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A young Yisrael gets a bed ready for planting.

Yisrael Family urban farm seeds a ‘homegrown revolution’ in Sacramento

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Drive down Roosevelt street in the Sacramento neighborhood of Oak Park, and you’d never guess that the modest homestead facing an elementary school is headquarters to a revolution. No, it’s not really a political action. Rather, Chanowk Yisrael’s “Homegrown Revolution” is a revolt against ignorance and isolation and a stand for self-sufficiency and hope — in the garden. How so? Actually, the mission of the Yisrael Family Farm is to “educate,…

Apple season calls for a trip to Placer County’s Apple Hill

Apple season calls for a trip to Placer County’s Apple Hill

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For many Northern Californians, the first whiff of fall in the air signals it’s time to visit Apple Hill for their annual fruit fix. The outing isn’t just for apple lovers — dozens of vineyards and tree farms line the rural roads along with the orchards east of Placerville in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It’s the 50th year that Apple Hill growers have welcomed families to enjoy a day at…

Squash blossom quesadilla. Photos: Kristi Garrett

Squash blossom quesadilla still in season at Sacramento’s Downtown Farmers Market

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For many in the Sacramento, California region, Sunday morning signals a trip to the state capital’s largest certified farmers market. This is a no-nonsense, food-buying market, brimming with enough vendors to give you your pick of seasonal fruits and vegetables, along with a good selection of flowers and plants, nuts, mushrooms, and enough prepared foods to help you make it through the morning. Located under Interstate Highway 50 at 8th and W…

Colorful chard from Triple T Ranch & Farm in Santa Rosa.

San Rafael-Marin Farmers Market: Third largest in California and not to be missed

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If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area on a Sunday morning, you’re within striking distance of the third largest farmers market in California. The incredible San Rafael-Marin Farmers Market has been on the grounds of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin Civic Center for 33 years. It’s open on Sundays year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come early to make sure you get some of the most sought-after items,…

Beefsteak tomato salad.

Breezy Morro Bay Farmers Market beckons along Highway 1

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The Morro Bay Farmers Market is a busy yet quaint market that showcases the Central Coast’s best produce every Thursday afternoon from 2:30-5 p.m. in parking lot of Spencer’s Fresh Markets, just off Highway 1. The market buzzes with locals and tourists alike. You’ll see the locals all stopping to chat with the farmers, mostly about the weather and crops. Bring a sweatshirt, as the wind and fog can be…