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July 10, 2009

Where There's a Mill, There's a Way

Erin Sweet no longer has to feel nostalgic for the cornbread of her Midwestern roots. As owner of Ridgecut Gristmills, she single-handedly mills, mixes, and delivers her own stone ground cornbread mixes.

June 12, 2009

So Farr So Good: 4505 Meats

Whether you call them fried pig skins or “porky funyuns,” 4505 Meats’ chicharrones are a runaway hit snack. Local chef Ryan Farr, the visionary behind 4505 Meats, is also a proponent of smart, resourceful butchery and pasture-raised pigs.

May 29, 2009

Pizza Politana: The Quest for the Perfect Pizza

Ever since Joel Baecker and Naomi Crawford hitched a Neapolitan wood-fired oven to a trailer, they’ve been serving up hand-made pizza at farmers markets around the Bay Area. Now they’re bringing their rustic pies and market-sourced toppings to Thursday’s lunchtime market.

December 19, 2008


“Is that the okay kind of mold?” is a question Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen Company hears often when teaching people about fermenting.

February 15, 2008

Vendor Signs Are Here!

Market vendor profiles give the skinny on the owners and their products, including where they source them.



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