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Well the Fresno Food Expo was a wild ride!  The Ol’ Miner is busy working up his next blog entry for you, so we thought we’d grab the blog for a couple of quick, shameless plugs!

Fresno was very busy for us, but it was fun, and we got to meet lots of folks.  As usual, the Miners Mix line of products WOWED the crowds.  FresnoOur next event will be the Eggs on the River Eggfest.  Miners Mix is a sponsor for the event, and we’d love to have you come visit us there!

For those who’d like to join the conversation, you can find us on Twitter.  We’ve also got new content slated for the website, so keep an eye peeled there!  We’ll also be firing out Instagram images from Eggs on the River.  If you’d like to see them, follow us on Twitter!

We’d love to hear from you.  You can leave a comment below, or email us at info@minersmix.com.

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In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St. Louis restaurant. The hottest topic among the patrons there was the rivers of gold that had been found out in California. These seemingly easy pickins stoked a full-blown case of Gold Fever! The only cure was a pick axe and gold pan way up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains which lay far to the west. In mid 1849, Shelby loaded up his wagon and along with hundreds of other would-be prospectors he headed west to California. Eventually he settled in the Mother Lode region, not far from what became Yosemite National Park. Accompanied by his trusty mule Codie, and panning along the Merced River, Shelby found a little gold, but eventually grew tired of the backbreaking work. Looking around for something else to provide a living, Shelby realized that the gold mines and camps dished up awful, bland food that failed to stick to a man's ribs and about which the miners complained constantly. Falling back on his skills, recipes, and spice blends, Shelby took a job as a gold camp cook which led to local fame and a little fortune. He soon developed a reputation as a first class frontier chef famous for good 'ol fashioned home-style cooking. Joshua Shelby's trademark spice and rub blends were always chock full of flavor and new blends continuously evolved as immigrants of from far off countries arrived in the camps, some with exotic and rare spices with flavors he'd never encountered before.
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