Quality & Freshness is our promise to you
Life's too Short for Flavorless Food!
We at Rae&Ryan’s know that the market is saturated with options for seasonings of every kind and in the grand scheme of things we are grateful you have chosen us! Not all brands and products are created equal and we strive to produce the highest quality product possible. If you’ve got a minute we’d like to tell you about how and what we do which we believe sets us apart from the crowd.
In this industry, all the big players in the market have to produce at such large volumes in order to be able to anticipate the demand of the market that product is often stockpiled and sitting around waiting for distribution. “It’ll always be available and it’s always on the shelf” is something you can count on. The downside is that when you go shopping and buy a jar of seasoning from any major brand in a grocery store the odds are very high that the product you picked up was produced a long, long time ago in a factory far away.
This business model has great solvency and guarantees that supply will always meet demand, and honestly, that is no easy feat. The logistics of operating at that volume are impressive and they have earned their stake in the world’s market for sure. However, we at Rae&Ryan’s Gourmet Foods believe that quality and freshness are key and that both are paramount to availability or always dancing the tango of supply and demand. We believe the only way to ensure quality and freshness is small batches, often made to order, direct from us to you.
I think we can all relate to what an old can of coffee grounds or a week old bottle of wine tastes like after it has been sitting around too long. It may have been good, even great, once… but time ages everyone and everything, sometimes for better, but usually for worse.
Quality and Freshness are the primary goals that we at Rae&Ryan’s Gourmet Foods are looking to excel at, well besides creating new and unique flavors that will knock your socks off! We do not subscribe to the concept of compromising quality for the gains of quantity. We are not trying to make the fastest buck possible and get out before it all falls apart. We are working every day to create a brand you can trust and rely on to be the best and never compromise.
Perhaps you’ve noticed, our website is not flashy and we aren’t trying to sell you “Cool Thing 2.0” before it isn’t cool anymore. We are a little more “Old School”, the “Tried and True” type of folks who know a good thing when we see it. This is why we hand produce everything we make in small batches so that we can assure the quality of each batch as well as ensure that each item we sell is as fresh as possible.
That sounds good and well, but what does that actually mean you say? Well, that means that we are as close to the source of the ingredients as possible so we know how old they are. A select few ingredients we grow ourselves here at the homestead and it doesn’t get fresher than that. The rest we source fresh/raw and organic, as much as possible, which gets processed and dried on site. The ingredients we can’t grow or source fresh we source already dried from only the highest of high-quality suppliers who also believe in our philosophy of quality over quantity.
What this means for you as the consumer is that you are guaranteed to receive a product that was produced within the last month or less, often less. Some of our less common products or large volume orders are made to order and shipped within three days. When you open a vacuum sealed pouch of seasoning from Rae&Ryan’s your nose will know that what you hold in your hand has not been sitting in a hot factory, a flatbed truck or some lonely shelf for months or years. Your taste buds will confirm that what you have is the freshest and most potent seasoning available, short of going to your Grandma’s house.
Stale and bland food doesn’t make any more sense than carrying a dull pocket knife or walking around with your shoelaces untied.
I think we can all agree that:
Life’s too Short for Flavorless Food!
“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”