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Organics

Sakara Review: I Tried a Superfood Detox Meal Delivery Service and Didn't Starve

Sakara is a pre-cooked meal delivery service that is 100% plant-based, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Celebs like Chrissy Teigen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lily Aldridge are among the brand’s fans...
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U.S. farmers stalk fraudulent imports to save their markets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

" . . . Sales of organic food have more than doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, to $48 billion a year, but U.S. acreage devoted to organic grain has not kept up. Less than 1% of row...

Bananas are getting cheaper

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Price is such a powerful indicator because it’s all shoppers really see, beyond the color. Other critical factors in banana production—those that have to do with labor issues, worker compen...

Rent-a-shochet for organic kosher meat in Pacific Northwest???

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by Betsy Hoffmeister 14 years ago

A great debate is transpiring in my corner of the Pacific Northwest, between the kosher keeping folks, the organic eating folks, and the folks like me who want to do both. In our house we buy almo...

Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Organic and conventional vegetables are grown in similar ways, so the price difference tends to be lower. Organic farmers can save money by not using pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, bu...

29 Palms, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree Options...

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by DavyLeo 6 months ago

Hey All.. Moving to the area for awhile to help family member out... Im in LA, I'm a healthy eater. Grass fed meats, wild fish, organic veggies and fruits, I know the options are limited, Can driv...

Heritage Turkeys for Sale! [Sebastopol, Sonoma County]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

A few heritage birds raised by 4-H kids still left from Slow Food Russian River's annual sale.

subtle, wonderful Cafe Campesino in Santa Cruz

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by eldub 9 years ago

I've been wanting to try this little spot in downtown Santa Cruz because of its good reputation. Cafe Campesino did not disappoint. The ingredients are organic and sustainable. They advertise as '...

Alisal Certified Farmers Market | East Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Hmmm, a long time since I've said anything about my favorite farmers market in Salinas. https://www.chowhound.com/post/catalan-farms-organic-salsas-relishes-alisal-certified-912681 I particularl...

New Seasons Market, Williams | Eliot - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

The New Seasons Market on Williams was the neighborhood grocery store for our recent stay in Portland. My final visit before heading home followed my stop at Compass Coffee Roasting https://www.cho...

Saturday Morning Portland Farmers Market @ Portland State University

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

One of my favorite things when I travel is to visit the farmers market and food halls to learn about the kinds of local foods in season. The year-round Portland Farmers Market was a mecca in this r...

Three Sisters Nixtamal Tortillas @ Portland Farmers Market @ PSU

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Continuing our rounds of the Saturday morning Portland Farmers Market, https://www.chowhound.com/post/boyco-foods-buckwheat-honey-portland-farmers-market-psu-1076079, I was happy to see that the mo...

Silvas Orchards | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Intrigued by the signs near the road offering peaches, I pulled into Silvas Orchards (2599 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA) . This is actually across the street and a little bit south of Silvas Apple...

Straus Organic Chocolate Milk

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

A month ago I tasted Straus Family Creamery's new organic whole chocolate milk. I actually walked past the sample table because I don't normally drink fluid milk. But then I doubled back, well, bec...

The Jerk House | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Last month I stopped by The Jerk House in Santa Cruz for an early dinner. One of the specials of the day was jerk wild salmon with sides, $25. While the salmon itself was fine, and barely done as I...

The Kefiry in Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Last month I had a chance to try some of the live culture, fresh brewed water kefirs at The Kefiry in Sebastopol. It's a couple doors down from Hole in the Wall. The first taste I was offered wa...

Alma Semillera Tortillas de Maiz Azul (blue corn tortillas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Picked up a pack of Tortillas de Maiz Azul from Alma Semillera's booth at the Saturday morning Healdsburg farmers market. The ingredients are simply water, organic corn masa harina and lime. They'r...

Marionberries @ Hector's Honey | Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Last week I scored some organic Marionberries from Hector's Honey at the Santa Rosa original farmers market. Hector's Honey is based in Fulton and sells at a number of farmers markets in Sonoma Cou...

Taylor Lane Organic Coffee | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Sebastopol's Taylor Maid Farms Coffee celebrated 25 years and rebranded itself as Taylor Lane Organic Coffee. Recently I stopped at the Petaluma location next to Whole Foods for a fast morning cup ...

Della Fattoria Cafe | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When my plans in Petaluma fell through, I headed over to Della Fattoria Cafe for a solo lunch. A few months ago, it expanded meal service into the adjacent event space and re-organized the retail b...

Acre Coffee (and Donuts) | East Side - Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last year my pre-BBQ morning cup came from Acre's Roastery location, https://www.chowhound.com/post/acre-coffee-roastery-cafe-petaluma-sonoma-county-1037981 . This time I dropped in on the new Eas...