(Organic) Strawberry Fields Forever

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Over 80 percent of our nation’s strawberries are produced in California. Many farms spray synthetic pesticides on their fields. Not Smith Farms. Farmer McKay Smith relies on an arsenal of certified organic methods to keep pesky bugs and nematodes from eating into his yield.

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At The Gadarene Swine in Encino, chef Phillip Frankland Lee serves a dish inspired by the classic pairing of strawberries and champagne. (Photos courtesy of The Gadarene Swine) (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)