Goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks (and several friendly border collies) are some of the animal residents of Stephen and Susan Tchudi’s 40-acre Turkey Tail Farms in nearby Yankee Hill. The livestock are the vestiges of the meat CSA (community-supported agriculture) that the Tchudis’ adult son, Cheetah, headed up back in 2008, when the Tchudi family first moved to the idyllic property from Reno, Nev.
That former CSA morphed last year into an herbal CSA, called Everything Herbal, which once each season offers a CSA box filled with homemade herbal goodies such as mint-infused honey, an oatmeal-lavender bath soak, citronella candles, herbal vinegars and various dried tea and seasoning mixtures.
The candles—as well as the herb-and-dried-flower Christmas wreathes that were packed into last winter’s Everything Herbal boxes—are made by Cheetah’s wife, Samantha Zangrilli (founder and coordinator of the Chico Bicycle Music Festival). The Tchudis’ other son, Mojo Richerson von Tchudi,