Farmers’ market: Not just for produce

BERKELEY, Calif. — The latest craze of consuming fresh food from local markets is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, and Berkeley is no exception. The organic lifestyle is appealing to larger crowds, making farmers busy, if not overwhelmed. Not only is the quality of the produce, fish and bakery items attracting new fans, but the local farms make it a trusted way of…

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…

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…