Bonnie Swank wrote for several years a monthly article for the Out & About magazine titled “Farmer in the Field” She wrote about seasonal California produce shareing interesting facts and recipes you may enjoy. She got the idea for Farmer in the Field while watching a cooking show. When the host cut into a tomato that was obviously hard and tasteless she turned to the T.V. and said to the host “oh my, what you need on your show is a farmer in the field to talk about what’s in season”. You never know, it might happen. In 2016 Bonnie chose to discontinue writing for the magazine to concentrate on sharing this information through “Bonnie’s Blog” which was launched in 2017 along with their new website.

Recipies

Visit our recipies page for some delicious creations using some of our fresh produce.

Articles

 

Hass Avocados, A True California Native CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

 

Sweet, Lucious Cherries CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

It’s Cherry Season CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Cherrish the Cherries CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Happy Cherry Season CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

California Cherries CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

 

Romanesco Verdure Saporite! (Flavorful Vegetable) CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

 

 

Meyer Lemons are Winters Sunshine CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

 

Smile, it’s Strawberry Season CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

 

Let Us Enjoy Lettuce CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE 

 

Chase Away the Winter Dulldrums, Try a Blood Orange CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Apples, Everything You Wanted to Know……. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Fall is Apple & Berry Season CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Cranberries, Traditional maybe but not a California crop CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Heirloom Tomatoes CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
California Navel Oranges CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Cactus Blooms, Edible Fruit CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

 

Bosynberries, Where Did They Come From? CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Spinach, Popeye Knew What He Was Talking About CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Green Beans, The Taste of Summer CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Grapefruit, A Splash of Winter Flavor CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Nettles, Edible, Beneficial…Weeds? CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

California, The #1 Peach State CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

It’s Not Just Broccoli Anymore CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

English Peas Mark the Beginning of Spring CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

The Three Peas, English, Snow and Sugar Snap CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Ravishing Radishes CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkins! CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, To Eat or Not to Eat CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Serve CHARD This Thanksgiving CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Mushrooms, Delicious Fungi CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Who Doesn’t Like Potatoes? CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Summers Sweet, Sweet Corn CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Sweet, Tender Summer Squash CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Indulge Your Tastebuds…. California Asparagus is in Season CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Green, White & Purple, A Trio of Deliciousness CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Eating Your Way To A Healthier You And A Cleaner Enviroment CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Locavor, Farm to Table, The Right Message CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Flavor is Key CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Soups On! CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Includes a recipe for Parsnip Apple Soup From Chef Cal Stamenov of Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Apricots… The Taste of California CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

California Blenheim Apricots CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

History, Legend, Celebration, The Artichoke CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Brussel Sprouts, A Winter Favorite CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

California Eggplant CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Egg Knowledge 101 CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Includes my Chili Releno recipe

Fennel, Who Knew? CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
California Olives CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Edible Flowers CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Cauliflower Is Not Just White Anymore CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Fresh Herbs, Taste the Difference CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

 

Oh…… Sweet Watermelons CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
The Taste of Sunshine, Peaches, Nectarines & Plums, Yum….. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Pears “A Gift of the Gods” CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Edible, Bennificial, Weeds? CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Fall In Love With Winter Squash CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE