Understanding Farmers’ Market Prices: How to spend wisely and get the most out of your dollar while shopping the market

Understanding Farmers' Market Prices: How to spend wisely and get the most out of your dollar while shopping the market
Affordability has always been an important aspect of farmers’ market shopping. One of the basic ideas behind direct marketing is that by cutting out middlemen like wholesalers and retailers, customers can get a better deal on fresh, high quality produce, and farmers can set fair prices because they are able to retain every dollar they… Read more »

Grand Opening of Albany Farmers’ Market this Wednesday 5/4/11

Grand Opening of Albany Farmers' Market this Wednesday 5/4/11
Come by this Wednesday to the grand opening of the Albany Farmers’ Market on the 1100 block of Solano Avenue, west of San Pablo Avenue. Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony with Albany Mayor Farid Javandel at 3:30, followed by music by Dewayne & Maurice (jazz duo) and more. The Albany Farmers’ Market, operated… Read more »

Ecology Center Helps California Farmers’ Markets Accept Food Stamps

Ecology Center Helps California Farmers’ Markets Accept Food Stamps
The Berkeley Farmers’ Markets were the first markets in the state to accept EBT – the electronic benefits transfer cards that replaced paper food stamps. Using free state-provided wireless card terminal, we swipe the benefit cards and issue tokens for scrip that EBT cardholders can use to buy produce from the farmers. Since that beginning… Read more »