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Tanner Farm

The Tanner Farm is located in scenic Merced County next to Kruppa Farm, Kruppa Reed Farm and Slater Trust Farm. The Tanner property is currently home to beautiful almond orchards.  This property was permanently protected by an agricultural conservation easement in...

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Slater Trust Farm

The Slater Trust Farm is located in Merced County in Ballico. The property is currently set up for row crops, mostly sweet potatoes! The property is roughly 43 acres facing growth pressure from the nearby city of Delhi. This property was permanently protected by an...

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Kruppa Farm

The Kruppa Farm property is approximately 64 acres of beautiful almond orchards in Merced county. The property is comprised of prime farmland that is needed for sustained agricultural production. This property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation...

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Gail Martin Trust Farm

The Gail Martin Trust Farm is located in Delhi. With sandy soils, it is perfect and ready for trees to go in! This beautiful property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement funded by the Department of Conservation in...

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CA Growin’: A Cherry on Top!

A Cherry on Top! Put it right on top of Spring! With cherry season right around the corner, it’s time to talk to Jon Brandstad!  Jon and his family grow cherries near Linden.  In 2011, Jon and his wife Christine permanently protected their 175-acre farm.  Three years...

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Cherry Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 pound fresh CA cherries, washed and pitted 1 cup fresh lemon juice 6 cups cold water Optional (mint garnish)   Instructions: Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a pot until sugar dissolves. Add 1 cup cherries, bring to a boil...

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

It was a beautiful crisp day for Ms. Agpalo’s class from Garin Elementary to take a field trip to First Generation Farmers. The excitement roaring from the bus said it all when they arrived and saw all the free range chickens running around. The excitement...

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Field Trips on the Farm

Local students get the full farm-to-fork experience: Field Trips on the Farm start in April – come join us! BRENTWOOD, CA: Many of us ‘get’ the farm-to-fork concept in theory, but how many of us really get to see it in action? How many kids get the chance to see where...

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A New Way to Give

Making the Most of Your Traditional IRA Food is for consumption.  Fiber is for consumption.  But land…not so much. When Ron Dolinsek saw that California’s agricultural land was being consumed at a rapid pace, he knew he had to take action.  An FFA kid who in college...

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Italian Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs Roma tomatoes 1/3 cup olive oil 6 cloves minced garlic 1 tbs bottled Italian seasoning 1 tbs sugar Pinch of salt 3 dashes ground black pepper 2 tbs oregano – coarsely chopped   Instructions: Preheat oven to 300F Rinse the Roma tomatoes...

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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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