Another Cool Idea

June 24, 2010

Don’t Want to Throw Rice?
Check out what one of our eco-chic brides is giving each of her guests to throw during their summer ceremony! 

These little natural bags filled with quinoa*! Many say that rice is harmful to birds and other little critters so here’s a better option. And these bags are just so sweet…a tiny tote with little blue bows and each bag is hand stamped with a message (something meaningful to the bride and groom). Love it! Our staff here at Riverside will have them gathered in a big copper bucket and an usher will be handing them to guests as they are seated.  Very cool. It’s always these small touches that make such a statement about each of our weddings here at Riverside Farm.  

We absolutely love anything in little canvas totes – so rustic and farm-y :

Even if you’re not Martha Stewart, a project like this gives you a reason to sit with your best friend, drink a big glass of wine and do some wedding crafting to get some of that nervous energy out of the way:) 

*What is Quinoa? The quinoa seed is high in protein, calcium and iron, a relatively good source of vitamin E and several of the B vitamins. It contains an almost perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids needed for tissue development in humans. It is exceptionally high in lysine, cystine and methionine-amino acids typically low in other grains. It is a good complement for legumes, which are often low in methionine and cystine. The protein in quinoa is considered to be a complete protein due to the presence of all 8 essential amino acids. Some types of wheat come close to matching quinoa’s protein content, but grains such as barley, corn, and rice generally have less than half the protein of quinoa. Quinoa grains range in color from ivory to pinks, brown to reds, or almost black depending on the variety.