Russell Ranch Dried Tomatoes
Russell Ranch Dried Tomatoes are organically grown at UC Davis’ Russell Ranch, located in the warm Central Valley of California. They are harvested when their sweet, tangy flavor is most intense, and dried within 30 miles of campus at Culinary Farms.
These organically grown tomatoes are part of a century-long study of agricultural sustainability at Russell Ranch that compares the long-term effects of different ways of farming.
After years of selling tomatoes off campus, Russell Ranch staff began working with UC Davis Dining Services as it sought more sources of locally grown food in order to reduce the carbon footprint of food served on campus. For the past two years, freshly harvested Russell Ranch tomatoes have been used in the Russell Ranch Roasted Tomato Sauce that accompanies a variety of dishes – from pizza to polenta ratatouille – served on campus.
This year, Russell Ranch staff developed a new limited-quantity product that can be enjoyed on and off campus.
Russell Ranch Dried Tomatoes allow Dining Services to include the robust flavor of dried tomatoes in dishes all year long, and are also available at the Memorial Union Coffeehouse, the UC Davis Medical Center and for purchase through the UC Davis Bookstore.
Purchase Russell Ranch Dried Tomatoes at the UC Davis Bookstore.