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Pepper Perfect

No two years in farming are ever the same, NEVER. Even the most seemingly reliable crops have fallen prey to viruses, ground squirrels, heat damage and root rot due to unexpected summer rains. Just as crops falter there is usually one … Continue reading

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The Good Food Awards Journey

  Here is a photo gallery of our trip to the Bay Area which proved to be about much more than just accepting an award.  We felt validated to know there are many small companies like us out there challenged to be … Continue reading

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Growing Blueberry Bushes in the High Desert

Hello to our new friends at the Phelan Farmers Market.  On our first visit to your new market I talked to many of you about growing the amazing blueberry bushes in your Growing Zone 8b.  After listening to you, this … Continue reading

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Wake up, Blueberries

Little pink and white lantern shaped flowers are popping out all over SunnysideLOCAL Farm.  That means one thing….the blueberry bushes are waking up from their dormancy and bud break is rampant.  This signal tells you that it’s time for some early … Continue reading

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Berry Patch Blog

Throughout the holiday season we sold our portable “Berry Patch in a Bag” at the Farmers market.  The container berry patch was developed using Smart Pot aeration bags to help people with limited space enjoy the gardening experience. The berries … Continue reading

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Trellising Tomatoes

When your spring-planted tomatoes start to sprawl it’s time to give them the support they need to produce large fruit throughout the season.  Last year we staked all of our tomato plants by sinking a six foot rebar post and giving it a 1/2 … Continue reading

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Summer Squash

                                                                                                                                                   Despite all the strange spring weather,  the summer garden at La Colina is growing well.  We have several different vegetables and fruits growing here and leading the pack are our selection of summer squashes.  Italian Romanesco Zucchini, Gentry Yellow … Continue reading

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Fish heads finally found!

Some days you just have all the luck.  I like those kind of days.  I will start planting a large portion of my tomato crop tomorrow and hadn’t found a good inexpensive source for fish heads.  On a whim I … Continue reading

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Fish head/Tomato Growing Project

How do you grow lots of healthy tomatoes?  Many books, articles, and internet resources are available to answer that question.  Your answer will come from the type of farming you want to do.  Our goal as farmers is to enrich our soil … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Harvest

        Well this picture has been sitting here without a comment or an explanation.  Time to write.  This photo was taken on a day when we needed to have some fun.  So, we took some time to have lunch … Continue reading

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