Hard Apple Cider: Reinventing Tradition

Hard Apple Cider: Reinventing Tradition
Beginning this May, fermented apple cider, or “hard cider” will be available at the Ecology Center Saturday Farmers’ Market, as we welcome Devoto Gardens. Here is a snapshot of the past, present, and future of hard cider and apple farms, as told by fermenting enthusiast Dylan Cardiff, our Farmers’ Market Operations Manager. Hard cider is… Read more »

Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13

Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13
This coming Thursday evening, Lori Eames will be sharing photos and stories from her new “Backyard Roots” book. The book has beautiful snapshots of urban farms all along the West Coast, with many familiar Bay Area locals featured. Kitty Sharkey, whose urban farm is in East Oakland, will be bringing two of her Nigerian dwarf… Read more »

Free Cooking Demos at the Farmers’ Markets, Tuesday, 5/7/13 and Wednesday, 5/22/13

Free Cooking Demos at the Farmers' Markets, Tuesday, 5/7/13 and Wednesday, 5/22/13
Each year, our Farmers’ Market hosts a series of free cooking demonstrations. The first of the year are coming up, and will highlight healthy spring recipes. These events are a great way to bring new ideas to your kitchen, and enjoy the freshest possible ingredients the Farmers’ Markets offer. All cooking demonstrations are led by… Read more »

Welcome Back to the Albany Farmers’ Market, Wednesday, 4/17/13

Welcome Back to the Albany Farmers' Market, Wednesday, 4/17/13
The third season of the Albany Farmers’ Market is launching April 17th! Opening day entertainment will include EarthCapades Environmental Vaudeville (juggling, unicycles, and more!), free face painting, and a mix of old-time music, original songs, and children’s tunes performed by Maria Yates aka Penny Royal on vocals and ukulele. Many of our favorite market vendors… Read more »

Success for the California Homemade Food Act

Success for the California Homemade Food Act
Great news! An effort led by the Sustainable Economies Law Center has culminated with the signing of the California Homemade Food Act, or AB 1616, by Gov. Brown last Friday. This success for small scale food producers was aided by the Berkeley Food Policy Council, whose member organizations wrote in letters of support, along with… Read more »