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Fresh From Our Farmers: Ma & Pa’s Garden

Ma and Pa’s Garden of Sebastopol has been a fixture at local farmers markets for more than two decades. Cliff Silva, with his big smile and impish eyes, is the face of the farm, as he’s the one who hauls the harvest to market and sings the praises of his wife Joy’s plant prowess. This fall, Ma & Pa’s harvest includes outstanding broccoli, some of the best potatoes you’ll ever taste, gorgeous celery root, Cheddar cauliflower, winter squash and heirloom… Read More »

What are you eating today?

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I invite readers to share what will be on the table today. So, here’s your chance, tell us what’s on the menu and where you got the ingredients. I’ll start: I’ve made a salad of green beans, potatoes, radishes, cucumbers, red onions and hard boiled eggs and dressed it with lemon-parsley vinaigrette. Alongside, I’ll have Pepper Road Ranch chicken, with Santa Rosa plums for dessert. Green beans are from The Patch,… Read More »

The History of the Santa Rosa Farmers Market

This Sunday evening on my radio show, Mouthful, the Wine Country’s Most Delicious Hour, I’ll be exploring the history of the Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market. I tend to keep what I do on my two food-related radio shows separate from what I do in print but I’m posting about it here because I think it is an urgent topic. The show will include a recorded interview with one of the market’s original founders, a live discussion with the current… Read More »