Oakland Grown.org Blog

Supporting Oakland's Local Independent Businesses and Artists

Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide ,

The fine folks over at Buy fresh Buy Local have come up with the 3rd edition of the Sf Bay Area shopping guide. It’s chock full of information about real food, where it’s grown, locations to buy and even pick your food at a farm.

Check it out here:

PDF version http://guide.buylocalca.org/PDFs/BFBL_bayarea_guide-jun09.pdf

Online Search http://guide.buylocalca.org/search.phpJUL09-home

The Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign, a project of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, helps consumers find and choose local products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants, and institutions. http://guide.buylocalca.org/


Art Project Celebrates Local History, Seeks to Bring Communities Together ,

I’m really fortunate to be an ambassador to this great project dedicated to parks and history in Downtown Oakland. Read more about the 10,000 Steps project here.



Restore Rivers, Recover Salmon, Rebuild Jobs! ,

Filed under: Events,Food and Drink,Green / Sustainable — jodylcolley @ 7:29 pm

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21
Jack London Square, Oakland

Across our coast, salmon have always been an essential part of our culture, cuisine, economy, and ecology. But today, wild Pacific salmon are in jeopardy because of the way we mistreat our rivers. Come CELEBRATE wild salmon at the FREE SalmonAID 2009 Festival, featuring fantastic live music, tribal demonstrations, kids’ activities, and the finest sustainable seafoods and beverages. Learn how you can help protect and restore these fish and the rivers and streams we all depend upon.



Fresh Produce in West Oakland? ,

Yes, it’s true Mandela Foods has arrived! To read the scoop, check out this SF Business Times article here.


Shift Across America ,

This past Tuesday (5/26/09) a few of us from Oakland Grown met up with Joe Graft of 10% Shift to talk about the work we are doing to support independent Oakland based businesses. This is Joe’s attempt at modern storytelling about the folks out there that he is taking the time to videotape while asking 5 very telling questions over the next three weeks. He’s calling this a snapshot of our movement of informing any and everyone who will listen what shifting as little as 10% of your spending to local, independent and as sustainable as possible goods and services can directly affect your community. Check out his blog by using the link above or better yet join the Shift Across America Facebook page here.