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Mr. Espresso – Profile

“We at Mr. Espresso remain committed to bringing you the best of this Old World tradition. We encourage our customers to take care, take time, and take pleasure in our coffees.”…

Monterey Fish Market – Profile

Paul Johnson began as a chef in Berkeley who got into the fish distribution business. He started by selling to a number of restaurants. Tom Worthington joined the business in 1980…

Jones Rabbit Farm – Profile

Willis started raising rabbits in San Mateo in a friend’s backyard. Willis’ grandfather raised rabbits, so it is part of his family tradition. When he retired, he moved to Santa Rosa…

Magruder Ranch – Profile

The ranch has been in the family for 4 generations. Mac’s mother grew up on the ranch and Mac’s father grew up on a plantation in Mississippi, studied as a banker, and then went into the Navy before he married Mac’s mother and took up ranching…

Napa Valley Lamb – Profile

Raising lamb, although a passion was not profitable on its own. In 2003 Don was going out of business and realized he could make a profit marketing his sheep as bursh-clearers, which ultimately saved the business…

New Life Farm – Profile

Juan grew up in Mexico, where he worked on a chicken farm. Juan’s brother (who has since passed away) went to church with the neighbors of Mac and Nancy Warner. When these neighbors mentioned that there was an opening for a temporary position on the Warner’s farm, Juan’s brother recommended Juan for the job…

Sonoma County Poultry Liberty Ducks – Profile

Sonoma County Poultry was founded in 1992 by Jim Reichardt, a fourth generation duck farmer, in response to chefs’ demands for a larger, meatier, more flavorful duck…

Monterey Market – Profile

Founded in 1961 by Tom Takumi Fujimoto (1905-1993) and Mary Nobori Fujimoto (1909-1987) at 1452 Hopkins Street in Berkeley. Originally the store had a butcher who sold fresh meat and in addition to canned and packaged foods, dairy, wine, and sundries, the store featured fresh produce…

Churchill Orchard – Profile

Jim moved to Ojai in 1956 when he was 9 years old. The family moved back to LA in 1961 but kept a house in Ojai where they spent weekends. In 1972 Jim’s father bought 40 acres, which became Churchill Orchard. Originally the orchard was all avocados…

Dirty Girl Produce – Profile

Joe Schirmer grew up in Santa Cruz and began working at Dirty Girl Produce in 1997 before buying the farm in 1999. A graduate of both UCSC and the UCSC Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Program, Joe worked on several farms gaining experience before striking out on his own…