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Hilton Head Monthly’s Readers’ Choice Awards

 

Hilton Head Monthly’s Readers’ Choice Awards

 

No, YOU’RE the best!

 

Thank you so much for helping us win “Best Health Food Store in Bluffton” in the 2022 Hilton Head Monthly Readers’ Choice Awards, a title we’re proud to share with our favorite local pharmacy, @ulmerfamilypharmacy.

 

We couldn’t do it without friends and customers like you (nor would we want to).

 

 

Introducing Our Newly Redesigned Emporium!

 

Introducing Our Newly Redesigned Emporium!

 

The Juice Hive is celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of The Emporium at the Juice Hive – the retail portion of the popular healthy eatery right in the heart of Bluffton Village.  The all-new store, which is inside The Juice Hive, was created to offer a unique selection of carefully curated home décor pieces, specialty gifts, artisan foods, and a tremendous assortment of all-natural sustainable snacks – offering a shopping experience unlike anything else in the Lowcountry, and a selection of products that can’t be found anywhere else.

 

The Grand Re-Opening Celebration at The Emporium at The Juice Hive took place on Friday, April 1st at the store’s location at 14 Johnston Way in Bluffton.  The celebration event kicked off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, and was an afternoon of family fun celebrating the launch of this specialty gift shop that is sure to create a “buzz” in the community.

 

“We’re thrilled to be re-launching the Emporium at The Juice Hive, and are excited for the community to experience the concept we have created for our retail shop right here within the Juice Hive,” said Leslie Rohland, owner of both The Juice Hive and its sister restaurant The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room in Bluffton, as well as founder and Chief Roaster at the Bluffton-based micro-roastery May River Coffee Roasters, whose popular lines of specialty coffee products will also be available at The Emporium.  “With the launch of our new store, we’ve created an environment where people can come and know that they’ll find everything ranging from the perfect hostess gift or unique home décor piece, to a huge selection of healthy snacks and sustainable foods that can take spaghetti night to a whole new level.”

 

All items at The Emporium are carefully handpicked and curated by a team of women who have a passion for bringing a love of timeless home décor and artisan gifts from around the world (as well as from here in the Lowcountry) right to the heart of Bluffton Village.  Opening directly into The Juice Hive, The Emporium also offers the unique advantage of providing a great place to enjoy a healthy smoothie or all-natural delicious meal either before, during or after shopping.

 

See (and shop) everything that’s new in store Mon-Fri (8 am-3 pm) and Sat (8 am-2 pm)!

Bluffton’s Juice Hive is awarded two Good Food Awards

Rachel Hartdegen

Bluffton Today

A Bluffton eatery, the Juice Hive, was recently awarded two Good Food Awards from the Good Food Foundation for the fifth year in a row.

The Juice Hive’s winning submissions were Korean Pickled Elephant Garlic in the pickles category and Watermelon Rind Chutney in the pantry category. Leslie Rohland, the founder and owner of Bluffton-based businesses The Cottage Café and the Juice Hive said winning these awards is an honor.

“When you’re in this industry a long time like I’ve been, you don’t get a lot of the kudos, you don’t get a lot of the confirmation,” Rohland said. “So for me, that is confirmation that I’m on the right path, I’m good to be experimenting, these are good products. It’s confirming those things for me. I look forward to it every year.”

A photo of the Juice Hive's winning entries, Korean Pickled Elephant Garlic and Watermelon Rind Chutney.
 

Rohland said her first submission to the Good Food Awards was five years ago after a friend suggested she submit her Lowcountry Kimchi. Rohland said the kimchi incorporated vegetables loved in the South and traditional Korean spices.

Her kimchi won that year, and since her first submission, Rohland has received 13 awards for the Juice Hive and The Cottage Café.

Rohland, who also founded a micro-roastery in Bluffton called the May River Roasters, said her success is due in part to the staff at her businesses.

“I have an excellent staff and management team. I couldn’t do it without my operations manager and the people that work for me. We’ve created a culture that people appreciate, especially now,” Rohland said.

Leslie Rohland, the founder and owner of the Juice Hive, wearing her Good Food Award medals.
 

The Good Food Awards is a national competition that “exists to celebrate, connect, empower and leverage the passionate and engaged, yet often overlooked, players in the food system.”

The Good Food Foundation was created in 2010 and at the time was known as Seedlings Projects. The competition began as a small event in San Francisco and grew over the years. This year the competition had more than 2,000 entries and just 244 entries were awarded the Good Food Award, according to the Good Food Foundation.

Bluffton’s Juice Hive Wins Two Good Food Awards In Prestigious National Food Competition

Introducing Our Newly Redesigned Emporium!

