Our sun hats are off to Sunset bloggers Erika Ehmsen, Elizabeth Jardina, Rick LaFrentz, Amy Machnak, Johanna Silver, Margaret Sloan, and Margo True, recipients of the 2009 James Beard Award in the food blog category!

The project highlighted the satisfactions, surprises (and worries) of producing one's own food. Our team raised hens, kept bees, made wine, grew food, feasted well, and showed how you can too.

Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.

Will we be able to keep them down on the farm?

By Sheila Schmitz, online editor,

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