Bus tour members sample a variety of products made from raw goat milk at Evergreen Acres Dairy.


Busloads of tourists visit San Benito County organic ag operations

The tour of San Benito County organic farming operations was organized by EcoFarm, a conference held in Monterey every year.

The show closer was a fun twist; a tasting display that raised perceptions about the brown substance from dirt to gorgeous soil. Photos by Will Schwabacher


EcoFarm kicks-off with San Benito County event

Paicines Ranch hosts an innovators-in-ag event that sells out to EcoFarm crowd.



Eating with the Seasons brings local, organic food to customers

Local produce is easier to get than ever before with community-supported agriculture and Eating with the Seasons

Lisa Knutson with Tempe the Ranch Poodle and Tony Ortiz


Pasture Chick Ranch Adventures (Part 2)

Continuation of an interview with local organic star and all-round colorful chick, Lisa Knutson, courtesy of Mission Village Voice

Lisa Knutson at her Pasture Chick Ranch outside Hollister with her dogs, Cooper and Molly.


Pasture Chick Ranch Adventures (Part One)

An interview with local organic star and all-round colorful chick, Lisa Knutson, courtesy of Mission Village Voice


Business / Economy

Farm House Cafe offers locally-grown organic dining with down-home appeal

Becky Herbert was raised on a farm and appreciates 'farm to fork' cooking enough to open her own cafe to expand organic dining options in Hollister

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Farmers’ Market continues its Wednesday run

Fresh food, arts and crafts and entertainment available each week downtown



Hollister Certified Farmers’ Market opens for business

The 2016 Hollister Certified Farmers' Market gets off to a good start with several thousand visitors in Week 1

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Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market Opens for Business May 4

Fresh produce and much more will be offered on San Benito Street from this week through the end of September

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Suncoast Organic Farm To Host Magazine Spring Issue Release Party

The event will take place Tuesday, March 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Suncoast Organic Farm and Bakery

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San Benito Lifestyle

NATURALLY: Here’s the Dirt on Gardening Boot Camp

Gardeners can get a day's worth of information and inspiration June 6



San Francisco Flower and Garden Show looks to local growers

One of the nation's leading garden expos taps local resources

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San Benito Lifestyle

Foodie Friday: White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

Goats graze pastures at a Tres Pinos farm. 2013 Photo courtesy Jane Hulme.


Tres Pinos Dairy Gains Certification

Small raw milk goat dairy gets certified after long struggle

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Business / Economy

Earthbound Farm Purchased by WhiteWave for $600 Million

San Juan Bautista-based Earthbound Farm organic food produce company has been purchased by Broomfield Colorado-based WhiteWave food company for roughly $600 million. Expects to maintain SJB operations and complete the transaction in early 2014.