City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers’ Market

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers' Market
The City of Berkeley, driven by safety concerns, is proposing that the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market relocate, in a very short timeframe. The Ecology Center is very concerned that the City’s proposal would jeopardize the viability, safety, and feel of a celebrated community resource. The City’s proposal reconfigures the farmers’ market into a single-file, narrow… Read more »

Happy Farmers’ Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste

Happy Farmers' Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste
Did you need something else to love about Thanksgiving? Here you go: it’s a perfect poster child holiday for zero food waste. Thanksgiving, after all, falls before another very important holiday, unofficially known as Leftovers Day. More than just plates full of our favorite foods, Thanksgiving is also a day to respect and honor the… Read more »

New Report Gives California Elected Officials a ‘Needs Improvement’ Grade on Food and Farm Policy

New Report Gives California Elected Officials a 'Needs Improvement' Grade on Food and Farm Policy
A report released by Berkeley Food Policy Council, Roots of Change, and the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) unveils 2014 food and farm policy voting results by California elected officials. The 2014 Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming illustrates how despite making modest progress on food and agriculture issues, the Legislature continues to… Read more »

Annual Members’ Sale and Food Makers Walking Tour, 11/23/14

Annual Members' Sale and Food Makers Walking Tour, 11/23/14
A few times a year, we offer special events for our community of members, who support our work to build a sustainable, healthy, and just future. We have one of these events coming up next Sunday, November 23rd! Current members are invited to come shop our Store with a special discount of 20% off purchases,… Read more »

Healthy Food Access at Farmers’ Markets Is Making Huge Strides Nationwide

Healthy Food Access at Farmers' Markets Is Making Huge Strides Nationwide
According to the national Farmers’ Market Coalition, $16.6 million in SNAP benefits were redeemed at farmers’ markets nationally in 2013. That’s a sharp increase from $4.2 million just five years ago. The number of farmers’ markets is also on the rise. If these trends continue, it could mean good changes for what’s on the plates… Read more »