from the editor

editor1 letter andrea

Our state flower is a survivor. Year after year, California poppies continue on through adversity. They break through cold ground, reach for the sky, and turn their bright faces to the sun. Thanks to deep root networks, poppies easily survive floods, and they can make it through long droughts by laying dormant until the rain comes back. They're a happy reminder that even though times can be tough, we too can persevere.

After lying dormant for six months, edible Sacramento is beginning anew, too. With new owners Jaci Goodman and Amanda Burden in place, the magazine is back in production and ready to share the good food, beverage, farm, and policy stories of the greater Sacramento area. In this issue of "fresh starts," Amber K. Stott tells us about a brand-new vegetable, coraline, which is being grown exclusively for the U.S. market in Dixon. Shannin Stein writes about chef Matt Masera, already a darling of our culinary scene, who recently took over as executive chef at Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. And don't miss Ann Evans' story about a new app being created in Davis that will connect home gardeners to information and each other.

Fresh ideas are sprouting up everywhere this spring, just like California poppies. We're thrilled to be able to shine some light on them once again.

Andrea Thompson