The Bulletin

Our Edible Roots: Okahijiki

In the relentless search for Japanese vegetable seeds I discovered the seed catalogue of Kitazawa Seed Company the oldest Japanese seed distributor in America. During 1917, founder Gijiu Kitazawa applied experience and knowledge gained in Japan to initiate a business in California specializing in domestic and Asian vegetable seed production and distribution. 

Community Kitchen

Back in January one of my daughters was reading a book set during World War II. She asked me what “ration cards” were and I explained about rationing and profiteering. We agreed that profiteering was evil and rationing clearly necessary when supplies were hard to come by.