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Pinole Farm Grand Opening

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Join Lu-Mien Village Farms, Eritrean Farming Family, PUEBLO, International Rescue Committee, EBMUD and Phat Beets Produce/Beet Down! Acres to bless and give thanks to the land and the farmers for this year's Earth Day. Get directions here, carpools from the East Bay and pickups at Orinda Bart will be available.

About the Pinole Creek Incubator Farm Project

Pinole Creek Incubator Farm is nestled in between Briones and the City of Pinole, 20 minutes outside of Oakland and 12 minutes from the Orinda BART. This farmer incubation project on EBMUD watershed land along the Pinole Creek aims to improve food sovereignty for vulnerable urban communities by developing a vertically-integrated network of fresh food enterprises inked to the stewardship of public lands. Farmers are selected from internally and internationally displaced communities living in Oakland and the greater East Bay. Diverse East Bay farmers will apply sustainable food production practices from agricultural traditions around the world, supplying fresh foods at affordable prices while improving biodiversity. On-site education and training programs enable our farmers to share their expertise with each other and the general public, building stronger relationships between East Bay land and communities. The project is a partnership between Iu-Mien Village Farms, International Rescue Committee, Phat Beets Produce, PUEBLO, and EBMUD.

The Pinole Creek Farm Project will supply local community produce stands and community kitchens in Oakland, host a multi-farmer CSA produce box, offer direct sales of hard to find fruits and vegetables to local ethnic markets, and will produce value added farm products and direct to market foods through the Phat Beets Produce Incubator Kitchen and food producers co-op in partnership with CrossRoads Collective Cafe.

Check out the photos from December's work day!





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Created: 04-02-2013


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