Monthly Archives: July 2013

Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market

What is a Certified Farmers’ Market?

The certified farmers market concept is an effort to re-establish the traditional link between farmers and consumers in California. Put simply, certified farmers’ markets (CFM’s) are “the real thing”, places where genuine farmers sell their crops directly to the public. It is where the agrarian community relates to the urban community.

Farmers Market Food StandsMore specifically, a CFM is a location approved by the county agricultural commissioner where certified farmers offer for sale only those agricultural products they grow themselves. California Certified Farmers’ Markets are operated in accordance with regulations established in 1977 by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Only a handful of CFM’s were in the California direct marketing program back then. There are over 350 communities with Certified Farmers Markets in the State now and the number is growing every year.

Certified Farmers Markets provide multiple benefits for small farmers, consumers and the community. For farmers, the certified farmers markets provide an outlet especially suited to moving smaller volumes of produce, thus creating a marketing channel outside of the traditional large volume distribution systems. CFM’s also allow farmers to sell field run produce not restricted to pack and grade standards. This enables the farmer to sell tree ripened fruit which is too delicate for the packing and shipping process. It also increases profits for the farmers because of the cost savings.

Farmers Market Entertainment Consumer benefits at CFM’s are considerable. The number one reason consumers shop at Certified Farmers’ Markets is quality. Fresh picked, vine and tree ripened quality produce continues to attract regular patronage at the CFM’s in California today. Cost savings is also attractive to customers. This is possible because the direct sales by farmers to the consumer eliminates the cost of middleman marketing.

Communities benefit from CFM’s in many ways. Certified Farmers Markets are non profit community service organizations which contribute to the social and economic welfare of the town or city they operate in. The markets produce a strong sense of community identity, bringing people from diverse ethnic and other backgrounds together. They also serve to unite the urban and rural segments of the population. This rare meeting of farmers and consumers serves as an educational experience whereby customers learn about their food sources, have access to nutritional information, engage in a multi-cultural experience and become aware of agricultural issues. CFM’s truly have become the face and spirit of the communities they serve.

Certified Farmers Markets in Oxnard:

Farmers Market – Plaza Park
(Every Thursday 9am-1pm)
“C” Street and Fifth Street – Plaza Park Downtown Oxnard
For further information call (805) 483-7960

Farmers Market – Channel Islands Harbor
(Every Sunday 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M)
3600 S. Harbor Boulevard – adjacent to Marine Emporium Landing Shopping Center
Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard
For further information call (805) 985-4852

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American Cancer Society – “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” – Kick-Off Event

Making Strides against Breast Cancer

Kick-Off to be Held August 21, 2013



            Palmdale, CA , 7/24/13 – American Cancer Society and volunteers working on the inaugural Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Antelope Valley, will host a kick-off rally on August 21st, 8 am, at the Embassy Suites, 39375 5th Street West, Palmdale.  Residents are invited to attend to learn more about Making Strides and how they can take part.


            “Through campaigns such as these, we are working together as a community to combat the high statistics of breast cancer in the Antelope Valley,” said Star Moffatt, owner, Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Moffatt-Moffatt Law Firm in Lancaster, who recently presented the American Cancer Society with a $5,000 sponsorship check, solidifying the company’s support as the first flagship sponsor for the inaugural Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Antelope Valley event.


The American Cancer Society is joined by a host of sponsors who have taken a leadership position in the community’s fight against breast cancer, including Antelope Valley Chevrolet, Blue Shield of California, Walgreens, Waxie Sanitary Supply, Wells Fargo Bank, Antelope Valley Hospital, Antelope Valley City of Hope, and others. 


The American Cancer Society uses funds raised through Making Strides to fund research leading to the discovery of life-saving treatments, advocate for women to have access to mammograms and treatments,  and to provide free programs and services that improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.


            The non-competitive walk will be held on October 19, at the Palmdale Amphitheatre/Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista.  Teams of walkers will complete a 5K course and take part in activities before and after the walk.


            For more information about the Antelope Valley Making Strides event, or to volunteer, call event chair, Ima Moore, RN,  BSN,  PHN,  MN at 661-305-5222 or contact her at


            To learn more about the American Cancer Society call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Kevin Herrera joins YoungLoveAfter50 Podcast

Kevin Herrera joins YoungLoveAfter50 Podcast.

Colorist and Educator Hair by Angel

Welcome to Hair by Angel. Located in the Antelope Valley’s only Studio Salon, Chique salon studios. Come get pampered in a stress free salon!Since 1993 I have worked with Nexxus beauty products with Aloxxi color, teaching other hair stylists how to apply color!I have traveled to salons teaching and have done backstage support for platform artists. I am committed to staying on top of the latest trends and continuing my education.I have completed color trainings through the Nexxus beauty products of California. Also Certified with Coppola Keratin. The #1 rated keratin treatment.

