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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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Acme Bread in Ferry Plaza Selling Flour

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Last week I posted about the neighborhood sourdough starter giveaways because bakers yeast is sold out everywhere. Now folks are running out of flour in this time of Coronavirus. Acme Bread, the fa...

Belcampo Restaurant | Hillsdale - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

One year and seven days after Belcampo Meat Company shut down its Palo Alto and San Francisco Russian Hill restaurants/stores, the new restaurant in San Mateo's Hillsdale shopping center is slated ...

Churn Urban Creamery | Portola District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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...

Op-Ed: California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . This vision focuses on upgrading food quality and freshness, serving more climate-friendly, plant-based and organic food, supporting local farmers, developing food and garden education prog...

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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 1 year 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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...