If you are an avid Farmers Market shopper here in Orange County than 1.) you rock for supporting local growers and 2.) you no doubt you have seen Orange County Produce selling their amazing fruits & veggies around town. I found these guys at the SoCo Farmers Market in Costa Mesa and they won me over with their friendly and knowledgable staff and great local, organic produce.
I learned this company is based out of Irvine (Jeffrey Road) and was started by the Kawamura family in the early 1900′s. Taken from thier website, Orange County Produce “believes in the benefits of a local food shed that provides farm fresh, seasonal products that are produced with a sustainable commitment to the land, environment and their community.” Orange County Produce is a family business proudly practicing both conventional and certified organic farming.
Do you know where your produce comes from? Dont be afraid to ask! Its a shame that many people seem to have lost touch with where their food comes from these days. That’s just one reason why Farmer’s Markets are so great- you get to meet the people that work incredibly hard to grow amazing produce in your own back yard! Heck, Orange County got it’s name because it was an amazing place to grow oranges and all other fruits and veggies. When you buy from a local growe like Orange County Produce, you are getting a fresher “just picked” product, you’re buying produce that’s naturally in season, you’re being a sustainable shopper, and you know exactly where your money is going. It’s a beautiful thing isn’t it?
Be sure to check out Orange County Produce, LLC next time your at your local Farmers Market. Check out their schedule below:
Irvine 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
13042 Old Myford Road
Tustin 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
El Camino Real and 4th St.
Old Town Tustin
Costa Mesa 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
O.C. Fair Grounds
88 Fair Dr Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Laguna Hills 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Laguna Hills Mall Parking Lot, (By Sears store)
5 fwy & El Toro Rd
Irvine 8:00 am-12:00 pm
4199 Campus Dr. Irvine, (across from UCI near In & Out Burger)
Costa Mesa 9:00am-2:00pm
South Coast Collection Retail Center
3315 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa CA
Laguna Niguel 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plaza De La Paz shopping center.
5 Fwy & La Paz
Great Park 10:00 am – 2:00pm
The 5 fwy and Sand Canyon Ave.
Sand Canyon & Marine Way.
for more info: http://www.ocproduce.com/index.asp