Under the direction of area farmer Bob McKellar, Family Farm Fresh's conglomeration of local farmers unites to dole out their fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs via a system of community-supported agriculture. This program links consumers to local farmers instead of farmers who till soil and sing lullabies to their rutabagas up to 1,500 miles away from their point of consumption. Most of Family Farm Fresh's produce travels only about 20 miles, making toxic preservatives unnecessary and channeling customers' funds back into their own community.
The flavorful cornucopias, available in one of four sizes, are deposited directly on doorsteps once a week brimming with the customer's selection of seasonal bounty. Basic baskets come with carrots, potatoes, and other traditional fruits and veggies, whereas standard baskets encompass a similar selection of the aforementioned edibles with the occasional unique item, such as daikon radishes. Patrons can also opt for fruit- or veggie-only baskets and can permanently nix items that don't suit their tastes or the color scheme of their dinner china. Other grocery items, such as range-raised eggs and local honey, are also available to augment natural smorgasbords.
Three certified arborists, otherwise known as the Tree DoctoRx, have been maintaining tree and landscape health for 15 years. Their work has garnered a faithful entourage of lifelong clients as well as two consecutive first-place People’s Choice Awards from the Fresno Bee. With a detective’s eye for detail, they scour the surrounding land in search of potential threats such as diseases and pests suspected of criminal activity. Their integrated pest management rids trees, shrubs, and soil of harmful bugs with low-toxicity, organic products, while their organic based fertilizers burrow into the ground to strengthen root systems against an onslaught of disease, drought, and bugs.
Team Green Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control's outdoor experts nurture lawns to help them win the admiration of neighbors and the envy of grizzled golf-course-greens keepers. A regular regimen of care sees the grass doctors making front of house calls to yards every six weeks, allowing them to keep an eye out for disease, soil, or irrigation problems that may compromise the lawn's natural green sheen. Individual visits can help address immediate problems or guard against future invasions of both insect and plant-based pests, whereas technicians can also apply their healing green touch to flower beds or help roots breathe easier with lawn-aeration services.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed-and-trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
With a challenging, five-acre corn maze and a pumpkin patch offering an enormous variety of beautifully orange pumpkins, Historic Cobb Ranch provides seasonal amusement for fall-loving children and adults alike. A deluxe pass gets you one admission to the corn maze, plus unlimited access for the day to the other on-site amusements, which include a pumpkin patch, an animal farm, wagon rides, a playground, a rope maze, a tricycle track, a bounce house, farm train rides, and a straw-bale pyramid. Boldly navigate your troupe through the winding 2.5-mile corn maze, designed to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Afterward, kids can prepare for their Halloween night dressed as Henry Kissinger by roaming the pumpkin patch and choosing the perfect pumpkin, whether tall, plump, or able to fit into skinny jeans. Those needing to spruce up their living room with fall décor can pick up mini-pumpkins, corn stalks, or charming straw bales.