Healdsburg Mushroom Weekend


The Sonoma town of Healdsburg held its second annual Mushroom Weekend The weekend of February 23. Having partaken of a previous year’s mushroom weekend at Sea Ranch, we were up for another effort. Mushroom Foraging and Feed The Healdsburg event included a range of activities, from multi-course mush dinners, [Read more …]

Abbreviating our Annual Labor Day Bay Area Ritual


In July, I wrote about the two big San Francisco events that always makes for a fun holiday—the July 4th festivities and fireworks and the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival. Both draw thousands of people to the city and provide a good time for all. These events, however, draw people out of town, over the Golden [Read more …]

An All-Natural Goodbye to September in Marin and Sonoma

The last weekend in September is always a busy time in the Bay Area. Among the recurring highlights are: Mill Valley Art Festival in Old Mill Park; Weekend Farm Trails, for hands-on tours to many of Sonoma’s unique farms; Eat Real Festival for exploring the newest in sustainable street food at Jack London Square; Polk [Read more …]