Ocean Mist Blog

Budget-Friendly Sides

When preparing meals at home, the goal is usually to achieve rich flavor on a reasonable budget. This can seem tricky, which is why we’ve rounded up a few budget-friendly sides that your wallet will love just as much as your...

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September 28, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Tailgating Favorites

Football season has officially kicked off and we're sharing some of our favorite tailgating recipes that will have all the fans cheering! Keep reading for four simple recipes you can take to a tailgate or serve at your next watch...

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September 14, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Wyatt Maker, Commodity Account Manager

If you've ever wondered who keeps the cauliflower and spinach sales moving in the right direction at Ocean Mist Farms, wonder no more! We caught up with Wyatt Maker who has been our Commodity Account Manager for 16 years to hear...

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August 31, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Bring Out the Apps

There’s no better way to start a get-together than with a fun, flavorful appetizer! That’s why we have rounded up some of the most delicious starters that are perfect whether you’re fueling up for a night on the town, snacking...

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August 17, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Dip It Real Good

One of the artichoke’s biggest claim to fame is dip. Artichoke dips have remained a staple for parties and gatherings for decades due to their versatility, convenience, and deliciousness. Whether you are looking for an appetizer...

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August 3, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Lupe Mares, Production Coordinator, Value-Added

Today, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes view of Lupe Mares' day-to-day role as the Production Coordinator, Value-Added at Ocean Mist Farms. Keep reading to learn about her role at our company as well as some personal insights...

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July 20, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Grilling Season

Summertime calls for long days of soaking in the sunshine, followed by the sound and smell of fresh foods sizzling on the grill. Make the most of the grilling season by trying one of our favorite deliciously grilled dishes!

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July 13, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Meal Prep

Meal prepping is a great way to save both time and money! Whether you prefer to prep your meals for the week ahead of time, or just need simple dinner solutions you can make in a hurry, we've got you covered. 

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July 6, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Summer Dinner Party

Summertime calls for light, simple, and refreshing recipes, which is why it is the perfect time to throw a dinner party and in California that is usually al fresco! Read on to learn more about our favorite dishes for the warm...

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June 29, 2022 by Ocean Mist Farms | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Art Munoz, Harvesting Commodity Manager

"Leaf" it to Art Munoz, Harvesting Commodity Manager to tell us about Ocean Mist Farms' Gold Standard of Mix Leaf & Romaine Lettuce. He will surprise you with details on what it takes to manage such a healthy and nutritious...

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June 22, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Summer Salads

There is nothing more refreshing than a bright summer salad. And you get to mix and match a variety of seasonal vegetables! Salads are an easy way to ensure you are getting your daily servings of nutritious fruits and vegetables...

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June 15, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Comfort Foods

Good ole' fashioned comfort food is a favorite of mine, like many. Something about a warm, familiar dish just soothes the rough edges of a long day. Everyone has a different idea of what comfort foods hit the spot. Maybe you are...

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June 8, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Food Fusions

Food fusions have been around for decades. A food fusion can be two styles of foods mixed together OR two items that you don't traditionally see together being used alongside each other. When I think of food fusions, Asian fusion...

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June 2, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Gabriel Fletes, Harvesting Commodity Manager

Gabriel Fletes, Harvest Commodity Manager, has been with Ocean Mist Farms for over 20 years. He has a unique perspective on iceberg lettuce. As the American essayist, Charles Dudley Warner once wrote "lettuce is like...

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May 25, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Instant Pot Favorites

It's no secret that I've been a big fan of the Instant Pot for a few years now-especially when I'm crunched for time. I can make everything from perfectly tender chicken breast to braised Artichokes and even steamed Artichoke...

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May 18, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Low Carb Meals

Don't get me wrong, there are great complex carbs to use in meal preparation; rice, potatoes, and hearty grains are all some of my favorites. However, I do like to have keto-friendly and low-carb options in my recipe arsenal...

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May 11, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Mother's Day Favorites

Mother's Day is around the corner! And by that, I mean this weekend. I can't believe it is already May, much less Mother's Day. I am looking forward to beautiful weather and delicious eats this weekend. I have rounded up 4...

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May 4, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Luis Tapia, Production Supervisor Value-Added

Luis Tapia, Production Supervisor Value-Added, has been working in the industry for over 26 years. Most recently, he joined the Ocean Mist Foods Team becoming Jose Ibarra’s (Operations Manager) right hand in leading the...

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April 27, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Pop of Spring

Spring is officially in full swing. Not only is Spring one of my favorite seasons for the breezy and sunny days, but especially for the bright colors and flavors you often see incorporated into foods. I have rounded up some...

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April 20, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Easter-Inspired Recipes

Easter week is officially here; can you believe it? A weekend of family and friends and great food is upon us and I am very much looking forward to the delicious spread of veggies that I know I will get to enjoy this weekend....

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April 13, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Make it Vegan

I am often a plant-based eater, just because I like vegetables soo much. However, I have friends and adult-children who are plant-focused in their food selections. So for those occasions and relations, 😉 we've rounded up our...

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April 6, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Bobbielynn Galvan, Office Manager

Enjoy this month's employee spotlight for a personal "conversation" with Bobbielynn Galvan, Office Manager of nearly 15 years at our Coachella, CA cooler & distribution facility. Bobbie shares professional and personal anecdotes...

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March 30, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Build Your Own Bowl

Building your own bowl has been a popular and trending topic for a while now with build-your-own-bowl appearing on many restaurant menus. I happen to be a HUGE fan of a good bowl recipe and love to make them during the week,...

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March 23, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Arti's Adventure Giveaway

We are deep into Artichoke season and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway? You can join Arti on his trek up the coast of California as he shows off the best artichokes from winter to spring. Arti started his...

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March 16, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

8 Artichoke Facts That Will Shock You

At Ocean Mist Farms every season is Artichoke Season! However, our Artichoke Club members know that THE traditional Artichoke Season is springtime during March, April, and May. This is when you can find your favorite vegetable...

