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"Sandra Miller has to be one of the most unique unrecognized people in American food. Starting with an award-winnning deli in California to her own fabulous little farm in Pennsylvania, she now sells meat and produce in the Washington, D.C. area -- one of the most sophisticated and ethnically diverse places in the U.S. I've watched her build the farm, commiserated with her, celebrated with her and sometimes worked with her, as she has created a wonderful little empire devoted to the freshest most flavorful food that can be taken to market. I've eaten her incredible meals and picked her brains for cooking techniques for most of a decade now. It would be hard to overestimate Sandy's profound affect on my cooking and appreciation of good food."
Tom Kelchner
For over twenty five years, Sandra Kay Miller has been creating stunning & delicious creations using food as her inspiration and pallette.
Life is too short to eat bad food.
Sandra has always wanted to have her own farm since she was a child (not growing up on a farm). Her passion and mission in life, though, were not set until the day when her two jobs collided in the kitchen of a funky mountain hot springs resort in southern California. Working on the culinary team of a cutting-edge farm-to-table restaruant (although then it was called keeping food costs low) by night and a local cattle ranch by day where her boss didn't believe in feeding grain--remember, this was in the 80's. One day, the local meat purveyor walked through the door. Knowing him from her ranch work, she didn't put two and two together until he pointed out that she was cooking and serving the beef she was raising. One of her tasks at the restaurant was to shop at the local farmers markets twice a week as well as make the rounds to local farms and orchards to collect the freshest bounty the Ojai Valley had to offer.

Little did she realized the seed planted that day, the feeling of pride and the comfort of knowing how the food had been raised would bear fruit nearly twenty years later when she walked through the dining room of Woodberry Kitchen carrying two goat carcasses from livestock she had bred and raised on her own farm.

This journey has taken Sandra from ground zero of local foods and fine wines in southern California to the cradle of sustainable agriculture in south-central Pennsylvania. Chefs and farmers alike seek her out for her gift of creating connections between getting food out of the pasture and on to the table as she has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by both.

And along the way, those fortunate enough to sit at her table are graced with really awesome meals as well as the stories of how their sustainance came to be. Readers will now be able to follow Sandra as she continues to promote local and sustainable food as well as well the politics and social issues that surround the modern food system through her blog, Pasture2Plate, as well as through her upcoming books.

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