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The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

Lets talk turkey, can we? Thanksgiving is coming and I, for one, want to see heritage breeds and heirloom foods at the center of as many gatherings as possible. This year, ditch the bland meat of grocery store turkey and the stale seasoning of pre-packaged stuffing in favor of the robust, surprising and eclectic flavors… Continue reading The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

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Taco María to Host Indie Chefs Week SoCal

Taco María will co-host Indie Chefs Week this October 16th, 17th, and 18th. In this first West Coast edition of Indie Chefs Week, Taco María has the pleasure of welcoming some of OC’s rising star chefs, including Jason Quinn and Zach Scherer from The Playground, Eric Samaniego from Little Sparrow, Aron Habiger from The North… Continue reading Taco María to Host Indie Chefs Week SoCal

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August Legislative Wrap-Up

The truncated state legislative session is winding down for the year as we approach election time. For the most part, Food-friendly legislation victories in Sacramento were far and few between. Those pieces of legislation all had well-financed and organized opposition. For an example of this see the recent article in the Sacramento Bee ( That… Continue reading August Legislative Wrap-Up

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Irvine Outdoor Education Center

The Irvine Outdoor Education Center (IOEC) was a recipient of our microgrant funds last January. This is a facility where many Orange County school children attend science camp. Our funds went to building additional growing space in the Life Science program for raising produce to sell to restaurants and farmer’s markets. This goal was to… Continue reading Irvine Outdoor Education Center