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Petaluma Creamery Turns 100 and Still Keeps Churning

The venerable Petaluma Creamery, established in 1913 by a group of dairy farmers, has dutifully anchored the west side of downtown Petaluma for the last century, defining the town’s agricultural roots and serving as the economic engine for the Sonoma-Marin Dairy Belt. MORE

Sonoma County Fair’s Top Exhibitors Honored at Farm Bureau Foundation’s Awards Dinner Gold Cup

The Sonoma County Fair’s cream-of-the-crop took center stage at the Sonoma County 4-H and FFA Awards Dinner where Francesca Gambonini and Regina Pozzi, both of Petaluma, were named the outstanding Sonoma County Fair exhibitors for 2013. MORE

USDA Official Visits Neve Bros. in Petaluma to Gather Input about Trade and Farm Labor

A high-ranking official of the United States Department of Agriculture toured the Neve Brothers flower operation in Petaluma and other farm and food companies in Sonoma and Napa counties to discuss key issues including immigration reform, trade agreements and the buy-local movement. MORE

Where in the World did that come from? apples

This one came to me as I was cleaning my kitchen floor early one morning…I was going to be sharing my pesto recipe at the Sonoma County Fair that day and was trying to think of a clever way to serve it. Over pasta, although delicious, sounded too boring to me! MORE

Preventing Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana on Your Lands

In recent years it has become profitable for criminals to grow marijuana on property belonging to others, particularly in rural parts of Sonoma County. Fear of armed and dangerous individuals guarding a cash crop raises visions of a third world country. These growers have been typically referred to as “Guerilla Marijuana Growers.” MORE

Harvest Fair to celebrate Sonoma County’s best food, wine, craft brews and ciders

The Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October 4-6, 2013, will offer guests the best of traditional favorites with many new, exciting features, for an enhanced, and tastier, wine country harvest festival. With the addition of unique and educational demonstrations, a renewed focus on local and artisanal products, a new cooking competition and interactive tastings, this year’s event is shaping up to be an exceptional celebration of Sonoma County’s finest and best-known products. MORE

Celebrating Love of the Land

t was a night to remember as 1,200 people came together at Farm Bureau’s Love of the Land to celebrate Sonoma County’s bounty while honoring the dedicated stewards who are doing their part to protect the land producing that agricultural bounty. MORE

Re-uniting Ag Industries

AG UNITE was the banner under which some 600 people rallied in Chico on June 12. It was organized by the County Farm Bureaus of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama, and Yuba/Sutter. It aimed at raising funds for Farm PAC and Ag Unite Legal Fund. MORE

Benedetti to be Honored

Dan Benedetti, Chairman of the Board of Clover Stornetta Farms, will be honored with the “Leadership in Agriculture Award” at the Santa Rosa Chamber’s 41st Annual Agri-Business BBQ on Aug. 22. MORE

Summer Time Bounty

I love this time of year…you either have fresh veggies in your garden or know someone who has an overabundance. This recipe is a spin-off of my “Italian Pinhead Torta”. By omitting a few items, I created a vegan recipe for friends. MORE

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