CA GROWN Blog

Discover. Learn. Connect.

CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

Read Bio »
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes

Category: Meet a Farmer

September 14, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Luke Wilson of Wil-ker-son Ranch and Chestnut Connection

Most of us think of chestnuts during the holidays.  Their dark smooth shells make their way into supermarkets before Thanksgiving.  But thank goodness we have farmers like Luke Wilson of...

August 3, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Ion Sfetcu of Houwelings Tomatoes

At a very young age, his father planted a passion for farming in him, and now he grows vegetables for one of North America’s largest greenhouse farming operations. Meet the dynamic and very busy...

July 27, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Hilary Graves

Can you run a farming operation while the kids are in school?  This farmer and mother of two, does just that! Between raising heritage breed pigs, to growing and harvesting an orchard, to...

July 13, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Grant Parnagian of Golden State Hops

Beer is a booming business in California with micro-brews popping up in small towns and big cities throughout the state. The desire to supply these local brewers with quality hops inspired Grant...

June 22, 2018
Meet a Farmer – Lane DeVries of Sun Valley Floral Farms

Watching a tulip bulb turn into a flower, and watching that flower bring a smile to someone’s face is one of the things Lane DeVries loves most about flower farming. As the president and CEO of one...

June 15, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Rafael Ortiz of Joseph and Sons

When you love waking up before dawn and watching the sunrise while you check on plants, you know you’re a farmer! As the Santa Paula Grower for Joseph and Sons, Rafael Ortiz gets to do that almost...

May 25, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Bernard Puget of the The Wonderful Company

Meet Bernard Puget, VP of Farming for The Wonderful Company! Not only does he give back to the community by growing and harvesting amazing, nutritious California pomegranates, his generous spirit has...

May 4, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Garrett Patricio of Westside Produce

Westside produce was founded on the values of honesty, integrity and loyalty, and you can almost taste those values in the quality of the exceptional cantaloupe and honeydew melons they grow and...

April 13, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch

You can feel the passion in Ken Christopher’s words as he shares what the Christopher Ranch farming legacy means to him and why giving back to the community is such a core value for his family....

April 6, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Kevin Jones of Lava Cap Winery

Founded by a family of geologists, Lava Cap winery grows their award-winning wine grapes in rich volcanic soil found in the Sierra Foothills.  Kevin Jones explains how hard work, and long hours...

New Member Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Download Pdf Form

Licensing Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Certification Mark Licensing Agreement Service Mark Compliance agreement