January 6, 2014 at 4:19 am (Farmers Market)
Tags: Certified Farmers Markets, local food production, locally produced food, Winter Farmers Market
What is better than the Farmers Market at the Arcata Plaza? Oh sure, I shop at the Hendersen Center market — after all I do live south of Eureka…but for an all out celebration of local food, nothing beats my weekly trip to the Arcata Plaza. And now there is a great reason to celebrate, the Arcata Farmers Market is now open year round — sure, there aren’t any tomatoes, but winter is the time to eat up brussel sprouts, kale and chard — and there will definitely be some surprises like Jacques Neukom’s yacon — seriously –ask him about it, it’s like a jicama on steroids looking like a giant yam. I am now growing my own — Jacques even said they do better on the coast than his Willow Creek farm (yay! can’t grow those tomatoes but I am now a mean Yacon grower!) You know how this works, the more we support the Winter Farmers Market the bigger and better it will get — see you there!
Check out the website for the North Coast Growers Association
Listen to the interview
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.
September 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm (hot dogs, Humboldt Made, local food production)
Tags: Hot dogs, Humboldt Hot Dogs, John Quaccia, local food production, locally produced food
Who knew hotdogs would be so very interesting, in fact friends of mine said they heard the interview and almost changed the channel until they became engrossed in the story of John Quaccia, former social worker, now owner of Humboldt Hotdogs. To listen to that interview, click here.
September 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm (Eat Local Humboldt)
Tags: Local Food Month, locally produced food
September is Local Food Month and Humboldt County’s Chapter of Community Alliance with Family Farmers plans many events that coordinate with other opportunities like the North Coast Co-op’s Eat Local Challenge. To hear Lindsey Byers talk about the activities planned for September 2011 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
April 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm (Apples, Hard Cider)
Tags: Hard Cider, local food production, locally produced food
If you have taken an Agriculture class at College of the Redwoods — you have probably taken a class with Bert Walker. Recently Bert retired from CR and is pursuing a new career making hard cider from the apples in his orchard in Fortuna. Bert can still be found guest lecturing in the Ag Program at CR.
I know, I know — this one took a long time — excuse is that it was difficult to edit — blah blah blah — but here it is!
Interview with Bert Walker, Hard Cider Brewer
Also — be sure to enjoy an Adophus Spitzenburg apple, Bert’s favorite eating apple! Hard to find, but worth the effort —
April 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm (Cheese)
Tags: local food production, locally produced food, Loleta Cheese
In an interview with Bob LaFrancchi we talked about the things Loleta Cheese Factory does to make great cheese — Listen here
To check out the Loleta Cheese Factory…website
April 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm (fish, local food production, seafood, Uncategorized)
Tags: local food production, locally produced food, Wild Planet Seafood
Bill Carvalho, President of Wild Planet —
Part 1 of a 2-Part interview with Bill Carvahlo click here
Part 2 of the 2-Part interview with Bill Carvahlo click here
Check out their website here
December 22, 2010 at 5:18 pm (History of Humboldt Food, local food production)
Tags: History Humboldt Food, local food production, locally produced food
A few added tidbits of information for Jerry Rohde — did you know…”of a 74-pound cabbage grown near the Wildlife Refuge and an 18-inch-in-circumference onion from near College of the Redwoods. And of course there was the free cabbage seed given to residents of Loleta because a company contemplated starting a sauerkraut factory there.” posted November 30, 2011
Local Historian Jerry Rohde shares some of the history of local food production after white settlers arrived in Humboldt County. This two part interview was recorded in November 2010. Part 1; Part 2
The historical photos were provided by Jerry Rohde and are part of the Humboldt County Historical Society collection.
Jerry Rohde and a fabulous field of lupine
Ferndale Creamery Truck
Loleta Butcher 1900
Baadsgaard's Turkey Ranch on Dow's Prairie
Famous Pepperwood Corn
September 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm (Chickens, Community Supported Agriculture, Eat Local Humboldt, Humboldt Poultry Processing Facility, local food production, mobile poultry unit)
Tags: Chickens Humboldt, locally produced food, Shakefork Farm CSA
Melanie and Kevin Cunningham from Shakefork Farm CSA are know for producing grains in Humboldt County. They recently began a new venture, raising “meat” chickens for sale to the public. To hear about this new venture and to find out how they are raising these chickens listen to this interview
Happy chickens race forward every morning to be the first ones on the new grass
Chicken’s eye view of the tractor
Chickens have access to all the fresh grass and unsuspecting bugs with each move — along with ability to feed on organic feed at any time