Jennifer Piette’s 11-year-old daughter hunted around the kitchen in search of an after-school snack. There wasn’t a potato chip or cookie to be found.
“She said, ‘I want chicken fingers,’” Piette recalled, laughing.
So Piette went to her refrigerator and took out a chicken breast from a local farmer in Santa Ynez. Then she walked over to her pantry and pulled out a bag of Sonora Wheat flour grown in Hollister, California, a dozen eggs from Dare 2 Dream Farms in Lompoc, California and a crusted loaf of artisan bread.