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

GMO –Free Project Launched at OHGFAM

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Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market (OHGFAM) promotes healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.  We firmly believe that the consumer has a right to know how their food is grown, who grows it, and what’s in it.  We’ve toured most of our farms and asked about their growing practices, including the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). … Read More

Assistant Market Manager Job Description- 2017

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Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market (OHGFAM) Assistant Market Manager Job Description- 2017 The primary purpose of Orange Home Grown, Inc. (OHG) is to cultivate a healthy community through family friendly and community based education programs. Emphasis is placed on wholesome nutrition, sustainable practices, health and fitness, and strengthening neighborhood and community partnerships. The Orange Home Grown Farmers & … 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

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

Seafood Masters at the Market

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Seafood Masters brings fresh seafood to the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market every Saturday. While you are sound asleep, owner’s Carla and Christian are up at 4am meeting with local fisherman at the Newport Pier, picking up locally caught seafood to bring to the farmer’s market. Seafood Masters sources the following from the Newport Pier: • Shrimp • … Read More

March- National Nutrition Month

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Today is Registered Dietitian day, which recognizes the country’s food and nutrition experts, as part of National Nutrition Month. The National Nutrition Month theme this year, which is Savor the Flavor, is so easy to do when you visit the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market once a week. In fact, at the farmer’s market, you can savor sights, … Read More

You can now spend your CalFresh and SNAP benefits with us!

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Spend your CalFresh and SNAP benefits on seasonal fruits and veggies with us at the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market! Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or CalFresh are issued an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card where recipients can access their food benefits electronically by swiping their card at the info booth of the farmers market. … Read More

Farm Fresh…. PIZZA!

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Calling all pizza lovers! Saturday March 12th, 2016, Sodexo will be wheeling over their outdoor pizza over for a pizza demo by the dynamic duo, the legendary OC Baking Co. Master Baker Dean Kim, and the incredible Orange Home Grown Culinary Enthusiast Lisa Gilmore. We promise you won’t want to miss this fun event! Both Dean and Lisa will share … Read More

The Truth Behind “RAW” Almonds

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On September 1, 2007, it became illegal for 100% raw almonds to be manufactured and sold in the United States, with two exceptions (discussed below). You can read the new law and its specific provisions by going to the California Almond Board website at http://www.almondboard.com. The origins of this new law date back to 2001, when an outbreak of Salmonella … Read More