Author Archive | ivy-hirsch

Local Challenge, Recipes

Eat Local Challenge #16

It’s time to think outside the box. This Eat Local Challenge is all about food. But this weekend I’d like to encourage you to take it a step further. What other products could you be sourcing locally? FacebookTwitterPinterest

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October 20. 2017 | By | 0 comments

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Eat Local Challenge #5

Happy locavore, happy environment. Do you ever wonder how your eating habits affect the environment? When you eat closer to home what impact does that have on fossil fuel usage and other environmental factors? FacebookTwitterPinterest

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October 05. 2017 | By | 0 comments

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Eat Local Challenge #3

Time to start shopping! Grocery shopping for purely local foods may sound a bit daunting, but fear not, we are here to help. Whether you visit a farmers market, farm stand or a grocery store, there are tons of options for locavores. FacebookTwitterPinterest

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October 03. 2017 | By | 2 comments

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Eat Local Challenge #2

Getting it written down. Goals and challenges are always easier when they’re neatly written down on your favorite notepad, right? Doesn’t everyone love a good To-Do list? Instead of a To-Do list of chores for the month, let’s create a list of foodie-friendly goals for the month of October and keep track of our progress

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October 02. 2017 | By | 0 comments

Appetizers, Food, Local Challenge, Recipes, Recipes

Conrad’s Ceviche

Conrad Gonzales of Valle Fresh says his inspiration for this recipe came from a love of citrus-cured fish. He says, “Tuna, salmon, halibut, shrimp, scallops—I love playing with different flavors and textures of ceviche. I like a creamy and crunchy element in the form of avocado and fresh fried corn chips.” This particular recipe is

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October 01. 2016 | By Conrad Gonzales | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge, Farmers' Markets, Farmers' Markets, Farms and Ranches, Goleta, People, Places and Things, People, Places and Things

Gettin’ Down with Papaya Man

Photography by Erin Feinblatt It’s a busy June-gloom day at the Saturday Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Musicians are strumming and singing. The sweet smell of summer fruit fragrances the air. And Hawaiian native Damien “Papaya Man” Raquinio is tending his cornucopia of homegrown papayas with the help of Soleil (a sweet waif of a spirit

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October 01. 2016 | By Leslie A. Westbrook | 0 comments