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Oakland Transforms Into Dining Destination

January 25, 2014 farmers' markets

Wanna come eat with me? On launching a second food tour in Oakland’s thriving culinary scene.

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Hana Fresh Feeds the Food Insecure in Paradise

November 15, 2012 farmers' markets

A nonprofit farm, farm stand, and medical center seeks to improve the health of Native Hawaiians in an isolated hamlet in Maui.

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Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

November 1, 2012 baking

Maui’s culinary scene is thriving — thanks to homegrown chefs and farmers with a focus on local food. A report from the field.

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The East Bay’s Artisan Food Producers

October 22, 2012 baking

The people and craft behind the East Bay’s artisanal food movement.

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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

April 25, 2012 baking

Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables showcases Cheryl Sternman Rule’s pithy wit and Paulette Phlipot’s vibrant images. But produce — in all its weird and wonderful glory — gets top billing in this cookbook.

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Latinas Share Wealth in Food and Farming

January 26, 2012 farmers' markets

Call it Latin influence: A growing group of successful Latina entrepreneurs are serving as role models for the next generation of food artisans and farmers with Latin roots.

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Farmers’ Market Favorite Phoenix Pastificio

December 21, 2011 baking

Phoenix Pasta is popular among restaurant chefs and farmers’ market customers for its pastries, olive bread, and, of course, pasta in flavors both familiar and not.

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Food Day: Growing a Movement Around What we Eat

October 23, 2011 berkeley bites

Food Day, on October 24th, will highlight the good, bad, and ugly of the way we consume food in this country.

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Beyond Produce: Other Edible CSAs Bring Mixed Results

April 22, 2011 baking

Can the CSA model work for food artisans as well as farmers?

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Oakland’s Farm Fresh Approach to School Food

March 3, 2011 edible east bay magazine

Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets brings fresh, local, seasonal food to students and their families at affordable prices, right after the school bell rings. The model program, currently in 12 elementary schools, is slated to start in 13 more next school year.

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June Taylor’s Artisan Way With Fruit

January 7, 2011 berkeley bites

Preserver June Taylor talks about the art and craft of making jam.

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Doctor’s Orders: Eat Your Greens Advises Preston Maring

December 3, 2010 berkeley bites

The father of the hospital farmers’ markets, Dr. Preston Maring, on what’s cooking in Berkeley.

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Food for Health Forum: An Rx for Doctors

October 16, 2010 civil eats

Today, the man who encourages us all to eat food, mostly plants, and not too much will bring his prescription for a healthier population and planet to a group that, surprisingly, he hasn’t spoken to before: Doctors and other healthcare professionals. The man, of course, is Michael Pollan — who talks about the importance of […]

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Berkeley Bites: Aaron Betesh, Blue Heron Farms

October 1, 2010 berkeley bites

Veteran farmers’ market vendor Aaron Betesh of Blue Heron Farms talks about what he loves about the Berkeley Farmers Market scene.

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Shakirah Simley: Preserving Food, Seeking Justice

September 21, 2010 farmers' markets

One aspect of the food-writing world I don’t care for so much: It’s a mostly white crowd. The homogeneity doesn’t sit well with me and, I feel, is reflected in the stories I read. Where are the pieces on (and by) people representing voices from this country’s diverse ethnic communities? So when I heard Shakirah […]

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Spiral Gardens Helps Needy Feed Themselves

July 30, 2010 berkeley bites

Just around the corner and down the street from where I live on a stretch that includes liquor stores and the dodgy characters who frequent such places, you’ll find Spiral Gardens, a slightly disheveled verdant oasis on a fenced in corner of a formerly empty city lot. It’s a welcome addition to the neighborhood. For […]

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Cookbook Giveaway: The Homesteader’s Kitchen

July 15, 2010 farmers' markets

Win a copy of The Homesteader’s Kitchen: Recipes From Farm to Table by Robin Burnside

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Operation Frontline: Teaching the Needy to Cook

June 22, 2010 civil eats

A couple of Saturdays ago, on a gorgeous sunny day when many Berkeleysiders were likely heading out for a hike, contemplating another coffee, or barely out of bed, I stopped by a cooking class taught at Ursula Sherman Village on Harrison Street, a transitional living facility for the  homeless in West Berkeley. Sponsored by Operation […]

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Berkeley Farmers’ Market Man, Ben Feldman

June 18, 2010 berkeley bites

Find out what Berkeley Farmers’ Market program manager Ben Feldman loves about his job in this Berkeley Bites post.

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Wild Man Iso Rabins: A New Food Entrepreneur

May 21, 2010 civil eats

Take a walk on the wild side: A profile of Iso Rabins, founder of forageSF, San Francisco’s Underground Farmers Market, and The Wild Kitchen, an underground dinner of foraged foods.

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Farmer Jane: Females in the Fields

May 4, 2010 civil eats

A queen of green focuses her first book on female farmers, a subject author Temra Costa comes to organically. Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, grew out of Costa’s career in sustainable food, and her passion for eating locally and seasonally.

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School Produce Stand Feeds Families in Oakland

January 12, 2010 civil eats

Care to sample a strawberry or scoop up salad greens for supper when you pick up your child from school? Since school went back last September you can do just that every Tuesday at Glenview Elementary School in Oakland, California. Led by garden coordinator and parent Delana Toler, a small core of volunteers — some […]

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San Francisco's Fabulous Food Festival

November 8, 2009 farmers' markets

I’ll be blunt: I had low expectations. I’d detected no buzz about the SF Fab Food Fest beforehand. And I couldn’t find a list of food sellers online. The venue, the Concourse Exhibition Center, didn’t look promising either. Three strikes right there. But it wasn’t out of my way so I stopped by en route […]

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The Lemon Lady: Feeding the Hungry, One Bag of Produce at a Time

October 22, 2009 baking

The Lemon Lady needs a new nickname, methinks. Anna Chan, 37, has outgrown the title, which doesn’t begin to describe the difference this anti-hunger activist has made in less than a year in her one-woman campaign to get fresh produce into the mouths of people in need in her community. This stay-at-home mom from Clayton, […]

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