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Ten Questions for Eleanor Taylor

What do you do for a living?

I run an online local food marketplace with my partner Noah called SantaCruzLocalFoods.Com.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?

Traveling, preferably by bicycle or bus, possibly by boat. Or adventuring in the forest with my nephews.

What do you do in your free time?

Plant seeds, walk barefoot on the earth, study and ponder health, nutrition, communication and happiness.

What brought you to Santa Cruz?

Noah. And the abundance of great food and agriculture, the redwood forests, the ocean, and our active, wellness-minded community.

What's your favorite street?

I enjoy West Cliff Drive, especially when there's a storm!

Name something you're excited about.

My first-born, to be welcomed this July!

Name a pet peeve.

Drivers who are not courteous to cyclists.

What are you reading?

The Experience of Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger, my mom's top recommendation.

What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?

That keeping an open heart is essential to maintaining healthy relationships—and that fostering that openness is a daily practice.

Recent personal food trend?

I've been making an orange creme shake with fresh nut milk, oranges, local honey and vanilla.

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