Local Food News

A Midsummer Night’s Feast: 4th Annual Good Farm Fund Benefit

July 17th, 2018|Local Food Events, Local Food News|

A Midsummer Night’s Feast – Good Farm Fund 4th Annual Benefit at Yokayo Ranch This event has become the most beloved farm-to-table experience of the summer! A Midsummer Night’s Feast is a fabulous showcase of our region’s best food & culinary talent, featuring the people who feed our community, from shovel to fork. Buy tickets here […]

Word Of Mouth Magazine- Summer 2018

June 30th, 2018|Farm Stories, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

Farming with Flower Power in Laytonville by Ree Slocum It was a wet spring morning when I met Irene Engber, owner of Irene’s Garden, at her 10-acre, organic certified vegetable farm located at Black Oak Ranch outside of Laytonville. Just prior to our interview, she gave some last minute instructions to her employees. Beka was to work in the greenhouse planting 300 seeds of each basil variety, while Aaron was asked to deal with a pump that needed repairs. Sounded like a typical, busy farming morning. […]

6th Annual North Coast Farmers’ Convergence

February 10th, 2018|Local Food News|

A New & Expanded Farmers' Convergence This annual event brings together food producers from Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties, along with local agencies and organizations that serve the food and farming community of Northern California. Local farmers, ranchers, food producers, retailers, advocates, and support organizations from across the region will come together at Ridgewood [...]

Winter Abundance Workshop 2018: Seed and Scion Exchange

February 10th, 2018|Local Food Events, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

Mendocino Permaculture’s 35th Annual Winter Abundance Workshop Saturday February 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Boonville Seed & Scion Exchange Free classes all daySCHEDULE OF EVENTS — Rain or Shine 9:00 – 4:00 Open exchange – Scions, seeds, cuttings, herbs & selection advice.

Not-So-Simple Living Fair

July 23rd, 2016|Local Food Events, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

The Not-So-Simple Living Fair, a weekend of hands-on workshops and demonstrations celebrating rural living and homesteading skills, July 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2016 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville! Beekeeping, Farming and Gardening, Fermentation and Dairy Culturing, Food Storage and Preservation, Hunting and Gathering, Blacksmithing, Seedsaving, Composting, Natural Building, Animal Husbandry, Wild Foods and [...]

MendoLake Food Hub

April 13th, 2016|Food Policies and Politics, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

by Alex Nielson, Article originally posted in the Anderson Valley Advertiser March 30, 2016 A typical morning for a produce manager at a grocery store may begin like this: coffee, inventory check, phone call, place an order with a large distributor, done. It takes only moments to order a truckload of produce sourced from afar [...]