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LOCAL HERO VOTE GETTERS: 2014

You voted for your local heroes in the area covered by Edible Shasta-Butte magazine: from Butte and Glenn Counties in the south, northward through Tehama, Shasta and Trinity Counties, and on up through Siskiyou County in the north. The polling revealed that good, local, healthy food is on the minds of many residents of this region of California. The following lists the vote-getters (in no particular order) in the five categories we asked you to consider when you cast your votes.

* indicates Local Heroes from previous years.

Your favorite Farm & Farmer

FARM FARMER(S)
Hunter Orchards, Montague* Kirsten Olsen and John Tanacci
Kid Creek Pastures, Mount Shasta Shawna and Jacob Barr & family
Redwood Organic Seeds, Manton Kalan, Cam and Maisie Redwood
Llano Seco Rancho, Chico* llanoseco.com
Serendipity Ranch, Anderson
North Valley Farms Chèvre, Cottonwood* Mark & Deneane Ashcraft
Wookey Ranch, Chico* Baji Hantelman & Richard Coon
Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm, Chico John & Armen Carlon
Orland Farmstead Creamery, Orland Paul Schmidt
Del Rio Farms, West Sacramanto Suzanne Ashworth
Duivenvoorden Farms, Cottonwood Marc & Lori Duivenvoorden
Pretty Good Produce, Durham Al Vogel and Son
Nickler Acres, Gerber Mindy and Steve Nickler
Lazy 69 Ranch, Round Mountain Dan Martin and family

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Local Hero Update: Nov. 21, 2013

Voting for the 2014 Edible Shasta-Butte Local Heroes has been brisk, but we know there are still a lot of votes to be cast. To vote, go to this web address: www.ediblecommunities.com/heroes. The final day for voting is Friday, December 13, 2013.

So far, readers have cast votes for these food champions among us . . . 

1. Farm/Farmer category: Wookey Ranch; Kid Creek Ranch; Paul Schmidt/Orland Farmstead Creamery; Del Rio Farms; Al Vogel; Nickler Acres; Duivenvoorden Dairy Farm, Cottonwood; Dan Martin/Lazy 69 Ranch; Towani Farm; and Llano Seco Rancho.

2. Chef/Restaurant: Nathan Johnson/Kitchen Table; Dogwood Diner; John/Tin Roof Bakery; Rebecca Stewart/Spice Creek; Farwood Bar and Grill, Orland; Woodside Grill, Anderson; Moonstone Bistro; Bacio Catering and Carryout; Jim Vereb/Diamond Hotel; Ann Leon/Leon Bistro, Chico; Brett Lamott, Café Maddalena; Gordo Burrito, taco truck.

3. Food Shop: Orchard Nutrition Center; Berryvale Grocery; Creekside Cellars; Chico Certified Farmers Market; Wholesome Goods; Chico Natural Foods.

4. Food/Beverage ArtisanJesse Smith, Five by Five Tonics; Sarah Adams, Chico Chai; Orland Farmstead Creamery; Isern Olive Oil; Mark & Deneane Ashcraft/North Valley Farms Chèvre; From the Hearth; Tom Burnham, Burnsini Vineyards.

5. Non-Profit Organization: GRUB; The Arc; Chico Certified Farmers Market; Noelle Ferdon, Buy Fresh Buy Local/North Valley Food Hub; Slow Food Shasta Cascade; Chico Natural Foods.

 


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LOCAL HEROES 2013

The voting for Edible Shasta-Butte Local Heroes conducted at the end of 2012 yielded this slate of local heroes.

