Author Archives: Kim Redman

Avocados

Avocado trees are thought to originate in Central Mexico. Currently, Southern California produces 95% of U.S. grown avocados. They are high in monounsaturated fat, B vitamins, and vitamin K. They also help the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and-beta-carotene and lutein in foods that are eaten with the fruit. We grow […]

Meyer Lemons

With their sweet flavor, Meyer lemons have quickly become a household favorite! Native to China, these citrus fruits were originally used as an ornamental tree due to their compact size. They became popular in the U.S. during the 1970’s with the rise of California cuisine. The Meyer lemon is yellow and more round than the […]

Oaxacan Inspiration

Oaxaca was one of those magically intriguing places for me when I moved there in my late 20s. It is a state in southern Mexico known for its cultural diversity as well as its environmental & agricultural biodiversity. Oaxaca has one of the most rugged terrains in Mexico with mountains that abruptly join the sea. […]

Journey to the Channel Islands

There are so many reasons we are lucky to live on the Central Coast of California and the Channel Islands are one of them. The Channel Islands are part of one of the richest ecosystems on the planet and are often referred to as The Galapagos of California. They have a long history of human […]