Foodie Issue

Local Chefs: From the Kitchen

“I grew up doing this — it is a part of who I am and I love to make sure that people are satisfied. I enjoy the traditional dishes that we have been making...

From Root to Fruit: Homegrown Organic Farms

Story by NATALIE CAUDLE | PHOTOS BY KELSEY BURNETT A s providence would have it, valley farmer John France found himself at a fork in the road in the late 1980s. Having lost half...

Visalia Farmers Market: Pushing Past the Pandemic

Story by Marissa Price Photos by Trevor Rawson & Roger Gonzales T the joys of strolling through the Visalia farmers market are finally a reality again. That’s right. “It has never looked as good as it...

Wild Oak Coffee House: Flavor & Tradition Churned by Hand

Story by Sue Burns | Photos by Jonna Dodge C an something cool you off and warm you up at the same time? Let’s look for the answer to Mark Merritt’s hand-cranked ice cream,...