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Articles / Two West Coast Women Who Are Shaping How We Eat

Two West Coast Women Who Are Shaping How We Eat

Published October 14, 2021

Making products with familial and international roots, these makers build reputations on small batches, fair workplaces, and good ingredients

We periodically spotlight producers we like as a partnership. Today’s duo comes from the West Coast: Robin Koda of Koda Farms in California and Nikki Guerrero of Hot Mama Salsa in Oregon.

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“We are located in a poor area,” Robin Koda told me on a phone call earlier this week. “Labor has always been a challenge here.” 

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