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The City is participating with the Oakland Food Policy Council to consider opportunities to improve local food issues in Oakland.
Previously, the City worked with graduate students from the University of California, developed a resolution authorizing an initial food systems assessment study. The study, authorized by the City Council on January 17, 2006 through Resolution No. 79680 C.M.S., examines current trends in Oakland’s food system and recommends programs and policies that promote a sustainable food system for Oakland. Authors of the report created a website called the Oakland Food System Assessment where the complete report can be downloaded.
A number of farmers markets now offer local food in neighborhoods throughout the city:
- Jack London Square (Sundays, 10-2pm, Broadway & Embarcadero)
- Old Oakland (Fridays, 8-2pm, 9th & Broadway)
- Grand Lake (Saturdays, 9-2pm, Grand & Lake)
- Mandela (Saturdays, 10-3pm, 7th & Mandela Parkway)
- Temescal (Sundays, 9-1pm, 5300 Claremont Avenue)
For additional farmer's markets throughout Oakland and Alameda County, please see visit California Certified Farmers Markets.