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Stories from Food Business

 

Amy’s Kitchen buying Idaho plant

Amy’s Kitchen, the Petaluma-based frozen-food maker, is buying a production facility in Idaho. Local officials wooed the fast-growing company with a package of tax credits.

 

Thirst for craft beer drives expansion at Sonoma County breweries (w/video)

California’s North Coast is a major epicenter of the nation’s fast-growing craft brewing industry. Local breweries, like Lagunitas and Bear Republic, have big plans.

 

Kelseyville family heading salt-free spices revival

Two-year-old Kelseyville company Engage Organics is bottling spice recipes first produced decades ago, but now they not only are sodium free, but also organic, gluten free and non-GMO.

 

Oliver's Market breaks ground in Windsor

The 34,000-square-foot Oliver’s is part of the first phase of Bell Village, one of the largest mixed-use, residential-commercial projects to be approved in Windsor.

 

Petaluma sheep farmers find new market for their milk

The Adiego family's creamery outside Petaluma appears to be the first in the nation to bottle sheep milk and send it off to grocery stores.

 

Local foods growing into big business

More and more, middlemen are being cut out as food is delivered directly from farm to fork.

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