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Growers Struggle to Cope with Farmworker Shortage

From, “Growers struggle to cope with farmworker shortage” McClatchy Newspapers, 7 Jun  2012. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kevin Steward has spent more than a quarter-century in agriculture, much of that growing grapes for wineries. He’s always been able to rely on seasonal workers to tend the vines and bring in the year’s harvest. But this … Continue reading

Fresh, Local and Delicious: Pescadero Grown! Opening Day a Success

From, “Fresh, Local and Delicious: Pescadero Grown! Opening Day a Success” 4 May 2012. PESCADERO – Luscious strawberries. Enormous onions. Baskets of kale. Goat cheese and grass-fed beef. On May 3, these mouth-watering delights drew local shoppers to the seasonal debut of Pescadero Grown!, Puente’s popular local farmers’ market. Nearly 200 locals, young and … Continue reading

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