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

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

Farm Visit with Black Sheep Farms

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Black Sheep Farms invited Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market Managers to their 10-acre farm in Ontario, CA. Edgar and his wife, Lidia are second generation farmers and have owned their own farm for six years now. They hope their children, Joshua and Jordan will be able to continue their legacy. When Edgar’s father came to the United States, … Read More

How You Can Help Put a Stop to Climate Change

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By guest blogger Neil Stawsh of climatewise.co Image courtesy of Pixabay Sometimes the really big problems our world faces can seem like they are beyond our control. Climate change can appear to be one of those uncontrollable, major issues. After all, if something affects the entire planet, what can one person do to help? Thankfully, there is a lot you … Read More