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It’s citrus season, and blood oranges, Meyer’s lemons, tangerines, mandarins, and Cara Cara navels all abound—they are gorgeous and fragrant—their citrus scent fills the room as you start peeling. Their rind, their gorgeous, fragrant rind… destined for the trash, what can you do with them?
What about candied citrus peels?
So Cal native son Andy Sheaffer is relatively new to farming. For years, he traveled the United States as a contractor specializing in slope stabilization and erosion control. Away from home six months of the year, Sheaffer wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and three children. Born, raised, and educated in Santa Barbara County, he put his feet firmly on home turf in 2008 by purchasing an Avocado and Lemon ranch with a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Soon after purchasing the land, Sheaffer made some big changes.
At Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Michael Hirakata takes melon growing seriously. He, and his team, have completely bought into the idea of growing and selling the world’s best cantaloupes in the safest manner possible.