more about: farming

Your New Favorite Wine-Country Town: Saratoga, CA

When you think of Northern California wine country, Napa and Sonoma likely spring to mind—but Silicon Valley? Probably not. The tech industry there gets plenty of attention, but its wineries deserve just as much buzz (not to mention the Michelin-starred dining, gorgeous hiking trails, and tranquil Japanese gardens).

Farms: The New Disneyland

We love our farmers. Here, they kinda out-rock star real rock stars (we’re looking at you, Novella Carpenter). They bring us local produce that’s fresh and pesticide-free, they make our cities greener, and they celebrate things like bacteria. Case in point: The recent Fermentation Festival at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, CA. Yep, there were pickles. But also kefir, fresh […]

Hipster farmers and food truck owners

When I heard that small organic farmers Elizabeth Miller and Chris Jenkins of Minto Island Growers decided to throw a food cart into the mix, I couldn’t help myself, I thought: How very Portland. Except I was wrong. They’re in Salem, and this is an unheard of level of cool for the area. So then I thought, why should PDX, […]