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When Limoneira Gives Us Lemons, We Make Salads, Pasta, and Muffins

by admin April 2, 2015 Around the Table

122 YEARS AND STILL FRESH. Limoneira, or “The Place of Lemons,” has been a leader in citrus farming for over a century. Today their focus on sustainability, solar energy and workforce housing is legendary. Not to mention their delicious lemons. HOW DO YOU CREATE THE PERFECT LEMON? On the Pacific coast, begin with an east/west [...]

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GARDEN FRESH INTRODUCES SPRING WITH LEMONICIOUS MENU IN APRIL

by rharper March 31, 2015 Industry News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Garden Fresh Introduces Spring with Lemonicious Menu in April Salad, muffin, pasta and dessert features lemons as the starring ingredient San Diego, Calif – March 31, 2015 – Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants, announces it’s going tart and tangy for the month of April, welcoming [...]

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Patrick Warburton is the New Voice of Souplantation and Fresh Produce is VERY Afraid

by rharper March 16, 2015 Industry News

  Update:  Hear the new radio spot: A Berry Delicious Picnic San Diego, Calif. — March 16, 2015 – Patrick Warburton, soon to be appearing in “Ted 2” and former star of “Seinfeld” and “Rules of Engagement,” is the voice of Souplantation’s new “Discover Fresh” radio campaign — running in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland [...]

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A Fresh Take on Transparency

by rharper March 13, 2015 Industry News

When Technomic released a study last year that researched transparency in the supply chain, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation CEO John Morberg took the data seriously. The study found that most consumers want restaurants to be more transparent about ingredients, and Morberg knew customers at Garden Fresh’s Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants were no different. “Guests [...]

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March’s Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Friendly Menu at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

by admin March 10, 2015 Health & Nutrition

March brings the gift of Spring and brighter days!  Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes is serving a hearty helping of nostalgia with family favorites like Classic Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Focaccia Dippers.  Enjoy delicious greens and celebrate St. Patrick’s day with Provencal Green Bean & Potato salad or Mandarin Spinach w/ Caramelized Walnuts salad.  Drop in after [...]

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6 Ingredients One Masterpiece

by admin March 6, 2015 Health & Nutrition

WATER, SALT, SUGAR, OIL, FLOUR, YEAST. That’s our focaccia dough. Simply amazing. QUATRO FORMAGGIO FOCACCIA! YUM. Our pizza sauce is made from scratch with onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, basil, carrots, and tomatoes. Topped with the finest Mozzarella and Parmesan, with fresh Asiago and Romano right off the block. CHEESY GARLIC FOCACCIA! YUM. YUM. California garlic [...]

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In The Mood For Comfort Food

by GFBlog February 26, 2015 Around the Table

Remember when life’s little worries could be solved by a warm bowl of Grandma’s chicken soup or a piece of Mom’s fresh baked bread?  As an adult maybe a warm cup of tea or piece of dark chocolate kept the blues at bay.  Many cultures have go-to comfort foods, wholesome family favorites that are shared [...]

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Garden Fresh Brand Revitalization Results in Sales Success

by rharper February 23, 2015 Company News

Garden Fresh Brand Revitalization Results in Sales Success   Introduces in-store brand ambassadors, Farm Teams   San Diego, Calif. — February 23, 2015 – Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company for Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants, announces its best month of sales in more than six years. For the month of January, same store sales [...]

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February’s Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Friendly Menu at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

by admin February 9, 2015 Health & Nutrition

February is month filled with celebrations! Bring your special someone to Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes and celebrate Valentine’s Day with our luscious Red Velvet Cake. Bring a crowd for a taste of Mardi Gras with Ragin’ Cajun with Chicken and Spiced Pecans Salad, Spicy Cajun Shells, or a French Quarter Praline Muffin. This month we have the [...]

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Before You Grow Mushrooms You Have To Create Soil

by admin February 2, 2015 Around the Table

CREATING SOIL IS LIKE BAKING A CAKE. Straw is the flour, cotton seed is the sugar and almond shells are the eggs. The compost needs to “bake” at 180 degrees as it transforms into soil. Sounds easy! Not. GARY IS THE MUSHROOM MAN. Gary Crouch and his partner Roberto Ramirez run Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farms [...]

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Let's just say within 24 hours of being in the ground, it's on a refrigerated truck on its way to us. Our food is made from scratch every day. Our salad bar buffet features over 50 fresh ingredients, including specialty tossed and prepared salads. In addition to salads, we server original recipe hot pastas, hand-crafted soups, scratch-made muffins, and Focaccia breads in our hot buffet. Create. Indulge. Enjoy.


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