AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food

Chestnut Ridge Ranch

November 19th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the twelvth in our series "Connecting With Local Food."  Tom Brewer and Pam Armstrong’s Chestnut Ridge Ranch By Pam Armstrong In 1976 we started our long search for the perfect place to live in the country. Tom had spent a very wonderful year on his grandfather’s peach farm in the Ozarks when he [...]

Goodness Grows Nursery

November 6th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the eleventh in our series "Connecting With Local Food." Goodness Grows with Sarah Larkin By Terry Ryder Sarah Larkin is the brand new owner (two months so far) of a small local nursery called “Goodness Grows” at 11201 Anderson Valley Way in Boonville that was previously owned by Greg and Wendy Ludwig and [...]

Zeni Ranch

November 4th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the tenth in our series "Connecting With Local Food." Zeni Ranch By Robert Zeni with influence from Jane Zeni When asked to do this story, I was hesitant as to where to start. So let us start at the beginning.  The year was 1894, when Eduino Zeni was granted 120 acres on Fishrock [...]

Lauren’s Favors Local Flavors

September 30th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the eighth in our series "Connecting With Local Food." Lauren's Favors Local Flavors by Terry Ryder One afternoon when I was eating lunch with Barbara Goodell at Lauren’s Restaurant I overheard Barbara and Lauren discussing a story that was to be written about Lauren’s Restaurant with an emphasis on local food. Lauren who [...]

Blue Meadow Farm

August 5th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the fifth in our series "Connecting With Local Food." Blue Meadow Farm by Pam Laird Blue Meadow Farm gets its name from the blue-eyed grass that cast a lovely blue sheen over the meadow which became our farm field. Sunflowers and zinnias grow there now, among an acre of organic vegetables, most of [...]

Boonville Farmers’ Market

July 11th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the third in our series entitled "Connecting with Local Food." Boonville Farmers' Market by Barbara Goodell "Reclaiming our food means reclaiming community, engaging its economic interconnectivity of specialization and divisions of labor, but at a human scale, promoting awareness of resources and local exchange." --Sandor Katz The Art of Fermentation Kate Castagnola distinctly [...]

Petit Teton

June 12th, 2013|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food|

This is the second in our series entitled "Connecting with Local Food." Petit Teton by Nikki Ausschnitt "I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anyone could ever want to own." Andy Warhol There was no plan, well, no real plan, when we bought land in the Anderson Valley. [...]