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The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

5th Annual Massachusetts Eat Local Month, August 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 hours ago

Sharing this email message: "We have a number of exciting programs coming up with the Sustainable Business Network of MA! The 5th Annual Massachusetts Eat Local Month is a statewide campaign...

First Gravensteins!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

Andy's Produce on Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol has a beautiful disply of the first crop of Gravenstein apples today, shown here - http://static.flickr.com/72/200709998_494c42551e_o.jpg The o...

$655M and new regulations to strengthen meat industry competition

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

" . . . The meat industry has long been dominated by a few big players, a system that has been exposed in the recent past both by pandemic-related shortages and the litany of investigations, lawsui...

2021 Monterey Bay Salmon Season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

After a two-week pause, Monterey Bay salmon season started up again on June 16 and continues till June 30, and is joined by the opening of the season northward up to Point Arena. https://wildlife.c...

Churn Urban Creamery | Portola District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Churn Urban Creamery morphed from pop-ups to a storefront last summer. The location is the former Johnson's BBQ (https://www.chowhound.com/post/pays-listen-chef-johnsons-barbeque-20301), vacant sin...

GIO Gelati | Cow Hollow - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

GIO (Gelato Italiano Originale) opened about six months ago on Union Street. With its own pasteurizer, GIO is making gelato from scratch using Clover milk and traditional recipes. Sorbetti are vega...

Massie and Pingree Introduce Landmark Bill on Custom Meat Processing - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...'Until 1967, states were able to set their own regulations for meat processing,' explained FTCLDF President Pete Kennedy. 'The Wholesome Meat Act of 1967 was sold to the public as a consumer pr...

Berkeley's Three Stone Hearth needs its Mason jars back

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley that prides itself on sustainable packaging for its food products has put out another call to try to get its Mason jars back and refund customer deposits. The nationa...

Blenheim Apricots from Heritage Park @ Community Center farmstand, Sunnyvale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

No one was happier than I to learn that Blenheim apricots from the Orchard Heritage Park stand of about 800 trees managed by Charlie Olson are available for sale right now at Community Center in Su...

Point Reyes Roadhouse

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 months ago

Yesterday I drove into Point Reyes Station, and there at the southern entrance was a new (to me) place, Point Reyes Roadhouse, where the Marin Sun Farms place had been. I had lunch there, choosing ...

Lil Woody's/Great State Burger

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by equinoise 2 months ago

A joint review seemed in order for these two multi-location Seattle burger emporia. Both are similar in their embrace of a Shake Shack-oriented trend (founded in 2004) favoring a kind of nostalgic...

Juneteenth on the Waterfront, June 19, San Francisco Ferry Building

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Join us for Juneteenth on the Waterfront this Saturday, June 19 from 8am-2pm! Celebrate local Black-owned businesses and commemorate this historic holiday with a day of community and delicious ...

Lily | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Lily, a new Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco by Chef Rob Lam, opened in October. Last month I dropped in for a solo lunch. Two four-top tables on the shaded sidewalk were available as an o...

Fish (Sausalito)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 months ago

The posts about Fish in Sausalito seem to all be several years old, so after I went there with a friend yesterday (first time in several years) I thought I'd speak up. We arrived at 11:30 am, think...

Lou's Takeaway in San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Lou's Takeaway has been on my list of places to try for more than a year now. But the restrictions of the pandemic and limitations of knowing exactly when I'd be nearby to place a coveted order hav...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months 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...

Has the American-Grown Truffle Finally Broken Through?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

But don’t congratulate her yet. “We were never doing this just to make money,” Rosborough says. “The goal has always been to get this technology into the hands of small farmers. If, in a few years,...

Paella Friday at Stone Creek Kitchen in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Last Friday with sunny skies and temperatures pushing 80 degrees in Monterey, Mom and I lunched al fresco at Stone Creek Kitchen. This was our first time here. I was drawn by the promise of paella,...

Swanton strawberries in Davenport [moved from San Francisco board]

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by walker 10 years ago

Last summer I picked (organic, of course) Swanton strawberries in Davenport -- have you been there? What's the best time to go? (Loved it.)