Halloween Petacular at the Market

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Our friends over at the Pet Hospital in Orange have been working hard to plan a “pet-friendly” day at the farmer’s market! Pet rescues, pet-friendly organizations, Halloween costume contest for the kids and pets, goodie-bags for your pets, and a pet-friend food truck will be on site to make your day at the farmer’s market extra spook-tacular! Come bring your furry … Read More

Viva!! Fiesta Mendez

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Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market is celebrating Viva!! Fiesta Mendez in honor of the 71-year anniversary of the landmark OC school desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster on Saturday, October 14, the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Emmy-winning Mendez documentary filmmaker Sandra Robbie will be at the farmer’s market to share information about this important case. In addition, … Read More

California Friendly Plants Talk at the OHG Education Farm

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Is your California Friendly landscape not as beautiful as it should or could be? Join us and learn the basics of maintaining your new century garden. Irrigation, weeding and landscape renewal will be covered in detail. Douglas Kent, a noted horticulturalist and author, will speak from his latest book, California Friendly: A maintenance guide for landscapers, gardeners and land managers. This … Read More

Fall Equinox is here!

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The fall equinox (equal day/night) is upon us and that means a shift into shorter days and longer nights.  Eating locally grown, nutritive rich foods is the best defense against colds and flu.  Start looking out for the foods listed below: Apples Artichokes Arugula Asian Pears Avocados – new varieties Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Celery Root Citrus – oranges, lemons, limes, … Read More

2nd Annual Farmer’s Market to Table Dinner

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The 2nd annual Orange Home Grown “Farmer’s Market to Table Dinner” in Old Towne Orange is here! Enjoy an al fresco meal under the stars at the historic Villa Park Orchards Packinghouse. Featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown, and ethically harvested seasonal foods, prepared by some of the most talented chef’s in Orange County. This will be an amazing evening you … Read More

The Honeybee Mystery

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Blog content provided by Christy Erickson Bees are directly involved in the pollination of nearly 100 different food crops in the US, including apples, cherries, and onions. Alarmingly, they are facing potential mass extinction. First noticed in 2006 by professional beekeeper David Hackenberg, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a major issue in 35 states and threatens to affect more. Scientists … Read More

Medicinal Wheel Garden Workshop

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Our July Education Farm Workshop will be hosted by our very own OHG Market Manager Lisa David! Lisa is a certified Permaculture Educator and is looking forward to sharing her garden design knowledge with the community. Workshop topics include: -Native Medicine Wheels -Plant Based Medicine -Designing Healing Spaces Bring your own beverages & snacks and share an educational evening at … Read More

Tis the Season for Stone Fruit

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Stone Fruit Peaches tend to be the most popular of the stone fruit clan, but don’t neglect the apricots, plums, nectarines, pluots and cherries. Don’t hesitate to make fruit a regular part of the dinner table, when it is this good, kids and adults can’t pass it up. Plus, you are getting a good dose of vitamin C and fiber … Read More

Free Composting Class at the OHG Education Farm

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Orange Home Grown has partnered with the City of Orange and Orange County Farm Supply to reduce household waste through free composting workshops and discounted compost bins that can be purchased through Orange County Farm Supply. On June 3 2017, Orange Home Grown will host the first class of a series of hands-on composting workshops FREE to residents. Coupons will … Read More

How to Grow a 500 lb. Giant Pumpkin

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Gardeners of all ages, the horticulturally curious, and the young-at-heart are invited to attend this 50-minute, fast-paced, funny and educational adventure in horticulture, botany, and physics led by Stuart Shim, the Giant Pumpkin Kahuna, University of California Cooperative Extension Certified Master Gardener, and consultant, will guide class attendees on all aspects of growing their own giant cucurbits. Part of this … Read More