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March 9, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Meals in under 30 minutes

Life moves super fast for most of us and having quick and easy dinner options is always a plus. These meals are great for when you need quick dinner ideas or if you are trying to stick to your budget this month and are looking...

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March 2, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Julio Pulido, Receiving Manager

Do you like meeting new people? Find out more about Julio Pulido, a Receiving Manager working in our Coachella, California cooling facility. Keep reading to find out more about his work at Ocean Mist Farms and how he likes to...

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February 23, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

New Recipe Round-up

I am happy to announce that we have some delicious new Ocean Mist Farms recipes using fresh Artichokes, Brussels Sprouts  and Cauliflower. Each of these items are available in both the Season & Steam convenience line and also as...

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February 16, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Brussels Sprouts: Best Dish Roundup

Brussels Sprouts have become a commonly loved vegetable for their sweet, nutty, and smoky flavor that's hard to resist.  Our Ocean Mist farms Brussels sprouts are delightful and nutrition-rich available in both the Season &...

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February 9, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

5 Ways to Cook Cauliflower

Cauliflower has become a staple in many people's refrigerators. Whether you use Cauliflower as a rice alternative or in your favorite bowl, we have endless ways you can use this versatile vegetable. You can make your Cauliflower...

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February 2, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Vegetarian-inspired Dishes

We’ve rounded up 5 of our very best vegetarian meals! Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian or want to mix up your usual rotation of vegetarian dinner recipes, we've got something for you. From an Ocean Mist Farms Easy Grilled...

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January 26, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 8 Things to Know About Adrian Zendejas, General Manager

Adrian has been a dedicated employee for nearly 25 years and has a wealth of experience and information on the ranch. Read below to learn some of the highlights and get to know Adrian starting with how it all began.

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January 19, 2022 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

The Biggest Health Benefits of Artichokes

I often sing the praises of artichokes being easy to prepare, fun to eat and a great ingredient in salads to desserts. However, today I want to make sure that you are aware of the superior nutrition benefits found in this edible...

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January 12, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Vegetable- Inspired Spanish Dishes

Bring home the taste of Spain with these authentic Spanish recipes. From Ocean Mist Cauliflower Spanish rice to Artichoke beef burritos, these vegetable-inspired Spanish dishes will make your meal extraordinary! Colorful,...

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January 5, 2022 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

It's finally Soup Season!

There is nothing more cozy and soothing than a delicious soup to warm up with when it's cold outside. Made with healthy & hearty Ocean Mist Artichokes, Fennel, Cauliflower, & Brussels Sprouts, there is a soup for everyone....

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December 29, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Tis the Season... for the Apples

This holiday season, we are diving in headfirst and bobbing for apples! Apples are a great fruit for the holidays and they pair beautifully with Brussels Sprouts & Fennel, from Ocean Mist Farms of course! You can spice them up...

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December 22, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: A year in review

As the year comes to an end, we are here with an entire year in review featuring our amazing employees. In 2021, we spotlighted 7 Ocean Mist Farms’ employees from various departments. Each spotlight featured the employee's...

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December 15, 2021 by Hilda Medina | 0 Comments

Holiday Breads

There is no doubt that the holidays are a time for baking, baking, and more baking! From muffins to cornbread, there is always something delicious to bake around this time of the year. Whether you like to bake traditional bread...

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December 7, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Sweet & Savory Pies

Sweet pies usually get all the credit in the pie category, but we have news for you! Savory pies are a flavor to be reckoned with too. Now is the time to step up your brunch game or switch up your holiday dessert game with a...

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December 1, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Did Someone Say Turkey?

Nothing brings on the Thanksgiving spirit better than our favorite turkey recipes. From ground turkey and turkey sausage to leftover turkey, there are endless ways you can incorporate this healthy protein into chilis, soups, and...

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November 23, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Wine Down Wednesday

When you think of your favorite bottle of wine, what about it do you like best? Maybe it’s the fruity flavor of a Shiraz or the crispness in a Pinot Grigio. Although delicious, do you ever think beyond the glass? There are...

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November 16, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Lupita Renteria-Galvan, HR Manager and Wellness Committee Chair

Ocean Mist Farms’ Wellness Committee is comprised of different internal department representatives who meet monthly to review, survey and implement employee wellness initiatives throughout the year. I caught up with our HR...

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November 10, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Harvest Dinner Party

Hosting a Harvest Dinner party is something that I look forward to year-round. I'm planning my Harvest Dinner Party around Brussels Sprouts and Artichokes this year! When I think Harvest Dinner, I think of salads, soups, and...

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November 3, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

All Things Pumpkin

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin. From pumpkin spice and pumpkin seeds to pumpkin puree, I will be sharing my four favorite fall pumpkin recipes! Sure, you can carve a pumpkin or have fun making spooky pumpkin Halloween...

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October 27, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Level up your Tailgate

Having tasty snacks at your tailgate is like having a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning. Sure, you can enjoy the crisp air without it, but the experience is not the same! A delicious tailgate snack can help lighten up any...

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October 20, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Your Favorite Fall Vegetables

If the cooler weather and changing leaves are not enough to convince you that fall is here, a look into our favorite fall vegetable recipes may just do the trick. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about fall-inspired...

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October 13, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Kevin Delgado, Food Safety Processing Supervisor

Kevin joined our Food Safety & Quality Assurance team two-and-a-half years ago as our Food Safety Processing Supervisor, overseeing many day-to-day food safety operations at our Castroville cooler. Keep reading to learn more...

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October 6, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Cozy Fall Meals

Although I am sad to see summer go, its time for me to pull out the fall decorations and recipes as we look forward to the new season ahead!  I'm looking forward to the warm bowls of soup, crisp afternoons, and cozy fall meals. ...

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September 29, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Crowd Pleasing Crispy Brussels

Brussels sprouts are a very versatile vegetable and are known for their bold, nutty, and smokey taste. They are a great, crowd-pleasing addition, especially when I have friends and family over. I personally enjoy using Brussels...

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September 21, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Time- Saving Tips

Do you use your freezer to save time? I have learned that I can prep artichokes or brussels sprouts when I have the time over the weekend and pop them in the freezer for a later date. Time-saving tips are always welcome,...

