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Teachers: 36 lesson plans for seasonal fruits and veggies

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We all know that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is good for our health. Eating fresh foods instead of sugary, fatty junk food is also good for our waistlines. But how can you get your kids to reach for a piece of fruit or crunchy veggie instead of French fries? The folks at the California Department of Public Health have made it easy for teachers, parents and…

Erin Scott’s new cookbook, “Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious, & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore"

Berkeley cook proves gluten-free makes for Yummy Suppers

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Serious cooking — and eating — can be deliciously gluten-free. As it can be vegetarian, or vegan, or any other dietary construct you choose to adopt. At the heart of it all is fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. On a recent sunny Sunday in Berkeley, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Erin Scott’s new cookbook, “Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious, & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore,” which celebrates gluten-free foods…

Veggie Trike: littlegreenwheelbarrow.com

West Sacramento Veggie Trike brings back home delivery

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Remember the days when milk and eggs were delivered to one’s home? No, you may not. It’s been a while. But since consumers have discovered the superiority of the fresh local produce and foods they can get at their farmers market, there’s been renewed interest in the convenience of home delivery. Collin Samaan and Aimee Benner are doing their part to reconnect consumers with locally sourced foods — going so…

West Sacramento Urban Farm | Sara Bernal | littlegreenwheelbarrow.com

Urban farms sprout up nationwide to conquer food deserts, blight

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Vacant city lots rarely inspire hope in the residents who pass them daily. Too often they’re used as a dumping ground — weed-infested icons of urban blight. Meanwhile, many of the people living near those empty lots have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables, their only options within walking distance being the few wilting vegetables available at their corner liquor store. Fortunately, in a growing number of communities nationwide, unused…

California Farm Academy

Small farmers discover the hands-on secret to success at farm academy

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A farmer shares his love of the land with his young son. Photos: Kristi Garrett  The small, niche farm is not dead, thanks to an innovative training program for newbie and would-be growers at the Center for Land-Based Learning. The California Farm Academy is a seven-month program that provides an intensive overview of what it takes to succeed as a small farmer. It’s held part time at the Center’s farm…