Local Highlight - Mixed Lettuce
This week’s local highlight is fresh Spring Mix from Babé Farms, located about 130 miles from Oxy.
While a traditional spring mix can be made up of arugula, lettuce, spinach, and chard, several other varieties of leafy vegetables are often substituted – often baby lettuce mixes are used. This incredibly healthy batch of greens contains high levels of vitamins A, C, K, and iron. Find it at the salad bar or the specialty salad station!
Babé Farms was founded in March of 1986 by Will Souza and four partners. With deep roots in the Santa Maria Valley, Mr. Souza was a well-established, third generation farmer. Inspired by his extensive travels throughout Europe, where he discovered the availability and popularity of baby-sized fresh produce, a new company, “Babé Farms” was born. Located in the fertile Santa Maria Valley, Babé Farms is a premier grower, packer and shipper of the finest specialty vegetables available. Among its year round harvests, there are over 30 varieties of baby lettuces and specialty greens, colorful baby root vegetables, baby squash and baby cauliflower.
Other Sustainable Menu Items:
Monday: Meatless Monday: Lower your Carbon footprint by eating meat free!
Tuesday: Homestyle Dinner: Local Watercress, Local/Organic Carrots
Chef’s Corner: 100% Natural Chicken Tenders
Wednesday: Organic Potato Bar at the Pasta Station: All Organic
Homestyle Dinner: Local Mushrooms
Thursday: All-Organic Bar at the Grill: Tilapia, Grilled Onions, Spinach, and Fingerling Potatoes
Organic Salad Items:
Salad Bar All Week: Organic tofu, carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette, and local spring mix, tomatoes, mushrooms
Fruit Stand: Local Asian Pears, CA Tangerines and Oranges
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