September 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm (Apples)
Tags: Apples in Humboldt, Fieldbrook Valley Apple Farms, local food production, local produce, locally produced food
Betty Lovie talks about how she and Dick Lovie got started raising apples in Fieldbrook at their farm, to listen click here.
To learn more about what is going on at Fieldbrook Valley Apple Farms, click here.
July 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm (Eat Local Humboldt, Farmers Market, Organic Gardening)
Tags: farms, Little River Farm, local food production, local produce, locally produced food
John Severn of Little River Farm out in Freshwater talks about making a living farming in Humboldt County and finding his niche raising greens — to listen to Part 1, click here.
To listen to Part 2, click here.
Little River Farm
140 Ole Hansen Road
Eureka, CA 95503-9422
July 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm (Eat Local Humboldt, Restaurants, Uncategorized)
Tags: local produce, locally produced food
Wildflower Cafe is owned by Darcy and Pat Quinn — Darcy does the baking and Pat does the cooking for this all vegetarian restaurant. They make a real effort to use local products in the foods they prepare — listen here. In the meantime you can visit their website here
July 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm (Eat Local Humboldt, Farmers Market, Humboldt Poultry Processing Facility, local food production)
Tags: Buck 'n Daisy Rabbitry, Buck and Daisy Rabbitry, local food production, local produce, locally produced food, Rabbits Humboldt County, Slow Food Movement
David MacCuish from Buck ‘N Daisy Rabbitry (co-owned with Ash Wells) provides rabbits for pets or meat as well as builds rabbit hutches for those interested in raising rabbits. To listen to an interview with David click here.
Daisy the Rabbit!
Woody the bunny is keeping an eye on you!
Shaft the Rabbit
Tornado the Rabbit -- pauses for a photo op!
November 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm (Eat Local Humboldt, Farmers Market, Henry's Olives, local food production)
Tags: Certified Farmers Markets, local food production, local produce, locally produced food
Bucket of Red Hot Olive Deliciousness
Henry Robertson cures olives and you can find him at the Saturday Farmers Market in the center of the plaza — you can find his olives at other places if you just can’t wait. They are sold at the North Coast Co-op; Wildberries; Eureka Natural Foods and are also available in many local restaurants where they are featured on the menus. We visited Henry on October 30th and found him at work preparing some extra spicy olives. www.henrysolives.com
Click to listen to our interview
Basket of lovely olives in various stages of ripeness
Jennifer and Henry and hot peppers
Olives, up close and beautiful -- don't they look like grapes?
Slicing into an olive to determine if it is fully cured
Another slice of olive
Last slice of olive to look inside -- a sampling of olives are taken from each vat to check the curing process
May 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm (Community Supported Agriculture, local food production)
Tags: Amy Neukom, Jacques Neukom, local produce, Neukom Family Farm, organic farm, peaches, willow creek peaches
Jacques and Hazel Neukom at Neukom Family Farm in Willow Creek.
- Peach orchard at Neukom Family Farm. Jacques learned from one of the oldtimers about the Willow Creek peaches that were famous for their flavor. Jacques and Amy dry farm peaches for a superior flavor — this type of farming doesn’t require watering or tracking the water to make sure you don’t dilute the delicious fruit flavors — they also use this technique to be more sustainable as farmers.
plants around the base of the trees provides a living mulch, bring in beneficial insects, and in the case of sweet peas can also help fix nitrogen.
Asian pears and willow creek peaches
Neukom Family Farm -- organic produce available at local farmers market and recently started a small CSA by selling 50 shares -- those 50 people will receive a box of fresh organic produce each week during the growing season.
Painfully beautiful artichoke -- I've never seen such spines on the flower of an artichoke, but the color is outrageous!
I'm a sucker for chickens -- because this is an organic farm the chickens must be kept from coming in contact with the produce. The chickens had their own large area to roam -- happiness is being a Neukom chicken! Jen, who is working on the farm, is keeping bees -- they live in their hive on the roof of the house since bears are a common problem in this area of Willow Creek.
Just when I was starting to melt...Jacques, Amy, and the rest of the gang invited us to have lunch with them. Jacques explained that they take turns fixing the lunch meal -- one person will take off at 11 a.m. and prepare it -- everyone eats around noon, but then they take off in the afternoon. How long they take off depends on how hot it is, tomatos can cook in the time it takes to get them to the shade. Time for a swim at the river, walking distance away from the farm....still they work 10 hours a day!
May 7, 2009 at 12:07 am (Community Supported Agriculture, Home Gardens, local food production, Organic Gardening, Uncategorized)
Tags: Community Supported Agriculture, Deep Seeded CSA, Eddie Tanner, farms, local produce, locally produced food, Organic Gardening Class
To listen to the interview with Eddie Tanner click the link!
Tomatoes in Arcata?…Do you have Greenhouse envy too? — I sure do!
- Here is your answer! Even a small home greenhouse is adequate to produce all those hot-weather crops we expect from the inland regions!
CSAs allow the member to support the farmer at the beginning of the year so that farmers don’t need to take out expensive loans. Members then come to this shed during the season and gather a basket of fresh produce. The chalk board will list the number and type of crops that members can choose from.
Eddie also teaches a class on Organic Gardening through the Office of Extended Education at Humboldt State University in the spring semester — call (707) 826-3731 to be added to the mailing list for the next class.
April 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm (Slow Food Movement)
Tags: local food production, local produce, locally produced food, Slow Food Movement
Michael Escheveste is leading the Slow Food Movement in Humboldt County. In the first meeting 60 people from the community attended and are now working to develop strategies for Good, Clean and Fair food choices in Humboldt county. To listen to the interview with Michael Escheveste: