SOLEDAD, CA — It’s not to late to enter the fresh vegetable contest sponsored by Josie’s Organics and The Produce Mom. Veggie fans have until June 8 to answer the following question on Pinterest: “Who inspires you in the kitchen?”
For the folks behind Josie’s Organics, their inspiration for the brand name came from the company’s namesake — Josie Braga, co-founder of Braga Fresh Family Farms, which is run today by her grandsons.
“Josie Braga showed her love for her family with hearty meals three times a day, many with fresh vegetables she picked by hand on the Braga Home Ranch,” said Karen Nardozza, who heads marketing for Josie’s Organics. “Beyond family, she opened her home and invited everyone to stop by and have a home cooked meal—she loved to cook. Today’s hectic schedules put different challenges in front of modern women and mothers, but most of us were inspired to learn to cook by someone like Josie, and we want to hear those stories, see the photos and share those recipes from other fans of fresh, organic veggies.”
The Pinterest contest was launched to offer a forum to collect the stories, photos and recipes that demonstrate admiration of the influential cooks in the kitchens of today’s moms, the company says. It is a way to continue a common goal, shared with The Produce Mom, of educating consumers about living healthy by providing resources for them on social media platforms.
The grand prize winner will receive a prize pack including a Josie’s Organics apron, a set of three adorable blue polka dot bowls reminiscent of the Josie’s Organics blue polka dot packaging, a cookbook, “Root-to-Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable” by Tara Duggan, a cutting board and a Josie’s Organics reusable cotton shopping bag.
“Food is culture,” said Lori Taylor, The Produce Mom. “One of my favorite things about the Josie’s Organics brand is the Braga family’s homage to their grandmother. My grandma certainly inspired my passion for fresh food. I’m so excited about this promotion.”