Harvesting a home

KING CITY — The Meyer Farm Worker Housing held its grand opening on April 20, and in the coming weeks will house 216 workers in the space on north First Street and Broadway. The vacant Meyer Tomatoes building became available after another grower decided

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A legacy of growth

CASTROVILLE — In 1924, a man named Daniel Pieri arrived at a newly leased plot of land just south of Castroville and began to plant. Pieri, who had been in the produce business since 1908, was known for forming the San Francisco Artichoke Association and

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A welcome tradition

MONTEREY — The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival will return to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center for two full days of cooking demonstrations, activities, exhibits and entertainment. The festival, now entering its 58th year, began in 195

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Entries sought for Central Coast Wine Competition

PASO ROBLES — Entries are now being accepted for the Central Coast Wine Competition (CCWC), which takes place June 21-22 in Paso Robles. Professional winemakers may register under early bird pricing by Friday, May 26; the final date to enter at full pri

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Senior researcher joins Farm Fuel team

WATSONVILLE — Dr. Joji Muramoto recently joined Farm Fuel part-time as senior researcher/consultant to conduct research improving the efficiency of mustard seed meal and ASD applications and products. He is also available as a field consultant to Farm Fue

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Watsonville Rotary Club's Pioneer Series kicks off

WATSONVILLE — On March 29, the members of Watsonville Rotary and guests gathered at the Watsonville Elks Lodge for the first in a series of special monthly meetings. The Pioneer Series, according to Speaker Chair John Skinner, will focus on members of th

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Templeton Wine Festival returns

TEMPLETON — The fifth annual Templeton Wine Festival, hosted by the Templeton Chamber of Commerce, is set to return Saturday, May 6. Held at Templeton Park, located at 550 Crocker St., from 1-5 p.m., the festival is one of the area’s biggest celebrations

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New ag center breaks ground

SALINAS — The Rancho Cielo Youth Campus was the site of a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ted Taylor Agricultural Center on April 8, with speakers including Bruce Taylor and John Phillips, founder of Rancho Cielo. The day’s weather gave the organizers a

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Salinas Valley Fair to be held May 18-21

KING CITY — On May 18, the Salinas Valley Fair returns to King City for four days of family-friendly events, exhibits and activities. Now in its 73rd year, the annual fair is a popular event with locals and also draws crowds from all over the area. "Thi

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Four days of activities at wine festival

PASO ROBLES — Ranked 11th by last year’s U.S. food and wine festival calendar critics, the 2017 Paso Robles Wine Festival is scheduled for May 18-21 and will feature four days of dinners, tastings and educational seminars fit for both experienced and inex

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony at the Supreme Court building. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secre

Salinas Valley Fair to return to King City

Salinas Valley Fair returns to King City for four days of family-friendly events, exhibits and activities.


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