It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, so what are some ways you can make the day a special one for Mom? How about creating a snack board customized to her taste for a delicious way to celebrate the day?
Village Farms would like to share some of its favorite snack board ideas featuring all the greenhouse-grown specialty tomato, pepper, and cucumber varieties the company grows, along with another unique ingredient; a mother's love.
The “I Love You From My Head To-Ma-Toes” snack board.
The “I Love You From My Head To-Ma-Toes” snack board is loaded with fresh vegetables and will satisfy your flavor cravings from sweet to savory. Varieties include Village Farms’ newest Cheeky Sweets® mini peppers, Luscious Seedless Long English® cucumbers, Lip Smackn’ Grapes® tomatoes, and Heavenly Villagio Marzano® tomatoes, packaged on a heart tray with a lovely foil of yummy crackers and assorted spreads. “As a new mother, I often hear that introducing new foods to little ones can be challenging. I am really hoping to get my son into a healthy eating routine that includes an abundance of plant-based options with relative ease,” says Krysten DeGiglio, regional sales manager.
The “She has Eclectic Taste” snack board features Heavenly Villagio Marzano, Cabernet Estate Reserve® Maverick Mix®, Cherry No.9®, and Lorabella Blossom® tomatoes. This board features dried fruit, cookies, nuts, meat, and even chocolate. “Nothing is more satisfying than catching up with my son over a healthy snack board full of fresh ingredients. This, accompanied by a nice wine, allows us to linger for hours and enjoy each other’s company,” says Helen L. Aquino, Village Farms’ director of brand, marketing, & communications.
Left: Helen L. Aquino and her son Avery; right: the “She has Eclectic Taste” snack board.
The “Meat Me in the Middle” snack board pairs well with Village Farms’ sweet and juicy Cherry No.9 tomatoes. It is a meat lover’s dream, and you might even be surprised about how many fruits and vegetables you can sneak in to accompany this array of flavors. “When it comes to snacking, my son and I are “two peas in a pod.” We love combining the salty pairings of cured meats with the tanginess of tomatoes and other vegetables,” says Vickie Stovall, Village Farms office coordinator.
"A Toast to Mom" snack board.
The last board is the “A Toast to Mom” snack board, filled with a fun assortment of toast combinations. Village Farms Sinfully Sweet Campari® and the Luscious Seedless Long English cucumbers are layered with cream cheese and avocado with a sprinkling of basil and dill. “My sons and I love coming up with fun ways to eat, so a snack board full of healthy and flavorful toast options is a tasty way to start our day,” says Lindsay Baldry, foreign worker coordinator for Village Farms.
For more information:
Helen L. Aquino
Village Farms International Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 936-1190