Two Easy Ways to Help Lake County

There are two easy ways to help victims of the Valley Fire this Thursday, one in west county, another south of Sonoma.

By | September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Middleton Farm Lives On!!!

Middleton Farm lives on, with new owners who will follow in Nancy Skall's talented footsteps.

By | April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Bloomfield Farms

Since Mike Collins relaunched his certified-organic Bloomfield Farms about three years ago, it has established itself as one of the heavy hitters of local produce, with a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a presence at Bay Area farmers markets and farm events that draw scores of visitors from both [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|1 Comment

Rules For Teachers: Nothing New

As surprised as I was to read this morning's article that the Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese is requiring all its school teachers, Catholic or not, to sign an agreement affirming a number of Catholic beliefs, there was also something familiar about it. (You can read this morning's article here.) [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sonrisa Family Farms

Everything at Sonrisa Family Farm in Petaluma seems to radiate with an inner glow, a sense of purpose, of intention and of beauty. The first word that came to mind as farmer Lisa Colorado lead me around the five acres where she and her husband have lived for more than [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Crab, Crab and More Crab

In this week's Mouthful column, I promise to post details about upcoming crab feeds as there are simply too many to include in the column. Here are the ones taking place in the next few days. I'll continue to add more as they approach. Several high school crab [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|1 Comment

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Original Market This SUNDAY

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market will take place this Sunday, not Saturday. The change is for this week only. This shift is necessary because of a previously scheduled event at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Events at the Center are scheduled many months in advance and all [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|2 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Laguna Farm

In the 1980s, three pioneer farmers--Jeff Dawson of Grandview Farm, Leonard Diggs of The Farmery and Scott Mathieson of Laguna Farm--began growing mesclun, a French-inspired mix of salad greens harvested, leaf by tiny leaf, young. Before long, mesclun from Sonoma County began appearing on restaurant menus as far away as [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|1 Comment

More about Halal & Kosher

In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I explore the halal and kosher, the food traditions of Jewish and Muslim cultures, respectively . In that column, I promise to promise to post Imam Ali Siddiqui's recipe for chickpeas, which you'll find below. I also promised to post a [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|3 Comments

Cloverdale on Saturday: Crafts Fair + Gram Parsons Birthday Concert

Tomorrow, Cloverdale is the place to be, especially if you love the music of the late Gram Parsons, who was born on November 5, 1946. Doug Jayne has once again pulled together a birthday tribute concert, an evening of Cosmic American Music, which, decades after Parsons' death in [...]

By | November 2nd, 2012|0 Comments