Jane Valencia

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 3
Island Resilience, July 2024

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 3

By Jane Valencia Fernhorn Bakery’s story interweaves with that of Island resilience. In our conversation with owners Thomas Vroom and Jordan Ashley Beck, we chat about Vashon-grown grains. Did you know that it’s possible to grow wheat on Vashon? Several Islanders are growing wheat already, and work is underway to support Island grain-growing. In 2022,…

Fire Season – Plants to the Rescue!
Health Matters, July 2024

Fire Season – Plants to the Rescue!

By Jane Valencia Summer wild fires have become more common in recent years. Whether we’re traveling through areas where fires are raging, or encounter smoke billowing over our Island from elsewhere, poor air quality can irritate and inflame our bodies in many ways. Luckily, plants abound that can help. Here are some of my favorites…

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 2
Island Resilience, June 2024

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 2

By Jane Valencia Thomas Vroom and Jordan Ashley Beck own and run Fernhorn Bakery. In true Island fashion, the story of their bakery is nested within several stories related to the local economy and resilience. In Part 2 of this series, we learn about the wheats that Fernhorn uses to create their delicious, nutrient-dense, and…

At The Roasterie
Advertisers, February 2024

At The Roasterie

Once upon a time, while sipping tea (Chocolate Mint Rooibus) on the Roasterie front porch, an Islander envisioned an ancestor right there with her, and painted her. Inspired by a recent conversation with Eva about ancestors, we share that painting with you now. Illustration by Jane Valencia

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