25 Nov. 2014
Rancho Santa Fe, UNITED STATES
Makoto Chino looks out over his family's farm at dusk in Rancho Santa Fe, California August 14, 2014. In keeping with Japanese tradition, the lanterns guide family ancestors to the home, welcoming them to visit during the Obon Festival. The gravitational pull of Chino Farm is legendary. Since they don't ship, everyone - whether a top chef or a traveling foodie or a local resident - comes to the farm stand, simply called "Vegetable Shop," on a dusty corner of this affluent San Diego County town, hemmed in by sprawling housing estates. Long before farmers' markets and heirloom vegetables popped up across the country, Tom Chino's parents bought the 45-acre (18.2-hectare) farm after World War Two and forged their independence from wholesalers and supermarkets, setting their prices and cultivating a diverse offering of crops.
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