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February 7, 2019
Molly Neises, Sales
So, here we are:  one week out from the “Holiday of the Heart”.  And while many may jump to assuming gourmet gifts belong to the fourth quarter, it’s simply not true.  Food365 is a way of life here at Maple Ridge Farms, and Valentine’s Day is another way to use delicious and mouth-watering treats as a promotional tool.  Let’s look at what February 14th can mean to you…
January 24, 2019
Shana Gardner, Operations
Email is a huge part of our work days.  Most of us receive dozens, if not hundreds, of emails every day.  Email offers efficient communication, but is by its very nature rather impersonal—perfectly fine for the vast majority of situations... but sometimes you need something more.  That's where handwritten correspondence comes in!
January 9, 2019
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
This year, we’re celebrating 40 years in a wonderful industry working with great partners. It seems like yesterday that we started out as a fresh new company in a huge industry that wasn’t used to food suppliers. Here is the journey we have taken to become the largest food gift company in the promotional products industry!
Maple Ridge Farms Names Schillinger Executive Vice President
January 1, 2019
Shana Gardner, Operations
Mosinee, WI – Maple Ridge Farms announced the appointment of Jodie Schillinger CAS, a 20-year company veteran, to Executive Vice President, effective January 1, 2019. She will report directly to company President, Tom Riordan.
December 12, 2018
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
We would like to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who helped make 2018 the fantastic and exciting year it was. Let us show you a little of what goes on behind the scenes in our busy holiday season.
December 10, 2018
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
Magic floats in the air. Twinkling lights shine everywhere. You’ve made your list, checked it twice and found the perfect gifts for the important people in your life. When the shopping is finished and you’re dead on feet, your holiday work is still not complete. The wrapping of packages is next on your list.  Thousands of creative options exist! Wrapping gifts is a tradition as old as the ancients who first made paper. Young, old and pets alike marvel at bright colored wrappers, ribbons and festive bows. Everyone is tempted to shake the box, feel the weight, and try to guess what’s inside. The anticipation is delicious. Gift wrap adds suspense, intrigue, and fun to any present, whether during the holiday season, for a birthday, wedding, anniversary or any special occasion. The embellishment you choose for your gifts adds a memorable, little something extra to whatever is inside.
November 19, 2018
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
Whether it’s a nosh in the break room, a holiday get together, family gathering or black tie affair, a few simple added touches turn ordinary grazing to totally amazing! Many premade gourmet food gifts and store-bought charcuterie platters already utilize these techniques with ready to eat collections of meats, cheeses, nuts, and sweets, but with a little know how your elevated presentation will make a delicious impression on your guests. 
November 7, 2018
Maple Ridge Farms Team
Give An Experience to Remember This Holiday Season  banner for give an experience to remember.jpg Friends sit around a table in the flickering candlelight as laughter and conversation fill the air. Occasionally, someone nibbles on the remains of a decadent dinner – a selection of flavorful cheeses, BBQ smoked almonds, honey roasted cashews, and tender smoked turkey breast, and mouthwatering premium chocolates. Stories abound, from the office to childhood memories, as a medley of people come together to celebrate, share and give this holiday season.  Don’t just give a gift this year. Give an experience that your clients and employees will remember for years to come.
October 25, 2018
Shana Gardner, Operations
The freight landscape is ever-changing, and staying on top of the policies and rates of couriers can be a challenge, whether you’re shipping hard goods, soft goods, or food gifts.  Freight charges are probably not the first thing that your client is thinking about when they’re selecting their gifts, but they can have a significant impact on budgets! 
October 11, 2018
Shana Gardner, Operations
Take a step back and get to know Tom Riordan, founder of Maple Ridge Farms.