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A Salute to Farmers Markets

It is summer and the farmers markets are in full swing around the United States. Crispy carrots, beets in jewel tones and multicolored radishes are just some of the local …

Fair Food Advocate Has UC Roots

Sustainable agriculture is more than about cultivating crops. It is also about creating a healthy and just food system that is equitable, transparent, diverse and accessible. Oran Hesterman, founder of Fair …

Food Garden Experts Share Tips

Now that spring has arrived, are you planning to grow food in the garden this year? You’ll find these UC Food Observer stories packed with advice about supporting genetic diversity, …

A Salute to Irish Food and Agriculture

Recently I’ve focused on learning more about Ireland’s food system and agricultural sector, in preparation for a trip there this summer. St. Patrick’s Day seems a fitting time to share some …

Climate Change: New Research, Forecasts, Resources

Diet and Global Climate Change. Could eating a healthier diet reduce greenhouse gas emissions? A study out of University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) indicates that may be the case. Research results …

Urban Ag, Farm to School and Healthy Students

Young urban farmers, farm-to-school programs and healthy students are just some of the uplifting stories you may have missed lately. Supporting Urban Ag in California It’s no secret that urban …

Agritourism in California

Perhaps it’s a local farm stand or U-pick. Maybe it’s farm stays, farm tours, on-farm classes, festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, barn dances or even guest weddings. However you define …

California Food News

From re-introducing ancient crops to understanding the ecological benefits of working landscapes in California, these recent food and agriculture stories should not be missed. Ranching Cattle in California It may …