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Visit California, California Now Podcast

"Discovering Lake County on the California Now Podcast"
April 5, 2024

Host Soterios Johnson procures local insights on Lake County with three knowledgeable guests. In the third segment, Tammy Lipps, owner of Ripe Choice Farm & Catering shares insights into the region’s wine history

Listen to the California Now Podcast: Discovering Lake County.


"The Ripe Choice Experience – The Bloom"
September 8, 2023

Have you ever experienced something so wonderful that you struggle to find the words to describe it? That’s me at The Bloom’s Five-Year Anniversary party at Ripe Choice Farm and Catering...

Part one: The Ripe Choice Experience – The Bloom and part 2:The Ripe Choice Experience, Continued.

"Five Places to Have a Clearly Different Wedding in Lake County"
August 21, 2023

The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering is an ideal wedding venue. highlights The Ripe Choice as one of "Five Places to Have a Clearly Different Wedding in Lake County". Read more!

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"Ripe Choice Farm and Catering has been Recognized as a Blue Zones Project Participating Organization
April 2023, 2023

Ripe Choice Farm and Catering may be a somewhat recent addition to Lake County, but they are making an incredible impact on the community... (read more)

Blue Zones Projects encourage changes in our community that lead to healthier options.

Our dedication to health, wellness, and the community caused us to dive headfirst into becoming a Blue Zones Project – Lake County Recognized Organization.


"Around Here It’s Always The Ripe Choice"
May 21, 2021

Finally, The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering is hosting events in our wonderful event barn space. We were pleased to host the Konocti Women’s Service Club's luncheon for our first big post COVID event. The Lake County Bloom was there to report on it!

Read the complete article about The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering on the Lake County Bloom.

"Chef Tammy on selected Lake County Wines"
May 2021

Southbay Magazine - June 2020

The Ripe Choice in South Bay Magazine May June 2020

Southbay Magazine The Ripe Choice Catering and Executive Chef & Owner Tammy Lipps profiled in Southbay Magazine’s August 2018 edition.

The Southbay Table Shrimp-stuffed avocados with fresh mango

Featured on the cover of Catersource Magazine

Southbay Magazine An article by Laura Watts about The Ripe Choice Catering and Executive Chef & Owner Tammy Lipps appeared in Southbay Magazine’s November 2016 edition.

Tammy Lipps outside the Ripe Choice catering kitchen and Ripe To Go take out.

The Ripe Choice catering company creates unique menus for private dinner parties, screenings, gallery openings, red carpet affairs, backyard BBQs, beach picnics, weddings and corporate events. Although The Ripe Choice specializes in custom catering and creates whatever food the client requests, the team’s go-to culinary style is California healthy and seasonal cooking—using what is good when it’s at its best.

Read the full article at the which includes a recipie for Tammy's Autumn Harvest Vegetarian Salad.

The Easy Reader (February 2014) Thirteen years ago, Manhattan Beach resident Tammy Lipps started a custom catering company called The Ripe Choice in her home.

Cooking, creating menus and working with food had always been a deep-rooted passion for the mother of three. It’s been about a year and a half since she opened her storefront kitchen on the north end, just steps from Highland Avenue. Dressed in a white chef coat and her blond hair tied back in a ponytail, Lipps is the star of this nearly three-minute YouTube video. In it, she talks about her business — how she uses the freshest ingredients, picked personally from local sources, and caters for private parties and cooks and delivers meals for homes.

“I really enjoy helping people with their vision for their event,” she says, “being able to help them bring that whole package together.”

Read the complete article…