Food & Farming

The Ecology Center is actively working to create and promote an alternative food system that is based on the values of environmental protection, justice, and access to healthy, sustainably produced food for all.

OUR FARMERS’ MARKETS

The Ecology Center operates four certified farmers’ markets, located in Downtown Berkeley, North Berkeley, South Berkeley, and Albany. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture.
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FARM FRESH CHOICE

Farm Fresh Choice is the Ecology Center’s food justice program, committed to improving the health and wellbeing of East Bay low-income people of color. We offer youth empowerment, nutrition education, and access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables.
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CALIFORNIA FARMERS’ MARKET EBT PROGRAM

The Farmers’ Market EBT Program assists farmers’ market operators and community partners in establishing, implementing, and promoting CalFresh EBT access (the program formerly known as Food Stamps) at farmers’ markets.
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CALIFORNIA MARKET MATCH PROGRAM

Market Match is California’s healthy food incentive program, which matches customers’ CalFresh and WIC benefits at farmers’ markets. Market Match improves healthy food access, supports California’s small farms, and stimulates local economies.
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BERKELEY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

The Ecology Center convenes the Berkeley Food Policy Council, a multi-sector coalition working to create a healthy and sustainable food system through replicable food policies and programs and linking this work to state and federal efforts.
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FOOD & FARMING FACT SHEETS

Visit the Ecology Center’s Fact Sheet page to access our many free, downloadable fact sheets on topics related to food and agriculture.