farms and orchards

Barn dance at Pie Ranch

Barn dance at Pie Ranch

“First couple goes galloping down the middle and stops at the end!” announces Andy Wilson the caller on the music of the County Line Pickers. Down the middle goes the first couple hand in hand, laughing madly, skipping and galloping sideways while others are clapping. Laughing madly? The first couple is not even 13 years old […]

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Wild Greens Walk with forageSF at Golden Gate Park

Wild Greens Walk with forageSF at Golden Gate Park

At home “Eat your greens!” is soon to become “Eat your weeds!” thanks to a walk I went on to with Fred Bove of forageSF. forageSF is a typical San Francisco concept that includes people picking wild foods where they grow (in city parks, people’s yards’s, anywhere you see weeds you’d like to pull out) […]

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Hoffman Farm: The Last Walnut Orchard in Napa Valley

Hoffman Farm: The Last Walnut Orchard in Napa Valley

A Napa day trip without wine? For a change of pace and an escape from city bustle, Hoffman Farm is just the place for your next Sunday trip. I found out about this place looking to pick walnuts. I knew it was about the end of the season and walnuts are not a particularly popular […]

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Potrero Nuevo Farm

Potrero Nuevo Farm

Potrero Nuevo Farm is a newcomer in Half Moon Bay’s agricultural landscape. Not even two years old, it has already accomplished a lot and promises lots more in the field of sustainable farming and living. An offspring of the Potrero Nuevo Fund, a foundation that supports community based organizations, the farm is a slice of […]

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Cherry Picking In Brentwood

Cherry Picking In Brentwood

In case you haven’t heard, the season for cherries is now. Bing cherries, Rainier cherries, Brooks cherries; there are more cherries than you ever dreamed of just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Hundreds of trees literally loaded with jewel-like shiny plump and juicy ruby fruits. The Brentwood farmers are well organized and their great […]

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