Archive: Nov 2019

  1. Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes for your Guests to Gobble Up!

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    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your holiday menu! We know the turkey always receives all the attention, but if it were up to us we’d have a buffet of fresh and tasty appetizers and sides. Thanksgiving prep can be a little daunting and stressful, especially if you’re hosting, which is why we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes for lighter and easier holiday cooking without sacrificing flavor. Your guests are sure to gobble them up!


    Make a first impression with delectable starters

    1. Holiday Crudité BoardFresh veggies paired with a delicious dip are always a crowd-pleaser. Serve with some seasonal fruits, nuts, crackers and a couple of your favorite dips so that there’s something for everyone. It makes for a gorgeous table decoration and it’s super easy to assemble with a little help from our ready-to-eat veggies or veggie trays. Find them near you.

      Photo via Le Petit Eats


    2. Warm Kale Dip: Looking for a great dip to go with your veggies? Look no further. This Warm Kale Dip is a must! Serve it in a bread bowl for an extra wow-factor.

      Photo by The Forest Feast


    Balance out your meal with drool-worthy side dishes

    1. Slow Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower: Want the taste and comfort of mashed potatoes without the extra calories? This Slow Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is the creamy and delicious side you’ve been looking for.

      Photo by The College Housewife


    2. Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin: This recipe may cause excessive drooling at the Thanksgiving table. It’s the cheesy, roasted side you’ll keep going back for and pairs perfectly with any protein or as leftovers the next day. You can choose to make it or without dairy depending on your dietary preference.

      Photo by Wife Mama Foodie


    3. Fall Harvest Gorgonzola and Apple Salad: Don’t forget to put some greens on your table this holiday season. Start with this show-stopping Fall Harvest Gorgonzola and Apple Salad, easily assembled with a little help from our Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit. It features a delicious lineup of seasonal flavors that you’ll crave on repeat: pancetta, pecans, pomegranate seeds and sage.

      Photo by The College Housewife


    4. Vegan Green Bean Casserole: This green bean casserole will give your potatoes a run for their money! Totally vegan, totally delicious and totally easy to throw together.

      Photo by Whitney E. RD


    5. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Acorn Squash Cups: Get a little creative this year and serve delicious cauliflower gratin in a cute little acorn squash. They’re super easy to assemble and you can adjust the recipe to make a half  for each one of your guests.

      Photo by College Housewife


    6. Broccoli Salad with Crispy Shallots and Coconut Bacon: We are so grateful for this hearty dish that is also incredibly nutritious and totally vegan! The flavors are so bold, even meat-eaters will want to go back for seconds.

      Photo via Le Petit Eats

    Make Veggies Part of The Main Event

    1. Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna: If you’re looking to skip the turkey because of dietary restrictions or you’re simply just not a fan, we’ve got the perfect main dish for you! This Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna feed a crowd and is the perfect creamy, fresh and delicious dish to warm up to on a cold day. Pair with one of our ready-to-eat Chopped Salad Kits and — voilá you’re all set!

      Photo by The College Housewife


    2. Kale and White Cheddar Risotto:  Impress your family and friends this holiday season with an easy and tasty risotto bursting with flavors. It’s the perfect vegetarian dish to serve at your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving and is chock full of nutritional goodies!

      Photo by The College Housewife


    We wish you a happy and delicious Thanksgiving! Be sure to tag us in your holiday recipes on Instagram.

  2. Taylor Farms Partners with the City of Gonzales

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    This last week, the city of Gonzales was named a recipient of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Prize meaning the city has made great efforts in leading their community to better health through a greener vision, youth voice, and small town pride.

    Taylor Farms and the City of Gonzales have been able to partner through our shared values in sustainability and protecting our environment. Our Gonzales facility has its own utility micro grid, where it implements solar panels and wind turbines to reduce our carbon footprint and generate energy through wind and sun. The city of Gonzales wants to implement their own utility micro grid, as the city is adding solar panels, wastewater treatment plant and water wells in the heart of the city limits. The city of Gonzales has been more than supportive through our health and wellness medical center and our innovations over the years. 

    Our Taylor Farms facility has 50% of our employees living in South Monterey County, with 30% of those employees from the Gonzales community. As apart of the Gonzales community, Taylor Farms provides a Healthy Foods Security Program, where our team hands out healthy fresh vegetables to students and their families after the end of the school week, rotating between three different after school locations. 

    Take a look at the video to learn more about Gonzales’ efforts in creating a healthier community. 

    We are proud to be a part of the Gonzales community and showcasing The Gonzales Way and would like to congratulate the city of Gonzales for winning this award. 

  3. Promoting Zero Waste in the Community

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    At Taylor Farms we are as focused as ever on promoting Zero Waste within our organization, as well as within our community. Last week, the Taylor Farms team took the message of Zero Waste beyond our four walls and completed a community cleanup day. The team picked a busy intersection in Salinas, California, where we often see a lot of debris, primarily from field trucks passing through the area.

    The Green Teams from our Foodservice and Retail teams, joined forces to collect over 120 lbs of waste from the community, including plastic, cardboard and other debris. The teams had a ton of fun cleaning up the community we call home, and helping to promote the message of Zero Waste to our larger agricultural community. We look forward to more events like this in the future!

    Read more about our commitment to environmental responsibility.