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Winchester’s: More Than A Great Steakhouse – A Slice Of Ventura History

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A long-abandoned building turned into a much-loved staple in the heart of downtown Ventura. Here’s the story of how Winchester’s Grill & Saloon came to be.

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Did You Know… ? Local Farming

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Did you know… that about 1/3 of all US farms are located within metropolitan areas? Learn more fun facts and where to find local Farmers’ Markets and CSAs.

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Our Farm Tours Highlight Our Local Agriculture

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Want to experience firsthand how farm-to-plate starts? Explore the amazing farms of Ventura County by joining us for a Totally Local VC Farm Tour!

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Did You Know… ? Ventura Post Office

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Did you know… that Ventura’s first post office was established in 1861? Here’s the story of the first postmaster.

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Did You Know… ? Corriganville Movie Ranch

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Did you know… that back in the 1930s there was a Movie Ranch in Simi Valley? Here’s the story, complete with photos.

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Did You Know… ? Ventura River

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Did you know… that prior to the 1940s, the Ventura River hosted 5,000 steelhead trout annually? Here’s the story.

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Oxnard’s Sweet Relationship With The Sugar Beet

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Sugar beets played a huge role in the Ventura County area that would later become known as the City of Oxnard. Here’s how it happened.

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Did You Know… ? Ventura’s Name

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Did you know… that Southern Pacific Railroad caused the name change of the city of San Buenaventura to Ventura? Find out why.

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Did You Know… ? Limoneira

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Did you know… that The Limoneira Company has been in Ventura County since the 1800s? Here’s the story.

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Dinner at the… 2013 Dinner Series

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Here’s what’s in store for the innovative dinner series that promotes Ventura County’s world-class agriculture and cuisine as it returns for its third year.

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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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