Betsy picBetsy Fischer has been a powerhouse fixture in food, farming, hospitality, and education in Sonoma County for decades. These days, she’s Chair of the Culinary Programs at Santa Rosa Junior College and, as that great American poet Lizzo would say, “it’s about damn time!”
But what you might not know is that she was the first Executive Director of Farm Trails, which this year is celebrating their 50th Anniversary (this happened in the 90’s, when they were getting more officially organized). She shares a fascinating story of a woman building a career and finding her way to guiding and helping so many.
Savoring Sonoma: The Hour airs each second and fourth Sunday at 6:00 pm on KRCB 104.9. Streaming at

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July 19, 2023

Liam Callahan on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: July 23, 2023)

Sometime after the Callahan family moved to thirty-four acres of bucolic Sonoma County near Petaluma, former nurse and bar certified lawyer Cindy Callahan realized that our pastoral region produces rich grasses, as high as an elephant’s eye. Her solution to a growing problem was sheep. Soon enough…
July 07, 2023

Lindsey Shere on Savoring Sonoma (Aired: July 9, 2023)

Few people alive today hold as much history and continue to have as much impact on our community of food than Lindsey Shere. Born in Chicago, her family came West, where she was raised on a 500-acre ranch in Healdsburg that included a stretch of the Russian River. In the kitchen from an early age,…
June 22, 2023

Yvonne Michie Horn on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: June 25, 2023)

This week our guest is writer and photographer Yvonne Michie Horn who makes her home here in Sonoma County, where her family has lived for three generations. She’s written for Bon Appetit, Golf Digest, Quarterly Review of Wines, and metropolitan newspapers across the United States, including the…

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