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July 24, 2009

Farmhouse Culture

Kathryn Lukas is starting a new California sauerkraut tradition at Farmhouse Culture, her Santa Cruz-based kraut-making facility.

April 17, 2009

One Man's Waste is Another Man's Food

Every Saturday, as the market winds down, volunteers get to work gathering food from market sellers. Thanks to these Food Runners, unsold perishables go to soup kitchens and shelters instead of compost bins.

April 03, 2009

Bagging Plastic Bags

Starting Saturday, May 23, 2009, Ferry Plaza vendors will only dispense bags that are fully compostable or recyclable. That’s right, no more fossil fuel-derived, landfill-clogging plastic bags. Plan ahead and BYOB!

November 07, 2008

Making Plastic Bags a Thing of the Past

An early look at CUESA’s efforts to ban plastic bags at the market. Update: the bag ban has been in effect since May 2009 

July 04, 2008

From Leaf to Soil, and Soil to Leaf

Getting to zero waste means changing our perceptions of “trash” from something that is “thrown away” to “valuable resources” which can be reused, recycled or composted. 



CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »