SPRING 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS January 25, 2017March 9, 2015 by Edible Monterey Bay 4 GRIST FOR THE MILL 6 PAGE 6 8 EDIBLE NOTABLES LIQUID LOVE 11 2015 LOCAL HEROES AND THE WINNERS ARE… Best Farmer Best Chef/Restaurant Best Food Purveyor Best Beverage Artisan Best Pastry Chef Best Nonprofit Best Food Artisan 26 WHAT’S IN SEASON FRESH PEAS AND PEA GREENS Spring’s first taste of sweetness 30 FOODSHED SPRING FARMERS’ MARKETS Grace for the market goers: Tom and Laurie Coke 34 HOME COOKING DINNER AT SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT. The sharing economy comes to fine dining 36 IN THE FIELD OUR DAILY BREAD Reclaiming wheat on the Central Coast 46 IN THE KITCHEN GOOD TO THE BONE Kitchen Witch Bone Broth brews deep nourishment 50 EDIBLE LIFE NOT EASILY LABELED Why “natural” has become a bad word and how best to navigate the rising tide of food seals and certifications 59 DINE LOCAL GUIDE 68 LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE 72 LAST CALL KICKIN CHICKEN COVER PHOTOGRAPH: A loaf of Companion Bakeshop’s bread by Angela Aurelio CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPH: Darryl Wong and the wheat harvest at UCSC’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems by Angela Aurelio 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!