Farmer’s Markets, New Ewes and Black Gold

20 May
Haggin Oaks Farmer's Market. Friday's 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo from

Haggin Oaks
Farmer’s Market. Friday’s 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo from

The Haggin Oak Farmers Market is the place to be each Sunday.  Check out their selection of seasonal and fresh vegetables, fruit, local honey, eggs, chicken, hummus, salsa, artisan breads and fresh juices. The Farmer’s Market is across the street from the Marketplace, where everything from candles to caviar can be found. Check them out from 9-2 each Sunday!

Haggin Oaks Farmers Market

Haggin Oaks Farmers Market
Sunday, May. 19
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, 8800 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93311.

Phone: 661-664-3766

Maaaaaaaa!: California Living Museum 

A baby lamb, the newest addition to CALM’s collection of California wildlife, recently made her debut Saturday at the zoo’s 30th birthday party.

The new lamb is a female desert bighorn. She was born on April 22 and weighed in at 12 pounds. The baby lamb is gray in color, has a white rump and slender legs. As she gets bigger she’ll grow a pair of thick curved horns for which the bighorns are famous. For now visitors can see the baby lamb only one hour a day, from 10 to 11 a.m., due to her young age. It was mama lamb’s seventh live birth.

CALM is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 yrs., and children under three are free.

For more information visit California Living Museum at

Unnamed baby lamb and her mother  at CALM in Bakersfield. Credit: John Faherty.

Unnamed baby lamb and her mother at CALM in Bakersfield. Credit: John Faherty.

California’s Best & Most Interactive Oil Museum

Black Gold: The Oil Experience is one of the permanent displays at our local Kern County Museum science, technology and history exhibition. The 9,640-square foot exhibition and surrounding 2.3 acres present an overview of how oil is made, different methods of discovery and extraction throughout history, and the changing role of industry workers and their families.

With Kern County providing 64% of California’s oil production, oil production has been a crucial component of the local economy since 1895.

FYI: The Black Gold school tour aligns with selected curriculum standards in science, math and history for grades 1 through 12.

The Kern County Museum is located at 3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield. Open Tues. through Sat., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. Visit their Web site at

Sonora Street Service Station. Photo from

Sonora Street Service Station. Photo from


One Response to “Farmer’s Markets, New Ewes and Black Gold”

  1. tasbiravy May 28, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    I have never been in this museum before. Thanks for providing detail address of this museum. It’s now easier for me to figure it out where is located. Good job for taking a nice picture.

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