A growing Marin County company that makes organic and vegan foods is opening a production facility and cafe in Petaluma, the latest addition to Sonoma County's expanding food processing industry.
Its dining division, Lydia's Kitchen, will feature offerings not found at your typical eatery.
The cafe at 1435 N. McDowell Blvd. will be a place where people can get buckwheat crepes and a chair massage at lunch, or a veggie burger made from scratch before they see an educational movie or engage in evening discussions at the adjacent "Sunflower Center" community space.
Founder Lydia Kindheart isn't concerned that her operations may not fit a typical business model.
"I've been known to follow my own heart," she said.