Shakefork CSA Farm – Kevin Cunningham

This is the "after" photo -- isn't she delicious looking?!

Grain Shares 2011/2012 Available Now!

Barley, rye, oats, wheat, buckwheat, corn, flax, dry beans — whole, cracked, stone-ground.

10-12 lbs of grain per month for 10 months of the year.

$450 for a full grain share.  $275 for 1/2 grain share.

Distributions are held on the first Thursday of the month at Redwood Roots Farm in Bayside.

Contact: Melanie and Kevin Cunningham,  — 707.498.3546   7914 State Highway 36, Carlotta CA 95528

Kevin and Melanie Cunningham have been raising grains for sale and have the Shakefork Farm CSA — and now they are selling Pastured Poultry.  I took the leap and encourage you to do it too — I bought 10 of the beautiful birds all packaged (just the was I like ’em) and I can now delve into the reaches of my freezer and pull one out whenever I want.  Steve and I have been arguing (amicably) continuously about the bird we are going to cook up tomorrow for our good friend Sanford — arguing about who gets to cook it and how it is going to get cooked.  After all — this is our first bird…a lot of expectations…a lot of thought… and soon to be roasted for dinner, then shredded for enchiladas, and then the carcass boiled down into a nice soup —

Update — We both roasted the chicken — we used a recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook — it was fabulous, crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside.  Yay Pastured Poultry!

Isn't she lovely?!

To listen to the interview with Kevin Cunningham go to:

This interview aired on the KHSU Homepage on August 14, 2009

Shelley Ruhlen – Sweet Pea Gardens

Shelley grows, dries, and packages her herbal teas for sale at the farmers market. 

To listen to the interview with Shelley Ruhlen go to:

This interview aired on the KHSU Homepage on August 7, 2009

Farmers Market, Humboldt – Portia Bramble

We had a chance to catch up with Portia to get the update of the 2010 growing season — click here to listen.

To listen to the interview with Portia Bramble:

This show aired on the KHSU Homepage on July 31, 2009

To find out more about the North Coast Growers Association and Certified Farmers Markets in Humboldt County go to:

Slow Food Humboldt – Michael Escheveste

To listen to the interview with Michael Escheveste:

This show aired on the KHSU Homepage on July 24, 2009

Bee Keeping – Dick LaForge

Dick LaForge raises bees locally and has taught beekeeping classes at Humboldt State University for over 10 years.  To listen to the interview with Dick LaForge go to:

Garrett Brinton will be teaching two Practical Beekeeping courses at HSU and one course at South Fork High School starting soon!  To register for either of these courses contact the Office of Extended Education, 826-3731 or 

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Redwood Roots CSA – Erin Derden-Little

To listen to the interview with Erin:

This show aired on KHSU on June 12, 2009

For more information about Redwood Roots CSA:

Diane’s Sweet Heat Pepper Jelly