The Zuckerman family started a farming empire on a Stockton
island. Over 100 years later, they’ve branched out to several new
businesses but have stayed true to the crops that started it
The Sobon family, owners of Sobon Estate and Shenandoah
Vineyards, are continuing a 166-year legacy of winemaking in
Amador County. Their land has been a vineyard since
1856, making it one of the oldest in the state.
Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Vacaville-based
dried fruit company Mariani Packing Co. focuses on healthy living
— not just for its consumers, but also for its
The West End Revival, a ticketed dinner organized by the Last
Supper Society, evoked the people and businesses that were
displaced to make way for the Capitol Mall Project — a cautionary
tale for modern developers and city planners envisioning the
future of Sacramento.
After the three-year pandemic hiatus, Our Street has grown into a tightly choreographed event that brings in visitors as far afield as the Bay Area. We asked Yellow Brick Group co-owner Shawn Kahan for his post-event takeaways.
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column about inflation’s impact on farmers
markets, and shares her insights researching the
Created in 1952, Elliott’s Natural Foods was the first in its area to offer many of its health food products. Since their approach to whole and organic food was considered a rarity in the early 1950s, they made dispensing wellness knowledge and advice a part of their business plan, which they carry through to today.
In a year of rising costs, farmers have quality as an
advantage. Still, farmers market vendors and shoppers are
struggling to stretch their dollars.
Mexican restaurants in the greater Sacramento area span Mexico’s map, going way beyond typical Cali-Mex standards to represent the country’s regional cuisines.
Over the past 30 years, Randall Selland has opened multiple
restaurants of different styles, all with an inclusive, folksy