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Pumpkins, Jack-O’-Lanterns and Halloween. Oh My!

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It’s fall! Pumpkins. Halloween. Pumpkins. Harvest. Did we say pumpkins? More on the history and traditions surrounding… PUMPKINS! Plus, a list of local pumpkin patches.

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Gleaning’s Roots Run Deep

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Gleaning is the ancient practice of collecting the remaining crop from the field after it has been harvested. Here’s the story of how I recently gleaned my ranch.

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The Taste of Local Festival 2016 Gallery

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Photos from Totally Local VC’s The Taste of Local Festival held in September 2016 at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park in Ventura.

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Dinner at the Cattle Ranch 2016 Gallery

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Photos from Totally Local VC’s Dinner at the Cattle Ranch held in August 2016 at Rancho Cañada Larga in Ventura.

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Meet the Rancher: Mike Williams of Diamond W Cattle Company

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Mike Williams of Diamond W Cattle Co is a true American cowboy. Courage, horsemanship, physical awareness, grit and gentlemanly manners – he’s got them all. And he’s local. Here’s his story.

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Dinner at the Avocado Orchard 2016 Gallery

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Photos from Totally Local VC’s Dinner at the Avocado Orchard held in June 2016 at Cummings Ranch in Santa Paula.

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Meet the Farmer: The Cummings Family – Five Generations of Farming

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The Cummings family have been local farmers since the 1870s – 5 generations! And they’re hosting the first of the 2016 Totally Local VC Farm-to-Fork Dinners.

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Dinner at the… 2016 Dinner Series

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, we added a 3rd dinner for this year – Dinner at the Pumpkin Patch! Thursday, October 13th.

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