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June 04, 2010

Zen Vegetables

A former apprentice at Green Gulch Farms says working on the farm was hard, physical work, and a constant practice in reflection.   “We became intimate with our food by feeding the soil, caring for plants, and the land returned this care and effort to us with beautiful vegetables.”

July 24, 2009

Farmhouse Culture

Kathryn Lukas is starting a new California sauerkraut tradition at Farmhouse Culture, her Santa Cruz-based kraut-making facility.

July 17, 2009

The Meat of the Matter

Despite increased demand for meat raised the old fashioned way, small-scale ranchers are limited by lack of access to slaughter and processing services in California. A new Food and Water Watch report presents feasible ways to fix the bottleneck.

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 26, 2009

It Takes a Village to Raise Your Vegetables

Sustainable agriculture can start in your own backyard—and your neighbor’s. The urban farmers at MyFarm are taking backyards across the city and piecing them together to form a decentralized urban farm complete with CSA members and weekly boxes of veggies.



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