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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.
September 27, 2018
Molly Neises, Sales
On October 8th, 1992, President George H.W. Bush designated the first week in October as “National Customer Service Week” and  invited all Americans to observe with appropriate programs and activities.  It's time to look back at all of the advances in customer service throughout history.   
September 13, 2018
Shana Gardner, Operations
Food gifts are no small business—according to Packaged Facts, purchases of consumables for corporate gift-giving reached a new record in 2017 of $7.2 billion. Not all of those dollars are included in the $20 billion drawn through the promotional products industry, which means that there is a huge market out there just waiting to have a bite taken out of it. (See what I did there?)
August 23, 2018
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
The Maple Ridge Farms team embraces a tradition of volunteering. Collectively our full time employees spent over 725 hours last year volunteering outside of company time. Areas of involvement include reducing poverty and hunger, tackling environmental issues, improving health and education, providing meaningful outlets for youth, supporting church outreach programs, and donating skills and leadership to the promotional products industry through volunteer work at PPAI.
August 8, 2018
Molly Neises, Sales
Wellness is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. From healthy eating to stress relief to spending time with family and friends, we’re trying to figure out how to fit everything in our overcrowded schedules. Whether you’re implementing a wellness program or looking for tips to make manageable changes, these ideas can help you improve the overall wellness of your clients and employees.
August 1, 2018
Shana Gardner, Operations
Maple Ridge Farms, The Leading Supplier of Gourmet Food Gifts in the Promotional Products Industry, today announced that it has been named one of the promotional products industry’s 2018 Greatest Companies To Work For by PPB (Promotional Products Business) magazine.
July 26, 2018
Molly Neises, Sales
Merriam-Webster may have definitions of the words we use to describe our gourmet gifts - but these same words can often help "seal the deal" and open a customer's eyes to the wide realm of possibilities for food gifts.  Read on to learn the lingo that can help boost your food gift sales!

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