North Coast Journal

They became local internet celebrities last year, the barn owls in the belfry of the Old Steeple music venue in Ferndale. But the most recent brood of owlets met tragedy earlier ths year and now only Truman, the mother owl remains.  The North Coast Journal's Thad Greenson previews Kimberley Wear's story on what happened to the owls and what that means for wildlife.

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill shares the story by Steven Saint in the most recent Journal about the boom and bust of worldwide quinoa production and how it reached the small organic farmers of Humboldt County.

On this episode of Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell continues her discussion with Kate Brown from Cultured Life Food.

They discuss making gomasio using locally sourced salt and quinoa flour sourced from locally grown grain.

HSU Masters student, Yojana Miraya joins Jennifer Bell to share a bit about growing up with quinoa as a community staple in the Andes of Peru.

Thursday Night Talk: Quinoa on the Menu

Nov 30, 2016
Youtube screenshot via Humfoodgirl


"We started messing around with quinoa, just in a small way, a number of years ago," local farmer Blake Richard says.

"We were dry farming it - not watering it - and that's the way we still grow it." Humboldt has the ideal climate for domestic quinoa production, What opportunities does this grain provide for local farmers? Yana Valachovic explores Humboldt’s production of quinoa.