Everyone wants to know about the Cottage Food Bill! I first found out about it from my friend Simona Carini back in February 2012 — well, turns out it will be going into effect in January 2013. The condensed version is that many items that are relatively food safe (pH of 4.6 and lower), can be produced in a home kitchen. There are a lot of things you have to do before you start whipping up that batch of strawberry huckleberry jam though… While there is a lot of information about the bill online, you can listen to an interview with Melissa Martel from the Humboldt County Environmental Health Division by clicking here. for more information about what the bill entails, click here.
I had been hearing about Glee for years — so I finally introduced myself at the Farmers Market in Arcata. Glee is in touch with the farmers who are growing local grains, she mills the grain herself — and makes lots of delicious items using local grains and local produce. To listen to an interview with Glee, click here.
Click here to listen to the interview with Rhonda Wiedenbeck about foraging for seaweed.
I am so happy to be able to offer this interview with Rhonda Wiedenbeck. Rhonda is a friend — I’ve been following her journey to opening this bakery for quite a while. She has worked so hard to develop great recipes using local grain, she even has a mill in her bakery where she grinds Humboldt Grain. Yes Humboldt Grain — I capitalized it on purpose!…so exciting —
To listen to the interview with Rhonda about her bakery, click here.
To go to her website, click here.
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing both Arin McBlaine, Head Chef of the new Robert Goodman Winery restaurant, and Robert Goodman, owner. It will be interesting to follow the restaurant’s progress as they continue to work to incorporate local food into the menu. They are on the lookout for some locally raised pork, so if you are raising them — you might want to give Arin a call.
Listen to the interview with Arin, click here.
They also have a Facebook page.