Community Seed Swap- Seed Lending Library 1 Year Anniversary

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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

MARKET CLOSED SATURDAY DECEMBER 24, 2016

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The farmer’s market will be closed on Saturday December 24, 2016 to allow our certified farmers, artisan food makers, market manager team, OHG board members and volunteers an opportunity to spend time with their families during the holiday season. We wish all of our market patrons a wonderful holiday! We WILL be open on Saturday December 31st, just in time … Read More

BACKYARD BEES – NATURALLY IN OUR OHG BACKYARD

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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

Garden Tool Sharpening Workshop

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Come spend some time at the OHG Education Farm with Orange Home Grown and UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners to learn how to sharpen and care for your garden tools. Please bring some straight edge tools from home to the class to sharpen on site, such as loppers or pruners.