On Saturday, Evan and I visited Gene Bianchi’s avocado farm. He has 10 acres and about 1,000 trees in Temecula. Gene grows Hass and Lamb-Hass avocado organically – a fact that was emphasized by the lush weeds, the flies, the birds and the lizards we saw scampering around. The farm was full of life! Each avocado is hand picked – they are too delicate to be machine picked. One of the highlights of our visit was seeing Evan try her hand and the picker. Gene and his worker (he has only one) carefully snip each avocado off at the stem.
Gene had the most gorgeous Cane Corso Mastiff named Bruno. He had a silky coat, no doubt due to the fallen avocados he munches on daily.