Local Farming

Spice Zee, Cherums and Plerries…Hybrid Fruit in California

You ask, what's a plerrie anyway?  Or you could ask; "What do you get when you cross a plum with a cherry? A hybrid fruit of course! Hybrid fruit is a potentially lucrative, and delicious, market. Fruit growers are motivated by the lure of inventing a product that commands premium prices, from 50 cents to $1 or more per pound than conventional fruit. The breeders are also aiming for fruit that will have a longer harvest period to be available to shoppers longer. And with the rise in cooking styles that celebrate the ingredients, American consumers are demonstrating a willingness to spend more on food and a desire to hear the stories behind their produce. Click to read more

Second Saturday Farm Tour at Farm Fresh To You

Second Saturday Farm Tour; Saturday August 13, 2011 Come see where your food… Read More

Tips on Mastering the Melon

Prime melon season in the Sacramento Valley region is upon us and stretches into September. There are… Read More

Sacramento River Delta Farm Sampler

Come out and visit your local farms and you will be… Read More

Alfresco Dinners in Fields a Roving Culinary Adventure!

Every summer, Outstanding in the Field hit the road to bring farm to table cooking back to the source. … Read More

Spotting Modern Victory Gardens on Downtown Sacramento Food Tours!

There are so many advantages to taking walks in a city’s urban neighborhoods.  Seeing the changes in… Read More

The Wisdom of the Radish

The Wisdom of the Radish: And Other Lessons Learned on a Small Farm tells the entertaining, enlightening (and often humorous) tale of our first year… Read More

Tour De Cluck…..Who’s In For Great Fun?

Back by popular demand, the second annual Tour De Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl offers the chicken lovers and chicken curious… Read More

The Artichoke is Actually an Edible Bud!

Fresh, local artichokes.  Have you noticed in your farmer’s markets and grocery stores……crates of local artichokes are starting to deliciously appear. Artichokes… Read More

9 Tips To Use Shopping at Local Farmers Markets

NINE TIPS FOR FARMER  MARKET SHOPPERS These boots are made for walking: If your work shoes are more fashionable than functional, bring… Read More