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About Saikhon Company

by GFBlog June 28, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

Arthur Saikhon, 54 years old, is a third generation watermelon farmer in Brawley, CA and Bakersfield, CA. After graduating from Cal Poly in 1984 with an Agriculture Business Degree, he started the Saikhon Company in 1986 with his father. His grandfather immigrated to the United States from India, first settling near San Francisco and then [...]

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July is Continuing Strong with the Stars of Summer!

by GFBlog June 23, 2016 Health & Nutrition

  Lemon, you are our shining star! So many great lemon tastings in July! Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants receive fresh lemons from Limoneira Company and they provide 1.5 million lemons a year to our kitchens to get chopped and spritzed into salads, and pastas. Cool off this summer with the zesty flavors at the [...]

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Orlando Team Participates in Candlelight Vigil

by GFBlog June 23, 2016 In The Community

A number of Orlando Sweet Tomatoes managers and crew, led by Director of Operations Natalia Pacheco, helped support the community this past Sunday in the “Candlelight Vigil for Orlando” event to help honor and remember those affected by the tragedy. Natalia told her co-workers gathered at Orlando’s Lake Eola “Thank you for lending a hand [...]

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Nearly 200 Families Discovered Arthur Saikhon at the “Meet the Watermelon Farmer” Event

by GFBlog June 21, 2016 Events

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, invites its “farm-to-table” farmers to help share the “Discover Fresh” brand message that is central to the restaurants nearly 40-year tradition of bringing real farm-to-table freshness to guests. Souplantation invited one of its fresh watermelon farmers to share his unique history as another [...]

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Second Annual Orlando Crew BBQ a Resounding Success

by GFBlog June 16, 2016 Events

Teamwork, effort, efficiency, and dedication are all components of  what makes work a success. With our awesome team of hard working members, it is possible! A way to say thank you for all their hard work is to host a BBQ. More than 150 Orlando Sweet Tomatoes crew, management, family and friends attended the Second [...]

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Candlelight Vigil for Orlando – Walk Around Lake Eola

by GFBlog June 16, 2016 Events

To help honor and remember those affected by the tragic murders in Orlando this past Sunday morning, a number of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. Sweet Tomato restaurant team members plan to participate in a “Candlelight Vigil for Orlando” event that begins at dusk this coming Father’s Day Sunday at Orlando’s Lake Eola. The participating Sweet [...]

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Happy Father’s Day! Have you Decided What to Do?

by GFBlog June 14, 2016 Recipes

Father’s Day, June 19th is right around the corner, what will you do to commemorate him this Sunday? A visit? A present? Going through photos and videos? Treat Dad out? It’s a time to think about family and be together. Be together, eating and talking with no rush at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants. To [...]

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3rd Generation Local California Watermelon Farmer to Offer First 200 Families Free Watermelons in Mira Mesa

by GFBlog June 14, 2016 Press Releases

 For Immediate Release Media Contacts:    Don Cowan                                            Arthur Saikhon 619.246.7510                                         760.351.2100 dcowan@gardenfreshcorp.com              Saikhon@roadrunner.com  Fresh, Free Watermelons Available at Farmer “Meet & Greet” Event  3rd Generation Local California Watermelon Farmer to Offer First 200 Families Free Watermelons in Mira Mesa San Diego, CA – June 14, 2016 – Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., operator of Souplantation [...]

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“Meet the Watermelon Farmer” Experience is Coming to San Diego!

by GFBlog June 14, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

Arthur Saikhon, a third generation watermelon farmer and owner of Saikhon Company, in Brawley, CA, will be meeting and answering questions diners have at the “Meet the Watermelon Farmer” experience event in San Diego’s Mira Mesa Souplantation restaurant Arthur will be giving away free watermelons from his farm Thursday, June 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m., [...]

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Joan’s Broccoli Madness Salad Kit to the Rescue!

by GFBlog June 9, 2016 Kitchen Cabinet

Ever get stumped on what to make for a meal whether it’s at lunch, dinner, for yourself, or the hungry bellies waiting on you? Remember how you went to Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes restaurant and loved the taste of Joan’s Broccoli Madness® salad? Time to make it easy on yourself and bring that thought to [...]

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