Some Central Valley Orchards Irrigated With Oilfield Waste WaterSome of the biggest growers in the Central Valley area aren't worried about conserving water because they've found a steady supply -- but there's a catch.
West Oakland A Haven For Expanding Urban Farms; Provides Access To Fresh ProduceWest 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.
Do I Really Need To Buy Organic Every Time?I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're as "left" as left coast gets. So as a Bay Area #NewsMom, it likely goes without saying that I try to feed my kid as much organic produce as possible. But just like everything else in the Bay Area, buying organic is expensive. Organic produce can cost almost 50% more!
Worker Strike In Mexico Has Ripple Effects On San Francisco’s Blueberry SupplyThere’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.
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.
Organic Food Producers Meet In San Francisco To Discuss Trends In Organic ShoppingSan 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.
Drought Forces Hollister BBQ Joint To Close Down Over Rising Meat PricesCalifornia’s drought has been pushing beef prices higher, and those prices are putting a popular barbecue spot out of business.
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.
KCBS Cover Story: Silicon Valley Execs Try To Revolutionize FarmingIn this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Margie Shafer tours Ecopia Farms in Campbell, which is taking urban farming to a warehouse.
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NorCal Farm Issues Lettuce Recall Over Listeria ContaminationA Northern California farm that issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns said its notice has gone out to 19 states and Canada.
Narsai David Recipes and Reviews: Week of June 6thKCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David samples wines, visits restaurants, tests kitchen tools, and creates recipes that are easy for the everyday cook. Here are some of his reports from this week.