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Dinner at the Pumpkin Patch 2016 Gallery

By on Oct 31, 2016 | 1 comment

Photos from Totally Local VC's Dinner at the Pumpkin Patch held in October 2016 at the JD McGrath Farm/McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkins in Ventura.

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Pumpkins, Jack-O’-Lanterns and Halloween. Oh My!

By on Oct 21, 2016 | 0 comments

It's fall! Pumpkins. Halloween. Pumpkins. Harvest. Did we say pumpkins? More on the history and traditions surrounding... PUMPKINS! Plus, a list of local pumpkin patches.

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Gleaning’s Roots Run Deep

By on Oct 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Gleaning is the ancient practice of collecting the remaining crop from the field after it has been harvested. Here’s the story of how I recently gleaned my ranch.

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The Taste of Local Festival 2016 Gallery

By on Oct 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Photos from Totally Local VC's The Taste of Local Festival held in September 2016 at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park in Ventura.

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Dinner at the Cattle Ranch 2016 Gallery

By on Oct 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Photos from Totally Local VC's Dinner at the Cattle Ranch held in August 2016 at Rancho Cañada Larga in Ventura.

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Meet the Rancher: Mike Williams of Diamond W Cattle Company

By on Aug 24, 2016 | 5 comments

Mike Williams of Diamond W Cattle Co is a true American cowboy. Courage, horsemanship, physical awareness, grit and gentlemanly manners - he's got them all. And he's local. Here's his story.

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The 2016 Taste of Local Festival

By on Aug 10, 2016 | 2 comments

Celebrate our Local Farmers and Ranchers at the second-annual Taste of Local Festival. Over 60 area chefs, farmers, purveyors, wineries, breweries and distilleries are expected to showcase their culinary expertise. And, vote for the best beer in the Homebrew Challenge.

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Dinner at the Avocado Orchard 2016 Gallery

By on Jul 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Photos from Totally Local VC's Dinner at the Avocado Orchard held in June 2016 at Cummings Ranch in Santa Paula.

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Harvest Recipe for June: Figgy Focaccia

By on Jun 11, 2016 | 0 comments

This month's Harvest Recipe Series brings a seasonal harvest list and puts the spotlight on the wonderfully weird fig. All this and a great figgy recipe.

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Harvest Recipe for May: Braised Artichokes and Mushrooms

By on May 31, 2016 | 0 comments

Our new monthly Harvest Recipe Series continues! Here’s what crops are being harvested this month and a recipe using some of this local bounty.

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