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September 15, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Back to School Snacks

Afterschool snacks should never be boring, tasteless or worse... empty of nutrition!  Young minds need nutrition to function and parents everywhere are glad to avoid hangry situations for their kiddos! In fact, there are endless...

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September 8, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Jose Ibarra, Shipping Supervisor

Jose Ibarra joined the  Ocean Mist Farms' Shipping team about 2 years ago. Keep reading to learn more about Jose and what his team does each day to ensure our field fresh vegetables leave our cooler on time!

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September 1, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

How to Make and Use Cauliflower Rice

Making Cauliflower rice used to seem like a lengthy task, but it just got much easier! Whether you are trying to add veggies into a dish or are just looking for a low-carb stand-in for dinner, you have come to the right place. 

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August 25, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Back to School Time-Saving Meals

It's that time again! Your kids are headed back to the books and the early-morning, week-day craziness begins. Coming up with easy, time-saving meals that kids will love can be quite challenging. This season seems to be one of...

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August 18, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Easy Summer Salads

There is truly nothing more refreshing than a delicious summer salad. There are endless variations of fresh and bright seasonal ingredients that pair perfectly with any leafy green. I have rounded up some of my favorite, easy...

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August 11, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Candy Guzman, Freight Coordinator

Candy Guzman has worked at Ocean Mist Farms for nearly 2 years as our Freight Coordinator, an essential function to ensure our field fresh vegetables are scheduled to leave our cooler to reach your favorite restaurants and...

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August 4, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

More Flavor Please

If you cook often like me, the flavor and simplicity of a dish are your #1 focus.  The flavor itself is what makes a dish truly shine and challenges my kitchen skills and senses. When cooking for family, I try to switch it up and...

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July 28, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Summer Savory Dishes

While salads are a little more in demand during the summer months, I also enjoy a balance of heartier meals that still feel light.  I've rounded up a few tried and true savory summer recipes that are packed with flavor and fill...

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July 21, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Beat the Heat: Instant Pot Summer Favorites

When I am craving comfort food but am looking for an easier way to achieve that, I can always count on my Instant Pot. The opportunities are endless with what I can create and it's my go-to, easy-use kitchen gadget when I want to...

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July 14, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Liz Garcia, Hydrovac "Tube" Operator

Liz Garcia started working at Ocean Mist Farms in February 2003 as a 12-Pallet Forklift operator. After 2 years, she transitioned to a Hydrovac "Tube" Operator role, which is what she's been doing at Ocean Mist Farms since! Learn...

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July 7, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

July 4th Grilling Recipes

Some favorite family July 4th traditions are finding a fog-free place to watch fireworks (we've traveled to Marin, CA in the past), grilling with friends and family, and enjoying some backyard games - a corn hole tournament is...

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June 30, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

6 Reasons Brussels Sprouts Are A Nutrition Powerhouse

They may be small in size, but Brussels Sprouts are big in nutrition, flavor and versatility!  Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, Brussels Sprouts provide important health benefits to keep your body strong, and can...

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June 22, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Keep It Cool and Classy This Summer

Summertime get togethers with family and friends are some of my favorite memories.  Delayed sunsets and evening breezes are the perfect backdrop for catching up and enjoying a great meal and some of our favorite local wine. 

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June 14, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Our Favorite Veggie-Forward Meals

It's not that I don't like, or don't eat meat, but my preference is veggies.  I've even been known to make a meal out of  vegetable side dishes when eating out.  Thankfully I have a veggie loving family who understands exactly...

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June 8, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Johnny Rivas, Cooling and Receiving Manager

Johnny Rivas started working at Ocean Mist Farms nearly 10 years ago, and has been our Cooling & Receiving Manager over the last 2 years! We caught up with Johnny to learn about his job and the important work his team does to...

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June 2, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 9 Comments

Make Ahead for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a special time to gather with family and friends and honor those who have selflessly served our country. It also marks the unofficial start of the summer season, which is the perfect excuse to get outdoors and...

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May 25, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Season & Steam Dinner Solutions

At Ocean Mist Farms, we believe that vegetables should taste as good as they make you feel. Our new Season and Steam products allow you to customize your meals and enjoy deliciously tender vegetables in a matter of minutes. Just...

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May 19, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Springtime Suppers

April showers bring more than May flowers! The season of spring also provides deliciously fresh produce and is the best time to fill your plate with all of those in-season veggies. Our favorite springtime suppers are...

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May 10, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Fresh Fiesta

For this year’s Cinco de Mayo, we’re throwing a fresh fiesta full of crisp vegetables and healthy recipes. Feed your fiesta cravings and nourish your body with our Mexican-inspired favorites that put a delicious veggie twist on...

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May 4, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Lisa Fuentes, Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Lisa Fuentes started working at Ocean Mist Farms over 2 years ago as the Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance! We caught up with Lisa to learn more about her role and the essential work her team does at Ocean Mist Farms.

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April 28, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 1 Comment

Earth Day is Every Day

At Ocean Mist Farms, we remain motivated by our mission to provide customers with the best quality vegetables and uncompromising service. As the largest grower of fresh artichokes in the U.S., we have made great efforts to care...

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April 21, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Spring Refresh

Can you believe we're halfway through April? this time of year brings on the urge to shed the dullness of winter by freshening up your surroundings. To me, spring cleaning is more than just cleaning out the closet- it means...

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April 15, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

All About Purple Artichokes

Our proprietary purple artichoke variety was carefully developed with the same Gold Standard quality, taste, and eating experience artichoke aficionados have come to expect from Ocean Mist Farms. Unlike our traditional green...

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April 7, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

15 Minute Recipe Round Up

What’s better than dinner in 30 minutes? A dinner in 15 minutes! With our variety of Season & Steam vegetables, you can now have a delicious meal on the table quicker than it takes to order takeout. When you’re needing to feed...

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March 31, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Your Essential Guide to Cooking Artichokes

 It's no secret artichokes are loaded with the vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that make them a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet. Not to mention how delicious they are! But even after a year in quarantine, maybe...

