2018 Farm Bill Supports Sustainable Farming and Local Food Access

2018 Farm Bill Supports Sustainable Farming and Local Food Access
After a long deliberation between the Conference Committee leadership, the Farm Bill passed in both chambers of Congress this week and awaits the President’s signature. In a historic vote, the House broke the record for the most number of “yes” votes on a Farm Bill, ever. It seems as though the sweeping wins for Democrats… 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 Awards Nation’s Largest Grant to Expand California Healthy Eating Program to More Farmers’ Markets

USDA Awards Nation's Largest Grant to Expand California Healthy Eating Program to More Farmers’ Markets
[PRESS RELEASE] – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) and its partners a $3.9 million Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant – the largest in the country. FINI grants are designed to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition… Read more »

UPDATE: Gov. Brown Approves $5M for Nutrition Incentive Program That is Helping Farm Economies & Boosting Health

UPDATE: Gov. Brown Approves $5M for Nutrition Incentive Program That is Helping Farm Economies & Boosting Health
[Press Release] BERKELEY, June 13, 2016 – The healthy food incentive program Market Match is increasing access to fresh produce among Californians who are struggling to feed their families, while giving an economic boost to the state’s embattled farm communities. Any day, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to decide whether to take advantage of federal… Read more »

Video: Undersecretary Concannon Visits Our Farmers’ Market

Video: Undersecretary Concannon Visits Our Farmers' Market
Earlier this month, a very special guest came to our farmers’ market: United States Department of Agriculture’s Undersecretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon visited for National Nutrition Month! Our staff met with Undersecretary Concannon to discuss CalFresh (California’s food stamps, referred to as SNAP nationally) access at farmers’ markets and incentives like Market Match. Our Market… Read more »