by Betty Albert A FARMER’S STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD reprint of 2017 Special to the Democrat The year was 1947. The place is Pasadena, California. The people gathered around the bridge table are regulars. The topic is a regular complaint about the lousy weather, and the city congestion. It was, […]
Consult the directories listed in The Gold Nuggets of El Dorado County in this blog for maps, open hours, days, and contact information for over 64 certified producers, 22 of them registered organic. Agriculture in El Dorado County grew after the gold rush. There were about […]
Thirty years ago, Craig Thomas had toiled over a specific French drain for his raspberries, hoping to eliminate any standing water, and improve drainage. It wasn’t about the bees pollinating or the rabbits eating the canes in winter. Soil structure and organic nutrients were not the problem […]
The year was 1947. The place is Pasadena, California. The people gathered around the bridge table are regulars. The topic is a regular complaint about the lousy weather, and the city congestion. It was, as L. G. “Frank” Beals put it at the time, “making him sick.” Frank […]
Need reasons why to go to the local farmers market this weekend? Take a look!
Ben and Mary Woods, Proprietors 6267 Candy Lane Somerset, CA 95684 Who is Tending Mother Earth … If it isn’t the next generation? “Nothing is more rewarding or more practical than taking care of what gives you life.” On this premise, in 2008, Ben and Mary started farming […]
Keven Nowell from 24 Carrot Farm, Placerville, addresses local farmers interested in establishing a Farmers Guild — an agricultural community founded by farmers for farmers. http://www.farmersguild.org. Currently a State-wide community based organization, there are currently 10 Guilds across northern California, connected through events, online social media and by […]
FULL MOON FARM Greg Henry, Stephanie Lewis 3580 Big Cut Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 Visit Full Moon Farm on Facebook A country road takes you up hills and curves to a 32-acre farm nestled in a forest setting that feels far and away from the city just a mile […]
FAUSEL RANCH 4881 Hanks Exchange Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 Proprietors: David and Deanna Fausel The Fausel Ranch is listed in California’s Agricultural Heritage Club and received special recognition in 2010 with a plaque in their honor. The ranch’s first year of operation is listed as 1877, but the Fausels were […]
Ever visit a “biodynamic” farm? It is enlightening, different and more thorough than a regular “organic farm”.