Kristyn Leach

December 2, 2016

The Umami Reader: The Taco Bell Cheetos Quesadilla and Other Food Monstrosities

by Sarah Han

– Fast food chains will release one-off products in other countries that we’ll never see on menus in the States. The Shrimp Fireo at McDonald’s in Japan, the Bulgogi Whopper at Burger King in Korea, the Dry Pork and Seaweed Donut at Dunkin’ Donuts in China, the Shoarma Pizza at Pizza Hut in the Netherlands – we will never taste these bizarro […]

March 23, 2015

Upcoming Event: How to Grow Japanese Herbs with Kitazawa Seed Co. + Namu Farm

by Kayoko Akabori

We are excited to announce a special morning event with our great friends Maya Shiroyama of Kitazawa Seed Co., and Kristyn Leach of Namu Farm. Two years ago, we hosted an event on planting + garden caretaking with Kristyn; remember that? It was a mind-blowing, super-educational event with a great turnout — and we’ve received […]

April 21, 2014

Umamiventure #35: Kitazawa Seed Talk @ Namu Farm (Sunol)

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s been forever since we’ve organized an Umamiventure in its purely old-school, meet-up spirit. Remember, when I would randomly announce an event, a little bit out of the neighborhood, and we would meet up at said location no matter how long it took to get there? Well, this is the event! Kristyn Leach, managing farmer […]

October 17, 2013

Snack Break: Rockin’ Out to the Harvest Moon at Namu Farm Chuseok

by Melissa Gordon

If any of you are lucky enough to have a friend who is a farmer in Northern California, you know what I mean when I say that they are the rockstars around these parts — the Beyoncé’s of the food game. Meet my friend Kristyn as she holds a Mexican gherkin, a tiny cucumber berry […]

May 28, 2013

The Forest Feast: From Namu Farm to Namu Table

by Erin Gleeson

For each quarterly issue of Edible San Francisco magazine this year, I am doing a “farm to table, in one afternoon” story to show the origins of a dish served at a San Francisco restaurant. For the last issue I visited Annabelle’s farm in Bolinas, and in the current issue I traced an ingredient for Namu Gaji, a […]

May 24, 2013

Event Recap: Seed Season: Planting + Garden Caretaking

by Kayoko Akabori

On a lovely spring day, we hosted an event focused on seed season and gardening. One of our most popular items at Umami Mart are the Asian vegetable and fruit seeds by the Kitazawa Seed Company — so we knew that many people in our community would be interested in a gardening event. The talk […]

February 15, 2013

Upcoming Event: Seed Season: Planting + Garden Caretaking

by Kayoko Akabori

Kitazawa Seed Company will be unable to join our event this Saturday. But Kristyn Leach of Namu Farm will be here to talk about planting, and garden upkeep. Please join us! Spring is rapidly approaching, and that means seed season! What would you like to plant this year? How will you best maintain your plants? […]