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Sebastopol’s K & L Bistro Reopens Monday, after an extensive & spiffy remodel

  Last week, after an extensive remodel that began in late January or early February, K & L Bistro (119 South Main St.) hosted a soft opening, with a staff dinner one night and two nights of service. This Saturday there will be a Champagne reception and then on Monday it is business as usual, so to speak. With the expansion comes extended days and hours. The restaurant will now be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. K… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol’s New Family Farm

New Family Farm is one of Sonoma County’s few horse-powered agricultural endeavors. Farming partners Adam Davidoff and Ryan Power use five working-breed horses to prepare their fields sometime in May, after rainwater has receded, and the horses are used again to cultivate between rows of crops and to harvest potatoes. It is part of the duo’s overall plan of farming as close to the earth as possible. The land is certified organic. Farming techniques focus on building soil and keeping… Read More »

Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Sebastopol’s Screamin’ Mimi’s

This afternoon, I took my pups Joey and Lark for a walk in downtown Sebastopol, one of their favorite things to do because they know exactly which businesses keep dog treats on hand and where they stash them. As we turned the corner of Petaluma Ave. and Bodega Ave., the street was crowded with people enjoying ice cream scooped from bins inside coolers set on tables outside Screamin’ Mimi’s. At first I thought they were celebrated something–the end of school,… Read More »

Feeding My Dogs Joey & Lark: March 2013 Update

If I can cook for humans, I asked myself, I should be able to cook for canines, right? Right! Only there’s not a lot of cooking involved.… Read More »

The Curious Strategies of Insects: Science Buzz Cafe Tonight

Frederique Lavoipierre, founder of Insecta-Palooza, will speak tonight at Coffee Catz (6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol) at 6:30 p.m., as part of Science Buzz Cafe, a very cool ongoing endeavor devoted to “bringing science and curiosity back into culture.” Admission is a cup of coffee, a bowl or chili or chili or some other yummy thing to eat or drink. Frederique’s talk will focus on the remarkable techniques insects have developed to protect themselves from the many dangers they face. They… Read More »

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 »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Harvest Season Is In Full Swing

The season of abundance, which arcs over summer and fall, is in full swing, with all sixteen of our farmers markets open, offering twenty-three market days each week. Markets take place everyday but Monday and on certain days–Wednesdays, for example–you have a choice of three or four markets. If you’ve been wanting to shift your shopping habits from supermarket-based to farmers-market-based, now is the best time. With nearly everything we need to stock our pantries, larders and refrigerators available, it… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in October

The Sebastopol farmers market is beautiful and inviting in October. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time, so that you can enjoy the community of the market as well as the best fruits and vegetables you can find anywhere.… Read More »