Kirk’s T-Shirts Are on Display at Berkeley Historical Society

Kirk's T-Shirts Are on Display at Berkeley Historical Society

A familiar sight to anyone who attends Farmers’ Market events, Kirk Lumpkin’s collection of vintage Ecology Center t-shirts are now a part of Berkeley history. The Berkeley Historical Society has included them in an exhibit “Berkeley: From Farm to Urban Farming 1850 – 2013.” Here’s a description of the exhibit from Berkeley Historical Society: “The… Read more »

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses

Food for Thought: Conventional Vs. Organics Study and Responses

News media this week picked up a Stanford study that found organically grown food was not any more nutritious than conventionally grown food. Reading between the lines, some of the data analyzed did suggest health benefits for organic foods, like decreased pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and higher levels of a specific antioxidant. But beyond the… Read more »

Today is Food Day!

Today is Food Day!

Today is the first annual Food Day! Organizers describe it as a day that “seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life…to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.” Organizations around the country are planning events for the day. To learn more, click here.… Read more »

Farm Visit: Pomo Tierra Ranch

Farm Visit: Pomo Tierra Ranch

Katie H. Michel, BFM Operations Manager, recently traveled to Pomo Tierra Ranch in the Anderson Valley. Here’s what she learned about this Berkeley Farmers’ Market vendor.… Read more »
I drove through the gate at Pomo Tierra in the late afternoon. The property is located near Yorkville on Highway 128, which winds through the Anderson Valley in southern