Classic Organic Squash

If you’re ever driving north from SB and have a little time, swing by the Classic Organic Farm and Market in Gaviota, just off the 101. You can stroll through the fields and buy great eats at the produce stand. It was  a very warm summer day when we visited, and the squash flowers were in full bloom. I’d like to go back and see how the 10-foot sunflowers are doing. And what’s growing in the fields now.

Farmers’ Market Veggies as Art

farmers market produceI’ve always been impressed with the way that some farmers set up their tables at the market. One standout is the lovely arrangement at The Garden Of, which features an array of onions, Japanese and Persian cucumbers, and flowers on a beautiful blue fabric backdrop. You can see it in the photo for this blog’s masthead, and in the painting at left. Thanks to Shu Takikawa for his inspiration!

September is here

Yea… September is here (!) and the Celebrating Local Food and Farms show is up at Community West Bank (until November 30). The exhibit features my paintings of local farms and gardens, and some scenes from the SB Farmer’s Market. The branch is located at 1501 State Street (corner of State and Micheltorena) and open weekdays 9-5 (till 6 on Fridays). If you’re downtown, come on by and check it out!

More paintings for the show…

A painting of the Yes Yes Nursery greenhouse in Los Olivos, for the Celebrating Local Food and Farms show at Community West Bank. The seedlings start life here and then move out into the fields, just a little ways down the road. The farm shares land with a vineyard. More info about the show.

Celebrating Local Food and Farms

OnionsI’m creating paintings for an art exhibit, “Celebrating Local Food and Farms,” starting September 2 through November 30. This painting features onions growing at “The Garden Of…” in Los Olivos, California. More info about the show.