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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We’re looking forward to an upcoming evening with urban farmers Willow Rosenthal and Novella Carpenter, who just hatched a new book, The Essential Urban Farmer. In this indispensable guide, the authors share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints and rich visual material for novice and experienced growers looking to bring… Read more »
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