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Late Spring Produce Forecast

Hey there! Since we’re knee-deep in May, we thought it might be a good time to have Allison give us an update on the lovely produce that we’re offering right now. As always, the fruits and veggies we offer are 100% organic and local whenever possible! Leafy leafy greens Spring came about a month late […]

A Booth Of One’s Own

A few weekends ago, the Ace team went to the annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York at the Javits Center. While we’ve been going for many years, it was only our second year with a booth of our own. We recently caught up with Tor, Ace’s CEO, to talk about the experience. […]

Spring Produce Forecast

Hi fruit/veggie-loving friends! February is a great month in the produce world because while it still seems like the dead of winter here, we’re getting the first fruit of the spring season from the south, west, and southwest. Ace’s produce guru, Allison Bennett, has the details. Read on…“There’s always money in the banana stand,” says […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Natural Way (2018 Edition!)

Well folks, unless you’ve recently deployed to Mars you probably know that Valentine’s Day–that most duly dreaded and anticipated, oft-called Hallmark Holiday–is approaching. With the aforementioned excitement and dread also come buckets of something far sweeter: sugar. And Ace customers/vendors know it. Keep reading to see all the sweet ways they’ll be celebrating–and how you […]

What’s the Difference Between Tapioca and Cassava Flour?

Hi there. We are excited to announce that we are currently stocking cassava flour in bulk! This gluten-free specialty baking item is non-GMO, has a shelf life of 24 months, and is good for vegan, kosher, and paleo kitchens! In case you aren’t familiar with this ingredient, it’s similar to tapioca flour, which is one of […]

Ace’s New Partnership With New Sprout Organic Farms

Hello produce-lovers…we have an announcement! As you may have read in our latest produce forecast, Ace Natural is partnering with New Sprout Organic Farms for the winter season. New Sprout distributes fruits and veggies grown in the Carolinas, which Ace’s produce guru Allison Bennett describes as “winter local.” Says Allison: “We are taking a stand […]

Giving Thanks With Ace Vendors: 2017

Hello there! If you’ve been keeping up with the Ace Blog, you probably saw last week’s post highlighting the amazing dinners our customers are whipping up for Thanksgiving. Well, what what about our vendors? Keep reading to get the scoop on the delicious Thanksgiving-specific items we’re carrying this year! Entrées: If you’re looking for an […]

Giving Thanks With Ace Customers: 2017

Hi friends! It’s November, which means it’s time for something we do every year: brag about all the amazing food our customers will be cooking for that little holiday known as Thanksgiving. Due to limited space we can’t highlight everyone but we are super excited to tell you why you should dine with these fine […]

New DEAL: Vegan Seitan From Upton’s Naturals!

Hey there! We have great news: we are currently offering a special promotion in collaboration with Ace vendor Upton’s Naturals. As many of you know, the super-hip Upton’s has been making delicious vegan meat alternatives with clean, simple ingredients since 2006 when founder Daniel Staackmann created his first flavored, wheat-based seitan product.“Seitan was always a […]

Ace’s Fall Produce Forecast

Happy September! This month, we have a produce forecast for you straight from our very own Allison Bennett, Director of Produce Sales. As always, Ace only supplies 100% organic fruits and veggies and we strive to buy locally whenever possible. Keep reading to stay abreast of all the Ace produce news…Hi Allison! How are produce […]

Special Deal: SOUND Sparkling Tea

Do you believe that life can be sweeter without added sugar? That bubbles make everything better? That less is enough? If so, SOUND’s 100% organic, non-GMO, unsweetened sparkling tea for those who “desire…a purer, simpler drink—no sweeteners, no preservatives, nothing more than just what is needed” may just be for you. SOUND was co-founded by […]

Meatless Monday With Ace Vendor Heidi Matonis + A Deal!