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March 24, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Don't Forget Your Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We love any reason to incorporate more greens on the menu. Whether you’re hosting with green dips or toasting with green beer, we’re sharing our favorite ways to get your greens in this St. Patrick’s Day. 

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March 17, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Dinner in 6 Ingredients or Less

Let’s face it. We're all at the point where at-home cooking fatigue has reached new heights and take-out doesn't offer those nutritious, healthy options that our immune systems need. Enter our latest rotation of time-saving,...

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March 10, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Classic Recipes That Got a Refresh

Out with the old and in with the new! These tried and true recipes got a refresh, and even though we didn’t think it was possible, we love them now more than ever. Loaded with veggies and rich in flavor, you’ll never be...

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March 3, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Winter Crafts for Kids

After almost a year in this new normal and endless cold days at home, I think we can all get on-board with a little veggie-crafting in the kitchen to shake up the routine! It's the perfect way to keep the kiddos well-nourished...

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February 24, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Take Your Taco Tuesday to the Next Level

We love tacos everyday of the week, but Taco Tuesday is the perfect excuse to try something new while still taking the guessing work of "What should we have tonight?" one day out of the week. Tacos offer so much versatility to...

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February 17, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Sweet Treats with a Secret

‘Tis the season for celebrating love and sweets. A baked-from-scratch treat is the perfect way to show the one you love just how much they mean to you, especially when you secretly add the unexpected nutrition hidden in plain...

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February 10, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Not Your Typical Salads

My family is fortunate to have a big salad with dinner every night because it's such an easy way to get our daily greens in, especially in the times we're in. But sometimes I get tired of having the same salads night after night,...

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February 3, 2021 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment
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Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Danny Martinez, Coachella Plant Manager

Danny Martinez, our Coachella Plant Manager, has been working at Ocean Mist Farms for over 35 years! What has he been up to all this time?!

I caught up with Danny this week to learn just that, to find out what life looks like...

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January 27, 2021 by Julie Criswell | 7 Comments

What Nutrition Experts Have to Say About Artichokes

Here at Ocean Mist Farms, we are passionate about providing our consumers with a large variety of sustainably grown vegetables. We believe that by filling our plates with vegetables, we are properly fueling our bodies with the...

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January 20, 2021 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

Whole30 Recipe Round Up

A new year is the perfect time for us to press reset and promote healthy habits. For those looking to switch up their eating habits or just opting for more nutritious foods, doing a Whole30 is a great place to start. With a focus...

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January 13, 2021 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

Meatless Meals

The United Nations has named 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. If that is not a reason to start the year with filling my plate with fresh vegetables, what is? Besides, you follow our blog, so you know that...

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January 6, 2021 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Looking Ahead to 2021

I think it's safe to say that after the year we've all had, we are all welcoming 2021 with open arms! And with New Year's right around the corner, I thought I'd share a few things that we are excited about in the upcoming year...

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December 30, 2020 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

What's on My Holiday Table

We are looking forward to an intimate holiday dinner this year. Both of my kids will be home from college, and the four of us are doing things a bit different. With less guests to feed, we are being a little more choosy with our...

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December 23, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Santa's Little Helpers

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is having the whole family in the kitchen. When my kids were growing up, our traditions centered around festive food during the holidays even from a young age. If you ask me, it's...

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December 16, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Setting a Stunning Holiday Table

No matter what your holiday celebrations look like this year, 'tis the season to go all out with decorations. The Christmas table runner is already in place, next is to create a beautiful table setting with artichokes. Even the...

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December 9, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Tis the Season... for the Instant Pot!

If you're like me, you cooked a big feast (or two) last week, and you deserve to take it easy for a bit. So while you're breaking out the holiday decorations, dust off that Instant Pot and get ready for some cozy, quick meals....

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December 2, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Reflecting with Gratitude on the Past Year

This certainly has been a unique year putting it mildly. All the overwhelming information about the Pandemic, limited gatherings with friends & family, and new ways to attend school, etc., it can pile up! So, I’ve taken to...

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November 25, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Dishes That Don't Compete for Oven Space

Thanksgiving has always been such a special tradition in our family. We love any gathering centered around food, so it's no surprise that we love to dedicate a full day to all our family favorites, artichokes, brussels sprouts,...

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November 18, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Fan Food Favorites

Even if you're not able to gather with your favorite football crowd to watch your team, there's no reason not to have fan-worthy food! My husband and I are planning to cheer on our teams from the comfort of our own home and the...

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November 11, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Why We Love Air Fryer Veggies: Cauliflower and Broccoli

In part 3 of our air fryer series, we're talking cauliflower and broccoli! Two more veggies that cook to perfection in the air fryer. In no time, you'll have crispy, crunchy florets with all the flavor of roasting. Enjoy  as a...

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November 4, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Simmer Season

Our family absolutely loves soup! There's just something soothing about creating a comforting meal from scratch and letting it simmer on the stove for hours. Now that I'm working from home, my lunch hour is the perfect time to...

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October 28, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Katie Tossie, Organic Product Manager

Katie Tossie, our Organic Product Manager, has been working at Ocean Mist Farms for nearly 20 years on our sales team and today we're excited to offer her perspective on this week's Employee Spotlight.

Keep reading to learn more...

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October 21, 2020 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Social Media Round Up

If you've been following along with us on Instagram, you'll know that we've been busy in the kitchen finding new ways to enjoy our favorite vegetables (see new photo 😉) , especially as we get ready for the upcoming holiday...

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October 14, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Why We Love Air Fryer Veggies: Brussels Sprouts

If you don't have an air fryer already or missed our previous artichoke air fryer blog post, let me tell you it's seriously one of the best ways to get those oven-roasted veggies meal-prepped in a fraction of the time! Next up in...

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October 7, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

A Delicious Way to Boost Immunity

Now, more than ever, it's important to take extra measures to boost your immunity, particularly your body's ability to fight sickness and disease. Luckily, artichokes are a powerful and delicious food that can boost your immune...

