Baking pumpkin bread from scratch with mom’s recipe

Everyone wanted to know what we would eat when the year was over. We didn’t really know how to answer that question, or what to expect. The only way you can do something like what we’ve done is to give up on the alternative and stay singularly focused on the day and the meal directlyContinue reading “Baking pumpkin bread from scratch with mom’s recipe”

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)”

This is what grocery shopping looks like

A locavore’s Saturday morning does not involve sleeping in. Mom and I were up early and on the road by 9 to do go on a scavenger hunt for groceries in the Anderson Valley. First stop was The Apple Farm in Philo. Pretty sure it’s the cutest farmstand of yummy in the world, with aContinue reading “This is what grocery shopping looks like”

Harvest Market forges the path to local food

Welcome to the first installment of the “Eat Mendocino Daily Report,” and the first day of the second half of this yearlong locavore adventure. There is no better way to start a Monday than with a hearty breakfast. I cooked up some breakfast potatoes and two of Gowan’s quail eggs, served with homemade yogurt. QuailContinue reading “Harvest Market forges the path to local food”