Future of American food markets found in Berkeley

Always known as a health-conscious state, California’s college town of Berkeley sustains the reputation by holding Farmers’ Markets each week on different days and in different locations around the city. Vendors sell products ranging from produce, meat, and baked goods to coffee, spices, and cooking oils. The markets are not necessarily local as some vendors get…

The farmer behind the food

BERKELEY, Calif. — Annabelle Lenderink can be found at the same place almost every Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., she and her employees sell a variety of fresh produce at the Ecology Center’s farmers’ market in downtown Berkeley.  After a cool summer with little rain, Lenderink returned to the market for the first…

The market: An eclectic mix

  “My experience at the market is rushed,” says Thea, a frequenter of the Berkeley Farmers’ Market downtown on Center Street. “I come here every Saturday I can make, before work.” Thea does her grocery shopping here and she is very much apart of a growing movement for fresher, healthy food. She said, “It’s not so…

Markets draw a crowd

Four times a week, people from all over gather in Berkeley for one reason: to shop. Instead of designer-name stores stand canopies that sell fresh produce, flowers and even those much-needed morning coffees. The Farmers’ Market in Berkeley has been active since 1987 and it has been bringing the community together ever since. The shoppers are…