Trends go beyond fashion. There’s always a car that’s in vogue, a pet du jour and foods that are falling in and out of favor. Pomegranates used to reign supreme; now it’s kale. West Marin’s Living Seed Company (LSC) could be ground zero for the next trend. The company’s seed-to-table dinners promote local, freshly harvested ingredients, now including a rare seed being grown in Point Reyes Station — the Inca Berry, brought over from Colombia last spring. “Its vigor has been awe-inspiring,” says Astrid Lindo of LSC. Not only is this berry rich in beneficial vitamins like C, B and A, it’s also a great source of protein and is drought tolerant and resistant to most pests and diseases. Talk about a superfood.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.