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Ozuké to Exhibit Award Finalists Umeboshi and Cheriboshi at the Good Food Mercantile Show Boulder company one of only 95 exhibitors at prestigious June 27th show
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Contact: Annie Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-241-0282
Boulder, Colorado — June 16, 2015 — The summer of 2014 was epic for fruit production on Colorado’s verdant Western Slope. The fruit weighted the trees so heavily, in fact, that one farmer went looking for buyers after exhausting local markets. Lucky for him, he found Mara King, co-owner/founder of Ozuke. Mara bought his entire harvest of cherries and plums on the spot.
After mountains of plums had been washed and cherries stemmed, Mara and Willow set to work transforming the everyday fruits into exotic treats: Umeboshi and Cheriboshi.
Umbeboshi is a traditional fermented food that has been popular in East Asia for more than two thousand years. Made from plums that have been salted, fermented and dehydrated, the taste is complex — tart, saline and deeply satisfying.
Cheriboshi — a creation Mara and Wiillow came up with — uses fermented cherries instead of plums.Both Umeboshi and Cheriboshi can be enjoyed in a variety of ways — added to a marinade, finely diced and tossed in a stew (think of how preserved lemons get used in Middle Eastern dishes) or simply sliced thin and savored after dinner as a digestif. Both products contain all the probiotic properties of fermented foods.
For more recipes visit the Ozuké website: ozuke.com.Umeboshi retail for $12.50 for a 16oz. jar, and the Cheriboshi retail for $12.50 for an 8oz jar.
The products are available in stores in the Mountain West, Northern California, in New York City and online.
The Good Food Mercantile will take place in New York City on June 27 from 12-5pm.The show, which debuted last year in San Francisco, now coincides with the Fancy Food Show, but is limited to only 95 food producers who have placed in the Good Food Awards or passed a strict sustainability process to become a Good Food Guild Member.
Ozuké will be sampling products and offering deals to buyers throughout the day. Follow on Twitter: @goodfoodawards and @ozukepickles; Insta: ozukepickledthings/ goodfoodawards or Facebook at Ozuké
To connect directly with Ozuké: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ozuké — Founded in 2011, Ozuké is short for zukemono, the Japanese word for pickled things. Mara and Willow King, co-founders and owners, started the company after making live, raw krauts and kim chi in their home for their families and friends. People loved the products with such passion that Willow and Mara began selling them at the Boulder Farmers’ Market.Today the company has eight full-time employees and produces anywhere from nine-to twelve different products, depending on the season. Everything Ozuké makes is Kosher, vegan, organic, non-GMO and free of the allergens soy, dairy, wheat and animal products.