Behind the Bottle, Beyond the Barley

Foraging, Sourcing and Drinking Local

by Rachel Hommel
Monday, July 31st, 2017

Beer. Barley. Hops. Yeast. Water. A beautiful science experiment so eloquently simple yet utterly profound. It has been said that fermentation does all the work, but our local brewers have created a community rich in talent.

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Making America Stronger

by Nancy Oster
Saturday, July 29th, 2017

During World War I, about 30% of our nation’s recruits were rejected due to malnutrition and poor health. The rejection rate at the beginning of World War II was about 45%. The National School Lunch Program was enacted in 1946

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Tea Time For Local Farmer

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

“If it’s hard to grow, I want to grow it,” says local farmer Sandra Newman of Forbidden Fruit Orchards in Lompoc. Her tea plants are no exception. Working with UC Cooperative Extension farm agent Mark Gaskell, Sandy is helping the UC Small Farm Program evaluate green tea as a small-farm crop for our area.

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Savoring Wildlands

by Melissa Fontaine
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

What does it mean to live closely to the earth, or to have a relationship with the food we eat? Most of us don’t live off the land, but we still want to feel close to it, and we find ways through different roles: rock climber, hiker, gardener, fisherman.

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Red, White and Brew

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 1–4pm At the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Please join us as we celebrate the release of our Summer issue with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in partnership with Impulse Advanced Communications and On Q Financial for a special beer pairing event.

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Interwoven: Santa Maria’s Culture and Cuisine

by Laura Sanchez
Monday, January 30th, 2017

As a child I imagined a red thread that wound around me and each person that I cared for. It looped around acquaintances. It zigged from friend to neighbor and knotted firmly around family members.

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Mizuba Matcha Tea Company 

by Rosminah Brown
Monday, January 30th, 2017

When Santa Barbara native Lauren Danson accidentally got off the train at the wrong stop while traveling in Japan, she found herself in Uji, the center of matcha tea production.

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Summer 2017

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Upcoming Events

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    Flamenco in the Funk Zone

    August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. 26

    Zaca University: Rooted in the Vineyard

    August 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. 10

    Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

    September 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. 23

    Figtoberfest

    September 23
  5. 30

    Farm to Table Dinner

    September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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