Can Mardi Gras Be All-Natural?

Locally Preserved King Cake

Well, its official - We have finally recovered from the holidays and are now well into the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Only 3 weeks left!

It’s been a festive one so far and we are proud to annouce the switch to all-natural purple (beets & cabbage), green (spinach), and gold (tumeric & saffron) sprinkles which are handmade in small batches. We also made the switch to Creole Cream Cheese this year made by #LPFarmerHenry at Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn in McComb, MS. 

One thing to remember about Creole Cream Cheese is that its more like Sour Cream, and not very much like regular Cream Cheese at all. In fact, when baked into a cake it gives the dough more of an airy sponge like texture. So you won’t find the pool of oozing Cream Cheese that you see in other local King Cakes.

Making these small changes on our journey to use as many ingredients that are all-natural and local really keeps me excited! There aren’t too many King Cake options out there with all-natural sprinkles!!! So, so much fun - and pretty too.

We received so much love over the last few months since my last newsletter that I really wanted to give a few shout outs to everyone that continues to support our ‘locally grown’ business- Thank you WGNO TV & Dietitian Molly Kimball for including our Sweetless Jams in her Holiday Gifts segment, and to both Nola.com and the Idea Village for including us in their Holiday Gift Guides. To Good Eggs NOLA for always holding our hand and shaking those pom-poms and also to be named ONE of 15 New Orleanians to Watch in 2015 by Nola.com! Judy Walker we LOVE you!

This year already we are working harder and harder, tackling many small business road blocks to bring you - New Orlean's 1st ALL-NATURAL manufacturing facility - to PRESERVE all that grows locally. And to be able to distribute our products only in the region where the produce is grown to make those products.

Remember, when you purchase a jar of Locally Preserved, your not just buying 'Jelly'. Your buying a mission. Your contributing to well deserved, hard earned income for our local farmers. Your helping us create amazing jobs within our community. Also, your giving us the fuel to continue to make wonderful, delicious products made from ingredients grown right in your backyard.

We have a tough road ahead this year - but we are commiting to make it happen for each and every ONE of YOU.

Thanks again for helping us all Grow Together Locally,

xo Emily & the Locally Preserved Team

Posted on January 28, 2015 and filed under Mardi Gras.