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Los Angeles TimesAt the Prime Time Nutrition store in El Monte, a store that stocks the foods provided monthly to recipients of a federal mother-and-child nutrition program, shoppers can pick up formula and cereal, cheese and bread and other basic groceries. This summer,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesMany growers proudly advertise their local origins, but when David Rosenstein of Evo Farm sells his produce on Sunday for the first time at the Mar Vista farmers market, he says he will be talking "not about food miles, but food feet." Rosenstein has...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOf the many Southern Californians starting urban farms these days, few have stories more colorful than Brett and Tanya Wyatt of B&T Farm. Brett, 53, was an observant Jew studying geography at UC Davis, then a Buddhist monk in Myanmar, where he managed...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesTHERMAL, Calif. — One of the most highly regarded farms in Northern California, Petaluma-based County Line Harvest started growing organic vegetables in the Coachella desert to extend its production in the winter and spring. For owner David Retsky,...
Tags: Arable Farming, Italy, Lifestyle and Leisure, Lettuce
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
Return to David L. Ulin's review of this essay. PARADISE I shall attempt, in this piece, an appraisal of the civilization of Southern California, but it occurs to me that before I begin I had better give you some idea what the place looks like. If you...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn the last two decades, there's been a tremendous surge in production of artisanal olive oil in California as consumers have developed an appreciation for the freshness, high quality and distinctive flavors that good locally produced oil can provide....
The Northridge home originally built as a ranch and retreat by renowned Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons sold for $719,000. The two-story French Colonial, part of a 28-acre farm known as Marson Farms when it was constructed in 1937, sits on...
Colored kale plants with red or purple centers and greenish outer leaves have long been popular as ornamental plants, for home gardens and street landscaping. Although edible, they were really more beautiful than delicious; but several newer varieties...
Tags: Nagoya (Japan), New Year's Day, Melisse, Holidays, Christmas
Special to the Los Angeles TimesMost native-born French recoil from chiles as if from snakes, but in the Basque country of the Pyrenees foothills, five miles from the Spanish border, the citizens of Espelette adore a unique local pod called the Espelette, conical, 3 to 4 inches long and...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOne of the rarest but greatest pleasures of farmers markets is encountering passionate collectors who sell a wide range of rare fruit varieties normally grown only at specialty sites such as germplasm repositories and agricultural experiment stations....
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