Old Mission Peninsula Farmers
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I recently had the honor of photographing a group of farmers whose families go back generations on the Old Mission Peninsula. As a group, they sent along a message to the OMP community. Read on…

Old Mission Peninsula Farmers

Since our families planted crops in the 1850s, we have weathered many storms by Mother Nature and markets. We’ve made choices and leaned into the headwinds.

We embrace all the agricultural entrepreneurs, including those who launched and developed the vineyards and wineries over the past 50 years, becoming a huge cornerstone of OMP farming.

We look forward to a future when farming is developed outside the courtroom and Town Hall.

-Old Mission Peninsula Farmers

Old Mission Peninsula Farmers


A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever.

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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  1. These wonderful farming families are the heart and soul of our community. I am so thankful they have managed to weather all the storms! Great photo of great people!

  2. Glad to see some recognition of these salt of the earth people. Without our farmers we would cease to be. Sadly the list of names used to include even more.


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