Local Highlight- September 9, 2012
Local & Organic Cucumbers from Givens Farm
This week's local highlight is cucumbers from Givens Farm, located just 100 miles from Oxy. John Givens started Givens Farm in the Goleta Valley under the “Something Good” label in 1980 with only 1 acre in the Santa Barbara foothills.
“The farm has expanded to its present size of 180 acres in 12 locations stretching over 30 miles, but the tradition of self –sufficiency continues. The Givens Ranch team works to make the farm more sustainable by using crop rotation, on-site composting, integrated pest management, as well as weeding and harvesting by hand. These time-intensive practices mean everyone at the farm works long days, but the Ranch's delicious organic produce is well worth the effort because these cucumbers are certified 100% organic and chemical free!
These cucumbers are being served at the salad bar as part of Campus Dining's pledge to serve fresh produce from local sources.
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor