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Don Barioni Jr joins the Board of Directors of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation. Don Jr is Chairman of the Ag/Bio Committee at IVEDC. He has served as President of the Imperial County Farm Bureau, and was a Water Committee Chairman there. Don Jr has interest in the Barioni Lakes Estates, a mixed planned community development, the adjacent Mesquite Industrial Park, as well as, a variety of other local business and the community.

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Farmer's Market: Yes, olives are fruits

The Imperial California Olive Mill brings a Mediterranean staple to Scripps Ranch. For more than 8,000 years, olives have been part of the human diet and each week that tasty fruit can be found at the new Scripps Ranch's Farmers Market.

"Our company is a family owned and operated business," said Imperial Olive Mill's marketing director Erica Barioni-Amos. "At our booth we have extra virgin olive oil in a variety of flavors and, of course, we have olives."

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Imperial County Farm Bureau Profiles: Don Barioni Jr.

Don Barioni Jr. is a fourth-generation Imperial Valley farmer. He is the owner of Imperial Plantation and Barioni Ranches, located in Imperial and throughout the northeastern part of the Valley. His wife, Angela, also of an Imperial Valley pioneer farm family, helped him build his businesses since the 1980s along with his daughter Erica Barioni-Amos and his two grandchildren.

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Family Tradition - Bronco Digital Magazine

The Barioni family knows the feel of soil under their feet.

From a village on the Swiss-Italian border, to a more rural Los Angeles of late 19th century, to the wide-open space of the Imperial Valley — farming has been the family business for five generations.

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Old World Crops May Revitalize Northend

Against the backdrop of an ancient shoreline once traveled by Native Americans and not far from the east bank of the Salton Sea is a Mediterranean countryside.

Lush green orchards sprawl under the mountains, where citrus, figs and olive trees are growing despite the craggy landscape a stone's throw away.

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