November Events Scheduled For Betsy Blanchard Chess And “Daughter Of The Land,” A Memoir/History Of Santa Paula And Agriculture In Ventura County.

(Ojai, CA – October 25, 2021) Two events are scheduled in November for Betsy Blanchard Chess to speak on the history of agriculture in Ventura County and her new book, Daughter of the Land, Growing up in the Citrus Capital of the World.  Ms. Chess is fourth generation farming and ranching in the county. Her family are founders of Santa Paula where they started and still operates Limoneira, one of the leading distributors of lemons, avocados, and other produce throughout America and internationally. Ms. Chess is a
9th Annual Ventura County Farm Day, November 6
Saturday, November 6 is the 9th Annual Ventura County Farm Day celebrating “The Hands that Feed Us,” presented by SEEAG (Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture). The event is a day full of free agricultural tours and activities hosted at over 20 different farms, ranches, and agricultural organizations across Ventura County. The tours are self-guided. You travel in your own car, at your own pace, visiting the locations most exciting and intriguing to you.
Ms. Chess, a board member of SEEAG, will be signing her book, Daughter of the Land, Growing up in the Citrus Capital of the World at the Petty Ranch, 11971 Darling Road, Ventura 93004 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Pierpont Racquet Club, November 18
Search no more for the perfect Christmas gift! For lovers of Ventura County, Betsy Chess has the perfect gift – Daughter of the Land – a historical look back at one of the founding families of Santa Paula, following them up through her own life as longtime champion and friend of Ventura County agriculture. Join Ms. Chess for a special presentation and book signing on Thursday, November 18 from 5 – 7 pm at the Pierpont Racquet Club, 500 San Jon Rd., Ventura, 93003. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
To interview Ms. Chess, please contact Kathleen Kaiser, [email protected]

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