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Real Food: Citrus, Dates, and Peppers

If your city is covered in snow and ice, where are you going to get your fresh fruits and vegetables? In many cases, they’ll be grown in the low desert of California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. On the first leg of our farm tour with the California Farm Water Coalition we learned about growing spinach [...]

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Real Food: Winter Salad Bowl

Where do the country’s families, grocery stores, restaurants, and food services get their leafy greens in the dead of winter? And where do those warm and dry regions get their water to be able to grow those crops? We got the answers to those questions and more last week while on a farm tour last [...]

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Oranges Beat the Winter Blues

For me, winter has always meant oranges. Long before I lived in an orange-growing climate, we’d mark the middle of winter when a fresh delivery of oranges would arrive from my grandmother in Florida. Now, here in Southern California, we’re lucky to be surrounded by a bounty of winter oranges, including a handful of fruitful [...]

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Year of the Green Dragon Apple

You know how much we love apples around here, so you can see why fall is one of the happiest seasons at our house. Just when we thought we had tried them all (OK, that’s probably not possible) we stumbled onto a new variety that’s become an instant family favorite: The Green Dragon Apple (these [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable (fruit?) and there are countless ways to serve it. Of course the most popular way is to prepare the long stringy flesh as a pasta substitute. But we’ve never been super-crazy about food that only feels legitimate when it’s pretending to be something else. Be proud of who you [...]

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Tutti Frutti Organic Farms

Organic farming is a beautiful thing, and like nature itself, it can be full of surprises. Your fruits and vegetables may grow in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and quantities. That’s why it helps to have a close working relationship with your buyers – like the relationship that Tutti Frutti Farms has with the [...]

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