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Archive: May 2019

  1. A Scholarship Story

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    At Taylor Farms, we believe an excellent education is the foundation of a thriving future. Each year, we strive to support the children of our valued team members with academic scholarships to pursue their college dreams.

    To date, Taylor Farms has awarded over $1 million in scholarship funds to 95 outstanding recipients pursuing higher education. All the scholarship winners are children of active, full time Taylor Farms employees.

    Taylor Farms employee Griselda Juarez Vargas accepts scholarship check on behalf of her son, Hector Juarez Vargas

    Hector Juarez-Vargas, was one of last year’s recipients and is now attending University of California, Berkeley. It’s great to see our scholarship recipients doing so well and we can’t wait for the 2019 Scholarship Luncheon next month! Stay tuned for more inspiring stories to come!

  2. Coach Michael Groves of Monterey High School Receives the Golden Whistle Award

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    Team Taylor wants to congratulate Coach Michael Groves from Monterey High School for being awarded KSBW’s Golden Whistle Award. He started his coaching career as a favor and is now on his 39th season.  During his time, he has been able to win over 700 games, 18 league titles, 3 CCS Championships, has had multiple athletes sent to D1 programs and few have even gone to play professionally.

    Coach Groves was nominated for being the spirit of baseball in the Monterey community.  Although he works full-time, he finds time to raise funds for the program,which is a zero budget program. During his time, he has raised over a million dollar to help low-income athletes and to upgrade Solicito Ball Park. It’s no wonder locals refer to baseball as “Grover Ball”.

    Many of his student-athletes appreciate that he has instilled a team first mentality. Coach Groves has taught his team that it is not about personal stats, but about what you can do to help the team. He leads by example by working with colleges to advance his student’s baseball careers and is always reaching out to his team to ensure their emotional health. He is most recognized for a CCS game with his former student Frank Solicito, who the MHS’s field is named after.

     

    “When Frank Solicito Jr. was dying of leukemia as a Senior on the MHS baseball team, Coach Groves visited him in the hospital frequently. During his last CCS game, he took off his jersey for Frankie to come off the bench and pitch the last inning. This game would be Frankie’s last time in a MHS uniform and he got to do what he loved to do..pitching!”

     

    Congratulations Coach Groves! You’re an inspiration to us all!

  3. Say Hello To Four New Chopped Kit Flavors!

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    What better way to celebrate National Salad Month than with 4 NEW FLAVORS?! We’re excited to announce four new flavorful chopped salad kits just in time for the spring and summer seasons:  Roasted Garlic, Tangerine Crunch, Steakhouse Wedge and Salsa

    Ranch Chopped Kits bringing the Taylor Farms chopped kit portfolio to 18

    retail recipes! (what’s your favorite?)

     

    The Salsa Ranch Kit combines creamy ranch with all the flavors of your favorite salsa. Crisp romaine, red and green cabbage, kale, carrots and green onions topped with crunchy tortilla strips and a Mexican-style cheese blend. Turn taco night inside out (no shell needed) with ground turkey, black beans and a squeeze of lime for a mouth-watering meal in minutes. Checkout the recipe here.

    New 2019 Salad

     

    For the garlic lovers… we’ve crafted a one-of-a-kind creamy and savory garlic dressing that pairs perfectly with bold smoked cheddar cheese and crunchy crouton pieces. Toss with our colorful blend of crisp romaine, red cabbage, shredded broccoli, green onions, celery and a hint of parsley. Top with sautéed shrimp for a protein-packed meal.

    New 2019 Salad

     

    Just in time for summer – this bright salad combines toasted quinoa with vibrant dried cranberries, sliced almonds and honey-sweetend tangerine vinaigrette. It’s paired with crisp romaine, green cabbage, shredded broccoli, green onions, celery and a hint of parsley. Liven up your next brunch with a delicious frittata, a side of our tangerine crunch and a glass of bubbly. Cheers! It’s also Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegetarian!

    New 2019 Salad

     

    Last but definitely not least — a delicious twist on a steakhouse favorite! This salad packs a punch with crispy onions and did we mention smoky bacon?! Layer on more flavor with our traditional steakhouse seasoning and finish with decadent blue cheese dressing. A blend of crunchy veggies make this the ultimate “fork-able” salad. Top with sliced steak or hearty heirloom tomatoes. DELICIOUS!

    New 2019 Salad  

     

    Taylor Farms Roasted Garlic, Tangerine Crunch, Steakhouse Wedge and Salsa Ranch Chopped Salad Kits all feature the company’s 100% free from logo indicating they are made without artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

    The four new chopped kits are currently available nationwide at these fine retailers:

      

    Did you find a new favorite? Tag us on Instagram using #GoToGreens and @yourtaylorfarms!

  4. Celebrate Mom

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    To celebrate all the amazing mamas out there, we want to hear what you love about a mom in your life! Share your favorite thoughts for a chance to win a MONTH worth of our Taylor Farms Stir Fry Kits and a Staub USA Cast Iron Skillet – a combo that makes weeknight dinners easy, breezy and full of flavor!

