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Where to Taste Wine in Monterey County, California

Are you planning a trip to taste wine in Monterey County? We suggest adding a visit to Odonata wines! This unique winery blends old-world winemaking methods and attitudes with new-world techniques...

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...

Take a walk back in time: Napa Valley’s Oakville Grocery

For those in the know, a trip to JC Boisset's Oakville Grocery is on their Napa Valley "must do" list. Let's take a look at the Napa landmark's rich history, and why Boisset was determined to add it...

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...

Meet a Farmer – Ed Seaman of Santa Barbara Blueberries

From Tech to Tractors Ed Seaman wasn’t always a farmer. In fact farming at Santa Barbara Blueberries is, in his own words, his “retirement”. When presented with the opportunity to take over...

How to create economic mobility for farmworkers: scholarships + continuing education.

Workforce development programs and scholarships are just two of the ways that the California Farmworker Foundation aims to provide farmworkers with a path to economic mobility.  We often...

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