Spotlight on Equity: Esperanza Farms
We recently spoke with Mireya Gomez-Contreras Co-Lider (co-leader) at Esperanza Community Farms (ECF). She is an activist, farmer, mother, leader, storyteller, and more. Along with Guillermo Lazaro (Co-leader) and the team of diverse community members (Latino/Mexican immigrants, students, activist, community members in Pajaro and Salinas Valleys, and others), they are making a positive impact through their food justice efforts.
Santa Cruz County holiday foodie gift guide
It’s the holiday season and for many, it’s also gift-shopping season. Have a foodie on your shopping list? Santa Cruz County has an incredible number of local businesses where you can find fabulous food- or kitchen-related gifts. Here are some recommendations.
On the Farm: Genius and Justice.
By Ellen Farmer to Edible Monterey Bay
Organic agriculture and activism intersect at UCSC’s farm apprentice program. For 20-some years, while sitting in her office and working as a bilingual counselor at Santa Cruz High School, Ana Rasmussen longed to…