     

    Here’s how you can enter to win:

    1. Follow Taylor Farms
    2. Like this post.
    3. Tag a friend!
    4. Tell us what you love about a mom in your life!

    Open to US 18+ only. Giveaway will close on 5/13 at 11:59pm PST.

     

    To celebrate moms special day, here are some fan-favorite recipes!

     

    Elevate your Mother’s Day brunch with our Tangerine Crunch with Fresh Citrus Leek Mushroom Frittatas

    Show off your cooking skills with Greek-inspired Spanakopita Pie that brings together cheesy and crispy pastry goodness!

    Can’t do brunch with your mom? No worries, our Sesame Chile Shrimp Stir Fry is a perfect for healthy dinner entree! (And check out the amazing Staub cast iron skillet)

  5. Blogger Takeover: Monic Sutter’s Lime Chicken Tangerine Crunch Salad

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    Hi! Monic from Simply Sutter here. There is nothing quite like devouring an amazing salad! Whether it’s for lunch or dinner I’m all about Taylor Farms. As you’ve seen before on here I love their salads because the ingredients are amazing but I can also get creative with my recipes! Today I’m so excited to share Taylor Farms 4 NEW chopped kits plus give you an inside look at my lime chicken and Tangerine Crunch Salad.

    I honestly I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you all! If you didn’t know this about me I probably have salad 3 or more times a week! If I don’t have it for lunch Chris and I enjoy a nice salad for dinner, especially on nights when we don’t have too much time. Now that I think about it this would be perfect for Mother’s Day or to have at a BBQ.

    INGREDIENTS:

    1 Bag fo Taylor Farms Tangerine Crunch Chopped Salad

    (chicken marinade)

    1 lb of sliced chicken breast

    zest of 1 lime

    4 tbsp lime juice

    1 teaspoon olive oil

    2 garlic cloves minced

    3 tbsp brown sugar

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    In a ziplock bag add all ingredients (including chicken)

    Let marinate overnight or min 3 hours

    Add marinated contents to med-hi heated skillet

    Cook for 2 min or until caramelized and golden brown making sure to turn and cook both sides

    Add all ingredients of Tangerine Crunch salad kit to bowl

    Place chicken on top

    Drizzle with salad dressing

     

    Okay so now for a closer look at these 4 new tasty salads. There is Salsa Ranch, Tangerine Crunch, Roasted Garlic and Steakhouse Wedge! I’ve already tried all four of these salads with family and there is a salad for everyone’s liking. Let me know which one is your favorite on my Instagram!

     

  6. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Flavor of Fresh

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    Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which means time for fun, celebration and best of all, Mexican-inspired cuisine. With everything from traditional taco salads to avocado tomatillo nachos, here are some easy recipes to kick start your Cinco de Mayo celebration with the flavor of fresh!

    Spice up your traditional nacho lineup with Avocado Tomatillo Hatch Chile Nachos – we promise they are as tasty as they are pretty!

    You can’t go wrong with our delicious Mexican Chimichurri Chicken Salad – a party favorite for all salad and Avocado lovers.

    This Southwestern Taco Salad is a traditional staple that delights taste buds and takes under 15 minutes to make (healthy and easy are two of our favorite words too).

    Lastly, what’s Cinco de Mayo without a refreshing margherita right? ( tequila optional of course for our dry folks or mom’s to be!) We’ve looked to one of our favorite food stylists, The College Housewife, for the perfect marg. In this recipe she recreates a flavorful frozen mango margarita originally developed by The Husbands that Cook!

     

    Frozen Mango Margarita with a Chili Rim

    Serves: 2   Prep Time: 10 min

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup of silver or gold tequila
    • 1/2 Cup of triple sec
    • 1/4 Cup of lime juice
    • 1/4 Cup of simple syrup
    • 20 Ounces of frozen mango chunks
    • Ice Cubes
    • Tajin Spice
    • Lime Slices

    Instructions

    • In a blender, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, mango chunks and ice. Blend just until smooth and no chunks of ice remain, usually less than 30 seconds.
    • Pour a few tablespoons of Tajin spice onto a small rim plate. Wet the rim of a glass by rubbing it with a cut wedge of lime, then dip the rim in the Tajin, coating it evenly. Repeat with the remaining glasses, and garnish each one with a slice of lime. Pour the blended margaritas into the prepared glasses and serve. Cheers!
  7. Celebrate National Salad Month With Us!

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    Our favorite month of the year is finally here and we want to celebrate with you! It’s National Salad Month and we’re pulling out all of the stops! You can look forward to tips and recipes on how to put your best salads forward with fresh, tasty and healthy inspiration to keep you living your best life. Plus we have partnered with only the best salad sidekicks around to bring you tasty giveaways – stay tuned on our social channels.

    Grab the recipe here.

    Learn about our Chopped Kits.

    Grab the recipe here.

    Want to show off your sweet salad skills? Make sure to tag @yourtaylorfarms and #GoToGreens in your salad creations for the chance to be featured on our feed!