May 28th, 2018 – VoyagerLA – “Conversations with the Inspiring Anne Manassero”

Anne, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It was destiny! My husband and I were introduced by friends 15 years ago. Little did I know, at our first meeting that I would soon be marrying my soul mate. I know it sounds corny but we are truly kindred spirits. Dan is an amazing, conscientious farmer dedicated to growing the most delicious and healthy produce possible. I grew up going to farmer’s markets with my grandmother in Abilene, Texas (center of the dust bowl, back in the day). My grandmother LOVED going to shop for in the farmer’s market for whatever was local and fresh. As you might imagine, the pickings were small in the middle of the dust bowl! I’m sure my grandmother is looking down on me with great pride that I’m married to a farmer who can grow just about anything he wants to plant in our rich California soil. My passion is interior and exterior design and retail. Although it was never planned, Dan and I have created the most unique urban farm/gift shop/special event venue in Orange County.

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