The latest issue of the Ramona Home Journal has just been published. This issue was particularily exciting because I had the oppertunity to "dig" into something close to my heart - farm stands! Ramona has a wide variety of options to choose from, I hope that this story inspires the community to explore what's out there and see the value of local agriculture.
We also highlighted Ramona-grown businesses. It was a pleasure to interview the Lavelle and Kennedy family from Turquoise Barn Cider, as well as Natallie Phillips and Mike Nelson from Smoking Cannon Brewery. Our contributing writers also interviewed the folks from San Diego Sunshine Distillery and The Burritote.
For Creative Connections, I wanted to try something different. I reached out to Jon Hasz at Ramona Music Center, who recommended I talk to Dove Linkhorn. Dove's music has been featured in TV shows, movies, and commericals, plus he's had an interesting past performing in places like the Vegas strip. He was very fun to talk to!
Lastly, I had the pleasure of interviewing a local graduating senior, Abby Smith. By continuing her education, and drawing on her life experience, she plans to help foster kids. Her story is so inspiring!
Links to these stories are below, but you should also check out RamonaJournal.com for everyone's fantastic stories!
Farm Fresh Finds : Local Food Producers Help Ramonans Get Back To Basics
I've always love visiting farmstands. There's something magical in the rustic displays of fresh produce, and enticing sweets! Luckily, Ramona has no shortage of farm stands.
Creative Connections: Dove Linkhorn
Local musican Dove Linkhorn has done everything, from performing on the Las Vegas strip to writing songs for movies, shows and commericals.
Finding Her Power — Inspiring Foster Kids By Triumphing Over Adversity
Abby was such a great young woman to interview - she's positive, motivated, and incredibly driven. If you need a feel good story, this is it!