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Hidden Villa: old MacDonald’s farm, and much more


This is one of those things I love about the Bay Area. You can be in the midst of urban snarl somewhere on 101, or the concrete expanse of outer Mission, and in less than 40 minutes you’re so deep in countryside you can almost hear the banjo music. Well maybe not, but at least you can trade in your city stress for plenty of quietude and nature. That’s just part of what the idyllic Hidden Villa farm and wilderness preserve offers. Continue reading Hidden Villa: old MacDonald’s farm, and much more

The Farmer’s Pal: a site for the Bay Area’s organically inclined


I know finding sustainably harvested, local and organic food is important for a lot of people in the Bay Area. So here’s a great site, Farmer’s Pal, that lists purveyors of such foods. And it’s broken down into a whole variety of interesting and useful categories. Looking for a local ranch that’ll ship grass-fed beef or pasture-raised chicken to your door? There’s a category for that. Want to join a CSA or visit a local farmers market? They’re listed by county. How about a farmstay? That’s covered too.

Here’s the link:


Note: The site’s directory needs to be updated. There are a lot more farms, etc. out there than are listed. But it’s a start.