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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.

June 29, 2007

Pollinators in Peril

A look at a Colony Collapse Disorder - a mysterious phenomenon  that has been afflicting beehives all over the country - and what it means for agriculture.

June 15, 2007

Next Stop, Farmers' Market

A virtual road trip of CUESA’s favorite farmers’ markets around the country.

June 08, 2007

With a Cherry on Top

On a cherry binge? Read everything you need to know about your favorite bite-size stone fruit.

May 25, 2007

The Time is Ripe

How is farmers’ market fruit different from a supermarket? An ode tree-ripened summer fruit juiciness, straight from farmers’ mouths.

May 11, 2007

Change Is the Only Constant

Summer is on its way, and the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is changing. Cherries and peaches recently reappeared, and we’ll see the first blueberries this weekend. Tender summer squash is soon to be followed by the rest of the summer produce we so eagerly anticipate. In addition to these seasonal cycles, the market has also faced some more challenging changes. In the past twelve months, the Saturday market has lost five long-time farmers.

May 04, 2007

A Pennywise Week

Julie Cummins, CUESA’s Director of Education, writes about her experience in the Pennywise Eat Local Challenge: $68 for the week, local foods within 100 miles, and  minimal cooking time.

April 07, 2007

Cheeses of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Spring means increased milk production at farms - a perfect time to get acquainted with the many cheeses of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

March 30, 2007

Farewell, Mariquita Farm

After 13 years in at the market, a heartfelt goodbye from Mariquita Farm.

March 23, 2007

Bay Area Rooted Foods

The Bay Area’s diverse cornucopia of yields a profusion of fresh foods year-round. This week, a look at the edibles that hold a special place in our region’s history, culture, and cuisine.

March 02, 2007

News About Our Food’s Genes

The politics behind genetically modified foods, and current federal legislation underway.

February 23, 2007

Spinach: Healthful or Harmful?

After receiving flak for 2006’s E. coli outbreak, spinach became a scapegoat for food contamination. Here’s some background on this healthy, versatile green, and its connection to the nasty bacteria.

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