By Michele Laverty The Farm to Table movement comes home at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Once a sheep farm where hundreds of sheep grazed pasture land the ranch became known as the place for fresh produce and even fresher baked goods. Founders Bill & Joy Bloomingcamp began planting almond and walnut trees
By Elisa Hutsell Greens Market has always been known for their gorgeous displays of delectable, artisan foods. Always fresh and bright fruits, soups, salads, and sandwiches with wholesome ingredients. But it’s not just their fare that has high visual appeal. With the recent renovation to their building, Greens on Tenth
By Alex Cantatore In the old Southern Pacific Railroad station, in the heart of the “Cowboy capitol of the world,” sits the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.It’s a testament to men who worked the land, forged a community, fed the region, and made a name for Oakdale at rodeos across the nation. These real cowboys
BY ANNE MARIE BERGTHOLD For many artists, a muse is an elusive thing. It’s that special someone or something that provides a spark of inspiration, turning a mundane painting into a work of art. And for many local residents, that muse is, surprisingly, chartreuse. The Chartreuse Muse Gallery and Art
By Justin Souza The first thing your eyes are drawn to upon entering the Luthier shop of Thomas & Vessel Stringed Instruments in Downtown Modesto is a large wall hung with antique violins, their burnished wood grains reflecting a swimming amber light from a window set in the opposite wall.
by Dana Koster When Patty and George Kapor first purchased the Turlock land that would become Pageo, they knew they wanted to turn the 10-acre plot of earth and rustic old buildings into a working lavender farm. What they didn’t know was that they had just unwittingly purchased the very
When David Darmstandler and James Bates, co-founders of DataPath, approached local designer Adam Soares about bringing their 30-year-old office building into the 21st century, he brought back plans for a nice, clean, professional space that would have made any ordinary business owners happy. The problem was, lifelong friends Darmstandler and