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May 29, 2024

Exploring agriculture: 21st annual South County Ag Tour features local farms, ranches

A sold-out South County Ag Tour, presented by Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, allowed participants to visit a few agricultural businesses in the area last Saturday.

Photo | Scheid Vineyards receives Old Glory award

GREENFIELD — A certificate of recognition was recently awarded to Scheid Vineyards in Greenfield by Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated (SMCRWF) for the winery’s patriotism demonstrated by flying the American flag at its place of business. SMCRWF President Jeane Errea-Mills and SMCRWF Caring for...

Salinas hospital hosts Farmers’ Market every Friday

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Farmers’ Market kicked off its 2017-2018 season last Friday, May 19. The Certified Farmers’ Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and other items.

Salinas Valley Fair to host online livestock auction Saturday

KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair will host a virtual livestock auction this Saturday, June 20. This year’s auction is a charitable auction, with no meat product exchanging hands. Proceeds will instead be directed to 4-H and FFA exhibitors who participate in the auction. Some...

Monterey County farmers estimate $336M in losses from recent storms

SALINAS VALLEY — A flood damage survey on Monterey County agriculture shows $336 million in estimated losses from January’s storms, with the costliest impacts in South Monterey County. Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has released the initial results of the online survey, which launched Jan....

Enrichment program teaches hundreds of South Monterey County youth about farming

SALINAS VALLEY — Hundreds of third-graders recently roamed the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City to learn about agriculture during the annual South County Farm Day. Students from Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City schools attended the free educational enrichment program on Jan. 26,...

Papé Material Handling named Combilift Dealer of the Year

GONZALES — Papé Material Handling was named the Combilift Dealer of the Year for 2021 in recognition of the organization’s excellent performance and customer service during the past 12 months. The award was announced during the recent Combilift North American Dealers’ Meeting on Feb. 3. “The...

Community workshops exploring region’s water use underway in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) is hosting multiple workshops this spring to provide residents and businesses of the Salinas Valley with an opportunity to learn about water use and management in the region. The “Our Water Future in the Salinas Valley:...

Nicky Hahn, founder of Hahn Family Wines, dies at age 81

Nicolaus “Nicky” Hahn, founder of Hahn Family Wines and pioneer of California’s Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, died last Friday at his home in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 81 years old.

A welcome tradition

The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival will return to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center for two full days of cooking demonstrations, activities, exhibits and entertainment.

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Gonzales Memorial Day

A Tribute to Heroes: Gonzales observes Memorial Day 2024

GONZALES — Soldiers from every military branch were honored Monday at the Gonzales Cemetery for a Memorial Day Observance, hosted by the Gonzales American...