View from the Farmers’ Market: Farming Through the Drought

View from the Farmers' Market: Farming Through the Drought
This year, the hills by my house didn’t turn green until late February. Although big drops of hope fall outside my window as I write, it gives me a false sense that everything will be okay, that perhaps we are not facing the biggest drought in many people’s lifetimes. I say this because this system… Read more »

Request for Proposals: Farmers’ Market Cooking Demonstrations

Request for Proposals: Farmers' Market Cooking Demonstrations
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Market program is looking for individuals, businesses or organizations to run the cooking demonstrations at our Farmers’ Markets for the 2014 season, May – October. The cooking demonstrations at our Farmers’ Markets provide our market shoppers with meal ideas that are healthy, ethically-sourced, affordable, and easy to prepare. Good tasting food… Read more »

Poetry Soirée to Benefit Ecology Center, 1/25/14

Poetry Soirée to Benefit Ecology Center, 1/25/14
You may have met poet David Griswold at our farmers’ market, writing sonnets on demand for customers. He’s putting together a collection of sonnets from his days at the farmers’ market, and is throwing this Farmers’ Market Poetry Soirée to collect votes on the favorites to publish. This unique gallery event will feature over 70… Read more »

Holiday Hours, Tips and Staff Picks for Gifts from the Ecology Center

Holiday Hours, Tips and Staff Picks for Gifts from the Ecology Center
Our Store, Farmers’ Market, Farm Fresh Choice and Recycling all have special holiday schedules in the next few weeks. Farm Fresh Choice and the Farmers’ Market will be closed between 12/23/13 and 1/1/14. Recycling will not be running pick up service on 12/25/13, and 1/1/14 but will resume Thursday, 12/26/13 – Saturday, 12/28/13, and Thursday,… Read more »

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, 9/28/13

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, 9/28/13
“Stand Up for the Earth” with Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Gary Snyder and Robert Hass, with Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, Brian Teare, Ann Fisher-Wirth (The Ecopoetry Anthology), giovanni singleton, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Barbara Jane Reyes, Mary Mackey, John Shoptaw, Alan Soldofsky, California Poets in the Schools, River of Words, Poetry Inside Out (K-12 Student Poets), The… Read more »