Food

New California law aims to rid farmers markets of cheaters

Bringing to fruition a decade-long campaign by farmers market stakeholders, on Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1871, which for the first time provides what supporters say is adequate funding to ensure that growers at certified farmers markets produce what they sell.

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  • In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes
    In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes

    We make a lot of fuss over heirloom peach varieties that date back to the 1960s and tomatoes that go back as far as the 1930s. But did you know that the Bartlett pear, that standard California grocery store fruit, actually dates back to the 1770s?

  • Are you ready for crunch time? Fall's best apples with 12 recipes
    Are you ready for crunch time? Fall's best apples with 12 recipes

    Apples are one of the few fruits for which grocery stores still offer a choice of varieties. Try finding different types of oranges, or even tangerines (of which, there are dozens of great types). But when it comes to apples, you can reliably find at least a half-dozen types.

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Beer review: Firestone Walker's Oaktoberfest
Beer review: Firestone Walker's Oaktoberfest

In Southern California, summer lingers longer than in most of America. While the rest of the country's craft beer lovers are reaching for rich seasonal beers and pumpkin ales, Firestone Walker has a seasonal brew more befitting of our balmy autumn: Oaktoberfest.

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