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Archive: May 2018

  1. Team Taylor Rallies Together to Raise Over $52,000 for Relay for Life

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    2018 marks more than 15 years of Taylor Farms participation in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the ACS, staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

    The Relay itself is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path, and each event is 6-24 hours in length. Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. At our local Relays in Salinas and Tracy, Team Taylor walked beside representatives from almost 50 other companies.

    Team Taylor walking at the Relay for Life

    Did you know that all of our Relay for Life efforts are planned and staffed entirely by our employees? It’s true, and this year Team Taylor stepped up big!

    Team Taylor organized and hosted a variety of fundraising events, including our fun Farmers Market, and collected donations for the Relay walks. During the Relay, we set up a themed campsite at the event and continued fundraising efforts with event raffles for items like San Francisco Giants luxury suite tickets and Taylor Farms swag sales. All of the money raised from all of these employee-organized initiatives counted towards our overall team fundraising goal.

    We’re happy to announce that, in total, Team Taylor from Taylor Farms Pacific and Taylor Farms Salinas raised over $52,000 for ACS!

    Event raffle fundraising event

    Team Taylor ran a great fundraising Farmers’ Market!

    The spread of products at our Farmers’ Market fundraiser donated from Mission Avocado, Ocean Mist, Driscoll’s, and more

    Relay for Life is an important event on the Taylor Farms calendar every year. Volunteering and fundraising are central to our commitment to making a real difference in the communities where we live and work, and beyond.

    Thank you to all Team Taylor and our local community members for making Relay for Life 2018 successful!

  2. 6 Ways to Throw a “Royal” Brunch

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    What better way to wrap up our National Salad Month brunch-worthy week then with some inspiration for the ultimate royal brunch! Are you waking up early to watch the Royal Wedding this weekend? Then here is a delicious collection of recipes to celebrate the biggest event of the year!

     

    Arugula Blood Orange Toast

    What’s a royal brunch without some delicious toast? Try adding blood oranges, arugula and goat cheese or cream cheese to yours and raise a toast to love!

     

    Easy Baked Frittata

    Prep this easy baked frittata the night before so it’s ready to eat when you wake up at 4am! It’s packed with all kinds of nutritious goodies!

    Arugula & Prosciutto Breakfast Sandwich

    Grab a cup of coffee and throw together this 5 minutes breakfast sandwich, with flavors that you’ll dream about all day!

    Greens & Eggs Bake

    Feeling fancy? Whip up these single serving size Greens & Eggs bake for the whole family, sit back and enjoy the show!

    Green Berry Breeze Pops

    A royal event is the perfect opportunity to eat dessert for breakfast! These Green Berry Breeze Pops are packed with deliciously fresh spinach, berries, syrup and granola! Yum!

     

    Kale Bloody Mary

    What’s a wedding without a proper toast? Cheers the newlyweds with this healthy and tasty Kale Bloody Mary! It’s the perfect way to rise and shine!

    Share your Royal Brunch with us by tagging #GoToGreens we’ll be up early and sharing our favorites on our Instagram .

  3. Pizza Party Takeover with Molly My

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    Hi guys, Molly from My Magazine here! I’m celebrating National Salad Month with Taylor Farms and putting a delicious spin on one of my favorite months of the year. Also, guess what? Tomorrow is National Pizza Party Day (another reason to celebrate!). I’m always looking to create recipes that are delicious, healthy, and more importantly, easy.

    I sampled all of Taylor Farms’ NEW Chopped Salad Kits: Avocado Ranch, Maple Bourbon Bacon, and Buffalo Ranch. They’re each loaded with flavor! The hardest part? Deciding which was my favorite.

    A few months ago, I shared a Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe with Taylor Farms and you guys loved it, which inspired me to put together another buffalo themed dish! The Buffalo Ranch made for the perfect pizza topping — crisp veggies, creamy Monterey jack cheese, and buffalo ranch dressing.

    Recipes like these are super customizable, so long as you have the base ingredients (in this case: pizza crust and your favorite Taylor Farms Chopped Salad), you can make it your own. Cauliflower crust is a great option when you’re looking to indulge a little more mindfully — a yummy alternative that has become one of my personal favorite ways to have a pizza. Bon appétit!

    Buffalo Ranch Chopped Salad Pizza — with Cauliflower Crust 

    Serves 2

    Ingredients:​

    • 1 frozen cauliflower crust of choice, no toppings included
    • Olive oil, for drizzling
    • Taylor Farms Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit
    • Sea salt
    • Red pepper flakes
    • Grilled chicken, optional

    Directions:

    1. Pre heat oven to 375-400 degrees (depending on your oven and crust instructions).
    2. While the oven is heating, add all salad kit ingredients into a bowl (including grilled chicken, if using) and toss with light dressing. Set aside.
    3. Bake crust (on a pizza pan) for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven and let cool. Once the crust is cool, drizzle olive oil on top and add a pinch of sea salt.
    4. Next, add the tossed salad directly onto the pizza. Top with red pepper flakes for some spice.
    5. Once you’ve sliced individual pieces of pizza, use any remaining dressing as garnish for extra flavor!

     

    *Depending on the type of cauliflower crust you buy and your oven, baking can be tricky! I personally love my pizzas to be crunchier and a little on the burnt side. Whichever your style, keep an eye on your pizza as it bakes — and note: it will harden up as it cools. 

