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  1. Our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

    How we make our products matters. We want our energy to be clean, reliable, and affordable. Taylor Farms currently uses energy from solar panels, a wind turbine, cogeneration, and fuel cells at many of our factories around the country. These installations are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and our energy costs.

    This month we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of the installation of the solar panels at our Dallas, TX facility. Since January 2017, they have produced 1,528,141 kWh of power. There have been 1,137 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions sequestered, which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 244 passenger vehicles driven for one year and to the CO2 emissions from 123 homes’ energy use for one year.

    Last month we celebrated two installation anniversaries — in November 2012 we activated a Bloom fuel cell at our Salinas, CA plant, and in November 2014 we began operating one of the Salinas Valley’s first wind turbines to help power our Gonzales, CA vegetable processing facility.

    The Bloom box is comprised of five 200-kilowatt fuel cells that convert natural gas into electricity without the combustion required by a conventional electrical generator. The power produced by the fuel cell is 21% cleaner than the traditional utility grid and has nearly eliminated nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide emissions. Also, it produces electricity using virtually no water, which is close to 100% less than an average power plant.

    The blades of the 398-foot tall wind turbine in Gonzales spin up to 20 rotations per minute and supply up to one megawatt of power. It produces approximately 15% of the energy needs at the facility. Since 2015, the wind turbine has produced 7,760,418.59 kWh of electricity. The greenhouse gas emissions avoided are equivalent to 14,155,479 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, and equivalent to the energy used to power 624 homes per year.

    Our commitment to sustainability goes hand in hand with our mission to make healthy fresh foods for our consumers. We know that one bag of salad won’t change the world, but how we make it might, so we’ll continue to invest in resources to produce healthy, high-quality food powered by renewable energy.

  2. For The Love of Greens

    Could one day truly equal a $20 billion industry? Yes, and love it or hate it – today is the day – Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Here at Taylor Farms we strive to not only bring flavorful, healthy, and convenient items to your table every day, but provide you with tips and insights on simple ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. So, in the spirit of love, we are challenging you — rather than buying flowers and chocolates, invest in yourself and show the one you love by investing in them!

    Taylor Farms is hosting an amazing #ForTheLoveOfGreeens giveaway! We’re giving 2 lucky fans (and their loved ones) the chance to win a month’s supply of our new Crafted Kit Salads, as well as a $50 gift card to Acorns – a micro investing service that helps you invest your money on your journey to financial health!

     

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    Here’s how to enter:

    1) Follow Taylor Farms on Facebook and/or Instagram.

    2) Find the #ForTheLoveOfGreens giveaway post, and tag the one you love.

    It’s. That. Simple. And #ForTheLoveOfGreens – do it now.

    Giveaway closes 2/15/18 at 10:00 am PST. Open only to U.S residents, 18+.

    As we said, we want you to keep it fresh this Valentine’s Day – skip the chocolate, cupcakes, candy, and cookies and invest in yourself and the one you love by enjoying a flavorful and healthy meal, as well.

    Blogger Marie Reginato, of 8th and Lake, is spending this afternoon relaxing with loved ones and nibbling on chocolate, freshly baked bread, and a big salad. “I mean, I have to offset all the chocolate from the day,” she notes.

    Instead of a basic salad, Reginato is using Taylor Farms NEW Edamame Asian Crunch Crafted Salad Kit as a base for her Edamame and Cashew Crunch Salad. This salad includes crunchy bites of cashews and fire roasted edamame tossed with creamy avocado and apple slices. Drizzle with the kit-included sweet sesame-honey dressing, and you’ve got yourself a colorful and delicious salad that comes together in minutes.

  3. Watch: Highlighting Winter Growing Season from Taylor Farms’ Yuma Fields

    PRO*ACT USA went to Yuma, AZ, and interviewed Albert Garnica, VP of Ag Operations for Taylor Farms, to get an update on our Yuma operations this winter.

    Albert touched on the different growing regions and microclimates present in the Arizona desert, and how transitioning growing regions throughout the year from California to Arizona (and back) helps Taylor Farms provide consistent and quality fresh produce year round.

    He also shared some of the challenges we’re facing right now, and why we have a positive outlook for the next several weeks! Watch the full interview here:

     

  4. Two Down, Eight to Go!

    Taylor Farms is participating in an exciting national college tour giveaway, alongside 15 other food brands. The giveaways, hosted by Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen, are taking place between now and February 16 at ten college campuses around the United States.

    Each college ambassador is hosting a scavenger hunt on campus, with clues posted on participating companies’ Instagram stories leading students to special giveaway boxes filled with prizes from the brands! Students are watching these “stories” to figure out where on campus the prize is hidden. Follow along with the hunt on the @yourtaylorfarms Instagram!

    Participating brands include:

    • Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen
    • Taylor Farms
    • Enlightened
    • Encha
    • Rhythm Superfoods
    • Gr8nola
    • Beanitos
    • Live Love Pop
    • Four Sigmatic
    • Mother in Law’s
    • Annie’s
    • Good Zebras
    • True Jerky
    • Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
    • Simply Gum
    • Regrained

    “We’re very excited to team-up with such reputable brands for these college giveaways,” said Christina Barnard, Taylor Farms Director of Marketing. “This is a great opportunity to bring delicious, healthy foods to campuses across the nation while introducing ourselves to the next generation of salad shoppers.”

    Congratulations to the first two Scavenger Hunt winners….

    Harvard student Layla Kousari (@layla_kousari)

    And SUNY Binghamton student Zac Lomas (@zlomas)!

    Today we’re heading to NYU! Other stops on the hunt include Georgetown, UC San Diego, UCLA, USC, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis.

    On February 17, all participating brands will finish the college tour with the final giveaway open to all Instagram followers, so stay tuned!

  5. #NotJustGuac Giveaway

    On a day that is dedicated to all-day snacking, why limit your avocado intake to just guacamole? We’ve partnered with Mission Avocados for a #NotJustGuac giveaway and to bring you a series of creative dishes to help you kick off game day with a menu packed with tasty avocados and greens!

    Enter this week for your chance to win the ultimate Prize Pack — 1 case of Mission Avocados, a variety of Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits, and a $100 gift card. {3 Lucky winners will be selected}

    Here’s how to enter:
    – Follow @missionavocados and @yourtaylorfarms
    – Tag 3 or more friends in our #NotJustGuac giveaway announcement post
    – For extra entries, share your #NotJustGuac recipes with us on Instagram!

    Giveaway closes January 31 at 12:00 PM PST, and the three winners will be announced on February 1.

     

    Need some game day appetizer inspiration? Check out these recipes that are guaranteed to score with your party guests:

    Vegan BBQ Lettuce Cups with Avocado Aioli

     

    Ahi Tuna Boats with Butternut Squash & Avocado Salsa

     

    Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Avocado + Southwest Chopped Salad

     

    These tasty snacks will have your friends cheering for more! Can’t wait to see your #NotJustGuac creations.