Beer and Cheese for Hot Summer Days

Beer and Cheese for Hot Summer Days

Beer and Cheese for Hot Summer Days Written by Sterling Carlton, DFC Owner and former Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Ensuring the health of the environment, as well as that of the goats, is a priority for Cypress Grove and it shows in the decisions they make....

What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month

What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month

What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month: Nicasio Valley Locarno Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Nestled in the beautiful Nicasio Valley of Marin County lies a sprawling pasture. Green and lush, the valley is full of life...

What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?  Written by Beer, Wine, and Spirits Specialist Sterling Carlton “Natural wine” has become a very broad term, you’ve likely heard it before. When the subject comes up, I’m often asked, “Isn’t all wine natural?” followed by, “…so it’s...

Organic Fair Trade Bananas

Organic Fair Trade Bananas

We recently made the decision to raise the price of Organic Bananas to $1.19/pound. The banana industry is infamous for unfair labor practices, dangerous working conditions, and perpetuation of global inequalities. The Co-op has long rejected being a part of the...

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture The Earth naturally has a flow of carbon dioxide. It is stored in large deposits, often called “Carbon Sinks”, as fossil fuels, forests, and in the ocean. It is stored in microorganisms in the soil and in plants. We have accelerated the...

From the Road: Alexander Valley Vineyards

From the Road: Alexander Valley Vineyards

From the Road: Alexander Valley Vineyards Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist I left foggy Davis around 10:30 am on Friday, December 3rd heading west on Highway 128. My check in to Alexander Valley Vineyards wasn’t until 3:30 pm so I...

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings?

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings?

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings? It is an unfortunately common belief that daylight savings was “the fault of farmers”. This belief is false. The American Farm Bureau Federation released an article early this year in hope to set the record straight. They...

Fiery Ginger Farm

Fiery Ginger Farm

Fiery Ginger Farm West Sacramento Urban Farm The Farmers Fiery Ginger Farm is a West Sacramento Urban Farm. Shayne, from Stockton, and Hope, from Michigan, both worked in farms or gardens and teaching in grade schools. They are both graduates of the California Farm...

Flying V Farm, New to the DFC

Flying V Farm, New to the DFC

Welcome to the Co-op, Flying V! Flying V Farm is a new Davis Food Co-op vendor, thanks to the help of Kitchen Table Advisors. Flying V is a certified organic worker-owned farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, just 60 miles from the Co-op. They work together to...