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Ventura County's Support-Local Program

Living Local

Be Local – Build A Stronger Community

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Rather than just promoting “buy local,” communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage. Learn why.

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‘Tis The Season

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‘Tis the season for gift giving. Why not consider a gift that gives something back to our community?

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Wandering Forth In All Directions

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TLVC’s James Wapotich offers a chance to hike the pastoral byways of roads less traveled. First in a series of suggested trails.

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Thanks Berry Much

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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

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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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The Golden Age

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Citrus and the rail set the stage for unprecedented stability. Part 3 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

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First the Mission, then the water, then the ranchos… and Ventura agriculture is off and running. Part 2 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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The Land Before Thyme

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… and strawberries, avocados, celery and citrus. Ventura County produce may be abundant now, but historically speaking, it’s a new development. Part 1 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture,

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