In Our March/April 2017 Issue
Letter from the Publisher
Exploring Our Community
I’m guessing I’m in good company among those who put gardening and the great outdoors high on our list of favorite things. As a child, I spent a lot of time outside: camping with our extended family, gardening with my father, riding horses with my mother and sister, travelling when we could, and plenty of down-time watching clouds and daydreaming. With every passing year, it becomes even more essential for one’s well-being to go outside and get active. To stoke that spirit and share information we hope you’ll find useful, we invite you to sit down with your favorite beverage and savor the artistry of the contributors we have assembled for you as spring arrives.
Just as every open space sprouts and blooms after our welcome rains, Edible San Diego is also blossoming. We added pages, printed more, and want to continue growing the magazine’s length and distribution. I have begun my Edible Ramble, a listening tour all around the county to gather ideas from diverse people about how we can grow this magazine and our digital presence. Please join me on Instagram at #KatiesEdibleRamble and follow my blog on our website.
Serving this dynamic region more effectively will take many forms as 2017 progresses. In this issue we are excited to introduce our new Day Tripper series, a two-page spread on communities all around our county, so that you, your friends, family and visitors have a handy reference—and motivation—to get outside and enjoy some of the unique experiences offered by neighboring communities just up (or down) the road.
By the way, we experimented with a glossier cover last issue, but for now, we’re going with the silky matte cover because more readers love it that way. Also, we present a new feature, the Edible San Diego Fall-Winter Slow Wedding Guide, a tool we hope becomes indispensible for brides and grooms planning nuptials that reflect the local flavor of San Diego. We’re already working on the Spring-Summer Slow Wedding Guide. More broadly, we have many plans up our (rolled up) sleeves for story ideas and connections in your neighborhood.
In climes far harsher than ours, spring has inspired poets through the ages. It reminds us that if we pull weeds now, it will be much easier. That’s a life lesson too, isn’t it? Spring encourages us along with those healthy New Year resolutions. From the Edible San Diego family to you and yours, let’s spring forward!
-Katie Stokes, Publisher and Executive Editor
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