Marie Hoffman, Grace Gillio, Emma Hoffman, Julie Gillio and Nicole Rajkovich show off their yellow and red Rainier and Bing cherries. Photo by Leslie David.


Fairhaven Orchards: old business, new ways

In time for cherry season, owners redouble safety measures, add online ordering and curbside pickup.

Food from Miyako Japanese Restaurant.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas, and Tres Pinos offer options as stay-at-home order continues.

Alisa Fineman in the fields of San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by Credo Studio.

San Benito Lifestyle

Credo Studio to host Women of Song series

Performances by Alisa Fineman on July 13, Anne Whitehurst on August 3 and Socorra on September 14.

Sixth-graders Casey Murdaugh and Rylee Park try food samples before voting for next school year's menu items. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Rancho San Justo students choose their menu

Middle school holds taste testing and invites kids to pick their favorites.

Letter carriers taking part in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Photo provided.


Letter carriers stamp out hunger

Nation's biggest food drive is Saturday, May 11.

San Benito High School Food Services Manager Jim Lewis fills a box with meals that will be made available to hungry students each Friday. Photos by Adam Breen.

Children and Youth

Backpack snack program helps feed hungry students

San Benito High School partners with Community FoodBank to provide in-need students with food for the weekends.

Dave Io, sushi chef and co-owner of Inaka. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Inaka: Sushi runs in the family

New Japanese restaurant in San Juan Bautista serves up delicious delights.

Chef and SBHS culinary teacher Mike Fisher with junior Christian Oseguera. Oseguera said “I really enjoy this opportunity to have such a mentor." Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Local culinary teacher launches project to give students job-seeking experience

Mike Fisher is working to help youth enter the foodservice industry.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Changes coming to state’s nutrition program

In San Benito County, WIC vouchers will be replaced with EBT cards in February 2020.

Signs on display at a past Fine Arts and Quality Crafts Festival in San Juan Bautista. Photos provided by Marci Fernandez.

Business / Economy

Fine Arts and Quality Crafts Festival returns to San Juan Bautista

Food and live entertainment planned for March 30-31.

(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

It's an Olive Date -- Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Brigantino Park in Hollister


San Benito Olive Festival returns in October

Early date discounted tickets are available until Aug. 31 for the Brigantino Park event



Eating with the Seasons brings local, organic food to customers

Local produce is easier to get than ever before with community-supported agriculture and Eating with the Seasons

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Rotary donates a ton of food to food bank

The Rotary also collected nearly $600 in cash, which was doubled, and donated

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Annual food bank food, fund drive begins

Approximately 200 barrels will be located throughout the county for food donations