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Category: Meet a Farmer

How Cheese is Made in California

Cheese is one of our favorite foods, so we decided to meet up with fourth generation dairy farmers Laura Genasci and Brian Fiscalini to get an inside look at how cheese is made at Fiscalini...

How Farmers Grow Sweet Potatoes in California

Sure, sweetpotatoes are delicious, but what do you really know about them? A lot of people have common misconceptions about the root veggie. For starters, a sweetpotato is NOT a yam. And just in...

How Olive Oil Is Made In California

Extra virgin olive oil is a staple in California kitchens, but have you ever wondered how exactly olive oil is made? If you've ever plucked an olive straight from the tree, you know it's nothing...

Meet a Farmer: Kathy Topete of Topete Family Farm

Meet the Topete Family, proof that the American Dream is still alive and well in Central California. We caught up with Kathy, who shared a little about their story and how she and her husband,...

Meet Amber Balakian; Educator, Entrepreneur and Farmer

Growing up in a farming family, Amber Balakian spent many long days farming alongside her family and their employees (who she considers practically family) on their 20-acre Central Valley...

California Farmer Dick Peixoto

As a high schooler,  young Dick Peixoto would leave campus to irrigate his crops, go back to school, then leave again later in the day to go turn off his irrigation.  Today’s high school...

The American Dream is alive in the fields of California

Oftentimes, the American dream is realized in the fields of California, and today we are sharing the story of a particular field in Imperial Valley where the dream was realized for several men,...

California Farmer Mel Resendiz

As we celebrate California Grown Farmer and Farmworker month, we want to highlight some very special farmers.  First up, meet first-generation California farmer, Mel...

Meet a Winemaker: Vailia From of Desparada Wines

The name Desparada is the female version of the word “Desperado,” meaning someone who is an outlaw, one that marches to a beat of his own.  The perfect name for this extraordinary wine,...

Meet a California Raisin Farmer: Richard Crowe of Black Crowe Vineyards

Meet a California Raisin farmer who wears many hats, both on and off the farm.  When he’s not farming table grapes or raisins, pomegranates, grapefruit, persimmons, and oranges in Fresno, he...

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