Carol Arnold

Locally Yours: Supporting farmers helps food security

What does food security mean to you? Most assume the ships, refrigerated train cars and interstate trucks will keep coming, all bearing the plentiful, inexpensive food we are used ...

Locally Yours: Simple pleasures found at farmers market

I was sitting at the Top of the Mark in San Francisco enjoying a pre-game look at the city by the bay when I saw something startling. I saw a woman, sitting with a very handsome ma ...

Locally Yours: Barbecue fruit to bring out flavor

If you’re like me, this long and gentle spring has been a blessing. Cool nights, less-than-hot days, and not too much in the way of extreme wind and rain has made our little ...

Locally Yours: Keep it simple with a spring salad

The farmers’ market was beautiful on Saturday. Teeming with people and full of fresh fruits and vegetables, it was a joy to walk around, talk to friends and neighbors and tak ...

Get cracking with these egg-cellent Easter recipes

If you go the traditional route this Easter, you’ll find yourself with dozens of hard-boiled eggs after the thrill of the hunt is over. And while an egg-salad sandwich is del ...

Grant encourages low-income families to purchase more locally grown produce

Grant funding will soon give low- income families greater access and incentive to purchase locally grown produce. Carol Arnold, general manager of the Foothill Farmers Market Asso ...

Pumpkin parade – celebrating a fall favorite

Pumpkins — they’re the symbol of fall. The bright orange orbs delight children at Halloween and make delicious pies for Thanksgiving. But their versatility goes way beyond that ...

Locally Yours: Better options than ‘paper or plastic?’ available

Paper or plastic? It’s a polite question usually asked by an earnest young person who is anxiously waiting to pack your groceries. By now most of us know the question is importa ...

Farmers Market extends outreach with newsletter

Customers of the Foothill Farmers Market will get the latest updates on what’s ripe and what’s just around the corner in a monthly e-mail newsletter starting in September. It ...

Locally Yours: Food tastes even better when it’s close to home

I attended several real farmers markets last week. Surrounded by ripe, sweet stone fruit, plump berries fresh off of the vine and beautiful crisp salad greens, I was filled with a ...

Cold weather delays local produce coming to market

At Wednesday’s DeWitt Center Farmers Market, the few vendors who had booths all agreed that the weather has slowed production. “Everything is really late,” said Nicole Salle ...

Locally Yours: Busy season calling for fresh, fast meals

Hey, the sun finally came out! I know we’ll look back at this coolness in August longingly, but right now it is in fact a God send, especially for our local farmers. First it s ...

Locally Yours: Enjoying farmers market feast at friends' table

It is always a pleasure to eat a meal lovingly prepared with food from the Foothill Farmers Market. The pleasure is compounded when the meal is prepared by someone other than me. ...

Locally Yours: Farmers market inspires festive brunch menu

What a lovely way to spend a spring Sunday. Croquet on the lawn, brunch on the patio, and a masterfully orchestrated Easter egg hunt. If you’d like to spend more of your time on ...

Locally Yours: Feeding family well shouldn't take all night

I have been following a food columnist in the New York Times Magazine for over two years. Once a month I would read his sometimes sentimental, sometimes petulant tirades about h ...