Education has been a central goal of the Berkeley Student Food Collective since before we even opened our doors in 2010. Our role in this very special local food system is not limited to retail:

  • As a non-profit organization we are an advocate for food justice.
  • We nurture relationships with our local farmers and food vendors.
  • As a business partner, we embrace vertical improvement and a collective vision of shared knowledge between organizations. 
  • We welcome every opportunity to grow as a dynamic part of the challenging ecological and economical future of food.
This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain’t normal.
— Joel Salatin, farmer and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal; You Can Farm

Announcements from Lauren, our fabulous education coordinator:

It is with great excitement that I announce the BSFC's inaugural food justice reading group! 

What exactly is this reading group, you ask?

Our food justice reading group will be meeting weekly in the storefront to have a book club-esque gathering and discuss issues related to food justice through our readings. There will always be snacks and if you join there will also be great company! Of course it's not required to attend every meeting, feel free to come as often or as little as you wish. 


FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE BSFC BOOK CLUB, events OR ABOUT EDUCATION AT THE BSFC IN GENERAL, CONTACT LAUREN, THE EDUCATION COORDINATOR! EDUCATION@FOODCOLLECTIVE.ORG