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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.