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 »
We’re excited to be part of Sunday Suppers’ third season! Join us January 15th at Chez Panisse as part of restaurateur Charlie Hallowell’s Sunday Suppers series. Launched in May 2014, this event brings together spectacular food and good company to raise money for a different East Bay organization working on behalf of the community. To… Read more »
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
” – Alice Walker
The Trump victory has shaken us to the core. It’s a repudiation of the values that we hold dear. We are awakening to a different view of the work ahead. There are new uncertainties… Read more »
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 »
Last year, the State passed a terrific bill, AB 1321. It established a program that makes fresh fruit and vegetables more affordable for low-income families, and drives revenue to California’s small and mid-sized farms. It also attracts matching funds from the Federal Government. Problem is, this win-win-win program isn’t funded! Spring means budget season in… Read more »