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  Season 8 - Episode 801

The Downtown Farmer's Market at Cesar Chavez Park
To kickoff California Heartland's 8th season, we're coming to you from the heart of Downtown Sacramento. Every Wednesday, tucked in between the Sacramento's tallest buildings, you'll find one of the best farmer's markets around.

  Update: Brother Casimir
During the eight years that California Heartland has been on the air, we've met some extraordinary people. One of our favorites is a Trappist monk and walnut farmer. His "joie de vivre" — joy of living — is so infectious we thought we'd pay him another visit.
  Nan McEvoy
Pat McConahay brings us the story of a one-of-kind woman who's done it all. Now she tries farming after a life in the fast lane. And once again, what she touches turns to gold.
  Chester Aaron's Garlic
For 80 years there has been one main ingredient…and a single dominant theme in Chester Aaron's life… garlic. On this edition of California Heartland we'll take you to Occidental in Sonoma County where Chester Aaron grows nearly a hundred different varieties of garlic. But even more amazing than the sheer volume are the incredible life experiences he shares, and garlic has been a part of them all.
  Update: Garlic & Potatoes
We first visited Chester Aaron in the fall of 2003…so what's new with specialty garlic? Has it become more popular? Is it easier to find? We'll answer these questions and introduce you to a Lodi farmer who has seen his business changed forever by specialty garlic. And, he'll show you garlic recipe that's almost too good to be true. Recipe: The Garlic & Potato Farmer's Lunch
  Coopers Nut House
A Fallbrook man is capable of teaching a college course called "Macadamia 101." Tom Cooper not only sells macadamia nuts, but the entire trees and the equipment needed to harvest them.
  Sons of the San Joaquin
There is a refrain that goes, "say it with music." The Sons of the San Joaquin are telling the story of the heartland in their music, carrying the message around the world. We had the pleasure of meeting "the Sons" as they toured the Carmel Valley.


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