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San Miguel Produce, Inc. makers of Cut ‘N Clean Greens will celebrate National Kale Day on October 7th, 2015 with their second annual “Give ‘em Kale” Campaign with a goal to give away 12,000 bunches of free kale. Watch our video recap of last year,...

Our very own Jan Berk, COO at San Miguel Produce, will be one of the many distinguished panelists at this year's Ventura County Agricultural Summit.

Jan will be participating in the second panel starting around 11:15 AM on Friday, September 11, 2015. The topic of discussion is titled Distribution: From Field to Fork....

You can banish the green food dye for your St. Patrick's Day celebration. Everything you want to "green up" can be naturally colored green, often using leafy greens.

 

  • A copycat Shamrock Shake? Mint and some mild spinach does the trick. Or kale will also do the job nicely...

We're always delighted to share our knowledge about farming and agriculture, so we were happy to participate in the recent Agriculture Career Fair that connected Ventura County Calif. students with opportunities in the ag community.

Students had the opportunity to explore careers and internships in...

Alise and Garrett visited Sheridan Way Elementary School classrooms to help educate students about kale alongside dedicated teachers.  We send our thanks to the 200 Ventura Unified School District...

The kale, baby Shanghai bok choy, pineapple, mango and coconut water smoothie that 5,000 participants at the...

Our local Farm to School Program featured our spinach last month in their "Harvest of the Month" program. 

We received a very nice thank you e-mail from one of the teachers.

"The students LOVED it,...

Who says your greens have to stay on the dinner plate for Christmas day? Not us!

 We've found some creative ways home cooks who seamlessly worked kale, chard and spinach into their desserts....

If you're going to eat brownies, and we know you are, why not get a daily dose of kale in there, too?

 When presented with the idea phrase, Kale Brownies, many might ask, "Why?"

We ask, "Why not?"

 Here,...

Santa is working hard this holiday season, what better way to refresh with a green smoothie? Perhaps a Kale, Oatmeal and Raisin cookie smoothie!

http://www.cutnclean.com/recipes/kale-oatmeal-raisin-smoothie...

Try these new recipes featuring Kale, SuperKALE, Rainbow Chard, Spinach and Beet Greens.

http://www.cutnclean.com/recipes/apple-almond-kale-salad
Recipe and photo by Alanna Waldron RD, ...

Organic Rainbow Chard and Curly Spinach to be featured as the Harvest of the Month for December in Ventura County's Farm to School Program.

San Miguel Produce is proud to partner with elementary schools to provide fresh produce in our local communities.

Check out this...

Will you be at the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon?

Stop by booth #263 and Tweet or Instagram while you're there for your chance to win a Vitamix blender.

Just a few quick steps to enter:
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San Miguel Produce, Inc.™ is celebrating 20 years of our fresh-cut packaged greens with new packaging for our popular line of Cut ‘N Clean Greens.

Have you seen the new packages yet in your grocery store?

We have more than 20 varieties of greens now for retail or foodservice which will be...

Did you meet us at the Produce Marketing Association exhibition in Anaheim, CA October 18-19, 2014?

Some 20,000...

Food and nutrition professionals, did you meet us at the Oct. 18-21, 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference in Atlanta?

We were so happy to...

We recently received this e-mail message...congratulations Vicki on being a breast cancer survivor! 

 

Let me start by saying that my e-mail is very complimentary. I believe it is very important for consumers to share comments especially when the products are as wonderful as these. I discovered your brand of kale...

What does kale have to do with the World Series?
A lot, it turns out!
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, who is the team's healthy-eating ambassador,...

Attention FNCE Attnedees...

We are proud to announce the authors of 50 Shades of Kale, Drew Ramsey and Jennifer Iserloh, will be in our booth on Monday, October 20th from 12-1 pm.

Drew and...

San Miguel Produce will be giving away free bunches of kale on Wed. Oct. 1 for the second annual National Kale Day.

We're a co-sponsor of this national celebration, which celebrates kale's incredible health benefits, highlights its culinary versatility and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America.

As a local...

National Kale Day is Wednesday, Oct. 1! We’re excited to be co-sponsors of this important day. ...

Our wonderful friend Pat shared a photo of Jessie and Cooper enjoying some of our Chard at the...

Our greens can be frozen in their original bags for a month or two, so if you have freezer space, load it up!

Just remember, when you're ready to cook them, put the frozen greens directly into the pan without thawing. Frozen greens are best used in cooked dishes, soups, stews, etc.

For best results, use fresh (not frozen) greens...

People often ask us what we add to our cut greens to make them last in the bags.

We add nothing! Zip, zero, nada. No preservatives, no salt, no chemicals...nothing at all. Our bags of greens contain washed, sliced greens, and that's all.

The bags we use are made of special, breathable material that are designed to allow produce...

Hip hip hooray! We're so proud to annoucne that our booth at the Ventura County Fair won a blue ribon!

A play on the Fair's theme, "A Country Farm with Ocean Charm" apparently charmed the judges, with rows of greens AND a beach setting.

On Friday, August 1st, we celebrate "Leafy Greens Day" with...

The other day a consumer wrote to us saying the plastic bags we pack our washed, cut greens in are too thin.

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If you're a pinner already, you know how fun and addicting it is to browse Pinterest for recipes, household tips, fashion, inspirational quotes, home design, gardening, sports and general lifestyle fun.

If you don't know what Pinterest is, it's sort of like a big virtual Internet bulletin board. You create and share your collections of...

If you’re a pinner already, you know how fun and addicting it is to browse Pinterest for recipes, household tips, fashion, inspirational quotes, home design, gardening, sports and general lifestyle fun....

Several talented food writers have taken our greens and fashioned some wonderful recipes. Take a look and try their creations.

Mmmm, mmm good:

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Our team was honored to attend the California Women for Agriculture Farm Day last month at Harrington Elementary School in Oxnard, CA. Farmers had the opportunity to...

Meet Garrett Nishimori, our corporate chef, who also heads up food service business development for us at San Miguel Produce. He was recently honored with a profile in Insight Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s quarterly alumni e-publication about career professionals.
Garrett started Berkeley as an econ and integrative biology major heading for...

Military squadron members from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California learned about the healthfulness and versatility of kale from our chef Garrett Nishimori. He teamed with a registered dietician from Vandenberg's Health and Wellness Center to do a cooking demo that promoted healthy eating, with recipes and nutritional information...

Now we’ve seen EVERYTHING! Right in time for Earth Day, the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) brought attention to their support of a vegan diet by clothing a model entirely in collard greens. You simply must see this dress! It’s not surprising that we like it, considering that collards are one of the first leafy...

We are honored and excited to be part of Ventura County’s Farm to School Program. This program helps connect local farmers with schools to help support student health. With six school districts, including Conejo, Hueneme, Ojai, Oxnard, Rio and Ventura...

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Camarillo, California

Our Vice President, Jan Berk was amongst the panelists at the ACG 101 “The State of Agriculture Along California’s Gold Coast.” She addressed some of the most difficult challenges facing California agriculture and gave insight on...

As the world celebrates the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank, has released a new eye-opening report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization that proves family farms not only feed the world but nourish the planet....

We’re so happy we could co-sponsor the UC Berkeley Dance Marathon last weekend to raise money to fight pediatric AIDS. Whew, 12 hours of consecutive dancing wore us out, but our chef Garrett Nishimori had a chance to talk food with student Román Ramos, catering director for the dance marathon. We served our SuperKALE with Avocado Tomatillo...

Some home cooks have a knack with kale. We are charmed by Kate, of the blog Veggie Desserts, who...

St. Patrick's Day Beer Tab: $245M

That is a lot of green beer and…hangovers. This year amidst all pub crawling, attempts to Irish dance and pinching people who are not wearing green, how about a real green beer?