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September 30, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Cooking Crafts with Kids

The best way to get your kiddos to eat their vegetables is by having them be part of the shopping and prepping process. When my kids were growing up, the more they helped out and were an active part of the meal prep process, the...

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September 23, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Rene Cardona, Shipping Manager

Rene Cardona has been connected to Ocean Mist Farms for "many years" as he says— exactly how many years only Rene knows 😉! These days, Rene plays an important role as the Shipping Manager in our Castroville office, overseeing...

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September 17, 2020 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Why We Love Air Fryer Veggies: Artichokes

Air fryers are all the rage these days, and for good reason! I mean…who wouldn’t want to enjoy all of the fried, crispy goodness without all of the guilt? I've loved switching up my typical roasted or steamed veggie routine with...

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September 10, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Dinner Pin-spiration

Pin one...or pin 'em all! When it’s time to switch up your meal planning routine and you’ve got fresh vegetables you need to use up, I like lean on the Pinterest app for ideas and inspiration. Get your self ready to kick off the...

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September 2, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

So-Long Summer Brunches

There’s no denying brunch has become one of my favorite weekend meals because who doesn't want to knock out two meals at once! In these last days of summer, as we ease into the virtual school schedule and get ready to welcome...

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August 26, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Food with Heart

I was surprised with a very special gift recently. One of the members of the Tottino family, Kevin's mom, delivered a homemade Artichoke Heart Loaf,  an original family recipe. It was delicious! A wonderful meatless dish full of...

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August 19, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Grilling Guide

Summer is flying by just as quickly as it came, which means now is the time to soak up every last bit of grilling season before it's gone! While your first thought might be a juicy steak, never underestimate the power (and...

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August 13, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Ismael Hernandez, Harvest Commodity Manager

Ismael Hernandez started working at Ocean Mist Farms nearly 25 years ago as the Harvest Commodity Manager overseeing broccoli production. Today, not only does Ismael continue to oversee all conventional and organic broccoli...

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August 5, 2020 by Julie Criswell | 4 Comments

Portable Picnic Food

Picnics, or simply eating outside, are a favorite warm weather activity.  With a bit more careful planning ahead, eating outside in the fresh air is the perfect physical distancing activity with friends and family. We each bring...

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July 30, 2020 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

Cook Now, Eat Later: Freeze Fresh Veggies Ahead and Reduce Food Waste!

I've been looking for silver linings each day, to reset my daily perspective.  For instance, with changes in my grocery shopping frequency and cooking more at home, I've gained a heightened awareness of food waste, and a greater...

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July 22, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Summer Menu Made Easy

One of the biggest complaints I hear from my friends is how tough it can be to come up with fresh ideas for the dinner menu every week, particularly in these current times. Whether it's a typical weeknight dinner  or an weekend...

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July 15, 2020 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

The Veggie Grilling Guide You Need This Summer

Grilling is one of the simplest ways to cook and enjoy vegetables in the summer. Our grilling cookbook is a free guide to help you perfect the grilling technique for your favorite Ocean Mist Farms veggies every time you fire up...

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July 8, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

ICYMI: Arti & Viola's Summer Romance + Gram-Worthy July 4th Dishes

My favorite thing about Ocean Mist Farms' social media is our ability to offer you a glimpse at our day-to-day and share recipe inspiration. We've been busy rolling out the very first of our purple artichokes, keeping up with...

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July 1, 2020 by Diana McClean | 3 Comments

A Three Course Patio Pairing Menu Made for Summer

I don't know about you, but evenings on the back patio have been a breath of fresh air (literally) while I've been spending more time at home. And while "dining out" has only consisted of "take-out", it has certainly given me all...

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June 24, 2020 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

Brussels Sprouts 3 Ways- Staple Cooking Methods

Brussels Sprouts have made a huge comeback in recent years. Once an unpopular addition to the dinner table, now a beloved side dish popping up on menus and dinner tables everywhere. This versatile veggie cooks quickly and works...

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June 17, 2020 by Diana McClean | 2 Comments

There's a New Girl in Town

You know and love Artie the Artichoke, but his world is about to be shaken up for the summer with a new girl in town... introducing Viola, the foreign exchange student from Italy whose purple color is all too familiar. Here's...

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June 11, 2020 by Diana McClean | 22 Comments

From Our Blogger Friends' Kitchens

We work with some amazing foodies out there to make fresh recipes that we know you'll love. Over the years, we have enlisted the help of talented food bloggers for many of our Ocean Mist Farms recipes, and lately we have been...

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June 5, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Social Media Recipe Inspiration

I don't know about you, but my social media feeds are filled with mostly recipes. It's become one of my go-to sources for meal inspiration, whether I want a full blown restaurant-worthy meal at home or just an idea that I can run...

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May 28, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Cauliflower 3 Ways

Cauliflower is in everything these days--from pizza to pasta to masquerading as gnocchi and mashed potatoes. No doubt it's one of the most versatile vegetables that can be served as a lower-carb substitute. But before you can...

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May 20, 2020 by Diana McClean | 3 Comments

National Hummus Day

It seems like there's a national holiday for everything, but I never mind the excuse to celebrate! With National Hummus Day being today, May 13, it's safe to say I planned my snack spread for today 😉. These days, it's nice to...

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May 13, 2020 by Diana McClean | 2 Comments

Easy Infographic Guides for Cooking Artichokes & More!

At Ocean Mist Farms, we do everything we can to take the intimidation out of cooking artichokes. From detailed recipes to step by step videos, it's safe to say we have the biggest bank of resources around!

Now, we've added a...

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May 6, 2020 by Diana McClean | 3 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Joe Angelo, Sales Manager

Joe Angelo joined our company 4 years ago as a member of our Sales Department. Since then, he has become our Sales Manager overseeing the day-to-day department operations. Keep reading to learn more about Joe, his role in Sales,...

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April 29, 2020 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

What Earth Day Means to Us

On this Earth Day, we are particularly grateful for the nearly 100 years of privilege stewarding our land. I've always thought that Farmers are the original stewards of the land, as they must take care of this natural resource to...

