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Posts By Evan Wiig

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The Mysterious World of Mushrooms
5 months ago

The Mysterious World of Mushrooms

By  •  feature

How to find wild fungi forays and tempting gourmet delicacies

At the entrance of Sonoma County’s oak-speckled Ragle Ranch Park on a crisp December morning, Darvin DeShazer confesses, “It’s like …
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Resources for Gardeners of Every Kind
7 months ago

Resources for Gardeners of Every Kind

By  •  home+

From backyard diggers to seed savers

Before moving to Sonoma County, my mother was prone to pulling out her phone at dinner parties to show off photos of her children. …
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Putting Farmers on the Map
11 months ago

Putting Farmers on the Map

By  •  people+, feature

A pair of pheasants, wings outstretched but motionless, hang mounted to the wall above Jack and Verna Krout. In the living room of their Petaluma farmhouse, they sit flipping through …
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Expanding Market Access
1 year ago

Expanding Market Access

By  •  community+

When you pay $4.33 for a pound of bacon, the farmer who raised it sees only 59 cents, according to the US Department of Agriculture. And less than one third …
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Sparking Growmance for Sonoma County’s Local Bounty
1 year ago

Sparking Growmance for Sonoma County’s Local Bounty

By  •  people+, feature

A local pig farmer coined that word just as a cowbell echoed through the grange hall in Sebastopol. At that signal, a few dozen farmers took their seats on one …
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