Video: Undersecretary Concannon Visits Our Farmers’ Market

Video: Undersecretary Concannon Visits Our Farmers' Market
Earlier this month, a very special guest came to our farmers’ market: United States Department of Agriculture’s Undersecretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon visited for National Nutrition Month! Our staff met with Undersecretary Concannon to discuss CalFresh (California’s food stamps, referred to as SNAP nationally) access at farmers’ markets and incentives like Market Match. Our Market… Read more »

Special Holiday Schedules for our Programs

Special Holiday Schedules for our Programs
We have special schedules across our programs around the holidays! Please contact us if you have any questions. Store Open every day through Christmas Eve, 11 AM – 6 PM, including Monday, 12/21/15 Open 11 AM – 4 PM Christmas Eve, 12/24/15 Closed 12/25/15 through 1/4/16, first day open in 2016 is Tuesday, 1/5/16 Berkeley… Read more »

We’re Hiring: Come Join Our Work!

We're Hiring: Come Join Our Work!
We are currently accepting applications for several positions across our programs: Farmers’ Market Access & Equity Program Coordinator, On-Call Curbside Recycling Driver, and two Youth positions. Please visit our Jobs page for full job descriptions, and for details on how to apply. These positions are all open now, but may be filled at anytime, so… Read more »

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 »