Update on North Berkeley Farmers’ Market Relocation

Update on North Berkeley Farmers' Market Relocation
City staff has decided that the North Shattuck Farmers’ Market can no longer remain in its current location. In order for us to continue operating the market, we must move it to the frontage road alongside CVS. The reasons that City staff cites for the move are “ADA, retail impact or related safety and liability… Read more »

Barriers to Entry: Challenges and Resources for Beginning Farmers

Barriers to Entry: Challenges and Resources for Beginning Farmers
“Are you making a profit?” is a tough question for any farmer to answer, especially for a beginning farmer like Marsha Habib, a young woman of color who has overcome incredible odds to be doing what she clearly loves. Marsha answers honestly that at best it’s a break-even business, mentioning the challenges that come with… Read more »

California Bill Could Dramatically Increase Market Match’s Scope!

California Bill Could Dramatically Increase Market Match’s Scope!
Exciting developments are afoot in Sacramento: thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Ecology Center, Roots of Change, Public Health Institute, and Latino Coalition for a Health California, the California Nutrition Incentive Act (AB 1321) was introduced on Friday by Assemblymember Phil Ting. Coauthored by Rob Bonta, Lois Wolk, Marc Levine, and Henry Perea, the… Read more »

Market Match Program Grows with the Power of Partnerships and a New Website

Market Match Program Grows with the Power of Partnerships and a New Website
Today, the Ecology Center is launching our new Market Match website, MarketMatch.org. This new mobile compatible website informs shoppers, funders, partners, and the general public about the Market Match program. It builds support for the program, and it assists shoppers in locating the nearest CalFresh-accessible farmers’ market, including those that offer Market Match. Established in… Read more »

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing
A new national campaign and petition has been launched by local organizations to protect seed libraries from legal changes that have hindered them in several states. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), Richmond Grows Seed Library, and Shareable, with support from the Seed Matters project and Clif Bar Family Foundation, are behind the new Save… Read more »