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The 2016 Taste of Local Festival

By on Aug 10, 2016 | 0 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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Meet the Rancher: Mike Williams of Diamond W Cattle Company

By on Aug 24, 2016 | 2 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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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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Dinner at the… 2016 Dinner Series

By on Jun 18, 2016 | 4 comments

Here’s a look at what we're planning for our innovative dinner series promoting Ventura County’s world-class agriculture and cuisine. Both the dinners have SOLD OUT.

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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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Meet the Farmer: The Cummings Family – Five Generations of Farming

By on May 10, 2016 | 4 comments

The Cummings family have been local farmers since the 1870s - 5 generations! And they're hosting the first of the 2016 Totally Local VC Farm-to-Fork Dinners.

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California Women for Agriculture 2016 Farm Day Photo Gallery

By on May 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Photos from the California Women of Agriculture (CWA) Farm Day held in May 2016 at Atlas School in Ventura.

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Did You Know… ? The Scary Dairy

By on Apr 28, 2016 | 2 comments

Did you know… that the Camarillo State Mental Hospital also housed a working dairy? It came to be known as the Scary Dairy. Get all the spooky details here.

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Today is National Beer Day. Let’s Celebrate.

By on Apr 7, 2016 | 2 comments

In celebration of the day in 1933 when the prohibition on beer was lifted, we look at how a small California brewery started the craft-brewed beer revolution. And list our 10 favorite local breweries.

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