FALL HARVEST 2013
FALL HARVEST RECIPES
From the Institute of Urban Homesteading
A MATCH MADE IN PLEASANTON
New Leaf Community Market and the Sunol Ag Park
Hitting the bull’s-eye at Bull Valley Roadhouse
THE CALIFORNIA HOMEMADE FOOD ACT
Super slow food – the pros and cons of AB 1616
Food and farming efforts offer renewed hope to the community
SEVEN STARS OF THE FALL HARVEST
And Jessica Prentice’s recipe for pinakbet
INVEST IN THE FOOD YOU LOVE
Reflections on Richmond cuisine
ABOUT J.R. NELSON, OUR COVER ARTIST
Oil painter J.R. Nelson is a Bay Area native and Marin County resident whose work can be found in many Bay Area collections. Jae’s recent exhibitions include Marin MOCA, Marin Open Studios, Marin Society of Artists, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, AATS Sonoma County, and numerous juried shows.
Nelson is Jae’s maiden name, which she has used for her entire painting career, but she has also been well known as Jae Wagoner through her work as a Los Angeles–based commercial artist representative. She was one of the pioneers in that field and successfully represented many famous illustrators over a span of 32 years.
Jae is also an organic farmer, garden designer, seed saver, and avid preserver. Her jellies cooling on a windowsill and jars of garlic dills inspired the series of paintings from which images in this issue were drawn. She generously provided the recipes on page 4 to inspire other preservers.
To learn more about J.R. Nelson and her upcoming exhibitions, visit jrnelsonart.com. Contact her directly at jrnelsonart(at)gmail(dot)com.