EarthKosher kosher certification agency is not new to the kosher certification world. We have been in business since 2004, and have built a company from the ground up, with humble beginnings around a kitchen table. EarthKosher has become the trusted leader in providing health food companies, the certification they need, to be a part of the kosher certification industry in today’s competitive food market. One of those outstanding companies that we are proud to be a part of is, Wyman’s.
If you can believe it, we started out in 1874 canning sardines. But to our founder, Jasper Wyman, there was just something about the Wild Blueberry barrens surrounding his Maine cannery that compelled him. Eventually he realized you can package a sardine just about anywhere, but Wild Blueberries were unique to his little corner of the world. By 1900, Jasper had turned his focus entirely towards that native wild resource, and over the next century the Wyman family acquired thousands of acres of barrens across Maine and Canada. Today, Wyman’s is in its fourth generation of family ownership and is one of the leading growers, processors and marketers of Wild Blueberries on the planet.
Studies show that 9 out of 10 of people aren’t eating enough fruit, and for people like us — unabashed fruit lovers — that’s hard to hear. We don’t think we’re biased when we say fruit is at the very heart of living a happy, healthy and fun life. Science doesn’t think we’re biased either — certainly not about the healthy part. That’s why at Wyman’s we’ve made our mission simple: Help the world eat more fruit. Because fruit is fun, fruit is delicious and fruit is wildly healthy.
Companies like Wyman’s inspire us, at EarthKosher. Our own mission, within the kosher certification industry, is bringing healthy food from small to midsize companies to the kosher consumer. We pride ourselves in making this process both affordable and doable, in a down to earth and friendly manner. The simple truth is, healthy food should be available to everyone- and wonderful family owned and conscientious companies should be supported in today’s market. Wyman’s products are the base to a healthy diet, and a delicious way to obtain all those vital nutrients.
In all its scrumptious and colorful variety, Wyman’s frozen fruit is packed with a wide range of nutrients that are vital to your health. In fact, research shows that people who eat more fruit are more likely to have increased brain, heart and gut health. Pretty impressive for something so tasty…
We Owe Everything To Our Wild Blueberries.
They’ve given us a purpose, they’ve given our communities nutrition, and they have opened our doors to like-minded farmers. That’s why we partner with family-owned farms across the planet to provide our customers with the very best mother nature has to offer.
For a bug with stingers, bees sure are pretty sweet. Every single fruit we harvest, and one third of the produce on our planet, owe their very existence to the pollinating efforts of bees. Without them, there simply is no us — and yet at this very moment bees everywhere are in trouble. That’s why at Wyman’s we have made preserving them for future generations one of our top priorities.
Nothing but Thyme Wild Blueberry Syrup
Recipe by Lauryn Smith for Wyman’s
This easy to make syrup will liven up a cocktail (think gin and tonic), add a splash of color and flavor to a glass of sparkling wine, or compliment a white wine spritzer.
- 2 cups Wyman’s Wild Maine Blueberries
- ¼ cup of thyme
- Lemon zest
- 2 cups water
- Cheesecloth or a strainer
Heat up a medium sized pan and add thyme and zest. Toast for just a few minutes until you can smell the herbs, and add the wild blueberries and water. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the water has reduced by half. Strain this mixture through cheesecloth or a strainer. This is now ready to use in a cocktail – and will add a beautiful hue, along with subtle berry and herbaceous flavor.
The remaining berry and herb mixture is still very usable! The day I made these cocktails, I used the berries that evening with vanilla ice cream and a little granola for a lazy woman’s cobbler.
For more information about Wyman’s and their amazing recipes- check them out at wymans.com