Local Highlight - Cilantro
This week’s Local Highlight is Cilantro from Boskovich Farms.
Cilantro is very old, as cultivated plants go, and it is referenced in many ancient texts. Scholars believe that the Roman Empire is responsible for the spread of cilantro around the world, and it is now grown and used in almost every country in the world! The largest cilantro producers are located in India, China, and Mexico, but this cilantro is local and the farm is located just 100 miles from Oxy! Although not always obvious, cilantro is an ingredient in many MP recipes – look for it especially in Latin cuisine.
Boskovich Farms was started in 1915 by Stephen Boskovich, a Croatian immigrant. The Boskovich family continued the expansion of the family farm throughout the 20th century, and by the 1980s were already growing over 30 types of produce, 12 months of the year. By the turn of the millennium they, were expanding into fresh cut, value-added produce. Boskovich strives for best agricultural practices, planting beneficial habitat and promoting biodiversity near their fields.
Other Local/ Organic Menu Items:
Monday: Homestyle Dinner: Local Cilantro in Tamales
Tuesday: Fajita Station: Local Bell Peppers,
Beef Cocido Soup: Local Cilantro
All Natural Chicken Tenders
Wednesday: Local Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Shrimp Taquito Station: Local Cilantro
All-Organic Potato Bar
Thursday: Chicken Posole: Local Cilantro Garnish
Organic Bar: Chicken, Green Beans, Tofu, and Rice Pilaf
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