News about special events in the Marketplace and responses to your suggestions
October 22, 2012
October 14, 2012
Ever wondered where those fantastic California avocados at the fruit stand come from?
Del Rey Avocado Company is located in Fallbrook, California (The “Avocado Capital of the World”), just 75 miles from Oxy! Avocados are native to Central Mexico, but were introduced to the United States in the early 19th century and have thrived in the Southern California region. Southern California produces 95% of the nation’s avocados!
Del Rey Avocado Co. has been a family-owned and run business since its establishment in 1969. Del Rey maintains a close relationship with all of its growers, and packs California avocados grown from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County. At present, Del Rey Avocado averages a 10% market share of the California avocado industry, packing over 1 million cartons each year. Del Ray packs between 25-28% of all the organic avocados...Read More
October 8, 2012
Saturday October 13
Marketplace 10am - 2pm
Tiger Cooler 1:30pm - 2am
No Dinner at Rangeview
Sunday October 14
Marketplace 10am - 7:30pm
Tiger Cooler 5pm - 11:30pm
Coffee Cart Closed
Monday October 15 & Tuesday October 16
Marketplace 10am - 7:30pm
Tiger Cooler 8am – 11:30pm
Coffee Cart Closed
October 7, 2012
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,...Read More
October 1, 2012
Carrots from Grimmway Farms
This week’s local highlight is Carrots from Grimmway Farms. Grimmway Farms is located in the San Joaquin Valley in central California. The farm was established in 1968 when the Grimm brothers Rod and Bob decided to set up a roadside produce stand to sell carrots from their garden. After more than 4 decades, Grimmway Farms has grown to be the largest grower, producer, and distributor of carrots in the world! Located just 110 miles from Oxy, Grimmway Farms supplies a lot of the carrots that Campus Dining uses at the Salad Bar, the Stir Fry station, Homestyle, and even the carrots and ranch packs in the Cooler!
Originally, carrot roots were white, yellow, red, green or purple but NOT orange! According to Grimmway Farm research, orange carrots can be traced back to the Dutch in the 1600...Read More
October 1, 2012
Late July Organic Snacks has announced a recall of organic mini peanut butter sandwich crackers due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter.
The following product sold recently in the Marketplace, with sell by dates of May 19, 2013 through July 11, 2013, is included in this recall:
- Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC 89044400071, 1.125 oz.
No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should return it to the Campus Dining Office for a refund.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life‐threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and...Read More
September 23, 2012
Green Chard from South Central Farms
Campus Dining is excited to continue its partnership with South Central Farms this week with their first produce delivery, including this week's Local Highlight Green Chard. South Central Farms is an all organic farm operating out of Bakersfield, CA, a mere 100 miles from Oxy!
September 16, 2012
Local and Organic Cherry Tomatoes from Be Wise Ranch
This week’s local highlight is Cherry Tomatoes from Be Wise Ranch. Be Wise Ranch is a certified organic farm that has been growing organic produce since 1977 in the Santa Fe Valley, just eight miles east of San Diego, and only 120 miles from Oxy. This variety of tomato owes its origins to the Aztecs, who were the first to domesticate and grow tomatoes in Central Mexico. Be Wise Ranch has been certified organic for over 20 years, so these tomatoes are safer for the environment and your health. Find them at the Salad Bar and the Deli Salad station.
Be Wise Ranch organic vegetables and fruits are known nationally for their delicious flavor and fresh, sun-ripened quality. Bill Brammer, owner of Be Wise Ranch, has been committed to sustainable agriculture since the early...Read More
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...Read More
September 6, 2012
"To-go" never looked so good! With its safe, heavy duty plastic, the eco-clamshell can be reused, re-washed, and eventually recycled at the end of its 4+ year lifespan.
Step 1: Sign-up to join the program (no need to re-enroll each year).
Step 2: A participation fee of $5 will be charged to your meal plan or FLEX plan. You will receive a 25₵ discount every time you use an eco-clamshell instead of a disposable takeout container at the Marketplace.
Step 3: Once you receive confirmation of your enrollment, visit the card office and pick up your first eco-clamshell token.
Step 4: Exchange token at staffed stations at the Marketplace for an eco-takeout container.
Step 5: Upon single use of eco-clamshell, rinse (or at least wipe-out) and return clamshell to the Marketplace cashier stand to be washed, and receive an eco-clamshell token to exchange for your next clean container.
Repeat Steps 4 & 5 - again & again, and congratulate yourself for being so smart and committed to...Read More