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Fall Harvest 2013

Letter to the Editor

Re: It Takes a Grandmother, an article in the Summer 2013 issue of Edible East Bay June 9, 2013 Dear Ms. Koehler, Thank you for your magazine, it is truly a great gift to the community at large. However, I must say that the referenced article was disturbing.  While I found some of Mr. Keval’s basic…

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Art and some recipes from J. R. NELSON

JAE’S BRINE-CURED GARLIC DILL PICKLES Adapted from Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz 5 pounds (approx.) small or medium cucumbers, all of a similar size (Make sure your cucumbers are fresh. Kirbys are best. Avoid English, Persian, or soft-skinned types.) ⅔ cup pickling salt (Choose one with no additives.) 3 heads garlic, peeled 2–3 dried…

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FALL HARVEST RECIPES

From the Institute of Urban Homesteading There’s a common challenge for backyard vegetable gardeners at this time of year: what to do with all that produce! K. Ruby Blume, an avid home gardener with a large and thoroughly planted yard in North Oakland, knows the problem well, but as director of the Institute of Urban…

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A MATCH MADE IN PLEASANTON

NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKET AND SUNOL AG PARK BY PATRICIA HAYSE HALLER PHOTOS BY CHERYL ANGELINA KOEHLER Chain supermarkets are not known for local sourcing, but that’s just what’s happening at New Leaf Community Market in Pleasanton. The May 2013 opening of this new store has brought fresh opportunities to nearby farmers, fostering closer relationships…

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ABOUT THOSE FOOLISH HENS

YOUNG FARMERS ON A FOOL’S PATH FIND SOLID FOUNDATION LAID BY OTHERS BY PATRICIA HAYSE HALLER The Fool: Someone who walks his own path and follows his heart despite convention and expectation. The fool travels with vision and wonder, even at the risk of being regarded as naïve or just plain crazy. The fool can represent…

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INVEST IN THE FOOD YOU LOVE

How people are putting their money where their mouth is with Credibles BY RACHEL TRACHTEN PHOTOS BY NICKI ROSARIO Kathy Juarez, a retired high school drama teacher living in Santa Rosa, is a fan of the cheeses from Petaluma’s Weirauch Farm & Creamery. She initially tried them out of loyalty to one of her former…

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SIDE DISH

HODO HOOKS UP WITH CHIPOTLE BY SARAH HENRY PHOTOS BY STACY VENTURA On first glance it seems an unlikely matchup in the kitchen: a small-batch tofu maker in Oakland and the fast-food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill. But Hodo Soy Beanery is championing its relationship with this casual restaurant empire, which chose Hodo’s tofu for a…

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SIDE DISH

CAN OYSTERS COME BACK TO THE BAY? BY SARAH HENRY ILLUSTRATIONS BY SARAH HODGSON PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW WHITMORE Christopher Lim is on a mission to educate eaters about the connection between the health of the planet and what’s on our plate. For him, it’s all about oysters, those sea-kissed, succulent shellfish whose sustainability standing makes…

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EDITOR'S MIXING BOWL

Ganesha, remover of obstacles, has been hovering around the Edible East Bay mobile office throughout the summer. I believe he arrived in April, but it was not until late June that I was certain of his beneficent presence. Contributors Jillian Steinberger (Homemade Food Act ) and K. Ruby Blume (Fall Harvest Recipes) can attest to the…

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THE CALIFORNIA HOMEMADE FOOD ACT

Super slow food: the pros and cons of AB1616 BY JILLIAN LAUREL STEINBERGER ILLUSTRATIONS BY HELEN KRAYENHOFF Tiny is beautiful. You may have seen those efficient new tiny cars out on the road and read about tiny houses, 100 square feet where owners choose to live simply. Now, welcome to the new-old super-micro slow-food economy,…

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