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Articles by Chris Sayer

Chris Sayer

About Chris Sayer

Chris Sayer is a fifth generation farmer and writer. His avocados, citrus and figs from Petty Ranch help provide the local flavor at a number of Ventura County restaurants. Chris writes about local food and farming for TLVC. He recently published Picking our Future: Essays on Food, Change, and Farming. Check out his website at www.saticoyroots.wordpress.com.

The Drought: A Slow-Motion Disaster

By on Jan 31, 2014 | 3 comments

Though seemingly commonplace, droughts are a natural disaster with real consequences. Signs of the drought’s impact are already showing up here.

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Looking Deeper Into The 2012 Crop Report

By on Aug 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Local farmer Chris Sayer analyzes the 2012 Ventura County Crop Report and explains how it reflects the versatility and adaptability of our local farmers.

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Thanks Berry Much

By on Dec 3, 2011 | 0 comments

The post-war boom crowned a new agriculture king: the Strawberry. Part 5 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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The Stalk Market Boom

By on Oct 29, 2011 | 0 comments

The crops that come to mind when discussing Ventura County agriculture are usually sweet and juicy, like strawberries or pixie tangerines. Or celery. Part 4 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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