LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS
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