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Nora Mounce

Nora Mounce is a freelance writer specializing in telling stories about food, wine, recreation, cannabis and community. When not writing, Nora runs a vacation rental in her Victorian home in Eureka, California. Her perfect day includes a run in the redwoods, antique shopping with friends and making a pot homemade soup for dinner. She believes in working to preserve the beauty of Humboldt County by writing about local farms and food, rivers and redwoods, and strength of the community.

Humboldt Bay Hosts the Humble Oyster

Oyster Farms Yield Many of the Mollusks and Invite Visitors

Captain Sebastian turns the oyster bags at his Aqua-Rodeo Farms in Humboldt Bay.

“These oyster farmers do more good for the environment by accident than most people do intentionally.” —California Congressman Mike Thompson

While the federal government busies itself retrogressively … Read More

Emerald Triangle Farm Tours

Cannabis Tourism Offers A Growing Industry For Rural California

A social and economic experiment still in its infancy, California’s shiny new cannabis industry will have impacts no one yet sees. As the provisions of Prop 64 are incrementally unrolled, both traditional and state-of-the-art cannabis operations are slowly opening up shop … Read More

Move Over Medicinals

In California, a dozen Edible magazines serve the Golden State, each singularly focused on the local, agrarian stories that shape our daily lives. Yet, a huge chapter of that story has gone mostly untold, certainly in this magazine—cannabis. It is cultivated up and down California, tucked under redwood trees, hidden Read More

Strawhouse Grows Up

Seventeen years ago, when Don and Julia Ellis set out to create an agro-tourism destination on the Trinity River, they never imagined tossing pizzas and roasting coffee in a house made of straw. Now Don, head pizza chef and chief roaster, wouldn’t want it any other way. The Strawhouse Café … Read More