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Olive Harvest at Highland Springs

If it’s fall in California, it’s time for the olive harvest… and if you’ve got 750 olive trees, you’re going to need some helping hands. That’s what’s going on this month at Highland Springs Ranch, a historic California ranch and inn with olive trees that date back as far as 1854. Why the big push […]

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Fig Millet Kale Salad

Fig Millet Kale Salad with California Figs

Figs are a strange and wonderful fruit (although not actually a fruit – more on that in a minute). As fig season draws near, we thought we’d take a look at all things fig. First; it’s a California thing: California produces 100% of the nation’s dried figs and 98% of the fresh figs. California grows […]

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California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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Brick-or-Treat at Legoland California

Boo! It’s Halloween – are your kids looking for a wholesome “treat?” Treat them to “Brick-or-Treat” party night at LEGOLAND California, happening October 24 and 30. On Brick or Treat party nights, LEGOLAND transforms into a not-too-spooky Halloween festival featuring a variety of fun activities including the new Candy Quest walk-through at the Adventurers’ Club […]

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Sumo Citrus Season Arriving Early This Year

Sumo citrus fans have some good news this year: There will be more Sumos this season, and they’ll be arriving in stores nearly three weeks early this year. The Sumo citrus – that addictively sweet jumbo-sized mandarin orange with the distinctive “top knot” – is on track to launch its season in late January, according […]

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Real Food: Winter Salad Bowl

Where do the country’s families, grocery stores, restaurants, and food services get their leafy greens in the dead of winter? And where do those warm and dry regions get their water to be able to grow those crops? We got the answers to those questions and more last week while on a farm tour last […]

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