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Jerome's Carmel Valley Market

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Last year I'd posted that Jerome's in Carmel Valley was well-stocked with flour and other provisions that were in short supply elsewhere. https://www.chowhound.com/post/carmel-valley-chophouse-cork...

Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar's Monday Night Fried Chicken Special | Pacific Grove – Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Around the corner from the Pacific Grove certified farmers market, one of my favorite restaurants, Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar, started offering a Monday night fried chicken dinner special, $26, dur...

Bear Foods, Chelan WA

kaleokahu
by kaleokahu 16 days ago

Anyone who's spent much time is this resort and winery town in Central Washington probably already knows that grocery and dry goods shopping there isn't fulfilling or enlightening. Yes, there's a ...

$655M and new regulations to strengthen meat industry competition

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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...

Chez Panisse Farm Boxes and Pantry Goods, Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chez Panisse has joined the gaggle of restaurants helping consumers get their hands on top quality fresh produce and pantry items. Its online shop opens for orders on Friday at noon (and sells out ...

Corralitos foodshed

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Do you shop at the Corralitos Farm & Garden market on Sundays from 11 to 2? I just learned about it. Mariquita's flowers are there. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBs-Ac2hgSQt6Ql20O8yWN432seysnGc7nLq...

Communion Bakehouse | Sellwood - SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The absolutely best food I had in Portland was on the first day of my visit, Aug 21, 2019, at Communion Bakehouse. So much more praise dancing in my head to heap on this spot beyond my IG post of t...

2021 Monterey Bay Salmon Season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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...

Sonoma County Apple Trail, August-October 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

New this year, Sonoma County Farm Trails has set up a web resource, the Apple Trail, devoted to all things apple-related. While the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair has been cancelled this year du...

Caleb Zigas announces departure from La Cocina

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

After 16 years and in line with a succession plan in place since 2016, Caleb Zigas has announced his departure from La Cocina by year-end. What a remarkable run you've had! Can't wait to see wh...

How to shop for sustainable seafood

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Lovewell shared three simple things to keep in mind while shopping for sustainable seafood: 1. Eat American seafood caught locally or regionally preferably. 2. Eat seasonal variety, no...

Healdsburg’s Downtown Bakery & Creamery for Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

After 35 years on the Healdsburg Plaza, Kathleen Stewart has put her iconic bakery up for sale and plans to retire. From the broker’s quote, sounds like it will sell fast, so revisit and stock up o...

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 3 months 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...

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 3 months 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 4 months 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...