Edible East Bay News

  •  Enjoy a Slice of Heaven . . . July 22, taste the summer’s best at the 10th Annual Capay Tomato Festival . . . Read more  . . . and Keep Cool at the Tomato Fest . . .and enjoy a Fairyella Ice Pop made with Capay Organic produce. 
       Find New Ways to Wellness Learn how to improve your nutrition and energy. Free series taught by Bauman College students in Oakland, beginning July 22. Read more.  Delight in a Festive Outdoor Gallery  Alden Lane Nursery hosts Art Under the Oaks, July 15 &16 in Livermore. Read more.
     Indulge in a Sundae on Sunday! Fentons celebrates its anniversary and National Ice Cream Day with delicious discounts, July 16. Read more.  Cold & Sweet!   Summertime is ice cream time, writ large!Read our book reviews here.
     Explore the Food and Wine of Livermore Valley Treat yourself to pairings, demos, and tours at Taste our Terroir, July 20–23. Read more.  In Remembrance: Nigel Walker Organic farmer Nigel Walker took an unconventional approach to raising chickens. Read more.
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  •  Jam On at Jack London SquareBring the family to this fun farmers' market party and enter your goodies in the jam-making and baking contests,July 9. Read more.  A No-Nuts, No-Lactose Ice Cream Tour   Join up with this Rockridge tour company as they dish up a new ice cream tour for those with food allergies. Read more.
     Living the French Country DreamRead our review of Georgeanne Brennan's most recent cookbook . . .  Fennel and Chicken Braised with Lemon. . .  and try out a recipe from La Vie RusticRead more.
     Bastille Day at Market Hall   Celebrate Bastille Day with a tasting of  French foods. Meet author Georgeanne Brennan, July 14. Read more.  Become a Seed Saver Learn the basics of seed saving in this free class in Richmond, July 12. Read more.
     Learn How to Say No to Plastics   Plastic Free July includes workshops, a tour, and clean-up events in Berkeley. Read more.  Pick Up Your Dinner from Food Shift   Enjoy a healthy dish while helping to reduce food waste, July 13. Read more.
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  •  Grill a Better Burger on July 4th  Try the recipe and learn about the Conscious Kitchen’s pilot project for organic school lunches in West Contra Costa County. Read more.  Make it a Peachy Independence DayAdd a sweet touch to your holiday barbecue with Grilled Summer Peaches.
     It’s the Cheese (Counter)! Enjoy sampling and mozzarella making at Rockridge Market Hall. June 30. Read more.  Books to Bring More Burger Bliss Get creative with your burgers and condiments this holiday weekend. Read our book reviews.

    Treat Your Eyes to a Pomegranate Feast

    Art by Margo Rivera-Weiss is featured in a solo show at Oakland's Ba-Bite. Read more


     Food Shift Seeks a Full-time AssociateNonprofit hiring new staff member for operations and development work. Read more.  Over the Strawberry Moon Sip a summertime treat from Oakland's Super Juiced. Try the recipe at home.
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  • Join Edible East Bay at the O2AA Artisans Crafts Faire Party in West Oakland with local artisans and music by Rupa and the April Fishes, June 17. Read more Stroll through a Sublime Sculpture Garden Meet the artists and enjoy good food and music at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Walnut Creek, June 17. Read more.
     Gardener's Notebook:Touch-Up Pruning for Lemon Tree Health Learn how to strengthen your citrus trees with summer pruning. Read more.    Join Food First for a Book Launch Meet the authors and hear them discuss land justice. Berkeley, June 22. Read more.
     Chefs Play with Clay and FoodWatch three chefs in an unusual competition featuring food, pottery, and design. Richmond, June 18.  Read more  Meet Chef Samin Nosrat at Berkeley's Local Butcher ShopGet a signed copy of her book, and sample kefta kebabs with yogurt sauce, June 16. Read more.
     Peachy Paradise Feast on organic stone fruit at a Central Valley jubilee, June 24. Read more.  Want to Be a DIY Dairy Queen? Learn to make exceptional butter and yogurt at Three Stone Hearth. Berkeley, June 27. Read more.
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     Cook with a Chef at the Farmers’ MarketJoin Chef Laura Stec for hands-on classes using market foods, June 10, 17, & July 1. Read more.  Ferry Building Summer Tasting CelebrationDon't miss CUESA's big summer tasting party, June 11. Read more.
     7 Block Prints and More Join artist Rosalie Z. Fanshel at the opening of her enticing new exhibit, June 15 in Oakland. Read more.  Two Chefs Cook to Benefit Happy Boy FarmsSupport Happy Boy Farms at a dinner hosted by chefs at Lungomare and Chop Bar, June 14. Read more.
     Find Vintage Treasures at Soul Food FarmShop for antiques and farm products at a picturesque country marketplace, June 10. Read more.  Beer Lovers Support Prison Garden ProgramThe East Bay Beer Runners join forces with Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, June 10. Read more

    Zucchini, Two Ways

      Chef Maria Capdevielle shares summertime recipes featuring roasted zucchini and zucchini blossom fritters. Read more.


