Archives: The Bay

Here Piggy Piggy . . .

02/20/10 | by slowfoodsf | The Bay

Mangalitsa, Ossabaw . . . .sounds like some exotic bird species. Really they’re pig varieties that were recently raised in a breed-feed trial done by Live Culture Company.  Started by the former Executive Director of Slow Food Nation, Anya Fernald, in 2008, Live Culture Company is a consulting company that supports the development of viable, […]

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Food Access? There’s a Map for That

02/10/10 | by slowfoodsf | The Bay, Time for Lunch

No eggs, no meat, no public transportation. D.C. is struggling with all of these issues after yet another snow storm. Conditions are bad, don’t get me wrong, but I wonder how many counties across America struggle without public transportation or adequate access to healthy food even on the sunniest of days. The data is out […]

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The 50-Year Farm Bill

01/26/10 | by slowfoodsf | The Bay

Wes Jackson is one part familiar and one part completely unpredictable. Listening to him last night at UC Berkeley’s International House, I was prepared for the charts and data on soil erosion, for the refrain of historical context, for the research coming out of The Land Institute. But I did not expect  phrases like, “economics […]

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San Jose’s Mesa Verde

01/17/10 | by slowfoodsf | The Bay

If you’ve been looking for a model non-profit organization working toward food justice to become a part of or to replicate in your own communities, let La Mesa Verde be that example. Covered in today’s New York Times as well as in last week’s Mercury News, La Mesa Verde is a locally grown effort that […]

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    • Last night we learned from a grain expert that the CA Grain Campaign wants farmers market bakers to use 20% local whole grain flour by 2020!