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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 12 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,...

Review of Huel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Here's a review of the powdered, plant-based, instant meal Huel (portmanteau of “human” and “fuel”) that's actually favorable on taste criteria. The samples described seemed to rely on Thai, Mexica...

Meatball Madness recipe contest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Niman Ranch and Spiceology 2021 Meatball Madness Deadline to submit recipes is February, 23rd at 11:59 pm MST.

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

Lee's One Fortune Farm Rice | Western North Carolina

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Intrigued by this coverage of Lee's One Fortune Farm, Hmong refugee farmers in Western North Carolina growing rice varieties native to the highlands of Laos. They sell at the local farmers market. ...

Billingsgate (Four Star Seafood) Opens Softly in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Billingsgate, the seafood market and cafe from the owners of Four Star Seafood & Provisions https://www.chowhound.com/post/star-seafood-provisions-san-francisco-bay-area-delivery-1091761 opened sof...

Why it's so hard to recycle coffee cups

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . Disposable coffee cups, milk cartons, takeout boxes, and other food packaging has a plastic lining to make sure liquids and oils don’t seep through. But most recycling systems in the U.S. a...

"Living Soil" documentary

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

As we end Healthy Soils Week 2020 in California, this is a good time to watch "Living Soil", a documentary about the importance of safeguarding soil health. “Educating consumers about the on-fa...

Passionfish in Pacific Grove: 10% online discount code (expires 12/22/2020)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Too tired to prepare dinner? Hop on over to our website and order your take out dinner! Use discount code FACEBOOK for 10% off! Discount applies to food only and cannot be combined with other offe...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...