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Best Things to do in Bakersfield

The Farm was recently mentioned in Vacation Idea’s Web Magazine as one of the best thing to do in Bakersfield! “Murray Family Farms are a delightful mix fun and a true family working farm. Bring the kids for a lot of fun, but also to see all the hard work involved in bringing delicious fruits more »

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Murray Family Farms – An Agritourism Success

By Howard Gibson – Kern County Valley Ag Voice Agritourism is defined simply as an agriculturally based operation that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Here in Kern County we have one of our state’s more successful operations, the local family owned, Murray Family Farms. The diverse agritourism operation offers everything from on-site bakeries, more »

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Cherry Festival worth a pit stop

The Bakersfield Californian – May 8, 2013 By Stefani Dias With so much going on this weekend, you really need to cherry-pick your activities. Luckily, Murray Family Farms makes that easy with its second annual Cherry Festival. “(Cherries are) something that everybody is drawn to,” said Abel Varela, produce supervisor at Murray Family Farms. “You more »

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Almond, fruit growers count losses following weekend storm

The Bakersfield Californian – May 7, 2013 By James Burger Sunday’s fierce, day-long wind storm hit Kern County’s stone fruit and almond growers hard over the weekend — stripping cherries, peaches and plums off trees, ripping through almond orchards and uprooting thousands of the shallow-rooted trees. The blow to almond growers, who produce Kern County’s more »

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Value-added becomes Murray Family Farms focus

Kern Business Journal – February/March 2013 by Steve Murray Murray Family Farms has found its niche in value-added agriculture, prospering in a segment of the tough agricultural industry. Steve and Vickie Murray have grown their enterprise into a premier Kern County agricultural entertainment destination. Value-added activities, such as U-pick, farmers’ markets, freeway fruit stands, bakery, more »

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Join Indy for an outdoor treat

The Bakersfield Californian – November 21, 2012 By Gene Garaygordobil Not many people think about heading out to the barn to watch a movie, especially in November. But Murray Family Farms of Bakersfield, eager to build on its family-fun focus, decided to jump into the movie biz, screening the films in the “Indiana Jones” series more »

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Commercial cherry orchards decimated by bad weather

The Bakersfield Californian – May 14, 2012 By: Courtenay Edelhart Owners of local cherry tree orchards are assessing the damage after badly timed unusual weather decimated this year’s cherry crop. Steve Murray, owner of Murray Family Farms off Highway 58 just east of Bakersfield, called the damage to this year’s crop “unprecedented.” “We’ve never seen more »

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