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April 22, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Kitchen Hacks to Keep Your Produce Fresh

My grocery store trips are few and far between these days, so I'm often thinking about how to make my food purchases last a little longer. In my house, we eat a lot of fresh food, which doesn't always equate to longer shelf-life....

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April 15, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Home for the (Easter) Holidays

Since being in quarantine, I can’t help but chuckle when I ask or am asked “What are you doing this weekend?” 

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April 9, 2020 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Things are Different Now

First things first: I want to share how honored I am to be working in the agriculture industry. I want to give thanks to our teams that continue to work daily to plant, cultivate, harvest and deliver fresh produce, which includes...

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April 1, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Honoring the People of Agriculture

As the largest artichoke grower in North America, we are happy to shoulder the big responsibility of protecting the land we grow on, providing quality and safe fresh produce everyday, and taking care of the dedicated employees...

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March 24, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Easy Instant Pot Meals

Avoiding the crowds and eating in a little more these days? I've been a big fan of the Instant Pot for a couple of years now because it simplifies meal prep, especially on days when I've got more than one hot meal to plan for.

...

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March 17, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

All Green Everything for St. Paddy's Day

St. Patrick's Day may be one of our favorite holidays at Ocean Mist Farms. Why? Because most of our favorite things happen to be green.

The festive recipes below are a creative way to bring the green theme to your table, whether...

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March 11, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day is Sunday, March 8, and what better way to celebrate than to surround yourself with all the women who have made an impact on your life? Whether it be a girl's night with friends or a chance to treat your...

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March 4, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Night in Tuscany

After a few months of cold weather, cabin fever has officially set in. But chances are, you don't have the luxury of jumping on a plane to travel to Tuscany right now 🙃. Why not bring the sunshine to you with a Tuscany-themed...

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February 26, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Kevin Tottino, Value-Added Production Manager

“Value Added”, “Convenience, “Precut” and “Triple Washed” are more than just buzzwords, it's here to stay in the kitchen to cut down your prep time while upping your nutrition! Just ask Kevin Tottino, Value-Added Production...

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February 19, 2020 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Artichoke Nutrition: Part 2

Trying to keep up with what is healthy one moment and harmful the next can make you feel like you're chasing your tail. But if there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that eating more green vegetables is always a good idea....

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February 12, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Soup Season

If you're a loyal blog subscriber, we imagine you've browsed our recipe library and Cooking Class video series! But did you know we also have custom Ocean Mist Farms e-cookbooks that are completely free to download? From...

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February 5, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Ar(t) You Ready for the Big Game?

It's almost time for the biggest Sunday in football, and I don't know about you, but I typically find myself more interested in the food and half-time show than the game itself. Whether you're hosting a watch party for a crowd,...

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January 29, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Fresh & Flavorful Salads

It's officially day 22 of eating salads, and you may find yourself unable to look at another sad bowl of lettuce. In my opinion, life is too short to eat boring, flavorless meals, and I've had plenty of New Year's resolutions to...

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January 22, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

The Surprising Health Benefits of Artichokes

We've all heard that it's good to eat more vegetables, but sometimes it's difficult to find the will to choose them over a side of boxed mac-n-cheese without a good reason. While I love a good indulgence every now and again, over...

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January 15, 2020 by Diana McClean | 1 Comment

Brunching with Brussels

The holiday season may be over, but that doesn't mean gatherings with loved ones has to be! There's nothing better than having a cozy meal in gathered around a table full of delicious food. Something that my girlfriends and I...

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January 8, 2020 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Glen Alameda, Logistics Manager

There's so much involved in growing our fresh produce—the right soil, the right seed, the right growing conditions, the right time of harvest— and that’s just the beginning! Coordinating all logistics for when and how our produce...

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December 30, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Happy Holidays from Ocean Mist Farms!

Season's greetings from the Ocean Mist Farms family!

Adriana  and Monica  pose with their decorated cubicles.

The Ocean Mist Farms elves have been hard at work getting the office in tip top shape for the holiday season by...

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December 23, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Warm Soups for Chili Nights

There are few things better than a bowl of warm comfort food on a cold day... especially a bowl of chili! Ocean Mist Farms vegetables can lend a little something extra to this cold weather classic. Not only do they give a...

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December 18, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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It's Not A Party Without...

No matter if it's a well-planned soiree or an impromptu get-together, dips are always a must at any party of mine. They're an invitation for your guests to mingle, snack, and make themselves right at home. Plus, they are easy to...

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December 10, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Have Your Cake and Eat (Your Veggies) Too

Holiday season is in full swing, which basically means full rights to indulge your sweet tooth for the next month. But that doesn't mean you should completely abandon eating your veggies. Over the years, with an abundance of...

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December 4, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Our Artichoke Connections

With the holidays officially kicking off in just a few short days, it's time now more than ever that we call to mind our favorite holiday memories shared around the dinner table and get the kitchen ready to whip up those favorite...

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November 25, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Thanksgiving Sidekicks

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a week away? If I am honest, I am a bit behind in planning my menu this year. But the wonderful thing about being a part of the Ocean Mist Farms team is that I am constantly inspired by our...

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November 20, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Holiday Helpers: Season & Steam Brussels Sprouts

One of the best things about the holidays is spending time in the kitchen surrounded by loved ones. But with so much cooking to be done, it doesn't hurt to cut corners where you can to spend your time where it really matters....

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November 13, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Elevated Entertaining

The holiday season has officially begun, which means more opportunities to bring loved ones into my home! The combination of the holiday spirit and the cooler temperatures create the perfect conditions for staying in together,...

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November 6, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Cook Like a Pro

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class, but don't want to pay the pretty penny to do so? Or maybe you've already had an artichoke a million-and-one amazing ways at restaurants, but now you want to bring those...

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October 30, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Whole30 & Paleo Recipes

If there is one thing I have learned from my experience entertaining over the years, it's that you have to be ready to accommodate different dietary preferences. And it's no longer just gluten or nut allergies; with the rise of...

