Local Highlight- Heirloom Potatoes
Located just 100 miles from Oxy, Weiser Family Farms is focused on creating a bio-diverse farm dedicated to applying sustainable farming techniques.
This week’s local highlight is heirloom potatoes from Weiser Family Farms. Located just 100 miles from Oxy, Weiser Family Farms is focused on creating a bio-diverse farm dedicated to applying sustainable farming techniques. Their goal is to supply people with unique fruits and vegetables at their peak, rather than picked for commercial usage. Heirloom is a term that refers to a cultivar that was grown during earlier periods in human history, but is not used in contemporary large-scale farming operations. The use and growth of heirloom produce helps to preserve unique cultivars while preventing food-monoculture.
“Weiser Family Farms began in 1977 when Sid Weiser, a chemistry teacher and counselor at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles decided to pack up the family and follow his dream of working off the land. In the ensuing years, they acquired farmland in several locations, and branched into a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Today, Weiser Family Farms grows in the Greater Bakersfield area, Tehachapi and the Lucerne Valley, cultivating a tapestry of high quality produce year round."- Weiser Family Farms
Visit the Weiser Family Farms blog for great recipe ideas!
Other Local/ Organic Menu Items:
Monday: Homestyle Dinner: Organic tofu and vegetables
Tuesday: Homestyle Dinner: Local/organic vegetables
Wednesday: Pasta Station Dinner: All-Organic Potato Bar
Thursday: Grill Station Dinner: All-Organic Bar
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