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Continued From Page 6 kids and the most amazing husband. I love them dearly. What are some of the special events you have during the year? We have a few great events every year! Last two summers we have held a Farm to Fork dinner with the Escalon Chamber of Commerce. It is a fundraiser for educational scholarships. Lots of amazing food and drinks, not to be missed. Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn is the first two weekends of December. It’s held at my Dad’s farm down the street from our herb farm. We sell loads of gift items, spa products, walnuts, gift baskets, holiday décor and yummy farm goodies too. Baked goods and candies; we always host great vendors too! Wagon rides,

campfire and hot chocolate make this event a great family outing! We host groups during the week for private shopping and luncheons too in the barn. In spring we also host a Mother’s Day brunch and sale. Various garden classes will come available too. Explain a little about ‘Grandpa’s Barn’ and how it fits in to the garden business. We use my Dad’s barn for special events throughout the year. It’s always been a place of great memories as I grew up playing out there. I needed some place to hold special events and Dad didn’t mind us cleaning it up! Someday we’re hoping to build a barn at our herb farm to better suit our needs for classes and activities but it’s impossible to replicate the character of Grandpa’s Barn. How many of your family

members are involved? My family is very supportive of me! My husband David is always by my side helping me with everything. My daughters LilLana (23), Adalia and Illiana (21) are always making things and working so hard. LilLana even sings at our events since she was a little girl. The twins are away at Chico State. LilLana works for Guitar Center and performs often at local venues. And don’t forget Dad (Grandpa) Don Angle; he always is out working on the farm and letting us use the location. What do you enjoy most about the business? What do I love about my business? I love to teach and share new ideas, tastes and fragrances to my customers. I love that if I work hard, it will pay me back. I have messed up, learned and figured out what works. It’s always an evolving process. I’m nowhere near

Lorina’s Edible Garden owner Lorina Cajias, second from left, gets ready to help a line of patrons at the cash register as daughter Adalia, left, looks on during an annual event, Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn, hosted the first two weekends in December each year at the Enterprise Road location. Photo By Marg Jackson

where I see myself yet but as a family we’re making leaps and bounds to achieve those goals. It’s awesome to see how far we have come!

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Anything else you would like to add? In the future I hope that our farm will have lots to offer to all types of people. We want to evolve into an ag-

ritourism location. Maybe even have a farm stay bed and breakfast or camp out options. We will offer more activities and a U-pick Garden too.

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I am honored to serve the families of this community along- side our funeral director, Jessica Campos. We serve the Escalon and Ripon communities with two locations that offer full service burial, cremation funerals and preplanning. The families we serve are our top priority and we care for them as though they are our own. We are thankful for the opportunity to help others during a time of grief and healing. Please stop by or call our chapel for more information about any of our services.

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