(Tractor wheel rolling through a farm, and a farmer holding a head of cauliflower.)

HOW THE FARM

GETS TO YOUR TABLE

When you know where your produce comes from, and who grows it, you know that it’s fresh. We know our farmers and we’d like you to get to know them, too.

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MOUNTAIN MEADOW MUSHROOMS FARM

Escondido, CA
Picture of Local Mushrooms.

Gary Crouch runs Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farms in Escondido, CA. He hand picks local customers who share his values. The mushrooms are delivered within hours of harvest for maximum freshness. To Gary, relationships matter. One taste of his Mushroom soup and you’ll be glad we’re friends with Gary.

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CAMPBELL RANCHES

Lompoc, CA
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Bob Campbell farms 160 cauliflower acres just for us. The harvest is timed to the exact day for maximum freshness. As soon as the cauliflower reaches our kitchens, it’s hand-cut and taken to the restaurant. It’s heads above any other cauliflower.

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MURANAKA FARM

Moorpark, CA
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You have to be highly skilled to grow a Radish. They grow fast over a short period of time, so if a problem occurs, you have to deal with it immediately or lose the crop. Muranaka Farm is an expert in growing radishes. One crisp, earthy, spicy bite and you’ll know: Muranaka is the radish master.

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LIMONEIRA

Santa Paula, CA
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Limoneira, or “The Place of Lemons,” has been a leader in citrus farming for over a century. Guests enjoy 1.5 million lemons a year in our restaurants. They’re delivered 2-3 times a week. Chopped in our kitchen and squeezed fresh onto our salads and pastas in the restaurant. We don’t like lemons, we LOVE them.

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MURANAKA FARM

Moorpark, CA
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Muranaka beets are tasty, vitamin rich, colorful and delicious. Our restaurants pickle our beets with our artisan blend of pickling spices and vinegar. You can taste the difference.

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CAMPBELL RANCHES

LOMPOC, CA
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Broccoli Bob Campbell farms 160 acres just for us. The harvest is timed to the exact day for maximum freshness. As soon as the broccoli reaches our kitchens, it’s hand-cut and taken to the restaurant. Taste Joan’s Broccoli Madness. It’s crazy fresh.

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CA SWEET POTATO COMPANY

Livingston, CA
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“Sweet Potato Joe” started the company right after World War II. Over 70 years later, sweet potatoes have been the mainstay for the Alvernaz family. Their farm is now one of California’s prominent family owned and operated sweet potato operations, shipping more than 300,000 cartons of healthy, vitamin rich, and delicious Sweet Potatoes per year.

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GREENGATE FRESH FARMS

Salinas, CA & Yuma, AZ
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This unique and ever-changing, seasonally-fresh blend of green romaine, red tango, baby spinach, red chard, red romaine, arugula, and Lolla Rose is field crisp and bursting with flavor and goodness.

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Our farmers

Our produce doesn’t come from a freezer or a big corporation. It’s harvested fresh from the earth from family farmers like Broccoli Bob Campbell and Charles Muranaka. Trusted growers who are our friends, our partners, our heroes. The more you discover them, the more you’ll discover fresh.

Gary Crouch

Years Farming: 34 years

Grows: White Mushrooms, Cremini, Portobello, Oyster, Shitake

Garden Fresh Acreage: 7 acres a year

Favorite Vegetable: Tomato

Favorite Fruit: Banana

Photo of Our farmers – Gary Crouch

Years Farming: 45 years (Since 1970)

Grows: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbages, Iceberg, Romaine, Celery, Cilantro

Garden Fresh Acreage: 520 acres a year

Favorite Vegetable: Broccoli

Favorite Fruit: Banana

Pastime: Family time

Photo of Our farmers – “Broccoli” Bob Campbell

Farm Founded: Over 50 years ago

Grows: Citrus, Grapes, Stone fruit

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Favorite Fruit: CaraCara Oranges

Pastime: Singing and Music

Photo of Our farmers – Jennifer Westerhoff

Years Farming: 15 years

Grows: Broccoli, Lettuce, Romaine, Green Leaf, Cilantro, Corn, Asparagus, Cantaloupe, Green Onions, Watermelon

Garden Fresh Acreage: 3 acres a week

Favorite Vegetable: Asparagus

Favorite Fruit: Watermelon

Pastime: Family time. Hanging out with the kids.

Photo of Our farmers – Tommy McClosky

Charles Muranaka

Family Farm Founded: 1964

Farm Teammate: Since 1994

Grows: Leeks, Kale, Parsley, Beets, Spinach

Favorite Vegetable: Tuscan Lacinato Kale

Pastime: Basketball

Photo of Our farmers – Charles Muranaka

Grows: Iceberg, Romaine, Spinach, Spring Mix, Red and Green Cabbage & Arugula

Favorite Vegetable: Tomatoes

Favorite Fruit: Watermelon

Pastime: Hunting and Fishing

Photo of Our farmers – David Root
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I enjoy supporting them a lot because they support local farming. That’s not cheap these days you know they could go to the LA market and buy a bunch of it off the street and it could be coming from who knows where. But that’s not what they are all about. The want to give the customer the freshest, best stuff they could find.


Gary Crouch

Mountain Meadow Mushrooms, Escondido, CA
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We have been and must continue to be good stewards of the land. That’s sustainability.


“Broccoli” Bob Campbell

Campbell Ranches, CA
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When we pick and pack, it’s typically shipped within the first couple of days. So the freshness of it is a quick turnaround. Because we’re maybe a day and a half away.


Jennifer Westerhoff

Classic Harvest, CA
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We’ve run clean fuel for a long time. Moving towards hybrid vehicles and CNG power and things like that.


Charles Muranaka

Muranaka Farms, Moorpark, CA