Monday, April 20, 2015

P is for Produce Grown in the KRV

Kern County is well known for growing produce, from oranges and grapes to almonds and peaches. Here in the Kern River Valley, we have large and small farms that create produce and other goods for sale. 

We have two certified farmers markets operated by the Kern Valley Growers Association. 


  As well as large production farms, there are also countless backyard farms, where people grow enough to provide for their families and extra to sell to the community. 

With the current drought and upcoming water restrictions in California, it’s going to become more and more difficult to grow fruits and vegetables and more expensive for the consumers to buy them. 


However, there are so many creative people up here, with great imaginations that I have no doubt that many people will find ways to still grow enough produce for their families in their private gardens, while staying within water usage standards.  


We plan to build a recirculating hydroponics system (come back later for Backyard Hydro) for growing veggies and we reuse dish-water in the outside gardens. We pay for water per usage here, so I try to get the most bang for our buck!

  If you’re going to be in the area and you want to visit one of our valley’s terrific farmers markets, check out their website at or Facebook page at