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October Promotions and New Products

Hello from Ithaca!

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Fall is here no doubt about it. One night recently dipped all the way to 34 degrees and sent the geese aloft and the squirrels racing about with a new found sense of urgency. A wonderful stretch of mid 70’s days and sunshine since has not kept us from thinking soups and cider. The potato soup above has heavy cream from Pittsford Farms Dairy and a touch of smoked gouda from Jakes Gouda to turn an everyday crockpot event into the divine.

Red Jacket Orchards  has been harvesting their NY grown apples as fast as they can and are ready with seasonal discounts in hand. If you prefer to simmer on the spot, ask your sales rep for 1# of mulling spices from Frontier to get you through the winter.

On the new product front… We are added a gluten free rice pasta from the Italian producer Riso de Pasta. There are so many certifications on the bag, from Kosher to Organic to Non-GMO Project Verified you just might have to learn Italian to catch them all. We picked up their 4 bestselling SKU’s for you to try.

And there is only a one page reminder included but Turkey Season is upon us… Order forms will be available in the next couple of days but we have posted pricing and order deadlines from our long time partners at Stonewood Farm for you to consider in the meantime. And don’t worry we will do email reminders over the next few weeks too.

As for the rest click below to check it out for yourself.

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- The Crew at Regional Access


17th Century Suds has new packaging!

Current Ithaca Soap/17th Century Suds Offerings PDF

Wendy and Andy have been refining their craft for years and have established a loyal customer base of consumers who pay just as much attention to what they put on their skin as the do in their body. Regional Access have carried various SKU’s for years and are finally offering their lip balm and a wider range of scents and sizes on the classic soap bars. If you want to carry any of their products not listed in the PDF above make sure you let your sales rep know and we can get it in for you.

Ithaca Soap uses only organic and natural ingredients; certified
organic coconut oil, locally grown certified organic sunflower
oil, and 100% water processed essential oils. They do not use
parabens, sodium laurel/laureth sulfate, alcohols or extracts,
hydrogenated, bleached or synthetic vegetable oils, artificial
fragrances or colorings, mineral colors or phthalates. Our body
care conditions your skin, hair and lips to be soft, smooth and
glow with it’s own natural beauty.

Unsurpassed quality and ingredient transparency from your hometown soapery.



DF Mavens, the new standard for vegan ice cream

Despite working in an office of unabashed dairy fans I must say these samples disappeared faster than any in recent memory. And if you try one you will understand why. DF Mavens is making over a dozen flavors in three key categories: almond, coconut, and soy. Every flavor has been designed to complement and enhance the taste of the selected base. If you pick coconut for example you can get a sparklingly tart key lime graham cracker recipe, sweet and silky Alphonso mango, or a magnificent rich dark Venezuelan chocolate.

Each case is only $36 list, and you will make at 37% gross margin on a retail shelf. And all you have to do to get a discount is put multiple SKU’s on your shelf and ask your sales rep.

Download the full list of offerings via Regional Access here. 


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September Promotions and New Products

Hello from Ithaca!

September Promotions and New Products, web version

It has been an up and down summer for local growers as the beets are going gangbusters while our backyard tomatoes seem to be dropping dejectedly to the ground long before they become ripe. Thankfully the NYS grown organic tomatoes you see above were photographed as they came through our warehouse just last week and can still be had via our produce partners. And we’ve heard more than a few Finger Lakes vacations have been waylaid by unseasonably cool weather. No matter we say… the good food must roll on and our burgeoning micro distillery scene has plenty of indoor seating for those cloudy Saturdays when you don’t feel like a fine Riesling.

And as far as not giving up on Summer yet… We are launching a new vegan cream from DF Mavens and have continued to roll out the amazing Blue Hill yogurt too. You can click the link below to read all about these great new items and more in our monthly PDF below. We will talk to you soon.

– The Crew at Regional Access

September Promotions and New Products, web version


Blue Hill yogurt has arrived at Regional Access

Blue Hill Yogurt, Full Line Feature

This is one you really do have to try… The premium yogurt category has been doing well in retail for awhile but this one still manages to raise the bar. It hits every single point you would want in a high quality unique local product: 100% grassfed milk, live cultures, flavor and nutrient packed veggies, terrific packaging , and a company with a great reputation and mission to boot. If you need a sample let us know, otherwise just pick some flavors and get them on your shelf ASAP. The Blue Hill website has DOZENS of amazing recipe ideas, videos, and pictures to get you excited and inspired.

Blue Hill has dairy in its roots. Blue Hill Farm—our family farm in the Berkshires, and the original inspiration for our Blue Hill restaurant in New York City and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY—was a working dairy from the 1860s through the 1960s. Three decades later, we refurbished the farm and brought the dairy back to life. The story of Blue Hill Farm is in many ways the story of the Blue Hill restaurants: sustaining the iconic landscape of the Northeast in pursuit of great flavor. And now Blue Hill Yogurt is a natural extension of the same idea: supporting farms that raise dairy cows in the best possible way and using their well-pastured grass-fed milk; sourcing delicious, local vegetables from neighbors in the region; and preserving a dairy tradition that connects our family, Blue Hill, and the Northeast. This is what it means to “know thy farmer”. We hope you enjoy this taste of Blue Hill.