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About Us… EDIBLE COMMUNITIES, INC. is a publishing and information services company that creates editorially rich, community-based, local-foods publications in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Through our publications, supporting websites, and events, we connect consumers with family farmers, growers, chefs, and food artisans of all kinds. We believe that every person has the right to affordable, fresh, healthful food on a daily basis and that knowing where our food comes from is a powerful thing. We are a for-profit, member-driven corporation – individuals who own our publications are local-foods advocates and residents of the communities they publish in – a business model that not only supports our values, but also preserves the integrity of our member publications and the communities we serve. As we live, so we work… At the heart of our company is a commitment to sustaining the unique local flavors and economic viability of the communities we serve. As individuals and professionals, we live, breathe and literally, eat these values. They are reflected in our work and in our lives.



Gibson Thomas


Bambi Edlund


Rose Hodges


Scott Beattie, Tina Borrone, Georgeanne Brennan, Malcolm Campbell,

Jennifer Carden, Matthew Carden, Robin Carpenter, Tyler Florence,

Linzi Gay, Brooke Gray, Barbara Herwitz, David Katz, Kirsten Jones Neff, Tony Poer,

Rachel Raphael, Brenna Schlagenhauf, David Stevens, Carole Topalian, Stacy Ventura

Eric Webster and Christina Mueller Welter


Doug Adrianson

Sharon Shay Sloan


Gibson Thomas


Danielle McCoy



Douglas Chambers

Western News Service



Edible Marin & Wine Country, 160 Summit Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

Telephone: 415.515.4456


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What they are saying about Edible Communities:

“I call what you are doing ‘The Edible Phenomenon’—you’ve accomplished something that most publishers have not done. The concept and the publications are fantastic.”
—Margo True, former Managing Editor, Saveur magazine (now Food Editor for Sunset)

“[Edible Communities publications] have become the unofficial literary journals of the farmer-writer movement.”
The New York Times

“Your publications always leave me with a good feeling. One can easily recognize they are in the hands of a talented team of writers and designers as well as a caring publisher.”
—John Thorne, publisher, Simple Cooking

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Who We Are

{xtypo_dropcap}W{/xtypo_dropcap}elcome to the new Edible Marin &Wine Country, the only publication dedicated to celebrating the spectacular bounty of food, wine and spirits grown and produced inMarin, Napa and Sonoma counties.

As the leader of the Marin County-Petaluma chapter of Slow Food since 2002, I have had the privilege and joy of getting to know many of the farmers, cheese makers, ranchers, oyster growers, vintners, distillers, brew masters, chefs and other food artisans who make our region so abundantly and uniquely rich.My personal mission has always been to spread the word about these amazing folks and to encourage consumers to seek them out and support their invaluable (and delicious!) work. Fortunately, people in our area do care deeply about their food and where it comes from and that’s what our publication is all about.

During my travels around the US and in Canada over the past several years, I began to notice what has been called the “Edible phenomenon” byMargo True, formerManaging Editor of Saveur magazine and current Food Editor of Sunset Magazine. That is, the proliferation of beautiful, well-written, incredibly interesting and critically acclaimed magazines, each dedicated to the local foods and food producers of its particular area. … Read More

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