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Arts & Entertainment
KIXE-TV broadcasts cover a 130-mile radius, covering Butte, Glenn, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties, to serve more than 500,000 people. Educate, enlighten, entertain. kixe.org. (p. 24)
Sorenson’s Resort, thirty minutes from South Lake Tahoe, offers the cozy cabin for your high Sierra getaway. 14255 State Rte 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120. To reserve: 800.423.9949; sorensensresort.com. (p. 17)
D. A. Lampe Construction designs and builds unusual custom projects throughout Northern California. 530.343.7442; dalampeconstruction.com. (p. 25)
Great American Pump Co. You can’t live without it—WATER. We don’t make it but supply the equipment to pump, store, and sterilize it. We do water—well! 3025 Lincoln St, Oroville. 530.533.2103. (p. 17)
Habitat for Humanity of Butte County’s ReStore sells building supplies and hardware—and accepts donations of the same. Open Mon–Sat 10–6, 220 Meyers St, Chico. 530.895.1271; buttehabitat.org. (p. 21)
ANewsCafe.com is the place to go for Doni Chamberlain’s food writing, recipes, and local news. (p. 23)
Lotus Guide: Directory for Healthy Living and Holistic Resources. Your portal for information about alternative and holistic practitioners and services. We support each other through cooperation, not competition. lotusguide.com.
Slow Food Shasta-Cascade supports food that is good, clean, and fair. Contacts: for Chico, send email to Lori Weber, firstname.lastname@example.org. For Red Bluff and Redding, call Kathy Moore, 530.529.2729.
Chef at the Market. A free cooking demo and tasting event using fresh ingredients from the market. Saturdays at the Redding Farmers’ Market. 9:30–11am. Redding City Hall on Cypress Ave. (back cover).
Chico Certified Farmers’ Markets offers a year-round Saturday market in Chico, and seasonal markets Saturday mornings in Oroville, Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings in Paradise, and Wednesday mornings in Chico. 530.893.3276; chicocertifiedfarmersmarket.com. (p. 7)
Shop twice a week at Glenn County Farmers’ Markets to ensure a continuous supply of fresh fruit, vegetables and produce. Saturdays 9am–12:30pm in Orland and Wednesdays 4–7pm in Willows. 530.934.4601 x5; glenncountyrcd.org. (p. 38)
Gridley Farmers’ Market is in Daddow Park every Tuesday evening 5–8, May 21–August 27. 530.846.3687;email@example.com. (p. 25)
Julia’s Fruit Stand is famous for their heirloom tomatoes and daily fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. They also sell olive oil, nuts, honey, and more. Open daily 9–6 through October 31. Located at 11475 Hwy 99E between Red Bluff and Los Molinos. 530.528.8754. (p. 47)
Farms & Ranches
Jim Miller has been growing organic vegetables at Comanche Creek Farms in Chico since 1998. With son Brandon, Jim runs a year-round CSA. 240 Speedway Ave, Chico. 530.894.7775; Comanchecreekfarms.com. (p. 9)
A family business, Divide Ranch in Elk Creek in the foothills of western Glenn County raises 100% grass-fed and finished beef. Ranchers Mike and Kathy Landini are committed to preserving our agricultural heritage. thedivideranch.com. (p. 39)
Dream Catcher Ranch and Meat CSA. Ranch raised meat available year-round. Visit us at the Orland and Willows Farmers’ Markets. PO Box 116, Orland, CA 95963. thedreamcatcherranch.com. (p. 33)
Since 2007, the GRUB CSA Farm has sustainably farmed 45 products, more than 180 distinct varieties, to feed Chico’s longest running CSA. 1525 Dayton Rd, Chico. firstname.lastname@example.org; 530.680.4543; grubchico.org (p. 45)
