Tag Archives: California

Picking Oranges on the Lakritz Farm

The Lakritz Family has been picking oranges for a very long time. Growing up in a small town in California’s Central Valley, we lived among the crops. Although we weren’t farmers, we did have our own fruit trees growing in the backyard. … Continue reading

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A New Water Supply System

When we first got started with the Lakritz Family Farm it was clear that growing food on our property would be highly dependent upon access to water. While living in Northern California tends to mean lots of rain (here in … Continue reading

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Wildlife Visit the Farm

We all know that living in the natural world means facing wildlife from time to time. Depending on where you live and what you grow you might have a variety of animals as visitors. Here at the Lakritz Family Farm … Continue reading

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Let’s begin with the Farm

A lot of people laugh when I tell them I built a farm. Why is a farm so funny? I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in the middle of nowhere. I know what a farm is. So I … Continue reading

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