Less Waste One Day at a Time

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Not only feeling good about buying quality food, but really working to get your money’s worth is something I sometimes struggle with… If I buy too much at the farmer’s market and we can’t eat it all, we end up feeding our chickens and our compost pile. While that isn’t completely wasteful, I really am working to try to make … Read More


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Janet Andrews has a natural way about her.  Perhaps this is why she decided to keep and learn about the bees dwelling in her roof that welcomed her to Orange Park Acres over a decade ago.   She thought they’d be a natural fit with plans for her backyard garden.  Today, Janet leads garden and bee workshops for girl scouts and … Read More

Seafood Masters at the Market

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Seafood Masters brings fresh seafood to the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market every Saturday. While you are sound asleep, owner’s Carla and Christian are up at 4am meeting with local fisherman at the Newport Pier, picking up locally caught seafood to bring to the farmer’s market. Seafood Masters sources the following from the Newport Pier: • Shrimp • … Read More

March- National Nutrition Month



Today is Registered Dietitian day, which recognizes the country’s food and nutrition experts, as part of National Nutrition Month. The National Nutrition Month theme this year, which is Savor the Flavor, is so easy to do when you visit the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market once a week. In fact, at the farmer’s market, you can savor sights, … Read More

You can now spend your CalFresh and SNAP benefits with us!



Spend your CalFresh and SNAP benefits on seasonal fruits and veggies with us at the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market! Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or CalFresh are issued an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card where recipients can access their food benefits electronically by swiping their card at the info booth of the farmers market. … Read More

Farm Fresh…. PIZZA!



Calling all pizza lovers! Saturday March 12th, 2016, Sodexo will be wheeling over their outdoor pizza over for a pizza demo by the dynamic duo, the legendary OC Baking Co. Master Baker Dean Kim, and the incredible Orange Home Grown Culinary Enthusiast Lisa Gilmore. We promise you won’t want to miss this fun event! Both Dean and Lisa will share … Read More

The Truth Behind “RAW” Almonds

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On September 1, 2007, it became illegal for 100% raw almonds to be manufactured and sold in the United States, with two exceptions (discussed below). You can read the new law and its specific provisions by going to the California Almond Board website at http://www.almondboard.com. The origins of this new law date back to 2001, when an outbreak of Salmonella … Read More

SOLA- Jammin’ it up at the market



Next stop on the list of artisans to visit, SOLA with their slogan, “SOLA will make your taste buds sing”. SOLA has been participating in the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market (OHGFAM) since their start, over three years ago. Now they participate in over 16 farmers markets in and around the Orange County area. We are happy to … Read More

Last of the OC Cattle Ranchers- 5 Bar Beef


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Last Friday, we took a drive through Silverado Canyon, just past Cooks Corner, to an 800 acre piece of property, being holistically managed by 5 Bar Beef, one of the last Cattle Ranchers left in Orange County. Cowboy Frank, owner of 5 Bar Beef, met us at the entrance to his property. We piled in his maroon truck to set … Read More

Tour- Learn Successful Secrets to Shopping at the Market



Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market Tour “LEARN SUCCESSFUL SECRETS TO SHOPPING AT THE MARKET” -Free -First Saturday of the Month- 9:30am (Approximately 20 minutes) -Tour starts in front of the Orange Home Grown (OHG) Info Booth ENHANCE YOUR MARKET EXPERIENCE: Get the inside scoop on shopping at the OHG Market. Your tour includes tips on picking the best … Read More