Taking Pride in Peaches: Perspective from a Queer Farmer in the Capay Valley

Taking Pride in Peaches: Perspective from a Queer Farmer in the Capay Valley
Farmers’ Markets are made possible through the efforts of a diverse community of people who come together around an appreciation for wholesome food, locally grown and delivered with the well-being of customers in mind.  Joanna Normoyle of Guru Ram Das Orchards represents one of our farmers who embraces these values and offers a diverse perspective… Read more »

Weirauch Creamery Farm Visit

Weirauch Creamery Farm Visit
Farmers’ Market vendors Joel and Carleen Weirauch are best known for their small-batch sheep cheese, but their farmstead creamery brings more than cheese to table. With an emphasis on community, humane animal husbandry practices, and sustainable agriculture Weirauch Farm exemplifies the quality and care found only at your local farmers’ markets. Joel studied mycology at… Read more »

Top 5 Wins in the Senate Farm Bill

Top 5 Wins in the Senate Farm Bill
We previously wrote about the disastrous House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, here, which was passed along party lines earlier last month. Subsequently, the Senate has displayed a refreshing sense of bipartisan value, passing a Farm Bill that benefits farmers, the environment, and low-income Americans. Here’s what we love in the Senate’s Farm Bill:… Read more »

Top 5 Threats in the House Farm Bill

Top 5 Threats in the House Farm Bill
The federal Farm Bill is the single biggest food, nutrition, and farming legislation in the country and is passed every five years. It sets the direction for America’s farming and food system, from farming practices to healthy food access. The current farm bill is set to expire at the end of September 2018. The House… Read more »

USDA Under Secretary Concannon Visits Ecology Center Farmers’ Market to Shine Spotlight on SNAP and Farmers’ Markets for National Nutrition Month

USDA Under Secretary Concannon Visits Ecology Center Farmers' Market to Shine Spotlight on SNAP and Farmers' Markets for National Nutrition Month
On Tuesday, March 8th, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, the top official in charge of SNAP – formerly known as the Food Stamp Program – will be visiting the South Berkeley Farmers’ Market to celebrate National Nutrition Month and discuss the USDA’s goals of expanding SNAP (food stamp) accessibility at farmers’ markets across the country.… Read more »