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Sun Sugar Farms
Old-fashioned goodness for your modern life
Big Ideas for Wasting Less in 2016 Energy Saving Ideas for the Office Fabulous Photos from the Farm New Must-Have CRESBI Colors & Styles Subject
Green Tips with customer Chuck Lohre . . . . . 2 Sun Sugar Farms Employee Spotlight . . . . . . 3
Single CRESBI速 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bigger CRESBI速 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Multi-CRESBI速 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Corporate Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Other Reusable Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Produce & Edibles
Sun Sugar Cherry Tomatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fresh Edamame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Gourmet Granola To-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sun Sugar Farms Customer Spotlight Chuck Lohre
Lohre & Associates, Inc. Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy Sun Sugar Farms customer Chuck Lohre is a green machine! As president of Lohre & Associates Marketing Agency, Chuck also has a passion for the environment. He gets 100 mpg in his 2000 Honda Insight and rehabbed his second story brick row house office to be the highest ranking LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) project in Cincinnati. Chuck’s office improvements included installing a sawdust pellet stove for heat and recycling 100% of the construction waste: 11 pounds of carpet scraps and 1 pound of aluminum miniblinds. Building off his architectural background he’s become an expert in the Green Building industry and how to effectively market it.
Chuck Lohre confidently tips sideways his Eco-Takeout To-Go box filled with messy carryout Taiwan Noodles. Try that with Styrofoam!
Chuck shares three ways his office conserves energy which could also help you in your office or home: 1. Use LED and compact fluorescent lights. Chuck saves $50/month in his 800 square foot office space by including these. 2. Install a greywater harvesting system. Water for toilets account for 1/3 of water used in a home. The 2-in-1 sink and toilet cuts consumption by 74% by using water from washing your hands to fill the toilet’s tank. 3. Energy star equipment is a proven way to cut back on utility bills and reduce greenhouse gases. What does Chuck think is the hardest part about being an environmental fanatic? Keeping your mouth shut and leading by example. Make it fun to be cool and futuristic while sharing a more efficient, healthier and better lifestyle. Others who don’t really care to be “green” now may end up caring more because of your example.
The Carryout CRESBI Crate with a full assortment of Eco-Takeouts is a favorite gift that Chuck shares at events. Find out more about this CRESBI system on page 12 or visit our website at www.SunSugarFarms.com.
Sun Sugar Farms Employee Spotlight
Social Media & Photographer We have a variety of creative energy here at Sun Sugar Farms and each member of the â€œcrewâ€? contributes his or her own special talents. Melissa helps with marketing where she employs her English degree as well as her new-found love of nature photography. She does an excellent job capturing the natural beauty found at and around Sun Sugar Farms in Verona, Kentucky. As a nature lover, she feels her CRESBI Crate system plays a big part in her effort to reduce waste and protect the environment.
CRESBI Systems for Quick Trips Convenience CRESBI®
“Why isn’t everyone using these? They’re even dishwasher safe!” Troy M, Eugene OR
It’s the same size as the store’s convenience basket but so much more cleaner because it’s yours AND it’s dishwasher safe! Your choice of strap and standard crate colors. • • • • • •
1 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crate 1 CRESBI short strap with swivel hooks 1 CRESBI Thermal Insert Crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Crate weight: 1 pound Crate rated to carry: 20 pounds
Standard Convenience CRESBI . . . . . . . . $14.95
Colossal Convenience CRESBI®
It’s the same size as many stores’ large convenience basket. Big difference: it’s cleaner because it’s dishwasher safe! Choice of strap and Colossal crate colors. • 1 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crate • 1 CRESBI short strap with swivel hooks • 1 CRESBI Colossal Thermal Insert • Crate open dimensions: 17”W x 12”D x 10”H • Crate weight: 1.5 pounds • Crate rated to carry: 20 pounds Colossal Convenience CRESBI . . . . . . . . $19.95
Choose the standard or Colossal CRESBI with adjustable shoulder strap and thermal insert. • • • • • • •
1 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crate 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks 1 CRESBI Thermal Insert Crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H or Colossal crate open: 17”W x 12”D x 10”H Crate weight: 1 pound or 1.5 pounds Either crate rated to carry: 20 pounds
Hands-Free CRESBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 Colossal Hands-Free CRESBI . . . . . . . . . $22.95
The patent-pending made-in-America strap with custom swivel hook can be attached on the short ends - like a basket - or on top of the crate to carry over your shoulder.
