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Eco-Friendly / Eco-Conscious

These Chapulines al Pibil Will Give You a Taste for Grasshoppers

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, so it's a perfect time to shine a light on some of our favorite Latinx and Hispanic chefs, culinary businesses, and recipes. In...
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Live California Spot Prawns | K-Dock, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Missed the buying opportunity for this weekend since I just learned about this, but I hope to take advantage of this soon. F/V Ocean Warrior sells live spot prawns direct-to-consumer at the K-Dock,...

Meat Lovers Get Bullish on Beef That Comes From Old Dairy Cows

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . A few meat producers are pushing back against the focus on young cattle. And they’re marketing their beef with the kind of descriptions that connoisseurs of aged bourbons and vintage wines ...

Seafood consumption statistics in the U.S. (pre-pandemic)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The exact numbers are this: 56% of seafood is purchased at a retail outlet like a grocery store or fish market, while 31% is purchased at restaurants (the remaining percentages are personal...

Protecting Pollinators: Nurturing Sustainable Communities with Pollinator Gardens Webinar

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Thu, Jul 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT Without pollinators, like bees and butterflies, the world would be a dull and bland place. How can we make sure these creatures are always fluttering, s...

Branching out to a new plant-based ingredient made from wood

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Arbiom got its start by breaking down wood through natural fermentation, akin to what mushrooms that grow on tree stumps do, to look for the chemical compounds that are produced and could b...

Inzana Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A couple weeks ago I bought some spectacular fresh figs from Inzana Ranch at the Monday evening farmers market in Pacific Grove. I tried a couple peaches too and these were luscious, tree-ripened, ...

Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . We’re at a moment in time where it’s become so obvious we really need to work together. If the pandemic has made anything clear, it’s how truly interdependent we are, how we need to join to...

How to Crisis-Proof Our Food System

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Crucially, we now see more clearly how the food system was already failing many from less privileged backgrounds—including those working low-paying jobs, households without access to a groc...

Devil's Gulch Ranch Webstore (pick up in SF, local delivery in Marin & Sonoma counties)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Some of you may recognize the name of Nicasio-based Devil's Gulch Ranch from the many fine restaurants such as The French Laundry and Kin Khao that feature its rabbits on their menus. While it's ha...

Anna's Seafood online ordering & delivery (<50 miles from Petaluma)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Last Saturday I was happy to shop again at the Healdsburg farmers market and waited more than 20 minutes for my turn at Anna's Seafood booth. I picked up some pristine ling cod fillets and a hunk o...

Op-Ed: California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . This vision focuses on upgrading food quality and freshness, serving more climate-friendly, plant-based and organic food, supporting local farmers, developing food and garden education prog...

Save a Seed by Carli Piccirillo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

From Food for Thought Ojai: " . . . Piccirillo’s passion for seeds resulted in a beautiful book she authored for elementary-school students explaining the how and why of seed saving, accompanied b...

If you can feed yourself, you can free yourself

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

While some of y'all have been obsessing about the hoarding of TP, https://www.chowhound.com/post/panic-buying-begun-area-grocery-stores-area-crazy-empty-1089590, others have been buying out seeds ...

At a growing number of coffee shops, getting a coffee to go means checking out a cup

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"If you buy a cup of coffee to go at Babette Café in Berkeley, California, later this month, you might not be able to get it in a disposable cup. The owners have one case of compostable cups left, ...

Belcampo Restaurant | Hillsdale - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

One year and seven days after Belcampo Meat Company shut down its Palo Alto and San Francisco Russian Hill restaurants/stores, the new restaurant in San Mateo's Hillsdale shopping center is slated ...

Popeyes Signs On to Better Chicken Commitment

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

“We commend Popeyes for taking a significant step toward reducing this suffering with their new policy. It also makes clear that if the king of the chicken sandwich can commit to treating chickens ...

2019/20 California olive oil harvest looking strong compared to dismal 2018/19 crop, says COOC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

". . . 'We had a short crop in 2018 due to weather problems throughout the state, whereas we're hoping for four million gallons in the 2019 harvest . . . more than double what we had in 2018. . . "

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

"This holiday season, avoid tossing food in the trash by taking these steps: • Try not to over prepare food; instead try to prepare “just enough.” • Encourage friends and family to take...