The Year of Mexican Wine

The Year of Mexican Wine

As I write these words, I sit 15 miles from the San Ysidro border crossing to Mexico, roughly an hour and a half drive to the Guadalupe Valley in Baja California.
Hook, Line and Panga in Baja

Hook, Line and Panga in Baja

When San Diegans talk local food, "local" doesn't arbitrarily stop at the border. With Baja California so close to San Diego, it just makes sense for local restaurants and markets to brag about carryi
The Renascence of Guadalupe Valley: Reclaiming the land and cultivating Baja culture

The Renascence of Guadalupe Valley: Reclaiming the land and cultivating Baja culture

"I have ideas for the future," says Pablo Rojas, livestock manager at Rancho el Mogor in Valle de Guadalupe.
Edible Reads: Tamales Hot & Easy

Edible Reads: Tamales Hot & Easy

Ask a Latina about tamales, get a strong opinion. "The best tamales are from Tijuana, much better than in San Diego," declares a high school sophomore. "I'm from Guatemala, ours are much better than M
All Things Baja: Enchanting place inspired Deborah Schneider’s culinary career

All Things Baja: Enchanting place inspired Deborah Schneider’s culinary career

For seasoned chef, restaurateur and award-winning cookbook author Deborah Schneider, Baja "is the most beautiful place on the planet."
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Tidbits

  The Wooden Spoon: Redefining comfort food   The menu at The Wooden Spoon may look and taste like fine dining but it feels like comfort food, with choices like pork belly bruschetta, potato la
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Introducing kids to the joys of growing, cooking and eating good food.

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The economic, political, environmental and sustainability issues of our food community.

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Growing, cooking, and living a sustainable lifestyle.

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Individuals making an impact in the local food economy and community.

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Go on a journey to good food.

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WELLNESS

Rejuvenate with good food.

Urban Plantations

Over six years ago, Karen Contreras, dissatisfied by her high paying corporate job, boldly decided to pursue her love for organic gardening and began following her passion instead of her paycheck. In 2008, she founded Urban Plantations, the first company in San Diego to promote and install gardens both for beauty and growing food. Since its inception, Urban Plantations has grown from a small company installing home gardens to corporate landscapes and everything in between. With over 35 years experience in the field, Karen takes time to educate and train her staff to ensure that they are knowledgeable and well versed in everything from sowing seeds and caring for trees to pest management and soil biology.   {gallery}stories/a-closer-look/urbanplantation{/gallery}   Urban Plantations has gained national and global attention with the ris

Suzie's Farm

Imagine an iconic farm nestled on fertile land in between the warm desert and cool Pacific coastline, teeming with life, nutritious food and a bustling community. Maybe you've heard of this oasis already? Suzie's Farm. Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team, Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro, Suzie's is a local, urban, certified-organic farm located just 15 miles south of downtown San Diego in the Tijuana River Valley.   {gallery}stories/a-closer-look/suziesfarm{/gallery}   Suzie's has always had a big vision for the future. What began as a small sprout operation has become one of largest, most well known farms in the county. Dedication, hard work and immense patience through years of transformation and growth have brought the farm and it's family to the caliber at which it now stands., One of Suzie's main goals is to help connect the San Diego community with the origins of ou

Specialty Produce

Specialty Produce is much more than a fruit and vegetable distributor. Family owned and founded in 1989, Specialty Produce has worked diligently for more than thirty years to become a leader in service, product quality and technology to offer the best retail fresh produce and food service in San Diego. They offer delivery seven days a week within San Diego County to service restaurants and local chefs and to give consumers retail access to the same high quality, fresh produce and food.   {gallery}stories/a-closer-look/specialtyproduce{/gallery}   What sets Specialty Produce apart from other produce distributors is its unique application for Android and iPhone users that has been developed to share the story of fruits and vegetables. With over 1400 articles on distinctive fresh fruits and vegetables, the database that powers their

Brian's Farmers Markets

  Entrepreneur and philanthropist Brian Beevers is making big waves in San Diego's local food scene. Raised on a walnut farm in California's central valley, Brian understood the lot of the farmer from an early age and was no stranger to hard work. This rural background, coupled with this experience working for L'Arche ("The Ark"), a worldwide organization that creates residential communities for people with intellectual disabilities, helped fuel his passion to ofserve those less fortunate.   After moving back to San Diego after college, Brian took a job managing the City Heights Farmers' Market for the San Diego County Farm Bureau. From his first day at the market, Brian knew that he had found an ideal job that tied together his rural background and his goals for strengthening San Diego's farming community.   {gallery}stories/a-closer-look/briansfarmersmarkets{/gallery}   Bria

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