Hands-Free CRESBI® Cooler Perfect for tailgating, the Hands-Free Cooler includes and adjustable shoulder strap and the Heavy Duty Cooler instead of a thermal insert. Your choice of strap and standard crate colors. • • • • • •
1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks Crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Crate weight: 1 pound Crate rated to carry: 20 pounds Keeps food cold or hot up to 2 hours Front pocket
Hands-Free CRESBI Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95
Crate Colors & Straps Standard CRESBI® crate colors Colossal CRESBI® crate colors
When a Little Bigger CRESBI Syste CRESBI® 2 Pack
The shoulder strap that comes with the CRESBI 2 Pack is long enough to wrap around and contain the collapsed CRESBI crates. Your choice of strap and standard crate colors! • • • • • •
2 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks 1 CRESBI Thermal Insert Each crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Each crate weight: 1 pound Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds
CRESBI 2 Pack & Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.50
CRESBI® 2 Pack & Bag
The CRESBI 2 Pack is even easier to carry with this made-in-the-USA bag. Great for use with the double decker carts. Your choice of strap and crate colors! • • • • • •
2 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks 1 washable cotton bag with matching webbing Each crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Each crate weight: 1 pound Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds
CRESBI 2 Pack & Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95
“We’ve used CRESBI crates for food shopping, but they have been handy for transporting many other items including paperwork and dishes. We got great comments from the folks bagging our groceries. You can pack a lot of food in these crates!” Dave B, Huntsville AL Toll-Free: 888.883.7259
em is Better Colossal CRESBI® 2 Pack
The shoulder strap that comes with the CRESBI 2 Pack is just long enough to wrap around and contain the collapsed Colossal CRESBI crates. Your choice of strap and Colossal crate colors! • • • • • •
2 collapsible, stackable Colossal CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks 1 CRESBI Colossal Thermal Insert Each crate open dimensions: 17”W x 12”D x 10”H Each crate weight: 1.5 pounds Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds
CRESBI 2 Pack & Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95
Super Fast Checkouts
If you shop at groceries where the checkers have handheld scanners, open your crates as you shop and put your items in the crate barcodes up. Then place the crate on the conveyer and ask the associate to scan your items right in the crates. 99% of the time they will be happy to do this because it increases their scans per minute!
CRESBI® 3N1 Special The perfect CRESBI system if you already have one of the popular totes on the market. Your choice of strap and standard strap colors! • • • • • • •
3 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI short strap with swivel hooks 1 CRESBI Thermal Insert Each crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Each crate weight: 1 pound Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds Add a black canvas carry bag for just $10 more!
3N1 Special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95 3N1 Special & Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.95 3N1 & Bag with CRESBI strap handles . . $49.95
CRESBI Systems for “Full On” Groc CRESBI® Cooler 5 Pack
The CRESBI Cooler is big enough to hold 5 collapsed CRESBIs and then one of those crates opened to become a hard-sided heavy duty cooler. Your choice of strap and standard crate colors! • • • • • • • • •
1 Heavy Duty CRESBI Cooler 5 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks Each crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Each crate weight: 1 pound Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds Keeps food hot or cold up to 2 hours Front pocket Cooler colors: blue or black
CRESBI Cooler 5 Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69.95
CRESBI® Cooler 6 Pack
This American made CRESBI Cooler is big enough to hold 6 collapsed CRESBI crates. Also holds one crate fully open. Choice of strap and standard crate colors! • • • • • • • •
1 Heavy Duty CRESBI Cooler, made in the USA 6 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks Each crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Each crate weight: 1 pound Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds Front pocket Cooler color: blue only
CRESBI Cooler 6 Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $74.95
Not so fun fact
One shopper in one year, on average, gets 500 plastic bags.
