Tag Archives: North Coast Growers’ Association

Latest Plaza improvement push shaping up

Latest Plaza improvement push shaping up

Serious talk of “fully pedestrianizing” Plaza, with car-free mall to Creamery District Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Plaza Improvement Task Force is well into its quest to improve conditions on the Arcata Plaza. Charged by the City Council to identify, prioritize and make recommendations to the City Council on projects and

At The Market: Support farmers by leaving dogs home

It was interesting walking around the farmers’ market, looking for folks who would be willing to pose for a photograph with my homemade sign, “I support our farmers – I left my dog at home.” I skipped the people with dogs for obvious reasons. Some people acted as if I wanted to talk to them

At The Market: Farmers’ Market merch is so Arcata

You’ve been to the merch booth at your favorite group’s concert, buying CDs, downloads if you are hipper, and  of course, a T-shirt. The merch booth, otherwise known as the information booth, at the Arcata Farmers’ Market makes those music merch booths look positively out of date. Where else but at the Arcata market can

Arcata Farmers’ Market mourns, adapts to sudden challenge

Kevin L.  Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – The North Coast Growers Association (NCGA) learned Saturday at 5 a.m. that it wouldn’t be able to use half the Plaza. With the Ninth Street side an off-limits crime scene, the market would have to adapt. City Manager Karen Diemer, NCGA Executive Director and Director of

Coast Guard comes to the rescue

U.S. Coast Guard McKINLEYVILLE/DINSMORE – At 11:45 A.M. this morning, Feb. 6, the U.S. Coast Guard received a request for assistance from the Southern Trinity Health Services dispatch office in Dinsmore to transport a patient from the Dinsmore Airport to the nearest hospital. An ambulance was transporting an 88-year-old female patient with pneumonia and difficulty

Member Linkage Report to the Northcoast Co-op Board, January 2014

Melanie Bettenhausen has been working with our Marketing, Membership and Merchandising team to determine the best way for the Board to support the proposed ordinance that would effectively ban the cultivation and production of GMO crops in Humboldt County. While everyone on our team is personally in support of it, there seems to be hesitancy

The NCGA’s GMO Policy

The Mad River Union asked the North Coast Growers’ Association for its statement regarding the GMO crop ban. Here it is: The North Coast Growers’ Association endorses the Humboldt County Genetic Contamination and Prevention Ordinance. The North Coast Growers’ Association operates Certified Farmers’ Markets for the benefit of both producers and consumers; promotes public awareness