Farm Dinner with Will Allen of Growing Power & Chef Daniels of Haven Gastropub

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Exclusive private farm to table dinner on the grounds of a beautifully restored historic residence in the heart of Old Towne Orange on Friday March 31st at 6pm. Guest speaker Will Allen, urban farmer, author, healthy food advocate, and founder of the nonprofit Growing Power, based in Milwaukee, will share his passion and knowledge with guests on creating community through … Read More

Growing Tomatos – OHG Education Farm Class

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Come out to the OHG Education Farm on Saturday March 25th at 10am for the next free gardening workshop. Master Gardener of 20 years, Mr. Brian Hale, will be sharing his tomato growing knowledge with us.  Mr. Hale is a tomato enthusiast and has been growing many different varieties of tomatoes for years. He will be sharing his knowledge along … Read More

Butterfly Day at the OHG Education Farm

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Butterfly Day

Come join Orange Home Grown and community partners Tiddlywinks, Orange Realty, The Dragonfly Shops and Gardens, The Potting Shed, and the Orange Public Library Foundation celebrate the life of a butterfly at the OHG Education Farm on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 9:30am to 12pm. Crafts for the kids, scavenger hunt, story-time and more! Come spend your morning with us! … Read More

Community Seed Swap- Seed Lending Library 1 Year Anniversary

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Seed Swap

The Orange Public Library Foundation will be screening the film “More Than Honey” as part of their winter film series. The movie starts at 2:30pm on Saturday March 4th, 2017. After the film, Beekeeper Janet, owner of Backyard Bees, will be sharing information about honeybees and her experience as a local City of Orange beekeeper. At 4:30pm, OHG and OPLF invite … Read More

Ocean Friendly Seafood Coming To The Market

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Smart Fish Company, based in Los Angeles, has joined the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market to offer customers the freshest and most ocean-friendly seafood available. Smart Fish Co. follows guidelines set forth by organizations such as CleanFish, the Marine Stewardship Council, Aquaculture Certification Council, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Every week you’ll see the most current Monterey Bay … Read More

Growing Strawberries Year Round

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FREE Education Workshop Orange Home Grown is thrilled to share that author of “The Strawberry Story: How to Grow Great Berries Year-Round in Southern California” and writer/editor for the Orange Plaza Review Julie Bawden Davis will be sharing her strawberry growing knowledge with us on Saturday February 25th at 10:30am at the OHG Education Farm! The health benefits of strawberries … Read More

OHG- Promotes Kindness

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Other people are doing it… spreading acts of kindness throughout their communities all over the world! Well we want to do it too! Unexpected kindness creates a powerful moment of shared humanity. The OHG Board met last weekend for their Annual Visioning Meeting, and the direction that was chosen for 2017 is to promote KINDNESS. Think “Kindness” with everything you … Read More

Espalier Workshop at the OHG Education Farm

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Espalier- is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame, frequently in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence or trellis. Espaliers, trained into flat two-dimensional forms, are ideal not only for decorative purposes, but also for gardens in which … Read More

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

Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market is Part of the Solution

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Healthy Food, Healthy Community, Healthy Planet   In solidarity with many other farmers markets in California, and in conjunction with the statewide ban on single use disposable plastic bags, Orange Home Grown (OHG) will require its vendors to charge ten cents for single use plastic bags starting January 2017. In places where bags cost extra, there has been a significant … Read More