As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Tag: Free farmstand
With the city’s ever-rising cost of living (and ever-squeezed public and private resources for homeless shelters, low-income families, and crisis centers), wasn’t there a way to get such food out of the landfill and into the hands of the hungry? Businesses were busy, nonprofits were stretched; the missing link was just that, a link that would connect the food industry with organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry.
Set up every Sunday from 1-3pm at the Parque Niños Unidos at 23rd and Treat Streets in the Mission, the Free Farm Stand is a joyful place. Anyone can come to pick up some free, locally grown organic produce, and all different people do: determined grandmothers and families pushing strollers, clusters of effusively grateful British girls in tiny halter tops and oversized sunglasses, eco-hipster Mission couples in vintage dresses and ironic t-shirts, neighborhood activists sharing recipes.