Orange Yard Sign Project

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With Love for our Community These last few months have been a struggle for so many. Our hearts go out to everyone who has experienced sickness, inequality, hatred, fear, and racism. We want to work together to create a world of equality, kindness, compassion, and love. Our #orangestrong yard sign project was an example of a way our local community … Read More

CalFresh and Market Match at the OHG Farmers Market

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Did you know that the OHG Farmers & Artisans Market accepts CalFresh and offers the Market Match program? We believe that everyone should have access to fresh, local food, so we make the effort to support our community. What is CalFresh? CalFresh is California’s food stamps program, which is available to any qualifying California resident. Given the current economic climate, … Read More

Orange Yard Signs Fundraiser

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#WeAreOrangeStrong Community Yard Sign Partnership Connecting our community through action, the Community Foundation of Orange (CFO) and Orange Home Grown Foundation (OHG) are proud to partner to support our community during this time of uncertainty. With materials donated by The Home Depot (Taft & Tustin), local volunteers are handcrafting orange wooden signs for placement in yards to spread messages of … Read More

Important Notice: Update Concerning COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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On behalf of Orange Home Grown (OHG), we would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to our community for the support over the years and especially through these current trying times. We send our best wishes for continued health and safety to you and your families.   The OHG Farmers & Artisans Market has become a weekly staple for many … Read More

Brad Bitton- Live Local Lobster

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A Story told by his son and crew member, Michael Bitton The story of my dad is one of hard work, determination and never giving up. He spent the majority of his 25-year fishing career working as a crew member on lobster boats there in California. He worked with the old-timers learning the trade and saving up so that one … Read More

Visit with Smith Farms

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Farmer McKay Smith invited the Orange Home Grown team to visit Smith Farms. McKay and his family have three organic farm locations in Orange County. They are located in the cities of Fountain Valley, Irvine and Huntington Beach. Orange Home Grown began their farm visit in Irvine, which is McKay’s largest certified organic farm, spanning 8.5 acres. Smith’s Farms is … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at the OHG Farmer’s Market

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Just a friendly reminder that many of our farmers and artisans at the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market do their part to be earth conscience. Below is a list of what you can reuse and recycle with some of our vendors each Saturday! Black Sheep Farms: Reuse berry baskets Gaytan Family Farms: Reuse egg cartons & berry baskets … Read More

Food Miles Map for the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market

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Food miles measure the distance between farm and table. Food miles are often used to quantify the environmental impact of food production and transportation. According to an article published in Farm and Dairy by Ivory Harlow in June 3, 2016, the average pound of tomatoes sold in the U.S. supermarket travel 1,569 food miles and emits .21 kg CO2.  The average … Read More