Posts by Edible East Bay

California Olive Oil

  THE MAKING OF A CALIFORNIA OLIVE OIL CULTURE BY CHERYL ANGELINA KOEHLER WITH KAREN YENCICH ILLUSTRATION BY MAGGIE KLEIN “Here in California, we are at the beginning of a serious olive oil culture.” —Pablo Voitzuk, olive miller and expert olive oil taster There’s a new devotion growing in many local restaurant kitchens these days.…

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The Thrill of the Olive Crush

  Come celebrate the start of the olive harvest with a visit to the Séka Hills Olive Mill. Watch the mill in action and taste olio nuovo (early-harvest, unfiltered extra-virgin olive oil) as well as treats from local food artisans and vendors. Owned and run by Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the tasting room offers an…

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Chocolate, Coffee, and Some Berkeley History

  Artisanal chocolate and custom-roasted coffee are plentiful at this kickoff fundraiser for the Julia Morgan Berkeley City Club building. Sample an array of products from local chocolatiers and coffee roasters and enjoy cooking demos, mini-lectures, live music, a silent auction, and synchronized swimming in the historic indoor pool. Known as the “Little Castle,” the…

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Pitch In to Get the Chores Done

    Dress in your garden grubbies to help out with autumn chores on an organic farm. Try your hand at planting garlic and fruit trees, seeding cover crops, orchard fertilizing, and sheet mulching. Projects for people of all ages and abilities are available in the organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard, and small plant nursery.…

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Straight Talk About Food Waste

All are invited to a free community conversation and lunch focusing on the issue of food waste. Nonprofit cooking school 18 Reasons has partnered with StopWaste to discuss food waste and how to keep valuable, nutritious food out of the landfill. Join in for lunch, a presentation, and a chance to share your views and learn…

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Sharing Our Stories at Gill Tract Community Farm

    Organizers at Gill Tract Community Farm invite the community to gather and celebrate the bounty of the land and its stories as we honor the ancestors and original stewards of Huichin, the Lisjan Ohlone. Enjoy a lunch made from black beans, butternut squash, greens, and onions grown on the farm. Join in song,…

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Harvest Happenings at City Slicker Farms

    Join City Slicker Farms at the West Oakland Farm Park for a family-friendly celebration of the organization’s 18-years-strong fight for food justice. Enjoy gardening demos and a Farm Park tour as you learn about the park’s garden program. Stop by the Alameda County Public Health Department wellness table. Entertainment by the Black Excellence Band…

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Head West Offers Local Goods, Food, and Arts

  With marketplaces in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda, Head West offers space for local makers, crafters, and entrepreneurs to share their goods. Markets feature creative handmade clothing, jewelry, and body care products as well as art installations, local nonprofits, and food and drink. At the upcoming Alameda marketplace, vendors include (among others) Lucia’s Pizza Truck,…

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Want to Farm in the City?

  Come find out how some local urban farmers and gardeners grow food and raise animals on this year’s East Bay Urban Farm Tours. Hosted by the Institute of Urban Homesteading, the tours showcase eight sites of different sizes that employ various farming styles. Find out how these folks create and maintain productive veggie, pollinator,…

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Arts Time in Emeryville

  A gala public reception with the artists kicks off this popular yearly event, which features works by 115 Emeryville-based artists and craftspeople. Come enjoy the variety of works, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, textiles, ceramics, furniture, glass works, and poetry. “I found that the work submitted for this year’s show reflects the artists’ concerns…

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