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Category: Meet a Farmer

Meet a Farmer: Michelle & Jack Rudolph of Stepladder Ranch and Creamery

Jack Rudolph is a third generation farmer, but he didn't start his career on the ranch. While working a tech job in the Bay Area, Jack began to make cheese from goat's milk as a hobby. Surprisingly,...

Meet a Farmer: Richard & Myrna Meisler of San Miguel Olive Farm

Nestled in the hills of San Miguel, located in the Central Coast of California, is a picturesque 10-acre olive grove that is the home of "The World's BEST Olive Oil". The trees at San Miguel Olive...

Meet a Farmer – Jim and Laura Regusci of Regusci Winery

To say that Napa Valley is synonymous with California wine is a bit of an understatement. It’s been a destination for wine lovers as long as most people can remember, but that wasn’t always the...

The Heart & Soul of California Wine Country – Paso Robles

By Alison Needham for California Grown Nestled between the bountiful farmland of the Central Valley and the picturesque coastline, lies wine country in the heart of California which surrounds the...

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...

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