Introducing Community Corner

In our new “Community Corner” blog series, I’ll be giving monthly updates on the Bi-Rite Family’s work to build community through food and service. I hope that by sharing these, you’ll have a better idea of what our mission of “Creating Community Through...

Kiko’s Food News: 7.27.12

Highlighting the near-impossible economics of small farms, Soul Food Farm announced that they’ve decided to close the farm and stop raising their pastured chicken and eggs; they can’t make a living given soaring prices for chicken feed and don’t want...

Urban Farming: What Is It Good For?

Is it possible to feed a city from within its own borders, or is large scale agriculture the way to feed the world? With San Francisco’s new Urban Agriculture policy approved and $120,000 earmarked in the city budget for an Urban Agriculture plan, this questions...

Celebrating Grenache

Grenache: one of the most widely planted grapes in the world, yet hardly among the most widely recognized. Grenache is the primary grape in many iconic wines from around the world (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Priorat, and Banyuls to name a few) and is now popping up in...

Jamming My Way Through the Food World

Three years ago this month, I ventured into the crazy world of food start-ups in San Francisco. My goal? To claim world domination through delicious, jewel-colored jars filled with fresh fruit, sugar, lemon and a whole lotta love. With a hint towards my production...

Kiko’s Food News, 7.20.12

The cottage cheese available these days is blowing the stuff of decades past out of the water; using milk from grass-fed cows, stirring and cutting the curds by hand and adding cream for zing, cheese makers are upping the ante (you’ve gotta try the...

Announcing our new product line: Bi-Rite PUBLIC Label

Wow, do we ever have a creative, engaged and VOCAL community! When we reached out to ask for your input on a name for our new line of private label products, we had no idea we’d get hundreds of responses from our guests and staff. It was too much fun going...

Hooray, Gamay! Reds for the Summer

A little fog has certainly never stopped us San Franciscans from getting in the summer groove. We are really good at denying the reality of our ‘summer’ and still gather outdoors despite the wind and cold to grill, picnic, and even head to our frigid...