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Chico’s Thursday Night Market offers a variety of choices

Rodolfo Martinez, owner of RM Farms, holds his blackberries and strawberries at the Chico's Thursday night market. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Yaritza Ayon

September 11, 2018

If you’re new to Chico or just want to know the town in a nutshell, the Thursday night market is the place to go. Located on Broadway St. between 2nd and 5th St., the market gives off a real feel of Chico and its residents. Although most farmers markets are known for vendors with solely, locally...

Natural food store open for business in Chico

New Earth Market's grand opening will be in May. Photo credit: Yang Dai

Yang Dai

May 1, 2016

A New Earth Market natural food store officially opened recently at 864 East Ave.This kind of opening for business is known as “soft open.”The store has nearly 70 employees, mainly engaged in natural and organic food including groceries, cooked food, coffee and a variety of alcoholic dri...

University food services expands sustainable options

Chico State's dining hall, Sutter Residential Dining Center, has taken steps to meet the criteria outlined in the Real Food Challenge. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Eric Mcguire

February 28, 2015

Chico State's food service providers have been taking the lead in working toward sustainable goals that have been set by the state of California. A new food policy was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees and Gov. Jerry Brown last year. Under the new guidelines, each campus will have until 2020 to ens...

Gluten Free store comes to Downtown Chico

Courtney Weaver

January 26, 2015

Photo Courtesy: Mary's Gone CrackersFounded by Mary Waldner, a woman with Celiac Disease, Mary’s Gone Crackers is a business that specializes in gluten free snack food—crackers, cookies, pretzels, etc. Alongside the growing fad of eating right and obsessing over organic foods, the store’s inc...

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