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Life’s Grape; Shaking Up the Way We Think About Raisins

Recently, on a gloriously sunny afternoon in Madera, California we had the opportunity to meet up with Courtney Gillespie, President of Life's Grape, Vine-Dried Grapes to learn about the new,...

How Fowler Packing Company Exemplifies Sustainable Farming

Sustainable farming means making responsible choices that protect our environment - and a whole lot more! Justin Parnagian, CEO of Fowler Packing Company explains how sustainability influences...

Quady Wines; Creating Exceptional Wines in Madera

Our team of California Grown Creators recently visited Quady Winery located in Madera, California where they create wines that are delicious expressions of the fruit-filled San Joaquin Valley. Quady...

Baloian Farms: A Fourth Generation Family Business

Meet Tim Baloian, CEO of Baloian Farms. Even after 50+ years in the family business, he’s still in love with “the miracle of farming”. From a young age, third generation farmer Tim...

Scheid Family Wines: Leading the Way in Sustainable Winemaking

Scott Scheid, CEO of Scheid Family Wines, explains how the Scheid family became a leader in sustainable winemaking. How did Scheid Family Wines get started? Scheid Family Wines has always...

Talbott Vineyards: Making Incredible Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands

Talbott Vineyards is famous for crafting impeccable, estate grown wines in Monterey County. There’s a lot that goes into making great wine. While a lot of factors can be manipulated, there’s...

Artichokes: California’s State Vegetable with Kyle Hagerty

Fun fact: the artichoke is California's state vegetable! Our friend Kyle Hagerty of Urban Farmstead is especially fond of California Grown artichokes - not just because they're delicious, but also...

The Farm Bureau; Over 100 Years Advocating for Farmers

You may have heard of the Farm Bureau, but do you know what it is and what it does for American agriculture and farming families? The Farm Bureau plays a role in shaping agricultural policy,...

JSM Organics – Big Dreams for a Little Farm

Javier Zamora, owner of JSM Organics says that agriculture is in his blood. He’s soft-spoken but quick to smile, and more than happy to have a chat. We recently had the opportunity to visit him on...

Mother + Daughter Duo Make Award-Winning Olive Oil at Groves on 41

Groves on 41 is a family farm that grows olives and makes award-winning olive oil in Templeton, California near Paso Robles. They have 4,000 Spanish Arbequina and Greek Koroneiki olive trees planted...

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