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Preserved Home: The meat of the matter — canning is an economical, tasty option

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

June 3, 2020

Prices are going up on groceries, and with all this talk about a possible meat shortage, people are starting to feel concerned. But what if instead of being worried, you turned stocking up into a delicious, creative adventure — a chance to learn new things while stashing away homemade convenience foods by canning? There is joy in this journey.

Encinitas food education group gets $375,000 Sprouts foundation grant

Food harvest. (Photo by Chris Johnson, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

October 9, 2019

Encinitas-based Sage Garden Project is among several nonprofits in the Southwest that have received donations from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, Sprouts announced Oct. 8. In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is the recipient of a Neighborhood Grant from the foundation.

San Marcos pop-up museum celebrates the California avocado

Joanna Rossoni, Briana Fillmore and Sam Bouffard participate in activities at The CADO museum in San Marcos on July 6. The pop-up museum is dedicated to the avocado. (CADO Museum photo)

Chase Spear

August 20, 2019

Since late June, The CADO museum in San Marcos has dedicated itself to preserving the history and educational significance of the California avocado.

Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Sue Satterlee of Vista won first place for her dried dill and second place for her firecrackers in the Home and Hobby contest at this year’s San Diego County Fair. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Lauren J. Mapp

July 6, 2019

Jars of jam, bottles of liqueurs, cookies, cakes and more lined the walls of the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand complex during the annual San Diego County Fair as it came to a close last week. The Home and Hobby contest drew in hundreds of competitors to more than 100 categories this year.

Encinitas ALDI supermarket location opens June 27

The produce section of a standard ALDI store. (ALDI corporate photo)

North Coast Current

June 22, 2019

Supermarket chain ALDI is set to formally open its Encinitas store on June 27. The location is one of two launching this month in the San Diego region.

A good gut feeling: Fermentation, food are focus of Encinitas event

Visitors to the fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival in Encinitas on Feb. 17 could sample foods such as pickled cabbage by the Fermenters Club, which held the event at Leichtag Commons. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Lauren J. Mapp

March 6, 2019

The Fermenters Club held its fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival at the Leichtag Commons farm in Encinitas on Feb. 17. Festivalgoers were able to learn how to make their own apple ginger sauerkraut in take-home demo jars at a hands-on table and nibble on samples of products from local artisan producers of fermented products.

ENCINITAS: Fermentation Festival returns Feb. 17

Pickled peppers. (Steven Bennett, Unsplash)

February 14, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Fermentation Festival returns to Encinitas on Feb. 17, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Leichtag Commons, 800 Ecke Ranch Road. The fifth annual event’s mission is to highlight the ancient tradition of fermentation by showing how healthy, easy, safe, delicious and fun it is to make and...

Sprouts to open new Carlsbad store in Bressi Ranch on Jan. 16

This Sprouts store interior represents the decor found across its locations. (Photo by Rick Gale for Sprouts Farmers Market)

North Coast Current

January 9, 2019

Carlsbad is set to get its third Sprouts Farmers Market location with the Jan. 16 opening of the chain’s newest store in Bressi Ranch, the grocer recently announced.

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