Local Produce featured on South Fork American River TripsAugust 9th, 2013 Malina
Not only is AO Rafting based in the Golden State–the heart of fruit and vegetable production in the United States–but we our main operations is in El Dorado County, which is rich in All Things Agricultural. So, it occurred to us, why are we not using more locally-grown fruits and vegetables on our river trips?
Hopefully this program will grow in the future, but this season we began sourcing some of our lunch and dinner items from local growers.
It varies each week, but you might see certified organic heirloom tomatoes from South Fork Farm, cucumbers and squash grown with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides from Walker Ranch, and tree-ripened peaches grown right up the road from us on Gold Hill on your South Fork American river trip this summer.
Since this is a new project for us we can’t guarantee your trip will have this produce, but we’re still excited that this program is off the ground because we’ve wanted to do it for a long time.
(top: WR Golden Summer Squash is used on our two-day dinner menu right: WR Lemon Cucumbers are a delicious addition to our deli lunch on South Fork American River trips)