The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
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The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Joel Lopez has ranunculus flowers in her hat as she and other workers pick ranunculus flowers. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Alberto Valencia picks ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Monique Carrillo walks out of the field with ranunculus flowers that she had picked. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Eva Thomas, from Los Angeles, quickly dashes in and out of ranunculus flowers so that her sister Leonie can take pictures. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Joel Lopez has ranunculus flowers in her hat as she picks ranunculus flowers. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
A field worker at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad picks ranunculus flowers that are still buds so that they’re at peak bloom by the time they go to market. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Janet Fry of Vista takes pictures of ranunculus flowers on the opening day of The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Angela Salas, front, and other workers pick ranunculus flowers. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Mary Tamar holds a ranunculus flower as she and her family from Orange County tour The Flower Fields on its opening day. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Marta Carrillo Gregolio picks ranunculus flowers. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Flower field workers relax and eat a snack during a break from picking ranunculus flowers. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Alberto Valencia tosses a small bunch of ranunculus flowers to the side, which he will pick back up as he gathers what he has picked when he finishes the row.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Alberto Valencia brings ranunculus flowers that he picked to a truck. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Flower field workers pick ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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