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Ocean Mist Farms artichokes to be featured on the History Channel

by | March 09, 2010
Ocean Mist Farms' artichokes will be featured on the History Channel's show Food Tech on Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m. Pacific time.

The episode, filmed last fall in Castroville, CA, included interviews with grower-owner Hugo Tottino, his daughter, Michele Pecci, and Dale Huss, vice president of artichoke harvesting.

The History Channel's show, Food Tech, is similar to Food Network's Unwrapped in that its host, Bobby Bognar, travels around the country to understand where and how food gets from the ground, farm or even factory all the way to the plate.

The Ocean Mist Farms segment includes information about the history, growing, harvesting and cooking of the classic green globe artichokes.

"We hosted a full day of filming with the Food Tech crew last fall here in Castroville," Kori Tuggle, marketing manager of Ocean Mist Farms, said in a March 5 press release. "We're interested to see what parts of all the footage and interviews they filmed, become part of the episode."

Food Tech also filmed a second episode that featured Ocean Mist Farms' spinach ranch in Coachella that will air at a later date.