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  • Market Watch: Above the ocean in Malibu, a rare orchard of loquats

    Market Watch: Above the ocean in Malibu, a rare orchard of loquats
    High on a steep, terraced mountainside in Malibu, with a spectacular view of the Pacific, perches the largest and probably the only commercial planting of loquats in the United States. A pome fruit related to apples and pears, the loquat is one of the...
  • Market Watch: Takikawas' the Garden of ..... connects the dots to quality

    Market Watch: Takikawas' the Garden of ..... connects the dots to quality
    SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — In recent months, there's been a new farm in town with the enigmatic name the Garden of ..... and an almost mystical reputation for superb quality. From lettuce to potatoes, everything that the owners, Shu and Debby Takikawa,...
  • Market Watch: New Altadena farmers market takes an urban approach

    Market Watch: New Altadena farmers market takes an urban approach
    The Altadena certified farmers market, which opened last Wednesday afternoon after weeks of anticipatory buzz, is innovative and deeply idealistic. It showcases more than half a dozen small urban farms, most of which are selling at a farmers market for...
  • From Ojai, crops of Gala apples and Howard Miracle plums

    From Ojai, crops of Gala apples and Howard Miracle plums
    Most California apples are grown either well north of Los Angeles, in mountains, or near the coast, where cool winters and nights boost production and quality. Ojai, atrociously hot in summer, is better known for its citrus, but in some of its valleys...
  • Farmers markets: Be aware of the rhythm of the season

    Farmers markets: Be aware of the rhythm of the season
    April is generally the least abundant month for locally grown fruits, with nothing like the profusion of stone fruits in summer, apples in autumn and citrus in winter. But there's still plenty of great choices at farmers markets, particularly for shoppers...
  • Farmers Market News: Harry Nicholas turns sweet 90

    Farmers Market News: Harry Nicholas turns sweet 90
    Harry Nicholas, who celebrates his 90th birthday Saturday, drives round-trip twice a week from southeast of Fresno to Los Angeles area farmers markets, where he is likely the oldest farmer to participate actively. As if that weren't enough, he's got the...
  • Farmers Markets: The Produce Project repackages the bounty

    Farmers Markets: The Produce Project repackages the bounty
    While farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, demand for fresh, local, seasonal produce has increased even faster. Several types of entrepreneurs have arisen to satisfy this demand, including specialty produce distributors, shopping services...
  • Market Watch: Frog Hollow's rock star apricot farmer

    Market Watch: Frog Hollow's rock star apricot farmer
    — It's always an event when "Farmer Al" Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm shows up at the Santa Monica farmers market, where he'll be selling apricots and cherries for the next month. He's a celebrity farmer in the Bay Area, folksy yet sophisticated,...
  • Farmers Markets: Oliver Woolley's pork is a hit in Santa Monica

    Farmers Markets: Oliver Woolley's pork is a hit in Santa Monica
    Locally raised pork is rare in Southern California, but in a hilly grapefruit grove north of San Diego, fenced to exclude mountain lions, 14 tasty piglets luxuriate, fattening for sale at the Santa Monica farmers market. They're the dream or folly of...
  • Farmers Markets: Irvine's Saturday farmers market is O.C.'s sweet spot

    Farmers Markets: Irvine's Saturday farmers market is O.C.'s sweet spot
    The Irvine Saturday farmers market is the largest and best in Orange County, but it's a mixed bag. It has some worthy local small farmers who come in person, along with more commercial farms, and even a few who have been sanctioned previously for cheating...
  • Farmers Markets: Paso Gold rides the olive oil boom

    Farmers Markets: Paso Gold rides the olive oil boom
    As part of a great California olive oil boom, now at least a dozen olive oil vendors are selling at local farmers markets, up from only a couple a decade ago. Most offer a good product, but there are few who, like Michael O'Brien of Paso Gold, provide...