Julia and Brett McFarland, Crazy River Ranch

Julia and Brett’s Crazy River Ranch is located over by Korbel — they raise between 7-10 steers for sale at the farmers market, and soon we should be seeing some fruit since they have planted 500 fruit trees!  Listen here for the interview.

For more information about Crazy River Ranch check out their facebook page.


Farmer Jayme Buckley, Bayside Park Farm

Located on Samoa Blvd in Arcata on a well situated piece of semi-rural loveliness is the Bayside Park Farm and Farmer Jayme grows a variety of crops for the CSA.  The greenhouse helps, kicks up the heat so members receive a bounty of tomatoes and peppers as well as the cool weather crops that the coast is famous for.  Located adjacent to the CSA Farm is a collection of plots that community members can rent to grow their own food.  To hear more about the Bayside Park Farm, listen here to the interview.

Find out more about the Bayside Park Farm.

JoAnn Olson, Humboldt Bay Mycological Society

JoAnn Olson is one of the founding members of the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society — a group of locals who are interested in fungi.  OK — interested might be an understatement, these folks are downright passionate.  And — not just the edible kind, which represent only a teeny tiny number of the thousands and thousands of fungi that are out there.  The Humboldt Bay Mycological Society are the folks that bring us the annual Mushroom Fair at Redwood Acres, where you can bring the fungi you’d like to ID, or buy a kit and grow mushrooms at home — I’ve done that several times and it’s great fun to watch the beautiful little shroomies appear from the planting mix.

Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 here

Check out the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society here or check out their Facebook here

Brett Shuler Fine Catering

There are a lot of caterers out there, and if you are just interested in the bottom line price and quantity vs. quality — you should contact one of them.  If you are interested in showcasing some of the best food that Humboldt County has to offer, foods that are in season, that taste the best that they are ever going to taste, then give Brett a call.

Check out his website that lists some of his menus

Listen to his interview

Rebecca Katz, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen

Cancer is scary — there’s no way around it — and we can feel so helpless when someone we care about gets that diagnosis.  There are things we can do to help — and once of them is to nourish our friend or family member with good food that can help them face the difficulties of chemotherapy treatment and help them to recover.  Author Rebecca Katz (married to an HSU alum by the way!), has written a book called The Cancer Fighting Kitchen.

Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the interviews with Rebecca.

Check out her website which has recipes and information

Her book, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen,  is available on amazonCancer Book