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June 30, 2022

Farmers markets bounce back

Grocery shopping is a different experience than what it was before the Covid-19 pandemic. Between long lines and being in close-quarters, navigating an indoor store can be a challenging and not altogether comfortable experience.  This is why many farmers markets across the Monterey Bay campaigned...

Eco Farm keynote addresses food sovereignty for Indigenous communities

In 2014 Elizabeth Hoover, associate professor in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley, set out on a road trip across the U.S. Hoover covered 20,000 miles over four months, visiting 29 different Indigenous communities and asking everyone she met one question: How do...

Watsonville gears up for annual Strawberry Festival

The annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival will be held Aug. 5 and 6 downtown.

Salinas Valley Fair to be held May 18-21

On May 18, the Salinas Valley Fair returns to King City for four days of family-friendly events, exhibits and activities.

Rotary Club’s Pioneer Series kicks off

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.

National Agriculture Day luncheon returns

Doron Comerchero, founder and executive director of Food What?!, will be the featured speaker at the 2019 National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon on March 13.

Salinas, Soledad celebrate National Salad Month

In celebration May as National Salad Month and in recognition of the agriculture bounty of the Central Coast, the California Welcome Center Salinas and the Soledad Visitors and Gateway Center will be giving out free samples of a variety of fruits and vege

Agri-Culture now accepting applications for Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship

$4,000 award is for a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture.

Supervisors delay decision on animal rules

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SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday tabled a motion to make changes to the county’s animal welfare rules after organizations that run animal-based events expressed concern about the rules’ effects. The new rules would, among other things, have prohibited using live...

Watsonville Airport’s organic farm an ‘uncut diamond’

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WATSONVILLE—On March 30, the Watsonville Municipal Airport (KWVI) announced it had renewed a two-year lease with Watsonville-based Urban Organics, aiming to bring fresh produce to the community as the sole organic farm within city limits. At the southernmost tip of airport property, just over the...
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County budget includes investments in Watsonville

SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the proposed $1.033 billion budget for 2022-23, including a $680.7 million general fund. The...