ARTICLES BY KAREN PAVONE (Click on the bolded links to view each feature)


  • JUNE 2018: Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine (Summer issue)

Feature story and photos, Julie Atwood’s Halter Project, spotlighting Sonoma County rancher Julie Atwood and her non-profit The Halter Project which provides readiness training in large animal rescue to residents and first responders.

  • JUNE 2017: Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine (Summer issue)

Feature story and photos, Huckleberry Heaven, spotlighting wild huckleberry season and foraging techniques.

  • MARCH 2017: Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine (Spring issue)

Feature story and photos, Ranches with a View, profiling three unique West Marin farm stay getaways with event venues.

  • SEPTEMBER 2016: Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine (Fall issue)

Feature story & photos, Hard Core, gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at four North Bay Area cider makers who are shaping the artisan cider movement.

  • JUNE 2015: California Cattleman Magazine

Feature story & photo, Ranchin’ Vets; Serving those who have served us, spotlights this Bay Area-based non-profit that pairs veterans with working mentorship opportunities on cattle ranches nationwide.

  • SEPTEMBER 2014: Flourish Magazine

Cover story & photos, Home on the Range, profiles 4th generation rancher Loren Poncia and his wife Lisa of Stemple Creek Ranch in West Marin County. They have reinvented their business raising grass-fed & finished beef and lamb.

Feature story & photos, Contented to the Core, takes a look at three North Bay cider mavens who are creating small-batch craft hard cider from locally grown heirloom apples.

  •  MARCH 2014: Flourish Magazine

Treasure In The Woods. Feature article with original photos that takes readers on a day-trip foraging adventure for wild mushrooms in the hills of West Marin with sfForage. 

  • DECEMBER 2013: Flourish Magazine

Cover story, Buzz Craft, highlighting the journey of rising star meadmaker Gordon Hull and his West Marin-based Heidrun Meadery. Co-authored feature article, Ultimate Soaks  spotlighting North Bay spa retreats.  

  •  OCTOBER 2013: NorthBay biz Magazine
 Featured article, Press On!, takes a look at three North Bay artisan cidermakers who are distinguishing themselves and finding a new audience for their farmstead craft ciders. 
  • SEPTEMBER 2013: Flourish Magazine
Cover story and original photos.  A Day With West Marin Food & Farm Tours takes readers on a culinary adventure with chef and entrepreneur Elizabeth Hill as guests tour eight of West Marin’s premiere sustainable food producers.
  • AUGUST 2013: NorthBay biz Magazine
Feature article, A Spirited Revolution, spotlights four premier North Bay craft distillers whose artisan elixirs are stirring industry buzz.
  •  SUMMER 2013: Range Magazine
Feature article, Pride of the Poncias, tells the story of this fourth generation ranching family and explores how they have honored their roots while adapting to changing times on California’s North Coast.
  •  MAY 2013: NorthBay biz Magazine
 Feature article: Education for the Future, spotlights innovative “school within school” programs that are revolutionizing California’s education system and providing North Bay students with new alternatives.
  • MARCH 2013: NorthBay biz Magazine

Feature article, Cheesemakers’ Paradise, looks at the artisan cheese industry in California and profiles six North Bay farmstead cheesemakers who are making a name for themselves and their unique niche products. 

  •  NOVEMBER 2012

Interview with freelance radio journalist Holly Fox of Deutsche Welle Radio, Germany’s international broadcaster, for her podcast on Proposition 37, California’s GMO labeling initiative   

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