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Stop worrying about cow farts. California’s dairy industry is using them for good.

Let’s set things straight: cow farts are not going to destroy the planet. A 2019 UC Davis study found that cows and other livestock accounted for only 4% of the Nation’s greenhouse gas...

Gilroy Gardens: The Most Thrilling Way to Learn About California Produce + Plants

Ever been to Gilroy Gardens? Learning about California Grown fruits, vegetables and plants has never been more fun!  There’s no denying that people love a good amusement park. In fact,...

Flower Power! Using Custom Botanical Dresses to Promote Locally Grown Flowers

In the 1960s, the flower power movement influenced the course of fashion, music, and society as a whole. “Flower power” was a powerful slogan that affected social change in decades. Now, Slow...

In East Jesus, Sustainability + Creativity Go Hand In Hand

Imagine a world without waste, where discarded items are given new life and even made…beautiful. This is the idea behind East Jesus, an “experimental, sustainable, habitable art installation”...

Pick Your Pleasure: A Guide to California’s Best U-Pick Farms

California, a state celebrated for its agricultural diversity, offers an abundance of U-pick farms. Here, visitors can gather their fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and more. These hands-on...

From Field to Fork: Exploring California through Farm Tours

California, a state celebrated for agricultural diversity and innovation, offers a unique opportunity for a first hand-experience with farm tours. From the rolling hills of Northern California to...

The CalFresh Market Match Program Makes Hyper-Local Produce Accessible to Everyone

The Market Match program helps CalFresh shoppers get more for their money at California Farmers Markets and positively impacts small farms and the local economy. Talk about a win-win...

The Best Galentine’s Menu Ideas

Galentine's Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it's a celebration of the unbreakable bonds of friendship and the joy of togetherness. As we approach this special day dedicated to...

Mt. Olive Organic Farm: A Treasured Family Farm in Paso Robles

“We are happy farmers, and they are happy plants.” If you ask farmer Karen Ng, that is the secret to the success of Mt. Olive Organic Farm, which she runs with her family on California’s...

Erick Nielsen Enterprises: An Innovative Family-Owned Agribusiness

Erick Nielsen Enterprises, an innovative family-owned agribusiness, specializes in mechanical pruning and harvest services. In the 1970s, a Northern California farmer named Erick Nielsen...

What Is 4-H? How kids learn about growing produce and more!

What do you really know about 4-H? Many people think it is learning how to grow crops or just showing animals at the county fair - but there’s a much bigger story. We met with Joanne Ylarregui, a...

Inspired by Farmers, Flavor & Fun

By Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FANDCA GROWN Retail Nutrition & Foodservice Partnership Specialist Influenced by agriculture - My life has been profoundly influenced by early experiences...

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