Farmers Paso Robles

Windrose Farm: Paying Respect to Paso Land with the Spencers

Good fortune shone on February 24. We were driving up the 101 freeway between L.A. and Monterey and stopped at the food-focused Templeton mini mall for lunch. We spotted the well-worn Windrose Farm truck,...
Farmer Todos Santos

Fresh Bounty: Nurturing Organic Strawberries in Todos Santos

Passion and strawberries are a flavorful combo for Elizabeth Ibarra Vivanco, a first generation, organic farmer from Ciudad Constitution. She provided insights about Fresh Bounty, on the outskirts of Todos Santos, as part of...
Farm Hawaii

Waialua Estate: Swapping Pineapple for Cacao and Coffee on Oahu’s North Shore

We started our North Shore farm tour at Helemano Plantation, which was kind of like a pineapple theme park. Derek Lanter, manager of Waialua coffee and cacao, pointed out the Dole pineapple plant across...
Farm Hawaii

Ma’o Organic Farms: Social Responsibility, Produce + People

Some farmers are satisfied with growing produce and livestock. Gary Maunakea-Forth is not that farmer. The man who’s been known to wear a “Green Machine” T-shirt was born in “the most boring town in...
Agriculture Hawaii

NELHA: Drawing From the Ocean’s Depths to Produce Diverse Agricultural Products on Hawaii’s Big Island

My whirlwind four-day tour of Hawaii’s Big Island regrettably had to come to an end, but before my flight boarded at Kona Airport, time allowed for an unexpectedly compelling stop: NELHA. Guy Toyama from...
Rancher Hawaii

Kuahiwi Ranch: Family-Run Pastures + Prized Big Island Beef

My recent trip to Hawaii was in part to learn about the increasing connection between islanders and their home-grown food. For years, Hawaii imported 85% of its food from across the Pacific, but islanders...