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KQED’s Forum: Farmers Market Fraud?

KQED’s Forum: Farmers Market Fraud?

| June 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

How can you be sure those cherries or plums from the farmers market are really local or organic? Last year, a TV station in Los Angeles found vendors making false claims — including stalls selling produce bought from wholesalers. KQED’s Forum discusses new proposals to increase enforcement, and find out how consumers can ensure they’re getting the genuine artichoke.

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Cesar Chavez Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Cesar Chavez Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Happy Spring! Yesterday the Berkeley Farmers’ Market was awash in tender greens, including that rock star of spring, asparagus…just in time for Passover dinners and Easter brunch. From now through mid-April, Berkeley’s Ecology Center is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, whose work as an activist and organizer within the farmworker communities of California (and beyond) made a difference in so many lives.

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