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  1. Tasty Picnic Salads to Help You Save Time & Stay Healthy this 4th of July!

    Happy 4th of July! This holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America!

    Independence Day — July 4th — is marked in the U.S. by patriotic displays, and is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, fairs, and our favorites — barbecues and picnics! To help you celebrate this holiday (and National Picnic Month), we’ve developed a few great salad recipes using Taylor Farms salad kits that 1.) will be a perfect pairing with your backyard barbeque or picnic in the park and 2.) take only minutes to put together, so you can save time to make time enjoying your company.

    Head to your local grocery store and grab our Chopped Salad Kits, Organic Chopped Salad Kits, or our NEW Organic Mediterranean Chopped Salad Kit (sold at Costco) because these kits are perfect for holidays. Everything required is included; there’s no prepping, washing, or chopping — just add a protein or additional grain of your choice and you have a wholesome, healthy, homemade meal in minutes that your friends and family will love.

    Here are a few of our favorite Summertime salad recipes that use our Chopped Salad Kits:

    CHIPOTLE BBQ CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD

    Chop grilled chicken and avocado and place on top of Taylor Farms BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad Kit. Add in corn kernels and chipotle adobo pepper, if desired. Full recipe here.

     

    FARMHOUSE BACON CHOPPED SALAD WITH GRILLED SHRIMP

    Grab a bag of our Taylor Farms Farmhouse Bacon Chopped Salad, add the grilled shrimp — straight off the barbeque — and avocado, then toss with dressing, toppings, and serve. Full recipe here.

     

    PALEO STRAWBERRY AVOCADO SALAD

    Another delicious salad using Taylor Farms Farmhouse Bacon Chopped Salad! This one gets a little festive for the 4th of July holiday — adding a pop of color with juicy red strawberries and a strawberry dressing. Full recipe here.

     

    Don’t forget to share your delicious salad creation on Instagram and hashtag #SummertimeSaladTime & #TaylorFarms to enter our weekly giveaway for the month of July! And be sure to check out all the details about our Summertime Salad Time Sweepstakes – enter now to be eligible for great prizes!

  2. Guest Blogger: POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN!

    Introducing our weekend guest blogger – Mr. Popeye himself! Learn about what this superfood lover has up his sleeve this weekend.

    Get ready for a fun-filled, SpinachFest Weekend featuring none other than POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN!

    This Saturday, July 15,  Amazon Prime is running a special Popeye promotion on their social channels to let fans know that The Continuing Adventures of Popeye are now available for streaming. Be sure to check it out!

    Then, on the Mighty Mariner’s social channels and his Official YouTube channel, you’ll find a new Popeye AniMinute celebrating — you guessed it — National Fresh Spinach Day! To add to the fun?  Popeye, in collaboration with Taylor Farms, the company that produces the Popeye brand of fresh spinach, is running a giveaway contest!

     

     

    The Sweepstakes will be hosted via Facebook and Instagram on Sunday with the winner announced on Monday.  Fans are asked to like/follow Popeye and Taylor Farms and then make a comment about how they are incorporating spinach into their daily meals using #FreshSpinachSweepstakes and tagging two friends in their post.

    Prizing: 2 Winners, 1 per platform (1 on Facebook, 1 on Instagram) plus two friends each (6 total people) will win a month’s supply of fresh spinach (via redeemable coupons), courtesy of Taylor Farms. So much fun! So healthy! See the official rules below.

    OFFICIAL RULES

  3. SmartWash Honored With PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award

    We’re proud that the first-ever winner of Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award was SmartWash Solutions — a subsidiary of Taylor Farms. PMA Chief Science Officer Dr. Bob Whitaker presented the inaugural award to SmartWash Solutions President Jim Brennan at PMA’s Tech Knowledge conference earlier this month in Monterey, California.

    PMA Chief Science Officer Dr. Bob Whitaker (left) presents the inaugural PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award to SmartWash Solutions President Jim Brennan at PMA’s Tech Knowledge conference May 5 in Monterey, California, USA.

    SmartWash was given this award because its products and services harness science and technology to help address major industry challenges, and the company serves the industry as a volunteer leader.

     “The SmartWash team is honored to be the inaugural recipient of PMA’s Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award,” SmartWash Solutions President Jim Brennan said. “The SmartWash story started in 2006, after the spinach outbreak, as a small skunk works in a corner of a shuttered food processing facility with the sole focus to eliminate produce outbreaks. SmartWash Solutions was born from this effort. We endeavor to earn the trust that our customer partners place in our team to help them wash produce safely and efficiently every day. PMA’s recognition will put a little more bounce in the step of all the SmartWash team members.”

     

     

    SmartWash Solutions offers a comprehensive food safety system that focuses on the science, technology, and engineering to prevent waterborne cross contamination. While enhancing the food safety program of fresh produce packers and fresh-cut processors is the priority, SmartWash products have also been proven to increase process control, reduce operational costs, and provide a safer work environment. With the best data management system available in the industry, SmartWash is able to stay a step ahead of issues while also helping to provide valuable information to the food safety and operations teams, which is why Taylor Farms is proud to work with SmartWash and have its technology in our facilities.

  4. Dedicated to Sustainability: Taylor Farms Named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List

    Food Logistics named Taylor Farms a Top Green Providers for 2017! This annual list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry.

    “We’re honored to have received this accolade from Food Logistics and their recognition of our commitment to sustainability,” says Nicole Flewell, director of sustainability, Taylor Farms. “We will continue to pursue opportunities that take our company one-step further in our dedication to minimizing our environmental footprint, while delivering healthy fresh foods to our consumers.”

    Be sure to check out a few of Team Taylor’s recent sustainability efforts:

    “The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards, while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.”

     

     

  5. Saving Time and Eating Well This Summer Has Never Been Easier

    We have two tasty new salad kits — sold exclusively at Walmart — to celebrate the Summer Salad Season!

    Cranberry Almond Blue Cheese Shred Cutz Salad Kit includes iceberg lettuce, crunchy croutons, cherry cranberries, and slivers of almonds with a blue cheese dressing. Turn this into a entree salad with the addition of your favorite protein — may we suggest bacon?

     

    Homestyle Ranch & Cheddar Shred Cutz Salad Kit includes iceberg lettuce, crispy onions, and cheddar cheese with a creamy ranch dressing. Throw some shredded chicken on it and you’ve got a delicious, nutritious, and easy dinner!

    The crisp iceberg lettuce, premium toppings, and hand-selected dressings in these kits are perfectly refreshing for summertime! They are also super convenient because — like our other kits — everything you need is included right in the bag. The prep work is taken care of, all your veggies are washed and ready to eat, and the salad takes less than three minutes to prepare. All so you can get back to enjoying summer the way you want to — we want to help you save time to make time for the important things!

    Interested in trying one? Hurry to your local Walmart, and click here for a $1.00 off coupon! Share your salad creations with us by tagging #TaylorFarms on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.