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January 18, 2008

The News in Food - Jan 2008

President Bush and Congress reach an impasse on the 2007 Farm Bill. The FDA and the European Food Safety Authority announce research findings showing meat and milk from cloned livestock are safe to consume. Milk product labeling victory for consumer groups. USDA solicits public comments for a potential “naturally raised” livestock certification.

January 11, 2008

A Date to Remember

There are only a few places in North America that provide the optimal hot, dry growing conditions for date farming. Robert Lower and Christina Kelso share some of the unique techniques they use to grow twelve date varietals at Flying Disc Ranch in Thermal, California.

January 04, 2008

The Multi-hued Market

Why are some fruits and vegetables green, some orange and others red? The answer is in the pigments.

December 28, 2007

More Fun Farm Facts

Learn more about your favorite farmers, ranchers and producers!

December 21, 2007

We Need Your Support!

Please keep CUESA in mind this gift-giving season.  We appreciate your support!

December 14, 2007

Join the Rooting Section

A walk through the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in December dispels any belief that “there are no fresh vegetables during the winter.” Vendor after vendor offers baskets brimming with ruby red beets, husky carrots and plump turnips.

December 07, 2007

Letters From Town School

Thank you letters from a recent school trip to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

November 30, 2007

Party At the Market

Find your party fare at the Market!

November 16, 2007

The Oil Spill and Local Seafood

Oil tanker Cosco Busan spilled 53,000 gallons of toxic oil into the Bay on November 7, 2009, killing thousands of birds, marine wildlife and putting local seafood fishing and dungeness crab season on hold.

November 09, 2007

Elemental Concerns

Farmers take a hit from fall fires and water restrictions in Southern California.

October 26, 2007

Livestock Diversity

Focus on a select few breeds of animals and crops in industrial agriculture has led to disease vulnerability, superbacteria, and animals without the ability to adapt to different climates.

October 12, 2007

Farms, Markets and Foods of Northern Spain

The highlights of CUESA Executive Director Dave Stockdale’s educational food tour of Barcelona and San Sebastian, Spain.

October 05, 2007

A Visit to Marshall's Honey

We learned a lot about local beekeeping and honey production on our tour Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey

September 28, 2007

A Mediterranean Menace

An outbreak of the destructive medfly in Solano County has led to a quarantine of summer produce from local farms.

September 21, 2007

A Visit to Spring Hill Cheese

A tour of Spring Hill Dairy’s Sonoma pastures, where their cows graze and their farmstead cheeses are made.

September 14, 2007

A Market Reflection

On the 15th anniversary of the market, we paused to recall its history.

September 07, 2007

Small Farms, Big Ideas

Tours of Lagier Ranches and Hidden Star Orchards reveal innovative solutions two small farms have made to grow crops sustainably.

August 24, 2007

Riskier Than Raw?

New legislation regarding the sale of raw, unpasteurized almonds meets opposition over safety, as well as threats to small producers.

August 17, 2007

Doubters Get Vocal, Questioning Local

The rise of the Eat Local movement meets criticism over whether “food miles” are actually a viable measurement of sustainable food choices.

July 27, 2007

Farm Technology

Ferry Plaza farmers talk about the divergent roles that new technology takes on their farms.


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