Kathy Mullen has started a farm stand (Kneeland Glen Farm Stand) in freshwater that is a cooperative. Members take turns working the stand, and sell their produce, handmade items (like Kathy’s handmade goat’s milk soap – Kneeland Glen Handmade Soaps) and cottage-made food items. She is still working on bringing in new partners, but so far the farm stand is already a success. The farm stand is located close to 3-corners store, you should at least stop by and say hi to Kathy — and perhaps her daughter Jenny will be working there as well, I’m sure you will find something delectable that you just can’t pass up.
D. Ray Pemberton is the guy you see down at the farmers market in Arcata on Saturday mornings with live crabs for sale. While many people are intimidated by the idea of buying live crabs and taking them home to boil them up — others have found that the flavor of the meat is superb. A friend of mine cooks her crabs up in seawater — and having tasted them I believe they are the sweetest crabs I’ve ever eaten. If you would like to hook up with D.Ray to buy crabs for your favorite cioppino or crab boil, give him a call — (707) 499-7958 — you might even reach him while he is fishing on his boat — F.V. Shultzie Baby!