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Garden Fresh Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Second Campaign to Fight Childhood Cancer Begins September 1st!

by GFBlog August 23, 2016 Company News

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants across the nation are joining St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in their battle to help kids beat cancer and other serious diseases once again with a second campaign. The passion and effort of the Garden Fresh restaurants teams, combined with the generosity from [...]

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Fourth Generation Cheese Maker Develops Creamy Ithaki Feta

by GFBlog August 18, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

Secret ingredients and recipes are the heart and soul of food. But those recipes, like the fast food fried chicken chain that claims it has “Eleven secret herbs and spices” in its signature chicken, are closely guarded and for good reason. Fourth generation cheese maker Chuck Krause, majority owner and operator of Tucumcari Mountain Cheese [...]

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Fowers Fruit Ranch Provides Cherries for Cherry Nut Muffin

by GFBlog August 9, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

Don’t you just love the smell of freshly baked muffins, bread, and focaccia’s when you gaze around deciding what to eat? You might smell the freshly baked cherry-walnut duo, “Cherry Nut Muffin” available until the 10th at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants. Cherries used in the recipe for the Cherry Nut Muffin, come from Fowers [...]

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Wawona Frozen Foods Provides Peaches for Summer Harvest Cobbler

by GFBlog August 4, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

California’s San Joaquin Valley provides ideal conditions to grow stone fruits, particularly freestone and clingstone peaches. A blend of freestone peaches from Wawona Frozen Foods, a third-generation family business based in Clovis, is one of the ingredients in the Summer Harvest Cobbler, available in the restaurants from August 8-14. Wawona Frozen Foods predecessor company, Wawona [...]

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Responding to Voter Dissatisfaction, Garden Fresh Offers Two Fresh Choices to Create Savory Presidential Election Year Options

by GFBlog July 29, 2016 Fun Stuff

Can’t make up your mind on who to vote for in this year’s presidential election?  The Garden Fresh Marketing Creative Team is busy putting together some options, nominating two saucy choices that are both fun and tasty. John Krueger, owner of Krueger Communications, Garden Fresh’s advertising agency of record, says he wanted to give everyone [...]

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Lady Lake Sweet Tomatoes Featured in the Villages Newsletter

by GFBlog July 29, 2016 In The Community

The following story was published in The Villages Homeowners Association Voice. It is a review of the Lady Lake Sweet Tomatoes, managed by Carlos Gonzalez. “For the last six years Sweet Tomatoes has provided Villagers with the freshest, most wholesome, and delicious salads, soups and entrees. In a unique all-you-can-eat dining experience, you can create [...]

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Schaap’s ‘Back Nine’ Dairy Provides Milk for Garden Fresh Feta Cheese

by GFBlog July 28, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

In August’s Picnic menu, we are featuring the “Classic Greek Salad” offered at dinner only. One of the key ingredients that makes the Greek salad so delicious is the feta cheese. Feta is a rich and creamy soft cheese of Greece. In order to make great feta, it starts with the milk. One example of [...]

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Guests ‘Discover Fresh’ as they Meet Innovative Urban ‘Nerd’ Farmer

by GFBlog July 28, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

Pierre Sleiman Jr., CEO of Go Green Agriculture and self-professed “nerd farmer,” and Garden Fresh CEO John Morberg teamed up again to enlighten guests about the local farm-to-table “Discover Fresh” story at the Point Loma Souplantation last Thursday. The two first met with San Diego area guests last September for a similar “meet the farmer” [...]

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Have a Picnic with Us this August

by GFBlog July 26, 2016 Health & Nutrition

Picnics are a summer favorite with friends and family. How do you spend your picnic days? Outside on a grassy field at the park lounging on blankets catching up on each other’s life…or at a breathtaking scenic spot toasting a glass of bubbly and nibbling away? In August, we are bringing picnic recipes indoor to [...]

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“Lettuce” Present to you, Local 100% Organic Hydroponic Lettuce Event July 21st in San Diego!

by GFBlog July 19, 2016 Farmers & Fresh Produce

What makes the “Make-Your-Own Chicken or Vegetarian Wraps” so delicious besides the savory chicken or vegetarian filling? The butter lettuce! But, how is that butter lettuce grown? Pierre Sleiman Jr., CEO and Founder of Go Green Agriculture will be sharing his local 100% organic hydroponic farm-to-table fresh lettuce story with guests this Thursday, July 21, [...]

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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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