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Organics

The Best Places to Buy Humane & Organic Chicken Online

With mounting concerns about mass-produced and factory-farmed poultry and folks trying to limit trips to the market, we looked into some alternatives, including the best certified humane and organic...
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Estero Cafe | Valley Ford - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 hours ago

Way back in February, in the before times, I started my day with brunch at Estero Cafe in the hamlet of Valley Ford. My mission was to indulge in the chicken fried steak, prepped in-house using Ste...

Potica @ Blossom's Farmstore & Coffeeshop, Corralitos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

On the hottest Sunday in August, I had an initial visit to Blossom's Farmstore in Corralitos after shopping at the farmers market. Thanks to Carl for the recommendation! https://www.chowhound.com/p...

Petaluma's Liberty Duck direct to consumer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

When I've indulged in bring-your-own duck to be cooked at a favorite Chinese restaurant https://www.chowhound.com/post/countdown-year-boar-royal-feast-millbrae-1087368 or gone on a Liberty Duck coo...

9/30 Party With The Freys & Ecofarm Celebrate 40 Years Of Certified Organic & Biodynamic™ Wines

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Place your wine order by 9/22/20 to receive your wines in time for the event! https://www.freywine.com/product/Kwaya-Virtual-Tasting-with-EcoFarm?pageID=A2E077C1-9E75-5D55-26A2-A8C1F42AC309&sortBy...

Despite the Pandemic, These Independent Bay Area Food Producers Are Thriving

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Five examples of San Francisco Bay Area independent food purveyors that are thriving during the pandemic: • The flour miller, Capay Mills https://www.instagram.com/capay_mills/ direct-to-consume...

Swanton Strawberries TODAY in Marin & Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The CZU Lightning Complex Fire reached Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport but miraculously caused no significant damage. Swanton will resume farmers market sales today in Marin and Menlo Park. Please ...

Silvas Orchards | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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...

Dry Creek Peach, Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Saturday night my friend Annette capped off her salmon dinner with a blissful bellini sorbetto made with local white peaches. Try as I might, i couldn't get her to divulge the Sebastopol orchard ...

Trinity River Farm | Willow Creek - Humboldt County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Speaking of peaches, the ones from my friend's organic family farm are ripe and ready now. Trinity River Farm 2443 Hwy 96 Willow Creek, CA 95573 Day Ph: (530) 629-3200 Evening Ph: (530) 629-...

Fresh Piment d'Espelette grown by Preston Farm & Winery - Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This season's most exciting find at the farmers market so far are the fresh red Piment d'Espelette grown by Lou Preston at his biodynamic farm. This is the signature chile pepper of the Basque hear...

Ethel's Bagels in Petaluma?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Another new bagel artisan I'm curious about . . . Ethel's Bagels in Petaluma. Anyone tried these? It sells via online ordering and delivers weekly to Sonoma County, Marin, San Francisco and the...

Wanderlust Creamery | Old Pasadena

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

In October, I had a chance to celebrate Filipino American History Month with limited edition Pinoy flavors at Wanderlust Creamery's new location in Pasadena. This branch in Old Town had opened five...

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams | San Luis Obispo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I'm going to attempt to post about the many fine creameries I've tried across the state since last summer. In November, I deadheaded north from Pasadena t...

"Spaghetti" Ice Cream @ Cruz Creamery in Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last fall I set out to try Polar Bear Ice Cream, an old school brand made in Santa Cruz that has recently been reincarnated with the original recipes. I'd never been much of a fan of Marianne's, th...

Inzana Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A couple weeks ago I bought some spectacular fresh figs from Inzana Ranch at the Monday evening farmers market in Pacific Grove. I tried a couple peaches too and these were luscious, tree-ripened, ...

The Lost Art of Growing Blueberries With Fire

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

“In the frenzy of 19th-century industrialization, though, the ancient custom largely fell by the wayside. The communal task of burning uneven, rocky fields by hand was exchanged for mechanized burn...

J & P Organics retirement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Wow, I just read my weekly email from J & P Organics that has been providing weekly organic produce deliveries from Castroville for 14+ years announcing its retirement. It's had a banner season wit...

Quintessence Sorbet | Port Costa & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Members of the Chowhound community experienced the ecstasy of discovering Scream Sorbet at our picnic in 2008 at the launch, and then our collective mourning over its demise in 2013. https://www.ch...

Oakland farmers band together to help feed frontline protesters amid demonstration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . but then Burns decided to post the campaign on Instagram to ask for donations and gain access to a commercial kitchen. The post helped assemble a group of farmers, who sell produce at the ...

The Milkman Cometh - Moreda Family Farms Delivery to Sonoma and Marin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Petaluma's Moreda Family Farms is bringing back the milkman with home deliveries to Marin and Sonoma counties. In addition to its own cream-top, organic pasteurized milk from grass-fed, pastured co...