Millet Production and Use

Millet plants at UC Berkeley's Gill Tract

This is my second post about millet, a class of grains that doesn’t get much attention.  The first post gave some background on millet and UC Berkeley’s Millet Project, and can be found here: The Millet Project Looks at the Nutritious, Drought Tolerant, Gluten-Free Grains Called Millet. After learning about the Millet Project, millet’s attractive […]

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Growing Belgian Endive is “A Really Wacky Process” – Touring California Endive Farms

Spotlight on endive in the forcing room (Disclosure: this farm tour was a pre-conference excursion arranged by the International Food Bloggers Conference. Although I paid to go on the excursion, it is possible that California Endive or the California Pear Board provided some subsidies to reduce participants’ costs. In addition, I received a discount on […]

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A visit to Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol

I first learned about Baia Nicchia in 2006 when I read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about their tomato breeding efforts. What set them apart from other breeders was a focus on the S.F. Bay Area, a region with multiple microclimates — hot and dry in Walnut Creek, cool and sunny in the […]

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