SUMMER 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS June 15, 2014June 13, 2014 by Edible Monterey Bay 4 GRIST FOR THE MILL 6 PAGE SIX FOOD PHILOSOPHY Three ocean scientists on why maritime matters 8 EDIBLE FACTS WATER TABLE Our foodshed’s most taken-for-granted nonrenewable resource, by the numbers 11 EDIBLE NOTABLES SOS Save our Shores sustains sea life 14 WHAT’S IN SEASON FRESH FIGS Fragile and fleeting, a quintessential fruit to be enjoyed close to the tree 18 FOODSHED YOUR FARMERS’ MARKET WANTS YOU! Special programs abound at local markets this summer 22 THE PRESERVATIONIST TAKE BACK SODA Returning a joy of summer to its healthful origins 26 IN THE KITCHEN MOON JELLYFISH How I became a medusivore 31 ROADSIDE DIARIES BEER PEOPLE A taproom tour reveals yet another reason to celebrate our local craft brew explosion Also: Tips on planning your own trip and a handy map to take you there 36 ON THE WATER WILD SALMON, STEELHEAD AND THE DROUGHT Canaries in our modern coastal coal mine? Also: How safe is it to eat fish from Monterey Bay? 44 ON THE FARM FARMERS AGAINST FRACKING Farmers, vintners and ranchers speak out Also: At the front lines of the drought 50 EDIBLE FUTURE IS AQUAPONICS THE ANSWER? A Watsonville company tries to perfect an infinite loop of food production Also: A traditional ag firm jumps in 55 DEPARTMENT OF LAWN REPLACEMENT IN DEFENSE OF FOOD Putting your precious water to use in an edible garden 58 IN THE GARDEN FIFTY SHADES OF GREYWATER Capturing perfectly good water—be it rain or wash water—before it goes down the drain 63 DINE LOCAL GUIDE 75 LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE 80 LAST CALL AGUAS FRESCAS One final story about water…Mexican style COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Monterey Moon Jellyfish with Pickled Myoga Ginger and Togarashi at Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar by John Cox CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPH: Monterey Peninsula coastal waters, by Rob Fisher 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!