Melissa Chadburn’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, Longreads, Paris Review online and dozens other places. Her essay on food insecurity was published in Best American Food Writing 2019. Her debut novel, A Tiny Upward Shove, is forthcoming with Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. She is a Ph.D. candidate at USC’s Creative Writing Program. Melissa is a worker, lover and through her own work and literary citizenship strives to upend economic violence. Her mother taught her how to sharpen a pencil with a knife and she's basically been doing that ever since.
This farmers market favorite is actually kefir and fans love it. But its ingredients are a bit of a mystery.
Along with 60 goats, four dogs and two pigs, Gloria Putnam had to evacuate her ranch. She's back and still trying to build a water-appropriate foodshed for Los Angeles.