In Marin / CURRENTS
Interested in foraging? We talked with fungi expert Kevin Sadlier of Green Jeans in Mill
Valley about where you can find some mushroom species in Marin, as well as the best
times to go out and what you might do with your haul. Just remember: many mushrooms
are poisonous. Before consuming anything you cull from the wild, consult an expert or
bring the ’shroom to the Mill Valley Public Library on the third Wednesday of the month
when the Mycological Society of Marin meets. millvalleylibrary.org K.P.
A Cup for
W hile you probably won’t see a Green Beans Coffee cafe
unless you are overseas on a U. S. military base, you also
might not know that this international operation, spanning 10 countries and founded by two brothers (Jason
and Jon Araghi), is run out of a small office right here
in San Rafael. That said, you can still buy a cup of the
company’s “joe” for $2 — you won’t get to sip it, but it will
be received by a soldier overseas. Purchase a cup of coffee via the website and jot a personal email to a GI; both
freshly brewed coffee and message will be randomly
delivered to a soldier for pickup at a Green Beans cafe
on base. Since the Cup of Joe program was launched 10
years ago, nearly 2 million cups have been served and the
Facebook page has attracted some 750,000 fans and followers. A percentage of money from every sale is donated
to organizations that support American troops, Gold Star
families and children. greenbeanscoffee.com CHERYL POPP
Almost year-round, with
October through late
Fir, tan oak Bishop pine
Sauté in butter with
garlic and thyme.
Cook with olive oil.
Tastes great in a
risotto or on a pizza.
December to late
Tan oak, pine (often
Can be dried and made
into a flour or used to
flavor ice cream.
Works well in rice
dishes; season with