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.┬áIt’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”

Cup of tea.

I woke up with a sore throat in Sarah’s house this morning. She’s driving in from Ukiah today, so I was solo in her kitchen and opened her cabinets to find something to make tea. I was overwhelmed by affection, pride, and connection. I made a very strong throat coating tea with dried elderberry thatContinue reading “Cup of tea.”

Corn Harvest this Past Weekend

Originally posted on Mendocino Meats:
Many thanks to everyone who helped us harvest the Oaxacan Green dent corn in Potter Valley on Saturday! We had 15 wonderful people from all over the county join us on a beautiful fall afternoon. Everyone was extremely helpful and we harvested about half of the Oaxacan Green corn. The…

Tell Harvest Market that you love local food!

Earlier this month, I was part of a groundbreaking meeting with the folks at Harvest Market regarding the opening of a new local produce section at their Fort Bragg store. This is a really ambitious effort to work with many small local farms and get locally grown produce on the shelves. This will make localContinue reading “Tell Harvest Market that you love local food!”

How to shop at the Farmers’ Market (and why Ukiah rocks)

Today was one of those days where my butt molds into the shape of the computer chair and I wouldn’t know the temperature outside if my dog didn’t need to relieve herself. The sun broke the misty grayness that has blanketed the coast lately, and it was delightful to feel its warmth for a briefContinue reading “How to shop at the Farmers’ Market (and why Ukiah rocks)”

7 ways to access affordable fresh food in Mendocino County (and why the SF Chronicle article is dead wrong)

It would be advisable that a reporter who is writing an article about Mendocino County actually set foot in Mendocino County before drawing sweeping conclusions about the economy, culture and landscape of this place. The San Francisco Chronicle published an atrocious article titled “In Mendocino County Fresh Affordable Food is Hard to Find,” which IContinue reading “7 ways to access affordable fresh food in Mendocino County (and why the SF Chronicle article is dead wrong)”

Learning How to Cook – Some Wise Words

Originally posted on Mendocino Meats:
Another quick dinner made from random ingredients from the farm – fava beans with ground beef. We can’t help it, but we have a thing with Spanish cuisine right now. The climate is similar to our’s, and we both have Spanish blood running through us. Last year, we borrowed and…