South Berkeley Farmers’ Market seeks a cheese vendor!

South Berkeley Farmers' Market seeks a cheese vendor!
The Ecology Center’s vibrant South Berkeley Farmers’ Market is looking to welcome a new cheese vendor to the market. Please spread the word to your favorite dairy farmers, creameries, and cheesemakers! This market operates every Tuesday from 2-6:30pm at Alcatraz and Adeline on the Berkeley-Oakland border. Preference will be given to local, small-scale producers who… Read more »

10 ways we moved the needle in 2014

10 ways we moved the needle in 2014
Here’s what’s inspiring us to think big for 2015: 1. We helped pass Measure D, doing what we always do: convening, creating content-rich events, engaging the community, and changing the environment so it supports health, justice, and resilience. 2. Market Match expanded to 153 farmers’ markets in California, creating 46,412 purchases of affordable fruits and… Read more »

Cottage Food Operators, Come Sell at our Farmers’ Market

Cottage Food Operators, Come Sell at our Farmers' Market
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Market team is looking for Cottage Food Operators that want to sell at our Saturday Downtown Berkeley farmers’ market! Cottage food is a growing part of the local food system, which got a huge boost when California enacted the Homemade Food Act in 2013. This law legalized the production of certain… Read more »

North Berkeley Farmers’ Market Canceled Tomorrow, 12/11/14

North Berkeley Farmers' Market Canceled Tomorrow, 12/11/14
Due to unsafe weather conditions, the North Berkeley Thursday Market is canceled on 12/11/14. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that the Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets operate RAIN OR SHINE. We have canceled the market exclusively due to high winds. We have learned from experience these conditions endanger our vendors and customers by creating… Read more »

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers
We’ve gotten a few sprinkles in the Bay Area since Governor Brown signed a package of bills to regulate the state’s groundwater resources last week, but the drought’s far from over. The move is vital to protect the future of local, sustainably grown food in California. It’s also long overdue, and it’ll be years before… Read more »