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West Oakland A Haven For Expanding Urban Farms; Provides Access To Fresh Produce

West Oakland will soon be the site of one of the city’s largest urban gardens that will provide access to fresh produce on a sliding-scale basis.

05/27/2015

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Do I Really Need To Buy Organic Every Time?

We’d all love to feed our little angels an all-organic diet, but who can afford it when organic produce can cost almost 50% more? This is a great resource to help parents narrow down when you should go out of your way to buy organic, and when you can get away with running by the corner store to grab an avocado on the way home from work.

04/30/2015

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Worker Strike In Mexico Has Ripple Effects On San Francisco’s Blueberry Supply

There’s no shortage of blueberries for your morning yogurt yet, but a farm-worker strike in Mexico over wages is having a ripple effect at the San Francisco produce market.

03/20/2015

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Whole Foods To Rate Produce Based On How ‘Responsibly Grown’ It Is

Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as “good,” “better” or “best” based on the supplier’s farming practices.

10/15/2014

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Organic Food Producers Meet In San Francisco To Discuss Trends In Organic Shopping

San Francisco played host to big players in the organic food world this month, but research shows many people still aren’t convinced the organic label is worth the price.

08/31/2014

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Drought Forces Hollister BBQ Joint To Close Down Over Rising Meat Prices

California’s drought has been pushing beef prices higher, and those prices are putting a popular barbecue spot out of business.

07/15/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Which Produce Items Are Worth Buying Organic?

A lot of us spend our shopping time wondering whether it’s worth spending extra money for organically grown fruits and vegetables. An environmental group is offering advice with a list of products that contin the most and least chemicals.

09/27/2012

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KCBS Cover Story: Silicon Valley Execs Try To Revolutionize Farming

In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Margie Shafer tours Ecopia Farms in Campbell, which is taking urban farming to a warehouse.

08/02/2012

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Best Bay Area Farmers’ Markets By County

Farmers’ markets have exploded in the Bay Area. The team from Eye on the Bay has sampled the goods at many of the best, and compiled this list of their favorites in each county. If […]

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NorCal Farm Issues Lettuce Recall Over Listeria Contamination

A Northern California farm that issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns said its notice has gone out to 19 states and Canada.

10/03/2011

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