Locally Yours

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 ...

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 ...

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: Make the most of year-round growing cycle

The e-mails and phone calls have been flying in asking the annual question, “what’s available in the market now that it’s winter?” One answer is winter vegetables and citr ...

Locally Yours: Make buying local produce a 2011 resolution

On New Year’s Day I heard a pronouncement regarding food trends in 2011. Vegetables are going to be the new meat. Are you kidding me? That message is so, so, last decade. Here ...