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Ocean Mist Farms

March 25, 2015 12:11 ET

Spring Marks Beginning of Heirloom Artichoke Season

Enjoying Artichokes Is Easy as 1-2-3

CASTROVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - Spring is peak season in California for Heirloom artichokes from Ocean Mist Farms.

The family farmers of Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of artichokes in North America, have been growing Heirloom artichokes for more than 90 years. In fact, artichokes have such a strong legacy in California that they were named the Official State Vegetable of California.

All Ocean Mist Farms' Heirloom artichokes have a red sticker to help shoppers find them in the grocery store.

This April, Ocean Mist Farms invites artichoke lovers to play a sweepstakes game that makes eating Heirloom artichokes easy as 1-2-3.

Here's how it works: Beginning April 1, sweepstakes players, who must be members of the Ocean Mist Farms' Artichoke Club, can visit and select a favorite base, mixer and herb to "digitally" create a unique dip recipe concoction for artichokes; then share the unique dip name with friends on social media.

Ocean Mist Farms will award daily prizes -- including artichokes -- for unique dips and all daily winners will be entered in chance to win a grand prize of $1,000. Participants may enter once a day.

"Artichokes can be made in countless ways, but many people use the same cooking method and dip the petals in their favorite sauce," said Diana McClean, director of marketing. "We want to use the Easy as 1-2-3 game to demystify the artichoke eating experience. We like that it gets people thinking creatively about cooking with artichokes."

The culmination of Heirloom artichoke peak season will be the Annual Castroville Artichoke Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds May 30-31. The festival features Arti the Artichoke, Agro Art, chef demos, artichoke field tours, wine tasting and assorted activities for artichoke lovers of all ages.

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About Ocean Mist Farms
Ocean Mist Farm's growers are focused on meeting the needs of their customers and consumers. That means they are committed to the highest standards in the industry for quality, service, innovation, social responsibility and delivering year-round premium fresh vegetables. Ocean Mist Farms is four generations of family farmers who lead the artichoke category and grow a full line of fresh vegetables.


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