Local Highlight- Yellow Squash
This week’s local highlight is yellow squash from Givens Farm, which is located just 100 miles from Oxy.
Although squash is normally associated with fall and winter, this yellow squash actually requires very warm weather to grow. The best planting time is right after the last frost of the season, so that the squash has the maximum amount of warm weather growing time. Squash is a good source of fiber and vitamins and in many cultures is eaten as an entire meal. Find this squash roasted and served at Homestyle on Monday for dinner.
John Givens started Givens Farm in the Goleta Valley under the “Something Good” label in 1980 with only 1 acre of land. “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.”
Other Local/ Organic Menu Items
- Homestyle Dinner: Local squash and zucchini
- Homestyle Lunch: Organic vegetables
- Homestyle Dinner: Organic vegetables
- Pasta Station Dinner: All-Organic Potato Bar
- Homestyle Lunch: Organic green chard
- Homestyle Dinner: Organic carrots
- Grill Station Dinner: All-Organic Bar
- Homestyle Lunch: Organic carrots
Organic Salad Items
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