Ask Heidi Matonis, founder of Heidi’s Real Food, why she started her business and she’ll readily admit that it wasn’t a lifelong plan: “I began my vegan food business as part of a mid-life crisis, a challenge, a dare to myself. I knew nothing about the food business. I simply liked to cook and used it […]

Ace’s Summer Produce Forecast

Happy June, friends! We’re kicking the month off with a produce forecast from our very own Allison Bennett, Director of Produce Sales. As you probably know, Ace only supplies 100% organic fruits and veggies and we strive to buy locally whenever possible. Keep reading to stay abreast of all the Ace produce news…Hi Allison! The […]

Getting Amped For Lucky Dog’s Ramps

Hi friends! If you’re on our produce mailing list, you’re probably aware that Ace is now offering delicious ramps–for a limited time only. First, though, you might be wondering: what are ramps? According to Eater, “A good way to define ramps might be to describe the negative space, i.e. what ramps aren’t. Ramps are not leeks, […]

Eating Green With Vendor Edible Garden

After a long winter, all of us at Ace are beyond excited that spring seems to have arrived! Paul and Allison, our Ace produce team, celebrated the recent change of season with a visit to Ace vendor Edible Garden, located nearby in the Garden State.So why are we so excited to be offering produce from […]

Brand New Promo With Nancy’s Yogurt!

Hello there. Did you catch our recent post, The Story of Nancy’s Yogurt? If not, we suggest checking it out! Nancy’s Yogurt is made by Springfield Creamery, a family-owned operation that was founded in 1960. By 1970, owners Chuck and Sue Kesey had created the renowned Nancy’s Yogurt, which we’re excited to announce is the subject of our latest promotion! Nancy’s […]

Marolda Farms’ Red & Orange Greenhouse Peppers

If you’ve been following our produce posts, you probably know that a large percentage of our local, organic produce comes from Marolda Farms, a family-owned business located in Vineland, New Jersey. This winter, owner Rich Marolda did something new and, quite frankly, very cool: he continued growing peppers long after the typical growing season generally ends (due […]

The Story Of Nancy’s Yogurt

Before they were life partners, business partners, and parents, Chuck and Sue were just two undergrads at Oregon State University, studying dairy technology and business/secretarial science, respectively. By 1960, Chuck and Sue Kesey had met, graduated and married, and the newlyweds decided to start a creamery in Springfield, Oregon. With the aid of Chuck’s dairyman […]

Fall Produce Forecast

Welcome to Ace’s Fall Produce Forecast! Read along as Allison Bennet, Ace’s Director of Produce Sales, shares her knowledge on the produce we can expect to see in the coming months. As always, all of the fruits and veggies that we offer are 100% organic and we try to source locally whenever possible. Read on… Hi Allison! Thanks […]

Special Promotion With Ace Vendor Follow Your Heart!

Happy October, friends! To kick off the month, we want to share a special promotion from beloved Ace vendor Follow Your Heart. Until Oct. 28th, all orders of Follow Your Heart’s new VeganEggs™, Grated Parmesan, Shredded Parmesan, and Shredded Pizzeria Blend are buy one/get one free! In addition, if you mention Follow Your Heart on your menu, […]

What’s New At Ace: Organic Pomegranate Powder!

Hello, food lovers! Good news: Ace is now distributing organic, kosher pomegranate powder, the perfect superfood add-on for juices and smoothies. Punica granatum is a plant native to Southwestern Asia, which produces the red fruit–technically a berry–known as pomegranate. Perhaps most revered not for its delicious taste but for its health benefits, pomegranate contains the powerful antioxidant punicalagin. According to […]

Allison and Paul’s Produce Forecast: September

Hello there and welcome to September’s Produce Forecast! Today Ace’s Director of Produce Sales, Allison Bennet, is joined by Paul Guarino, Ace’s Director of Produce Procurement Logistics. According to the two of them, summer may be over but that doesn’t mean that Ace’s supply of organic, farm fresh produce will be dwindling. In fact, it seems to be […]

Allison’s Produce Forecast: August

Hello and welcome to the third installment of Allison’s Produce Forecast! As you surely know by now, Ace’s Director of Produce Sales, Allison Bennett, is a passionate and well-informed produce connoisseur and we love picking her brain each month to get the scoop on the organic fruits and veggies heading our way! Read on to learn what will be […]

Special Deal: San Marzano Tomatoes!

Hello there! We have some exciting news: for the first time, Ace is distributing 100% USDA organic, GMO-free, preservative-free, low sodium Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano’ tomatoes, straight from Italy! Write the folks at Carmelina: these delicious tomatoes are “grown under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, where the fruit flourish in the Mediterranean climate, and the region’s nutrient rich, […]

Allison’s Produce Forecast: June

Hello friendly produce lovers, we’re excited to bring you the second installment of Allison’s Produce Forecast (here is the first one, in case you missed it)! As we mentioned last month, this summer is a special one for Ace, we we’re tripling the number of 100% certified organic fruits and veggies we offer. We know you’re itching to get […]