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

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

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