Pasture-raised turkeys from Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy of Paicines Ranch.

Agriculture

Turkey Time: Custom-raised for this unique holiday season

Local ranch offers pasture-raised birds for holiday meals.

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.

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.

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.

Partygoers. Photo provided by Debbie Rey.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Long time county resident celebrates big 90

A group of people surprised George in Fallon, NV, where he currently resides.

Paicines Ranch hosts events related to agriculture and land management. In-the-field classes make use of the whole ranch, giving participants a hands-on experience. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

Rancher to Rancher Field Day

Free workshop and information sharing for ranchers and livestock managers at Paicines Ranch on April 11.

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Agriculture

Paicines Ranch to host regenerative ag workshop

Presentations include cover cropping and integrating livestock into cropland.

Jon Kaplan's Ghost Bike on Highway 25. Photo provided by Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Nonprofits

Ghost Bike a haunting reminder of cyclist’s death

Memorial marks site where Jon Kaplan was hit by motorist on Highway 25 in Paicines.

Previous Field Day event held at Paicines Ranch. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture event highlights new farming concepts

Paicines Ranch to host field day for EcoFarm Conference attendees.

Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Agriculture

Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

For the last 15 years Matt Christiano has opened up his home and collection to a group of friends for their annual fixathon. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Friendship and Pinball meet at annual Fixathon

Fifteen years after its inception, Matt Christiano and friends participate in their annual “fixathon” in which all participants come to Paicines Ranch to engage in repairing and playing pinball machines from Christiano’s collection.

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

Agriculture

EcoFarm kicks-off with San Benito County event

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

Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California

Business / Economy

Pinnacles Gateway Partners Meeting at Paicines Ranch

Invitation goes out for a Pinnacles Gateway Partners box dinner meeting at Paicines Ranch. It is an opportunity to learn about the Condor Recovery Program and enjoy a guided tour of Paicines Ranch.

Paicines Ranch Classes on Hollistic Management include time out in the field.

Agriculture

Land stewards learn at Paicines Ranch

The ranch hosts a course on holistic management practices

Locally grown lunch in the Grogen House, a celebration in itself.

Agriculture

Growing a connection to the land

Rural communities work to keep their identity and quality of life, while building economic strength