 

The Juice Hive is celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of The Emporium at the Juice Hive – the retail portion of the popular healthy eatery right in the heart of Bluffton Village.  The all-new store, which is inside The Juice Hive, was created to offer a unique selection of carefully curated home décor pieces, specialty gifts, artisan foods, and a tremendous assortment of all-natural sustainable snacks – offering a shopping experience unlike anything else in the Lowcountry, and a selection of products that can’t be found anywhere else.

 

The Grand Re-Opening Celebration at The Emporium at The Juice Hive took place on Friday, April 1st at the store’s location at 14 Johnston Way in Bluffton.  The celebration event kicked off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, and was an afternoon of family fun celebrating the launch of this specialty gift shop that is sure to create a “buzz” in the community.

 

“We’re thrilled to be re-launching the Emporium at The Juice Hive, and are excited for the community to experience the concept we have created for our retail shop right here within the Juice Hive,” said Leslie Rohland, owner of both The Juice Hive and its sister restaurant The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room in Bluffton, as well as founder and Chief Roaster at the Bluffton-based micro-roastery May River Coffee Roasters, whose popular lines of specialty coffee products will also be available at The Emporium.  “With the launch of our new store, we’ve created an environment where people can come and know that they’ll find everything ranging from the perfect hostess gift or unique home décor piece, to a huge selection of healthy snacks and sustainable foods that can take spaghetti night to a whole new level.”

 

All items at The Emporium are carefully handpicked and curated by a team of women who have a passion for bringing a love of timeless home décor and artisan gifts from around the world (as well as from here in the Lowcountry) right to the heart of Bluffton Village.  Opening directly into The Juice Hive, The Emporium also offers the unique advantage of providing a great place to enjoy a healthy smoothie or all-natural delicious meal either before, during or after shopping.

 

See (and shop) everything that’s new in store Mon-Fri (8 am-3 pm) and Sat (8 am-2 pm)!

Bluffton’s Juice Hive is awarded two Good Food Awards

Rachel Hartdegen

Bluffton Today

A Bluffton eatery, the Juice Hive, was recently awarded two Good Food Awards from the Good Food Foundation for the fifth year in a row.

The Juice Hive’s winning submissions were Korean Pickled Elephant Garlic in the pickles category and Watermelon Rind Chutney in the pantry category. Leslie Rohland, the founder and owner of Bluffton-based businesses The Cottage Café and the Juice Hive said winning these awards is an honor.

“When you’re in this industry a long time like I’ve been, you don’t get a lot of the kudos, you don’t get a lot of the confirmation,” Rohland said. “So for me, that is confirmation that I’m on the right path, I’m good to be experimenting, these are good products. It’s confirming those things for me. I look forward to it every year.”

A photo of the Juice Hive's winning entries, Korean Pickled Elephant Garlic and Watermelon Rind Chutney.
 

Rohland said her first submission to the Good Food Awards was five years ago after a friend suggested she submit her Lowcountry Kimchi. Rohland said the kimchi incorporated vegetables loved in the South and traditional Korean spices.

Her kimchi won that year, and since her first submission, Rohland has received 13 awards for the Juice Hive and The Cottage Café.

Rohland, who also founded a micro-roastery in Bluffton called the May River Roasters, said her success is due in part to the staff at her businesses.

“I have an excellent staff and management team. I couldn’t do it without my operations manager and the people that work for me. We’ve created a culture that people appreciate, especially now,” Rohland said.

Leslie Rohland, the founder and owner of the Juice Hive, wearing her Good Food Award medals.
 

The Good Food Awards is a national competition that “exists to celebrate, connect, empower and leverage the passionate and engaged, yet often overlooked, players in the food system.”

The Good Food Foundation was created in 2010 and at the time was known as Seedlings Projects. The competition began as a small event in San Francisco and grew over the years. This year the competition had more than 2,000 entries and just 244 entries were awarded the Good Food Award, according to the Good Food Foundation.

Bluffton’s Juice Hive Wins Two Good Food Awards In Prestigious National Food Competition

Healthy Eatery Honored for Two Items, Rising to the Top of Nearly 2,000 Entries This Year

 

Bluffton, SC, January 2022 – The Juice Hive, the Bluffton-based healthy eatery and sister restaurant to The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room, has once again been honored with two prestigious Good Food Awards. For the fifth consecutive year, The Juice Hive has been singled out by the Good Food Foundation for this honor – rising to the top of nearly 2,000 entries, and honored for foods that “represent the highest standards of quality, sustainability and social responsibility.”

 

In its 12th year, the Good Food Awards is the first national initiative to recognize food producers based on both taste and sustainability criteria. Each year the national Good Food Awards honor the people throughout the country who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and connected to communities and cultural traditions. Out of this year’s entries 244 exceptional crafters of food and drink from 30 states and Washington, D.C. were honored with a national 2022 Good Food Award.

