Summer 2018 Issue

Last Updated June 04, 2018
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Summer 2018 Issue

Welcome to the ninth anniversary issue of Edible Marin & Wine Country!

Several years ago, Jill Giacomini Basch, one of the lovely and talented Giacomini sisters of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, and a dear friend, suggested that I dedicate an entire issue of the magazine to “women in ag.” My initial reaction was, “But we cover women in ag in every issue!” And, it is true that we do. My next thought was, “Where would we start, and, more perplexingly, where would we stop?” But she had planted the seed…

For this special anniversary issue, I decided to go BIG on the topic of how the contributions of lady farmers, ranchers, winemakers, restaurateurs, business owners and managers, viticulturists, political and environmental activists, butchers and farmhouse innkeepers not only nourish and delight our bodies, but also drive our local economies and, quite literally, shape our landscape. I believe we are off to an auspicious beginning with those who are included here, but—as I knew we would not be—we are not nearly ready to stop. Look for the second annual issue dedicated to these ladies in 2019.

Those who know me know that I am rarely (well, never) at a loss for words, and I do pour out my heart about how I feel about the honor and responsibility of telling the stories of ALL (the amazing men, too) of the good food and drink producers in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties through Edible Marin & Wine Country in the opening paragraph of the “A Window into Three Wonderful Women in Wine” article that I authored in this issue, but I am keeping this issue’s Grist for the Mill short and sweet—the extraordinary ladies profiled in these pages speak for themselves. I know that you will love hearing what they have to say.

Happy summer!

 

A Real Life Green(er) Acres

KELLI DUNAJ CREATES ART OUT OF THE TAPESTRY OF LIFE AT SPRING COYOTE RANCH Five years ago, Kelli and Ken Dunaj swapped their hard-charging...

A window into three wonderful women of wine

As I have written in my letter from the editor many times over the past nine years, I am grateful every single day for the work of editing...

The Escoffier Questionnaire: Sondra Bernstein

THE GIRL & THE FIG AND THE FIG CAFÉ During the final drowsy nod of summer last year I happened upon the “Fig Rig,” a food truck that...

Recipe for Success

SISTERHOOD AND A WHOLE LOT OF HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR POINT REYES FARMSTEAD CHEESE COMPANY To have a successful business, jokes Point Reyes...

Not Just Anybody's Tuesday

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MULTIPLE FARMERS’ MARKET OPERATOR Kelly Smith, executive director of the nonprofit Agricultural Community Events...

Farming is an ancient pleasure

MEET JANET BROWN, STAR OF ALLSTAR ORGANICS Janet Brown is the type of person many of us aspire to be “when we grow up”: hardworking and...

Beltane Ranch

WHERE HISTORY IS HER-STORY If the land of Beltane Ranch could speak, it would have rich tales to tell, tales of powerful women who have...

Long Meadow Ranch's Laddie Hall

PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IN WINE COUNTRY At their Rutherford home, dinnertime is a point of pride for Laddie and Ted Hall. “When we sit down...

Julie Atwood's Halter Project

PROVIDING READINESS TRAINING TO RESIDENTS AND FIRST RESPONDERS Most people don’t like to prepare for an emergency. Even with the best of...

The Perfect Pairing: CRUNCHY, CREAMY, SWEET AND SPICY, WITH A SPLASH OF SUMMER!

CRUNCHY, CREAMY, SWEET AND SPICY, WITH A SPLASH OF SUMMER! COOK THIS STORY! Top lightly grilled bread with grilled pear slices, a smear of...

Strong Roots Provide Wings to Grow

NEXT GEN LADIES OF GOOD MEAT AND DAIRY “I don’t sit down much, so there aren’t many places to sit and talk,” said Julie Rossotti, hopping...

The philosophy of Alice Waters

Eat Seasonally Eat locally & sustainably. Shop at farmers markets. Plant a garden. Conserve, compost & recycle. Cook simply,...

Women's Work

THE FOUNDING OF THE MARIN AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST “The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gift s of...

How does your garden grown?

FOUR KEY TO-DO’S TO MAXIMIZE YOUR EDIBLE GARDEN’S PRODUCTIVITY THIS SUMMER It’s early summer. Your garden is planted with your favorites:...

Raising Crops, Raising Voices

SYMPOSIUM FOUNDER BRINGS WOMEN FARMERS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT “One of the most heartening experiences happens in between sessions,” Caitlin...

Zucchini

SUMMER’S NEVER-ENDING VEGETABLE It wouldn’t be summer without summer squash, especially zucchini. You’ll find them grilled, pickled,...
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