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Organics

Where to Buy Humane & Organic Chicken Online

With so many concerns about mass-produced, factory-farmed poultry we looked into alternatives and it turns out there are plenty. Here are some of the best certified humane and organic chicken you can...
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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...

Salvaje | Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

Salvaje is a newish wine bar in Palo Alto specializing in "natural" wines. Anyone tried this spot? I was there in August with a friend. I did ask for advice on choosing one of the orange wines o...

Mission Hill Creamery | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

Despite having tried and liked Mission Hill's when it opened in 2010 https://www.chowhound.com/post/fabulous-news-ice-cream-groupies-santa-cruz-728967 , some how it took me till Summer 2018 to retu...

Kong's Burger & Cafe | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

Who remembers the neighborhood convenience store, Kong's Market in Pleasure Point, famous for its egg rolls? I tried them during our stay at a beach house in October 2011. https://www.chowhound.co...

Handline | Fast Fresh Masa & Sustainable Seafood - Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Last week I joined a friend for a preview of Handline in Sebastopol. Featuring California Coastal cuisine, Handline opens its door to the public today. Hours will be 11am to 10pm daily. A long-time...

Chokola Bean to Bar | Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

From Taos Pueblo https://www.chowhound.com/post/pueblo-bread-taos-pueblo-1087607 , I headed back to my hotel to check-out. But not before investigating the source of the early morning whiff of caca...

The Love Apple | Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

From lunch at Zuly's Cafe, https://www.chowhound.com/post/zulys-cafe-dixon-nm-1087580 , I pushed on to my overnight in Taos. I recommend highly choosing the low road route when driving north into...

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

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by DavyLeo 12 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...

MEarth Carmel Valley: U-Pick Community Harvest Market (ongoing through Nov 25th)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"SHARE IN THE BOUNTY! Join us in the bountiful Organic Gardens for a U-Pick Community Harvest Market on Monday afternoons! Pick your own produce and pick up some delicious recipes to cook up what...

VooDoo Love | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

On the corner of the block where I get my car serviced, Voodoo Love opened last month serving up New Orleans Creole dishes. Having enjoyed the food and drink offerings of the previous occupant of t...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

Kantine | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Back in May I enjoyed a solo breakfast at Kantine. At that point it had been open for almost a year. On a brisk and windy day, the outdoor seating was not an inviting option. Thought I’d laze her...

‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Now our farmers markets have become battlegrounds. " . . . But changes in the market’s atmosphere were obvious. Police patrolled between the stands. People eyed the emergency vehicles blocking o...

The Bagel Mill. Petaluma CA

Cynsa
by Cynsa 6 months ago

From July 3, 2019. Chewy bagels at 212 Western Avenue, Petaluma CA 94952. 707.293.3540... I was thrift store browsing and to my delight discovered a new bagel destination. This is the real deal.

Suggestion for organic version of cheerios

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by helmswoman 6 months ago

After the revelation of high glyphosate content in cheerios, I am looking for a substitute for my favorite breakfast cereal (original, not the honey or other flavors with extra sweeteners). I've tr...

Bob's Well Bread Bakery | Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The delivery van for Bob's Well Bread Bakery was in the lane next to me on 101 on Sunday's drive south for a good bit as we approached SLO. So naturally I was curious about it. The owner of the bak...

U.S. farmers stalk fraudulent imports to save their markets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months 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 8 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 15 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 11 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...