Edible Sacramento Spring 2014



Well, here we are: our first issue as the new publisher and editor of Edible Sacramento.  We are honored and inspired to be a part of this Edible community—locally, nationally  and internationally.

Our journey began over coffee and fresh pastries last summer at a local bakery in St.  Helena, Napa Valley. As Kirk and I sat chatting with friends coming in and out of the  bakery, laughing at the random funny stories everyone shared about parenting and  kids, a friendly lady sitting next to us joined in and next thing we knew we were all  connecting. The friendly lady turned out to be Gibson Thomas, owner of Edible Marin  and Wine County. We just happened to be deep in the process of looking for a magazine  to invest our heart and soul into. Serendipity at its finest!

With the help of Jennifer Cliff, who founded Edible Sacramento back in 2004, and our  wonderful writers, artists, photographers we made it to the finish line. Endless thanks  go to Benjamin Della Rosa, our talented and steady art director. But honestly, the best  part of our journey so far has been engaging our children, all six of them, in our newest  family business.

Caroline, a student at San Francisco Art Academy, created the art for the Sriracha  Round Up and will continue to work with Ben on artwork for future issues. Camille,  a junior at Sonoma Academy, is in charge of our subscriptions and works on website  updates with the help of Ben and Maggi. Ben is a sophomore and Maggi a freshman at  Rio Americano High School; together they are heading up our distribution. Gabriel is  our seventh-grade foodie and the real chef of the crew. He has all sorts of great ideas  for our Sprouts department. Talia Bug, the youngest, is in third grade and is just having  fun chasing Ben and Maggi around. She’ll end up having it all figured out in no time.

Our vision for Edible Sacramento is to expand our coverage and continue to be involved  in the Slow Food movement. Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties include  some of the richest farming in California. We intend to support and highlight those local  farmers, restaurants, markets, educators, advocates and other Slow Food contributors  who are out there making a healthy improvement to the way we eat. Keep it simple, honest and have fun!

We hope you enjoy this issue. We are here to serve our community and your voice  matters. Send us your comments and story suggestions.

Kirk Stauffer + Debi Gollan