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  • New beef vendor at Santa Monica farmers market has history on its side

    New beef vendor at Santa Monica farmers market has history on its side
    LOMPOC, Calif. — A new beef vendor at the Santa Monica farmers market, Rancho San Julian is very likely the oldest continuously operated family farm in California, dating to 1816, when José de la Guerra began to raise meat for the presidio at...
  • 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 News: Palms launches first farmers market

    Market News: Palms launches first farmers market
    As farmers markets have proliferated in the past decade, many communities now consider a local venue to be an essential amenity, for social as well as culinary purposes. Such was the feeling in Palms, where the Motor Avenue Improvement Assn., comprised of...
  • 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...
  • 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: Raisins, outside the box

    Farmers Markets: Raisins, outside the box
    REEDLEY, Calif. -- Raisins are the neglected icon of California agriculture, perceived as an old-fashioned industrial commodity, devoid of seasonal sizzle. At farmers markets, however, it's well worth searching out special varieties, freshly harvested and...
  • Agritourism sites on the Big Island of Hawaii and Kauai

    Agritourism sites on the Big Island of Hawaii and Kauai
    Here are some of my favorite agri-adventures from a recent visit. BIG ISLAND Pomaikai "Lucky" Farm B&B: Set on an old Japanese family farm, Lucky Farm has plenty of chickens (and roosters) and farm cats sharing several acres thickly planted with...
  • Beauty products made with natural ingredients

    Beauty products made with natural ingredients
    It'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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...