Local Food



by Francisco G. Gómez Our first Scarlet Runner Bean buds just appeared. Totally amazed and in awe of how beautiful and strong they are. These beans have a history that is millennial many times over in Central and South America. They spread to many other parts of the Americas in […]

First Scarlet Runner Beans at Rancho Raíces





GROW YOUR OWN Raíces Eco-Culture is holding its annual seedling sale so our community members and neighbors can grow their own food while supporting Raíces Eco-Culture programs. This year we focused on tomatoes and herbs, both culinary and medicinal. All seedlings are organically grown and have not been sprayed or […]

Raíces Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2017


by Francisco G. Gómez   The first mention of pawpaw came about in the 16th century from a Portuguese officer who was part of Hernando Cortez’s expedition to the New World. He spoke of it solely from the perspective of food, without knowing of its medicinal and curative properties. Here […]

Pawpaw (Asimina Triloba) – Edible Fruit with Medicinal Properties



by Francisco G. Gómez How many teenage children you know are conscious about what food they put in their bodies? Parents’ work schedules and getting children ready for the day’s commitments can be daunting and very stressful, to say the least. Most families take the quick way out for breakfast, […]

Veggie Child Living a Vegan Lifestyle