All posts in the ‘ Sustainably Grown Food ’ Category


Getting Back to the ‘Roots’ of Earth Day with Live Gourmet

April 20, 2016 | post a comment

  Did you know Earth Day, the largest secular observance in the world, began a stone’s throw away in Santa Barbara? In 1969 , the largest oil spill the country had ever seen transpired off the coast of the city, resulting in the loss of thousands of birds and marine… Read the Rest »

Live Gourmet Celebrates Made in America Month

December 2, 2015 | post a comment

  National Made in America Month began in the 1980s to help revitalize the economy and to encourage individuals to buy products from the good ole USA. Each December, Americans recognize the tradition along with the more recent campaign “Grown in America.” Did you know? “California produces a sizable majority… Read the Rest »

World Food Day, Oct. 16th

October 15, 2015 | post a comment

Join us this Friday, October 16 in a virtual toast to farmers as we honor World Food Day. With world hunger reduced from 18.6% in 1992, down to 10.9% in 2014, there’s reason to celebrate this milestone (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Did you know? According to… Read the Rest »

Hollandia’s Sustainability at Midwest Produce Expo

August 5, 2014 | post a comment

With the severe drought conditions plaguing the West, conserving water has become the new normal for consumers and businesses alike. Few industries have been more affected by these conditions than the agricultural business, that is, except for companies like Hollandia Produce, L.P. As a greenhouse grower specializing in hydroponics, we’ve… Read the Rest »

Conserving Water With Every Crop

February 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Live Gourmet is committed to conserving water with every crop. Our hydroponics growing techniques (visual above) help recycle precious water resources, reduce overall water use, limit water loss due to evaporation, and stop soil erosion. Even more rewarding is that all of our efforts contribute to the protection of local… Read the Rest »

Live Gourmet’s Greenhouse Farming

November 21, 2013 | post a comment

The owners of Hollandia Produce have been practicing greenhouse farming for about three generations. Today, the company still proudly practices greenhouse and sustainable methods. In addition, all waste is recycled. This includes plastic, cardboard, wood, and overall green waste. In comparison to field growing, Live Gourmet uses 75% less water with… Read the Rest »

Hollandia Produce Donates 3 Salad Bars to Local High Schools

May 13, 2013 | post a comment

As part of the Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools initiative, Live Gourmet’s parent company has donated three salad bars to local Santa Barbara schools. The three new, fully equipped, salad bars will be utilized in the cafeterias at Dos Pueblos High School, San Marcos High School and Santa Barbara High School…. Read the Rest »

Grower Pete’s Organic Living Butter Lettuce and Watercress Up for Award

April 24, 2013 | 11 Comments

If you haven’t heard, the Hollandia and Live Gourmet family of products also includes Grower Pete’s, a source for still living and organic butter lettuce and watercress. These veggies have the same, still living freshness you’re used to from Live Gourmet, plus are USDA Certified Organic! With that in mind,… Read the Rest »

Hollandia Produce Supports PMA Foundation for Industry Talent

October 31, 2012 | post a comment

Hollandia Produce LLC, (yes, that’s us, your grower of Live Gourmet Living Leafy Greens) recently made a multi-year financial commitment to support PMA’s Foundation for Industry Talent to help sustain a vibrant global produce industry through its most valuable resource: PEOPLE. We pledged to donate to PMA’s F.I.T. for 3 years… Read the Rest »

Live Gourmet at PMA Fresh Summit

October 18, 2012 | post a comment

Have you got plans for next weekend? We sure do! On Saturday, October 27 & 28 Hollandia Produce (yes, that’s us, your makers of Live Gourmet Living Leafy Greens) will be attending the PMA Fresh Summit Convention in Anaheim, California. PMA’s (Produce Marketing Association) Fresh Summit is the largest produce… Read the Rest »