November 18, 2009
Steve Lecklider wasn't always a farmer, he was a professional clarinet musician playing classical music in South Bend, Indiana. Now he runs Lehman's Orchard with his parents, both retired teachers. “We've all left the farm and then come back,” said Steve, the third generation in his family to run...
November 18, 2009
Sebastopol, CA - The good news is the bees are happy at Torrey Olson's Gabriel Farm, and when the bees are happy, we’re all happy. Bee Beat followers might recall that the original hives installed at Torrey's Asian Apple Pear orchard as part of The FruitGuys Farm Steward Project did not survive the...
October 27, 2009
Steve Lecklider wasn't always a farmer, he was a professional clarinet musician playing classical music in South Bend, Indiana. Now he runs Lehman's Orchard with his parents, both retired teachers. “We've all left the farm and then come back,” said Steve, the third generation in his family to run...
August 28, 2006
This time of year I like to write about Lee Walker and his family farm. Lee's grandfather (Arthur Upp) planted the first Gravenstein apple orchard on the property in 1912; and the apples we have in the crates are the fruit descendants of that planting. Today Lee grows 25 varieties of apples on his...
September 19, 2005
A majority of the fruit grown in the U.S. comes from California. Much of that is within 300 miles of the Bay Area. If you are willing to dig a bit, some of the most interesting and unique small farms exist in this region. Dan Lemley, who started with me back in 1999 when we were still using my car...

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