Oakland used to be the world's largest food processing center, with scores of canneries, bakeries and breweries. The industry died off when giant companies consolidated, but today Oakland is seeing a revival of food production.
"At a time when most industries in the state are suffering, Oakland's food business - including everything from tofu to doughnuts - appears to be expanding and hiring workers for living wage jobs.
"We're growing what has always been a strength and recognizing that there is a new momentum building in food production," said Margot Prado, industrial specialist in the city's economic development agency."
Thanks to Zelda Bronstein