Farmer in the City




OC Metro Farm

Location:  Orange County, CA

Day Job:  archaeologist

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard, Other, Rooftop, Community Garden

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Olives, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips, Ground cherries, Chinese lantern, sunberry, banana, mango, acerola, pomegranate, salsify, artichoke, cardoon, Malabar spinach, chard, huckleberry, gooseberry

Animals:  Chickens, Dogs, Rabbits, Quail, Tilapia

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  We do archaeology so we started out dirty. The 'farm' exists so we can eat better. Raising and growing food for oneself and others is very satisfying. Trying at times, to be sure, but satisfying. More photos and info at http://ocmetrofarm.com/.


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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 2nd, 2013 at 09:11 am

    Thanks for your visit to my page. I look forward to working out how to better utilize the space in my front yard. That's the drool worthy part. You'd be surprised how small the backyard is, which is where all my food gardens are.

  • Posted by: OC Metro Farm on January 28th, 2013 at 04:12 pm

    Thank you! I love the term, "operation". Makes us sound less out of control and crazy. Cheers!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on January 28th, 2013 at 01:21 pm

    Congrats on making Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on January 28th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Great variety of crops and animals! Voted.

  • Posted by: Wong88 on January 28th, 2013 at 07:01 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 26th, 2013 at 09:33 am

    Nice operation. I enjoyed your web site and have bookmarked it to visit again when I have more time to look around.

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