The Importance of Native Planting

April 14, 2020 / Comments Off on The Importance of Native Planting
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If you ever stop to marvel at our great state’s flora, you’re definitely not alone. Thanks to California’s uniquely wonderful climate, we have many indigenous plants that form a vital part of our state’s ecosystem. But even though we have no shortage of native plants, that doesn’t mean they don’t […]

The Ultimate California Seasonal Produce Guide

April 14, 2020 / Comments Off on The Ultimate California Seasonal Produce Guide
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California is such a bountiful hotspot for fruits and vegetables of all kinds that sometimes it’s hard to remember what kinds of produce you can get your hands on and when. Thankfully, you have some tools to help you out: California seasonal produce tends to come out on a pretty […]

How to Apply Pesticide for a Good Harvest

March 23, 2020 / 1 Comment
Tomato bowl

Pesticides aren’t the most pleasant part of life on the farm, but they’re an important part of making sure your crops stay protected against the ravages of vermin and the changing seasons. With the right knowhow and equipment, pesticides can be used to extend the life of your harvest without […]

Ways to Support Your Local Farmers

March 23, 2020 / 1 Comment
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Nothing beats heading to the farmer’s market and picking up produce with the knowledge that it’s been harvested with the love and effort of a local family. In this age of factory farming and massive corporate buyouts, it’s more important than ever to support your local farmers however you can. […]

California’s Biggest Fruit Exports

March 22, 2020 / 1 Comment
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California is known as the “salad bowl” of the United States — and for good reason. The Golden State produces over half of the nation’s fruits and vegetables, with one-third of America’s produce coming from the Central Valley alone. Despite ongoing water shortages, growers in California can still take advantage […]

Top 10 Agricultural Commodities In California

March 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Top 10 Agricultural Commodities In California
The pathway between two rows of grapevines in Healdsburg, California.

The warm climate of California and rich soils makes many parts of the state ideal for the cultivation of Mediterranean crops, citrus, and exotic fruits hailing from tropical parts of the world. If you’re thinking of growing crops in California, it can help to know which fruits, nuts, and other […]

How To Create A Drought-Tolerant Yard

February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on How To Create A Drought-Tolerant Yard

Are you wondering how to create a drought tolerant yard? If you live in a part of the country that’s going through a dry spell, reevaluating your front yard design for drought tolerance is a great way to keep your surroundings looking beautiful while minimizing water waste. After all, the […]

Most Efficient Irrigation Systems

February 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Most Efficient Irrigation Systems
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With climate change and reduced water availability affecting growers across California, an efficient irrigation system is essential to the success of your farming endeavor. Read on to learn more about things to consider when deciding how to design the most efficient irrigation method for your farm. Characteristics of an Efficient […]

Corrugated Packaging: Recyclable and Sustainable

February 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Corrugated Packaging: Recyclable and Sustainable
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When choosing a packaging type for transporting your products, the environmental footprint and ease of recycling of that packaging is an important consideration for your business as well as the retailer and end-user. Here are three reasons to choose recyclable corrugated packaging for transporting your produce to market: 1. Made […]

Preventing California Wildfires for Growers

February 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Preventing California Wildfires for Growers
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If you call California home, you’ve no doubt been affected by the tragic and often terrifying forest fires that have been sweeping over the state over the last few years. These fires can be devastating to everything from the natural environment to property values, and they’re not going away anytime […]