Posts by Edible East Bay

Boost Your Gardening Skills at Flowerland

  Increase your garden savvy with classes led by Malibu Compost Biodynamic at Flowerland. Learn about creating healthy organic soil, making use of good bugs in your garden, and bringing your skills indoors to help houseplants thrive. Free, but space is limited. Info and registration: for Healthy Soil and Organic Houseplants Healthy Soil, Happy Garden Sunday…

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Create Your Own Italian Table

Kristina’s Bookshelf   The Italian Table: Creating festive meals for family and friends by Elizabeth Minchilli (Rizzoli, 2019)   Author Elizabeth Minchilli divides her time between Rome and Umbria, blogs about eating in Rome, and manages a phone app called Eat Italy. She also organizes and leads local food tours in Italy.    The author of…

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Tour Edible Gardens in Benicia and Vallejo

  This tour brings you to 10 demonstration edible gardens (nine public and one private) in Benicia and Vallejo. It’s a great opportunity to learn simple techniques to create a food-producing ecosystem that uses water wisely. Ask questions, enjoy the gardens, and go home with ideas about how to incorporate sustainable design into your own…

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Folks at Stasher

  Stasher welcomes the community to an Earth Day block party fundraiser at its new Emeryville site. Stashers are nifty storage bags made of platinum silicone, which is derived primarily from sand and is plastic free. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to 1% For the Planet, which connects businesses with environmental nonprofits.…

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Farm Fun for Cinco de Mayo

  Bring the whole family to this festive farm celebration complete with authentic Mexican cuisine, local wines and beers, and other treats from area businesses. Harvest fresh veggies from the fields and taste pesto made with local olive oil. Features live music and dancing, soccer, piñata games, tractor tram rides, and more. Campers welcome, but…

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Sweet on Honey

  Immerse yourself in all things honey at this year’s California Honey Festival. Sixteen farms offer goodies from honeycomb and bee pollen to honey soaps and skin care products. Learn about the importance of bees and pollination, taste honey and honey-inspired products, and watch cooking demos. Info: here Third Annual California Honey Festival Saturday May…

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Take a Tea-tasting Journey

    Come learn the fundamentals of gongfu cha, known as the connoisseur’s preferred method for brewing Chinese tea. In Chinese, “gongfu” (kungfu) means “skills and effort.” In this workshop, Annie Chen, founder of Teaphile, demonstrates gongfu cha using the appropriate tea vessels and explains how this method differs from other brewing styles. Cost: $20.…

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Easter and Passover Recipes from Market Hall Foods

Market Hall is the East Bay place to go for food inspiration any time of year, but when you’re laying out a holiday spread, it can be an especially helpful place to stop. Market Hall chefs offer a full menu of prepared foods for each holiday, and they also generously share recipes like these for…

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Juicy Brews Hits the West Coast

  Join the folks from New York–based Hop Culture Magazine for Juicy Brews WestFest, an afternoon of fun and beer. Held at Drake’s Dealership, this craft beer festival benefits City Slicker Farms and offers unlimited pours from some of the country’s best breweries. Chat with the brewers, meet artist Killer Acid, and enjoy a variety of foods…

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