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  • Outdoor Summer Recipes

    Summer brings on longer days spent outdoors with tons of gatherings. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than an outdoor summer picnic or BBQ with your closest family and friends. With the warmer weather, we want to keep the cooking to a minimum and leave more time for summer fun! Here are some quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love.   Ants on a Log Not only is this snack nutritious, but also it’s an easy recipe your kids can get involved with and help put together.   Ingredients: 3 Celery Sticks ¼ cup Peanut Butter (or...

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  • Meet the Team: Troy Gillespie

    Here at Life’s Grape, we are a happy bunch who have a genuine passion for what we do and have so much fun doing it. We’d like to highlight all our members of the team that make Life’s Grape possible through our “Meet the Team” series that we’ll be launching on our blog. To kick things off, we’d like to first introduce you to Troy Gillespie, Director of Life’s Grape who oversees plans and makes sure the brand is coordinating with the processing plants to meet the needs for Life’s Grape. If you know anything about Life’s Grape, it’s that it’s a family business. This...

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  • Life’s Grape Breakfast Recipes

    Make the most important meal of your day count. Starting off your day on the right note can make all the difference. Here at Life’s Grape, we believe having a healthy and delicious breakfast is the key to a successful and productive morning. From an easy weekday breakfast idea to get you quickly out the door to a fancy weekend brunch recipe, we got you covered! Vegan Cinnamon Vine-Dried Grape Overnight Oats Credit: Eating Bird Food Blog You can hit that snooze button on your alarm when you know you can easily grab your breakfast from the fridge to-go! Here’s...

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  • Spruce Up you Summer Salad with Life’s Grape

    To celebrate National Salad Month, we’ve been whipping up light and refreshing salad recipes you can easily whip up for your next summer gathering. Whether you’re hosting your own BBQ, coming as a guest for a potluck, or simply making lunch for the day, here are some of our favorite recipes that you can easily throw together in less than 15 minutes. Summer Spinach, Apple & Vine-Dried Grape Salad (yummy) Ingredients 2 ½ cups of spinach 1 cup cubed Fiji Apples (about 2 small apples) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 oz. of Life’s Grape Minis ¼...

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  • Discover Our Roots: How Life’s Grape Got Started

    Founded in 2018 by the Gillespie family and run by the mother-daughter duo, Basia and Courtney Gillespie, Life’s Grape is on a mission to revamp the raisin industry with the new Selma Pete grape. Here’s our story on how we started Life’s Grape, breaking into the world of snacking and sharing the taste of GOOD LIFE ENERGY. From the start, it’s always been a family affair. Our family has over 35 years of experience growing grapes on our vineyards in the gorgeous Central Valley region of California. We began planting the Selma Pete grapes 12 years ago to improve the...

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