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Archive: Jun 2019

  1. An Easy Way To Track Your Veggies

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    Believe it or not, nearly nine out of ten Americans aren’t getting enough vegetables* – and they don’t even realize it! Here are Taylor Farms, we believe in making healthy fresh foods and veggies accessible to families across North America. This month, we’ve partnered with our friends at Dr. Praeger’s to help you live your best and healthiest life with the help from their Veggie Tracker . It is a free tool that helps users determine if you are eating the USDA’s recommended 3 cups a day – or how far you have to go – all while getting tips, recipes and motivation along the way!

     

    All you have to do is simply log in, search for the veggies you ate that day and record the amount. The goal is to eat 3 cups a day and the site will show personalized progress on a daily and ongoing basis. The first 500 people to sign up will receive a swag bag full of goodies – see below!

     

    In addition to recording veggie consumption, the Veggie Tracker provides resources to make living a healthier, veggie-full life easy. Everyone who signs up will receive:

    • A free e-book packed with helpful resources to embrace the veggie life
    • Daily reminders and motivation to hit 3 cups a day
    • Private Facebook group access for advice and inspiration from a nutritionist and fellow Veggie Trackers
    • A seven-day meal plan to help users take the guesswork out of getting 3 cups a day

     

    Let’s get tracking!

     

     

     

  2. Pin It To Win It: Summer of Salads

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    Summer is officially here and we’re celebrating with a little giveaway! If you’re ready to make this the most delicious, refreshing and exciting summer, keep reading…

    We’re giving away a YEAR of Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits + a $450 Traeger Grill AND a $150 Target Gift Card! Dream Prize Pack! Get all the details below on how creating your Pinterest board gets you an opportunity to win it all!

     

    STEP 1: FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST
    Find and follow Taylor Farms on Pinterest.

    STEP 2: CREATE A NEW BOARD
    Create a new Pinterest board and title it Taylor Farms Summer of Salads (make sure it’s public).

    STEP 3: PIN IT TO WIN IT!
    Build a board that shows your perfect Summer and let us know what inspires you: from food to activities, decor, outfits, destinations, quotes and anything else that gets you excited about this Summer! Include at least 10 pins from our board ‘Summer of Salads’ to be entered in the contest. Have fun with it!

    STEP 4: SEND US YOUR BOARD
    Once you’ve completed your board and have pinned at least 10 pins from our board, copy and paste the link to your board in the comments below so we can check out just how awesome it is!

    THE PRIZE
    A year’s supply of Taylor Farms Greens, your very own Traeger Grill, and a $150 Target Gift Card!
    Open to continental US residents only.
    Giveaway winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted on 7/8. No purchase necessary. 

     

  3. Eat Together Day 2019

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    This past Friday, we celebrated #EatTogether Day alongside our Canadian retail partner, Loblaws and President’s Choice. The movement started in 2017, encouraging people to connect by eating together, and turning a house into a home, a stranger into a friend, and a village into a community.

    Taylor Farms celebrated by recognizing our employees and all the hard work that they do with a breakfast snack, coffee and good conversations. We also encouraged people to take the #EatTogether pledge and open up a conversation about why it’s important. Over 450,000 people across Canada took the pledge to eat together more this year, and President’s Choice donated $1 for the first 250,000 pledges to the PC Children’s Charity which provides meals to kids who otherwise might not be able to afford it.

    You too can join the PC® #EatTogether movement by taking the pledge. By clicking the button you are pledging to #EatTogether in 2019 with friends and family. To get you started, checkout some of our Family Size Salad Kits, and some tasty family recipes! Be sure to tag @taylorfarmscanada and share your pictures with us!

     

  4. Bringing It Home: Fanoe Ranch

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    In a recent episode of Bringing It Home, Laura McIntosh heads to Salinas, California, home of Taylor Farms, to meet the farmers behind leafy greens. One farmer whose family has been making it work for over 100 years is Nick Fanoe. Laura learns more about their rich family history and about what it truly means to be a sustainable farmer. Laura brings two starred Michelin chef Val Cantu from California’s restaurant in San Francisco to the farm. Together they create vibrant dishes.

     

    The Fanoe family has farming roots that stem back five generations to 1870, when the family first immigrated from Denmark to begin farming fresh vegetables in the Salinas Valley. As a 5th generation farmer, Nick Fanoe carries on his family’s farming heritage and way of life. Nick and his team of twenty employees grow high quality lettuce, spinach and broccoli for customers on a scenic 700+ acre ranch nestled in the foothills of Salinas Valley. Fanoe Ranch has grown from humble beginnings as a simple pasture to a nimble family operation that produces over a million pounds of fresh vegetables weekly, something his ancestors never could have imagined possible. Nick has proficiently sustained his family ranch, which has been in production for over 100 years, though his knowledge gained from living and working the land his whole life.

    Bringing It Home is the cooking, travel, lifestyle series with Laura McIntosh, the James Beard and Emmy Nominated Host, that’s not only the first of its kind in “farm to table” programming but also a lifestyle travelogue series with interesting and entertaining segments on cooking, culture and being a true locavore. Each episode of Bringing it Home takes viewers across America with regular stops in Louisiana, California, Boston, Chicago, Florida and more introducing viewers to local chefs, local farmers, and local fun. Laura McIntosh presents Bringing it Home to explore the beauty behind the food, the innovation from chefs, the motivation of farmers and the personalities behind all things fresh. Laura McIntosh wants to take you on a flavor filled journey through the hearts and minds of farmers, chefs and the communities that bring us closer to home. On Bringing It Home, Laura McIntosh is our personal guide speaking with each viewer individually about what’s amazing and important about people, farming, eating, cooking, growing, traveling and living. No matter where we are in the world, the one thing that brings us together is food.

