The Polito Family Farms is an exciting and family run citrus farm located in Valley Center, California. Our Los Angeles kitchen uses their juicy oranges, limes and lemons to brighten our dishes and to make popular homemade lemon-aid. Our lemon-aid is made fresh and in small batches, made to order for our weddings and business events. If you’d like to taste Polito Family Farms locally grown fruits for yourself, visit them at these popular farmers markets: La Cienega Farmers’ Market, Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, and the Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market.
Maggie’s farm, in Agora Hills CA, is owned and operated by Nate Peitso who learned the business from his parents. Their family farm is dedicated to producing the highest quality organic greens available. Most of the mixed greens and herbs we use at our events come from Maggie’s. Their mixes have the perfect blend of flavors, and a true cult following. In addition to greens and herbs they have the most amazing farm fresh eggs winter greens and other spectacular produce from time to time.
You can find their greens at restaurants such as Bouchon in Los Angeles and of course here at Eco Caters. Maggie’s is best known for their “stellar mix.” If you haven’t had this mix you should go to the Santa Monica or Venice Markets and try some immediately. You can also find them at farmers markets in San Diego including the Little Italy market on Saturdays and the new Rancho Santa Fe market on Sundays.
Just eight miles east of San Diego on the Santa Fe Valley resides Be Wise Ranch, an organic farm that has been growing organic produce since 1977. The ranch grows a tasty assortment of fruits and vegetables that Eco Caters has utilized in our own kitchen for years. They also have a fabulous weekly box pick-up service were they deliver to different pick-up points throughout San Diego. It’s a great service for anyone in the bay area who wants to show their direct support for their local organic farmers.
Go Green Agriculture was started by a first generation farmer with a computer science degree. All the vegetables they grow use hydroponics and uses no soil what so ever. Their process uses 80% less water than traditional farms and they have expanded their model to other parts of the country. It’s truly a farm model for the future. They were even invited to the White House to be recognized as a “Champion of Change.” Eco Caters uses their greens at our San Diego kitchen, and we are always pleased with their product. Look for their lettuce, kale, and spinach at your local grocer!
Just south of San Jose in the Carmel Valley, is where you’ll discover the SonRise Ranch. The SonRise Ranch is a family run farm serving organic grass fed beef, humanely treated, antibiotic free pork and truly free-range chicken. Their family takes great care of the way the raise their livestock and it shines through in the meats they produce. They also have an amazing on sight butcher offering the public delicious cuts of meat, flavorful aged steaks, homemade sausages, and their very own pet food.
Lakeside Organic Gardens is the largest family-owned and operated solely organic vegetable grower/shipper in the USA. They produce a wide variety of outstanding crops, 365 days a year. From herbs to squash, Eco Caters enjoys using their organic vegetables across our menu. We are proud to support Lakeside Organic Gardens and we think you will too after tasting the care that Lakeside’s family puts into their crops.
This third generation California farm is dedicated to growing organic produce and educating the public on the lasting benefits of sustainable farming. Eco Caters Chef’s use Stehly Farms fruits and vegetables through our dishes, adding bright citrus flavors, and bursts of color. We can’t wait for you to taste these gems-of-nature for yourself at your upcoming catered event or the next time you come in for one of our food tastings.
Bartel’s Farms is a family run farm that raises exceptional beef. Just off the Pacific coast in Oregon, this ranch has been raising cattle since 1898. They pride themselves on 100% full traceability from farm to table by means of clear separation of 100% Grass Fed Natural cattle, and Certified Organic beef throughout the entire process. Their beef is full of flavor and you can even taste the grass!
The Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa is a unique destination venue for your retreat, outdoor wedding or reunion. This historic natural estate is conveniently located in the hills of Escondido and offers an 11-acre garden paradise with modern accommodations, meeting rooms and enjoyable amenities. We welcome groups with up to 42 overnight guests and can provide you with as much, or as little, planning support you might need.
When’s the last time your heart melted with an audible “Awwwwwwwwwooo”? Has it been a while? Then perhaps it’s time to pay a visit to the Helen Woodsward Animal Center. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private, non-profit organization in San Diego County that, for over 40 years, has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. The facility is a great place for a classroom or workshop event, and your contribution is going to a great cause.