Issue: September 25, 2014

Good morning, readers!

Do you enjoy locally grown produce and meats? Well, you're in luck!

We've got a Farm to Table-filled issue for you this week. This is our

second annual special issue aimed at shining the spotlight on the local

agriculture community. This time around, our feature package focuses on

women in ag and the increasing role they're playing out in the fields,

getting their hands dirty. But check out other stories throughout the

issue, too, for Farm to Table-themed stories. In Greenways, for

instance, we highlight the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign that's uniting

small farmers with restaurants and groceries. In 15 Minutes, we

interview Colleen Cecil, the head of the Butte County Farm Bureau. And

just to offer a little something different, in my column, Homegrown, I

interview a local woodworker who makes some beautiful tables (among

other things) at which to eat all this local bounty.

In other news: Assistant News Editor Howard Hardee gets a little dirty

himself out cleaning the creeks left trashed mostly by homeless

encampments; staff writer Ken Smith delves a little deeper into the

controversy brewing at Butte College involving football players and

sexual assaults; and Smith also takes a tour of the new Jewish

children's library at the Chabad House in honor of Rosh Hashana. (Happy

New Year if this is your holiday!)

As always, have a great week and keep on readin' on!

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor