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Salyer American Fresh Foods Celebrates National Nutrition Month in March With Two Events

February 19, 2009

Veggie A B Cs at the Culinary Center of Monterey 3.12.09 and Vegging Out Day at MY Museum 3.29.09

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Salyer American Fresh Foods, a grower of premier produce harvested fresh from its farms in California and Arizona for more than 80 years, is sponsoring two complimentary events in honor of National Nutrition Month this March.

National Nutrition Month(R) is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

“At Salyer American Fresh Foods, we help family’s live healthier lives by providing the freshest, tastiest and most nutritious farm-fresh produce grown year-round,” said Allan Sabatier, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We believe it is important to educate families on how to select, prepare and incorporate produce into their daily lives.”

National Nutrition Month Events Sponsored By Salyer American Fresh Foods:

Veggie A B Cs at the Culinary Center of Monterey

Thursday, March 12th 20095:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Culinary Center of Monterey and Salyer American Fresh Foods will host “Veggie A B Cs” at the Culinary Center of Monterey located at 625 Cannery Row in Monterey on Thursday, March 12th, 2009, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The class is geared for children 5 on up. Veggie A B Cs at the Culinary Center of Monterey will teach children to love their Asparagus, Broccoli and Cauliflower and more. Chef Mary Pagan, owner of the Culinary Center of Monterey, will hold an interactive education class where children will learn first hand about produce as well as create their own dishes.

There will be a cooking class for the kids from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. After the class, the children and their parents will get to sample the dishes the children made. Each parent will receive recipe cards from the Culinary Center of Monterey, an organic shopping tote and get to shop complimentary at the Salyer American Fresh Foods Farmer’s Market Stand set up in the Culinary Center of Monterey. Each parent can fill up their tote with veggies to take home and cook with!

Space is limited to 30 kids! Salyer American Fresh Farms will provide each child with an insulated lunch bag to take home. To make reservations, please call the Culinary Center of Monterey at (831) 333-2133.

MY Museum Vegging Out Day

Sunday, March 29th, 20091:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

MY Museum and Salyer American Fresh Foods will host “Vegging Out Day” at the museum on Sunday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m. MY Museum is located at 425 Washington Street in Monterey.

Vegging Out Day at MY Museum will feature Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka in Carmel. Children are invited to come play with veggies – learn how to cook, meet Bebe The Broccoli, who will be sprouting and signing autographs in front of MY Museum, and shop in Salyer American Fresh Farms complimentary Farmers Market Stand.

Chef Miller will teach a cooking class for kids from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. He will be featuring Salyer American Fresh Farms Colorflower in purple, orange and green and teach kids how to make a Colorful macaroni and cheese with veggies instead of noodles! Parents will receive recipe cards, an organic shopping tote and be able to shop complimentary in Salyer American Fresh Foods Farmer’s Market Stand!

The class is complimentary with paid admission to MY Museum for the day. Space is limited to 30 kids! Salyer American Fresh Farms will provide each child who attends the class with an insulated lunch bag to take home. To make reservations for the class, call MY Museum at (831) 649-6444.

Salyer American Fresh Foods has operations in the prime growing regions of California and Arizona. It markets its full line of field-pack under the American Classic(R) brand as well as packs under several private labels. Fully integrated to control its produce from seed to harvest, the company is known for its innovation, food safety and ability to provide a year-round supply of premium quality, fresh vegetables to buyers nation-wide. For more information, visit www.salyeramerican.com.

Background on National Nutrition Month:

National Nutrition Month(R) is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month also promotes ADA and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information.

SOURCE Salyer American Fresh Foods


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