Focus on Farms

California Quinoa Grown on Multi-generation Family Farm

Quinoa is just one of many ancient grains gaining in popularity as consumers seek alternatives to overly processed wheat products. Your customers will love Wild Rose Farm’s rainbow quinoa. Mix of fluffy, sweet white, nutty red and crunchy black quinoa 14% protein Gluten free High in iron, magnesium, fiber, calcium and amino acids Versatile and […] Read Post »

Demand for Organic Apples Grows

Publication date: 9/16/2015,  Author: Carlos Nunez / Sander Bruins Slot, Copyright: The popularity of organic apples has increased such that demand for the fruit has outpaced supplies. In the state with the largest production of both conventional and organic apples, Washington’s growers are increasing organic production to meet this increased demand. “Demand for organic apples […] Read Post »

Heritage: Lakeside Organic Gardens farms the soil and the soil grows the crops

Reproduced from Produce News; by Christina DiMartino | July 23, 2015 When he emigrated from the Azores to California in the late 1800s, Joseph (Joe) Peixoto could not have known what an amazing relationship the generations following in his bloodline would have with the soil. That evolution resulted in what is today Lakeside Organic Gardens, a […] Read Post »

Living Lettuce and Watercress Extend Shelf Life

“We harvest our lettuce and cress products with the roots attached,” says Pete Overgaag with Hollandia Produce. “This means the plant is still alive, which keeps the leaves greener and fresher longer than lettuce harvested conventionally. It enables us to deliver the freshest product possible.” Products with the roots attached have a substantially longer shelf-life […] Read Post »

Masumoto Shares Insights & The NY Times Discusses Well Drilling in CA

Flavorful “petite peaches” a result of water shortage From Chuck Abbott’s Ag Insider, published by FERN Organic grower David Masumoto, who farms near Fresno, tells the Los Angeles Times, “We’ve been experimenting with this petite peach method this year, where we’re cutting back water use 30 percent, 40 percent, 50 percent on some select areas of […] Read Post »