FALL 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS September 7, 2015September 6, 2015 by Edible Monterey Bay 4 GRIST FOR THE MILL 6 PAGE 6 8 EDIBLE NOTABLES A new kind of green grows in Salinas Alice Waters at UCSC Bringing the farm to the table in King City Food Lounge reinvents the way we eat 20 WHAT’S IN SEASON PEPPERS Spicy or sweet, peppers are the life of the party when the fall harvest comes around 26 WHERE TO EAT NOW PATRIA A Salinas restaurant worthy of the valley’s produce is leading a culinary renaissance 30 LOCAL LIBATIONS FIELD TO GLASS Bar Cart Cocktail Co.’s Katie Blandin Shea distills the seasons with foraged ingredients 35 ON THE FARM AFTER THE HARVEST: GLEANING Two local nonprofits thwart food waste and boost access to healthful produce 38 ON THE COAST TIDAL TREASURES Delicious, nutritious and sustainable, seaweed is all around us 46 IN THE WOODS IN SEARCH OF WILD PINE NUTS An exotic delicacy turns up close to home 48 ROADSIDE DIARIES ACORNS Manna from heaven? There are thousands of pounds of food up there 55 THE PRESERVATIONIST FORAGING AND CURING OLIVES A nuisance is transformed into a delicious gift and a connection to a new community 57 DINE LOCAL GUIDE 66 FALL MONTEREY BAY FARMERS MARKETS 68 LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE 72 LAST CALL CARMEL BERRY CO. How elderberries spawned a new business and nurtured a community COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Seaweed on Monterey Bay by John Cox CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPH: Chalk drawing on the bar at King City’s The Cork & Plough by Patrice Ward About the author Edible Monterey Bay + posts At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season. Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Why Advertise in Edible Monterey Bay? Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Subscribe Now to Edible Monterey Bay magazine! Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Contact Info Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Get your appetite ready!