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Harvest ideas at the farm forum

    In the midst of the local harvest season, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. So many heirloom tomatoes to eat, so little time to think about what it means to be a farmer in Sonoma County today.    But if you’re concerned about keeping farming and delicious food alive, stop by the Late Summer  Farm Forum at 5 p.m. Wednesday at The Petaluma Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Boulevard North.      Dynamic duo Marcy Smothers and Clark… Read More »

Sip, slurp and nibble the heirloom tomatoes

Tomatoes are busting out all over. Just ask anyone who attended the 16th annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival last weekend at the K-J wine center and gardens in Santa Rosa.  There were so many tantalizing  bites  from local chefs and caterers that it was difficult to taste them  all.  My favorites were the simplest: the Bloody Mary made with pickled beans, the refreshing tomato water, and the huge table sliced heirloom  tomatoes, including everything from tiny, sweet Peace cherries to  deep,… Read More »