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A Few More Pesto Recipes!

July 2, 2016

We’re so excited to hear how much our customers are loving our prepared pesto, available in Hen House and Price Chopper stores. We wanted to share a few more recipes as we roll into summer. Hope you enjoy them!

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Pasta with sun dried tomatoes

Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers                         Chicken Cheese & Pesto Quesadilla

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Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels                                              Pesto Pasta Salad

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Spring Time Pesto Recipes

March 19, 2016

We’re excited to demo some springtime recipes over the next few weeks at select stores. Check out these links for some tasty ways to enjoy your Cal-Ann fresh pesto!

Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels


Pesto Stuffed Eggs


Chicken Pesto Pizza


Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Bites


Cal-Ann Farms pesto can be found in Price Chopper and Hen House refrigerated sections, next to the other dips and spreads in the produce department.



Join Our Team!

December 29, 2015

It’s a busy time for Cal-Ann Farms! With an ever growing customer base and the release of our newest product, we’re needing some great folks to join our team.




Interested in working in our greenhouses?… We’re on the hunt for a greenhouse assistant to work part time, with the possibility of advancement to a full time position. You’ll need to be available during daytime hours, and the position may include some weekends. Responsibilities will vary and will include a variety of tasks from working with plants to greenhouse upkeep. Prior greenhouse experience is certainly helpful, but not required. Fill out an application at Fill it out, save it as a PDF and e-mail it back to us at

Like to be out and about?… We’re seeking a part time delivery driver. You’ll need to have an excellent driving record, be energetic, have attention to detail and a friendly/positive attitude. A company delivery vehicle will be provided. You’ll need to be available during daytime hours and experience isn’t necessary, but is certainly helpful. Interested? Fill out an application at Fill it out, save it as a PDF and e-mail it back to us at

We Crushed It!

December 18, 2015

After nearly a year of hard work tweaking the recipe to get it just right, we are thrilled to share our pesto with Kansas City! It is all natural and made in small batches with our signature sweet basil. We worked hard to include high quality ingredients with no preservatives for a garden fresh taste all year round.


Put it on pasta, scoop it up with veggies or crackers or include it in your favorite appetizer. We think you’ll love it, no matter what your style is. Since the holidays are just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our favorite appetizers from the internet with you.

Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels 


Sun Dried Tomato & Spinach Torta 


Pesto Crescent Spirals 


Cream Cheese Pesto Dip 

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We hope you love our newest product and look forward to your feedback!

-The Cal-Ann Farms Team

We’re Hiring! Greenhouse, Packaging & Delivery Options Available

September 9, 2014

Cal-Ann09cBusiness is good… people love herbs, we love our customers and we need folks to share the love with us!

Looking for a full-time position?… Look no further?

Looking for part-time?… Hey, we need you as well!

A greenhouse isn’t your thing?… That’s ok, we have other options!

If you’re the full time sort… We’re seeking a graduate with experience in plant health, fertilizer solutions and an interest in greenhouse management and efficiency. We operate a hybrid subirrigation/hydroponics system out of 4 commercial sized greenhouses to grow an extensive collection of living herbs. Following our all natural growing methods, research and development is a constant for us and our eyes are always open, looking for cool new product ideas and procedures to make our business even better!  This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to join us as a key team member, helping to shape our leadership team. If you have a passion for growing and developing new ideas, we’d love to talk with you. Interested? E-mail Michelle at Send us a resume and tell us a little bit about yourself!

Looking for something part-time?… We’re often on the hunt for great folks to join our team. We have part-time team members that assist in the greenhouses as well as those who help us package our product. For both positions, attention to detail and care is critical because the quality of our product is the most important part of our business. We package our product by hand 5 days a week in the afternoon and early evening. Generally, Monday-Thursday 3:30 – 7:00 and Sundays from 3:00 – 6:30. Interested? Fill out an application at Fill it out, save it as a PDF and e-mail it back to us at

Like to be out and about?… We’re seeking a part time delivery driver. You’ll need to have an excellent driving record, be energetic, have attention to detail and a friendly/positive attitude. A company delivery vehicle is provided. Hours would be approx 7am-3pm. Interested? Fill out an application at Fill it out, save it as a PDF and e-mail it back to us at


Spring 2013 Recipes

June 8, 2013

If you visited us at the Meet the Growers event at Hen House today, thanks for stopping by! Here are the recipes we sampled…

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.

In a food processor, pulse the mint leaves and sugars until finely chopped and combined.

Place the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer; cream together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat in the vanilla and eggs. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and continue to mix until a smooth batter forms. Turn off the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

Drop the cookies by heaping tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet or on a silpat liner. Bake until the cookies are very lightly browned, about 12 minutes.


Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies


2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (can substitute all purpose)
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and egg and beat until incorporated.

In a medium bowl, whisk together both kinds of flour, salt and rosemary.

With the mixer on low, gently add dry ingredients into butter mixture. Mix until ingredients are well combined and a stiff dough is formed.

Cut two 12×16 inch pieces of plastic wrap. Divide dough in half placing one half of the dough on each piece of plastic wrap.  Use your hands to form two 1 ½ inch diameter logs. Open the plastic wrap and sprinkle logs with sugar (if desired) and roll a bit more to coat the logs well in the sugar. Wrap logs tightly in the plastic wrap, place on baking sheet and freeze logs for 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat and set aside.

Remove dough logs from the freezer and remove the plastic wrap. Slice dough into ¼ inch thick slices and place on prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart.

Bake until cookies are just golden at the edges, about 12-16 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on wire racks. Store cookies in an air tight container for up to 4 days.


Basil Pesto


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2.5 tablespoons chopped garlic (about 5 cloves)
  • 5 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup  grated Parmesan


Place the walnuts and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 15 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.

Stay Tuned!

May 20, 2013

We’re undergoing some changes at Cal-Ann! We’re working on some great new things including a new website and a re-vamped blog. Thanks for stopping by. We’re excited to share our fresh new look with you soon! Until then, visit us on Facebook at for up to date information about our products.

Basil Box