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When it Comes to Avocados, Which is it: Hass or Haas?


We’re often asked, “which is it, Hass Avocado or Haas Avocado?” The correct spelling is “Hass.” The word “Hass” rhymes with “class,” and is often mistaken to rhyme with “Hoss” or “Hozz.” Why is it “Hass Avocado?” Because the Hass Avocado is named after Rudolph Hass, a California postman who patented the Hass Avocado in […]

5 Avocado-Loving Reasons to Be Thankful


With Thanksgiving just days away, I’ve become busier and feeling a tad more stressed than usual. I’ve been hitting the internet almost nightly to find great recipes to bring to my family’s Thanksgiving celebration (and of course pinning anything with avocados I run across), a short week at work has created a slight backup of […]

2014 Carpinteria Avocado Festival


It’s almost time for the 28th annual Carpinteria Avocado Festival! The avocado festival, known for its location in picturesque downtown Carpinteria, draws avocado-loving attendees from all over the world for fun, family friendly attractions, including: Booths and businesses selling avocado varieties, avocado ice cream, avocado honey, avocado tri-tip sandwiches, avocado beer, avocado oil, avocado breads […]

Ventura County Farm Day – California Avocado Grove Tours


As part of an initiative to connect school children to the production of food on the farmlands of Ventura County, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture will host the Second Annual Ventura County Farm Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The California Avocado Commission Demonstration Grove will participate in the event as one of the more […]

8th Annual Morro Bay Avocado Festival

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The Morro Bay Avocado and Margarita Festival is coming up! This annual avocado festival, which takes place on September 13 and September 14, 2014, brings together California Avocado lovers from all over the world. And this year it looks like it is going to be better than ever! This street fair-style avocado festival, held annually […]

California Grown Giveaway!


There are so many types of wonderful fruits, vegetables and other crops grown here in California. Although our focus is on California-grown avocados here at the California Avocado Commission, we’ve partnered with California Grown for the benefit of California agriculture as a whole. They remind us all how important it is to seek out and […]

Celebrating Grandparents Day with California’s Avocado Growers

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We wouldn’t have multi-generational family avocado farmers here in California without our avocado-growing elders. That’s why I wanted to take some time out to give some special recognition to all of the avocado growers in California who have grandchildren – in honor of Grandparent’s Day this September 7th, 2014. So often we celebrate Mother’s Day […]