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10 Ways Farmers Are Saving Water

10 Ways Farmers Are Saving Water

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

As California faces a historic drought, many farmers are relying on groundwater reserves to carry them through the dry season. Pumping groundwater is currently unregulated in California (that could soon change), and drawing on reserves now could cause shortages in the future. Sustainability-minded farmers are looking ahead and using an arsenal of methods to conserve water. Here are just a few.

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Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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Barnraiser Hopes to Change the Food System, One Project at a Time

Barnraiser Hopes to Change the Food System, One Project at a Time

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget about Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Barnraiser allows consumers who are interested in changing the food system back projects that will.

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Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?

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Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carolino Abolio of Miss Arepita / Arepa Mobile discusses her burgeoning North Oakland business and her signature savory Venezuelan flatbreads.

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From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.

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Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local celebrity restaurant duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have just opened Urchin Bistrot, an impressive French restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.

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Metes and Bounds Pop-Up Dinners Offer Literal Farm-to-Table Experience, But it isn’t Cheap

Metes and Bounds Pop-Up Dinners Offer Literal Farm-to-Table Experience, But it isn’t Cheap

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Metes and Bounds is a new traveling pop-up restaurant that offers diners in Northern California a way to connect with the farmers that grow their food by actually eating a five course dinner with them at their farm. The five course meals are prepared with the day’s harvest and the tables are set up right in between the crop rows.

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A Celebration of the Great Outdoors at Oakland Nature Friends

A Celebration of the Great Outdoors at Oakland Nature Friends

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get a taste of Austrian, German and Swiss culture up in the East Bay hills at one of the annual public events hosted by the Oakland Nature Friends.

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For Epicurean Cyclists : the Chris King Gourmet Century Returns to Sonoma in October

For Epicurean Cyclists : the Chris King Gourmet Century Returns to Sonoma in October

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This fall, a popular “Gourmet Century” ride is returning to California after an 11-year hiatus.

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GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Along with dozens of new additions to the food and drink line-up at this year’s Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park, a new stage called “GastroMagic” will feature rock star caliber chefs, mixologists and even butchers.

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.

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