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4/30/20 Today is National Raisin Day and raisin lovers will be celebrating nationwide by snacking, baking and cooking with this little superfruit. Here are just a few of the many reasons why raisins are worth celebrating. California raisins are 100% natural …More>

4/28/20 Eddie’s Bakery and California Raisins Team Up for National Raisin Day-Fresno, Calif. -Did you know that all the raisins in the US are grown within 60 miles of Fresno? What better place to celebrate National Raisin Day than in the heartland of raisin country. We joined up with local Fresno bakery icon, Eddie’s Bakery & Café, to celebrate National Raisin Day with a sweet promotion. More>

4/29/16 California Raisin Day at the Fresno State Farm Market – Fresno, Calif.  -In anticipation of National Raisin Day, the California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) and the Fresno State Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market will partner to celebrate California Raisin Day at the Farm Market from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 29…More>

12/01/2014 CALIFORNIA RAISIN DAY AT THE GIBSON FARM MARKET DEC. 3rd, 2014 . Come out to support CA agriculture, to taste raisins and see the Dancing Raisin…  More

08/27/2014 California Raisins Announce National “Give Kids Their Day in the Sun” Recipe Contest with Opportunity to Win a Premium Playground Structure Valued up to $10,000! Chef and Registered Dietitian Michelle Dudash Offers Tips More »

05/06/2014 CHIPOTLE RAISIN GLAZE will help your family celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer barbecue season.

03/06/2014 Get Ready to Celebrate Chocolate Covered Raisins Day!  KEEP CALM and EAT ON “Share-It to Win-It” Facebook Contest Starts on March 11, 2014…More »

02/11/2014 SATISTY YOUR FAMILY’S SWEET TOOTH ON THE SWEETEST DAY AND BE GUILT FREE Valentine’s Day Fruit and Nut Fudge sounds delicious, but who would ever guess that it is low carb AND gluten-free? More »

01/28/14 SPICE UP YOUR BIG GAME DAY WITH THESE SPICY, SWEET, & SAVORY RECIPES! Go spicy, savory and sweet all together in our Curried Popcorn Mix recipe. Curried Popcorn combined with crunchy pretzel sticks, walnuts and California Golden Raisins make the ultimate super bowl snack mix.  More »

10/15/13 California Raisin Marketing Board Announces the Winners of the 6th Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest At this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition, concluding on October 9th, at the Las Vegas ..More »

08/23/13 California Department of Agriculture along with CRMB set California Raisins Assessment Rate  – California Raisins Assessment Rate for the 2013-2014 Marketing Season established at $0.00..More »

4/23/2013  SMALL FRUIT, BIG DAY: 10 REASONS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL RAISIN DAY – APRIL 30!
 – Have you heard through the grapevine? National Raisin Day is just around the corner on April 30! As a delicious and naturally sweet addition to favorite recipes and snacks, California Raisins are an all-time classic in lunch boxes gym bags and grocery carts across the nation. More »

NUTRITION EXPERT OFFERS THE ABCS AND 123s OF HEALTHY BACK-TO-SCHOOL SNACKING 
As children across the country head back to the classroom, parents will likely hear a familiar refrain each afternoon: “I’m hungry.” It is officially after-school snacking season! With research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicating that children consume More

10/18/12 California Raisins Announces Winners of 5th Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest. Professional, Student Bakers from Coast-to-Coast Take Top Honors in the Only U.S. Professional Baking Competition  The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) recently crowned the winners of the 5th annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest, the only professional baking competition in the nation. More »

6/21/12 NEW STUDY: SNACKING ON RAISINS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES OVERALL POST-­MEAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
6/21/12 FRESNO, Calif. – New research debuted at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Annual Scientific Session suggests eating raisins three times a day may significantly lower postprandial (post-­meal) glucose levels when compared to common alternative snacks of equal caloric value. The study was conducted at…More »

3-27-2012 –CRMB PROVIDES INSIGHT AT MENU DIRECTIONS The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) served as an industry leader and major sponsor of the recent 10th annual Menu Directions, a conference presented by FoodService Director magazine. More »s

Special Purchase of California Raisins!  A Special News Release from the Raisin Administrative Committee, Fresno, CA by Gary Schulz, President  More »

2/2012 CRMB Adds Flavor to the Annual Fresno Food Expo on March 8thThe CRMB is a proud major sponsor of the upcoming Fresno Food Expo on Thursday, March 8, at the Fresno Convention Center. The Expo is the San Joaquin Valley’s premiere event to showcase the diverse agricultural products of one of the most productive, distinctive growing regions in the world.  More »

