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Archive: Aug 2018

  1. Equipping Students for School Year Success

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    Here at Taylor Farms one of our key community focuses is supporting local youth in their educational development and academic success, making back to school month an extra special time of the year! We believe the little things in life can make a big difference, which is why we take time to make going back to school a little more special for children in our local communities.

    This is our eighth year partnering with Golden State Foods Foundation to provide brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to first graders – and this year’s is bigger than ever, supporting more than 1,000 students in our local communities and children of our employees in Salinas, CA; Gonzales, CA; Dallas, TX; and Tracy, CA.

    Team Taylor Farms Texas assembling brand new backpacks filled with school supplies.

    “When school begins each year, your annual donation of backpacks greatly benefits our students’ learning,” said Elizabeth Armenta, Principal, Alisal Community Elementary School. “Every year it’s a joy to see our students’ happy faces and hear their excitement. These efforts have truly made a difference and have touched so many lives.”

    Team Taylor Farms distributing backpacks at La Gloria Elementary School in Gonzales, CA.

    Joe Villareal and Jose Perez of Taylor Farms hand out backpacks to first grade students.

    Taylor Farms Tennessee also wanted to help make their community’s return to school a little easier. The team presented a check for $25,000 to John Colemon Elementary, a K-5 Rutherford County School that’s 1.5 miles away from our Tennessee based facility. The donation will support the school in its needs for updated technology, reading programs, additional school supplies, interactive fields trips, and much more.

    “The principal [of John Colemon Elementary] gave us a tour and introduced us to a few classes and many of the kids said things like, ‘I know Taylor Farms’ or ‘my Uncle works there,’” says Amy Smalley of Taylor Farms Tennessee. “We are also planning weekly support for the school by donating Taylor Farms snack packs to the students to ensure they have fresh and healthy snacks each day.”

    Healthy minds and healthy communities are of the utmost importance to us. Providing communities with fresh, nutritious produce and children with a strong start through education is essential to improving the quality of life in our local communities, and we look forward to helping in any way we can for years to come.

     

  2. Savor the Memories with the People & the Salad that You Love

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    Taylor Farms is all about bringing people together with healthy, fresh foods and we know that your summer has been filled with special moments where a good meal has sparked conversations, brought family and friends closer, and created lasting memories.

    We want to help you savor these memories, and make even more, with a chance to win an awesome prize pack: a month of Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits, a $100 gift card to Shutterfly, and a $100 gift card to Williams-Sonoma!

    Here’s how to enter…

    1. “Like” Taylor Farms on Facebook
    2. Tag at least 3 friends in the Savor the Moment post
    3. Share your best summer memory with us in the comments!

    Photo: The Toasted Pine Nut

    One grand prize winner. Giveaway closes August 20 at 11:59pm PST. Not sponsored by Facebook.

  3. Summertime Chopped Salad Changes

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    This summer we’re making a few changes to our customer-favorite line of Chopped Salad Kits – but don’t worry, we think you’ll love them.

    The Farmhouse Bacon Kit has been revamped and is now the Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit. Not to worry, it still includes the irresistible smoky bacon and the crunchy roasted sunflower seeds! This salad redefines healthy comfort food and will be a family-favorite, packed with greens like romaine, cabbage, and kale, and tossed with a sweet onion dressing. Our mouths are watering.

    Our Garden Vegetable Kit has been updated and is now Broccoli Crunch! This delicious kit also contains bacon and sunflower kernels, but, unlike the Sunflower Crunch variety, it features — surprise! — broccoli, plus cauliflower, dried cranberries, and other fresh ingredients. We can’t wait to drizzle the sweet coleslaw dressing on top and dig in.

    The newest addition to our family of Chopped Salad Kits is a classic Caesar! Our version will have all the familiar Caesar salad ingredients you love, including chopped romaine and grated parmesan, but our recipe will also include a delicious cheese and garlic crouton crumble and our special Caesar dressing. Are you excited to try this new one?

    Look for these flavors at your local grocery store and be sure to upload photos of your Chopped Salad creations and tag @yourtaylorfarms and #GoToGreens on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to be featured on our feed or in our Instagram stories.