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Learn How Real Wasabi Is Grown

Bet you've never had real wasabi before! Lots of Americans love sushi. And sushi wouldn’t be the same if that dollop of neon green wasabi wasn’t served alongside. We hate to break it to you,...

How To Eat Artichokes + Everything About Artichokes!

How to eat artichokes...and everything else you ever wanted to know about California's State Vegetable. Spoiler: it's super scandalous! Artichokes are incredibly popular throughout the nation,...

Learn How Mushrooms Are Grown at Far West Fungi

A Mushroom Farm with an Ocean View Mushrooms haven’t always been the culinary equivalent of the “It Girl”. Even though the New York Times called them the “Ingredient of the Year,”...

How Lettuce is Grown at Lakeside Organics

When you think of organic pest control, “bug vacuum” probably doesn’t come to mind. But that’s one of the very clever tools Lakeside Organics, the country’s largest grower of organic...

How are artichokes grown at Ocean Mist Farms?

If you’ve enjoyed a fresh artichoke recently, chances are it was grown in California. The Golden State is responsible for 99% of the nation’s commercially grown artichokes. One family owned...

Celebrate The Best Of Artichoke Season At Pezzini Farms!

Fresh artichoke season is upon us which means it's time for a field trip to Pezzini Farms! Sure you can find canned and jarred California artichokes year-round, but when it comes to perennial...

How Strawberries are Grown at Dirty Girl Produce.

Have you ever wondered how strawberries are grown? Joe Schirmer, of Dirty Girl Produce in Watsonville, California (Santa Cruz County), recently toured us through his rows of organic strawberries to...

The Historic Santa Cruz Rose Garden That Time Almost Forgot

Living museum or epic rose garden? You be the judge. Roses of Yesterday and Today is preserving ancient horticultural history, petal by petal. Quite literally. This historic Santa Cruz rose...

Coffee from California? Sip happens!

California’s central and southern coasts are best known for their abundant berry, avocado, and citrus production, but Good Land Organics owner Jay Ruskey would like to add coffee to the list....

Mezzetta Makes It Betta

This multi-generational family business wants to make each day a celebration.  You’ve probably heard of Mezzetta. After all, they’ve been operating in California for over 85 years. Even...

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