ALBA Success Story: Catalán Farm

ALBA Success Story: Catalán Farm
Farming is no easy occupation to get into. And for many minority, low-income people, the challenges are heightened. The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), is an EPA and USDA-funded program that enables people to become independent organic farmers. The majority of people who enroll are low-income, but participants who stick with the six month… Read more »

Small Fishermen Disgruntled by New Fishing Rules

Small Fishermen Disgruntled by New Fishing Rules
New fishing rules that assign individual fishermen a portion of the entire fishing fleet’s annual quota may be detrimental to small fishermen. Berkeley Farmers’ Market vendor Mike Hudson of Hudson Fish was interviewed by East Bay Express for a response to the new fishery management system that will affect the Pacific coast. Read the full… Read more »

Keeping it Fresh: Tips on Making Your Food Last

Keeping it Fresh: Tips on Making Your Food Last
We are all looking forward to the feasting that comes with the winter holidays. Please note that the last two Berkeley Farmers’ Markets of the year are this Tuesday 12/21 and Thursday 12/23. Stock up on squash, greens, and apples! As usual, Mr. Davis of Ludwig Avenue Farm will be selling pecan and sweet potato… Read more »

Buy handmade, buy local at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market Holiday Crafts Fair

Buy handmade, buy local at the Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair
With just a week left before Christmas, what better opportunity to buy handmade gifts for your loved ones than at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market Holiday Crafts Fair? You’ll find vendors selling jewelry, body products, toys, clothes, tote bags, cards, fine art, and ceramics. Looking for something unique to inspire your friend into the DIY lifestyle?… Read more »

Member Appreciation Sale & Holiday Crafts Fair

Member Appreciation Sale & Holiday Crafts Fair
This Sunday, December 5th, stop by the Ecology Center store for our annual Member Appreciation Sale. Stop in for free gifts, hot cider, and a 20% members-only discount on all regularly priced store merchandise. Click here for the Ecology Center Store’s December hours. The Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be hosting its annual Holiday Crafts Fair… Read more »