Kern County cradles the south end of the central valley, aka California’s fruit and nut basket; it stretches from the high Sierras to the coastal ranges with a broad swath of fertile land in between. The local organic farms range from large operations to mom and pop shops and home-on-the-range outfits. The region is a hotbed for carrots, potatoes, grapes, and much more. Most of the chapter members are practicing organic farming for decades and are proud of it. The chapter welcomes new members.