Beginning Saturday May 21, 2016, Kandarian Organic Farms will be bring its ancient grains to sell at the SLO Saturday morning Farmers’ Market. Kandarian Organic Farms cultivates 100% organic, GMO-free Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, Teff, Chia, Emmer Farro, Ethiopian Blue Tinge Farro, Spelt, Rye, Kamut, […]
No matter how much marmalade Mary Tudor ate, she couldn’t get pregnant.
Of course, the queen of England’s plan to use fruity spread to produce an heir to the throne probably wasn’t one of her greater ideas. But perhaps “Bloody Mary’s” judgment was clouded by all the executions […]
Thursday night additions from SLO County Farmers’ Market Association include meats, fish, dairy and more starting June 2, 2016
The San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association has recruited 8 new farmers who will substantially increase the variety of locally produced goods for sale at the Thursday night Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market this summer. The […]
If you think your job is hard, consider the queen bee’s gig.
A honey bee queen can produce up to 2,000 eggs per day. But when she gets old, her workers stage a coup, selecting her replacement and killing the queen.
Tough gig, right?
But we all owe gratitude to the queen and her workers.
“Bees contribute to over […]
Evan Parker takes his boost straight-up at the SLO Creek Farms booth at the Morro Bay farmers’ market.
When Evan Parker needs a boost, he stops by the Morro Bay […]
While all of Stephanie Burchiel’s soups sell well at the farmers’ markets, her most requested, she says, is split pea soup. In fact, she once sold out of 15 gallons of it in 25 minutes, according to her book, “Central Coast Farmers Market Soups.”
It’s a simple recipe, she writes, “but the key is in the […]
Burchiel said roughly 90 percent of her regular customers bring their own jars, but she also provides jars for sale.
Stephanie Burchiel isn’t into measuring cups.
Measuring is […]
The American Honey Queen is visiting two San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Markets to teach market-goers all about honey and bees.
Reigning Honey Queen Kim Kester represents the American Beekeeping Federation and its more than 200,000 beekeepers. She travels the nation promoting and educating people on all things bees. Kester is currently earning her master’s degree […]
Roots need oxygen to thrive, which is why you generally don’t want to plant roots too deep. But tomatoes are an exception.
“The thing with tomatoes is that you’ve got to plant them deep,” said Seron Yafuwi, who was working the booth for Grown From the Heart at a recent farmers’ market in Arroyo Grande.
When Trisha Oksner bought a whole chicken from BeeWench Farm recently, she was thinking about the bones more than the meat.
Those bones, after all, help make bone broth soup, a trendy beverage item.
“That’s real big right now,” said Ryan Reeber, who owns BeeWench Farm with his partner, Sarah Ziegenbein.
Some cultures believe bone broth […]