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  • Farmers Markets: Almonds at the stands

    Farmers Markets: Almonds at the stands
    WASCO, Calif. — California's almond harvest, which takes place from August through October, is a dusty, noisy affair, vast in scale and fascinating in its blend of agricultural and industrial processes. Sixty years ago California grew 100,000...
  • Farmers Markets: Odd-looking cherimoya is a sublime find

    Farmers Markets: Odd-looking cherimoya is a sublime find
    — The cherimoya is a peculiar-looking, almost intimidating fruit — "like a pre-Columbian jade pine cone or the finial for a giant Inca four-poster bed," in Elizabeth Schneider's memorable words. But at its best it tastes sublime, with sweet,...
  • Farmers Markets: The family behind Maggie's and Kenter Canyon farms

    Farmers Markets: The family behind Maggie's and Kenter Canyon farms
    For many years, Maggie's Farm, based in Agoura Hills, has sold top-quality salad greens and herbs exclusively at farmers markets. Kenter Canyon Farms offers a wider range of similar produce, at a few farmers markets, but mostly wholesale and on a much...
  • 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,...
  • Market Watch: In Mar Vista, an aquaponics farm just down the street

    Market Watch: In Mar Vista, an aquaponics farm just down the street
    Many 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...
  • Southern California Close-Up: Santa Barbara County wine country

    Southern California Close-Up: Santa Barbara County wine country
    About 20 miles beyond the red-tile roofs of downtown Santa Barbara, it begins: the rolling blond hills that go indecently green in spring, the massive estates and miniature horses, the sprawling vineyards and "Sideways" scenery, the dude ranch with 10,000...
  • Review: 'The Good Food Revolution' details a black farmer's journey

    Review: 'The Good Food Revolution' details a black farmer's journey
    Like his mother and like his daughter, Will Allen meant to escape the life of a farmer, only to learn he never really could — nor did he really want to. The son of a sharecropper, the 60-year-old Allen has become an icon of the urban agriculture...
  • Market Watch: Plum-cherry hybrids find a sweet spot

    Market Watch: Plum-cherry hybrids find a sweet spot
    HANFORD, Calif. — Combining the high sugar and flavor of cherries with the larger fruit size and extended season of plums has been a longstanding dream for fruit breeders, but such crosses are difficult to make successfully so that the hybrids yield...
  • Campbell Soup goes healthy with $1.55-billion Bolthouse Farms buy

    Campbell Soup goes healthy with $1.55-billion Bolthouse Farms buy
    Campbell Soup Co., maker of canned soups and packaged cookies, is moving in a fresher and more healthful direction with its $1.55-billion purchase of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms. Now approaching its 100th anniversary, Bolthouse was among...
  • SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face

    SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face
    Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns. I always figured the rest —...
  • John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency

    John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency
    Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998 I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...