Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.
Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.
Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It’s the result of a dockworker labor dispute that’s jammed operations.
On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry, and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.
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.
Farmers at the annual fundraiser for The Center for Land-Based Learning say they’re doing OK this year, with a bit of strategic tinkering and water-wise practices. But if the drought drags on into another year, they except to hurt, a lot.
Bay Area restaurants and food artisans are feeling the direct effect of the drought’s impact on local farmers, crops and produce.
Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry’s fight against the foodborne pathogen.
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.
Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?
Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who’s invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.
For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they’ll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.