At Hat Creek Grown, Pam and Henry Giacomini produce grass-finished beef that customers note is “simply superb.” 41363 Opdyke Ln, Hat Creek. 530.335.7016. hatcreekgrown.com (p. 22)
Mark and Deneane Ashcraft at North Valley Farms in Cottonwood market their handcrafted farmstead goat cheese and grade A raw certified goat milk. To order contact 530.347.7151; email@example.com. northvalleyfarms.com (p. 23)
Stackhouse Family Farm in Montgomery Creek raises purebred Columbia sheep. These naturally raised lambs, finished on grain, provide flavor and healthful benefits. To order, contact Wendy at 530.337.6270; firstname.lastname@example.org.(p. 17)
Wookey Ranch grows delicious grass-fed and finished lamb and pasture-raised, organically fed chicken and turkey on natural grasslands north of Chico. Available at the Chico Saturday Farmers’ Market and at the ranch. 530.343.2479; email@example.com. (p. 33)
Since 1948, Dahlmeier Insurance Agency provides a wide range of insurance solutions to individuals, families, and businesses: health and life insurance, homeowners, auto, and farm insurance, commercial general liability, property, and workers compensation. 530.342.6421, dahlmeier.com (p. 5)
3CORE is a private, non-profit corporation working as the economic development planning and coordinating agency for the Tri-County region of Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties. 3CORE can help you secure your next small business loan. 3CORE’s mission is to cultivate healthy businesses. 3120 Cohasset Rd, Ste 1, Chico. 530.893.8732; 3coreedc.org.
Sarah Adams’ Chico Chai is available throughout Chico and surrounding area and may be purchased online at chicochaitea.com. 530.519.3993. (p. 2)
CoCo Gluten-Free Baking Company creates made-to-order gluten-free baked goods for the Chico area. Products are made in a certified home kitchen and made with mostly organic ingredients. firstname.lastname@example.org; cocobaking.com. 530.513.3117. (p. 11)
Mama Sattva Ghee is made in Chico using certified organic butter from local Northern California dairies. Available at Natural Food stores and at the Chico Saturday Farmers’ Market, by phone 530.680.6426 and online mamasattva.com. (p. 47)
Family-owned and operated Mooney Farms bases their Bella Sun Luci pesto, risotto, marinades, and tapenades on their sun-dried tomatoes and produces extra-virgin olive oil. 1220 Fortress St, Chico; 530.899.2661; mooneyfarms.com. (p. 49)
Northbound Coffee Roasters are committed to delivering a finer cup of coffee to you, carefully sourcing and selecting coffees and roasting them to order on their small 1930’s vintage German roaster. They are the Edible Shasta-Butte Local Hero Beverage Artisans. Northboundcoffee.com. (p. 12)
Free tastings everyday at The Olive Hut in Corning, south of the truck stops on Hwy 99. Family-owned business cures and stuffs the olives they grow. Offers wide selection of award winning olive oils. Also carries fresh local in season produce. 8–7 daily. 530.824.5920; olivehut.com. (p. 33)
Orland Farmstead Creamery produces award winning whole milk cheese made from the milk of their grass fed Holstein cows. Their 100% artisanal cheese is used by many of the finer Chico restaurants and available in Redding at Orchard Nutrition and in Chico at Chico Natural, S&S Produce, Zucchini & Vine, The Galley, and the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Orlandfarmstead.com. (p. 33)
Santino’s in Chico caters all kinds of events—weddings, banquets, etc. Offering various styles, specializing in Sicilian/Spanish fusion food. Email email@example.com or call 530.343.6017.
Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candies are hand-made using many local ingredients: the butter, cream, honey, and nuts are purchased from family-owned farms surrounding Chico. Open Mon–Fri 9:30am–10pm, Sat–Sun 11am–10pm. 178 E 7th St in downtown Chico.shuberts.com (p. 25)
Gardening Supplies & Services
Agmart, your source for certified organic items, gardening tools, landscaping supplies, hydroponics equipment, and fertilizer. 194 E 17th St, Chico. 530.342.6278 (p. 2)
Magnolia Gift & Garden offers a wide range of gardening and landscaping products and a garden gift shop. Open Mon–Sat 7–5:30, Sun 9–5:30. 1367 East Ave, Chico. 530.894.5410; magnoliagardening.com. (p. 29)
Mendon’s Nursery offers plants, flower and vegetable seeds, soil amendments, tools, and supplies. Mon–Sat: 8:30–4:30. Closed Sun. 5424 Foster Rd, Paradise; 530.877.7341. (p. 23)
TJ’s Nursery carries plants and garden accessories—trees and shrubs, roses, grasses, statuary, and pottery—plus fun accents for your home. 2107 Kennedy Ave, Chico; 530.893.1815; tjsnurserychico.com. (p. 11)
Staff at Wyntour Gardens will help you with all your gardening needs—everything from seeds to pond plants. Classes and cool ideas on the website. 8026 Airport Rd, Redding; 530.365.2256; wyntourgardens.com.
Ambika’s Ayurveda: relax, heal, harmonize, rejuvenate. Quality oils: 100% certified organic ingredients for all forms of massage. 344 Mission Serra Terrace, Chico. ayurvedarejuvenation.com; 530.518.3368. (p. 17)
Dr. Deborah Penner at Chico Creek Wellness and Chiropractic understands the centrality of food and nutrition for good health, and she offers education and care to help you achieve it. 360 E 1st St, Chico. chicocreekwellness.com; 530.342.8464. (p. 45)
Cultivate Good Health. Let Caroleah Johnson guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. She can help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals. Schedule a free initial consultation today. cultivategoodhealth.com.
Since 2006, Dr Robyn Barlow has been offering naturopathic health care at Chico Naturopathic Medicine that combines the best of conventional diagnostic science with advanced natural therapeutics. 4 Williamsburg Ln, Ste D. 530.332.9355; wchicond.com. (p. 13)
Nurture your nature with gentle chiropractic care and yoga solutions at Clear Creek Healing Center. Dr Paula Barros, D.C. 3561 Clark Rd, Butte Valley. 530.894.8756; clearyoga.com. (p. 17)
The Healing Clinic of Adam Moes,L.Ac., MSTCM, CMT, provides acupuncture and custom Chinese herbal preparations. 689 East 18th St, Chico. 530.828.2589; acuadam.com.
Kitchen & Gourmet Supplies
Now, in addition to a complete line of saws for pruning and other agricultural work, Fanno Saw Works is your source for high quality kitchen knives. Visit their cutlery showroom at 224 W 8th Ave, Chico. 530.895.1762; fannosaw.com. (p. 11)
The Galley has all the equipment you need for the kitchen plus cheeses, frozen gourmet entrées, and desserts. Saturday cooking demos. 551 Country Dr, Chico; 530.343.8820; galleychico.com. (p. 42)
Mary Lake Thompson Ltd offers a variety of giftware designs from aprons to soaps and framed prints. 2121 Montgomery St, Oroville; 530.532.8786; marylakethompson.com. (p. 23)
Since 1953, the Arc of Butte County has been on a mission to help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families live meaningful lives. The Arc Store Chico: 2020 Park Ave Chico; 530. 343.3666. The Arc Store Oroville: 2475 Oro Dam Blvd; 530.532.1272. arcbutte.org. (p. 38)
Olive Growers & Processors
Berkeley Olive Grove extra virgin olive oils have outrageously high levels of healthful antioxidant polyphenols. Coal Canyon Rd, Oroville. 530.533.1814;firstname.lastname@example.org; berkeleyolivegrove.com. (p. 22)
Lewis Johnson of Butte View Olive Company presses his olives into extra virgin olive oil and also employs his Italian mill in service to other local producers. Handcrafted olive oil soaps too. Tasting by appointment. 2950 Louis Ave, Oroville. 530.534.8320; butteview.com. (p. 48)
At Corning Olive Oil Company, Ray and Cathy Rogers extract extra virgin olive oil from the fruit of many local olive farms. Shop online at corningoliveoil.com or visit the store Mon–Fri 9–4:30. 721 Fig Ln, Corning. corningoliveoil.com; 530.824.5447. (p. 49)
Starting on the family farm in Jaen, Spain, olive farming has been an Isern family tradition since 1847. Now in Chico, award-winning Isern Olive Oil can be purchased online or at the Saturday Chico Farmers’ Market. 530.518.6325. isernsons.com.
