Keep your giving as local as it gets on Giving Tuesday!

When our year of eating local ended, it was just the beginning of answering a new question: how could we actually make more local food available to more people? Like, normal people and not just some crazy locavores who would drive 150 miles to pick up duck eggs, oranges, or butter. Gowan’s answer was toContinue reading “Keep your giving as local as it gets on Giving Tuesday!”

Good Farm Fund Benefit Dinner serves up a side dish of hope

Tomorrow night is my favorite event of the year. And it’s not because of the unparalleled farm to table menu, fancy locally-distilled cocktails, lovely summertime gathering of so many friends and community members, or the fact that we will raise thousands of dollars for local farms. It’s because of what happened when I went to theContinue reading “Good Farm Fund Benefit Dinner serves up a side dish of hope”

Farm to Table Dinner: July 18th at Caspar Community Center

We are super excited to announce the first Farm to Table Dinner of the summer! When: Friday July 18, 2014 at 7 pm Where: Caspar Community Center What: A delicious meal featuring locally sourced veggies, meats, cheese and grains from farms throughout Mendocino County. The meal is a surprise, based on what is seasonally available.Continue reading “Farm to Table Dinner: July 18th at Caspar Community Center”

Farm to Table Harvest Feast: A Benefit for Mendocino County School Gardens

We are delighted to bring the Farm to Table Dinner experience to our inland community this fall, to help keep school gardens open throughout the county. Eat Mendocino Presents a Farm to Table Harvest Feast Hosted at Black Oak Coffee Roasters (476 N. State Street, Ukiah) Saturday November 9th, 2013 Join us for a 100%Continue reading “Farm to Table Harvest Feast: A Benefit for Mendocino County School Gardens”

Birthday Dinner at the Mendo Bistro

How August did fly! Summer’s trials are the inverse of winter’s; instead of putting all of our energy into searching for food,  you must deal with the overwhelming abundance of fruit, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes. I learned how to do a bunch of new things, out of middle-of-the-night fear that anything would rot in myContinue reading “Birthday Dinner at the Mendo Bistro”

Locavore Potluck on Tuesday August 13th: Eat local with us!

Today I found out that we actually got the ear of the much discussed SF Chronicle writer, and she published a response to readers regarding her story, which includes a direct link to our post. I’m not going to comment on her calculated response; I have said enough! I do want to invite you toContinue reading “Locavore Potluck on Tuesday August 13th: Eat local with us!”

Not-So-Simple Living Fair in Pictures

We had to make all kinds of difficult decisions this weekend at the Not-So-Simple Living Fair at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville. With an impressive schedule of practical and inspiring workshops we had to choose between acorn processing, goat nutrition, wild foods, sourdough baking, green building, cheesemaking, chicken processing and so, so, so muchContinue reading “Not-So-Simple Living Fair in Pictures”

Save the date: Farm-to-Table Dinner & Pie Auction – August 24th

There is no easier way to be a locavore than to let us feed you! We have scheduled the next Farm-to-Table Dinner for Saturday August 24th, 2013 at the Caspar Community Center. The event is open to the public and families are welcome. Join us for a 100% Mendocino-grown meal featuring food from local farmsContinue reading “Save the date: Farm-to-Table Dinner & Pie Auction – August 24th”

Freedom Song for Local Food

In celebration of Independence Day, Gowan, Apple, and I marched in our quirky little small-town parade today. We wove through the streets of the Mendocino village in a procession of colorful and eclectic floats. It’s a snapshot of our funny little corner of the world which is quite unlike any other place. My mom cameContinue reading “Freedom Song for Local Food”

morning of our Farm to Table Dinner

This evening we’re feeding dinner to the community. We hope you’re coming! Today will be a lot of rushing around, coordinating harvesting, picking flowers, laying out the jewelry I’ve been making, and watching our beloved chef Matt glide around unconcernedly deciding what he’s going to make out of the mountain of local food we’re assembling.Continue reading “morning of our Farm to Table Dinner”