Oakland Food Connection Farmers' Market Grand Opening
Posted Sep 25 2008
This much-needed addition to Oakland, CA's Laural District was founded by the Oakland Food Connection, whose program includes teaching youth how to grown and cook their own healthy food. Students from E.C. Reems Junior High School and Envision High School were on hand, as well as youth with the East Oakland Boxing Association. Adult supporters including staff from Oakland Unity High School and Principal Contreras of Melrose Leadership Academy. Iya Khan supplied the live music, while yours truly manned the turntables, and Chef Florida oversaw the cooking duties. You can check out the market every Saturday, year round, at 4173 MacArthur Blvd. Special shout out to J & P Organics for making that drive down from Moss Landing.
All pics taken by Rohland and Terry Moland.