     Study Urban Permaculture Design

    Check out this in-depth course in Oakland and Alameda, starting June 20. Read more.
     Lamingtons & Lemon Tart
    Dessert master Darren Purchese offers his special spin on sweets. Read our review.
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  •  Since When Is a Book Signing Not a Good Thing?

    Learn how a new state law makes it hard for bookstores to host author events. Read more.

     Make New Friends.  Eat Strawberries. Fun on tap at Berkeley's Family Fun Festival, May 27. Read more.  Rockridge Cooks Out     Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this North Oakland anchor marketplace, May 28. Read more.
     Meet Chef Samin Nosrat at Book Fest in BerkeleyThe acclaimed chef shares insights on four elements that lead to good meals, June 3. Read more.  In the Mood for Sex, Drugs, and Magic?Five Flavors Herbs offers a tantalizing series of classes in Oakland, starting June 7. Read more.
     Digging in the Digital Dirt: Visit Local Farms OnlineA storytelling project peeks behind the scenes at local farms and ranches. Read more.  Reem’s Bakery Opens in Fruitvale Read about owner Reem Assil and try her recipe for Pali Cali aka Roast Chicken Man’oushe aka Spicy Chicken Wrap: here.
     Boost Your Urban Farming Savvy UC urban ag experts teach workshops on food safety and business management, June 8 & 22. Read more.  A Market of Their Own Grass Valley Elementary Farmers' Market On the Upper Field 4720 Dunkirk Ave, Oakland Wednesday May 31, 10–11:30am Featuring items handmade by students. Be sure to bring quarters and small bills.
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  • May in the Garden: The Three Sisters of Summer Adopt a Fourth

    It’s not too late to plant your four sisters garden bed. Follow these easy steps.


     Here Come the Stone Fruits! Three stone fruit recipes are among the deliciousness in our new Summer issue.  The Soiled Dove Offers Naughty Dinner TheaterRelish a decadent circus-inspired evening in Alameda, June 9 to July 1. Read more.
     Explore a Vegan Paradise Third annual Veg Fest comes to Lake Merritt, May 20. Read more.  Making the Case for a Plant-Based DietMeet author Kristie Middleton at the Veg Fest, and read our review here.


    What’s it like to run a worker cooperative?

    Get an insider’s view from Jessica Prentice, co-founder of Three Stone Hearth.    Read her story in our new summer issue.

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  • Local Teen Builds Beehive, Family Awaits Sweet Returns

    William Peale draws on local bee experts for advice. Read more.


     Garden Education Benefits All The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale offers spring planting inspiration plus local food and music, May 13. Read more.  A Farmer’s Tale Meet organic farmer Efren Avalos at a Real Food Real Stories picnic, May 16. Read more.
    Honey-Sweet Sensations 
    Honey can enhance both sweet and savory dishes. Read our cookbook reviews.
    Basque Sass Try this versatile Basque version of chimichurri using a mild extra-virgin olive oil. Recipe from Market Hall Foods. Recipe here Build Your EVOO Savvy  Sample extra-virgin olive oils and fresh mozzarella at Market Hall Foods, May 20. Read more
    Want to Start a Coffee Biz? Food Craft Institute offers a four-day course in roasting and retail, May 21-24. Read more  Visit Cuba with Food First Meet Cuban farmers and educators and learn about the country’s food system. Read more.
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  • Book Signing and Tasting with Melissa Clark 

    Sample recipes from Dinner: Changing the Game, April 30, and read our review.


     Spice Up Your Garden Find plants of all stripes at the UC Botanical Garden Sale, April 28 & 29.Read more  Indulge Your Green Thumb Have a blooming good time at the Merritt College Spring Plant Sale, May 6. Read more.
     Support a Fellowship for Women Food Journalists Author Carolyn Phillips speaks at a dim sum fundraiser hosted by Les Dames d'Escoffier, May 6. Read more.  Wine on the Waterfront Taste local wines and food at Jack London Square, May 6. Read more.


    Spend Where You Live

    Get to know the people and purpose behind worker-owned collectives, May 11. Read more.

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  • Celebrate the Earth at Wagner Ranch  Bring the family to this historic ranch in Orinda for Earth Day, April 23. Read more  Earth Day at UC Gill Tract Community Farm Honor the earth with garden work, community learning, and activities for kids, April 23. Read more.
    Gardener's Notebook
    Learn the secrets to success with springtime veggies. Read more.
     Dine Out to Fight Climate Change  Local restaurants pledge funds to ZeroFoodprint, April 22. Read more. Planet-friendly Fun at Alameda Natural Grocery Celebrate Mother Earth at a family open house, April 23. Read more.  
    A Local Writer's Homage to Cookbook Author Paula Wolfert  Read our review, and learn about author events in SF and Sonoma, April 22 & 25.   Home Brewers Connect Beer lovers and home brewers gather at 21st Amendment in San Leandro, April 22.Read more.
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