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Fresh Herb Olive Oil Dip

Fresh Herb Olive Oil Dip So simple yet so delicious. Have this ready in just 10 minutes for a perfect appetizer before a meal. Don’t forget – the more fresh the herbs are, the better!   Ingredients: 1 tbsp fresh basil 1 tbsp fresh parsley 3 minced garlic cloves 2...

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Brandstad Brothers

The Brandstad Brothers Farm is held under Jon and Richard Brandstad. The 2 parcels encumbered by the Agricultural Conservation Easement make up about 158 acres of protected property. Their land is comprised of tree crops (walnuts & cherries). The property is...

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Robert Prosperi Farms, Inc.

The Robert Prosperi Farms, Inc. Property is located adjacent to the Prosperi Living Trust parcel in Madera County. This easement is comprised of roughly 57 acres of wine grape vineyards. This property was the last property to be permanently protected by an...

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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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Meet Jim

At 93 years young, Jim Messick started to wonder what would happen to his farm without him.  And then he started to worry about what would happen to his farm without him.  Would it be broken up into tiny pieces, or turned into a parking lot?  Jim knew he didn’t want...

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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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