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Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

| September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

As more locally-grown produce has been popping up on grocery shelves, you might feel like you could skip the farmers’ markets and just hit the supermarket. If you do, you will miss out on some delightful organically grown treats. It is these only-at-the market vendors that draw me to two and sometimes three markets every week. Here are my faves.

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Why Picking Your Berries for $8,000 a Year Hurts a Lot

Why Picking Your Berries for $8,000 a Year Hurts a Lot

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picking berries is hard, sometimes back-breaking work. But consumers rarely consider the physical labor required to deliver them fresh fruits and vegetables. In a new book, a medical anthropologist argues that farmworkers who suffer physically while picking fresh fruit and vegetables deserve better health care.

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Pop the Corks! Napa Valley’s Wine Harvest is Finally Underway

Pop the Corks! Napa Valley’s Wine Harvest is Finally Underway

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s a day that wine growers, wine makers and wine drinkers all look forward to. This year the wait for that day was longer than usual. Cool summer temperatures pushed back the beginning of harvest by nearly two weeks. I visited one of the first wineries in Napa Valley to start picking grapes this year, Mumm Napa Winery.

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