     

  5. Keto State of Mind?

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    Have you been thinking about going Keto —or recommitting to a keto routine? Are you looking to lose extra pounds? Enhance your fat-burning ability and metabolic flexibility? Improve your energy levels and general well-being to kick off summer?

    We’re joining Primal Kitchen Foods for their June Keto Reset! It’s one month of personal guidance, exclusive resources, and fantastic giveaways. Best of all, it’s totally free. All you do is sign up: bit.ly/2w1Af8S

     

    Mark Sisson wrote The Keto Reset Diet to help people reach the pinnacle of metabolic flexibility, where they can harness the power of fat and ketones for energy (along with glucose as needed, of course). It’s another level of metabolic flexibility even beyond the scope of the Primal Blueprint fat burning. Mark strongly believes that it’s in most people’s best interest to periodically dip into ketosis and do a Keto Reset at least once or twice per year, so we hope that you will join in the Keto Reset journey this June.

    To get you started, here’s a simple and tasty Keto recipe using our NEW Tangerine Crunch Chopped Salad Kit:

    Recipe: Marinate shrimp in Primal Kitchen Food’s Lemon Turmeric Dressing, season with salt, pepper, and paprika and skewer with veggies. Place on bed of Taylor Farms Tangerine Crunch greens and top with more Lemon Turmeric and you’ve got yourself a delicious and keto-friendly meal!

    Interested in a fun giveaway? Head  on over to our Instagram to win $100 in Keto Staples to Primal Kitchen (including our keto starter kit + collagen + protein bars), @ThePrimalblueprint’s Keto Reset Book and Cookbook +  Fresh Salad Delivery from @yourtaylorfarms, $50 in Taylor Farms coupons and a $50 gift card to @Sprouts! This giveaway prize pack will allow you to whip up a batch of these delicious and keto-friendly shrimp skewers in no time!

  6. Pedal to Perfection

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    Team Taylor partnered with Golden State Foods Foundation on Pedal to Perfection, a program that rewards local elementary school children with a new bicycle, helmet and lock to recognize a year of perfect attendance!

    Last Friday, more than 100 bikes were awarded to students from Fremont Elementary. This is the third year Taylor Farms has supported the program and to date over 600 bikes have awarded. We are passionate about supporting local youth in the community as studies have shown that school attendance has positive long term effects on a lifetime of learning.

    Taylor Farms is thrilled to continue our work with the local children in our community helping to support them academically by rewarding school attendance. Watch our full highlight video here:

  7. Food Safety is Everyone’s Business

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    Taylor Farms is proud to celebrate the first World Food Safety Day on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

    Taylor Farms makes food safety paramount and non-negotiable. We strive every day to deliver the safest, freshest and highest quality fresh foods to promote the health and wellbeing of our consumers. Whether it is in the field, the processing plant or in our research labs, we are living our commitment to food safety every day.

    Taylor Farms has taken the pledge! Join the movement and take the pledge here.

    Learn more about Taylor Farms’ commitment to Food Safety:


    Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family safe throughout the year.

    To learn more about World Food Safety Day and how to help prevent foodborne illness please visit the FDA website here.

  8. Our Convenient Kits Are Getting A lot of Love!

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    We’re all about delicious convenience! From our stir frys to our chopped salads, you can always count on our kits to deliver a fresh and tasty meal in minutes! Check out what people have been saying about our wide variety of kits. (Why didn’t we think of some of these ideas?)

    Travel for work? Have a lot of trips planned for summer? “When you’re traveling, shortcuts are sometimes necessary. Besides, a bagged salad, in addition to being convenient, is super-easy to squeeze into your luggage.” says Danielle Blundell, from The Kitchn. Check out the full post here.

     

    More than 40 kids and their parents taste-tested 100-plus convenience foods that met Parents Magazine’s nutritional criteria, like being free of artificial food dyes and having little or no added sugar. We’re excited to share that our Chopped Kits with Grilled Chicken were voted among the favorites!

    One of the best ways to eat better and spend less money on food? Our Chopped Salad Kits! The team at The Kitchn tried nearly every salad kit in America and compiled a list of the best. Check out which Taylor Farms Salad Kit made the cut, here!

    Get dinner on the table faster with the help from our Stir Fry Kits! “You just stir-fry them with as much or as little of the separately packaged sauce as you like and serve with rice noodles and/or your protein of choice” says All Recipes .

     

     

    If you’re a Costco lover, make sure not to miss out on what The Kitchn called the “single best salad kit you can get at Costco!” Our Asian Cashew Chopped Salad Kit made of cabbage, celery, and cilantro. The mix-ins include lots of crunch — cashews, sesame seeds, almonds, and wonton strips. And you toss it all with an Asian Sesame dressing. Deliciousness awaits!

    Which of our convenient kits do you pick up regularly? Share how you #GoToGreens by tagging us on Instagram!