Best of Oakland and East Bay 2017 Oakland Grand Lake wins “Best of Farmers Markets” in the June issue of Oakland Magazine!
As a senior about to leave to go to college on the East Coast, I have been taking time to appreciate the beauty of the Bay Area. One of the things I will miss most about Marin is the Sunday Farmers Market at the Civic Center, a treasure that I have been frequenting with my [...]
Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm after five generations [...]
It is widely accepted that tomatoes, despite their veggie-like characteristics, are technically a fruit, but did you know that in 1886 the “fruit or vegetable” debate went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court? Though the botanical classification may be up for debate, the nutritional benefits of tomatoes are not. One large tomato has [...]
If you follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard down the Point Reyes Peninsula toward the lighthouse, beyond the now-vacated Drakes Estero, you might find yourself at Historic Ranch B, also known as Double M Dairy. Here, Jarrod Mendoza raises dairy cows on land his family has ranched for generations. Despite its sweeping views and windswept vistas, [...]
Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Food will play a critical role in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. Join us to celebrate the release of Unbroken Ground, a compelling new film by Chris Malloy that explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to [...]
If you’ve been to the Thursday Marin Farmers Market in the last six weeks, you know that the market has been relocated to the Northgate mall during construction of the round-about on Civic Center Drive. Since the move, some customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the change (vendors aren’t where they usually are, I don’t know [...]
On a hot summer day, nothing cools like a crisp, fresh cucumber from the farmers market. Cucumbers are extremely low in calories yet surprisingly filling. They are a great source of vitamin K, potassium and lignans, compounds known to help prevent certain types of cancers. Cucumbers are believed to help detoxify the body, improve skin [...]