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Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Californians have been enjoying summer weather in the dead of winter, but the downside is that unseasonably warm temperatures could threaten many of our favorite foods.

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How Will We Grow New Farmers?

How Will We Grow New Farmers?

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The average age of the American farmer is steadily increasing, and new farmers are entering the profession much more slowly than older farmers are retiring. Who will grow food for the next generation? CUESA and a panel of experts discuss 4-H, beginning farmer programs, the future of farming, and what it takes for an aspiring farmer to achieve the dream.

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This Urban Farmer is Growing Jobs in Her Richmond Community

This Urban Farmer is Growing Jobs in Her Richmond Community

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a city where steady employment for youth and inexperienced workers is limited to big box stores like Walmart and Target, or fast-food joints like Taco Bell and McDonald’s, Urban Tilth provides a different path.

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A New Standard for California Olive Oil

A New Standard for California Olive Oil

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California has taken matters into its own hands to elevate the reputation of domestic olive oil just in time for the fall harvest. Last month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced new standards for the state’s olive oil producers, based on recommendations from the industry’s leaders.

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11 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

11 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

With help from the National Resources Defense Council, CUESA has provided some easy tips you can use to take a bite out of food waste and save time and money in the process.

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Fighting Hunger with Food Smarts & Honoring Hunger Action Month

Fighting Hunger with Food Smarts & Honoring Hunger Action Month

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent reports estimate that as many as 225,000 people are food insecure in San Francisco. Learn about the efforts of Leah’s Pantry that provides Food Smarts classes for residents coping with food insecurity. Honor Hunger Action Month by attending events discussing hunger in the Bay Area.

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Can You Trust The “Natural” Label on Food Products?

Can You Trust The “Natural” Label on Food Products?

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you think the “natural” label means that a food product contains no artificial ingredients, pesticides, antibiotics, or GMOs, you’re mistaken—but you’re not alone. CUESA spoke with Urvashi Rangan, PhD, executive director of the Consumer Reports Food Safety & Sustainability Center, to learn more about sneaky food labels and a campaign to ban the term “natural.”

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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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The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs

The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

CUESA discusses the advantages and disadvantages between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes as well as clarifying the difference between hybrids and GMOs.

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Farm Tripping: Local NorCal Agritourism Opportunities

Farm Tripping: Local NorCal Agritourism Opportunities

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

With harvests and travel season both at their peaks, summer is prime time for agritourism. CUESA shares a list of family-fun local farm trip opportunities.

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The Sweet Lowdown: Honey 101

The Sweet Lowdown: Honey 101

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Honeybees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a third of the crops we eat, including tree nuts, stone fruit, and many other fruits and vegetables. By harvesting their honey, we also get to enjoy the sweet products of their nectar-gathering labor. CUESA has collected some delicious tidbits to help you sweet talk like a honey connoisseur.

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Harvesting the Rainbow

Harvesting the Rainbow

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learn how to use plants and vegetables to make sustainable dyes.

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10 Farmers and Food Crafters to Follow

10 Farmers and Food Crafters to Follow

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can’t get enough food photography — especially from behind-the-scenes? Follow these farmers and food crafters on Instagram to get inspired.

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Bay Leaf Kitchen: Cooking and Farming Summer Camp for Kids

Bay Leaf Kitchen: Cooking and Farming Summer Camp for Kids

A new kids’ cooking camp with a farming twist comes to the Bay Area. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen talks to former CUESA market chef Elianna Friedman about the launch of Bay Leaf Kitchen at the Ferry Building this summer.

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