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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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Catching up with Chef Rick Vargas at Sebastopol’s La Bodega in the Sonoma Wine Shop

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

News that Chef Vargas was cooking at La Bodega in the Sonoma Wine Shop, as reported here was cause enough for celebration, Sonoma: La Bodega Cheese and Pasta in the Sonoma Wine Shop? http://chowh...

Essential Chocolate Bunny by Volo Chocolate

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Well, i've already consumed my Easter bunny. Bean-to-bar producer, Volo Chocolate unveiled the Essential Chocolate Bunny complete with masks and injection site bandaid for the COVID-19 Easter s...

2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

New editions of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists.

Sonoma Swamp Blues farm closing sale, 12/24-?, Sebastopol (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Organic mature blueberry plants and farm equipment for sale starting December 24, 10am to 3pm, on days when it is not raining. 7000 Occidental Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone 707.293.4802

Bryant Lake Bowl | Minneapolis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

This drone video to publicize Bryant Lake Bowl during the pandemic has won critical acclaim and gone viral. Checking here, the local 'hounds have recommended the spot for breakfast, birthday partie...

Growing Asian Vegetables in Cool Summers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Thursday, March 4 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm "This workshop will cover the basics of cultivating different varieties of Asian vegetables in the cool summers of the Bay Areas coastline. We will explore...

Humid, mildewy smelling garlic?

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by joeelgringo 2 months ago

So I regularly buy a certain organic brand of garlic at my local Shoprite (NJ grocery store chain). Last month when I bought it I noticed that the garlic came from Spain instead of Mexico, where it...

Belcampo Bone Broth Subscriptions | San Mateo & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Belcampo's PR agency reached out with "Belcampo’s new 30-day and 90-day Bone Broth Subscriptions are making immune-supporting meals more accessible to residents in The Bay Area with how inexpensiv...

Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine To-Go | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

In September I finally had a chance to drop by Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine in San Mateo, where it had reopened a couple years ago after a long run in San Francisco. My last taste of Minako'...

12/11 Hollister's Art of Eating: Pick-Up Dinner Benefit for the Arts

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"The San Benito County Arts Council proudly presents a December Art of Eating: Pick-Up Dinner Benefit for the Arts . This farm to your table event will consist of a family style, pick-up dinner pre...

Swanton strawberries in Davenport [moved from San Francisco board]

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by walker 10 years ago

Last summer I picked (organic, of course) Swanton strawberries in Davenport -- have you been there? What's the best time to go? (Loved it.)

Ellen Straus’ Pie Crust Recipe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Sharing the rich pie crust recipe from the matriarch of the Straus family . . . if you can't get Straus butter where you're located, you'll need to find a substitute that matches the 85% butterfat ...

Estero Cafe | Valley Ford - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months 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 6 months 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 12 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

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by Melanie Wong 7 months 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

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by Melanie Wong 7 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 7 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 ...