Carpinteria, CACoastal View
Thriving farm economies are an integral lifeway in California. Since the last century, the mild climate and fertile inland and coastal valleys of much of the state have filled with farms and orchards producing an incredible amount of food for both domestic and international export. Agriculture as a way of life has a lot of emotional resonance with families who have had a relationship with the land for generations as well – this certainly remains true in Carpinteria, where there are many second or third generation family farms still growing for local and international markets. However, the farming landscape throughout California is shifting rapidly and Carpinteria is no exception.