To schedule an appointment with Angel Mendoza, please call 661.645.6177.

Please review the Cancellation Policy.

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Angel Mendoza is located at Chique Salon studios

41240 12th street west Palmdale, California 93551.

Appointments available: please call 661.645.6177

Tuesday 9am-8pm

Wednesday 9am-6pm

Thursday 9am-8pm

Fridays 9am-6pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

Credit cards and Cash accepted NO CHECKS!


Kevin Herrera joins YoungLoveAfter50 Podcast

Master Guitarist Kevin Herrera contributes Soul Food at its best during the youngloveafter50 podcast within the Whole Wheatery, Lancaster, Ca., Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. PST. AV Nice adds some smooth moves….

Farm to Fork Wine Dinner in the Vineyard

Farm to Fork Wine Dinner in the Vineyard! Antelope Valley Winery is very excited to be hosting the Holland Ranch Farm to Fork Dinner Celebration in our Vineyard Park on Saturday, July 27th, beginning at 6:30 PM. This will be an amazing four course Dinner in the Vineyard while we watch the sunset and listen to Jazz by Kevin Herrera! The dinner will feature certified organic produce and cheese from Holland Ranch, wine pairings for each course from AV Winery, all served and catered by local chefs from Eat Up Catering and Just the Right Bite Catering. A flyer with the full menu is available in the AV Winery Tasting Room. The all-inclusive cost is $68 per person. The event is limited to 100 guests. *Prepaid Reservations are required by July 20th. Make your reservations in the Tasting Room or by phone, 661-722-0145. *Reservations are non-refundable.
Please take a moment to check out our new video! The dynamic duo of Marva & Jim Greenleaf stopped by the ranch earlier this week to talk to us about the first-ever Holland Ranch Farm to Fork Wine Dinner happening in the Vineyard Park at the Antelope Valley Winery on Saturday, July 27, 2013. If you are a lover of tomatoes, local organic food, wine, music and friends this is an evening you won’t want to miss. 4 courses paired with 4 wines all in the relaxed atmosphere of the vineyard park while watching the setting sun $68.00 per person all inclusive. Tickets on sale in the tasting room at 42041 20th St. W., Lancaster, CA or by calling (661) 722-0145. Reserve your place at the table before July 20th or you will miss it! Please help support local business & local organic food here in the Antelope Valley.… Cheri and Eric Holland (Rock and Roll Tomato King) are Stars in Our Desert! Holland Ranch is blooming us all well with the plethora of produce grown on their certified organic Farm. Pairing with the Antelope Valley Winery (thank YOU Donato Family) for the 1st Annual Farm to Fork Event, an evening of music by Kevin Herrera, Master Blues Guitarist, 4-course meal prepared by 2 local Chefs, served in the Vineyard…Sweet memories getting to know more of the great company on this journey: Tomato Madness!
Holland Ranch Fills the Empty Nest with Organic Farming Rock and Roll Tomato King aka Eric Holland and his wife, Cheri, blooming us all well! A team in Passionate Living, they educate Jim Greenleaf on the benefits of NON-GMO seeds and the nuances of farming in our Antelope Valley. Happy to share their knowledge, true Desert Stars! Jewels in our Desert! great company on this journey….

Antelope Valley Winery’s Farmers Market Marva Greenleaf discovers Eric Holland, Farmer of Holland Ranch in Palmdale, California; Jan Palmer, Farmer of Palmer Produce, Palmdale; Nancy, owner of the Organic Cafe, Lancaster; and Ananda Marga, organic peach farm in Lake Hughes. Darren the Chef rocked our world with his vegan potpie and travels from Silver Lake. Fresh baked Organic breads, cheeses, goods to carry anyone through the week. One of the best discoveries, as we vote with our dollars, purchasing Non-GMO goods, we have REDUCED our food costs while experiencing a quality of life getting better and better one bite at a time…Choose Love! Choose Life! Declare Peace! Thank YOU Antelope Valley Winery for your amazing contribution to our community. AV NICE! Dazzles gourmet oven baked corn (non-GMO!) YUMMY! every Saturday Morning through Autumn.
Kevin A. Herrera Shares with Marva Greenleaf at the AV Winery Farmers Market … guitarist currently working as an independent musician; Experience with nearly every type of music: rock, country, jazz, blues, metal, alternative, funk, and more; available for session work; songwriter/composer.