Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.
Tag: organic farmers
AB 1871 raises the daily stall fee for each vendor at a certified farmers’ market in California. Those fees would pay for county inspections to help insure produce labeled organic is, actually, organic.
The pot of chives was waiting for me in Moraga. Little did I know there was an entire afternoon of wonder in store for me when I went to pick it up. With just his hands, a shovel and a wheelbarrow, 79-year old Ze’ev Vered has shaped seven terraces of gardens and orchards. Trees bearing […]
Several varietals of Far West Fungi mushrooms On Sunday, I participated in the CUESA Coastal Harvest Farm Tour — a tour of Far West Fungi Farm and Yerena Farms in Moss Landing. Walking on to the Far West Fungi farm was like no other farm I’d other seen. It can as aptly be described as […]
Huckleberry Potatoes, Little Organic Farm Open many books about fresh vegetables and you will find a section in which the author laments about the commonality of the term “new potatoes.” We’ve all seen new potatoes referred to on menus and in supermarkets across the country, but the truth is that what we find are rarely […]
As one of my colleagues said the other day, the farmers markets are “lousy with strawberries.” I don’t mind the glut, as my own last meal would be a bowl of strawberries, a taste of life short and sweet. The best way to eat the fruit is whole, out of hand, one after the other […]
In New York in early May, I found myself on a Thursday evening with cancelled plans. Thank goodness for Dorie Greenspan. She immediately invited me to her sit-down interview with Patricia Wells that evening at the Alliance Francaise. Patricia was in town promoting her new book, Vegetable Harvest. Dorie and Patricia are such good friends […]
This Sunday June 10th I will be teaching my second Seasonal Fruit Dessert class in North Berkeley from 1 – 3:30 pm. Might you wish to join me as I conjure a number of sweets simple and complex, whose main focus is fruits at the peak of their early summer season’s best? Those who took […]
It’s that time of year. When Bay Area markets are jumping with stone fruits. Names whimsical, actual and unpronounceable and downright silly fill signage over mysterious glowing orbs. People want to know, “What’s the difference between a pluot and a plumcot, a nectarcot and an aprium? Why all the funny names? What happened to the […]
On Friday, March 23, The California Report discussed the Farm Bill. Go listen to the stories at the CA Report website! Host: Scott Shafer Farm Bill Changes To Be a Lesson in Cascading ConsequencesEvery few years Congress tinkers with the Farm Bill, which determines how much federal money farmers get to subsidize their crops — […]