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Food is Power: The Revitalization of Original California Cuisine by Two Ohlone Activists

Given the vastness of the Bay Area’s food scene, it can be difficult to pinpoint a singular reigning influence. The melting pot of cuisines and their corresponding origins makes for an alluring array of dining options. However, representation of one cuisine was severely lacking until just a couple of years ago: the original, pre-colonial, Indigenous …

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Food Access, Gentrification, and Decolonization: An Urban Farmer’s Words on the Racial Tension of Our Food Systems

Last Tuesday morning in West Oakland, I had the privilege of listening to and learning from Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project’s Farm Manager, Aaron De La Cerda. Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) is a Bay Area non-profit organization, dedicated to increasing access to fresh food in Oakland’s inner city through …

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Protecting Our Local Farmland with MALT

Here at Conscious Kitchen, we are major advocates of FLOSN food (Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, Nutritious). In order to ensure we all have that access, it is critically important to support local farmers and the preservation of healthy farmland. Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) shares these values, working to protect the land and foster a …

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