Just over the Santa Cruz Mountains, the South Coast stretching along Highway 1 remains the least densely populated segment of the Bay Area. Nicknamed “the Slowcoast” by locals, the area is home to fewer than 3,000 people.
While Californians are fond of locally grown produce, communities around the state are increasingly filing lawsuits to keep farmworkers from living near the fields where they work.
There are twice as many farm workers in California than statistics showed in 2014, a recently released study demonstrates, indicating a remarkably stable rural workforce.
Although the days are long and the work is tiresome, small-scale farming puts more money into the hands that provide the product and produces better soil.
By Elizabeth Zach, staff writer Lalitha Vish farms a small plot of land in the heart of Silicon Valley and . . .