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Urban Farming: Vertical Crops

At Fairplex we are constantly looking to improve water and energy conservation practices, especially at The Farm. One of the ways we do this is through vertical crops. Vertical farming is essentially the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers to save resources and increase growth productivity. There are many benefits to vertical farming…

Urban Farming: Homegrown Tomatoes

Our resident horticulturist, Don Delano is starting to seed tomatoes on The Farm for early March planting. He stopped by and shared a few tips that you can use to grow your own supply at home! Urban Gardening: Homegrown Tomatoes Spring will be here before you know it, and with it a craving for fresh…

Winter Crops at The Farm

We are in the thick of winter and the views from The Farm are beautiful! Snow capped mountains and bright blue skies remind us of why we love living where we do. Although this is a season typically associated with bare trees and scant splashes of green, our winter crops are flourishing! We’re currently growing:…

Food Hack: From Scraps to Snacks

Did you know that half the world’s food supply goes to waste? It’s time to combat food waste by cooking smart. Enter the Scrappy Food Movement. Chef Teig incorporates fresh Farm ingredients into the daily menus at McKinley’s Grille. The Scrappy Food Movement is just taking off as chefs across the nation, including our resident…

Winter on a Southern California farm

One of the best parts of being in Southern California is the severe lack of below-freezing temperatures. This gives us the ability to grow produce on our farm year-round. We took a stroll down to the Farm to see what Chef Teig and horticulturist Don DeLano have growing during the winter months. There’s a lot…