Farms and Businesses
The Grove House kitchen uses almost all local ingredients in their food. Their relationships to the farms and businesses of the surrounding areas also provide internship opportunities, which can be arranged by contacting the kitchen manager, Zenia Gutierrez.
Old Town Baking Company
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Old Town Baking Company provides Grove House bread and is approximately 6.5 miles away from the house.
Visit their website at http://www.oldtownbakingco.com/home.html
Drake Family Farms
Originally from Utah, this goat dairy now has a location in Ontario, California, about 7 miles away from the Grove House. The dairy produces a variety of chevres, using only from the milk produced by the goats on site, and producing the cheese by hand in small batches. Visit their website at www.drakefamilyfarms.com/
Amy's Farm is an urban farm that provides produce to the Grove House and leads guided tours for school groups. The farm is 8 miles from Pitzer, in Ontario, California. The Grove House owns a share of a milking cow at Amy's, and students are invited to come milk and drink fresh milk weekly. Visit their website at www.amysfarm.com.
The Grove House buys pecans and fruits from Adam's Acres, which is run by Pomona College graduate John Adams (PO '66) on the land of his family's historic grove. He experiments with a huge variety of fruit and nut trees at his grove in Rialto, California, which is 18 miles from the Grove House. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website.
Cal-Poly Pomona, The John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
The John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies is the home of Cal-Poly Pomona's undergraduate and graduate programs in regenerative studies and sustainable living. Located in Pomona, 9.9 miles from the Grove House, the Center has gardens and produce. Visit the website to learn more about this program.
VR Green Farms
About 65 miles away in San Clemente, California, Villa Romano Green Farms focuses on growing quality italian vegetables and heirloom plants. Visit their website to learn more.
The Cheese Cave provides the Grove House with a variety of cheeses and is located in the Claremont Village, 1 mile from campus. The store also has a large selections of cheeses, sandwiches, refreshments and candies. To learn more, visit www.cheesecave.com