We knew it was only a matter of time. After watching Brazil's and Florida's citrus get decimated by Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) -- to the tune of billions of dollars -- we knew that despite rigorous agriculture checkpoints, testing and restrictions, California would probably be next. The bug, the c ... More >>
The hustle and crowds of your local markets -- not to mention the hurly-burly nature of weigh-and-pay customer service -- can sometimes prohibit friendly catch-up and Q&A with your favorite local farmers. Touching base with them at the California Small Farms Conference (CSFC) Tasting Reception on M ... More >>
Flickr/grongarOrganic Pastures raw milk has been quarantined in California.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has upheld its recall of raw milk products, even though the dairy demanded the quarantine be lifted, saying tests show its milk is pathogen-free, according to the Asso ... More >>
Don't do it.Another day another raid in Venice. But this one didn't involve marijuana shops or pot docs or even RV dwellers.
No, this time the targets were purveyors of fine, raw milk, a product you can't really sell legally without special permits. Those, authorities say, were not in-hand w ... More >>
JGarbeeYou'll Find That Kool-Aid "Traffic Jam" On Clinton Avenue
Around this time of year in Little Rock, Arkansas, you're likely to encounter busloads of 5th graders spending their last school days carefully doling out field trip money on bags of Clinton's favorite sugar cookie mix and McCl ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonErika Nakamura and Amelia Posada
"I am six days away from becoming the mayor of this place," says Amelia Posada, "but I left my phone at home!" The co-owner of Lindy & Grundy Meats, the long-anticipated butcher shop on Fairfax, is seated next to her wife and business partner, Eri ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaNetting over peaches at Tenerelli Orchards, Pasadena market
If you've been to the South Pasadena, Pasadena, or Alhambra farmers markets these past two weeks, you've likely had to navigate your fruit buying through a maze of makeshift netting draped over long tables. On Augus ... More >>