Category Archives: CA-Oakland

Oakland, California

Oakland, the other City by the Bay, is located in Alameda County, across the bay from San Francisco. It is the 5th most important port in the United States, and 40 % of California’s more than 12 billion dollar agricultural exports … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Joyce Peters on “Elevating the Lunch Lady”

Joyce Peters M.S., R.D. is the Network Dietician at Oakland Unified School District in California. We first met her several years ago under contract with the Center for Ecoliteracy for a year long feasibility study in Oakland in 2010-2011. Joyce happily … Continue reading

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Oakland Unified School District’s Fresh Markets Program Staff Visit Farm

Mini Farmers Market – Fresh Markets Program Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary School Oakland Unified School District, CA –  We, Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans, visited this farm stand in Oakland while interviewing Sylvia Fong, Food Services Manager at Esperanza/Korematus ( see … Continue reading

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Gwen Taylor

Gwen Taylor Food Service Manager, Oakland Technical High School, Oakland, CA Origin: Oakland, California When Gwen calls out an order, you don’t have to wonder if in a former life she might have been an army drill sergeant. “But first … Continue reading

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