Annelise Jolley | Civil Eats


Annelise Jolley is a San Diego-based writer and editor who covers food, farming, travel, and the terrain in between.

Can Cooperatives Save Mezcal?

Erika Meneses, director of Aguerrido, stands by a wild agave plant with one of the cooperative's mezcaleros. (Photo courtesy of Aguerrido)

What Role Can Vineyards Play in Conserving California’s Biodiversity?

Sheep grazing in Bonterra's vineyards, building the biodiversity and reducing wildfire risk

Rolando Herrera Is Blazing a Trail for Latinx Winemakers

Rolando Herrera standing in the fields. (Photo credit: Rocco Ceselin)

Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins Celebrates the Women Making Mexican Cuisine

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins in the kitchen.

The Co-op Farming Model Might Help Save America’s Small Farms

Harvesting in pairs at Intervale Community Farm. (Photo credit: Brian Shevrin)

In the California Desert, the Bautista Family Grows Hot Dates

Enrique Bautista, owner of the Bautista Family Date Ranch, sits in front of his children Alicia (L), Alvaro (middle), and Maricela (R).

A Farmstand for Everyone

The pay-what-you-can farm stand at Coastal Roots Farm.