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Articles by Chris Sayer

About Chris Sayer

Chris Sayer is a fifth generation farmer and writer. His avocados, citrus and figs from Petty Ranch help provide the local flavor at a number of Ventura County restaurants. Chris writes about local food and farming for TLVC. He recently published Picking our Future: Essays on Food, Change, and Farming. Check out his website at

The Drought: A Slow-Motion Disaster

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014

Though seemingly commonplace, droughts are a natural disaster with real consequences. Signs of the drought’s impact are already showing up here.

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Looking Deeper Into The 2012 Crop Report

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013

Local farmer Chris Sayer analyzes the 2012 Ventura County Crop Report and explains how it reflects the versatility and adaptability of our local farmers.

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Thanks Berry Much

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011

The post-war boom crowned a new agriculture king: the Strawberry. Part 5 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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The Stalk Market Boom

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011

The crops that come to mind when discussing Ventura County agriculture are usually sweet and juicy, like strawberries or pixie tangerines. Or celery. Part 4 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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