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Market Report: Organic Sugar and Wheat Flour

Howdy blog-reading folks! It’s been a long time since we’ve shared a market report with you all and we’re sure that you’re eager to know why you’re being charged the great (and occasionally not-so-great) prices that come with your favorite products. It’s easy to feel a bit lost if you don’t always know where the foods you […]

DIY: Berry Delicious Chilled Fruit Soup

When we first came across this recipe we couldn’t wait to try it. It seemed too good to be true: sugar and berries and alcohol all mixed into a saucepan, set to simmer, and then called “dinner?” We had to give it a go…and lo and behold, folks, our instincts were not wrong. You will slurp this […]

Faces of Ace: Neo Rodriguez

Neo Rodriguez, who works in Ace’s warehouse and deals with quality control for produce, laughingly describes himself as a “semi-new” employee at Ace, having jumped on the bandwagon less than a year ago. While he may not have worked here for very long, he knew founder Larry Vierling long before Ace’s creation–Neo actually worked at Commodities, the natural […]

DIY: Candle 79′s Organic Vegan Paella

Paella is a dish that encapsulates much of what Ace stands for–delicious and fresh with an emphasis on creativity, eating as a community, and local ingredients. Originating in Valencia, Spain, paella was first created by laborers who would cook their lunchtime meal over an open fire and eat the finished product straight from the pan, each […]

DIY: Organic Reekikur and Khorsani

“REEKIKUR”/POTATO PANCAKES Hello one and all! A few months ago, I introduced myself and wrote that for the spring semester I would be studying abroad in Nepal, Bhutan, and India. Well, I had a fantastic time and am back now, ready to share some of the amazing dishes that I learned to make. First up […]

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Feasting Like Queens at Angelica Kitchen

Hello, Ace readers! It’s Luna here and I have a confession to make: in the past, “creamy,” “rich,” and “buttery” were never adjectives that came to mind when I thought of vegan fare–but after dining at Angelica Kitchen last Wednesday, I believe that they very well may have been invented to describe my meal. One of our longest standing customers, this East Village […]

One Sweet Deal: Certified Organic Coconut Sugar from Big Tree Farms

For a guy who claims to be devoid of a sweet tooth, Frederick Schilling, founder of Dagoba Chocolate and co-owner of Big Tree Farms, a Bali, Indonesia-based company which created the first certified organic coconut palm sugar in the world, sure is surrounded by a lot of sweet stuff. Schilling first met Blair and Ben, […]

Coming Soon: Ace’s Summer Produce Preview

Hello Ace readers! As we’ve been excitedly pointing out for some time now, we are so happy that the sweet warm weather is finally here–what a long winter New York has had! The pleasant rise in temperature brings not only dusky picnics with friends, free concerts, and the one time of the year when it’s socially […]

Calling All Readers!

Hello one and all, It’s Luna here. All of us at Ace hope that you’ve been enjoying our miniseries Faces of Ace. We’ve loved introducing you to some of our wonderful team members and we hope to lure more of them onto the blog in the future. Now it’s your turn! We want to meet our […]

DIY: Smoky-Sweet Organic Glazed Carrots

When was the last time that you sat down to dinner, picked up your fork, took a heaping bite of your vegetables and thought, Wow, these are uniquely amazing? “Uniquely amazing” is how The Clean Plates Cookbook describes their Smoky-Sweet Organic Glazed Carrots recipe and we couldn’t agree more. Over here at Ace, these carrots have snagged […]

Faces of Ace: Kathy Lavigne-Gonzalez and Keymen Gonzalez

We recently sat down and chatted with Kathy, who has been working as Ace’s Purchasing Manager for the last 12 years. Half of Ace’s only married employee couple, Kathy was kind enough to translate for her husband Keymen, who primarily speaks Spanish and has been working in Ace’s warehouse part-time for the last 3 years. Parents […]

Faces of Ace: Drew Schelker

Meet Customer Service and Produce Procurement Representative Drew Schelker, who happens to be the latest addition to the Ace team. A Long Island native, Drew only recently moved back to NY from Switzerland where he was enjoying his dual citizenship and making money selling watches. Drew, who describes himself as a “steak and potatoes guy,” recommends the Blue Ribbon Restaurant in Brooklyn for […]

