SF Chronicle Covers our Work to Make Healthy Food Accessible

SF Chronicle Covers our Work to Make Healthy Food Accessible

One of the big areas where our work has been expanding is with Market Match, a program that allows people who receive food assistance to have their benefits doubled when they shop at Farmers’ Markets. This makes it easier for families to make healthy food choices, and it benefits the local farmers, who take home… Read more »

Farmers’ Market Finder Tool: Improving Access to Healthy, Affordable Food at Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market Finder Tool: Improving Access to Healthy, Affordable Food at Farmers’ Markets

As the country waits for the Farm Bill to pass, and funding for food stamps remains in limbo, the Ecology Center is launching a tool that allows Californians on food assistance to easily find the healthiest, affordable food from a farmers’ market near them. The Farmers’ Market Finder displays all farmers’ markets that accept CalFresh… Read more »

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

The final event in our “Soil in the City” series looks at how urban gardening intersects with social justice. Why are urban soils so toxic in communities that have the least access to healthy foods? Is a community garden in your neighborhood always good for the community and does it meet the needs of the… Read more »

Celebrate Food Sovereignty! Earth Day Celebration and Pinole Farm Grand Opening, This Sunday, 4/21/13

Celebrate Food Sovereignty! Earth Day Celebration and Pinole Farm Grand Opening, This Sunday, 4/21/13

A new food sovereignty project led by Phat Beets and partnering organizations is connecting internationally and internally displaced farmers living in Oakland to peri-urban public land. The Pinole Creek Incubator Farm, located 20 minutes outside of Oakland nestled in the beautiful hills between the city of Pinole and Briones, will be celebrating its Grand Opening… Read more »

Fruit and Veggie Prescriptions Give Low-Income Families a Leg Up to Tackle Obesity

Fruit and Veggie Prescriptions Give Low-Income Families a Leg Up to Tackle Obesity

Grist recently featured the fruit and veggie prescription program, Fruit and Veggie Rx. The program works with health clinics to give vouchers to low-income and obese families that are redeemable at local farmers’ markets. This simple, family-based approach ensures that healthy eating habits are supported by access to the freshest, most nutritious food available and… Read more »