Category Archives: Farmers’ Markets

A couple of genius ideas from Santa Cruz

Apart from the bountiful acres of the university farm, we came across a couple of other genius things in Santa Cruz that I wanted to share: I – a free bike park at the famers’ market. Yes, you can rock … Continue reading

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Permaculture in the city

One sunny afternoon during our stay in the Bay Area we set off to visit some city farms in San Francisco. As with the urban projects in London that we are familiar with, these places combine growing food with educational … Continue reading

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The Berkeley banquet

Our temporary hometown Berkeley is a veritable hotbed of local food with farmers’ markets three times a week that are 80% organic produce. Berkeley is also home to Chez Panisse and Alice Waters – a passionate advocate of local, sustainable … Continue reading

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A farmers’market for everyone?

Farmers’ markets in Oregon are booming. The state has around 150 markets serving a total population of 3.8 million people – that works out at one market per 25,000 people. To put this in some context, the area of the … Continue reading

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Capitalism, as if food matters…

Another thing that I have been musing upon since we left Glen Valley Organic Farm (all that pedalling affords plenty of time for musing), is the idea that the farmers’ market is a great example of capitalism as Adam Smith … Continue reading

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