Photos provided by Swank Farms.

Agriculture

Swank Farms holds outdoor farmers market

Fruits, veggies, sweets and wine available every Saturday through October.

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Sallie Calhoun (right) talks soils with a Paicines Ranch workshop guest. Photo by Alicia C Arcidiacono.

Features

Q & A: Sallie Calhoun on her No Regrets Initiative

With opportunity comes responsibility. In this interview, Paicines Ranch owner Sallie Calhoun talks about a 10-year commitment that she just "couldn't not do."

Jim Jack's Cabin now resides at the corner of Third and Monterey streets in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

Jim Jack: the Mustard King

How one man’s generosity helped San Juan Bautista residents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Students install a protection cage around a newly planted oak. Photo by Nancy Wilcox.

Environment / Nature

Students plant oaks at Pacheco Creek Reserve

Local kids learn about and restore oak woodland next to Highway 152.

Photos by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

The mysteries of mushrooms

Wild or commercially cultivated, the spores are everywhere.

The Granados family harvests lettuce together. Photo courtesy of Royal Greens Family Farm.

Features

Tips for growing food at home

Royal Greens Family Farm has advice on planting veggies in the yard or kitchen window.

Celery is just one crop that can be delivered to your home. Photo courtesy of Royal Greens Family Farm.

San Benito Lifestyle

How to get fresh food during shelter-in-place

Farms and businesses step up to deliver supplies to homes and cars.

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The regenerative wine event at Paicines Ranch was made up of a diverse group of people working within the wine industry. Photo credit Janna Olson.

Food / Dining

Paicines Ranch hosts regenerative wine convention

The first regenerative wine gathering held in February, focused on involving people from different sectors of the industry and from different cultural backgrounds.

The Jesse Hildreth Rose. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Beauty and history: the heritage roses of San Juan Bautista

Unique varieties have been growing in the city cemetery for many generations.

Both Calera Wine Company and Paicines Ranch (featured) incorporate sheep grazing into their vineyards. Photo provided by Alicia Arcidiacono.

Agriculture

Grazing sheep helps the soil at Calera Wine vineyards

Paicines Ranch uses livestock in regenerative farming.

Stockers grazing in Paicines in springtime. Photo provided by SBALT.

Agriculture

It’s stocker season in San Benito County

While some ranchers run cattle year-round, others run cattle for part of the year before shipping them to another location.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

San Juan rose care workshop cancelled

Feb. 1 class at SJB Historical Park cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

Rose care class coming to San Juan Bautista

SJB State Historic Park to host UC Master Gardeners' workshop in February.

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Ripe apricots dry in huge trays. File photo.

Agriculture

San Benito County celebrates National Apricot Day

B&R Farms shares snack recipes with simple, minimally processed ingredients.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

Winter fruit tree pruning workshop comes to San Juan Bautista

Free class will cover proper pruning techniques that encourage trees to produce fruit.