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May 20, 2022

Greenfield FFA, ag leadership students donate to animal rescue

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School Ag Leadership and Greenfield FFA students recently donated pet supplies to a South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) collection drive. “It is always so heartwarming to get community support for our cause, but it is even more special to have...

Scheid Vineyards hosts Earth Day tour at Greenfield estate

GREENFIELD — Scheid Vineyards is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and recently hosted an Earth Day tour at its estate winery — just off Highway 101 between Greenfield and King City — to discuss its growing efforts with environmental responsibility in mind. During the...

New farmworker housing opens in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — New farmworker housing units recently opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, directly before a farmworker vaccine clinic at the same site in Greenfield. The first two buildings at the Third St. Apartments, located at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Third Street, will eventually...

Monterey County establishes hotline to report agricultural employee safety concerns

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has established a dedicated hotline to report agricultural concerns related to farmworker safety as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, wildfire smoke and the safe use of pesticides. The phone number, available for both English and Spanish...

Scheid Family Wines toasts 50th year in Monterey County

GREENFIELD — Scheid Family Wines is celebrating its 50th anniversary with special events throughout the year in its tasting rooms located in Carmel-by-the-Sea and at its estate winery just off Highway 101 between Greenfield and King City. Based in Monterey County, the family-owned and operated...

Meal giveaway for farmworkers in Greenfield grows to 3,000

GREENFIELD — For the second time, thousands of freshly prepared meals were distributed to farmworker families suffering during the Covid-19 crisis on May 26 at Patriot Park in Greenfield. The food distribution is the latest effort by the United Farm Workers and World Central Kitchen...

Women in agtech: Martha Montoya

Editor’s Note: The following profile is an excerpt from Amy Wu’s upcoming book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown,” which tells the stories of women entrepreneurs who are transforming agriculture through high technology. Martha Montoya never imagined that her...

18 farmworkers treated for possible pesticide exposure

The Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is investigating an incident of possible exposure of farmworkers to pesticides.

Wine competition accepting entries

Entries are now being accepted for the Central Coast Wine Competition (CCWC), which takes place June 21-22 in Paso Robles.

Salinas Valley Fair’s junior livestock auction nets nearly $1M

SALINAS VALLEY — A total of $981,000 was raised for 415 animals at this year’s Salinas Valley Fair junior livestock auction, which took place Saturday before a small crowd of buyers as well as an online component at the fairgrounds in King City. Still photos...

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Soledad movie theater plans grand-opening celebration Saturday

SOLEDAD — Premiere Cinemas in Soledad will be hosting a grand-opening celebration this Saturday, May 21. The celebration will start with welcoming remarks at 10...