Lodestar Farms California Olive Oil. Late Harvest Mission, Lemon Olive Oil, Garlic Olive Oil, Balsamic dipping oil, gift sets, Oil Club. 3719 Foothill Blvd, Oroville; farmer@lodestarfarms. com; 530.534.6548, 530.680.2677; lodestarfarms.com. (p. 49)
Lucero Olive Oil products include award winning California extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, and balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Visit the Lucero Store and Olive Mill at 2190 Loleta Ave in Corning. 877.330.2190; email@example.com; lucerooliveoil.com. (p. 48)
Family-owned and operated Mooney Farms offers Bella Sun Luci extra virgin olive oil and numerous sun-dried tomato products at their Chico store and from their web-site. 1220 Fortress St, Chico. 530.899.2661; mooneyfarms.com. (p. 49)
MoonShadow Grove’s organically grown olives produce award-winning, extra virgin olive oils, available as single varietals (Mission, Manzanillo, or Ascolano) or their signature custom blend, Miscela. Rich and Diane Mathews, 8972 Palermo-Honcut Hwy, Oroville, 530.282.9094, moonshadowgrove.com. (p. 48)
Pacific Sun Gourmet Olive Oil, 22880 Gerber Rd, Gerber, is owned by Jane Flynn and managed by her son Brendon Flynn. Their olive oil is available at many stores and markets throughout the region. 530.385.1475; firstname.lastname@example.org; pacificsunoliveoil.com. (p. 49)
Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Companyproduces infused olive oil blends, Basil, Garlic, Meyer Lemon, and Rosemary, from local and natural ingredients. 2204 California St. Sutter. 530.763.7921;email@example.com; sutterbuttesoliveoil.com. (p. 49)
West Coast Products processes hand-picked Sevillano green olives grown in Northern California. Visit their store at 717 Tehama St, Orland for bulk olives and Olinda Olive Oil. 800.382.3072 or 530.865.3379; westcoastproducts.net. (p. 48)
Chico-based White Swan sells olive oil, olives, and other products from local farm sources. Find more information about their products at whiteswanconfections.blogspot.com or contact: White_Swan@comcast.net, 925.381.2103. (pp. 9, 48)
In addition to catering events, Bacio Catering offers healthy take-away and eat-in foods, with vegan and gluten-free items on the menu! Mon–Fri 11–7. 1903 Park Ave, Chico; 530.345.7787; baciocatering.com. (p. 12)
Both restaurant and caterer, Broadway Heights offers its signature salads, focaccia sandwiches and pizza, as well as dinner entrées. Mon–Thur, 11– 8:30; Fri–Sat 11–9; Sun 11–5. Upstairs at 300 Broadway, Chico. 530.899.8075; broadwayheightschico.com. (p. 39)
Café Maddalena’s chef/owner Brett LaMott selects locally grown and produced ingredients for their quality and authenticity. Dinner served Thurs–Sun 5–10. 5801 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir; 530.235.2725; cafemaddalena.com. (p. 17)
At FarmStar Pizza, the farmer is the star behind the seasonal farm-fresh pizza toppings. Eat-in or take-out. Tues–Sat 11:30–9; Sun–Mon 4–9. 2359 The Esplanade, Chico. 530.343.2056; farmstarpizza.com. (p. 25)
At Farwood Bar & Grill, owners Jim and Leigh Ann Byerly feature local producers in their historic restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. 705 5th St, Orland, 530.865.9900; farwoodbarandgrill.com. (p. 24)
Green Paradise Café offers tasty freshly made meals to take out or eat in. Organic and local ingredients, no nitrates/nitrites meat, Mary’s chicken, grass-fed beef, organic breads, vegan and gluten-free selections. Mon–Sat, 11am–4pm. 6695 Skyway, Paradise. Greenparadisecafe.com. (p. 12)
Moonstone Bistro proprietors Tanya and Ché Stedman offer seasonal cocktails and a menu of items hand-crafted from local organic products, some harvested from their own garden. Open Tues–Sat 11–10, Sun 10–2 at 3425 Placer St, Ste 110, Redding. 530.241.3663; moonstonebistro.com.
