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Organics

Where to Buy Humane & Organic Chicken Online

With mounting concerns about mass-produced and factory-farmed poultry, we looked into some alternatives, including the best certified humane and organic chicken you can buy online and where to get organic...
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Quintessence Sorbet | Port Costa & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day 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 1 month 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 2 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...

Guerneville Bank Club | History, Art, Design, Ice Cream & Pie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Guerneville Bank Club opened last summer with the tag line "History, Art, Design, Ice Cream & Pie". Pies are courtesy of Chile Pies Baking Company in San Francisco. http://www.chowhound.com/po...

Petaluma's Liberty Duck direct to consumer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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...

Red Brassica rapa v. chinensis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

At Saturday morning's Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, I picked up a bunch of this purple-red leafed, green-stemmed Chinese brassica grown by Sebastopol's Singing Frog Farm. When I ask...

Churn Urban Creamery | Portola District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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...

Handline | Fast Fresh Masa & Sustainable Seafood - Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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...

Sourdough Starter from Acme Bread in Ferry Plaza

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Acme Bread's bakery in Ferry Plaza has been giving away sourdough starter on a first come, first served basis. This video from Michael, an Acme baker, shows how to refresh the starter. Acme Bre...

Keith Giusto Bakery Supply Co. | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Keith Giusto Bakery Supply Company moved to a new location and now has a retail shop (M-F, 8 to 5) in addition to its wholesale side. I noticed the banner flying east of Hwy 101. Central Milling or...

Free organic veggies for delivery to Long Beach seniors

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" ***Alert!! Seniors 65 & Older! ***Free*** Veggies From an Organic Garden Delivered for FREE! Hello!! ***Calling all seniors 65 & older*** There is a major surplus of veggies from a local ga...

Acme Bread in Ferry Plaza Selling Flour

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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 4 months 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 ...

Della Fattoria Cafe | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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 6 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 6 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 7 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...

Chokola Bean to Bar | Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 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 7 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...