Mother Truckers, Natural Selection & The Country Store: “Local food from local people”

“LOCAL FOOD FROM LOCAL PEOPLE, since 1881” is the motto of the iconic Oakville Grocery in Napa Valley, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the oldest continually operating grocery store in California. The foothills has its own share of country grocery stores with a storied past—most notably Mother Truckers on the San […]

Menu for Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival

From September 13-28, thousands of residents and visitors will flock to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall to celebrate the second annual Farm-to-Fork Festival. This event will feature local food, wine and beer from area restaurants and purveyors as well as interactive booths from our region’s farms, ranches, grocers and other farm-to-fork companies. The mission of the farm-to-fork […]

Fresh and local food going mainstream

FOOD LOVERS HAVE ADVOCATED for locally grown produce, locally sourced meats and seafood and environmental sustainability. Now this mantra is becoming more of a concern to the “average diner” both at home and when dining out. “As stresses on the planet mount— including climate change, the severe drought in the West, overfishing, mechanized agriculture and […]