Califonia Bountiful

On location: Los Angeles County

Nov./Dec. 2014 California Bountiful magazine

What makes it distinctive? Find out!

Historically an agricultural hub with cattle, wheat, citrus, olives and other crops, this county of 4,084 square miles is known throughout the world for its recreation and tourism opportunities. Farmers in the rural areas today grow cut flowers, ornamental trees, plants, vegetables, fruits, nuts, alfalfa hay and more.

Julie Kyle, Antelope Valley

Julie, husband Gailen and son Jake are the third and fourth generations running Kyle & Kyle Ranches. The family grows alfalfa, other types of hay and grain on 2,000 acres of high desert land, where the hot days and cooler nights prove an excellent location to grow a premium crop of alfalfa.

Greenleaf Gourmet
Chopshop, multiple locations

Made-to-order gourmet salads and wraps are prepared in an open-display kitchen and made with fresh, farm-raised and locally grown ingredients. Try specialties such as Antioxidant Orchard, Kitchen Sink Cobb, Chop Chop, Zorra the Great and Mexplosion.

San Antonio Winery, Los Angeles

Founded in 1917 and still at its original location on Lamar Street, this historic landmark is the last remaining winery in downtown Los Angeles. Complimentary wine tours are offered daily.

Devil's Punchbowl, Pearblossom

See this 1,310-acre county park's peculiar rock formations by moonlight on a Dec. 6 guided tour. Or do a self-guided hike along the trails and visit the onsite nature center.

Photo courtesy of The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles

Farmers Market at LAX, Los Angeles

Celebrating 80 years at 3rd and Fairfax, the Original Farmers Market now has a second location in Terminal 5 at LAX. Design elements and food are similar to the original market's restaurants and stalls.

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