Category: Meet Your Farmer

Spring 2016 Farm Tours

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Hello there subscribers, Happy (Almost) Spring! We are so excited to have you come out to see your farmers in action! Our first round of farm tours are set for Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28. (#AHOFarmTour) Registration will start next week and includes Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 45: It’s Hot! No Cause to Complain

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Volume 8, Week 45, June 28-July 4, 2015 I’d heard from some old timers that it gets hot here in the summer time, and they certainly were correct this past week. The real downside this year is there’s no Sierra snowmelt canal to jump in or river to float down. The real surprise Continue Reading

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Summer Special: Perfection Redefined

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On the job, Alma discovers the beauty of heirlooms and how an organic philosophy affects the standard for “perfect” produce. An annual trip to an heirloom festival, and KMK farmer Kyle Reynold’s  affinity for experimenting keep the fields at KMK farms brimming with the unique Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer: Smit Ranch is Charm School for Pink Ladies

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Think those Pink Lady apples in your box this week are totally delightful and charming? Are you smiling just thinking about them? Well, wait till you meet the the Pink Lady apple farmers. “If you have the right attitude you can teach [the apples] anything. Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer:
Tom Willey’s Brussels Sprouts Discovery

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Think Bloomsdale spinach, those Nantes carrots with the green tops that you can eat like candy, and the super sweet Sugar Baby watermelons we have in the summers. Yup, that’s all from legendary farmer Tom Willey. He’s pretty famous in the organic agriculture world (check Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer:
Citrus Grower Cliff McFarlin

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The always bright and sweet Valencia and Navel oranges and flavorful Minneola tangelos that decorate the coldest months of winter come from the hills just outside of Kingsburg, on Cliff McFarlin’s diversified fruit ranch, where Cliff grows apples, apricots, avocados, blueberries, blood oranges, grapefruit, grapes, Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer:
David Silveira’s Rapini Pasta Recipe

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Your farmer David Silveira can cook. He’s got know how from seed, to sprout, to harvest, to the kitchen and dinner table. David’s vegetables show up  in the AHO produce box nearly every week of the year, and he and his wife Michelle, a teacher, Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer: A KMK Photo Essay

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Come along for a visual slice of KMK farm life and get to know your family farmers.                                                         Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer’s Daughter: Adding-On with Kristi Bravo

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Kristi Bravo is one of the K’s in KMK Farms, a familiar name for Abundant Harvest subscribers. She’s also the Farmer’s Daughter. If you’ve  ever ordered a big bundle of basil, a pile of nopales, or a few extra eggplants, your produce has passed right Continue Reading

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Augustine’s Apples
Meet Your Farmer Blog Series

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  Getting a chance to connect with the men and women who grow your food is part of what makes eating out of the Abundant Harvest Box a well-rounded experience. Though you might not get the chance to meet them face to face, you can Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer: Wisdom From Your Fall Fruit Farmers

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  The shorter days that start to blend the end of summer and beginning of early fall are sweetened by grapes, fresh figs, and pears. Fall fruit just feels different. Depth, maturity, complexity, and age-old wisdom is packed inside. The Meet Your Farmer blog series Continue Reading

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Meet Your Farmer: Dave Mendrin Talks Potatoes

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   “I absolutely love farming. No one ever says they have ugly children. It’s the same thing with farming, everything you grow is just beautiful to you. I can’t imagine any other way of living, even in the times when it gets tight.” -DM   Continue Reading

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