california

Albertson’s Files Complaint Against Farmers Market

In the Southern California city of San Dimas, a big conglomerate supermarket “Albertsons” has filed a formal complaint against the city for its Farmers Market. In the formal complaint it says “Albertsons is a good corporate citizen that supports the city of San Dimas, but they will stand silent no longer.” The letter goes on …

Freedom Seeds (online store!)

Back in February I blogged about a new non-GMO (not genetically modified) seed company opening shop soon on the net. They have arrived and I really like them so far. In fact I just ordered some heirloom tomatoes. Very simple and well designed website makes it an enjoyable experience to browse around and place an …

CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

For a few years now Ive been interested in Community Supported Agriculture (aka CSA), which generally focuses on the production of high quality foods using ecological, organic methods. This kind of farming operates with a much greater-than-usual degree of involvement of consumers and other stakeholders—resulting in a stronger than usual consumer-producer relationship. Most CSA’s have …

Victorian Homes in California

For our one year anniversary in December 2005, I drove Anna up the Pacific coast. We visited Hearst Castle, The Winchester Mystery House, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Fort Ross (a russian fort), Sacramento, The Redwoods, Eureka, and a little town near the coast named “Ferndale”. This trip definitely had a Victorian flavor to it. The …