cery Shopping CRESBI® Colossal 6 Pack
The CRESBI Colossal 6 Pack holds 6 standard size collapsed CRESBIs. Your choice of crate and strap colors! • • • • • • • •
1 Heavy Duty CRESBI Cooler 5 collapsible, stackable CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI adjustable shoulder strap w/swivel hooks Standard crate open dimensions: 15”W x 10”D x 8”H Colossal crate open dimensions: 17”W x 12”D x 10”H 1 Standard OR Colossal Thermal Insert Total system weight: ~ 8 pounds Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds
CRESBI Colossal 6 Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79.95
CRESBI® 4N1 Special
The perfect choice if you already have one of the popular extra large totes on the market. Your choice of strap and Colossal crate colors! • • • • • • •
4 collapsible, stackable Colossal CRESBI crates 1 CRESBI Colossal short strap with swivel hooks 1 CRESBI Colossal Thermal Insert Each crate open dimensions: 17”W x 12”D x 10”H Each crate weight: 1.5 pounds Each crate rated to carry: 20 pounds Add a black canvas carry bag for just $10 more!
4N1 Special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $54.95 4N1 Special & Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.95 4N1 & Bag with CRESBI strap handles . . $69.95
“We used my crates for the first time last week. AWESOME!!!!! No plastic bags. Groceries sorted when I got home. We are cooking a big dinner for Mother’s day. I sorted my ingredients for my dishes in the crates. We are going to use the crates to transport my dinner. Totally AWESOME!!!!! PS. Seriously, check out at Wal Mart less than three minutes. . . . .$369.00 groceries and check out three minutes. . . Not a record for a egg muffin at the Golden Arch. . . but Wal Mart? . . .Wal Mart could give these away and make money in labor costs savings! Thanks for making my life EASIER!” Roylene B, Lubbock TX
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Custom CRESBI® Crates
Pens dry up. Coffee mugs break. “Reusable” bags? Almost all rip easily and most can NOT be recycled and will probably end up in a landfill.
What was she THINKING??
In 2012, Sun Sugar Farms owner Linda Fritz bought some small collapsible produce bins for delivering her fresh edamame and sun sugar cherry tomatoes. Since she hated the waste of plastic bags and the farce of reusable ones, she designed a way to bring her bins into the store so she could carry her groceries out.
If you want a unique, functional customer gift or employee incentive that anyone can appreciate for years to come - consider a CRESBI crate system! For small minimums and no setup cost, we have a variety of systems and price-points to choose from that will keep you “top of mind”! We can even do lanyards, keychains, and dog leashes!
From that single idea she engineered her various patent-pending CRESBI systems to meet every customers’ need no matter how full they fill a cart. The business continues to grow by providing other businesses a durable “green” promotional product that customers or employees will enjoy forever.
Please contact Linda@SunSugarFarms.com or toll-free at 888.883.7259 to discuss your promotional needs!
Exterkamp,VP Bank of Kentucky, says new customers who ed the BOK CRESBI Crates absolutely loved them!
Other Reusable Essentials Reusable To-Go Containers
Eco-Takeouts™ is a green alternative to the millions of disposable containers that end up in landfills each year. Made of durable polypropylene, G.E.T.’s EcoTakeouts™ come in all sizes and are dishwasher safe. Use them as part of your company’s effort to reduce waste in your cafeteria or even purchase one or two for yourself to use for carry out and leftovers. This item is also brandable, see our website for pricing or contact Linda@SunSugarFarms.com
“We’re saving tens of thousands of dollars a year using Eco-Takeouts instead of styrofoam. Our students like that the hot food stays hotter longer and the containers don’t leak in their backpacks.” Ed Devoid, Food Services Director Xavier University, Cincinnati OH
Carryout CRESBI® Crate
If you get a lot of carryout from the same restaurant, see if they would pack your food in this CRESBI crate full of reusable Eco-Takeouts instead! They might even want to start their own deposit program like thousands of cafeterias at hospitals, colleges and businesses across the USA already have! You get: • • • • •
1 Standard CRESBI 1 short CRESBI strap w/swivel hooks 2 soup/dip containers 2 burger/bread containers 2 tri-compartment containers
Carryout CRESBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.95
Bunch Bags Produce Bags
Bunch bags are eco-friendly, reusable produce bags. They’re durable, lightweight, reusable and can easily be tossed into your dishwasher with your CRESBI crate to be cleaned. You can use them for picking out your fruits, meats, and vegetables at the grocery and when you get home with your produce you can rinse it right in the Bunch Bag! Other great uses as well! Single Bunch Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.50 Tri-Pack (3) Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.95
CRESBI stands for Collapsible Reusable Environmentallyfriendly Stackable Box Idea. It’s really a “system” for carrying groceries with its strap and thermal protection. And although other collapsible crates are currently on the market, none are as well-built, offer as much value, give as many choices, or even have a smidge of American content in them.