DIY: Organic BluePrint Cleanse

As the winter blends into the spring, it’s natural to feel the need to do some cleaning. Sometimes this manifests in a thorough kitchen scrubdown, alphabetizing our books, or once in a while, the urge to do a juice cleanse. At Ace we never encourage readers or customers to push themselves to uncomfortable extremes in […]

It’s An Egg-Centric World

Here at Ace, we think it’s safe to say that we live in a pretty egg-centric society. There is a plethora of egg-centered sayings, popular year-round, like “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” and “Don’t count your eggs till they’ve hatched.” Although certainly not everyone celebrates, […]

Faces of Ace: Alberto Gonzalez

Meet Ace’s Corporate Social Responsibility Director Alberto Gonzalez, who joined our team last year. Half Italian and half Spanish, Alberto was born in Argentina and lived there until moving to New York 9 years ago. Some of you may know him as the guy who conceived and started GustOrganics, New York’s first certified organic restaurant. He […]

Faces of Ace: Dawn R. Jones

Meet Ace’s Produce Sales Champion Dawn R. Jones. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dawn moved to New York 6 years ago and now resides in Queens with her two kids. She often goes back to visit Cleveland despite the teasing she gets from native New Yorkers: “Tor [my boss at Ace] would call it the ‘mistake on the lake,’” she […]

DIY: Organic Kale Chips

If you’ve been dreaming of snacking on something that is simultaneously crunchy, salty, and chip-like as well as green and nutritious, our latest creation from the impressive The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body is for you. Authors Jared Koch and Jill Silverman hit the nail on the head with these super […]

Faces of Ace: Tor Newman

Hello folks and welcome to the second installment of our new series, Faces of Ace. Last month you met our blogger and newsletter writer, Luna Adler. This month, meet Ace CEO Tor Newman who has been with Ace for approximately 9 years. Not your average boss, Tor has a black belt in the Japanese martial […]

It’s a Blog Eat Blog World

Not only do people need food to exist but they also love food; they love eating it, they love talking about it, they love complaining about it, they love traveling for it, and they love reading about it. In the last few years it has also become obvious that people love blogging about it. There […]

Faces of Ace: Larry Vierling

Meet Ace’s Founder Larry Vierling. Aside from the years when Larry moved to the suburbs to raise his children, this born and bred New Yorker has “always lived in The City and worked in The City.” Naturally, this includes the last 20 years, during which he’s been responsible for distributing the highest quality health food to NYC’s restaurants. […]

Customer Spotlight: Uncle Matt’s Organic

Ace recently had the chance to sit down with Matt McLean, founder of Uncle Matt’s Organic, our newest customer and America’s oldest organic orange juice company. Uncle Matt’s was created in 1999 when McLean converted three acres of his dad’s backyard in central Florida into an organic citrus grove. Today the company uses 1,500 acres, […]

DIY: Organic Morning Miso Soup

Hello, it’s Ace here and we are excited to report that we’ve struck gold once again with a recipe from The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body. This organic Morning Miso Soup is an amazing way to start your day; warm, cozy, and filled with nutrients, it will leave you both […]

Market Report: December Frost in California Damages Citrus

For those of you following the citrus crop, you may have heard that a cold spell in early December–the result of an Arctic cold front–hit California rather hard. The unexpected weather meant a rough ending to 2013 for citrus farmers. Frosts are always dangerous for producers and consumers as a smaller harvest will lead to limited […]

daRosario Organics: Keep on Trufflin’

Meet Rosario Safina, owner and founder of the only line of USDA certified organic truffle products in the world. Ace has been distributing daRosario Organics for four years now and we are proud to say that we are now their master distributor, meaning that all of their products are sold through us. Safina lives in Brooklyn, estimates […]

DIY: Organic Mashed Butternut Squash

The winter holidays, laden with sweets, hot drinks and big, family and friend-filled dinners, tend to leave revelers craving comfort food well into the new year. If you’re like us you probably want to carry the festive spirit with you as you embark on the last few months of winter. You may, however, feel that […]