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Ye Olde Farmers & Ranchers

Down on the BBQ RANCH Salad  6 slices bacon, diced  4 cups kale, chopped (Provided by Boys & Girls Club)  4 cups broccoli florets, chopped (Fresh from the UC DREC Farm Smart Garden, harvested by willing 4-Hers)  3 cups cauliflower florets,

chopped (Fresh from the UC DREC Farm Smart Garden)  1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (Fresh from the UC DREC Farm Smart Garden)  1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped (Representing Imperial County red onions)  1 cup Ranch Dressing

(Buttermilk representing Imperial County dairies)  1/2 cup BBQ sauce (Representing onions and garlic in Imperial County)  1/8 tsp. fresh ground pepper  dash of cayenne pepper (8 servings)

With a little something to wet your whistle…

Melon Sangria

 With a little something to wet your whistle…  Melon Sangria  1 bottle Pearson Wine (Using locally sourced Honey)  1/2 bottle Watermelon Vodka  1 Watermelon (Representing Imperial County Melons)  1 bottle White grape juice (Serves 15)

Dressing

Salad  6 cups Spring Mix - Courtesy of donors to Boys and Girls Club  2 cups Spinach - Courtesy of donors to Boys and Girls Club  1 Large Fennel Bunch (save tops) Courtesy of Sandy Loam Farm  3 Medium Green Apples – out of season  3 Radishes - Courtesy of Sandy Loam

Farm  1/2 Red Onion – out of season  1 Large Cucumber – Courtesy of Sandy Loam Farms  4 Nasturtiums – Courtesy of Sandy Loam Farms Begin by preparing pork (See below). While pork cooks, thinly slice fennel,

green apples, radishes, red onion, and cucumber. Toss with spring mix and spinach. Garnish salad with sliced Herbed Pork Tenderloin (cold or hot), additional apple slices, nasturtiums, and fennel tops. Toss with Honeyed Lavender Balsamic Dressing to taste. Serves 8-10

Herbed Pork Tenderloin  1 Medium Pork Tenderloin - Courtesy of Kienan Huber’s Smoking Expertise  3 Tbs Olive Oil - Courtesy of Desert Olive Oil  1/4 cup Spa Fusion’s Herb de

Provence - Courtesy of Cindy Elmore (Lavender)  Salt and Pepper Rinse pork and pat dry. Brush with olive oil and cover with herb blend, salt and

pepper. Cook at 320 for about 1 hour on a pellet fed smoker with fruit wood pellets until meat reaches 145 degrees. (Optional: Roast in oven at 350 for 1 hour until meat reaches 145 degrees). Serves 8-10

Lavender and Honey Sweet Tea  4 Quarts Water  8 Black Tea Bags  8 Earl Grey Tea Bags  2 Cups Honey - Courtesy of Ashurst Honey  1 Oz Dried Lavender - Courtesy of Cindy Elmore  1-2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

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Steep tea bags and lavender in 2 quarts boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain and add honey. Allow to cool completely. Add remaining water and 1 drop of lavender essential at a time to taste. Serve over ice. Serves 8-10

 1 Cup Olive Oil - Courtesy of Desert Olive Oil  4 Tbs Aged Balsamic Vinegar - Courtesy of Desert Olive Oil  2 Tbs Lemon Juice – Courtesy of Crown Citrus  3 Tbs Minced Sweet Onion - out of season  2 Cloves Minced Garlic Courtesy of Sandy Loam Farm  2 tsp Course Grain Mustard  1/2 Cup Raw Honey Courtesy of Ashurst Honey  2 tbs Fresh Lavender (2 tsp dried) - Courtesy of Cindy Elmore  1/2 tsp Poppy Seed  Salt and Pepper Prepare 2-3 days ahead if possible. Mix all ingredients together, and refrigerate. Allow to stand at room temperature a few minutes prior to serving and toss with salad. Serves 8-10


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Alex Jack of Jack Bros., at a Romaine hearts lettuce field south of Brawley. - Photo By Joselito N. Villero

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Bill Colace (left) and Joe Colace hold boxes of asparagus in a warehouse in Brawley. - Photo By Joselito N. Villero

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Miriam Legorreta (right) checks the quality of lemons prior to storing them in boxes at Doc’s Organics west of Brawley. - Photo By Joselito N. Villero

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Harvesting equipment sits in a field in western Imperial County - Photo By Dane Knight

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852 Broadway El Centro, CA 92243 (442) 265-1500 Fax: (760) 353-9420 E-mail: agcom@co.imperial.ca.us


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