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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Establishes “Farm to Straw” Organic Juicing Program at Fins.

Seasonal, organic produce sourced 100 percent from Santa Barbara South Coast farms to create the freshest juices and smoothies while supporting the local farming community.
June 10, 2013,
Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara introduces a new “Farm to Straw” juice program at Fins, its organic juice bar located at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club. Since February, the outlet – which adopted the juice bar concept in June 2012 and offers several made-to-order organic juice blends and smoothies – has been supplied solely by local Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta farms. In addition, all of the farms are either certified organic or practicing sustainable standards and working toward organic certification.

The program allows Fins to offer the freshest juices possible, as most of the produce is now harvested to order. A completely seasonal menu means that ingredients – including some more exotic ingredients not typically offered at juice bars – are always at their peak in both flavour and nutrition. Menus rotate approximately every six weeks and feature innovative juices and smoothies with names such as Fiesta (orange, lemon, lime, cilantro, jalapeno, sea salt), Zen Cleanse (apple, zucchini, parsley, kale, double lemon) and the Kalefornia (soy milk, blueberries, banana, kale, bee pollen, local honey).

Fins is part of a larger trend of hotels offering juicing and other health-conscious options to cater to the increasing number of guests who are active or are looking to maintain healthy habits while travelling. In addition to juices, the counter also serves wheatgrass and a sizeable menu of vegan and vegetarian-friendly “to-go” options such as steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries and ground flaxseed, Greek yogurt or hard-boiled eggs, gluten-free cookies, protein bars, coconut water and espresso drinks.