Foods for the Lunar New Year

February 10, 2005

Happy Lunar New Year! Enjoy these foods to direct one’s fortune in the coming year.

Reviving Local Food Systems

January 20, 2005

Carrot-ography

January 13, 2005

Carrots come in a staggering array of colors and flavors. We have the Dutch to thank for the ubiquitous orange variety.

Wintertime on the Farm: Ranch (Part 3 of 3)

December 23, 2004

Out on the range, nature may appear dormant in winter, but on the ranch, the season can yield new life.

Wintertime on the Farm: Fields (Part 2 of 3)

December 16, 2004

For Brandon and Michelle Ross of Ella Bella farm, winter is no time for repose. The harvest may be lean, but the work load is not.

The Still-Room

December 9, 2004

June Taylor performs “magical alchemy” in her Still-Room Shop in Berkeley, transforming seasonal fruit into hand-crafted conserves, marmalades, and other fantastic treats.

Wintertime on the Farm: Orchards (Part 1 of 3)

December 2, 2004

Wintertime in the orchard doesn’t mean break time. The vital work of pruning, grafting, and feeding fruit trees continues throughout the cold months. Meanwhile, citrus growers must protect their harvest from frost.

Il Nostro Coltivatore Va in Italia

November 18, 2004

“My farm is but a small part of a great and diverse earth,” says Stan Devoto of Devoto Gardens. The farmer reports on his experience at Slow Food’s 2004 Terra Madre Meeting in Turin, Italy.

Fall Harvest Festival Thanks and Photos

October 21, 2004

Harvest Festival Thanks and Photos

Heartfelt thanks to all who supported our Fall Harvest Weekend as guests, volunteers and chefs! Proceeds from Friday and Sunday’s events will make a significant contribution to supporting CUESA’s educational programming in the coming year. As we enter into the rainy season, we hope that you will continue to celebrate the bounty of California’s fall harvest by shopping for fresh, local produce every week, rain or shine!

Food Quality

September 23, 2004

Why does food from the farmers’ market taste so good? The answer is as complex as the food system itself. We identify major factors that affect food quality.

Four Course Compost

September 9, 2004

Food comes full circle in San Francisco’s innovative composting program. Food scraps are transformed in just 90 days to a nutrient-rich soil amendment for farmers.

Farming by Accident? The Story of Knoll Farms

July 9, 2004

Kristie Knoll talks about her personal path to farming. Kristie and her partner Rick were driven by a desire to grow their own food; today they run a thriving, diverse farm in Brentwood.