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We’re bursting with pride! The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is giving us a "Health Champion Award" today for our efforts to get locally grown fruits and vegetables into Ventura County school cafeterias as part of the Farm-to-School project. We...

As we approach the new year everyone is thinking about their New Year's resolutions and eating healthy. The great thing about our vegetables is that you don't have to sacrifice taste to get great nutrition. Here is a good article about the benefits of "Eating the Rainbow"

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And wouldn't you know we recommend that kale and other leafy greens make their presence known this Thanksgiving. Here are some good recipes on the attached article. Sound yummy don't they?

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We love spreading the word about kale. The great thing is we've got ALOT of help from all corners of the US and the globe. Here's a good article from Kansas City Missouri with a nice recipe at the end.

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Today is National Kale Day. Well to us at San Miguel we celebrate kale and leafy greens every day!

Here's a link to a great resource for all of your kale craving needs. Check them out at nationalkaleday.org

Have a great day

http://nationalkaleday....

Here's a good article on all kinds of greens. There is some good information and recipes to add to your weekly repertoire.
Enjoy.

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Did you know that Kale comes from the Brassica Family?
The family also includes such vegetables as Wild Cabbage, Collard Greens, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts.
We digress but did you know that the correct spelling is Brussels Sprouts and not Brussel Sprouts! You learn something new everyday.
And speaking about...

Happy Monday to everyone! The kids are getting ready to go back to school and healthy eating in the new school year is on our mind and probably yours too.
Here are 22 ways to enjoy kale. Try some of them and let us know if you find a family favorite in the bunch.

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/2013/0818/Eat-more-kale!-...

For all of our followers and lovers of leafy greens, you've heard us talk about kale again and again. This power packed leafy green has been getting a lot of press. Here's another one we thought that you would enjoy.

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Take a look at this interesting article that tells you a bunch of things about mustard greens. We know that it might not be what you usually make for Father's day - but why not start a new healthy and tasty tradition!

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We never get tired of others shouting about the benefits of kale. Here's another great example from Self Magazine, They go through the great nutritional profile of kale and then challenge some chefs to "make them love kale"
Guess what. Mission accomplished. Read about it here.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend....

Check out this interesting article about how chefs are blending traditionally regional cuisines and ingredients.
There are vegetables that historically people associate with a region, well that's not true anymore as creative chefs look to innovate with great vegetables like those we grow here at San Miguel, whether it be Asian greens from...

You may have seen articles and recipes referring to Dinosaur Kale. Did you know that it is a common name for Lacinato or Tuscan Kale?
This and more interesting facts are contained in the following article. Hope everyone has a great week full of leafy green veggies!
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Here's a good detailed article from the Nutritional Research Foundation about Collard Greens and their benefits. Just another reason to enjoy our Cut 'N Clean greens every week.
Check out the article and an associated recipe at
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To complement our growing line of kale, Cut 'N Clean Greens now offers two new items:

We've got more information for you on Kale. Check out what AARP has to say.
They list 4 good reasons to eat it. That's a great start and we can think of a lot more!

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Can we say more about this great vegetable, YES!
People are learning about the nutritional profile as more and more articles and new stories tout Kale's vitamin and mineral content, and it is great in a variety of recipes.
Check out what more people are saying. Heres an article from the Baxter Bulletin.

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Chard comes in a variety of colors, has an impressive nutritional profile and is loaded with flavor!
It is packed with antioxidants including Vitamin C & K. Chard thrives in the rich soil that our family farms throughout the year.
For more interesting facts, check out this article

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Greens have been a healthy part of peoples diet for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until 1997 when San Miguel Produce introduced Cut 'N Clean Greens, the original fresh cut greens in a bag. With the introduction of Country Greens, Euro Greens and Beet Greens, Cut 'N Clean continues to deliver exciting new tastes in convenient packages. And...