Local Highlight - Spring Mix
This week’s local highlight is fresh Spring Mix from The Salad Farm.
Although The Salad Farm, which is located just outside of Salinas, CA, is outside of Occidental’s local range of 250 miles, we believe it is important that the spring mix on our salad bar is always supporting the California economy – 275 miles is better than 2500! In addition, during these ‘winter’ months the spring mix is grown just 225 mi southeast of LA. While a traditional spring mix can be made up of arugula, lettuce, spinach, and chard, several other varieties of leafy vegetables are often substituted. This incredibly healthy batch of greens contains high levels of vitamins A, C, K, and iron. Try it at the salad bar or the specialty salad station!
“In the summer of 2007, The Salad Farm was formed by Lex, Joyce, and a group of long-time, innovative partners—all of whom have been in the produce industry for over twenty years. It’s these collective years of experience, and the combined execution efforts of the entire Salad Farm team, that create the company’s foundation and commitment to quality. The Salad Farm is a family-owned operation, supplying customers from coast-to-coast with premium spring mix, baby and teen spinach, green, and romaine leaf fillets, arugula, frisee, and radicchio.” ~The Salad Farm
Other Local/ Organic Menu Items:
Monday: Homestyle Dinner: California Brussel Sprouts
Tuesday: Homestyle Lunch: Seafood Watch ‘Best Choice’ U.S. Farm Raised Catfish
Wednesday: Organic Potato Bar at the Pasta Station
Homestyle Dinner: Local Broccoli
Thursday: Organic Bar at the Grill: Steak, Cream of Corn
Organic Salad Items:
Salad Bar All Week: Organic tomatoes, spring mix, tofu, carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette
Fruit Stand: Local Asian Pears
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor