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Dining, SFoodie Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal Write a Primer on Urban Farming

Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal Write a Primer on Urban Farming

"There are so many books about how to farm and garden, so why'd we want to write another book?" says Novella Carpenter, co-author of the recently published The Essential Urban Farmer along with City Slicker Farms' Willow Rosenthal. "What we figured out,…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Animal Slaughter on Urban Farms Becoming a Problem? One Group Thinks So

Is Animal Slaughter on Urban Farms Becoming a Problem? One Group Thinks So

If you go to farmers' markets in the East Bay, you may have seen them: A group of activists from Neighbors Opposed to Backyard Slaughter handing out flyers raising concerns about Oakland's new Urban Agriculture Policy. "The last thing I want…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday: Supes Vote on Easing Restrictions for Urban Farmers

Tuesday: Supes Vote on Easing Restrictions for Urban Farmers

In February, S.F.'s Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve new rules for urban agriculture, allowing small growers like Little City Gardens to sell produce grown within city limits. The proposal (introduced by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu) passed…
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Dining, SFoodie Novella Carpenter Owes Oakland Big Bucks, Cooking With Dried Limes

Novella Carpenter Owes Oakland Big Bucks, Cooking With Dried Limes

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Urban farming in Oakland, part 2. On Friday, the Chron followed up on Novella Carpenter's report that her farmstand was…
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Dining, SFoodie Novella Carpenter's Farm Stand Gets Shut Down, A Critic (Not Me) Says Goodbye to All That

Novella Carpenter's Farm Stand Gets Shut Down, A Critic (Not Me) Says Goodbye to All That

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Urban farming under attack. Yesterday, SFist spotted a post on Novella Carpenter's blog stating that the Oakland backyard farmer and Farm City…
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Dining, SFoodie YBCA Offers Free Whiff of New Food Culture

YBCA Offers Free Whiff of New Food Culture

From Produce to Production: New Traditions in Bay Area Food Culture When: Sat, Feb. 19, 1-4 p.m. Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787 Cost: Free The rundown: Judging by the food talent YBCA…
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Dining, SFoodie The Year in Food: DIY Revolution

The Year in Food: DIY Revolution

Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food. At the far end of the spectrum from street food and fine dining, another trend exploded in the Bay Area in 2010: DIY food and urban…
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