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Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie You cannot mess this pie up – if you can mix, pour, and use an oven then you can do this. Don’t forget to add in the most important ingredient – love… No one will be disappointed! Ingredients: 9-inch unbaked pie crust 1 cup...

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Hooper Ranch

The Hooper Ranch is comprised of two parcels totaling 275.5 acres in a scenic agricultural area that supports orchards, row crops and grain crops. The primary use of this land is being used for the cultivation of field crops that are planted on a rotational basis....

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Sunset Vine Paint & Wine

We can’t think of a better way to appreciate farmland than painting it, while sipping on the fruits of it!  It was girls night out, date night, and a whole lot of fun for everyone.  What’s not to like about wine, food, and painting the sunset?  A big thank...

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Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ming

It was a crisp morning out at Steamboat Acres when Ms. Ming’s fourth grade class from Westwood Elementary arrived. The excitement on their faces said it all when they found out they got to take a ride through the farm on a wagon! The excitement didn’t end...

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“Old Aggie” – A Fresno State Icon

“Old Aggie,” is an old 1938 International farm truck that was a symbol of Fresno State’s dedication to agriculture. Looking back, “Old Aggie” was rescued by Bill Jones, former California Secretary of State, from the wrecking yard in 1969...

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Pumpkins & the Origin of Jack O’Lanterns

Pumpkins & the Origin of Jack O’Lanterns California is one of the top five producers of pumpkins in the US. Nearly all California pumpkins are produced for the fresh market, sold directly to stores or right off the farm. Fresh market pumpkins are grown for the...

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Pumpkin Spice & 2 Things Nice

We scoured Pinterest for you, we tested recipes, and found our favorites for this seasonal flavor – Enjoy! Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon 2 tsp. Ground Ginger 2 tsp. Nutmeg 1-1.5 tsp. Ground Allspice 1-1.5 tsp. Ground Cloves...

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Denis and Terri Prosperi Living Trust

The Denis and Terri Prosperi Living Trust property is located in the beautiful Madera County. This property is comprised of roughly 93 acres of fruitful wine grape vineyards. The property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement in...

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Cecchini Farm

The Cecchini Farm is located in the beautiful Contra Costa county. Being in the family for over 70 years, this 520.7 acre easement makes a great addition to our list. Closing in October of 2017, we look forward to many years of watching this property grow!

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Denis Prosperi Farms, Inc.

The Denis Propseri Farms, Inc. Property is located in Madera County. This 78.48 acres consists of many different wine grape varietals and is located on prime farmland. This property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement in 2018!

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BF Cochrane Farm

The BF Cochrane Farm is located just west of the City of Stockton in San Joaquin County. This beautiful 125+ acre property is comprised of row crops. Some including alfalfa, tomatoes, grain and corn. The BF Cochrane easement was permanently protected in 2017.

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That sweet elixir made by bees…

Honey, honey, honey, honey….honeeeyyy! So how do bees make honey anyway? As honey bees fly around to flowers doing the work of pollinating (a side benefit of the bees’ nectar collecting activities) they drink up the sweet nectar of all the flowers they...

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