Supporting Your Local Farmers’ Market during COVID-19

Supporting Your Local Farmers’ Market during COVID-19
Farmers’ Markets are a community hub for fresh, healthy, local, and immunity-boosting foods. The Berkeley Farmers’ Markets are teeming with delectable fruits, vegetables, grains, cheeses, and other treats. Surrounded by friendly faces, you might see your friend or neighbor shopping and be reminded that food can build community. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we… Read more »

Berkeley Mayor and City Council Recognize Ecology Center’s 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service

Berkeley Mayor and City Council Recognize Ecology Center's 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service
September 22, 2020 was a proud day for the Ecology Center, when the Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and the City Council recognized “The Ecology Center’s 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service.” Ecology Center’s Executive Director Martin Bourque accepted the recognition in an online ceremony that was both heartwarming and inspiring for staff and community… Read more »

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program
As the year transitions from summer to fall and into winter, COVID-19 remains in our communities, requiring changes in many areas of our lives. Here at the Ecology Center, we too are embracing change as we make adjustments to ensure that our community continues to receive essential services rooted in sustainability, health, and justice. To… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Your Amazing Berkeley Farmers’ Market Managers

Staff Spotlight: Your Amazing Berkeley Farmers' Market Managers
Did you know that California certifies its farmers’ markets to ensure that the farmers grow what they sell at the market? These special regulations also require a Market Manager at all Certified Farmers’ Markets. These folks ensure that the markets are following the agricultural and health department regulations. In addition to that job, these folks… Read more »

Berkeley Farmers’ Markets Response to  COVID 19: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Berkeley Farmers’ Markets Response to  COVID 19:  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
As an essential service, the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets REMAIN OPEN, providing fresh, healthy food for the community. We are actively making operational changes to protect customers, farmers, and staff, and to mitigate the spread of disease. We know there have been many changes and here is a list of some frequently asked questions. Berkeley Farmers’… Read more »