Meet Fairyella, the tooth fairy who inspired a line of frozen pops made from organic fruits and veggies. “The pops are real food,” says creator and Benicia mom Kimberli Haris, who sources the produce from Capay Organic and makes the pops using less than five grams of sugar and no added stabilizers, dyes, or preservatives.…

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  The Measure of Everything Author/farmer Mike Madison’s view from the tractor seat A book review by Cheryl Angelina Koehler  Photos by Scott Peterson Mike Madison is a farmer by day and a writer by night. Well … that may not be a fair statement, since fruitful ruminations rarely ebb and flow with the diurnal…

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    Recipes Grilled Summer Peaches Plum Shrub Grilled Cheese with Toma, Peach Chutney, and Basil Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Olives and Porcini The Pali-Cali aka Roast Chicken Man’oushe aka Spicy Chicken Wrap Conscious Kitchen Better Burgers Three Stone Fruit Honey Butter Editor’s Mixing Bowl Our Contributors What’s in Season? An Artist’s Fruit Recipe Book…

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School Lunch Gets Fresh The Conscious Kitchen serves up healthier, tastier meals for West Contra Costa students By Rachel Trachten | Photos by Carmen Silva In the cafeteria at Madera Elementary School, a long line of chatty kids winds its way to a surprisingly elegant serving table. The usual microwaved lunches are nowhere in sight.…

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Baking a Co-Op Niles Pie Company rolls out a business plan that lets employees share in the profits By Rachel Trachten “Sharing the pie” has taken on a whole new meaning over at Union City–based Niles Pie Company. As customers line up for summertime pies bursting with strawberries or peaches, the shop’s original owner, Carolyn…

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Could There Be an Uber for Home-Cooked Food? Yes, but let’s create laws and apps that actually benefit the community By Christina Oatfield | Illustrations by Janelle Orsi I used to run an underground restaurant out of my house with a like-minded friend. We called it the Wild Onion after the green onions that spring…

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From The Truly Memorable Paula Wolfert,  by Kristina Sepetys Photos by Eric Wolfinger Reprinted with permission from Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life by Emily Kaiser Thelin, copyright 2017 ©. Published by M & P. (unforgettablepaula.com) These umami-packed mushrooms are both wonderfully modern and a throwback to the era of cocktail parties (excellent with martinis).…

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We traveled around the Bay Area on Instagram for some outdoor dining and summer food inspiration. Here are some of our top picks. Instagram your food moments and use #edibleeastbay. You might see your photo here in next season’s roundup.                

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