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Food and Sustainability

From High Tech To The High Sierra: Fifty Fifty Brewing In Truckee Celebrates Recognition As Nation’s Best Beer Maker

January 11, 2019 | Bob Moffitt

More than a decade ago, a couple of engineers decided to leave Silicon Valley and moved to the mountains to start Fifty Fifty Brewing Company. Now they throw an annual party celebrating the release of specialty stouts, drawing fans from miles away.

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Want A Straw In Your Drink At A California Diner? You'll Have To Ask For One Starting Jan. 1

December 31, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

California will be the first state to prohibit sit-down restaurants from serving drinks with plastic straws, though diners will still be able to request them.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

State Government

If Counties Get On Board, Selling Food From Your Own Kitchen Could Become Legal In California

December 21, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

It's not usual to buy food from a friend that they make in their own kitchen. That's illegal in California, but a new law may change that.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

California Dream

How To Become A Farmer In California? Get A Mentor

December 18, 2018 | Julia Mitric

For only the second time in a century, the number of U.S. farmers under age 35 is increasing. New farmers in California are quickly realizing being good at growing kale isn’t enough to keep a farm afloat. Could business mentorship programs help?

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

New Farm Bill Provides Funds For Research In California ‘Ag,’ But No Big Boons

December 13, 2018 | Julia Mitric

There will be more federal funding for agriculture research under the Farm Bill passed by Congress this week. But the legislation mainly preserves the status quo.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Sacramento Chef Launches Movement To Help Buck Stigma Around Mental Health In Kitchens And Bars

November 27, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Chef Patrick Mulvaney lost a longtime friend who suffered from mental health issues in May. A month later, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life. He felt compelled to act.

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