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Fifth Crow Farm: Sustainable Work, Organic Food

Three young farmers lease 10 acres of land to start an organic vegetable farm in Northern California. Seven years later, they grow 40 varieties of vegetables plus a flower program, a flock of 700 laying hens, and an heirloom apple orchard with 28 varieties. This is their story.Read More >>

Silk Road Teas

What is the best way to understand and appreciate the vast world of Chinese teas? Silk Road Teas’ Ned Hegearty offers a few insights.Read More >>

Polenta + Roasted Persimmons

Mind-blowing heirloom corn polenta meets gently roasted persimmons in this perfect dish for Fall.Read More >>

Community Grains: Giving Whole Wheat A New Name

This post is long overdue. The year turned out to be a marvellous whirlwind with lots of work, and, in the middle of it all, we jumped, head first, into house-hunting and bought a house. Yup, an actual house with a back and front yard. Given that this was something we were merely considering at the start of 2013, the purchase and subsequent remodel left us both shell-shocked, elated, and also, a little more aware of the limits of our home improvement skills. Before life swept me up in its chaosRead More >>

Pedro and Dayana Schambon’s Chicken Coop – A Guest Post

This week I’m excited to introduce you to the work of Austin-based photographer Pauline Stevens with her story about a refurbished trailer turned chicken coop. Enjoy!Read More >>

A Day At Hodo Soy Beanery

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Bay Area’s beloved source of organic tofu is made.Read More >>

Food & Wine, The Local Butcher Shop & Playdates

Shooting for Food & Wine, interviewing butchers and photographing kids: a snappy (and photo-heavy!) update of recent projects.Read More >>

Drakes Bay Oyster Company & Oyster Pizzas

The Drakes Bay Oyster Company in West Marin provides a case study in walking the tightrope between food production and environmental conservation. How much is too much?Read More >>

Summer Squid Salad & A Giveaway

Tender squid rings with celery and fennel tossed in a lemon vinaigrette make for a simple and light summer salad. And a giveaway from i love blue sea, the only retail distributor of sustainable seafood in the US.Read More >>

Hain Ranch Organics

According to his business card, Paul Hain is, at once, an Orchardist, Land Steward and a Chicken Man. Find out why his organic pastured chickens are the best on the planet, as well as a recipe for simple roast chicken.Read More >>

Homeroom

A peek behind the scenes at Homeroom, Oakland’s newest mac and cheese restaurant featuring artisanal cheeses, old-fashioned treats and local craft beers.Read More >>

Bourbon Caramel Peach Pie

Featuring our favorite stone fruit vendor for this week’s Farmer Profile. Bringing it a little earlier this week to coincide with a virtual Pie Party, and a recipe for Bourbon Caramel Peach Pie.Read More >>

Frog Hollow Farm & A Cherry Frangipane Tart

A taste of Frog Hollow Farm’s “legendary fruit” and a recipe for Cherry Frangipane Tart.Read More >>

Blue House Farm

Meet Ryan Casey, owner and farmer of Blue House Organic Farm in Pescadero, by the Pacific Coast, as well as a recipe for Beet & Arugula Salad.Read More >>

Saint Benoit Yogurt

Benoit de Korsak is the owner of St Benoit Yogurt, California’s only artisanal producer of natural, French-style yogurt. And a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake ice-cream.Read More >>

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