Ogden Valley Pizza! Delivery Is Here!!

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Ogden Valley Events would like to WELCOME Eden’s newest pizza restaurant to town. Ogden Valley Pizza has been open for just a matter of weeks now.  Owner’s Ryan and Amy Johnson, though the family is not new to the pizza industry, are new proprietors of Ogden Valley Pizza located in the Eden Plaza.  Ryan and Amy were both raised in Bountiful Utah but for the past four years have live here in the Valley in the Patio Springs area of Eden.  Ryan’s family roots originate in Eden as his grandmother was born here.

Ryan has operated and managed his own companies as well as managed departments for other companies like Waterscapes and C.R. England.  Amy continues to manage one of the Settebello locations in Northern Utah.  Combining their business sense with a love for New York style pizza, the Johnson’s are set on success.  Helping the family out, several of their children and their son-in-law work at the Pizzeria as well.

Ogden Valley Pizza places a lot of emphasis on fresh and local as most of their ingredients are sourced locally. In addition to that, Ogden Valley Pizza cold-ferments their pizza dough for 48-72 hours, which is made there on location.pizza-2

In a recent article for the Valley News, Ryan says, “After countless nights throughout the years wanting and wishing for a great delivery service for pizza, (yes, I was raised on pizza… and yes, I have ordered a hot one for my kids more than I can count!) we felt there was a niche and a need here in the valley. Our goal is to deliver a top of the line, handmade, hand thrown pie to the customer that is made with as much local and regional ingredients as we could get our hands on.

Our shop was designed with this in mind. It is small, and laid out in a way to maximize production and minimize overhead, almost the entire basement is laid out and used for dough production! We have an amazing mixer, dubbed “Big Red” that has the ability to run over 200 lbs of flour at a time! Ogden Valley Pizza has spent close to a year focusing almost solely on the dough recipe. It’s based loosely on a New York style pie. One that has amazing flavor, is light and airy, and travels well… I mean that’s the whole point, right? We do not add seasoning to the dough to artificially give it flavor; it’s good because it is done right! From the mountain water to the high quality flour that is used.”

The Johnson’s love living in Ogden Valley and love the small-town feel of life up here in the valley. They invite you to come by and meet the crew, buy a pie, mention Ogden Valley Events, and receive 10% off all take-out orders. Ogden Valley Pizza is bringing fresh, hand-crafted pizza to the Ogden Valley area. Ryan and Amy say, “We pledge topizza-3 work hard and to add to that small-town, local, environmentally responsible vibe and at the same time- crank the volume knob to 11!” Ogden Valley Pizza offers customers an array of main course pies to choose from as well as several desert options. A full menu is accessible at http://www.ogdenvalleypizza.com.

Starting this week they will take delivery orders for the Eden area to perfect their delivery process and to train their drivers. In the coming weeks, they will branch out to Liberty and Huntsville as they perfect their delivery process to bring you piping-hot pizza to your door with the same level of excellence that you can expect in every pie!

Coming soon: Online and Facebook ordering. Stay tuned!

Store

385-205-6130
Winter Hours:
Monday-Thursday 12-8

Friday, Saturday 12-9

Sunday 4-9

Delivery hours:

Monday-Thursday 4-8

Friday-Saturday 4-9

Sunday 4-9

Website: ogdenvalleypizza.com

Fun Fact:
Ogden Valley Pizza are using a “new” technology in the store for our walk-in refrigerator. They are the first one in the state to use it, and the health department is monitoring it for approval statewide. It’s a system that is a fraction of the cost of traditional walk-ins, uses more then half the energy cost and a fraction of the Freon! Very environmentally friendly!


Written By: Seth Miller

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The Honey Bee of Utah

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Carnolan Bee

 

This is a honey bee. She is a Carniolan, one of the nicest breeds of bees. Note her light brown color with black stripes. She is not yellow. Most bees aren’t. Honey bees are one of approximately 5,000 species of bees that live in North America, 8 of which are currently on the endangered species list.

bees-3Honey bees produce ALL of the honey, beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis that Americans consume for food, nutrition, beauty products, protective coatings, furniture polish/stains/wax, and stains for some musical string instruments (look up how Stradivarius violins get that fancy color). They pollinate most of your garden flowers, and most of the fruit that you eat. They are calm, docile, industrious little creatures who’s only focus is the pollen and nectar of flowers.

The bees are in trouble: 2 of every 5 hives will collapse this year and this nice weather isn’t bees-4helping. As temperatures start to hit 50 F the honey bees will begin their search for new nectar supplies. But it’s too early for enough flowers to be blooming to support the bees and they will quickly burn through their stores of honey, which means that they might starve to death before spring even gets here.

But the good news is that you can help the bees!

1. DON’T PULL THE DANDELIONS YET! If you are itching to get a head start on the weeds, leave the dandelions alone. This may be the only source of food the bees have early in the year.

2. Consider skipping the pesticides this year. Pesticides, yes even the ones you use in your house, have been linked with lowered sperm and egg counts for bees, meaning fewer and fewer baby bees, which means more hive collapse.dandelion

3. When planning your garden pick up a pack of wild-flower seed from your local nursery. Bees love wild flowers, and you will too! They also love lavender, mint, thyme, basil, calendula, chamomile, and many other flowers. Pretty much anything yellow.

4. BUY LOCAL HONEY!! By buying local, you are supporting small farmers and back-yard beekeepers who are the guardians of the bees. We monitor their health, and can help them when they get sick, or are attacked by pests or predators. We make sure they have enough food to survive the winter, enough space to store honey, and we also breed them to be stronger, sweeter, and more resilient to disease. If you buy from a local keeper you are helping them maintain that tradition.

If you have any questions please Contact Evelyn Grace Linford at Desert Hive Supply

Written By Evelyn Grace Linford

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