CRESBI® Crates Rep Kit
You asked, we respond! We’ve created the Great Crate Rep Kit so you can show and share the full line of CRESBI systems as our representative (or just get a great $175+ value of reusable items for under $100!). CRESBI Rep Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99.95 CRESBI Wheels Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
One of each of our sizes: Mini, Standard, and Colossal. Includes 2 straps and one standard thermal insert. Nested CRESBIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95
CRESBI® Delivery Biz Kit
If you have a grocery shopping delivery business, this system is perfect for shopping for getting those multiple orders. Includes 2 standard crates and 2 Colossals, with one strap and thermal insert of each size. Add the Colossal 4N1 Carry Bag for just $6. Delivery Biz Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.95
At Sun Sugar Farms we’re passiona
Sun Sugar Cherry Tomatoes
These are the sweetest of the sweet! To maintain the delicious flavor of any tomato, remember this: DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Let’s repeat. For maximum flavor: DO NOT REFRIGERATE! And rinse thoroughly!
A tomato’s flavor is a result of an interaction between sugars, acids, and multiple volatile compounds. Refrigeration causes those flavor volatiles to breakdown and hardens the tomato’s surface texture. Storing at room temperature creates more volatiles. Our sun sugar cherry tomatoes are grown without chemicals, picked at the peak of ripeness and delivered unrefrigerated fresh to our markets. Set them on your counter for easy access. Prevent fruit flies by loosely covering them with a towel. Keep some in your car for a healthy snack when on the road. In addition to supplying to Kenton County Schools and small local markets, it was our honor to supply our sustainably-grown sun sugars in quart containers to select Kroger stores in the Cincinnati area these past two seasons. Look for our product on shelves next year from July through September, check our website for locations, or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for up-to-date delivery notifications. Toll-Free: 888.883.7259
ate about our produce! Fresh Edamame
Bet you didnâ€™t know it was fuzzy, huh? Most frozen edamame comes from China and although we buy a lot of things from China, food is not on our list. Our non-GMO edamame seeds are grown without chemicals or pesticides and the pods are hand-picked to ensure maximum pod fulfillment and tenderness.
Demand for our edamame keeps growing, please check our site for stores carrying it and sign up for alerts of our weekly deliveries. Season is only from late July to early September with a 7-10 day shelf life but edamame can be frozen for later enjoyment. See www.sunsugarfarms.com for details!
Gourmet Granola To Go New Flavor!
Besides our original Pecan flavor in the “Forget the Spoon” container, our new flavor is a plethora of pleasant tastes that’s also sure to please! This delightful mix includes big pieces of pecans, large shavings of coconut, and steel cut oats all sweetly baked in pure Pennsylvania maple syrup PLUS macademia nuts, white chocolate, golden raisins, and smoked salt. Yep, it’s the bomb. We call it “Pecan Plus+”.
New flavor: Pecan Plus+
• Easy-tip “Forget the Spoon” container lets you “drink” the deliciousness with no mess • Recyclable container • Each batch hand-crafted with the finest, freshest ingredients • Label can be customized, allow two weeks for processing, minimum order 25 • Flavors: Pecan, Golden Raisin, White Chocolate, and Pecan Plus+ Sizes 2.5 oz Single Serve container . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 6 oz single Mega Serve container . . . . . . . . $5.95 12 oz Carafe container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 1 pound bulk container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 15 single serve in Mini CRESBI crate . . . . $59.50
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Call us or order online! Phone
Toll-free: 888.883.7259 | Cincinnati: 859.630.2694
www.SunSugarFarms.com | linda@SunSugarFarms.com
A message from the owner
Owner Linda Fritz loves to hear from Sun Sugar Farms customers, whether you’re thrilled with your new CRESBI crate system or you’d like to order some Gourmet Granola To-Go. We really do want to make your life easier, better, healthier and happier. Enjoy FREE shipping on orders over $50, just use code: FREESHIP. Thanks for being a blessing to us as we hope we are a blessing to you!
Published on Jan 31, 2016
Sun Sugar Farms specializes in reusable, sustainable products including our patent-pending CRESBI crate systems that help reduce the waste o...