Edible East Bay News


  • Meet the O2 Artisans Aggregate Enjoy their open studios and crafts faire with East Bay–made goods plus food and music, Aug 11 in West Oakland.  Read more. Get Dirty on an Organic Farm    Come lend a hand with seasonal chores at Cloverfield Farm, Aug 18 in El Sobrante. Read more.
    Are Your Eggs Still Fresh?   Even if they’ve passed their expiration date, the eggs in your fridge may still be fresh. Do this test to find out. What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week? We found a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes and a recipe combining them with sweet summer peaches and burrata.
    Stone Fruits and Family Farms Hear about a visit to Brentwood’s Wolfe Ranch, read our book reviews, and meet Jam Session author Joyce Goldstein, Aug 12 in SF. Read more. What Should a Tomato Cost? Farmer Mike Madison reflects on the true price of technology on the farm.
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  • Jam On! Celebrate summer with a preserves contest at Jack London Square, July 15. Read more. Fruit-Growers Delight  The Festival of Fruit offers tours, lectures, and gardening goods, July 26-30 in Campbell. Read more.
    Kids in the Kitchen Get your children into the garden, out to the market, and into the kitchen to experiment and explore! Read our book review. Plant for the Future with Edible HedgesDefine your growing space and harvest your own delicious fruits. Learn how in our Gardener’s Notebook.

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    We found Japanese and Italian eggplant varieties at the North Berkeley market this week. Try this flavorful dish of Black Cod and Eggplant with a Miso-Apple Glaze.
    Thirsty for Good News? SolidariTea serves up fruity organic iced teas with a twist of generosity. Read our story and try the recipe for SolidariTea’s Cinnamon Peach Toaster Pastries. Art is in Bloom at Alden Lane Nursery  Meet area artists and winemakers at Art Under the Oaks, July 21 & 22 in Livermore. Read more.
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  • Love the Planet! Go Plastic-free in July Get ideas and inspiration for using less plastic. Read more. Bon Appétit! Enjoy a tempting array of French foods at the Bastille Day Soirée. Read more
    Did you Forget What’s in Your Refrigerator? Simple hacks to reorganize your fridge can help save forgotten foods. Watch the video and get a free sign. At Golestan, Kids Explore the World through Food A Persian language preschool embraces diverse cultures and hands-on cooking. Read the story by Anna Mindess.
    Calling All Food Crafters  The Good Food Foundation is now accepting entries for their 2019 Awards. Read more. What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?   We found a wonderful assortment of fresh zucchini and two delicious ways to prepare it
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  • Herbal Self-Care A workshop at Five Flavors Herbs offers helpful practices for coping in times of uncertainty, July 1 in Oakland. Read more. Calling All Cyclists Who Love to Eat Local! Register now for the Tour de MALT in scenic West Marin, July 21. Read more.

    Over the Moon for Olive Oil

      Celebrate California extra-virgin olive oil with recipes and tastings at Market Hall through the end of June. Read more

    Black Women, Food, and Publishing   Panel moderated by Bryant Terry features authors and chefs including Tracye McQuirter. Read our review of her new book, Ageless Vegan, and learn more about the upcoming event, July 7 in San Francisco. Shop Your Fridge First   Ever bought food it turned out you already had at home? Learn how to shop smarter with meals in mind. Get a freemeal planning and shopping list and watch the video: here.

    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?

      We found fresh, juicy nectarines at the Downtown Berkeley market and were delighted to get this recipe for a Farmers’ Market Nectarine Tartine from East Bay food stylist and recipe developer Rezel Kealoha. Rezel buys many of her ingredients at the Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market.
    Gardening at the Solstice   Give your plants a foliar boost following the summer solstice. Read our Gardener’s Notebook to find out how. Why Does the Farm Bill Matter?   Watch the video by the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) explaining why this bill is so important.
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  • Sip & Sail on the Bay   Come on board for a Parisian picnic hosted by Mike and Anne Dashe, June 23. Read more. Explore Farming and STEM this Summer   High school and college students are invited to a free urban farm camp in Martinez. Read more.
    Go Buggy in the Garden Bring the family to learn all about insects, June 17 in Berkeley. Read more. A Big Pig From a Small Press   A children’s book from a new nonprofit press tackles issues about the environment and our food systems. Read our review.

