A Tale of Two Homesteads

It’s been a long journey from California to Iowa, but both are great places to grow and enjoy fresh food.



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For 30 years, Cavagnaro has grown much, sometimes all, of his family’s food.
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David Cavagnaro’s house in Iowa.
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Maggie colors yarn with homemade plant dye.
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A bountiful garden with 150 fruit and nut trees!
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On this homestead, David and Maggie raised all their own food, including fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products.
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Sonoma County, Calif. The garden and orchard take shape.
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Drying peaches and pears for storage.
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David’s son, Pippin, in the middle of a building project.
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David’s daughter, Carina, picks broccoli.
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Joanie and Carina at the cabin in California.
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One of many delicious ways David prepares fresh vegetables — stuffed summer squash with Romano beans.
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A selection of Cavagnaro’s delicious heirloom Italian vegetables.
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