Spring is in full bloom and Easter Brunch is just around the corner! Here at Taylor Farms we know that hosting any celebration can seem like a daunting task, but don’t worry, we are here to help you embrace the flavors of the season with these 5 fresh & easy to follow recipes.
Be sure to enjoy your food filled weekend with great family and friends! And keep tagging “@yourtaylorfarms & #GoToGreens” to be featured in our feed.
Yesterday Taylor Farms employees, their families, and the local downtown Salinas community had the chance to stock up on fresh produce, just in time for their Easter meals.
For a $25 donation, attendees of the pop-up market received a Taylor Farms reusable tote bag and they were able to fill it with donated fresh salad kits from Taylor Farms and some of our favorite California based produce brands – fresh berries from Driscoll’s, organic salads from Earthbound Farm, hearty artichokes and asparagus from Ocean Mist Farms and an absolute California favorite – avocados from Mission Produce.
“What a great way to celebrate Earth Month and give back to a great cause! I look forward to supporting Relay for Life again next year and filling my fridge with Taylor Farms veggies.”
– Lindsey Little, Designer at TMD Creative
Fresh produce to support American Cancer Society Relay for Life. What more could you ask for? Thank you to everyone who participated in this great event and also a huge thank you to the pop-up Farmers Market team that was organized by a collection of Taylor Farms team members!
Water is an increasingly scarce resource and is essential to our business. We are continuously pursuing ways we can decrease our water usage in our journey providing safe and wholesome fresh foods. When it comes to water in the field, we have seen a widespread shift in the past 5 years from furrow irrigation to drip irrigation, which helps farmers reduce the amount of water needed to nourish their crops.
In our facilities, we are piloting different technologies, including flow meters and variable frequency drives, which help us better control and conserve our water usage in our facilities. At our facility in Salinas, California, we have added collection lines which decreases overall water consumption by 12.5%. The addition of SmartWash® to our system allows us to maximize our wash water, using 10% less water than standard produce wash systems. SmartWash not only conserves water and improves food safety, but also utilizes less energy to deliver the same safe, high quality products you expect from us. Certified by the USDA, SmartWash is the most advanced food safety wash enhancer in the world.
At Taylor Farms, environmental sustainability and innovation are key ingredients in our journey to minimize our environmental footprint, while delivering healthy fresh foods to our consumers. Last week, Team Taylor attended a sustainability-focused event hosted by Plug and Play Tech Center, a leading global innovation platform and corporate innovation partner of Taylor Farms. With corporations across all industries increasing their efforts to be environmentally mindful, Plug and Play is setting out on a mission to bring together key stakeholders together and foster sustainability innovation.
Between startup pitches, keynote speakers and a panel discussion, the day-long event was the perfect platform to connect like-minded experts on all things environmental sustainability. Our Direct of Sustainability, Nicole Flewell, joined an impressive panel comprised of thought leaders from other forward-thinking corporations, including DuPont, Braskem, Fashion for Food and PVH, to discuss sustainability initiatives and challenges across different industries. Nicole shared examples of how Taylor Farms is integrating environmental sustainability into our everyday business with renewable energy, zero waste programs and responsible business practices.
Taylor Farms plans to continue pursuing opportunities to lead renewables projects across North America, with each project taking the company one-step further in its dedication to minimizing our environmental footprint, while delivering healthy fresh foods to our consumers.
Here at Taylor Farms, we celebrate the Earth everyday with our environmental sustainability initiatives. We know that one bag of salad won’t change the world but how we make it might! We make our products with our consumers, farmers, and our planet in mind; making products you can feel good about. Stay tuned this Earth month as we uncover 4 key ingredients in our recipe for a sustainable future, starting with our initiatives to save energy.
Through a combination of solar panels, a wind turbine, fuel cell technology and a cogeneration energy system, Taylor Farms has seen a total reduction of 12,190 metric tons of CO2 over the course of the year – equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 2,588 vehicles. Our renewable and alternative energy initiatives reduce greenhouse gas emissions and power our operations with clean energy. With these environmentally-conscious sources of power, we’re on our way to new heights of energy independence!
We have installed a total of 18.5 acres of solar panels at 5 of our facilities, which together produce 8.4 MILLION kWh/YEAR! This massive amount of renewable energy is equivalent to the energy used to power 675 homes per year.
The blades of our 398-foot tall wind turbine in Gonzales, CA spin up to 20 rotations per minute and supply up to 1 megawatt of power. The greenhouse gas emissions avoided are equivalent to 3,823,584 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle during the course of a year.
Our Bloom Fuel Cells allow us to generate clean, reliable power onsite by converting natural gas into electricity. Producing a total of 7 million kWh/year, each kWh produced is up to 21% cleaner than the traditional utility grid.
A sustainable future is important to us, and we will continue to focus on renewable energy in our journey to reduce our carbon footprint and promote a healthy environment. Stay tuned to learn more about our recipe for a more sustainable future!