As you may already know, finding a cure for breast cancer is a cause that's near and dear to our hearts at Reginald's. Tomorrow, May 11 is the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Richmond. And while we can't be there to participate, we will be selling our special pink label creamy peanut butter at South of the James Market. These jars sell for $10 each with $5 from each sale donated back to the Komen Foundation. And while supplies last, we'll also beselling our pink Komen Partnership Visors at South of the James for $20 with $10 from each sale going to the Komen Foundation.
South of the James Market runs from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon tomorrow, May 11. If you're able, please visit our booth and help us raise money in support of Komen Foundation's effort to help those affected by breast cancer. Thanks, and we hope to see you tomorrow. } Andrew
Happy National Peanut Butter Day, everyone! Shape Magazine was kind enough to feature Reginald's Homemade in two articles on their website. What a great way to celebrate! Take a look:
This morning, an article ran in the Metro Business section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch stating that our products are fat-free. This is an incorrect statement that should have stated our products are salt-free and made with no preservatives. The article is being corrected online, but we realize the printed version may create some false expectations of Reginald's products. We apologize for any inconvenience. So, while we can't promise a fat-free peanut butter, we can promise one that is made with all natural ingredients, and that delivers what we believe to be the most authentic peanut and cashew butter flavors on earth. Happy holidays, everyone.
- Andrew Broocker
So here we are, October. October has become a very special month at Reginald's. A lot of you all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For most years I didn't give two thoughts about the meaning of the month. A few years ago my mom (who also happens to be my partner at Reginald's) was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was only then did I start thinking about that evil disease. I had no idea how many people breast cancer affected. When I saw the statistics it was overwhelming.
In the back of my mind (long before Reginald's became a reality) I said if I could do my part in any way I would. Well the time has arrived. For the entire month of October the website will be Pink. We also have turned our Original Creamy Label Pink. The label looks amazing (only cause of the brilliance of Dave Hedeman). It's really perfect. The Pink Creamy Jar will be sold for $10 at every event we do in October (there are a bunch) and online. $5 of every jar sold will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
We have 500 labels on hand. My goal is to have to order 500 more labels well before the end of the month. We will also offer while supplies last a limited number of Pink Reginald's hats and visors ($10 of each sold will also be donated). I can venture to say that everyone out there knows somebody affected by this disease. Every $5 or $10 donation will add up. Please help Reginald's and turn Pink too. This is for the women and all the families that have been affected by Breast Cancer. My hope is that one day nobody will have to lose their fight. Let's do our part to make that a reality.
We're excited about the opportunity to work with Relay Foods, who provides home delivery service to Charlottesville and Richmond. Now there's another way to get our product delivered to you, and perhaps you'll find some other goodies from other local vendors while you're shopping their site. Good stuff! Here's a link to the site: www.relayfoods.com. Recently they were nice enough to come out and interview us for their "Meet Our Vendors" feature. Check out the article here: Meet our Vendors: Reginald's Peanut Butter.
Sorry guys, been a while since I posted. You know how it is in the peanut butter (and currently cashew) world. Just wanted to update everyone on what's been going on. We have a few new retail locations to add to the Reginald's world.
This Sunday, July 24, Save Our Food is presenting the Virginia Food & Wine Festival at the Farm Bureau Center at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA. The event runs from noon to 5:00pm and entry is only $10 per car and 1/2 price for Virginia Farm Bureau members. $10 too much? Last year, over 5,000 attended the Virginia Food & Wine Festival, and we're sure this year will be even better. With hundreds of local foods and wines to sample, some of the area’s hottest barbecue teams competing for top prizes, live music and lots and lots of kids' activities, how could it not be! And the festival will be held indoors, where it’s nice and cool! So beat the heat this Sunday and join us at the Virginia Food & Wine Festival. Reginald's will have Booth #3, just around the corner from the BBQ area. (Perfect!) See you Sunday!
We know that the cost of shipping can be a barrier to placing an order online. Especially if the order is a small one. We're working on finding ways to bring our shipping costs down, but until we're able to do that, we want to make sure there are alternative ways to enjoy our products. In the coming weeks, we hope to have some new shipping solutions worked out. In the meantime, here are a few ways you can avoid shipping charges if you live in or around Richmond, VA. Pick up your order at the St. Stephens Farmers Market If you're able to make it to the Market on Saturday morning, we're happy to prepare your order for pickup at the St. Stephen Farmers Market, held each Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church through the end of October. If you'd like to place an order for pickup, please submit the following through our contact form here:
The name and quantity of products you'd like us to have prepared for you
A contact phone number where we can reach if we have questions about your order
Please be sure to submit your order no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday prior and we'll have it waiting for you at the market on Saturday morning! Be sure to bring cash with you on Saturday as we cannot accept credit cards at the Farmers Market at this time. Shop Locally There are several shops and markets where Reginald's Homemade products can be found locally. Check our our Where to Buy page for more information. We're looking forward to expanding this list over time. We'll continue to work on finding better ways to ship and distribute our products. In the meantime, hopefully we can at least make local orders easier. Thanks so much for your support!
It's a very special day here in the land of Peanut Butter. The namesake of our company one Reginald Charles would have been 19 today. For those of you who don't know Reginald (Reggie) was a very sweet, full of himself, sometimes a little off, Cock-a-Poo. Although he had quite a few issues (probably being generous there) he was a great boy and certainly deserving of having a company named after him. I spilled a tablespoon of Reginald's Original Crunchy today in honor of good old Reggie. So Reg wherever you may be(there is a family dispute as to whether he really went up) have a great birthday and remember we named the company to honor you so please play nice. Back to the world of peanut butter....
I'm not talking about the Blake Shelton song (although we here at Reginald's are big fans). Nope I'm talking about actual honey bees. Hands down the best honey in Virginia comes from a farm not far from Richmond called Bearer Farms. Reginald's is now lucky enough to be using an amazing local product for all of our peanut butters that contain honey. As of this moment we have one, Nana Honey, but there just may be somemore in the future. Spread the word, eat some peanut butter, enjoy some of life's simple pleasures. Again thanks for everyone's support, it's been tremendous. Just remember we haven't even scratched the surface.......
-Andrew (by the way if someone knows Blake Shelton, just sayin)