University of California, Riverside’s “Seeds of Change” Program

  (This article was from the University of California, Riverside “Seeds of Change” program.) UCR Dining Services provides food that is healthier, sustainable and ethically sourced. UCR nutrition programming will be based on the Menus of Change Leadership Initiative. The Menus of Change Initiative Menus of Change®: The Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food Choices[…]

Riverside Food Lab

(This article was written by Riverside’s Office of Economic Development, and was published on November 15, 2016.) The Riverside Food Lab will be a culinary showcase that connects Riverside’s agricultural roots with today’s cutting-edge food culture. It will bring together 14 independent eateries that specialize in locally-grown, artisanal, organic, and handcrafted foods. Established restaurateurs and[…]

“California Thursdays” encourage school children to make healthier choices

(This article was written by the Office of Public Affairs by the California Department of Food & Agriculture and published on February 16, 2017.) This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is committed to helping all Californians[…]

The Bee Connection

(This article was written by Christine Casey and published in The California Specialty Crops-Bee Connection on December 15, 2016.) There are many California specialty crops that are harvested for their foliage; since we’re not harvesting a fruit or vegetable folks don’t often think of these as providing resources for bees. However even though we eat[…]

Pitahaya, California’s New Specialty Crop?

(This article was written by Shermain Hardesty and published in the University of California Cooperative Extensions, UC Small Farm Program blog on September 10, 2015.) Declining profits from most agricultural crops grown combined with increasing restrictions on water use have forced many Southern California farmers to look for more water efficient and profitable crop alternatives[…]