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Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days 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 1 month 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months 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...

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...

Acre Coffee (and Donuts) | East Side - Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Bob's Well Bread Bakery | Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

Bay Area Bites Taste Test: Local, Sustainable Whole Milk

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

A taste-off by KQED's Bay Area Bites of six top California dairies whole milk along with info on pasteurization, homogenization, etc.