A trailblazing trio in the local artisan cheese movement have a lot in common—and not just that they’re all strong, opinionated women of a certain age with jovial senses of humor who have liberated discerning Americans from the tyranny of blocks of orange cheddar.
Straus has long been an industry leader in trying to lower these emissions and their negative effect on the environment. For more than a dozen years, his Marshall-based organic dairy Straus Family Farm, has made power from poop, courtesy of a methane digester.
Backs bent, hoodies up, caps slung low: Vineyard harvesters are almost never seen. For three years, Santa Rosa–based photojournalist Erik Castro captured portraits of grape pickers working in about two dozen Sonoma vineyards.
In the past year, the restaurant industry has been rocked by widespread sexual assault and harassment charges, with accounts of male chefs behaving beyond badly from coast to coast. Among the most egregious allegations: the Spotted Pig’s private third floor for VIPs was reportedly the site of so much sexually inappropriate behavior it was dubbed the “rape room” by concerned staffers.