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      We found sweet, juicy plums at the San Leandro Farmers' Market at Bayfair. Try making a plum shrub to mix with sparkling water or use in summer cocktails: here  
    Time to Clean Out Those Cupboards! Swap your dishes, pots, and appliances at the Kitchen Exchange, June 23 in Emeryville. Read more. Penne, Spaghetti, or Cavatappi? It’s Pasta Friday! Learn how Allison Arevalo created Pasta Friday and how you can cook up your own community meal. Read her story: here
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  • A Summer Sampler of Herbal Wellness WorkshopsLearn to make healing herbal products at three free workshops in Concord. Read more. Save Those Seeds   Seed-saving advocate Rebecca Newburn teaches us how, July 9 in Oakland. Read more.
    Look Sharp! Bernal Cutlery owner Josh Donald offers a comprehensive new guide to knives. Meet the author June 8 in SF, and read our book review. Love Salad?   Keep your lettuce crisp and delicious with StopWaste’s how-to tips!  Read them here or watch the videos.
    Happy Birthday, CUESA! Celebrate sustainable agriculture with a feast at the Ferry Building, June 10. Read more. Meet Sabio Writer Alix Wall explores the Chef's Tasting Menu at this Pleasanton dining destination. Read our story: here

    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

    We found fresh Romano beans at the Old Oakland market to use with recipes from two fellow Edibles, South Florida and Houston. Enjoy Stewed Fresh Romano Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano and a Fig, Corn, and Green Bean Salad.

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  • Meet Elizabeth Minchilli ...  Author Elizabeth Minchilli shares some of her favorite Italian pantry items at Rockridge Market Hall, June 7. Read more. ... and Try Her Italian Recipes Read our book review, and try Elizabeth's Goat Cheese and Kale Salad.
    Grassy Goodness   Explore the Petaluma Food Shed at the Transhumance Festival, June 9. Read more. Moringa Can Be a Boon to Your Garden Learn about Moringa oleifera, a nutritious food and a soil builder. Read our Gardener’s Notebook
    What’s for Dessert?  Chef Kellie Joe offers a surprise demo at the Walnut Creek farmers’ market, June 10. Read more. Diaspora Dinner Honors Chef Tanya Holland Enjoy an elegant evening of food, drinks, music, and conversation, June 12 in San Francisco. Read more.
    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?   We found sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas at the Moraga Farmers' Market. Try this salad made with beets and sugar snaps from our friends at Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass.   Greet the Peaches! If you're as excited as we are about welcoming the first peaches to the market, you'll want to read our story about how local chefs are cooking and serving them up.
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  •  Support Oakland Kids at a Jamaican Jerk Cook-Off          Fundraiser at Drake’s Dealership benefits My Yute Soccer, May 28. Read more. Dance, Make Puppets, and Take a Strawberry Walk Get playful and creative at the Family Fun Fest, May 26 in Berkeley. Read more.
    It’s Party Time in Fremont Burger and Brew Fest features samplings, food trucks, and a cooking competition, May 26. Read more. Local Author Speaks on Traditional African-American Healing Enjoy a book launch and performance at the Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, May 20. Read more
    New World Peppers An award-winning book explores the huge variety of peppers found in the Americas.Read our review. It’s a Double Header Celebration at Camino   The restaurant hosts two events to mark its tenth anniversary, May 18 & 19 in Oakland. Read more.
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  •  Celebrate 5 Years at  Pollinate Farm & Garden!   Anniversary party features garden talks, demos, and baby goats, May 19-20 in Oakland. Read more.  The Intersection of Art, Media, and Food Justice   Join Chef Bryant Terry for a summit at the Museum of the African Diaspora, May 19 in SF. Read more.
     A Sweet Sunday for Mom Create Mother's Day memories at the Jack London Square Market, May 13 in Oakland. Read more.  San Francisco’s Unique Flavors Find out about some of the city’s best-known drinks and foods, and make your own Ballpark Garlic Fries. Read our review and try the recipe.
     What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week? We found fresh artichokes and a delicious, easy way to cook them.  Food for Thought at the Oakland Museum   Check out Take Root, an all-ages exhibit about how and why urban agriculture is booming in Oakland. Here’s our review.
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  •  Deaf Chefs Triumph! Culinary students at the California School for the Deaf turn last year’s defeat into motivation for victory. Read more.  Gardeners’ Gathering Have a lively time at the Merritt College Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale and Fair, May 5 & 6 in Oakland. Read more.
     Get Ready for Tomato Time Now is the time to plant your tomatoes. Get started with tips from our Gardener’s Notebook.  A Spring Feast Pops Up Celebrate the season with a focus on fennel, April 30 in Berkeley. Read more.

    Explore New Tastes from Near and Far

      Meet the authors of The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook and JapanThe Cookbook. Laura McLively is at the Bay Area Book Fest, April 29 in Berkeley and Nancy Singleton Hachisu is at Omnivore Books on Food, April 28 in SF. Read more.  
     Wondering What a Local Food Tour Is Like?  Read our current story about Local Food Adventures’ Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Tour.  What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week? We found fresh fava beans and remembered a favorite springtime dish.
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