Berkeley Food Institute (BFI)

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Food & Farming

The Berkeley Food Institute at UC Berkeley, works to catalyze and support transformative changes in food systems, to promote diversity, justice, resilience, and health, from the local to the global. The College of Natural Resources, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Law, and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley have joined together to develop BFI. BFI creates and supports linkages between research, education, policy, practice, and social movements that pertain to the Institute's mission.

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2pm to 6:30pm every Tuesday, rain or shine. The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets are festive, family-friendly, open-air marketplaces where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, tofu, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. Often, musicians entertain the shoppers, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, and we always accept WIC and EBT.

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MALT helps to protect Marin Country land from development and instead its usage for farming and rural housing. They offer hikes and tours to many of the family farms and ranches in Marin County, including dairies, cheesemakers, grass-fed beef operations, oyster farms, and historic ranches.

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Farmers' Market - Fremont Irvington

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The Humane Society of the US Rural and Outreach Program

A fundamental goal of The Humane Society of the United States is higher animal welfare standards on the farm. The Rural Development and Outreach program celebrates traditional farmers and ranchers who live up to such standards for the sake of animals, the land, and local communities. The program facilitates the connection of these farmers and ranchers to consumers who share humane values.

IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements)

The worldwide umbrella organization of the organic agriculture movement with about 740 member organizations and institutions in over 100 countries all over the world. Provides a platform for global exchange and cooperation, and is committed to the development of organic farming systems, including maintenance of a sustainable environment.

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Good Eggs brings local groceries right to you. Order online from the best local farmers & foodmakers, and your groceries are picked and prepped to order. They also operate in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Brooklyn.

Aquaponics Institute

The Aquaponics Institute adds capacity to Instructors, farm managers and owners by providing opportunities to learn, develop know-how and better understand practical Aquaponics management and operational technologies for the individual, community and the corporation. We will do this through a range of services in business and management training, events, workshops and seminars, coaching, research, publications and media.

The Little Acre

The Little Acre is a Bay Area, mini-farming, consulting and maintenance business utilizing the principles of Permaculture and the methods of Biointensive farming to create productive and regenerative closed-loop systems. Our expertise helps create beautiful, edible and medicinal gardens that nourish the ecosystem and our clients while reconnecting them to the land. They also consult rainwater and greywater systems and do installations primarily with Greywater Action.

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