Farm /

Farmers

Hunter Orchards:

John Tannaci & Kirsten Olson

Grenada

Chef /

Restaurant

Ché Steadman

Moonstone Bistro

Redding
Beverage
Artisans

Jen Lovrak and Keith Hamrick

Northbound Coffee Roasters

Mount Shasta

Food Shop

Holiday Market

Paradise

Non-Profit Organization Chico Certified Farmers’ Market


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FINAL VOTING RESULTS

LOCAL HEROES 2013

WOW! Never have so many votes for “local heroes” been cast by Edible Shasta-Butte magazine readers. And through the voting, we came to know about people and organizations in our region who are committed to sustainable and healthy lifestyles and the practices needed to foster them. They are all winners! Like Baba and Mharia Walcott-Ross at F.R.E.S.H. Farms. According to a post by Baba and Mharia Ross-Walcott on lotusguide.com dated May 22, 2012, “Baba Ross-Walcott is a farmer man, having grown up watching his grandfather work the fertile hills of western Jamaica—growing yam, banana, and plantain. Baba has a passion for the simple good life, and he wants to share it. Working an acre off Eaton Road [in Chico], the Ross-Walcotts welcome people to help on the farm, and they will continue to sell their produce locally. They now have a greenhouse full of sprouting seeds and a root cellar in progress for winter storage.

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VOTE-GETTERS

LOCAL HEROES 2012

FARM/FARMER
  • Divide Ranch/Kathy & Mike Landini, Elk Creek
  • GRUB, Chico
  • Pedrozo Dairy/Tim Pedrozo
  • Windborne Farm/Jennifer Greene
  • Springfed Organic Farm/Wolfgang Rougle
  • Sawmill Creek Farm/Brian and Nancy, Paradise
  • Pyramid Farm/Mathew Martin
  • Lodestar Farm/Jamie Johansson
  • Duivenvoorden Farm
  • Wookey Ranch/Richard and Baji
  • Chaffin Family Orchards
CHEF/RESTAURANT
  • Ché Stedman/Moonstone Bistro, Redding
  • Jim Vereb/Farwood Bar and Grill, Orland
  • Ann Leon/Leon Bistro, Chico
  • Brett LaMott/Cafe Maddalena’s, Dunsmuir
  • Grilla Bites/Katie Bullock, Redding
  • Roque & Tiferet Carbal/Sweeties Café, Redding
  • Chef at La Posada, Paradise who makes fresh Chili Rellenos
  • Michael Iles/Sierra Nevada Tap Room, Chico
  • Cafe Coda, Chico
  • Craig Thomas/FarmStar Pizza, Chico
  • Rebecca Stewart/Spice Creek Café, Chico
FOOD SHOP
  • Maisie Jane’s, Chico
  • Chico Natural Foods Coop
  • Mooney Farms, Chico
  • Moores’ Mill, Redding
  • Holiday Market, Paradise
  • S&S Organic Produce & Natural Foods, Chico
  • Bacio Catering, Chico
  • Tin Roof Bakery, Chico
  • Wheelhouse Seafoods
  • Chaffin Family Orchards Farm Stand
  • Provender
FOOD/BEVERAGE ARTISAN
  • North Valley Chèvre/Deneane Ashcraft, Cottonwood
  • Country Morning Bakery, Chico
  • Skylake Ranch Pomegranate Products
  • Northbound Coffee Roasters
  • Jonah Mills, baker/From the Hearth Bakery
  • Chico Chai/Sarah Adams
  • Chocolate artisans in Paradise Joy Lyn’s
  • Brandon Stewart/Tin Roof Bakery, Chico
  • Hearth & Stone Bakery
  • Dave Miller Bakehouse, Yankee Hill
  • Provender
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
  • SFJC/Shasta Women’s Refuge
  • A Seat At The Table
  • BEC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

BLOG TITLE

DATE PUBLISHED

LOCAL HERO VOTE GETTERS: 2014 January 7, 2014
LOCAL HERO UPDATE: Nov. 21, 2013 November 21, 2013
VOTE-GETTERS:2014 Local Heroes October 31, 2013
HOW TO VOTE FOR YOUR 2014 LOCAL HEROES October 22,2013
LOCAL HEROES: 2013 October 22, 2013
FINAL VOTING RESULTS: 2013 Local Heroes December 20, 2012

