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 »

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 »

Watch Mark Bittman’s Video “The Changing Faces of California Agriculture,” featuring Vang Family Farm from our Farmers’ Market

Watch Mark Bittman's Video "The Changing Faces of California Agriculture," featuring Vang Family Farm from our Farmers' Market
Eggplants, lemongrass and herbs, onion and garlic, and many kinds of greens are a small sample of the abundance added to California’s agriculture by Hmong farmers in the Central Valley. Shoppers at our Saturday farmers’ market know one of these farms, Vang Family Farm, for their huge variety of delicious and unique produce. The Vang’s… Read more »

Market Match: Our Big Win for Low-Income Shoppers Is Happening at a Farmers’ Market Near You

Market Match: Our Big Win for Low-Income Shoppers Is Happening at a Farmers' Market Near You
Market Match is up and running at our three weekly farmers’ markets. This means that CalFresh recipients can come to the farmers’ markets to spend their benefits and get them matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10 per visit, to spend on fruits and vegetables. Visit FMFinder.org to find a farmers’ market near you that accepts EBT,… Read more »

Our Guide to Plastic-Free Produce Storage – on the Huffington Post!

Our Guide to Plastic-Free Produce Storage - on the Huffington Post!
When the Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Markets became Zero Waste a couple years ago, they developed this guide to help customers adapt to shopping without disposable plastic bags. Then Beth Terry, our local crusader for plastic-free living, picked the guide up and put it on her blog and later in her book, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked Read more »