CASTROVILLE, Calif.– (May 6, 2010) – Ocean Mist Farms will help the artichoke capital of the world, Castroville, Calif., celebrate its 51th Annual Artichoke Festival May 15 and 16.
The residents of Castroville, began celebrating the artichokes harvested in area fields with the first festival in 1959. As the country’s passion for artichokes grew, so did the festival’s roster of activities which now includes an agro-art competition, musical entertainment, cooking demos, wine tastings, field tours, farmers market and an arts and craft fair.
With headquarters located in Castroville, Ocean Mist Farms is a proud sponsor of the annual festival tradition.
In fact, Ocean Mist Farms grower-owner-family member, Michele Pecci-Tottino, is the festival director.
"As the artichoke festival director I love what I do," said Pecci-Tottino. "It’s my way of honoring and representing my family’s roots."
All events take place in downtown Castroville, for more festival information visit www.artichoke-festival.org.
Go to oceanmist.com now to vote for your choice for the 2010 artichoke festival king and queen to win college scholarships.