Category Archives: from the farm

Medjool Date Day

The Queen of the Dates Medjool dates are my very favorite sweet treat. I will never forget the first time that I saw a bunch of freshly harvested medjool dates at the Santa Barbara farmer’s market. It was gorgeous and the fruit was soft & delectable. Prior to that experience, I had only had dried […]

What Are Oats?

Ocean Ranch Organics OAT

Oats are a cereal grain that is thought to have originated from wild oats that were found in Asia. They are a grass and have been cultivated for millennia and were first introduced to North America by the Scottish in the 17th century. Oats are grown in temperate climates and can tolerate cool weather and […]

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 […]