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Category: Meet a Farmer

November 9, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Pamela Anderson of Olivewood Ranch Olive Oil

After 15 years of growing grapes in Suisun Valley, California, Pamela Anderson and Pete Vernasco decided to try their hand at olives. They were fortunate enough to find an existing grove with 10 year...

October 12, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Lewis and Suzanne Jester of Eyrie Olive Oil Company

Eyrie is a fitting name for the lovely California olive oil company that sits high above the fog of the Sonoma Valley floor where they make award winning California extra virgin olive oil. Run by...

September 28, 2018
Meet a Farmer: The Sweet Potato Project

Meet the team of young farmers who make up the Sweet Potato Project in Fresno California! This young band of farmers was brought together by Yolanda Randles, executive director of the West Fresno...

September 14, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Luke Wilson of Wil-ker-son Ranch and Chestnut Connection

Most of us think of chestnuts during the holidays.  Their dark smooth shells make their way into supermarkets before Thanksgiving.  But thank goodness we have farmers like Luke Wilson of...

August 3, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Ion Sfetcu of Houwelings Tomatoes

At a very young age, his father planted a passion for farming in him, and now he grows vegetables for one of North America’s largest greenhouse farming operations. Meet the dynamic and very busy...

July 27, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Hilary Graves

Can you run a farming operation while the kids are in school?  This farmer and mother of two, does just that! Between raising heritage breed pigs, to growing and harvesting an orchard, to...

July 13, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Grant Parnagian of Golden State Hops

Beer is a booming business in California with micro-brews popping up in small towns and big cities throughout the state. The desire to supply these local brewers with quality hops inspired Grant...

June 22, 2018
Meet a Farmer – Lane DeVries of Sun Valley Floral Farms

Watching a tulip bulb turn into a flower, and watching that flower bring a smile to someone’s face is one of the things Lane DeVries loves most about flower farming. As the president and CEO of one...

June 15, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Rafael Ortiz of Joseph and Sons

When you love waking up before dawn and watching the sunrise while you check on plants, you know you’re a farmer! As the Santa Paula Grower for Joseph and Sons, Rafael Ortiz gets to do that almost...

May 25, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Bernard Puget of the The Wonderful Company

Meet Bernard Puget, VP of Farming for The Wonderful Company! Not only does he give back to the community by growing and harvesting amazing, nutritious California pomegranates, his generous spirit has...

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