All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Your favorite host or hostess will love that your Frog Hollow pear and Bellwether Carmody cheese bounty ($38) can be opened and devoured in fine fashion during cocktail hour. This fruity flavor comb ... More >>
Even as winter closes in, late-season fruits brighten the landscape of the farmer's market. Persimmons and pomegranates dot the stalls, but no fruit fits the holiday season like pears. Whether fresh or dried, European or Asian, or for baking, canning or eating out of hand, pears feature sweet, honey ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah: Certified organic produce is more expensive than conventional, and the premium prices that organic farmers can charge make their farms more than twice as profitable as conventional farms. But a new study suggests that organic grains, fruits, and vegetables don't have to be so e ... More >>
Contents of a weekly share from Shooting Star CSAThe number of CSAs -- Community Supported Agriculture groups -- available to San Francisco residents has really grown in the last few years. From farm-fresh produce to grass-fed beef and sustainably caught seafood, there are just so many choice ... More >>
Anne HamerskyFarm Together Now: Portraits of a New Food Movement Where: The Commonwealth Club's Gold Room, 595 Market (at Second St.) When: Thu., June 30. Networking reception starts at 5:30 p.m., program at 6. Cost: $20 general, $8 Commonwealth Club members, $7 students with valid ID. ... More >>
Matt Smith illustrationUp with corporate welfare!Gov. Jerry Brown has moved to cut public money thrown at enterprise tax zones, which provide breaks to companies in certain disadvantaged areas, including San Francisco's financial district and SOMA.But San Francisco companies are veritable corpora ... More >>
Julia PlasenciaCity Slicker Farms' Willow Rosenthal.While testosterone drives the majority of restaurant kitchens, women tend to actually alter the way we eat ― as farmers, mothers, businesswomen, and activists. Women are more likely to own sustainable farms, work at agriculture nonprofits, ... More >>
ICHIICHI's Tim Archuleta at the Monday happy hour at Bender's.When the 331 Cortland market opens within the next two months (barring further delays), it'll mark the launch of new produce retailer Della Terra Organics. Owner Susan D'Arcangelo told SFoodie she has a long history of entrepreneur ... More >>
This week's Matt Smith column notes that Sims Metal Management dumps into municipal landfills tens of thousands of tons of waste California Department of Toxic Substances Control scientists say is hazardous. Yet the company somehow received a San Francisco "Green Business Award." The column a ... More >>
Uncle Lynx/FlickrThis afternoon kicks off a weekend of harvest-related activities at the Ferry Building. Free events include an olive oil tasting, apple pressing and cider making, a Barnyard by the Bay petting zoo, and live music. Till 8 p.m. today, an organic spirits (boo!), wine, and beer t ... More >>
T PalmerName: Cherry Chocolate Chip CookiesBrand: Frog Hollow FarmOrigin: BrentwoodFound at: Frog Hollow Farm Market (One Ferry Plaza at the Embarcadero)Cost: $3.50Ingredients: Organic flour, organic butter, organic sugar, eggs, Scharffen Berger chocolate, organic walnuts, organic dried cherries, ... More >>
EKAphotographyAli Chagi-Starr, Van Jones (c), and Ron Dellums at Silence the Violence Day, 2007 By now, everyone and they mama has heard that controversial green jobs adviser Van Jones has been forced to resign from his white house job. There are many differing takes on the subject, from ultr ... More >>
The origins of the increasingly popular Biodynamic wine are steeped in the occult and bad science.
Can a burial business still be eco-friendly if its new biodegradable caskets are brought in on cargo ships from China?