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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 [...]

Good Reads about Local Food

December 1st, 2015|Local Food News, Local Food Resources|

The AV Foodshed Bookshelf is still at the AV Library at the County Fairgrounds in Boonville. You can check out books and DVDs on rural living skills. This is on the honor system, not through the library checkout system. (We are missing a DVD - The Dirt on Farmer John. Does anyone have it?) To [...]

Looking for lamb?

October 25th, 2015|Local Food News|

Acorn Ranch has just a couple more lambs available for custom cut and wrap. Raised on Yorkville range land - finished through the summer on organic alfalfa grown at our sister farm in Healdsburg. Hanging around 40-50# they are $6/#, buyer pays cut & wrap (we'll deliver to butcher) or pick up whole and do [...]

Mendocino Wool & Fiber Mill

October 25th, 2015|Local Food News|

From Sarah Bodner: I would love it if you could pass along news about a very cool opportunity for people to invest locally and support the launch of the Mendocino Wool & Fiber Mill! Matt Gilbert, who shears sheep at the fair every year, and his wife Sarah are hoping to open a wool & [...]