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

A Visit With The Mushroom Man

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Chris Zoeller, otherwise know as” The Mushroom Man” by his family, will be making his debut at the Orange Home Grown Farmer’s & Artisans Market this weekend. Chris and his fiancé live in a charming historic 1930’s adobe home on the boarder of Orange and Santa Ana. Chris found his love for growing mushrooms less than a year ago when … Read More

Visit with Seeds of Xanadu

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Justin loves to cook and he’s been all over the world dining in Michelin star restaurants as part of job working for Tastemade. His roots are dipped in social justice. He is passionate about global food issues such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), food justice and access to healthy local food for all. His contribution to society is to help … Read More

A visit with Mom’s Specialty

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Tucked away in a quiet little corner of Orange, is the immaculate kitchen where Mom’s Specialty’s mediterranean magic occurs.  A sweet staff of 5 women, led by on-site manager Julio, the team of 6 prepares everything by hand. When we arrived, their staff was cutting parsley and slicing cucumbers. Freshly made tzatziki was being mixed and Julio was cooking spanokopita … Read More

Farm visit with C&L Farms

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C&L Farms is nestled within the rolling hills of the Central Coast in the City of Nipomo. C&L Farms is a partnership between three young men who specifically grow food for farmers markets. Rafael Cardena is a second generation Farmer. His father started growing in this valley back in 1983 with one acre of land, and now owns over 176 … Read More

Maldonado Growers – A Local Flower Farm in Encinitas

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Fred Maldonado got his start from his Dad, who came to California from Mexico. For over 50 years, his family has been growing flowers in Encinitas, which once was the flower capital of the world. With land values at an all time high, many farmers have sold the land and scaled back their farming operations. In addition, the Netherlands now … Read More

Visit with Future Foods Farms

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Future Foods Farms is unique because it’s local! Located in Brea, it is a sustainable aquaponic farm that produces all organically grown products in 2,000-4,000sf greenhouses. It is also one of the largest aquaponic farms in the state! Growing this way saves up to 90% water, and the produce is highly nutritive. Adam Navidi is a farmer, chef, entrepreneur and … Read More

A visit with Gaytan Family Farm- Chickens and Strawberries

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Edelmira is a strong “Badass Latina Farmer”. Always a lady, today she greets us with her manicured hot pink nails, rhinestone cap, and patent leather farm boots. She successfully runs and manages Gaytan Family Farm with confidence and pride. She has a lot to be proud of, managing multiple farm locations from Miraloma all the way to Nipomo, and employing … Read More

A day spent with All Green Farm

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All Green Farm is a 20 acre farm tucked away in the big boulder farm country of Perris CA, only 50 miles from the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market. On the farm, we were greeted by Deborah and her son Robin. You can find Deborah most Saturday’s selling their produce at our market. All Green Farm was originally … Read More

OHG Visit to Ray’s Ranch

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Today we hopped in the car and set out on the 40 minute drive out to Temecula. Right in the heart of wine country lies a 5 acre parcel of land, nestled among rolling hills, rock outcroppings, and eucalyptus trees, where plants and animals get to live the organic way. Today we spent some time at Ray’s Ranch, one of … Read More