With years of experience, David and Kelly Gomez, owners of Roots Catering in Chico, commit to using the freshest local products that match your catering budget. They now serve breakfast and lunch at 3221 The Esplanade, Chico. 530.891.4500; rootscatering.com.
The Savory Spoon serves comfort food with a local, natural twist, featuring homemade and hearty vegetarian and vegan options. Wed–Sat: lunch and dinner; Sun: brunch. Monday is Community Day, with fresh homemade meals on a “pay what you can” plan. 1647 Hartnell Ave, Redding. 530.222.7200; savoryspoon.org.
Sicilian Café serves homemade Italian food for lunch Tue–Fri and for dinner seven nights a week. Reservations appreciated. 1020 Main St, Chico. 530.345.2233; siciliancafe.com. (p. 9)
“Bold World Flavor” is Chef Rebecca Stewart’s mantra at Spice Creek Café, where she holds to traditional preparations emphasizing fresh and seasonal ingredients. She delights in taking risks with her creations. 230 W 3rd St, Chico. 530.891.9951; spicecreekcafe.com. (p. 22)
A community-minded bakery and eatery in downtown Chico, Upper Crust Bakery is dedicated to the craftsmanship of artisan pastries, finely designed cakes, and all manner of interesting and delicious wholesome food. 130 Main St, Chico. 530.895.3866; uppercrustchico.com. (p. 2)
The VIP Ultra Lounge in downtown Chico is the place for professionals to entertain clients, enjoy a cocktail and small plate after work; or celebrate the end of the work day with friends. 191 E 2nd St, Chico. 530.898.9898; vipultraloungeinchico.com. (p. 5)
Retail Food Markets
Berryvale Grocery. Fresh organic local produce, prepared food and products. Store: Mon–Sat 8:30–7:30; Sun 10–6. Café Hours: Mon–Fri 8:30–7 (grill closes at 4). Sat & Sun limited menu available until 3pm. 305 S Mount Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta.firstname.lastname@example.org; store: 530.926.1576; café: 530.926.3536; berryvale.com. (p. 13)
Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is your source for organically grown and sustainably farmed fruit, vegetables, meats, gluten-free products, and vegan items. Open daily 7:30am–10pm. 818 Main St, Chico. 530.891.1713; chiconatural.com. (p. 29)
Shop Country Organics marketplace is moving from #5, 915 Merchant St, Redding to 2745 Bechelli Ln in mid-July. Or get fresh organic produce delivered weekly to Redding, Red Bluff, Cottonwood, Burney, and more. countryorganics.net; admin@countryorganics. 530.223.5775 (marketplace); 530.223.6830 (office); countryorganics.net. (p. 17)
TheForagers.com offers an online shopping experience equivalent to shopping at a farmers’ market in person. This saves shoppers time because they can buy in bulk and also because they can pick up at one spot. Farmers and ranchers can sell online increasing their exposure without giving up their retail pricing.theforagers.com. (p. 33)
The Holiday Markets in Redding (3315 Placer St, 530.242.0477 and 2455 Hartnell Ave); Palo Cedro (9350 Deschutes Rd, 530.547.4483); Paradise (6848 Skyway Rd. 530.877.7621); and Cottonwood (20635 Gas Point Rd, 530.347.3014) support local growers in their communities and feature organic produce and meats. ShopHolidayMarket (p. 39)
A true grocery store open seven days each week, Kents Meat & Groceries offers organic, farm-fresh produce, and many local products including Kathy’s Doggone Good Beef Jerky. 8080 Airport Rd, Redding; 530.365.4322; 800.536.8717; kentsmeats.com. (p. 21)
Orchard Nutrition Center offers a broad range of groceries, including organic vegetables and Lazy J Ranch eggs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and much more. 221 Locust St in Redding’s Cypress Square Shopping Center, Open 7 days a week 9–9. 530.244.9600; orchardnutrition.com. (p. 29)
R&R Quality Meats and Seafood is an old-time butcher shop, addressing your special needs. Beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood, deli meats, cheeses, and now seafood too. 2105 East St, Redding. 530.241.7770; randrqualitymeats.net. (p. 39)
S & S Organic Produce & Natural Foods offers a complete range of locally grown organic produce and products, vitamins and dietary supplements, fresh meat and fish in the Meat Market, BBQ, and sandwiches made to order in the Deli. 1924 Mangrove Ave, Chico. 530.343.4930; ssproduce.com. (p. 47)
Established 1984, Alpen Cellars is situated at the foot of towering craggy peaks in rugged Trinity County. Winemaker Keith Groves offers a selection of wines—Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Gris. 2000 E Fork Rd, Trinity Center. 530.266.9513; alpencellars.com.
