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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 By Alison Needham 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...

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...

Coffee from California? Sip happens!

By Alison Needham 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...

This chef helped champion Sacramento’s Farm to Fork movement.

Sacramento is a cool place to live. California’s capital, widely known as the Farm to Fork Capital, has gained quite the reputation as a foodie paradise - but it wasn’t always that way! Patrick...

Amber Stott is leading the battle for food literacy. What’s your super power?

Amber Stott is a genius, a food genius to be exact. It says so on her business card. We caught up with the founder of Food Literacy Center in Sacramento, CA to learn more about her mission to tackle...

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