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  • The future of Gravenstein apples hangs on a thin stem

    The future of Gravenstein apples hangs on a thin stem
    With thick, hollow trunks and lichen-draped limbs propped up on crutches, the century-old Gravenstein trees at Walker Apples look less like a working orchard than an arboreal infirmary, or the rear guard of a retreating army. The 20 square miles of Gravensteins that once covered the local hills are now reduced to one, and the remaining trees also would have succumbed to chain saws were it not for the matchless flavor of their fruits and the determination of a small band of farmers and preservationists.
  • Farmers Markets: For May peaches, royalty found among the sports

    Farmers Markets: For May peaches, royalty found among the sports
    Among the most intriguing May peaches are three patented by Alan and Lori Asdoorian of Kingsburg, whose century-old Island Farms lies between two branches of the Kings River, southeast of Fresno. Because of the short period from bloom to harvest, May...

    Farmers Markets: From the LAPD to artisanal olive oil

    Farmers Markets: From the LAPD to artisanal olive oil
    Traditionally, working folk dreamed of retiring to California to grow citrus, or more recently wine grapes, but these days the second career crop of choice appears to be artisanal olive oil. Fresh, local oil is all the rage; universities and industry...

    Easy dinner recipes: Chilled summer fruit soups

    Easy dinner recipes: Chilled summer fruit soups
    Dinner doesn't get much easier than chilled summer fruit soups. Each of these soups comes together in 30 minutes or less, and with a little chilling time they are a rich and satisfying way to beat the summer heat. Mild yet refreshing, this chilled...

    Easy dinner recipes: Chilled soups and other ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Chilled soups and other ideas
    Sometimes nothing beats summer's heat better than a bowl of chilled soup. Gazpacho is classic, but why not try building soups around other refreshing ingredients, like grapes, cucumber and melon? Check out these ideas from our Test Kitchen: Mild yet...