SOLA- Jammin’ it up at the market

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Next stop on the list of artisans to visit, SOLA with their slogan, “SOLA will make your taste buds sing”. SOLA has been participating in the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market (OHGFAM) since their start, over three years ago. Now they participate in over 16 farmers markets in and around the Orange County area. We are happy to … Read More

Last of the OC Cattle Ranchers- 5 Bar Beef

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Last Friday, we took a drive through Silverado Canyon, just past Cooks Corner, to an 800 acre piece of property, being holistically managed by 5 Bar Beef, one of the last Cattle Ranchers left in Orange County. Cowboy Frank, owner of 5 Bar Beef, met us at the entrance to his property. We piled in his maroon truck to set … Read More

Tour- Learn Successful Secrets to Shopping at the Market

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Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market Tour “LEARN SUCCESSFUL SECRETS TO SHOPPING AT THE MARKET” -Free -First Saturday of the Month- 9:30am (Approximately 20 minutes) -Tour starts in front of the Orange Home Grown (OHG) Info Booth ENHANCE YOUR MARKET EXPERIENCE: Get the inside scoop on shopping at the OHG Market. Your tour includes tips on picking the best … Read More

bless-ed booch small batch kombucha

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The next stop on our artisan tour took us to 4th Street Market in Santa Ana to visit the certified kitchen bless-ed booch uses to make their incredibly tasty kombucha! Christy and Julia, owners of the small bath artisan kombucha business are absolutely lovely! If you haven’t stopped by the Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market to meet them, … Read More

Visit with One Love Tea

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Not only are we going out to visit our farmers on location, but we are heading out to visit our food artisans on location in their certified kitchens too! Our second visit took place yesterday with One Love Tea, made here locally in a certified kitchen in the City of Lake Forest. We were fortunate enough to spend the morning … Read More

DoValle Pasta and Zuppa Rustica- Food Artisans

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Not only are we going out to visit our farmers on location, but we are heading out to visit our food artisans on location in their certified kitchens too! Our first visit took place today with DoValle Pasta and Zuppa Rustica Soups, made here locally in a certified kitchen in the City of Orange. We were fortunate enough to spend … Read More

OC Baking Co. Bake Sale to support OHG Urban Farm project

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We are working hard to raise funds to start an urban farm here in the City of Orange. We need to purchase a storage shed, gardening tools such as shovels, wheel barrows, picks, rakes, gloves, irrigation equipment, non-GMO seeds and bare root trees, sitting benches, compost, mulch, wood, and more. By supporting OC Baking Co. and purchasing artisan bread at … Read More

Farm Visit to Pedro Gallardo/Henri Gerwig Farms

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Today we made the drive to Fallbrook, CA to tour Pedro Gallardo’s Farm. Pedro’s farm is a neighboring farm to Henri Gerwig’s Farm. They are certified to sell each other’s produce. At our market, look for the Gerwig banner. Here you will find tropical fruits such a dragon fruit (Pitahaya), tropical guava, mango, lychee nuts, passion fruit, white and black … Read More

Farm Visit to Jim and Jeanne Davis Farm in Fallbrook, CA

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Today we met with Jeanne and Jim Davis, owners and farmers of a 10 acre parcel in a picturesque canyon in Fallbrook, CA. They purchased the property and planted much of the avocado and citrus trees by hand over the years. They have 4 varieties of avocados, Bacon, Fuerte, Hass, and Reed. Typically you can find kumquats, Meyer lemons, Bearss … Read More

Gaytan Family Farms

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Today we made it out to one of the many properties farmed by Gaytan Family Farms. This property is out in the City of Riverside, about 30 minutes from the City of Orange, not far from Lake Matthews. On this property, we met with farm owner Edelmira, her daughter Maricela, and boyfriend Raul. Edelmira has been farming for over 14 … Read More