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TwoXSea inks new location in Portland, experiments with tilapia

From Inside Scoop: San Francisco seafood purveyor TwoXSea, which supplies sustainable seafood to restaurants and markets around the Bay Area, just settled on the location of its first new location, in NW Portland. Last week owner Kenny Belov signed a lease on a warehouse space near the Pearl District. After a quick build-out, he hopes […]

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Farm-delivered produce boxes are bounty for cooks

Most people sign up for a community supported agriculture box as an easy way to increase the amount of fresh produce they eat and to support local farms. For Mariquita Farm CSA member David Forer, it’s both of those things plus one more: to get the types of specialty vegetables that otherwise go strictly to […]

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Local yogurt producer Saint Benoit’s new organic milk

Local yogurt producer St. Benoit is now offering organic milk from pastured Jersey cows. The milk, from Diamond M Dairy near Petaluma, is vat-pasteurized like the milk for its yogurt, at the lowest legal limit of 145°, which producer Benoit de Korsak says preserves flavor and nutrition. Regular pasteurized milk is heated to at least […]

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Farm series coming Sunday

I’m really excited about two stories I wrote that will be in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle. One is a news story focusing on the difficulties that new farmers face getting started, with information about what the USDA is doing to support regional and local agriculture, which in turn helps small farmers. The average age of […]

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Water use in agriculture

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