Bertagna Son Kissed Vineyards. Open the first weekend of every month, Sat and Sun noon–5. At other times, tastings by appointment. 3363 Hegan Ln, Chico; 530.343.8014; bertagnawine.com.
Owned and operated by Tom Burnham and Jim Tomasini, Burnsini Vineyards, LLC,produces Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, and the blend Tehama Red entirely on their 10 acres in Cottonwood at 19535 Hammers Ln. email@example.com; burnsini.com.
Dakaro Cellars is nestled in the Shasta Cascade foothills. David and Kathy Roth (Da-ka-ro) invite you to visit and taste in their new tasting room open in fall 2012. 29464 Big Springs Rd, Whitmore. 530.472.1962; dakarowines.com.
Steve and Creasia at Gale Vineyards and Winery handcraft their wines from Butte County’s finest grapes into six unique wines—Rosé di Primitivo, Tempranillo, Primitivo, Melange, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. Wine Club. 9345 Stanford Ln, Durham. 530.891.1264; galevineyards.com.
Hickman Family Vineyards is a boutique winery amongst the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Tastings by appointment; many special weekend events on the website. 77 Orange Ave, Bangor. 530.679.0679; hickmanfamilyvineyards.com.
Since 1992, family-owned HoneyRun Winery has created great-tasting wines from kosher honey, blackberries, cranberries, elderberries, and cherries with no added sulfites or preservatives. Tasting weekdays 9–4 at 2309 Park Ave, Chico. 530.345.6405; honeyrun.com.
LaRocca Vineyards & Winery grows organic grapes and produces organic wines free of sulfites on 200 acres near Forest Ranch. Regulars at the Chico Saturday morning farmers’ market, they also offer tours and tastings by appointment: 12360 Doe Mill Rd, Chico; 800.808.WINE; laroccavineyards.com.
Larocca Tasting Room. In downtown Chico at 222 W 2nd St. Open five days a week: Wed–Friday 1:30-8pm, Saturday noon–8pm, Sunday 1:30-6pm. laroccavineyards.com. (p. 7)
Long Creek Winery and Ranch. One winery, two great wines. Come visit us to sample our Long Creek and Vaquero brand wines. See the “Notable Edible” article in this magazine for more information. 233 Ward Blvd, Oroville. 530.589.3415. longcreekwinery.com.
New Clairvaux Vineyard. The monks at this Cistercian monastery in Vina grow grapes to produce a variety of exceptional wines. Tasting room open 7 days a week 11–5 (except Holy Days). 26240 7th St, Vina. 530.839.2200; newclairvauxvineyard.com.
Drive west on Hwy 36 from Red Bluff to get to Tehama Oaks Winery, a family- owned estate winery. Bob and Jackie Douglas invite you make an appointment to taste their wines Wed– Sun: 14494 Warren Ave, Red Bluff. 530.529.2356;tehamaoakswine.com.