Farmer's markets go up in the heart of Berkeley 4 times per week, bringing buyers and farmers closer together. P. by Evan Stark.

Food travels straight from the farm to Saturday market

BERKELEY, Calif. — “I believe strongly in unpolluted food. It’s just healthier — for us, and for the environment,” said Shirley Timble, owner of  Moonlite Bakery. She is one of more than 60 vendors who sell their organic goods at the Ecology Center’s Saturday farmers’ market, one of four weekly markets serving 10,000 customers in Berkeley. The first of…

Market touts cheesemakers, produce

BERKELEY, Calif. — Not even a damp and chilly Saturday morning could deter nearby residents from visiting the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Open  year-round, rain or shine, this eco-friendly market provides a warm and colorful environment for all its visitors. Dozens of vendors line Center Street selling a variety of fresh, organic produce as well as…

Cal and the green initiative

BERKELEY, Calif.—”Pretty much everyone I know here recycles,” says Makossa Sweetyne, 33, a California Hall Security guard at the University of California at Berkeley. The name “Berkeley” itself elicits feelings of environmental awareness and progressive thinking. The recycling issue is no different. In a recent informal survey on the UC-Berkeley campus, there was a resounding…