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Peaches – they’re a CA thang!

Delicious, nutritious and CA-grown! Peach pie, peach cobbler, peach smoothie, peach sherbet, canned peaches at lunch, a peach cup for snack, a fresh, juicy peach on a hot summer day… If you are eating peaches, rest assured – they are home-grown right here...

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Fresh Peach Sherbet

Fresh Peach Sherbet Ingredients: 2 C milk 3/4 C sugar 1 envelope (1 tbls) unflavored gelatin 2 C sliced fresh CA peaches 1/2 C orange juice 2 tbls lemon juice Dash salt Directions: In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and gelatin. Stir over low heat until sugar and...

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Hannah Nicole Farm

At the foot of Mt. Diablo lies Hannah Nicole Vineyards, a stunning farm located just east of the City of Brentwood in Contra Costa County. With clay-loam soil near the Sacramento Delta, these 40 acres produce well-flavored grapes, perfect for their accompanying...

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Homemade Dill Pickles

July is pickle month! It is the time of year when your home-grown cucumbers are coming in, you picked some up at your local farmers market or grabbed some at the grocery… you must then make your own homemade refrigerator pickles because they are delicious and oh...

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Nunn Preston Ranch

Preston Ranch is a 140.5 acre farm dedicated to growing and canning tomatoes. This stunning piece of property has been protected under a conservation easement since December of 2009. Preston Ranch is located in Contra Costa...

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Meisner Farm

The Meisner Farm is defined by 64 pristine acres and comprised by 3 protected farms. One of the farms mentioned protects the open landscape between Fresno and Madera, an area county proposed to keep an open space greenbelt. This property can be found 2 miles away from...

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Espinoza Farm

Rows of colorful Freestone peaches line Espinoza Farm, located northwest of the city of Livingston in Merced County. After owning the property for four years, the Espinoza brothers decided to conserve their 78 acres of prime farmland through an agricultural...

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Vierra Balfour Farm

On Vierra Balfour Road lies 206 acres of protected farmland under a conservation easement. This property is in Contra Costa county and grows rotating row crops to promote soil health. The Vierra Balfour farm property has been protected since...

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Kami-Grigsby Farm

Kami-Grigsby farm is located east of the City of Brentwood in Contra Costa County. Its location in the greater San-Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta area ensures that the 132 acres of soil is prime for growing the farm’s cannery tomatoes and garlic. Since November 2011,...

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Stenzel Hoffman Ranch

Stenzel Hoffman Ranch takes pride in the corn and tomatoes that grow on their 166 acre property. This ranch is located within the boundaries of Contra Costa County. Stenzel Hoffman Ranch has been dedicated to conserving their land since placing an easement on it in...

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Messick Farm

Messick Farm is located in San Joaquin County, north of the town of Linden. Its beautiful 84 acres of prime farmland help sustain the farm’s cherry and walnut orchards, which have been in the family for multiple generations. Mr. Messick has a close connection to his...

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Concord Avenue Farm

Concord Avenue Farm is located in Contra Costa County, southeast of the City of Brentwood.   Organic row crops line this charming 20-acre farm full of prime agricultural land. With the hard work of the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust, this parcel has been protected...

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VrMeer Farm

VrMeer Farm consists of 23 beautiful acres of prime farmland that has grown a variety of crops including apricots. To protect the land, a conservation easement was placed on the property by the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust in July 2006...

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