 

As in past years, competition this year was fierce for a Good Food Award – in each category, three food crafters from each region (North, South, East, West and Central) receive the honor each year. Winners receive the distinction of the blue Good Food Awards seal — assuring consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.

 

The Juice Hive’s winning entries in the 2022 Good Foods Awards are:

  • Korean Pickled Elephant Garlic (category: Pickles)
  • Watermelon Rind Chutney (category: Pantry)

In addition to these two winning entries, the Juice Hive also had an additional honor this year: their popular Superfruit Roll-up was named a Finalist in the competitive Snacks category.

 

“We are thrilled to once again have been recognized by the Good Food Foundation with these two Good Food Awards,” said Leslie Rohland, founder and owner of both the The Juice Hive and The Cottage Café, as well as the Bluffton micro-roastery May River Coffee Roasters. “We have long been committed to creating, and serving, food that is not only delicious and healthy, but which is respectful of the environment, and are excited to offer a wide range of fresh, nutritious and sustainable menu options for our customers.”

 

Samples of the winning entries will be available at the Juice Hive for a limited time. The Juice Hive, which also offers a retail portion providing healthy foods, snacks and specialty items, offers a wide variety of cold-pressed juices and smoothies, as well as all-natural soups, salads, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, noodles/ zoodles, bowls, and meatless burgers.

 

For more information about the 2022 Good Food Awards, and a complete list of this year’s winners, visit https://goodfoodfdn.org/awards/winners .  In addition, for additional information about The Juice Hive, the Cottage Café and May River Coffee Roasters, visit www.thejuicehive.com, www.thecottagebluffton.com and www.mayrivercoffeeroasters.com

As featured on the cover of today’s Bluffton Today.

 

As featured on the cover of today’s  Bluffton Today.  Read more about the launch of May River Coffee Roasters’ three new Lowcountry-themed coffees, and the story behind each new roast,  here:  
 

Restaurant Guru Lists Juice Hive as Best Vegetarian

June 8, 2021

Listed as #1 Best Vegetarian Restaurant in 2021 Restaurant Guru Listings
 

Bluffton, SC, June 2021 – The Juice Hive, the Bluffton healthy eatery and unique juice bar known for its cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and variety of all-natural, predominantly raw foods, has been awarded a 2021 Recommendation Badge from Restaurant Guru. The 2021 Restaurant Guru Recommendation Badge, based on visitors’ reviews, recognized The Juice Hive as Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Bluffton.

 

Restaurant Guru (RG) provides users with complete information on restaurants, including visitor reviews, menus, and photos. RG provides ratings by popular agencies (Michelin, Frommer’s Zagat, Zomato, Yelp, Google, Foursquare, and Facebook) to help diners choose the right restaurant in their city or while traveling. Restaurant Guru praises Juice Hive, saying “well known for its great service and friendly staff that is always ready to help you” and “on Facebook, this place has a lot of user reviews and a 4.9-star rating, which means the place is highly popular and worth visiting.”

 

Through the years, the Juice Hive has been the recipient of numerous local and national awards. The eatery has been the recipient of eight “Good Food Awards” – prestigious national awards that honor the people throughout the country who make delicious food, respect the environment, and connect to communities and cultural traditions. Additionally, The Juice Hive consistently receives recognition throughout the Lowcountry with numerous “Readers’ Choice” and “Best of Bluffton” awards. It has become a popular dining destination for locals and visitors to the area seeking a wide variety of healthy menu items.

 

“We’re excited for The Juice Hive to have being recognized by Restaurant Guru with this Badge for the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Bluffton,” says Leslie Rohland, owner of The Juice Hive and sister restaurant, The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room, also in Bluffton. “Restaurant Guru is a great resource for those looking to find the best restaurants, cafes, and bars around them, and we’re so happy to have been included in the 2021 guide.”

 

For more information about the Juice Hive, including their menu and a listing of their award-winning healthy creations, visit www.thejuicehive.com.

Eat it and Like It talks to Juice Hive Owner Leslie Rohland about resilience during an unprecedented year for business owners

March 3, 2021

 

Leslie joins Jesse Blanco to discuss how she has pivoted her businesses, including The Juice Hive.

Watch the video here.

 

National Food Competition Honors The Juice Hive and The Cottage with Five Good Food Awards

New Recipes from Local Bluffton Restaurants Rose to the Top Among 1,928 Entries This Year 

Bluffton, SC, January 2021 – For the fourth consecutive year, local Bluffton chef and restaurant owner Leslie Rohland has been recognized with multiple prestigious Good Food Awards for new recipes available at her two local restaurants.  Leslie, who has long been committed to creating, and serving, delicious and healthy cuisine at both The Cottage Café and The Juice Hive in Bluffton, has this year been recognized by The Good Food Foundation with a total of five Good Food Awards – with her creations rising to the top of nearly 2,000 entries and singled out for award-winning dishes that are tasty, authentic and responsible.

