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…

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…

A greener revolution

BERKELEY, Calif. — It was another busy day for the local farmers at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Berkeley. Despite the  cloudy weather, more than 30 stands were dutifully set up in an orderly fashion, all displaying a colorful array of naturally grown food and produce. In particular, the farmers from Blossum Bluff Orchards drew…