Buying local may be the best thing you can do for your community — and the planet. I’ve been singing the praises of buying locally and the locavore movement for quite sometime. But now, more than ever, there are concrete reasons why buying locally produced food and products is better. Buying local is better than […]
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Outstanding in the Field is a “roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls” and lucky for all of us, OTIF is coming back this year bigger and better. This year they are calling it the “50 States Tour” and when it’s over, OITF will have staged events in all 50 states across the USA. The 2014 schedule […]
Heading out to a Major League baseball game this season? You may be pleasantly surprised at the food stands, especially if hotdogs and nachos aren’t your thing. Yep—the locavore foodie trend has hit the major leagues.
Tomorrow — Saturday, November 30th — is a special day. Small Business Saturday is a day to support your small, local shop owners. Why? They make a difference.
Last year I had a great time putting together a Slow Wine Gifts Under $40. But, this holiday season I’m shaking it up a bit. I’m still keeping things slow this year, but this year I’ve expanded to include a variety of handcrafted “slow” drink gifts – and still all under 40 clams. Here are […]
Eight months ago I remodeled a kitchen and attempted to buy all the finishes and appliances from within 500-miles of Berkeley, CA. This is what I learned.
Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about “gettin’ local wherever you are.” It’s kind of our 2012 theme. We’ve always believed strongly in supporting our local communities, but we’ve also always had a very national and […]
If you’re like me you are constantly ending up with leftover wine. Since I am loathe to pour my leftover wine down the drain, the bottles tend to accumulate. Here are some tips for using leftover wine and a fabulous recipe for Zinfandel Chicken Marbella.
A team of wine folks from “other” states see the need to promote local wine (which I have written about before) and now there is a website badge to help.
This is my favorite time of year. Who doesn’t love hot apple cider, pumpkin carving, Halloween decorations and of course, apple picking!
The kitchen cabinetry industry is filled with domestic manufacturers and therefore finding local should never be a problem. I like knowing that my cabinets are made from eucalyptus veneer from Presidio Park in San Francisco and MDF core from Medford, OR.
If you’re looking to eat amazingly fresh food, support local farmers, and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then consider investing in a farm share. Also known as Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA), farm sharing has become an increasingly common option for consumers to purchase food directly from a local farm.
A recent piece in the New York Times talked to some farmer’s market organizers and farmers about a relatively new problem: too many farmers markets.