Our Staff Contributors

Veteran journalist Barbara Kobsar has authored two cookbooks focusing on traditional home-cooked meals using local produce. You’ll find her each week at the Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market selling her Cottage Kitchen jams and jellies made from farmers’ market produce.

Digital designer and staff illustrator Charmaine Koehler-Lodge is a lifelong artist who grows most of her family’s food in their rural Pennsylvania garden.

Publisher, editor, and designer Cheryl Angelina Koehler launched this magazine in 2005 in conjunction with Edible Communities co-founders Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian. She is the author of Touring the Sierra Nevada, published by University of Nevada Press in 2007.

Omnivore best describes Alameda-based Scott Peterson. He combines his love of food, farming, and cooking with his passion for photography, filmmaking, and image creating for a wide variety of creative content across many channels. scottpetersonproductions.com

Staff illustrator Margo Rivera-Weiss makes food-related art and draws daily. Connect with them at margoriveraweiss.com, or on Facebook at Margo Rivera-Weiss – Art or East Bay Sketchers.

Associate editor Rachel Trachten writes about food and gardening in connection to social justice, education, business, and the environment. She takes time out from magazine work for choral singing. View her stories at racheltrachten.contently.com.