 

The national Good Food Awards honor the people throughout the country who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions.  Out of this year’s 1,928 entries in 17 categories, 336 food and drink crafters were selected as finalists, with 219 winners from 41 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam honored with a national 2021 Good Food Award.  Once again, both The Cottage Café and the Juice Hive were the only South Carolina restaurants to be named a winner in this highly-regarded food national food competition.  

 

Each year, competition is fierce for a Good Food Award – in each category, three food crafters from each region (North, South, East, West, and Central) receive the honor each year, with winners having the distinction of the blue Good Food Awards seal.  This year, for the first time in Good Food Awards history, the public also took part in a portion of the judging.

 

2021 Good Food Award-winning entries from The Cottage Café and Juice Hive are:

The Juice Hive:

Black Garlic Kimchi (Category: Pickles)

Amaranth Greens Kimchi (Category: Pickles)

Zephyr Zucchini Pickle (Category: Pickles)

 

The Cottage Café:

Cherry Bomb Jam (Category: Pantry)

Green Tea Watermelon Rind Pickle(Category: Pickles)

 

The winning creations will be available as limited specials at both The Cottage Café and the Juice Hive.  Cherry Bomb Jam is featured on the Cottage Café’s Delmo Burger (which comes with Boursin, Red Onion, tomato jam, and red pepper jelly), fried Zephyr Zucchini Pickles are available as an appetizer special at the Cottage Café, and Watermelon Rind Pickles are being used as a garnish on all of the Cottage Café’s Bloody Marys.  In addition, samples of the Amaranth Greens Kimchi and Black Garlic Kimchi will also be available at the Juice Hive for a limited time.  All of the winning creations use organic fruit and produce supplied by Three Sisters Farm, a certified organic farm located along the Colleton River in Beaufort.

 

This year’s Good Food Awards were announced on Friday, January 22nd in a virtual Awards Ceremony broadcast across the country, offering a behind-the-scenes look inside the Winners’ kitchens and farms.  In addition, for the first time ever, people all over the country will have the chance to buy from multiple winners from a single place, in a single transaction at the Good Food Awards Pop Up Shop, a virtual marketplace featuring this year’s winning products.

 

In its 11th year, the Good Food Awards is the first national initiative to recognize food producers based on both taste and sustainability criteria. The Awards distinguish food producers committed to strengthening the sustainable food industry through the creation of ‘tasty, authentic, and responsible’ foods.  All finalists rose to the top in a blind tasting of 1,928 entries, then passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they meet Good Food Awards standards regarding supply chain transparency and environmentally sound agricultural practices.

 

For more information about the 2021 Good Food Awards, and a complete list of this year’s winners, visit https://goodfoodfdn.org/awards/winners/

The Cottage Café, Juice Hive & May River Coffee Roasters Honored by the International Flavor Awards

Leslie Rohland, founder/owner/chef at The Cottage Café, the Juice Hive and May River Coffee Roasters, has won multiple honors in this year’s 2019 Artisan Flave Awards. Rohland, whose food products all fall under the Cackalacky Kitchen brand, won awards throughout many different categories of this prestigious international food competition – helping to create additional exposure for the popular Bluffton-based products and restaurants.

 

The International Flavor Awards provide small and medium sized food companies a platform by which to stand on and compete with similar sized companies providing specialty, craft-made and artisan food manufacturers an opportunity to compete on an international stage against similar sized companies. As an organization, the International Flavor Awards, LLC provides impartial and knowledgeable judging of food & drink products throughout a variety of genres and themes. The Artisan Flave Awards strive to bring value to food-based competitions and to promote the outstanding products and companies that set themselves apart by being known as an “Artisan Flave Award Winner”!

 

Products and restaurants honored with a 2019 Artisan Flave Award are:

 

  • Drinks & Mixers: May River Coffee Roasters, Cold Brew – 3RD Place
  • Dressing & Spreads: Cackalacky Kitchens/The Cottage, Cottage Caesar- 3rd Place
  • Sweet Treats: Cackalacky Kitchens/Juice Hive – Memory Balls – 2nd Place
  • Herb Blend Seasoning: Cackalacky Kitchens, Ragin’ Cajun Smack, 2nd Place
  • Vegetables & Seasonings: Cackalacky Kitchen/Juice Hive, Lowcountry Kimchi Slinger

For more information about the 2019 Artisan Flave Awards, and a complete list of winners and product website links, click here.