With spring produce comes the promise of warmer months to come. Here’s a guide of what to look out for at the market this season, along with some tips on how to pick, store and cook your produce.
Microgreens are becoming the rage at local farmers' markets. Some are even calling them the "new kale". Farmer Mark interviews Farmer Joe of MicrogreensLA about why he thinks they are such an amazing superfood.
A foodie experience beyond words - being a delegate at Slow Food Nations 2017 in Denver. From a hands-on sourdough starter workshop, hearing a passionate talk from the founder of the movement (Carlo Petrini) and experiencing Alice Water's vision of school lunch as an academic endeavor. Join the Slow Food movement!
There is not much more enjoyable than a farm tour. It is a great feeling to see the pride in a farmer’s eyes as they show off the land on which they grow food. It is also a humbling and grounding experience to see all that is involved in the start of the farm to plate journey. Learn about our visit to Black Sheep Farms of Riverside.
Where would we be without the honey bee? It's a scary thought, and it's not just the sweet honey we would miss—it would be the more than 100 crops that are pollinated by these busy bees (almonds, apples, broccoli, carrots, citrus, onions....). An estimated 50-80 percent of the world's food supply is affected by bee pollination.
Food plays a huge role in health and well-being, so it is important to get the quality you deserve. Frustratingly, it’s often difficult to get questions answered from your local restaurant or grocery store. I know my questions to waiters are often received with a glare of inconvenience. Fortunately, the local farmers’ market is a different story.