6th Annual North Coast Farmers’ Convergence

February 10th, 2018|Local Food News|

A New & Expanded Farmers' Convergence This annual event brings together food producers from Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties, along with local agencies and organizations that serve the food and farming community of Northern California. Local farmers, ranchers, food producers, retailers, advocates, and support organizations from across the region will come together at Ridgewood [...]

Winter Abundance Workshop 2018: Seed and Scion Exchange

February 10th, 2018|Local Food Events, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

Mendocino Permaculture’s 35th Annual Winter Abundance Workshop Saturday February 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Boonville Seed & Scion Exchange Free classes all daySCHEDULE OF EVENTS — Rain or Shine 9:00 – 4:00 Open exchange – Scions, seeds, cuttings, herbs & selection advice.

Not-So-Simple Living Fair

July 23rd, 2016|Local Food Events, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

The Not-So-Simple Living Fair, a weekend of hands-on workshops and demonstrations celebrating rural living and homesteading skills, July 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2016 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville! Beekeeping, Farming and Gardening, Fermentation and Dairy Culturing, Food Storage and Preservation, Hunting and Gathering, Blacksmithing, Seedsaving, Composting, Natural Building, Animal Husbandry, Wild Foods and [...]

MendoLake Food Hub

April 13th, 2016|Food Policies and Politics, Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

by Alex Nielson, Article originally posted in the Anderson Valley Advertiser March 30, 2016 A typical morning for a produce manager at a grocery store may begin like this: coffee, inventory check, phone call, place an order with a large distributor, done. It takes only moments to order a truckload of produce sourced from afar [...]

Boonville General Store

January 22nd, 2016|AV Foodshed Articles: Connecting With Local Food, Local Food News|

This is the fourth in our series "Connecting With Local Food." Boonville General Store By Julie Liebenbaum   About fifteen years ago, when I was living in Philo, working as a pastry chef in Mendocino and baking pastry to sell at a few county farmers’ markets, I started thinking about what I wanted to be [...]

An Update from AV Community Farm

January 1st, 2016|Local Food News|

Tim Ward here, and despite the rumors I keep hearing, I have not moved to Willits or stopped farming! I am still managing farm production on Burt Cohen's farm on Lambert Lane, as well as the Lazy D next door, and partnering with Ron Rice in the management of the Yorkville Olive Ranch, where we [...]