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Category: Meet a Farmer

May 15, 2020
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,...

February 21, 2020
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...

December 19, 2019
Meet A Farmer – Eric Schmidt of Eric Schmidt Farms

By day he’s a Fresno County Deputy Sheriff, but in the early mornings, evenings, and weekends, he’s a citrus farmer in Central California.  Meet Eric Schmidt, a farmer who’s not afraid of...

November 29, 2019
Meet a Vintner – Paula Kornell of Paula Kornell Sparkling Wine

We caught up with Paula Kornell on a very big day! It was the 75th anniversary of the Napa Valley Vintners and a week before she launched her own brand of sparkling wine, Paula Kornell Napa Valley...

October 4, 2019
Meet a Farmer: Chris Sayer of Petty Ranch

Chris Sayer is a fifth generation farmer based in Ventura County, California where he farms citrus and avocados.  He’s just as passionate about educating his neighbors on agriculture as he is...

September 13, 2019
Meet a Vintner: Lulu McClellon of Handley Cellars

Growing up, her family’s vineyards and gardens were her playground, and today, as the proprietor for Handley Cellars, they still are!  Meet vintner Lulu McClellon, whose passion for...

July 19, 2019
Meet a Farmer: Marcos Van Wingerden

Marcos Van Wingerden is a third generation flower farmer from Ventura County, California.  As the Production Manager for Pyramid Flowers, he manages all the farming aspects of the business.  We...

June 28, 2019
Meet a Farmer: John Taylor of Taylor Brothers Farms

Taylor Brothers Farms, Inc. may be the largest grower and producer of organic prunes in the world, but John Taylor sure is humble about it. We had the chance to catch up with John a few weeks ago...

June 21, 2019
Meet a Farmer: Nevin Lemos of Lemos Jerseys

At 22, Nevin Lemos of Lemos Jerseys, one of the youngest dairy owners in California, has already been in the dairy business for two years. A fourth-generation dairy farmer, Nevin developed a passion...

June 14, 2019
Meet a Farmer: Dino Giacomazzi of Giacomazzi Dairy

Dino Giacomazzi is the fourth generation to manage Giacomazzi Dairy in Hanford, the oldest dairy in California.  Since 1893, his family has been providing nutritious milk to families, while...

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