Berkeley’s many worker-owned companies can fix your bike, sell you biodiesel or furnish the glassware for your laboratory. Here’s a list of where to find them.
Three Stone Hearth
Meet Ayako Iino of Yumé Boshi, Berkeley’s award-winning maker of Japanese condiments
Iino’s small-batch Japanese preserves company won two Good Food Awards this year.
Intentional Vegetable is a welcome feast for those with food allergies
Meet the pop-up dinner party that features a Paleo-style meal that’s free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, nightshades and alliums.
Alice Rosenthal: Expert beekeeper, swarm catcher
The local beekeeper is an expert in both beekeeping history and the complexities behind how hives function — Rosenthal truly is a bee whisperer.
Three Stone Hearth embraces traditional diets
Berkeley’s Three Stone Hearth has developed a unique model for community-scale food preparation based on traditional, nutrient-dense health principles.
Berkeley acupuncturist finds bliss in seasonal food
Nishanga Bliss, the author of Real Food All Year, on eating seasonal whole foods for optimal health and energy.
Cheese Board Collective: 40 years in the Gourmet Ghetto
A recent afternoon of bread, cheese, and baking at The Cheese Board Collective. All photos: Christina Diaz Exploring alternative ways to work in the food industry is a hot topic. Last week in San Francisco a sold out Kitchen Table Talks, a monthly panel showcasing local food folk, featured a discussion about successful edible enterprises […]
Beyond produce: CSAs try other edibles, mixed results
Would you buy a box of bread, cheese, chocolate, wine, olive oil or jam from a local artisan on a regular basis? In Berkeley and beyond, budding food producers are incorporating the community food model in their business plans. But they are having mixed success. Indeed, whether this concept can become financially feasible outside of […]
Berkeley filmmakers focus on urban food movement
A Berkeley based film company is in the final stages of making a documentary about the Bay Area’s urban food movement which features several Berkeley faces. Edible City tells the stories of people responding to the global food crisis in their communities and in their own backyards. It is the work of East Bay Pictures, […]
Berkeley Bites: Jessica Prentice
Jessica Prentice’s claim to fame comes from coining the term locavore, chosen as the 2007 Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. The New York City-trained natural chef lives and breathes the locavore lifestyle. She is a co-founder of Three Stone Hearth, a community supported kitchen cooperative on University Avenue, which sells […]
Food and farming: Double header this Thursday
Berkeleysiders interested in food and farming may find themselves torn between two edible events being held downtown — or bouncing between both this Thursday. The Earth Island Institute and VegNews Magazine host a hot-topic debate: “Can You Be a ‘Good Environmentalist’ and Still Eat Meat?” In one corner, Nicolette Hahn Niman, a Marin rancher and […]