Tag Archives: Phat Beets Produce

Oakland resident JD Schreiber peruses fresh vegetables on display at the Jack London Square Farmers' Market, where vendors accept food stamps.

Proposed cuts to food stamps may affect Oakland’s farmers’ markets

A growing number of food stamp recipients are using their benefits at Oakland farmers' markets. But profits from such transactions could decline if a proposed $16.5 billion cut to the federal food stamp program passes...
Neighbors purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs at the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday.

Festival celebrates Juneteenth, location of new Phat Beets market and plans for a collective kitchen

Saturday’s celebration combined the re-opening of Phat Beets Produce farmers market at its new location, the opening of a new on-site community kitchen collective and the observance of Juneteenth, a US holiday honoring African American...
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Phat Beets Produce farmers’ market in North Oakland hosts “Decolonize Your Diet” event

While much of the country took Monday off in honor of Columbus’ expedition to the New World, Phat Beets Produce farmers’ market in North Oakland took an alternate approach on Saturday with its “Decolonize Your...
"It's not often we see so many people in a zoning meeting," said Oakland planning and zoning deputy director Eric Angstadt.

At planning meeting, Oaklanders debate over urban animal husbandry

More than 300 people packed the North Oakland Senior Center on Thursday evening to discuss the future of urban agriculture in Oakland. The forum, organized by Oakland’s planning and zoning division, is the city’s latest...
Vegetables planted in Dover Street Park. Photo courtesy Zachary Matthews.

Phat Beets Produce must get permit to grow food at Dover Street Park

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission voted 6-4 during a meeting on Wednesday afternoon to request the organizers of a community garden in North Oakland to obtain a $2,900 Conditional Use Permit from the city’s...
Juan Pablo Perez (far right) of J&P Organics at the farmers' market outside Children's Hospital Oakland. His farm in Monterrey is one of the Beet Box providers. Photo courtesy Phat Beets Produce.

Phat Beets Produce launches the Beet Box CSA program

For North Oakland residents who don’t live near a farmers’ market, there’s now a new way to purchase organic produce. Phat Beets Produce, a volunteer-run collective that aims to connect small farmers to urban communities,...