Author and Santa Rosa resident Shugri Said Salh fled her war-torn native Somalia. At Crane Creek Regional Park, she found spaces that stir memories of her childhood in the desert.
At Hanzell Farm & Vineyards, the winemaker is also a lifelong organic farmer, crops grow with little added water, and sheep and ducks forage among the vines.
Local chefs, emerging names and TV stars alike, show off the best ways to play with seasonal flavors at home.
Preserving the goodness of harvest has long been a way of life in Sonoma County.
As we come off a second season of punishing drought, more Sonoma winemakers are looking to traditional dry-farming methods as a way to increase their vines’ resilience.
FEED Cooperative is a food-hub community of 70+ local farms, supporting ecologically sustainable farming and ranching practices.
Fall is cider time. Here are a few favorites to sip as the leaves turn red, yellow and orange.
Vineyard workers are deemed “essential” by the state, meaning their jobs continue even in times of crisis. The collision of fire season and grape harvest now increasingly forces workers to risk their health, and sometimes their safety, to bring in the crop.
Heather Fordham converted her garage into a pottery studio a few years back to focus on improving her craft. “I am a perfectionist, and that probably shows in my work,” she laughs.
The owners were looking for a weekend retreat with a warm summery climate and good food and wine nearby — the fact that there was space for an on-site vineyard was a big bonus.