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

Posted by on May 10, 2016

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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Dinner at the… 2016 Dinner Series

Posted by on May 9, 2016

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, we added a 3rd dinner for this year – Dinner at the Pumpkin Patch! Thursday, October 13th.

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California Women for Agriculture 2016 Farm Day Photo Gallery

Posted by on May 9, 2016

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

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

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.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016

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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What’s All the Buzz About Honey Bees?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

Every third bite of food we take was likely pollinated by a honey bee. But there’s been a massive reduction in the honey bee population. We can help save them.

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Did You Know… ? Wildwood Park

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016

Did you know… that many Hollywood movies were filmed at Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks from the 1930s through the 1960s? Learn more about the history of this beautiful park.

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Crap Happens! Dog Poo and You.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015

Americans love their dogs. But picking up after them? Not so much. What we do with all that doggie doo speaks volumes about us as dog owners. We examine the facts about dog poop and our environment.

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Señor El Niño: The Great Wet Hope

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015

A significant El Niño is forecast to douse us with heavy rain this winter. Exactly what is an El Niño? How should we prepare for it? And what about the drought?

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The Ventura County Ag Summit Comes to Town

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

The Ventura County Agricultural Summit brings together a diverse group of agricultural-related organizations to guide discussions, seminars and panels about ag-related topics.

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A Taste of Local – The Epicurean Event of the Year!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

Learn about our local food firsthand! Come to the Taste of Local where farmers, chefs and our community celebrate Ventura County’s local harvest and diversity of great food.

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