CASTROVILLE, Calif. – As a presenting sponsor, Ocean Mist® Farms is proud to announce that this year’s Artichoke Food & Wine Festival experienced a record 27% increase in attendees from last year, confirming that the California state vegetable continues to excite people seeking to explore new flavorful applications featuring the celebrated artichoke.
The company has been a key supporter of this two-day festival for several years with the intent to elevate artichoke awareness, inspire consumption, and give back to the local community where the vegetable is notoriously grown. Their efforts included bringing several local media to cover the event and encourage local community members to stop by and experience all things artichoke.
In order to support their trade partners’ sales of artichokes throughout the year, the Ocean Mist Farms event sponsorship helps host the ever popular Farmer’s Market and Agro Art competition, 13+ chef demos, field tours & food booths featuring artichokes as the hero.
The annual Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarship presentation took place on Saturday afternoon. This Scholarship program recognizes students who demonstrate the Company’s guiding values of Integrity, Quality, Passion and Success in their daily lives and in their pursuit of higher education.
“This year’s recipients each received scholarship funds toward their college education, which supports our community education initiative,” said director of marketing for Ocean Mist Farms Diana McClean.
In addition to helping spread the word about artichokes, both locally and nationally, this event is a celebration of the Castroville community and heritage. Proceeds from the Festival support several local programs including like Ag Against Hunger, the local community centers, school libraries, and senior activity centers.
“Looking toward next year, we’re hopeful that more and more non-residents of Central Calif. will continue to join us, as this event becomes a highlight of the year for artichoke enthusiasts all over the country,” McClean added.
About Ocean Mist Farms
Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth generation family-owned business and the largest grower of fresh artichokes in North America, is committed to delivering the highest standards in the industry for food safety, product quality, customer service, innovation and sustainability. The company’s full line of 30 fresh vegetables includes the award-winning Season & Steam and Ocean Mist Organic product lines. For more information, visit www.oceanmist.com.
Source: Ocean Mist Farms