Carrots, lots and lots of carrots!

August 31, 2010

What do you do when your garden is bursting with carrots? You make a delicious carrot soup!

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Faces on the Farm — The Men and Women at Olivia’s

August 2, 2010

Name: Amos Job at Olivia’s: Bread Baker/Packing/Warehouse Prankster What do you like best about working at Olivia’s?: The flexibility! What do you least like about working at Olivia’s?: Going home smelling like garlic… What is your favorite crouton or product that we make at Olivia’s?: Parmesan Pepper ½ cut What would be your signature flavor […]

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Creative Croutonians Contest

July 23, 2010

Olivia’s Croutons is hosting a contest to see who can come up with the most creative, tastiest recipe using their croutons. The winner will receive one case of croutons — that’s 6 assorted boxes!

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Francie’s Snack Mix Recipe

July 20, 2010

Hello, We often hear from our fans that they love to eat our croutons as snacks. We have thought about creating a snack mix using our croutons, but it isn’t quite ready yet. In the meantime, we’ve created a great recipe for you to make at home that we don’t think you’ll be able to […]

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Gazpacho with Olivia’s Croutons

July 12, 2010

The weather has been hot here at the Olivia’s family farm, which has got us in the mood for some refreshing food. A favorite of ours on warm summer days is the Spanish dish, Gazpacho. This cold dish can be enjoyed as a side, or you can add some more ingredients to make it a […]

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Wednesday is Fish Day in New Haven, VT

July 2, 2010

The fish truck pulls in around 1:00 and stays until 6:00.  Just down the road, we can also catch the weekly Farmer’s Market. We are always working on new recipes using Olivia’s Croutons.  I once had an entrée at a DC restaurant that has stayed in my memory.  Here at my kitchen in New Haven, […]

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June 21, 2010

I’m really glad I’m in the food business. When I started baking croutons in our kitchen oven, hand packing them in paper bags, and selling them in a few local Vermont stores, I had no experience in food manufacturing or retailing. I’ve learned a lot along the way. I think food — my almost accidental […]

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The Wheat Keeps Growing!

June 11, 2010

We are just wrapping up the first week in June and the wheat is standing at about 44” at the Wheat-O-Meter.  Wow!  Being a relatively new farmer and knowing that my livelihood does not completely depend on the wheat, I look on with amazement.  If this wheat continues to stand up, we are going to […]

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Free Shipping on Croutons!

May 27, 2010

Here’s a contest for our facebook fans, so join (or “like”) our facebook group before you read further! ( All fans of our page get Free Shipping on crouton orders through June 5! You can buy them at our online store, (That’s my birthday… presents for you!) There’s a minimum purchase of 6 boxes, […]

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Innovation Workshop…and “Brewtons” !

May 26, 2010

David and I attended Innovation Engineering, with Doug Hall from Eureka Ranch, a workshop sponsored by Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center.  Three intense days of brain stretching! It’s always beneficial to be able to take a break from our daily routines and look at Olivia’s Croutons from the outside looking in.  We were lucky to be […]

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