Ecology Center Programs’ Special Holiday Hours

Ecology Center Programs' Special Holiday Hours
Our programs observe Christmas and New Years holidays, but we also have some special open hours and other program breaks coming up. Please refer to the following schedule for our programs: Ecology Center Store Open: 11AM – 6PM on Monday and Tuesday, 12/22/14 and 12/23/14, and 11AM – 4PM on Wednesday, 12/24/14 Closed: 12/25/14 –… Read more »

What’s Next for Berkeley’s Soda Tax?

What's Next for Berkeley's Soda Tax?
Dear Friends of the Ecology Center, On November 4th, Measure D passed. Not only that, Berkeley’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax won with 75% of the vote: a landslide! A small community took on one of the world’s largest industries and prevailed, against all odds. The American Beverage Association poured millions of dollars into our city and… Read more »

Cottage Food Operators, Come Sell at our Farmers’ Market

Cottage Food Operators, Come Sell at our Farmers' Market
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Market team is looking for Cottage Food Operators that want to sell at our Saturday Downtown Berkeley farmers’ market! Cottage food is a growing part of the local food system, which got a huge boost when California enacted the Homemade Food Act in 2013. This law legalized the production of certain… Read more »

Sun Will Shine at our Crafts Markets, Saturdays 12/13/14 & 12/20/14

Sun Will Shine at our Crafts Markets, Saturdays 12/13/14 & 12/20/14
We’re very excited that the big storm coming through is both bringing us a lot of rain, and moving through before Saturday, when our Annual Crafts Market returns! The Crafts Market runs next to our Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market for the next two Saturdays. We’ve lined up over 40 Bay Area artists, crafters, and makers… Read more »

North Berkeley Farmers’ Market Canceled Tomorrow, 12/11/14

North Berkeley Farmers' Market Canceled Tomorrow, 12/11/14
Due to unsafe weather conditions, the North Berkeley Thursday Market is canceled on 12/11/14. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that the Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets operate RAIN OR SHINE. We have canceled the market exclusively due to high winds. We have learned from experience these conditions endanger our vendors and customers by creating… Read more »