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October 23, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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All About Cardone

If I had to guess, cardone probably isn't on your table often. In fact, many of my friends have never heard of the vegetable. This Mediterranean staple is a cousin of artichoke and considered a delicacy in traditional French and...

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October 16, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: 10 Things to Know About Sergio Oliva, Senior Systems Administrator

It’s no secret that information technology is revolutionizing industries from the inside out. This is especially true for the agriculture industry, which continues to make technological advancements to support operations, food...

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October 14, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Easy Cheesy Dishes

If that title doesn't hook you, I don't know what will. Today is all about two of my favorite things: cheesy recipes that are easy to make. I have almost committed them to memory by now, because sometimes there's nothing I'd...

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October 1, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is a hot topic right now as we all become more conscious of our own environmental impact and seek out more "green" options. This movement has also increased transparency from companies as they share how they are...

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September 25, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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A Twist On An American Classic

When you think of the most quintessential American food, what comes to mind? Think Golden Arches, drive-ins, backyard BBQ's, 4th of July parties, camping trips... what do they all have in common? That's right--a burger on the...

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September 17, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Our Annual Company Family Picnic

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a family picnic?!

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September 11, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Sweet September

After a refreshing Labor Day Weekend, I am happily welcoming the start of what I like to call Sweet September with all the promises of the fall season to come. College football has officially kicked off, the pumpkin coffee drinks...

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September 5, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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SuperShreds Superstars

If you have ever tried to hand-shred Brussels Sprouts before, you know that it can be messy, time-consuming, and not easy after a long day at work. Meet our Season & Steam SuperShreds Superfood® Brussels Sprouts, one of my...

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August 28, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Back-to-School Breakfasts: Make-Ahead Mini Frittatas & Italian Breakfast Bread

If there is one thing I know about going back to school, it's that mornings go by infinitely faster than they do in the summer. Timing out the morning routine so that breakfast didn't actually add to the stress was always a...

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August 21, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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End of Summer Celebration: Lime-Coconut Artichoke Pops

This summer went by in a blink of an eye, and I could hardly believe my eyes when I started seeing back-to-school supplies appearing in stores. It had me reminiscing of the days when my kids were growing up. We have always loved...

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August 14, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know About Francisco Castaneda, Production Manager of Sea Mist Farms

Francisco Castaneda started working as the Production Assistant for one of Ocean Mist Farms' branches,  Sea Mist Farms, in September 2009 and has since become the Production Manager for all Sea Mist Farms production. Francisco's...

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August 6, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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If You Can't Take the Heat... Make These Perfect No-Cook Summer Dishes!

In the height of summer the last place I want to be is standing over a hot stove in a cooped up kitchen when I can be enjoying al fresco dining out on the patio with my favorite no-cook dishes! I've been gravitating towards...

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July 31, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Fresh Produce Packaging - Good to Know

In the early 1960’s, it was revolutionary to field pack lettuce into a cellophane wrap. Revolutionary in field harvesting practices and in the store, providing branding of a commodity item, protection from over handling and...

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July 23, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Hot and Cold Comfort Food

If there's one thing we can all agree on, I think it's the fact that there's never a bad time for comfort food. Whether you're having a particularly stressful day or celebrating a special occasion, something carb-y, cheesy,...

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July 17, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Ocean Mist Organic Field Tour- OPS Preview

Today marks day 1 of the Organic Produce Summit (OPS) in Monterey, CA, a two-day annual event that brings organic produce buyers and producers together.  Not only is OPS the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face with our...

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July 9, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know About Jacob Perez, Harvest Commodity Manager

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes action that goes into getting our Ocean Mist Farms produce from our field to your table. Just ask Jacob Perez, the Harvest Commodity Manager who oversees our Brussels Sprouts and specialty crop...

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July 3, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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The Start of Summer and Stuffed Artichokes

The summer season has officially started, and we are in full outdoor dinner-party mode! With the longer days and warmer summer nights, our friends are eager to come by and enjoy a slow meal on the deck. One of my favorite dishes...

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June 26, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Summer Snack Hack

School is out and the first day of summer is right around the corner.  I hope that your schedules relax a bit and meal times become more casual, simple and hopefully outside! Here is a delicious and simple snack hack to answer...

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June 19, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Elevate Your Chicken Dinner

I don't know about you, but the thought of eating chicken for dinner isn't always the most exciting. In fact, my family used to respond with an sigh of displeasure when they saw baked chicken on the menu. 

But chicken is such an...

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June 9, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Secret Ingredient "Cheese" Sauce

Entertaining is a long-standing tradition in our family. There are few things more rewarding than inviting family and friends in and making them feel right at home. Something that has always been very important to me is serving...

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June 4, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Top 5 Questions We're Asked On Artichoke Field Tours

If you’ve seen our Instagram stories over the last month, you'll know that we’ve been out in the artichoke fields showing future ag leaders and chefs-in-training what the life of an Ocean Mist Farms artichoke looks like from seed...

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May 29, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Easy Meals for the End of School Year Madness

When my kids were in school, it seemed like May was always jam-packed with end of the year festivities. Between the parties, award ceremonies, studying for finals, and graduations to attend, the calendar filled up fast. With all...

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May 22, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Make-Ahead Memorial Day Dishes

Memorial Day is a special holiday as it gives us the opportunity to collectively pause and express gratitude for all servicemen and servicewomen, both past and present, who have chosen to give so much for our country. This...

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May 14, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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National Shrimp Day: Brussels Sprouts, Shrimp, & Sweet Baby Broccoli Salad

I love keeping up with national food "holidays" because they bring me new ideas on what to make for dinner, which means less time and energy spent coming up with them on my own! With today being National Shrimp Day, I...

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May 8, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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National Barbecue Month

For me and my family, truly any day is a Barbecue Day. Fewer dishes to clean up and less commotion in the kitchen. Plus if the weather is cooperating, al fresco dining is just plain relaxing.  May is National Barbecue Month, so...

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May 3, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Roasted Cauliflower and Arugula Salad

Spring is in full bloom, and this warmer weather has me craving light, fresh salads with simple ingredients that can be put together in no time. This is not your average salad, and it proves that eating healthy doesn't mean...

