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Totally Local VC’s Taste of Local Festival

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Over 50 area chefs, farmers, purveyors, wineries, breweries and distilleries will show their culinary expertise. And, the Homebrew Challenge and Mixology Throwdown add to the fun! Join us as we celebrate our local harvest.

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Dinner at the Preserve 2022 Gallery

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Photos from Totally Local VC’s Dinner at the Preserve held in June 2022 at the Harmon Canyon Preserve in Ventura.

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Did You Know… ? Earth Day

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Did you know… that Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970? Learn more and check out our great list of local Earth Day events.

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Did You Know… ? National Volunteer Week

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Did you know… that National Volunteer Week is celebrated the third week of April every year? We would like to say a big “thank you” to all of our Totally Local VC volunteers.

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Totally Local VC’s Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series

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Our innovative farm-to-fork dining series promoting Ventura County’s world-class agriculture and cuisine returns for 2022. Tickets for the first dinner are now available.

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Meet the Farmer: JD McGrath Farm and McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkins

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You’ve seen the name McGrath around Ventura County – street names, farms, beach. Why? The McGrath clan is one of the area’s oldest and most influential farming families. Here’s their story.

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Lucky Food For Ringing In The New Year

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Many cultures believe that eating certain foods on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck and prosperity. And that there are also some foods to avoid.

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Give the Gift of Local

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By shopping locally for your holiday gifts, you’ll show some love to both that special someone and our community. Here are 32 great gift ideas for you.

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Did You Know… ? Christmas Trees

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Did you know… that the first decorated Christmas Tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510? We prepared a great list of LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE LOTS to go along with a brief history of the Christmas tree.

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Did You Know… ? National Happy Hour Day

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Did you know… that “Happy Hour” began as an event in the military? It is believed that the term comes from events organized for the US Navy in 1913. Here’s the whole story.

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Did You Know… ? California Pumpkins

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Did you know… that California ranks second in production of pumpkins in the US? Learn more and also check out our list of local pumpkin patches.

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