11/09/2011  CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD ANNOUNCES WINNER of “Give Kids Their Day in the Sun” SNACK RECIPE CONTEST – The California Raisin Marketing Board, today announced the grand prize winner of its national Give Kids Their Day in the Sun snack recipe contest.  Denine Shern of Chico, California took home top honors for her Raisin Zucchini Mini Muffin Pops with Maple Glaze winning a $10,000 premium playground…More »

6/2011 CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD, PASTRY CHICAGO ANNOUNCE RESULTS TO AMATEUR/STUDENT COOKIE COMPETITION!   As reported by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, the Dancing California Raisin along with the California Raisin Marketing Board returned for Pastry Chicago’s Amateur/Student Cookie Competition at Whole Foods Market.  More »

8/2011  CRMB Gives Kids Their Day in the Sun Recipe Contest!  School is almost back in session and California Raisins, along with registered dietitian and Le Cordon Bleu Chef, Michelle Dudash, are committed to helping busy kids and parents snack smart, even when time is tight…More »

6/2011 California Raisin Marketing Board, Pastry Chicago Announce Results to Amateur/Student Cookie Competition!  As reported by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, the Dancing California Raisin along with the California Raisin Marketing Board returned for Pastry Chicago’s Amateur/Student Cookie CompetitionMore »

4/2011 California Raisins is pleased to annouce cookie winnersThe California Raisin Marketing Board is pleased to announce the winners of Pastry Chicago’s fourth annual Raisin Cookie Competition hosted at the Whole Foods at Lincoln Park, Chicago. The April 16 competition included a total of 25 bakers and more than 70 spectators More »

1/20/2011  More Pie, Please! The California Raisin Marketing Board Offers Pie Recipes In Support of One of the Year’s Hottest Food Trends – Pie, an all-time American dessert classic, is making a sweet resurgence in 2011. With epicurean insiders predicting it to be one of the year’s hottest food trends, pie lovers are raising a fork of support and rejoicing on January 23 for National Pie Day. If one day in praise of pie is simply not enough, on April 9-10, the Great American Pie Festival will showcase a national bake-off to recognize the best-of-the-best among this celebrated dessert stapleMore »

5/6/2010   Andrea Spring Earns Top Honors for Chocolate Walnut Raisin Pie, Marking First-Time Best of Show Win for the Raisin CategoryIt was a proud day for the California Raisin Marketing Board and for Andrea Spring of Bradenton, Fla., as the restaurant owner took Best in Show in the professional division of the 16th Annual American Pie Council® (APC)/ Crisco® 2010 National Pie Championships® for her Chocolate Walnut Raisin PieMore »

12/06/2011  CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD SPONSORS SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY GRAPE SYMPOSIUM IN EASTON, CA– California grape growers are invited to attend the San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium on Jan. 4, hosted by the California Raisin Marketing Board in collaboration with UC-Cooperative Extension to hear what the industry has been cultivating in the last year. More »

10/18/2011 CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “4th ANNUAL AMERICA’S BEST RAISIN BREAD CONTEST”
– The California Raisin Marketing Board is pleased to announce the winners of its 4th annual “America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest” hosted at the American Institute of Baking (AIB) in Manhattan, Kan., on October 14-15. The competition included a total of 37 finalists, made up of both professional and student bakers from across the country in the artisan and commercial… More »

7/28/2011  ASSESSMENT RATE AND ADDITIONAL SPECIAL ASSESSEMENT FOR THE 2011-2012 MARKETING SEASON ESTABLISHED –Upon the recommendation of the California Raisin Marketing Board (board), the Department of Food and Agriculture (department) has established an assessment rate of twenty dollars ($20.00) per ton or the equivalent thereof, on all California raisins delivered by producers. This assessment applies to all free tonnage, all reserve tonnage sold for… Download PDF

4/2011  CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD ANNOUNCES CALL-FOR-ENTRIES IN THE FOURTH ANNUAL “AMERICA’S BEST RAISIN BREAD CONTEST”
–Braided, swirled, crusty, flaky, sweet and savory California Raisin goodness…it’s that time of year again!  The California Raisin Marketing Board’s (CRMB) fourth annual America’s Best Raisin Bread contest is open and all commercial, artisan and student bakers are encouraged to submit their… More »

8/24/2009  California Raisins and Television Star Alison Sweeney Raise Awareness About Feeding America’s Childhood Hunger Initiatives More than 12 million children in America are at risk of hunger. Despite classrooms being back in session a time when many children will find some relief in going back to the free or reduced-price school meals – help is still needed on weekends and school breaks when assistance is not available. That’s why California Raisins, today, announced a partnership with “Days of ourMore »