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Boetje’s Mustard Named 2016 Citizen of the Year

It has been such an exciting year for us here at Boetje’s!  Most recently we have been honored and humbled to have been chosen as the city of Rock Island’s 2016 Citizen of the Year in the business category.  We have been part of this incredible Quad City Area since Boetje’s beginnings in 1889, and we know that the community’s support and enthusiasm is an integral part of our story.

We are looking forward to the reception at City Hall on Monday, August 22nd.  Even more, we are looking forward to the future as we continue to share the best mustard we know of, made in the best community we know of, with the world!

 
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Mustard Day Celebration with Friends of Boetje’s

Published on August 8, 2016 in Events, Mustard, People

Thanks to everyone who came out to the National Mustard Day celebration this weekend!  Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the day.

 

The Mustard Queen

The Mustard Queen

 

Roberta & Fred who were celebrating their 50th anniversary and Fred's 75th birthday!

Roberta & Fred who were celebrating their 50th anniversary and Fred’s 75th birthday!

 

Will with Boetje's friends Gary & Kristi

Will with Boetje’s friends Gary & Kristi

 

We love Bridget & Bob's t-shirts.

We love Bridget & Bob’s t-shirts.

Dave & Kat had some of the best hats.

Dave & Kat had some of the best hats.

 

Harrison and Ellie working the Boetje's table.

Harrison and Ellie working the Boetje’s table.

 

 

 

 
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Celebrate National Mustard Day with Boetje’s!

Tomorrow, August 6th, is National Mustard Day. No, we didn’t make this up. It’s a real thing!

This morning we are headed north to celebrate along with the Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin. This is a big event that they host each year, and you can find more details on their website.

If you will be swinging by the event, be sure to look for the Boetje’s Mustard display and say hi to us!

Will wearing the Gold Medal for Coarse Grained mustards, and the Grand Champion medal for the World Wide Mustard Competition!

Will wearing the Gold Medal for Coarse Grained mustards, and the Grand Champion medal for the World Wide Mustard Competition!

 
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Boetje’s Goes to Washington

Earlier this month Cheri Bustos, the U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Illinois, took a few moments to recognize Boetje’s Mustard and our recent Grand Champion win in the World Wide Mustard Competition.
Here is a transcript of her statement.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Boetje’s Stone Ground Mustard, which recently was named Grand Champion in the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Competition.

In the late 19th century, Fred Boetje began making stoneground Dutch mustard in his garage in Rock Island, Illinois. To this day, Boetje’s is still a Quad Cities-based company and is gaining international recognition for their excellent and unique product. In fact, Boetje’s is the first grainy mustard to win the Grand Champion award in the World-Wide Mustard Competition’s history. Previously, in 2008, it took first prize in the “Best Coarse Grained” category at the World-Wide Mustard Competition, and in 2002, their mustard was named the “Best Illinois Food Product” by Illinois Magazine.

Mr. Speaker, I want to again recognize Boetje’s Mustard’s victory in being named Grand Champion at the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Festival, and I wish them even more success in the future.”

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How Will You Use Boetje’s Mustard This Grilling Season?

Published on June 6, 2016 in Gourmet, Mustard, Recipes

What is your favorite way to use your favorite mustard when you are grilling out?  Do you kick up your barbecue sauce with the old world flavor?  Do you slather Boetje’s Bourbon Barrel Aged flavor on your chops or steaks? Is there a family recipe for grilled asparagus that the world should know about?

Tell us how you use Boetje’s and we just might post your recipe here in our blog.  You can post on our Facebook or even post on your own and tag us in it so we find it.  And bonus points if you get a fantastic picture of your recipe in use that we can include in the posts!

So get grilling and send us your best Boetje’s ideas!

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2016 Boetje’s Mustard Day!

Monday night we had the privilege of attending the Rock Island City Council meeting where the Mayor of Rock Island, Mr. Dennis Pauley, presented us with the official proclamation of Wednesday, May 25th, as Boetje’s Mustard Day!  We are proud to be part of the Quad City community and honored with the support that we have been given over the years.  Read on for the official (and officially fun!) proclamation!

 

WHEREAS,  Boetje’s Mustard has been produced in Rock Island since 1889 and has been a Quad City favorite since that year; and

WHEREAS,  the World now recognizes Boetje’s Dutch Stone Ground Mustard as the Grand Champion of all Mustards in the World as selected at the 2016 Worldwide Mustard Competition; and

WHEREAS,  this is the first time in the 22 year history of the Competition that a Whole Grain Mustard has earned the title of Grand Champion; and

WHEREAS,  we’re very proud to call Boetje’s our very own but willing to share it with the World,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dennis E Pauley, Mayor of the City of Rock Island, proclaim May 25, 2016 as

                        BOETJE’S MUSTARD DAY

and I urge all residents to join me in recognizing and participating in this special observance by topping your favorite dish with Boetje’s Mustard on this day.

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Boetje’s Turkey Sandwich Salad

Low in carbs, High in flavor!

Our Facebook friend Molly from an earlier recipe post has done it again!  This time she came up with a delicious salad that is a turkey sandwich in a bowl.

Boetje's Turkey Sandwich Salad

Boetje’s Turkey Sandwich Salad

Molly’s words:  “Ok low carb friends, Turkey Sandwich Salad is my new obsession. Spring mix, deli turkey, shredded cheese, and mayo/Boetje’s mustard dressing. I’m in heaven.”

Send us your awesome recipes and photographs of them and we just might include them here!

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Boetje’s Perfect Pita

Our Facebook friend Molly posted one of her favorite Boetje’s recipes and agreed to let us share it here.  It’s a super simple pita sandwich that looks as great as it tastes, and is gloriously healthy to boot!

Molly starts with a pita base, (her favorite is Joseph’s pita,) and adds deli turkey and spring mix greens.  She mixes together Boetje’s original stone ground mustard and a fresh avocado, and uses it to dip or spread onto the pita. Delicious and healthy!

Boetje's & Avocado spread

Boetje’s & Avocado spread

 

Thank you for sharing, Molly!

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Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION

As you may have heard by now, last week Boetje’s Mustard was named the GRAND CHAMPION in the World Wide Mustard Competition!!  We have won Gold Medals before, and we did again this year in the Coarse Grained division, but this is our first Grand Champion win and we couldn’t be more excited!

Will wearing the Gold Medal for Coarse Grained mustards, and the Grand Champion medal for the World Wide Mustard Competition!

Will wearing the Gold Medal for Coarse Grained mustards, and the Grand Champion medal for the World Wide Mustard Competition!

 

We’ve had such great responses and support from our Quad City community and mustard lovers around the world, and we thank each of you for celebrating with us! Thanks to all of you who have liked, linked, tweeted, shared, posted, and even written your own stories about our win.

Now break out the Boetje’s and let’s celebrate!

 

 
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Birthday Wishes for…

The National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin is celebrating their 24th Birthday this month!  They carry more than 5800 different varieties of mustard in their shop, including both our classic old-world flavored Boetje’s Mustard, as well as our newest Bourbon Barrel Aged Boetje’s. If you are ever going to be in the area, stop by and tell them Boetje’s sent you.  And if it’s in April, wish them a Happy Birthday too!

 
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