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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 […]

The key to tomato flavor: It’s in your hands!

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By: April Houweling One of the most beautiful and tasty pairings of nature’s bounty is avocado together with tomato. We partnered up with Houweling’s California Grown tomatoes and created some recipes that showcase the products together. Here April Houweling provides tips on the care and handling of tomatoes as well as our recipe creations. As […]

Where can I find California Avocados?

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We’re here to help! California Avocados are available from Spring – Fall. During this time frame they are available at stores around the United States, with good distribution throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon and Washington and in select grocery stores around the rest of the United States. Find California Avocados Check with […]