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Happy Girl Kitchen | Pacific Grove

by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Happy Girl Kitchen's pickles and preserves were a fixture at the Ferry Building's farmers market in San Francisco ove...


tre2012 commented 7 hours ago

What Central Valley Farmers Wish to Tell City Counterparts

by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

" . . . how to bridge the cultural distance between rural and urban Americans that feels so much farther than the two...

Melanie Wong commented 2 days ago

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Hippizzazz | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

For National Pizza Day last week, I made my way to Hippizzazz (pronounced hippy-zzas) to try a slice. It opened in Se...

San Juan, PR

by CindyJ 6 months ago

We're heading to San Juan next week for a work/play trip (hubby works; I play). We'd really appreciate some dinner r...


debscher commented 12 days ago

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Why the Olympia Oyster Is Primed for a Comeback

by stevewi 16 days ago

See: I had some of these at Buoy Beer in ...

Thoughts or updates on CSFs in the Bay Area?

by Sablehart 1 month ago

I'm looking into signing up for a community supported fishery (CSF) and was wondering if any chowhounders had recomme...

Melanie Wong commented 17 days ago

Local Catch Monterey Bay - Community Supported Fishery

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

This week I read about Local Catch Monterey Bay, a community supported fishery (modeled after CSAs), distributing l...

Melanie Wong commented 17 days ago

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The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point | Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

In the handful of years since The Penny Ice Creamery opened in Santa Cruz, a few times I've failed to drop in when pa...

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Frank's Fish Market - Still Open in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

Reading that Frank's Fish Market had sold its building in the face of eminent domain and would likely close in Januar...

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School Lunch | Carmel, Seaside & Salinas high schools

by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

" . . . When you voluntarily agree to eat school lunch, you don't expect your co-workers to have experimental diet en...

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Can Fish Hubs Rebuild Demand for Local Fish?

by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

" . . . Still in the planning stages, the Monterey fish hub could take many forms—it could be a facility, entirely vi...

Far West Cider | Richmond

by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Among the local winners in this year's Good Food Awards is Far West Cider for its Orchard Blend #1 cider. Orchard Ble...

Melanie Wong commented 27 days ago

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AJ's Chevron Market, Natural Foods & Car Wash in Soquel

by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

This summer I had a chance to grab a bite twice at AJ's Mart in Soquel. Located in the Chevron station and car wash, ...

At farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction

by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Dorsey said he buys pork from a small Tallahassee farm through food supplier Master Purveyors. But Master Pur...

Melanie Wong commented 1 month ago

USDA: First Local Food Marketing Practices Survey Results

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"...The survey also concluded that more than 80 percent of all direct market food sales occurred within 100 miles of ...

Midlife commented 1 month ago

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4th Annual Guild Raising, 2/18, Forestville (Sonoma County)

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Every February, the statewide Farmers Guild community converges at Sonoma County’s Shone Farm (recently ranked the #...