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canning & preserving

A Taste of Home

April 15, 2016 canning & preserving

Farmers Mindy Blodgett and Juston Enos didn’t set out to become restaurant suppliers. But they turned their Yountville, California backyard hobby garden into a thriving produce business, with rare and heirloom varieties that found their way into some of the top professional kitchens in the Wine Country and San Francisco. These days, they grow exclusively […]

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The East Bay’s Artisan Food Producers

October 22, 2012 baking

The people and craft behind the East Bay’s artisanal food movement.

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Acupuncturist Finds Bliss in Seasonal Food

October 8, 2012 berkeley bites

Nishanga Bliss, author of Real Food All Year, on eating seasonally and well.

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Preserving Excess Bounty

September 7, 2012 canning & preserving

Canning guru Merrilee Olson on CAM FoodWorks’ busy first year in the kitchen.

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Food in Jars: A Canning Queen and her Cookbook

June 22, 2012 bay area bites

Canning queen Marisa McClellan, of Food in Jars fame, talks about the pleasures of preserving. Apricot jam recipe too.

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FoodWorks: Canning Company Preserves Marin’s Produce

March 11, 2012 bay area bites

Canning queen Merrilee Olson lends her expertise to a new preservation project designed to help Marin farms — and county children fed by the Head Start program — by producing an artisan product from excess produce.

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Give and Take: The Growing Food-Sharing Culture

August 15, 2011 canning & preserving

Sharing has made a comeback. People are now bartering, trading, exchanging, swapping, or simply giving away an abundance of homegrown produce or homemade food in a variety of creative ways. In the Harvest 2011 edition of Edible East Bay, I profile a couple who share their backyard with a pair who have created a demonstration […]

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Jam Maker Dafna Kory Turns Hobby Into Thriving Business

February 18, 2011 berkeley bites

Self-taught jam maker Dafna Kory turned her hobby into a fully-fledged business, INNA jam, single-source fruit preserves delivered via bamboo trike.

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Good Food Awards Showcases Sustainable Food Artisans

January 15, 2011 bay area bites

A new “best in show” competition for socially and ethically responsible food producers from around the country.

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June Taylor’s Artisan Way With Fruit

January 7, 2011 berkeley bites

Preserver June Taylor talks about the art and craft of making jam.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

January 2, 2011 bay area bites

Five of the biggest food news stories in 2010: school food, street food, food politics, food safety, and DIY eats.

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Best Blog Posts From the 2010 Lettuce Eat Kale Archives

December 29, 2010 bay area bites

Highlights from the 2010 food files of Lettuce Eat Kale.

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Canning for a Cause: Let’s Preserve

December 13, 2010 bay area bites

Chef Merrilee Olson of Let’s Preserve closes the gap between waste and and want, works with volunteers to get preserved foods to the hungry.

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