VOTE-GETTERS: 2013 Local Heroes

December 12, 2012

How to Vote for Your 2013 Local Heroes

December 9, 2012

FOOD RADIO: A Proposal

December 4, 2012

Four Years of Heroes

November 29, 2012

Local Food Summit

April 17, 2012

March 12, 2012

DAVE MILLER, Baker, Local Hero

February 2, 2012

FINAL Local Heroes Voting Update: Dec. 11, 2011

December 9, 2011

Local Heroes Voting Update Nov 22, 2011

November 22, 2011

Local Heroes 2012 Voting Update

November 13, 2011

Local Heroes Voting Update / November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

Six Ways to Survive Farming

September 7, 2001

Backyard Garden Abundance

August 16, 2011

GROWING LOCAL!

June 16, 2011

JAMES BEARD AWARD

May 16. 2011

Black Butte Triathlon

March 28, 2011

JOEL SALATIN WOWS CHICO

January 17, 2011

BACKYARD PERSIMMONS

December 14, 2010

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FOOD RADIO: A Proposal

 

 

Food Radio : A Proposal for a Monthly Radio Program 

Purpose: To raise awareness and educate our radio audience to the importance of improving our local food system for food availability, health and sustainable economic growth of our communities.

Production: We will start with a monthly hour-long show for the first year: example, the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. After that we will assess the audience and if warranted, move to a weekly schedule. Many shows will have a call-in segment.

Programming: There is a wealth of people in north central California to tap for interesting programming and we also plan on interviewing experts and authors outside our region. Some interviews will be by phone, some in studio and some onsite in the fields, markets or restaurants. Food Radio will feature interviews with growers, chefs, food craft producers, consumers, policy makers and educators. Food Radio will highlight local issues and personalities who also represent national issues, problems and solutions Concentrating on local talent will have the additional benefit of bringing in new radio listeners. The producers will encourage exploring solutions for improving local food systems.

Topics for Discussion

  • GMO  Differences in Round-Up Ready insertion
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Four Years of Heroes

Edible Shasta-Butte Heroes Through the Years


2009

 

 

 

 

Farm

Farmer


 

 

Pyramid Organic Farm

Matthew Martin

 Chico

Epperson Family Farm

Ron & Theresa Epperson

Montgomery Creek

Chef

 Restaurant

Craig Thomas

Red Tavern

Chico
Ché Steadman

Moonstone Bistro

Redding
Beverage
Artisan

Aimée Sunseri

 New Clairvaux

Vineyards

Vina

Non-Profit Organization

GRUB

Chico

2010

 

Farm

Farmer

Llano Seco Rancho

Chico

David Sieperda

Chef

Restaurant

 

Rebecca Stewart

Spice Creek Café

Chico

 

 

Beverage

Artisan

 

        Aimée Sunseri:

New Clairvaux Vineyards

Vina

Food Artisan

Deneane Ashcraft:

North Valley Farms Chèvre

Cottonwood

Non-Profit Organization

Torres Shelter

Chico

2011

Farm

Farmer

Douglass Ranch

Shannon& Kelly Douglass

Orland

Chef:

Restaurant

Michael Hall:

 Fifth Street Steak House

Chico

Beverage
Artisan

Sarah Adams

Chico Chai

Chico

Food

Artisan

 

Charles Thieriot

Llano Seco Rancho

Chico

Non-Profit Organization

Butte County

Farm Bureau

Oroville

2012

 

Farm

Farmer

Wookey Ranch

Baji Hantelman &
Richard Coon

Chico

Chef

Restaurant

Ann Leon

Leon Bistro

Chico

Food Artisan
Dave Miller

Miller’s Bakehouse

Yankee Hill

Food Shop

S&S Organic Produce

and Natural Foods

Chico
Non-Profit Organization
Teresa Wolk Hayes
Little Red Hen
Chico

 

HOW & WHEN TO VOTE

Click here: http://svy.mk/VbBLZS

Deadline for voting is December 14.


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