     

    Photography by Shannon Leigh Photography

     

  4. All Things Salad, All Month Long!

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    May is truly our favorite month of the year — National Salad Month has arrived and we could not be more excited to celebrate with you! We’re throwing a month long party on all of our social channels with tips, hacks, recipes, and giveaways to celebrate your favorite #GoToGreens.

    Each week we will be sharing some of our favorite ways to make your salads sing. With tasty dressings, colorful and fresh toppings, brunch-worthy meals, and delicious ways to add crunch to your favorite salads. At the end of each week we’ll give you the chance to win a delicious multi-brand prize pack alongside some of the best salad sidekicks around!

    Week 1: Dress to Impress

    This week we’re diving into all things salad dressings! From the flavorful dressings that come with our Chopped Salad Kits (have you tried our new ones?) to easy homemade dressings that you can throw together – we’re arming you with tricks and tips to bring out the freshness of your greens! Plus, we’ve partnered with our friends at Primal Kitchen to demonstrate some tasty five minute salads you can make anytime!

    At the end of the week, we’re giving ONE lucky person the chance to win a prize pack with a month’s supply of our convenient and tasty organic greens and Primal Kitchen salad dressings! So keep an eye out on our Instagram Feed.

    Week 2: Keeping It Fresh

    We want to be the FRESHEST part of your day and one of the best ways to do that is to serve up a bowl of Earth’s most bountiful produce. It all starts with two big handfuls (or more) of our delicious greens topped with bright fruits and veggies. Which is why during week 2 we will be partnering with Driscoll’s, Love Beets, and Cuties.

    And at the end of the week, you’ll have a chance to win a prize pack including a month’s supply of our Chopped Salad Kits, packed with all sorts of fresh goodies, and a variety of colorful salad toppers from our salad sidekicks. You won’t want to miss this!

    Week 3: Brunch Worthy Salads

    There’s a reason breakfast salads are trending — they’re the perfect way to fuel up for the day in a delicious and nutritious way! Which is why for week 3 we are partnering with Mission Avocados, Tofurky, and Mamma Chia to share some yummy recipes to really help you rise and SHINE!

    At the end of this week, be sure to head to our Instagram for a chance to win a month’s supply of our fresh and healthy organic greens and all the fixings you’ll need for a brunch-worthy salad from our trusted Salad Sidekicks.

    Week 4: All About That Crunch

    We know how much you love crunchy toppings, which is why we always include them in our Chopped Salad Kits. Our newest chopped salads come with golden honey almonds and buffalo seasoned croutons to name a couple, check them out here. But we won’t stop there, we’re partnering with some of the best crunchy snacks out there — Manitoba Harvest, Crunchpak, Pretzel Crisps and Rhythm Superfoods– to give you some new salad recipes that are both super easy and absolutely delicious!

    And this week’s prize pack? A month’s supply of our Chopped Salad Kits and a variety pack of tasty toppings from our crunchiest and most delicious salad sidekicks! Yes please!

    Week 5: Saved By A Chopped Salad

    National Salad Month wouldn’t be complete without a week dedicated to our revolutionary, delicious Chopped Salad Kits! Our kits are a quick, fresh, and nutritious solution for providing a home cooked meal for you and your family, without all the hassle. They’re perfect on their own, or served with some extra protein, fruit, or crunch! Need some inspiration? Follow along during week 5 and we’ll show you some of our favorite hacks! The 13 different flavors give you 13 delicious ways to make your days yummier, healthier, and simpler.

    And, you can get your hands on the whole lineup with this week’s giveaway which is a month’s supply of Chopped Salad Kits!

    BUT WAIT… there’s MORE! You can enter DAILY during the month of May for a chance to win the ultimate National Salad Month gift. Just share your salad pictures with us and tag #GoToGreens and @YourTaylorFarms starting NOW! We will pick the 5 best pictures on May 31 — these winners will receive a YEAR’s worth of Chopped Salads, and the images will be features on our Instagram! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners on June 1!

    All giveaways are open to US residents only, 18+

  5. Project Gigaton

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    Walmart recently hosted their annual Milestone Summit showcasing their monumental supplier sustainability platform dubbed “Project Gigaton”. Project Gigaton is Walmart’s initiative in emissions reduction, with a goal to remove 1 gigaton (1 billion tons) of greenhouse gas emission from its supply chain by 2030.

    During the conference, Taylor Farms was honored as one of Walmart’s “featured suppliers” alongside other segment leaders including, Tyson Foods, Kellogg’s, Budweiser, Colgate, and Proctor & Gamble.

    “At Walmart’s annual Sustainability Summit, we highlighted suppliers doing great work to reduce emissions through Project Gigaton, contributing to the goal of reducing one gigaton, a billion metric tons, of emissions in the value chain by 2030.”, said Zach Freeze, senior director of sustainability for Walmart. “We are excited to see the progress Taylor Farms is making to reduce waste and increase the renewable energy they source while continuing to provide great products for our customers.”

    Charles Redfield, EVP, Walmart U.S. Food, Merchandising

    Taylor Farms was highlighted for leading efforts in sustainable practices that have resulted in a significant reduction of energy emissions throughout the supply chain, as well as our commitment to waste diversion. Since 2012, Taylor Farms has embraced 8 major projects throughout the US that help power operations with renewable and alternative energy, conserve water, and minimize our impact on the environment. Embracing sustainable practices is no longer an option for Taylor Farms, but an imperative.