The National Heirloom Expo: A Celebration of Pure Food And Farming

Join our National Procurement and Quality Manager, Rebecca North, and her son, Jack, as they explore the 2016 National Heirloom Expo.

Meet Frecon Farms

As part of our Fruitful Visits series, we tour Frecon Farms of Southeastern Pennsylvania, which is as rich in history and community as it is in apples and stone fruits. At the farm, family and sustainability are core values.
 

 

The Hedgerow Project at Lagier Ranches: The FruitGuys Community Fund

Meet a mini donkey named Pinocchio and hear how his owners used a grant from The FruitGuys Community Fund to install native plants and attract pollinators to their farm.

Fruitful Farming Tip: How to use the Florida Weave Technique

Work smarter, not harder with the Florida Weave Technique. Tune in as Happy Acre Farm explains how they used the technique and how it helped them accomplish more work in less time!

Fruitful Farms: Jelich Ranch

Farming utopia. What does that look like to you? For us, walking the grounds of Jelich Ranch says it all. Tune in to learn why.
 

 

The FruitGuys Community Fund: Support Small Sustainable Farms

Join The FruitGuys Community Fund to support small farms in their journey toward environmental and economic health! Images courtesy of Michael Amsler photography and E & B Photography.

Water Conservation on a Passion Fruit Farm

In this short educational video, John Koman explains how to maintain fruit crops with simple, but effective water conservation techniques. John and his wife Patti own the White Dove Farm in Santa Paula, a small town and agricultural hub in Southern California. Situated about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the farm cultivates passion fruit, a few avocado and lemon varieties, and guavas.

Farmer Torrey Olson on Sustainability

Torrey Olsen runs Gabriel Farm, an Asian pear and apple orchard located near the Northern California towns of Sebastopol and Forestville.

Passion Fruit Farmer John Koman on Sustainability

John and Patti Koman own the White Dove Farm in Santa Paula, a small town and agricultural hub in Southern California. Located about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the farm grows passion fruit, a few avocado and lemon varieties, and guavas. Initially founded in 1938, the Komans became the property’s second owners in 1997 and named the farm after John’s father, who used to raise white doves.

Organic Farming, part 2, Blue Heron Farm

John Ceteras runs the Blue Heron Farm in Capay Valley, California, a rural area northwest of Sacramento. Growing up on the East Coast near a steel mill, he decided in his teens that he didn’t want to work at the mill like his father did. Instead, he chose to return to the land and start farming California oranges. When he was young, the newsreels and travelogues of orange groves had particularly intrigued him.

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