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The Changing Tides of the Fishing Industry Father and Son Team Up to Provide Top Quality Seafood from The Tides Wharf

What is the main ingredient for the largest crab feed in California? Crab, of course—but not just any crab. Thanks to the Tides Wharf, year after year, the Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest has fresh, mouth-watering crab for over 2,000 people to enjoy.  Made famous in the early 1960s as the backdrop for scenes of Alfred Hitchcock’s film classic, “The Birds”, The Tides Wharf remains an attraction for locals and travelers from around the world. It is also where father and son Tony and Continue reading →

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Exploring options for PG&E’s future

UNCERTAIN FUTURE — PG&E’s bankruptcy has spurred critics to imagine new ways that PG&E’s delivery system, like the Fulton substation pictured above, might be owned and operated. Some big decisions about PG&E will be made in the next few months, and local officials are realizing this could have enormous implications for Sonoma County. By June the utility hopes to resolve its bankruptcy, which it filed in January because it faced an estimated $30 billion in wildfire liabilities. The bankruptcy has opened the door to a Continue reading →

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February Editorial- Election Season

Next month on March 3, Sonoma County and the rest of California will head to the polls to take part in this seemingly perpetual election cycle we are in. As soon as one ends, the next one begins. So, if it seems extra early to you, you’re right. California, in its infinite wisdom, has bumped up our primary election in an effort to become more relevant in a Presidential election. Will it have an effect? That remains to be seen, however, I don’t think it Continue reading →

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February Editorial- Agriculture: The Sacrificial Lamb of Corporate America

Did you notice your February Farm News arrived a week later than usual? No, your mail delivery person didn’t fail you and our printing presses didn’t breakdown. We purposely held production of our much-loved monthly publication to allow for us to include stories, accolades, and pictures from our 31st Great Sonoma Wine & Crab Fest held on February 1st. What a night it was! Fun was had by all as they strolled through the reception area, enjoying food and libations from our many local restaurants and wineries Continue reading →

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February Farm News Member Profile Costeaux French Bakery

Most people especially think about carbohydrates each year starting on January 1st as a part of new year’s resolutions. Will Seppi, CEO of Costeaux French Bakery, however, thinks about carbohydrates every single day. Costeaux French Bakery offers a wide range of carbohydrates including crafted baked goods from sourdough artisan breads, to rolls and buns, cookies, and cakes that are distributed throughout the North Bay including Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa and Marin counties.  One of their most unique products is a familiar and fun feature at the Continue reading →

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Sonoma County Farm Bureau First Vice President Attends American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation held its Annual Convention & Trade Show on January 17 – 22, 2020 in Austin, TX. The theme of the 101st Annual Convention, which was held at the Austin Convention Center, was “Sustaining America’s Agriculture.” Workshops focused on steps farmers and ranchers can take to enhance soil health and improve water quality and others featured precision agriculture technology’s role in helping with labor shortages; increasing competition; mitigating risk and protecting food safety. Sonoma County Farm Bureau First Vice President Jennifer Continue reading →

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Vigilance Against Illegal Marijuana Grows

Over the last several years, state legislature along with California voters have created and formed legal framework which enables the cannabis industry to be a regulated commercial market. In response to the state law changes, elected officials in Sonoma County have adopted ordinances in order to establish comprehensive programs in order to permit and regulate medical cannabis. The information provided should be used as a guide for the safety and protection of persons and property. Even though marijuana has been legalized and regulated, there are still Continue reading →

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31st Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, the Hall of Flowers and Grace Pavilion were filled with an ocean of support for youth education and advocacy at the 31st Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest, which is the largest crab feed in California, and possibly the U.S. Nearly 2,000 guests and nearly 400 volunteers and reception participants attended the event to enjoy local bites, premier Sonoma County wine and brews, a fun party atmosphere, an impressive silent and live auction, and of course, a mouthwatering crab Continue reading →

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