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From the Dock to your Door: Seafood Subscriptions (CSFs) come to the Bay Area

From the Dock to your Door: Seafood Subscriptions (CSFs) come to the Bay Area

| July 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

What if you want fresh local seafood that hasn’t been frozen and flown thousands of miles to sit in a display case for a week? Enter “community supported fisheries.” Modeled after community supported agriculture (CSAs), CSFs in the Bay Area provide members with a weekly or monthly supply of fish and shellfish from the California Coast.

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Bring Home the Bacon or Put It in a Meat Locker?

Bring Home the Bacon or Put It in a Meat Locker?

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re suddenly the proud owner of 25 pounds of pork or chicken, your freezer may feel the hurt. So marketers at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, N.Y., are piloting a community meat locker where consumers can store large quantities of meat purchased through meat shares.

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Foodie Holiday Wishlist: Top 10 from the Bay Area

Foodie Holiday Wishlist: Top 10 from the Bay Area

| December 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

This holiday season, support local businesses while giving someone a gift they’ll devour and won’t dream of re-gifting.

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Roasted Beet Salad with Fried Summer Squash and Figs

Roasted Beet Salad with Fried Summer Squash and Figs

| September 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

I finally jumped on the CSA wagon and I must admit, it was kind of like Christmas when my first box arrived, full of the lingering summer’s bounty.
Summer Bounty Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Lavender-Scented Fried Summer Squash, Chevre, Figs, Cucumber Relish and a Balsamic Reduction

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Mariquita Farms Mystery Box Magnificence

Mariquita Farms Mystery Box Magnificence

| February 9, 2009 | 8 Comments

I know much has already been said about the Mystery Box from Mariquita Farm — both here on Bay Area Bites and elsewhere — but I can’t stop myself from adding one more paean of praise for this marvelous arrangement.

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The Rising Cost of Food, Part 2 of 2

The Rising Cost of Food, Part 2 of 2

| April 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I mentioned the rising cost of food around the world. It’s been a hot topic lately, and reports are becoming more grim. Costs are starting to hit home in our supermarkets, and warehouse retail chains are even beginning to restrict volume (20 pound) rice sales due to supply issues. Most sustainable food […]

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CSAs and Farmers’ Markets

CSAs and Farmers’ Markets

| April 24, 2008 | 7 Comments

Ever since I visited Hidden Villa, I’ve been thinking of CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). CSAs are programs where subscribers can receive a weekly box or basket of seasonal produce in exchange for either a share in a farm (usually paid upfront at the start of a season) or a weekly or monthly payment. These programs […]

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Mariquita Farm Mystery Box

Mariquita Farm Mystery Box

| August 7, 2007 | 3 Comments

Last Thursday, I made my way to Piccino, a small new pizza restaurant occupying a street corner in Dogpatch, to participate in an interesting new San Francisco ritual. I looked for the minivan full of vegetables, handed over $25 for a giant box of produce, and then sat down to eat dinner with some friends, […]

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