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Cafe Sierra Negra to open in Abiquiú

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

While I was sad to read that Flourchild's Bakery https://www.chowhound.com/post/abiquiu-ghost-ranch-bodes-general-store-flourchilds-bakery-1087428 closed this summer, a victim of the pandemic, the ...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Today the crab fleets in California and Oregon reached price agreement with wholesalers to start the season. Yesterday's offer from the fishers was $3.10 per pound. https://wildrivers.lostcoastoutp...

GTA CSA subscriptions

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by burkie 10 months ago

Hi Toronto food friends - As I'm not able to support local farmers and producers at the market right now, does anyone have a good CSA recommendation? I know farmers won't really have much in terms ...

Intrepid shoppers at winter Farmers Market, Ossining...

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by gutreactions 11 days ago

It was a cold morning, but we decided to take a drive to the outdoor Winter Farmers Market in Ossining. It operates Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There were perhaps 6 or 7 vendors in place whe...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Live California Spot Prawns | K-Dock, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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,...

Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 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...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

Ruth Reichl Wants to Fix the Food Landscape

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . We need to start paying attention to the people who raise our food—the farmers, the fishermen, the ranchers, the dairy people. We need to understand how important they are. It’s really a ma...

Chef Mark Malicki's Bodega Oyster Cult | Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Bodega Oyster Cult opened today, Saturday March 31, a new project from Chef Mark Malicki. I'd heard rumors about it and visited him two weeks ago to see what was up.

Marla Bakery & Catering opening soon in Windsor, Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A year ago, the popular Marla Baker & Restaurant in San Francisco announced that it would be closing and moving to Santa Rosa. Huh, what, how cool! was my reaction to that news and I've been keepin...

Crown Point Catering & Great Plates Delivered

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

This morning I read this rave review of Crown Point Catering's meals served to the Great Plates Delivered program and wanted to pass it on to locals who might have the opportunity to use its servic...

PizzaLeah | Windsor - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The weekend before Election Day, I figured I should provision myself to hunker down for a week or so in case there was social unrest ahead. I bought fresh ingredients to cook at home, got cash, and...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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...

Secret Bakery | Salinas & Greenfield

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

One of this season's farmers market discoveries is Secret Bakery, vending at the Oldtown Salinas market on Saturday morning's or at Flora's Farm in Greenfield on Sundays. The cottage baker works ma...

12/11 Hollister's Art of Eating: Pick-Up Dinner Benefit for the Arts

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"The San Benito County Arts Council proudly presents a December Art of Eating: Pick-Up Dinner Benefit for the Arts . This farm to your table event will consist of a family style, pick-up dinner pre...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

Apple Raspberry Crumb Pie at The Farm in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Maybe you've noticed the giant sculptures by John Cerney depicting workers in the fields on Hwy 68 driving out of Salinas just before you go over the river? That's The Farm, the grower and farmstan...