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Everything You Need To Know About How Leafy Green Vegetables Are Grown In California

California's fields are alive with the hue of vibrant, leafy green vegetables. Here, in the Golden State, leafy greens flourish under the warm sun. The goodness of the sun gives us the crispness of...

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...

Sanford Winery: Cultivating Excellence in Santa Barbara Wine Country

To get to know Sanford Winery is to understand Santa Barbara wine country. Bold statement, we know, but it’s not just a winery but an important part of Santa Barbara wine history. Nestled in the...

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 a Pistachio Nut and How Are They Harvested?

What is a pistachio nut? Here’s everything you need to know about this powerhouse protein (spoiler alert: it’s not technically even a nut). What is a pistachio nut? First things first:...

Zone 9 Farms: A Central Valley Microgreen Farm

Gianni Raines, founder of Zone 9 Farms, shares how he founded a successful Central Valley microgreen farm. Gianni Raines grew up in the heart of California’s Central Valley, surrounded by...

The Vineyard Farmers Market Showcases the Central Valley’s Best Produce

California’s Central Valley is renowned for its agricultural abundance. Locals know that there’s no better place to shop for seasonal produce than the Vineyard Farmers Market. Since opening in...

The Best Holiday Recipes From Some Of Our Favorite Farmers

As the holiday season unfolds, it's the perfect time to indulge in some of the flavors that make the Golden State remarkable. Here at California Grown, we're thrilled to share a selection of holiday...

How are Figs Grown in California?

Have you ever wondered how figs are grown? Let’s learn how fresh figs are grown in California - and how they are harvested and packaged! Obsessed with figs? You’re not alone. Humans have...

Buy, Eat, and Learn at Far West Fungi’s Retail and Restaurant Locations

Far West Fungi is a family-owned and operated mushroom farm in Northern California founded by John and Toby Garrone in 1983. This year marks Far West Fungi’s 40th anniversary. Their farms are...

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