In the photo, Victor Acevedo of Cortez Farm in Santa Maria holds up a basket of strawberries at a farmers' market in Monterey last Friday. I took it while we were vacationing on the coast. The photo ran with this week's story on California strawberries falling short of another production record in 2011, which snapped a five-year streak.
That story, along with my report on the current California dry spell, are among the topics discussed in this week's podcast up on our main blog, Blogriculture. Listen by clicking here.