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April 24, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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A Castroville Field Experience

Spring is an exciting season for so many with warmer weather, spring break, spring time produce, Easter egg hunts and the perfect spring time recipes of course, like the Instant Pot Lemon and White Wine Artichokes.  It's also an...

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April 17, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know About Dale Huss, VP of Artichoke Production

Dale Huss, our VP of Artichoke Production, has been working for the Ocean Mist Farms family of companies since 1986, which means he’s been instrumental in maintaining our Ocean Mist Farms artichoke’s Gold Standard for that last...

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April 10, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Ocean Mist Farms is THE Gold Standard

It's such a good feeling to come into work everyday knowing that I work for a company that is truly committed to the highest standards in every way.  That commitment is what has made Ocean Mist Farms the Gold Standard in...
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April 3, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know About Loreana Medina

Loreana joined Ocean Mist Farms in 2014. As our Senior Safety & Workers’ Compensation Manager, her role is to ensure regulatory compliance and oversee all of our safety management programs.

Since the ag industry "ranks among the...

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March 27, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Stewarding the Land

Nearly 100 years ago, the founders of Ocean Mist Farms set roots in Castroville, California with the goal of growing the very best quality vegetables for their families and surrounding community.  And with that goal, came the the...

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March 19, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Artichoke Chicken Soup

In the middle of cold and flu season, chicken soup is one of those recipes you need to have ready to go at a moment’s notice. I’ve lost track of the amount of times I have whipped up a bowl for my family, and to be honest, I...

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March 12, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know About Jeff Percy, VP of Production, South

Jeff joined Ocean Mist Farms 27 years ago overseeing all production in our Yuma, Coachella, and Imperial Valley growing regions. In fact, Jeff actually pioneered these winter growing locations for our company by creating Desert...

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March 7, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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Coachella Field Experience

Dan Solomon is one of many expert growers here at Ocean Mist Farms. In fact, he’s the Organic Production Manager behind Ocean Mist Organic , which means he’s instrumental in getting a lot of the fresh veggies you love from our...

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February 27, 2019 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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The ART-ichoke of Soup

Mother Nature doesn't always get the memo that we've had enough winter. However, it makes the perfect excuse for soup season to continue in your kitchen. For me, there's nothing quite like coming home from a long day to a steamy,...

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February 19, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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National Italian Food Day

I’ve been on a National Food Day kick lately-National Cake Pop Day, National Chopsticks Day-and we now have one more very important “Day” to celebrate today...National Italian Food Day!

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February 13, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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National Chopsticks Day

Today is National Chopsticks Day which gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about our Sweet Baby Broccoli Stir-fry - a recipe making it's first appearance on the blog today!

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February 6, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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National Cake Pop Day

With National Cake Pop Day just a couple of days away, it's the perfect time to talk artichokes...for real!  At Ocean Mist Farms we love our veggies, but we also love a little chocolate too.  So when we have a chance to enjoy...

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January 30, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Coachella Valley, California - Home of the Desert Artichoke

Touring artichoke fields with Dale Huss, VP of Artichoke Production for Ocean Mist Farms, aka The Artichoke Whisperer, is a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. To hear his passion, conviction and depth of knowledge about...

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January 23, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Stuffed Artichokes 3 Ways

"Stuffed" is one of my favorite ways to eat artichokes.  I love how all the flavors blend together while cooking, and they just feel like a more complete side dish with all the extra goodies on top.  Today, I want to share three... Read More
January 16, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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All About Brussels Sprouts

They may be small in size, but Brussels Sprouts are big on nutrition, flavor and versatility!  Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, Brussels Sprouts provide important health benefits to keep your body strong, and can...

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January 9, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Cauliflower Slow Cooker Chili

While quick, fresh and easy is often the theme of my weeknight dinner menu, on the weekends I enjoy time in the kitchen and the slower pace of a favorite meal coming together.  During these cooler winter months, chili is a...

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January 4, 2019 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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New Year's Worthy Party Dips

With Christmas barely in the rear view mirror, it's already time to be putting together a party menu worthy of ringing in the new year with all your favorite people.  One of the nice things about New Year's parties for me is that...

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December 26, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Hassle Free Holiday Appetizer

This weekend we are invited to a holiday cocktail and appetizer party.  This party is to celebrate our neighbor, Ted, who successfully opened his very own Christmas Tree Farm with a blockbuster turnout of over 3,000 tree cutters...

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December 19, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments
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Christmas Breakfast

Christmas breakfast has always been a special part of Christmas Day.  The presents have been opened and the excitement of the morning is settling down into a quiet contentment. 

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December 11, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know about Oscar Cervantes

Oscar started his journey with Ocean Mist Farms in 2018 when he was hired as The Safety and Compliance Specialist.

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December 5, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments
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Holiday Appetizer Recipe - Artichoke Nachos

The holidays are in full swing and with that comes family gatherings, great food and a whole lot of fun!

Our two-hundred-foot private sledding run is being groomed as I write this which means that my Southern California family is...

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November 28, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments
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Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year.  It marks the first big college break when I enjoy some quality time with my kiddos and also gives me a great excuse to pull out some of my favorite recipes and cook to my heart's...

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November 21, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Ten Things to Know about Art Munoz, Commodity Manager

Art started his journey at Valley Pride Inc, a sister company of Ocean Mist Farms in 1987. He worked in the fields cutting spinach until he became a foreman five years later. He is now working as the Mix/Romaine Commodity Manager...

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November 14, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments
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Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts Salad with Paleo Poppyseed Dressing

Today, I've got a game changer in the Brussels sprouts department.  I mean, full on, game changer with both flavor AND with time-savings.  I promised you'll be hooked with just one bite.

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November 7, 2018 by Chrissa Benson | 0 Comments
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Behind the Scenes - Bringing Our Produce To Your Table!

Have you ever wondered how the artichokes on your table get there? Or why you see a certain brand of lettuce on the grocery store shelf?

There’s an intricate buying and selling process that begins at industry conventions across... Read More
October 31, 2018 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments
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