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What Became of Us...

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Friday November 30, 2007   -   By Amber

Well, maybe a few of you folks are wondering what happened to the dashing duo, Guillermo and Amber. Did they arrive in Austin safely?  Have they made it back to California? Were they happy with their trip? Did they learn anything new from it? Has...

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Laughing Sheep Farm

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Friday September 21, 2007   -   By Amber

Our final farm visit for this round of Bike2Barn occurred in Lincoln, NM at Laughing Sheep Farms . Sally, third generation owner, has a successful country store, restaurant, and farm, all using farm-raised and grass-fed beef, elk, buffalo, lamb, and pork...

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Stronghold Cattle Company

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Wednesday September 19, 2007   -   By Amber

The Dragoon Mountains, in Southern Arizona, is home to Stronghold Cattle Company, owned by Kevin Dumais. The Dragoon Mountain Ranch is at a 5000 foot elevation, located on 57,000 acres of pristine pastures, knobby hills, and rocky outcroppings. Cochise,...

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HoofsnHorns Farm

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Tuesday September 18, 2007   -   By Amber

The desert of Arizona has a jewel, an animal utopia named HoofsnHorns . It is a sanctuary, right outside of Tucson, for animals who have been abandoned in the desert, are in need of some serious TLC, or who were headed to the slaughterhouse. Their savior...

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LA to Fallbrook - McManigle Grove

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Monday September 17, 2007   -   By Amber

We're sitting at an old diner in Blythe, close to the Colorado river, which we are soon to cross on our way to Tucson, Arizona.  We said goodbye to Doug Adair at Pato's Dream Date Gardens this morning, and headed towards the Chocolate Mountains in...

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Pato's Dream Date Gardens

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Sunday September 16, 2007   -   By Amber

Where do I even begin? I guess the beginning is always a good place... We drove down, down, down the Vallecito Mountains, entering the hot, dry weather of the Anza-Borrego desert. The ride was spectacular, with amazing vistas on the way down the windy,...

Beck Grove

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Saturday September 15, 2007   -   By Amber

What luck we had! We called Helene and Robert Beck, searching intently for their farm, Beck Grove , at which we intended to drop in on an unannounced visit, and caught them just as they were leaving for a movie. One of the first things out of Helene's...

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Vital Zuman Sustainable Farm

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Friday September 14, 2007   -   By Amber

The adventures continue, and the ride to Malibu to visit Vital Zuman Farms was no exception. A little about how Guillermo uses his motorcycle: he reset the trip odometer every time we fill the gas tank, so we know exactly how many miles we can go before...

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Earth to Table

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Thursday September 13, 2007   -   By Amber

Earth to Table is a 3 1/2 acre farm located in the valley of Arroyo Grande. It is a very small operation, lovingly built by Cheryl Price, a woman ahead of her time in her community. Cheryl biodynamically grows heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and...

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Coleman Farms

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Thursday September 13, 2007   -   By Amber

A visit to Coleman Farms was more like an excuse to eat, get drunk, laugh, and enjoy good company. It's true. We were hardly working, and having tons of fun. It began with a mosey motorcycle drive to Carpinteria on Hwy 192, passing grand estate after grand...

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Fairview Gardens

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Thursday September 13, 2007   -   By Amber

Fairview Gardens, established in 1997 by Michael Ableman, is a non-profit organization located in Goleta, California. It is a twelve and a half acre farm smack-dab in the middle of suburbia, neighboring a WellsFargo Bank and Rite-Aid Pharmacy. Originally...

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Day 1 - Different kind of day...

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Wednesday September 12, 2007   -   By Amber

Today has been a success! We left the house at 10am, saying good-bye to Boris (Guillermo's sweet ol' dog and my newly adopted son), and loaded down with the bare necessities needed for a 2 week motorcycle trip. It ended up being quite a lot. We nixed...

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Mt. Olive Organic Farm

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Wednesday September 12, 2007   -   By Amber

Our first farm to visit, Mt. Olive, was a little different from the 'typical' American farm we were expecting. It is owned by a group of Asian families (Malaysian and Chinese) that immigrated to California ten years ago. Karen Ng, one of the owners,...

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Hollyhock Farms

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Wednesday September 12, 2007   -   By Amber

Hollyhock Farms is a gem of a place, owned by two charming farmers, Dick and Kim Rogers. This is as mom-and-pop of an operation as it gets. These two work non-stop to provide the people in their community with fresh and tasty organic produce. Even while...

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bike2barn 2007, 'twas the night before...

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Tuesday September 11, 2007   -   By Amber

Tonight we are tying up the loose ends before we hit the road, the long black road, to Austin, Texas, the final destination of the 'bike2barn 2007' trip. Already Guillermo and I are having an adventure, namely in getting to know each other a little better....

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