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Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Craft Ice Cream by Harmony Valley Creamery | SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After the disastrous chili from Mint + Craft, I hoofed it back to the SLO farmers market for some ice cream. Harmony Valley Creamery Scoop Truck to the rescue! Late to report, I can't remember ...

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Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days 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...

Izakaya Rintaro July Fundraising for Old Skool Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

"For the month of July we will be donating ALL proceeds from the Chrysanthemum Liberty Duck Salad to @oldskoolcafe. Headquartered in Bayview/Hunter’s Point, Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run, jazz-them...

Princess Seafood Market & Deli - Fort Bragg (Mendocino County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In the course of reading everything I could find on social media for updates on last week's storms and disastrous flooding on California's North Coast, I came across the FB page for the F/V Princes...

Minazzoli Farms Cherries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

At the end of the season now, still I wanted to give a shout-out to Minazzoli Farms for the wonderful Rainier and Bing cherries I enjoyed from them this year. Picked ripe, clean and carefully selec...

The Cherokee Chefs Bringing Back North America’s Lost Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

" . . . Barton wasn’t just learning about a few forgotten ingredients—she was rediscovering an entire food culture. When ancient Greeks and people around the Mediterranean were pressing olives into...

Grow sourdough and contribute to science

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Forwarded from the University of California Cooperative Extension: "The Dunn lab at NC State wants YOUR help with an enormous study they're conducting to understand how geography and flour type ...

Farm to Pantry benefit: Summer Supper at Home, 6/20 & 6/21

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Farm to Pantry Supporters: Join Farm to Pantry on June 20th and/or 21st for a virtual celebration of Farm to Pantry's vital work in our community. Enjoy a meal with your family with warmth in y...

Oakland farmers band together to help feed frontline protesters amid demonstration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . but then Burns decided to post the campaign on Instagram to ask for donations and gain access to a commercial kitchen. The post helped assemble a group of farmers, who sell produce at the ...

April Pantry in Petaluma: Grand Opening June 1 to 5

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

A new breakfast, lunch and catering spot, April Pantry, welcomes the public to its grand opening this week. It features local food grown on its own farm. Online or phone ordering is available for t...

Four Star Seafood & Provisions | San Francisco & Bay Area delivery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Four Star Seafood & Provisions was a supplier to the City's top restaurants. With the collapse of the hospitality industry, it has pivoted to cater to consumers. Over the past couple months, the we...

Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

Happy Hour @ Central Market | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Just about a year ago I stopped by Central Market to call in a favor Chef Tony promised me. And stayed for happy hour (daily 5pm to 6pm) with a glass of Raventos I Blanc Rosé Cava brut, $16. Ch...

How to Crisis-Proof Our Food System

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

Carmel Valley Chophouse, Corkscrew, Jerome's, Cachagua General Store & Los Laureles Lodge in Carmel Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Talked to my friend in Carmel Valley about what food purveyors are open in her neck of the woods. She said she feels fortunate to have plenty of choices nearby, such as: Carmel Valley Chophouse ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

The Milkman Cometh - Moreda Family Farms Delivery to Sonoma and Marin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Petaluma's Moreda Family Farms is bringing back the milkman with home deliveries to Marin and Sonoma counties. In addition to its own cream-top, organic pasteurized milk from grass-fed, pastured co...