farmers market Migrant workers and nutrition: working in "The Garden," but not eating from it By Pauline Bartolone • Mar 26, 2014 The Central Valley, a large swatch of California between the coast and the Sierra mountains, was until recently, in a state of emergency. The region was in a long drought. The recession didn’t help. People were hungry. Tech startups give power back to the family farm By Mary Willis • Jul 17, 2013 Mary Willis Listen Listening... / 9:26 Even here in the local-food loving Bay Area, most food isn’t ‘farm to table.’ It’s farm to processor to distributor to wholesaler to retailer to the consumer, before hitting the dining table.