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 »

Tell Governor Brown to Sign the California Homemade Food Act Today!

Tell Governor Brown to Sign the California Homemade Food Act Today!
The hard-working people at the Sustainable Economies Law Center have been leading efforts to get a “cottage food law” on the books in California, and the campaign is very close to a successful finish. Over thirty states have similar laws, which creates a category of food production called a cottage food operation. Unlike other types… 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 »