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T&A supports Yuma Lettuce Days Festival

For the fourth consecutive year Tanimura & Antle will support Yuma Lettuce Days, which celebrates the Yuma, AZ, agricultural industry through interactive displays and culinary demonstrations. This year's event will be held March 1-2 at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.

The Tanimura and Antle families have a long history of supporting agriculture education and childhood nutrition initiatives in the communities where they have farming operations and a strong employee presence.

TanimuraandAntleFor the fourth consecutive year Tanimura & Antle will support Yuma Lettuce Days, which will take place March 1-2.The Toss it Up Salad Bar, sponsored by Tanimura & Antle, invites guests to create their own fresh salad masterpiece using Tanimura & Antle fresh vegetables locally grown in Yuma — its winter farm and harvest location.

Each year, Tanimura & Antle invites volunteers from local youth organizations to help at the salad bar, earning donations for their clubs and getting a hands-on experience with a local ag company. This year volunteers from the Gila Ridge FFA will serve on March 1 and Yuma Valley Achievers 4-H club will serve on March 2. Salad Bar tickets are $2 each, which entitles each guest to a free package of Tanimura & Antle Artisan Romaine Lettuce to take home and enjoy.  

The Plant-a-Pot booth is a collaborative effort between Tanimura & Antle and the Western Growers Foundation. Each child can plant a seedling to take home to tend and grow, providing a practical demonstration about where their fresh food comes from.

"At Tanimura & Antle, we continue to support education programs with our public, especially children that teach about the produce supply chain," Caitlin Antle Wilson, sales service manager and fourth-generation family member, said in a press release. "Knowing where your food comes from is the first step to being a responsible and knowledgeable consumer of fresh fruits and vegetables."

Volunteers at this booth include parents and students from local Yuma schools who have received a Western Growers Foundation School Garden Grant, and who also have incorporated a garden-enhanced curriculum into their lesson plans.