web Good Spirits Michele Swaczyna, a certified holistic nutritionist and vegan, makes split pea soup in her home in Washoe Valley. Photo by Candice Vivien

web Fall Cover 19 4800 Sarah Lillegard inspects her solar dyeing of a cotton handkerchief. Photo by Mike Okimoto

web theconnector1 Red wattle hog at Radiant Valley Organics in Washoe Valley. Photo by Ty O'Neil

…I think that’s a natural extension for people who are already thinking about where their food comes from. Where does your fabric come from? What are you supporting with those purchases?"
Sarah Lillegard, an artist whose experience in fabric ranges from shearing to dyeing and weaving

 

EDITOR'S LETTER
Welcome to the latest issue.

EDIBLE NOTABLES
Free Bird Chai flies into local shops.
Smee’s makes a splash on Reno’s riverfront.
Women-owned pretzel and nut business offers Stellar Snacks.
Fuel up with good grub at two gas stations.
Fox & Hound challenge fills a niche.
Edible Updates: The latest food-and-drink news.
Drinks on you: Winter brings mandarin madness.

COVER
Plant powered in Reno-Tahoe.


HOME GUIDE
Trusted and talented resources for home services.

FEATURES
Local makers create pieces for the kitchen, garden, and more.
Town Cutler’s knives are crafted for the pros as well as home cooks.
Basketmakers use ancient techniques and materials for modern uses.
Potters elevate each meal and sip.
Farming, fabric, and fashion intersect sustainably for these clothes crafters.

GIFT GUIDE
Buy local this holiday season.

CHEF'S TABLE
Kwok’s Bistro serves authentic Cantonese cuisine.

HEALTH & WELLNESS GUIDE
Meet exceptional providers of health care and dentistry.

MEET THE RANCHER
Radiant Valley Organics revives heritage hog population. 

STAY ’N’ PLAY
Remarkable accommodations with tasty benefits.

DRINK TANK
Happy brew year with these new local brewer releases.

TIPS & TRICKS
Tame that monster hangover with these natural remedies.

EDIBLE TRADITIONS
A look back at Wigwam Coffee Shop’s acclaimed apple pie.

WHAT'S IN SEASON
Ripe and ready produce growing now in Reno-Tahoe.

EAT (DRINK) LOCAL GUIDE
Delicious, healthy dining choices.

ADVERTISER DIRECTORY
Support these local businesses.

THE LAST BITE
Beets just can’t be beat.

 

 

 

 

 

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