January 24, 2014

Deardorff Family Farms Donates Salad Bar To Oxnard School

TODAY, United Fresh Produce Association posted this story about Deardorff Family Farms’ Donation to Students.

Vasken Khanjian hosts trivia contest with 
students with featuring Tasti-Lee tomatoes.

Last week, representatives from Deardorff Family Farms hosted an event with the 6th and 7th grade classes at the E.O. Green Junior High School, which is part of the Hueneme Elementary School District in Oxnard, CA. They educated students about their local growing operation, located down the road from the school, and provided samples of their Tasti-Lee Tomatoes.

“This donation is an excellent example of how produce companies can support United’s child nutrition programs, while promoting increased fruit and vegetable consumption with children in their communities,” said Andrew Marshall, United’s policy and grassroots manager.

Students at the E.O. Green Junior High School
enjoying their new salad bar, thanks to Bejo Seeds
and Deardorff Family Farms
Scott Deardorff, partner of Deardorff Family Farms, shared the history of his family’s business and some of their farming methods that create the bounty that fills Ventura County. Vasken Khanjian, business development director for Deardorff Family Farms, hosted a trivia contest with the students that showcased recipes featuring Tasti-Lee tomatoes.

The school received their salad bar at the beginning of the school year as part of United Fresh Produce Association’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools campaign, and now students have access to a wide variety of fresh produce options each day.

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