Local Highlight- Carrots
Carrots from Grimmway Farms
This week’s local highlight is Carrots from Grimmway Farms. Grimmway Farms is located in the San Joaquin Valley in central California. The farm was established in 1968 when the Grimm brothers Rod and Bob decided to set up a roadside produce stand to sell carrots from their garden. After more than 4 decades, Grimmway Farms has grown to be the largest grower, producer, and distributor of carrots in the world! Located just 110 miles from Oxy, Grimmway Farms supplies a lot of the carrots that Campus Dining uses at the Salad Bar, the Stir Fry station, Homestyle, and even the carrots and ranch packs in the Cooler!
Originally, carrot roots were white, yellow, red, green or purple but NOT orange! According to Grimmway Farm research, orange carrots can be traced back to the Dutch in the 1600’s, and the orange carrots that we eat today are descended from this Dutch variety. Grimmway Farms grows six different types of carrots in a full range of colors. Grimmway Farms, like Campus Dining, is dedicated to sustainable practices in every area of their operation, from pesticides, to packaging, and energy use. Find these sustainable carrots at Homestyle and the Salad Bar!
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