USDA Under Secretary Concannon Visits Ecology Center Farmers’ Market to Shine Spotlight on SNAP and Farmers’ Markets for National Nutrition Month

USDA Under Secretary Concannon Visits Ecology Center Farmers' Market to Shine Spotlight on SNAP and Farmers' Markets for National Nutrition Month
On Tuesday, March 8th, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, the top official in charge of SNAP – formerly known as the Food Stamp Program – will be visiting the South Berkeley Farmers’ Market to celebrate National Nutrition Month and discuss the USDA’s goals of expanding SNAP (food stamp) accessibility at farmers’ markets across the country.… Read more »

Watch Mark Bittman’s Video “The Changing Faces of California Agriculture,” featuring Vang Family Farm from our Farmers’ Market

Watch Mark Bittman's Video "The Changing Faces of California Agriculture," featuring Vang Family Farm from our Farmers' Market
Eggplants, lemongrass and herbs, onion and garlic, and many kinds of greens are a small sample of the abundance added to California’s agriculture by Hmong farmers in the Central Valley. Shoppers at our Saturday farmers’ market know one of these farms, Vang Family Farm, for their huge variety of delicious and unique produce. The Vang’s… Read more »

Ecology Center in Washington DC: Connecting Tech Innovators with Farmers’ Markets for Food Stamp Access

Ecology Center in Washington DC: Connecting Tech Innovators with Farmers' Markets for Food Stamp Access
Recently, Washington DC was buzzing, and the Pope’s visit was not the only big deal in town! There were all kinds of amazing connections being made including Ecology Center’s meetings with the Farmers’ Market Coalition, the USDA, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows. The Ecology Center is helping… Read more »

North Shattuck Farmers’ Market Relocates In October, “Street-Warming” Celebration 10/15/15

North Shattuck Farmers' Market Relocates In October, "Street-Warming" Celebration 10/15/15
Starting October 1st, 2015, the North Shattuck Farmers’ Market will be operating from a new location, occupying the frontage road that runs alongside CVS Pharmacy and continues into the parking lot of businesses just south of CVS. The market will feature the same array of farmers and vendors, and will take place at the same… Read more »

Tell Governor Brown to Sign AB 1321, Nutrition Incentives Act, to Increase Healthy Food Access for Low-Income Californians

Tell Governor Brown to Sign AB 1321, Nutrition Incentives Act, to Increase Healthy Food Access for Low-Income Californians
We are thrilled AB 1321, a bill we co-sponsored, has passed the both houses of the state legislature with strong bi-partisan support, moving it forward to the Governor’s desk. AB 1321, the Nutrition Incentives Act, will help California receive federal funds for nutrition incentive programs, like Market Match, to expand healthy food access at farmers’… Read more »