Ask Your Farmer

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Come out to the OHG Education Farm to meet with farmer Justin, owner of The Seeds of Xanxadu. Justin will be answering all your burning questions related to permaculture, farming, gardening and everything in-between. Justin has a booth selling micro-greens and sprouts at the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market each Saturday. Come out and spend your morning with … 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

3nd annual Orange Home Grown Farmer’s Market to Table Dinner fundraiser

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The 3nd annual Orange Home Grown “Farmer’s Market to Table Dinner fundraiser” in Old Towne Orange is back! Enjoy an al fresco meal under the stars at a new Old Towne Orange location with views! Featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown, and ethically harvested seasonal foods from local farmers and food artisans that participate in the weekly Orange Home Grown Farmers … Read More

Buying Your Values- Know your Grower, Know your Producer

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How can we create a healthier food system/culture one bite at a time?  The food choices we make, what we eat, where we shop and dine, have an effect on our bodies and the planet.  Farmers markets offer much more than buying organic at a grocery store chain.  Farmers markets offer relationships with farmers and small business owners, the most … 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

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