Bank, for San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. This equals 39,228 total packages of fresh sprouts.

Wild About Sprouts® are different from traditional sprouts and are grown in individual 3 ounce containers using a patented Cold Grown® process (PAT No. 10015936) that results in the safest sprouts available. The patented Cold Grown® process prevents the growth of pathogens and eliminates handling that could introduce contaminants and promote spoilage. Wild About Sprouts® seeds are planted directly in 3 ounce retail packages and from planting to the plate, the sprouts remain alive and completely untouched until harvested by consumers in their homes. As an additional safety step, final product testing occurs on every shipment.

COLD GROWN® Wild About Sprouts® are also produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way; being herbicide-free and pesticide-free and using only ¼ cup of water per package with no waste. Wild About Sprouts® are amazingly versatile and these tiny veggies are compact and easy to store, taking up little space in a refrigerator or food bank while offering twice the protein and fiber of traditionally grown sprouts.
Wild About Sprouts® come in six varieties and all varieties are being donated at this time. The 100% Clover is sweet and delicate, the Broccoli/Clover blend is mild and peppery, and the “Spicy Blend” of radish and clover brings the heat with a dash of red in the rootlets. Alfalfa has a nutty, mild flavor, the Clover/Alfalfa blend is sweet and nutty and 100% Broccoli is strong, bold and peppery.

Food Bank Donations in 2020:

March 25568 casesSacramento County Food Bank and Family Services
March 26830 casesYolo County Food Bank
March 27835 casesSacramento County Food Bank and Family Services
March 31730 casesYolo County Food Bank
March 31 1,135 casesSacramento County Food Bank and Family Services
April 6720 casesYolo County Food Bank
April 6720 casesRiver City Food Bank
April 81,000 casesSecond Harvest Food Bank, for San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

Total to date:   6,538 cases or 39,228 packages (the equivalent of more than $119,000.00 of retail product)

“This is a tough time and we believe in giving if we can,” said Sholl, “and right now we can help and our company, our employees, want to help and giving product to food shelves is a way we can do that. We encourage any other business that is able, to donate what you can to the many various causes and people in need.”

About Rä Foods, LLC

Rä Foods LLC Wild About Sprouts® is located in Sacramento, California and has been in the sprouts business for more than 20 years. In 2016, Rä Foods created the new patented Cold Grown® process (PAT No. 10015936) for growing sprouts because the traditional sprout growing industry was plagued with poor growing practices that resulted in outbreaks and illnesses. The new patented process, which in repeated independent laboratory trials using inoculated samples, was shown to produce and actual die-off of Salmonella and E.coli, the two organisms primarily responsible for food safety issues with traditional sprouts. Wild About Sprouts® seeds are planted directly in 3 oz retail packages and from planting to the plate, the sprouts remain alive and completely untouched until harvested by consumers in their homes. Due to Wild About Sprouts® patented Cold Grown® process and final product testing, Wild About Sprouts® are the safest sprouts on the market.

Rä Foods Wild About Sprouts® are available at grocers in California we well as the Western United States and many mid-western states. For more information on Wild About Sprouts or for store information, visit www.wildaboutsprouts.com, https://www.facebook.com/watch/living.sprouts.wildaboutsprouts/ and https://www.instagram.com/wild_about_sprouts/.

Eating Ideas for Wild About Sprouts®

  • Breakfast: breakfast sandwiches and bagels, egg wraps, frittatas, and smoothies
  • Lunch: sandwiches, salads, wraps, burritos, pasta salads, soups and stews
  • Dinner: Sushi, tacos and fajitas, burgers, as a salad bed for steak or fish, pasta stuffers, stir fry
  • Snacks: sprouts mixed with guacamole, salsa or other dips; apple/peanut butter/sprouts; sprouts bruschetta, nachos, and more