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Visit a Real Family Farm For Your Strawberries

Some of the produce grown at Forneris Farms
Some of the produce grown at Forneris Farms
Courtesy of Forneris Farms

With spring in full gear, you will find more and more varieties of fresh, locally grown strawberries at both farmers' markets and at local farm stands.

Local farm stands? This is LA, there aren't any local farm stands anymore, are there? Yes there are. And, they are at some of the oldest farms left in Los Angeles County.

As I have written about before, one of these farm stands is Forneris Farms in Mission Hills, and is one of only two “traditional” farms left in the San Fernando Valley. John Forneris is a third generation farmer and has been farming in Mission Hills for the past 45 years.

Aside from strawberies John grows tomatoes, corn, melons, squash, green beans, hot and sweet peppers, onions, pumpkins, herbs, and flowers.

The farm market is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they accept cash only. They also offer school and group tours.

Come out and support this family farm and treat yourself to some of the freshest and sweetest berries you will find in LA!

For more info.

Forneris Farms, 15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, (on Rinaldi Street just one-quarter mile from Sepulveda Bl.), (818) 361-0714 Farm Market and (818) 730-7709 for general info.


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