It Takes an Island

at Lopez Island Vineyards, community-supported viniculture happens each fall...

In the Herb Garden

Growing food at home can seem an unrealistic goal to those of us not born with a green thumb. But this only makes the joys of home-grown herbs that much more powerful, since they’re among the most easy-going edibles we can cultivate. ...

A Farmer by Any Other Name

Rand Rasheed rises at the crack of dawn every morning. A ten-minute drive later and she’s in the field, checking on the eight acres of sandy Snohomish Valley soil she manages with the help of a business partner and a few apprentices....

Brightening the Spirit

For all the mystery surrounding kombucha, Joyner says it’s “refreshing and lifts your spirits,” and that seems to be more than enough to keep him going for another 25 years....

Girl Meets Dirt

on Orcas Island, Audra Lawlor is preserving agricultural heritage and putting down roots...

The Wide World of Yogurt

These days fermentation is all the rage—kombucha can be bought in corner stores, pickles are hipper than they have ever been, and yogurt has taken over the dairy case....

The Northwest Tea Festival

“Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world,” points out Rosanoff [the first being water]. “It’s changed and adapted to different cultures and that’s what is fun about it—to see Korean tea ceremony and Japanese tea ceremony next to each other.”...

Sweetness Follows

Our mom taught herself to fry jelly doughnuts in her big Dutch oven when she discovered how much Dad relished them. Among my earliest kitchen memories is the merry, sandy sound of her shaking hot doughnuts with sugar in a brown paper bag. Our life burst with sweetness....