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Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the greenhouse is known as the “year in miniature.”

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and the like flourish as small starter plants in the muggy heat – eventually to be transferred to the ground outdoors in warmer days and then harvested at peak ripeness.


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Since the crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has used quantitative easing to stimulate the economy. This approach involves purchasing a significant volume of bonds to drive up bond prices and reduce interest rates, with the expectation that lower rates will stimulate demand for more borrowing and consequently more liquidity flowing throughout the economy.

Hidden Villa yield available in shares

Couresty of Hidden Villa
Weekly produce shares from Hidden Villa spotlight the season’s offerings.

Local residents can sign up to receive weekly boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from mid-May through Thanksgiving via Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program.

Participants pick up their produce at the Los Altos Hills farm or one of its drop-off locations in Los Altos or Palo Alto.

Silicon Valley home sales and prices accelerate in month of March

California home sales rose in March compared with the previous month and year, posting the highest sales pace in six months.

Tight housing supply and high demand for homes also pushed home prices higher last month, according to the latest report from the California Association of Realtors (CAR). The local picture mirrors that of the state, as the upward trend continues to be driven by strong job growth, the limited supply of housing and high demand for homes in the region.

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