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A New Way to Give

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

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

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

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.

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

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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Prosperi Farm Protected

Prosperi Farm Protected

A farming family with Italian roots looks at the next 100 years on the land ELK GROVE, CA: The Prosperi family farm began in 1920, nearly 100 years ago. Today, several generations later, the family is still farming and has permanently protected their 228 acres from...

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Hooper Ranch Protected

Hooper Ranch Protected

Merced County family protects an original farmstead creating a living legacy of their grandmother’s grit ELK GROVE, CA: One woman’s toughness lives on after more than 100 years. Following her husband’s passing in 1922, Marie Jorgensen Andersen, an immigrant from...

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Meet Jim

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

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

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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