July 21, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Food gifts are rather a different beast from virtually any other promotional product. They can present challenges, but they also provide new and exciting opportunities. Food gifts satisfy needs that soft and hard good lines are intrinsically unable to while making it possible to imprint memories with taste sensations—one of the most powerful types of memories! Creating those connections with your client's gifts can give you a leg up on the competition and offer an impressive boost to your sales. That being said, how do you get started selling food gifts when you've never offered food before?
July 11, 2022
Molly Neises, MAS, Sales
They’re back and looking like they are here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future.  What are we talking about?  QR codes, those black and white pixilated squares that scream “scan me”! We have all seen QR codes popping up everywhere from restaurant menus to contactless shopping and payment options.  They are exploding in all things promotion as well.  From billboards to product packaging, QR codes allow for a more interactive consumer experience.  And we’ve seen them work amazingly well first-hand with some of our full-color imprint options! Read on for a few recent case studies showing the power of QR codes when partnered with gourmet gift solutions:
June 20, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Maple Ridge Farms presented a check for $7,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau.  The donation was the result of the company’s “Give Back” program for 2021.  In that program, Maple Ridge Farms donates a percentage of the profits from a specially selected line of gifts. 
June 13, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Jodie Schillinger, Executive Vice President at Maple Ridge Farms, was featured in the June 2022 edition of PPB Magazine, the magazine published monthly by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) to serve the promotional products industry.
June 9, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
It's all but impossible to look up party planning ideas without tripping over charcuterie board suggestions—for good reason! Charcuterie boards offer an attractive way to present finger food that's perfect for an appetizer or a snack. Think of it as the traditional North American meat and cheese platter's big brother, the one that took a gap year to backpack around France and came home with Ideas. Meat and cheese varieties are staples of charcuterie boards, but they can also feature bread and crackers, fruits and vegetables, and condiments, among other things—the limit is only your imagination! That being said, read on to learn a few things to take into consideration when putting together your next charcuterie board.
June 8, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Maple Ridge Farms donated a percentage of its sales through April 30th to CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund, totaling $11,000.
May 26, 2022
Maple Ridge Farms Team
As a small business owner, you wear many hats, from sales and marketing to customer service and accounting. You get so much done in a day, but you’re always scrambling from one task to the next. How are you supposed to work on your business when you’re so busy working in your business? One way to maximize your productivity and streamline your time is to use the best tools and resources available. It may take some trial and error, but finding tools that work for you will help you manage your to-do list when you don’t have anyone to delegate to. We’re sharing some of our favorite tools, so check them out and let us know what you think!
April 19, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Did you know that Maple Ridge Farms is your individual drop ship expert for gourmet gifting? Partnering with us on drop shipping projects makes you a superhero with myriad powers to save the day—not to mention time, money, and more. Read on to discover some of the awesome capabilities individual drop shipping has to offer!
April 1, 2022
Molly Neises, MAS, Sales
We know the impact gourmet gifts can have year-round.  They are a tasty way to allow the recipient a complete sensory experience, invoking lasting memories of the gift-giver.  One way to level up that experiential marketing project: include full-color gift options, boosting the power of promo even more! Read on for recent case studies showing the possibilities full-color gourmet gifts can lend your client’s next project:
March 21, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Jodie Schillinger, Executive Vice President of Maple Ridge Farms, is leaving her mark on not only the company, but also the promotional products industry as a whole. Join us during Women's History Month as we get to know and celebrate her.

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