Farming, Ranching, Foraging

The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the densest metropolitan areas of the country, but roughly 40 percent of the region’s total land area is comprised of farms and rangelands. As such, the Bay Area has been at the forefront of the local food movement where the concern about growing food in balance with nature has a head seat at the table.

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Glean Team Clears the Field

April 06, 2011 by Juliet Grable

It all started with some crooked zucchinis in Bolinas. They didn't conform to the strict aesthetic standards of the market, so they were snipped from the vine and left to rot. The folks at Marin Organic recognized an opportunity and, and the group's School Lunch and Gleaning Program was born.

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West Oakland Group Wins Major Grant for New Urban Farm and Park

November 19, 2010 by Erica Reder

Last year, City Slicker Farms grew and distributed almost 7,000 pounds of pay-what-you-can produce in West Oakland. That number may double in coming years, thanks to a $4 million grant the nonprofit won last week. City Slicker Farms will use the money purchase and develop a 1.4-acre neighborhood farm and park.

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Getting Local Food at Your Local Park

November 15, 2010 by R. Adam Chasey

People travel from around the world to visit the America's National Parks. They come for scenery, wildlife, human history. But rarely do they come for the food. Instead they usually find the same fare available at most any shopping mall food court. That may soon change soon thanks to work being done at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Farming and Wildlife at the Sunol Ag Park

July 22, 2009 by Bay Nature

The nonprofit group Sustainable Agriculture Education, or SAGE, manages an innovative “ag park” near the town of Sunol in eastern ...

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Down on the Farm

October 01, 2008 by Jessica Taekman

There are many local farms in the Bay Area where families can visit to learn about how food is grown and raised and meet the farmers who make it happen.

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A Working Pond for a Working Ranch

April 01, 2007 by Aleta George

Walnut grower Craig McNamara often gets asked about his father, Robert McNamara, former U.S. secretary of defense (1961—68) and World ...

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Looking Ahead on the Napa River

January 01, 2007 by Dan Rademacher

In our January-March 2007 feature, “Valley of Water and Wine,” we highlight the innovative work of landowners along the Napa ...

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