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What’s for dinner? Super Salad!

Hey neighbors! Despite this blustery wintery weather, I’m having a hard time not craving a big, nutrient dense dinner salad! But, I’m not talkin’ about some corporate chain restaurant’s feeble attempt. I mean the kind of salad you’d be able to build if Farm2Mountain opened a salad bar! We have a great variety of salad greens, as well as fresh herbs, mushrooms, root vegetables, avocados and if it suits your palate, we have salad friendly fruits. Such as, mandarin oranges, blueberries and of course strawberries.

There’s no one set way of making a great dinner salad. But I have a few keys that I use for every salad.


Firstly, I recommend using as uniform a cut as each of your ingredient’s texture and density allows, when considering how all the different parts would come together in one bite. (E.g. – shredded carrots instead of sliced)

Second, some things taste better lightly grilled or sautéed. My wife always prefers her broccoli sautéed with a touch of butter, salt & smoked paprika.

For finishing touches we always add a drizzle of healthy oil, preferably hemp but coconut and sesame are also tasty. We also like to add organic coconut aminos, instead of soy sauce.

Plus, something crunchy like croutons or cheesy bunny crackers, shredded cheese, and maybe some bits of roasted nori seaweed snacks.

If you get bored or feel experimental do a web search for dressing recipes and get out of the store bought bottle. Thank you for reading, and supporting the premier farm-direct organic produce service in Big Bear!


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(909) 547-4163 Please save in your contacts.  Pick-up information  Orders can be picked up by customers at our office Wednesdays on weeks that deliveries are scheduled. Times vary and specifics will be provided to those who order. Produce arrives in the farmer’s crates, so bring a container or bags to transfer into if you don’t want to hassle with returning the crate. A supply of reusable bags and boxes is available.  Direct delivery to the address (Only in Bear Lake, Fawnskin, Bear City, Baldwin, Erwin & Lake Williams)you specify for shipping is available for an additional $7.50, which is selected at checkout.  Do not hesitate to contact F2M about delivery needs or order issues: 909-547-4163 (call or text). Email might not be seen quickly, so please call or text regarding time-sensitive issues.  Crate return  Many of you probably have empty crates stacking up or stored from past orders, and if you find them they can be returned to us any time you pass by. If you are ordering regularly, the crates can be traded out at your next order. You are always welcome to transfer produce to a bag, box, or other container to avoid having the crate.  Visitors Who Will Return Home Soon…  If you have been a visitor in Big Bear please return your crate before you leave Big Bear. If you wish to be removed from the Farm2Mountain email updates, just let me know as well. You are always welcome to order if you return!  Big Bear Prime Meats  Big Bear Prime Meats offers a wide variety of naturally-grown (including organic) meats that come from sources near the Big Bear area. To order, contact Big Bear Prime Meats directly at 909-725-8820. Since they are an independent operation and have a different order and delivery schedule.  How to clean produce  To clean your produce, a few drops of natural dish soap in a sink of water will be enough to wash off anything lurking on your food. Thick-skinned produce can soak a few minutes, leafy greens just need a dip and swish, and thin-skinned produce can be dipped and wiped or soaked quickly. Rinse everything well. Vinegar can turn leafy greens black if it’s used as a veggie wash in too high a concentration, and it might not kill viruses. Soap-based cleaning products will strip the virus of its outer coating and kill it.