OFPC In The News

January 2015


Who Fuels Your Food Truck?


December 2014

In SF Gate (by Oakland North)

Edible gardens will grow in Oakland after permit approvals (Click for full article in Oakland North)


Contra Costa Times

Guest Commentary: Oakland took a giant step for food security, but much is left to be done

(by Lauren Heumann, Oakland Tribune)


November 2014

East Bay Express

Food Policy Report Gives CA Legislators a Mixed Review


The Daily Meal

10 Cities Leading the Conversation on Sustainable Eating


Contra Costa Times

Gone Tubin': Community farms get boost from planning panel


October 2014

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland Plowing a Path for Urban Farming on Vacant Lots


September 2014

Oakland Local

Oakland Street Food: The Paths to Legitimacy


June 2014

East Bay Express

Confusion Reigns Over Oakland Urban Gardens 


The Eastern Shore Radio Show

Urban Agriculture & Food Policy


May 2014

Oakland Magazine

Oakland Slow on Urban-Ag Incentive Front


November 24th, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle

Bill would help plot to grow food on Oakland lots


April 17st 2013

East Bay Express

The Rules of Husbandry


January 30st,  2013

East Bay Express

City Slicker Farms Breaks Ground On New Urban Park and Farm


September 12th, 2012

East Bay Express

‘Berkeley Kitchens’ Take Shape in Historic West Berkeley Building


September 8th, 2012

East Bay Express



April 12th, 2012

Oakland North

Oakland Food Policy Council fights for access, an equitable food system


April 9th, 2012

Oakland Local

Pies with a permit: The California Homemade Food Act heads to the vote


February 12, 2012

Oakland Tribune

Oakland aims to rebuild local food system one farm at a time


December 7, 2011

East Bay Express

Oakland City Council Approves Food Truck Policy


December 6, 2011

Oakland Local

New mobile vending proposal could create “food pods” throughout Oakland


December 1, 2011

Oakland Local

In Oakland, mixed feeling about livestock


October 18, 2011

Oakland Local

California Endowment names Oaklander Jennifer LeBarre health hero


October 13, 2011

Oakland Local

New CA financing initiative to increase access to healthy food in Oakland


October 11, 2011
CBS Channel 5 News

Bay Area Urban Farmers Raising Animals for Slaughter


October 10, 2011

Huffington Post
Urban farming spreads throughout bay area


October 9th, 2011

Sacramento Bee

Should Oakland’s backyard farmers raise and kill animals for food?


October 6, 2011

East Bay Express Blog

Urban Farming Is no Longer a Crime


October 6, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland allows urban farmers to sell produce


October 5, 2011

KQED Radio

Oakland Eases Fees on Urban Farmers


October 4, 2011

Los Angeles Times

More home-grown businesses expected under Oakland ordinance


October 4, 2011

Oakland North

Oakland Urban Livestock Reports explores impacts of raising animals on city farms

Video: http://vimeo.com/29985181


October 3rd, 2011

KQED Radio

Oakland Makes it Easier to Grow, Sell Produce


October 3rd 2011

Oakland Local

Oakland to Legalize Home-Grown Produce


September 29, 2011

Oakland Local

Healthy foods bill could bring more grocery stores and farmers’ markets to East and West Oakland


September 18th 2011

Cal Alumni Association

Justice—and Good Grub—For All


September 19th 2011

Basil Talk Radio


Aug. 5, 2011

Oakland Tribune

Update city zoning laws to aid urban agriculture


Summer 2011

Edible East Bay

Oakland Contemplates a “Bill of Rights” for Urban Farmers


Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Los Angeles Times

Across the Bay Area, urban farming is in season

Republished in Seattle Times

Republished in Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia)


July 26, 2011

East Bay Express

OMFG! There’s a New Street Food Promoter in Town


July 23, 2011

Oakland Local

Planning for urban farming – Oakland holds public brainstorming


KTVU: Channel 2

OAKLAND: Urban Farming Could Get Some Ground Rules


July 22, 2011

Oakland North

At planning meeting, Oaklanders debate over urban animal husbandry: Coverage of Oakland’s first community meeting on urban agriculture


July 21st 2011

Oakland Local

Help Oakland revise its urban agriculture policy


July 16th, 2011
East Bay Express
Oakland Takes First Step Toward Embracing Urban Agriculture

July 2nd 2011


Oakland Sprouting New Farming Laws: Coverage of Oakland’s efforts to update urban agriculture zoning laws


June 16th, 2011
Oakland North

Planning commission votes to ease restrictions on selling backyard produce


Sunday, June 12, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle: Home & Garden Section

Meet the farmer next door


May 09, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland urban farming prompts plan to redo rules, Zoning overhaul would include selling produce, raising livestock


April 27, 2011

Oakland Local

Oakland food truck debate rages at City Hall


April 15, 2011

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture

Cultivation Meets Regulation: Bay Area Urban Agriculture


April 12, 2011

Oakland Local

ReGrowing Oakland Food: The Future of Urban Food


April 06, 2011

Oakland Local

Urban Farmer Novella Carpenter ‘busted’ by city of Oakland – for chard?


April 05, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

Novella Carpenter could use a hand, Oakland


March 30th, 2011

Oakland North

Iconic urban farm at risk of city fines


July 14th, 2010

Oakland Local

Oakland Planning Commission Considers Adding a Health Element to City’s General Plan


July 1st, 2010

Oakland Local

Growing Food on City Land: Challenging, but not impossible


Summer 2010

Food Ethics Magazine

Food Policy Councils: A model of the future?


May 10th, 2010

Oakland Local

Food First: Ending “food deserts” and creating change


March 10th, 2010

Oakland Local

Better food for all: Oakland Food Policy Council plans 2010 programs


February 24th, 2010

Oakland North

Oakland Food Policy Council plants seeds for a fall harvest


November 2nd, 2009

Oakland Local

Community News: New Report Reveals Potential for Food Production on Oakland’s Public Land


October 18th, 2009

Oakland Local

Community Feedback on Oakland Food Policy Council


October 9th, 2009

Oakland Local

New Oakland Food Policy Council Sets Course for Better Food Access, Social Change


Harvest 2009

Edible East Bay

Creating a common table


July 9th, 2009

Oakland Tribune

Mayor wants to help Oakland food system


May 4th 2007

East Bay Express

Food Policy Council Wants Oakland to go Micro-Local


Spring 2007

Edible East Bay

Oakland Looks Toward Greener Pastures

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