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 Urban Farm Day at the Oasis

BioFuel Oasis offers free workshops on gardening, beekeeping, and fermentation on Mar 18. Read more.

 Cheese All Ways

Taste and tour at the California Artisan Cheese Festival, Mar 24-26. Read more.

Springtime in Capay Valley

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Celebrate the new growing season right on the farm at Farm Fresh to You, Mar 18. Read more.

 Give, Take, Plant!

 

Swap it at the Plant Exchange in Oakland, Mar 25. Read more.

 

 Sip Wine, Beer, and Spirits 
in Livermore Valley

Explore the growing offerings of wine, beer, and spirits during this weekend celebration,
Mar 25-26.Read more.

 

 Lend a Hand at the Market

Get trained to volunteer at the Jack London Square Farmers’ Market, Mar 26. 
Read more.

 

 Carve with the Pros

Food Craft Institute offers its intensive Business of Butchery course, Apr 2-5.Read more.

 

 Explore the Desert Pharmacopeia

Learn about medicinal flora in the Southern California desert, Mar 17-19.Read more.

 

 Greener Diets

A new cookbook offers creative ways to prepare healthy greens. Read our review

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 Got Seeds?

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Swap, share, and learn at this Berkeley seed exchange, March 10. Read more.

 Cook Up a Bowl of Magic 

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Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Alchemy from Decolonize Your Diet. Recipe here.

 

Art Classes and Gratitude from our Cover Artist

 
Try your hand at sketching or painting with Margo Rivera-Weiss. Read more.
 
 
 Anything on a Taco

 

 

 

From humble beginnings in a London parking lot, Breddos Tacos became two restaurants and now a cookbook.
Read our review.

Dinner with a Livermore Valley Winemaker

 

 

Five-course meal at Garré Vineyard & Winery, March 12. Read more

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 Halfy Hour Serves Up Sweet Deals

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New mobile app provides discounts while reducing food waste. Read more.

 Hunger on Campus

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A Cal grad explores the role of the UC Berkeley food pantry. Read more.

 

 Sip and Strollin the Gourmet Ghetto

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Cruise for wine, beer, and local foods in North Berkeley, March 9. Read more.

 

Indulge Your Palate

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Donkey & Goat serves up seven
new spring wines, March 5.
Read more.

  A Virtual Wine-Tasting Tour

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Tour eight Napa Valley wineries from
the comfort of your living room.
Read our film review.
 

An Apple a Day . . . 

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The right diet can be good medicine
for liver and bone health.
Read our reviews here.

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 Legal News on Urban Ag

Learn about Berkeley’s new urban ag legislation, Feb 23. Read more.

 Celebrating Black Farmers through Film

Pollinate Farm & Garden presents a documentary feature plus shorts, Feb 24.
Read more.

 Growing Food Near Native Oaks

 

 

Is it possible to grow food plants near
native oaks? Yes, with the right plants
and methods. Read more

 Can Gluten-Free Mean More, Not Less?

 

Alternative flours lead to heavenly desserts. Read our review.

 Seed Art & Tour

The beauty and complexity of seeds is on display in an art exhibit and tour at the Botanical Garden. Read more.

 Apply Now: Women in Culinary Leadership

Positions available through a James Beard Foundation program. Read more

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A Confectionate Affair
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Valentine’s gifts and tasty samples abound at Market Hall, Feb 11.
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Enjoy demos, tastes, and music at Alameda Natural Grocery’s Chocolate Festival, Feb 11. Read more.

 

Captivating Flowers, Perfumed Herbs, Curved Branches:
Love’s Truest Language

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Use the bounty of your garden to create unexpected delights for all the senses.
Read our book review.

 

Feel the Burn
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Dark Heart Chili Sauce pops up at LocaLove, Feb 12. Read more. 
 Babka for Two
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Fournée Bakery offers a memorable
Valentine’s dessert. Read more.
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Move Over Spinach:
Miner’s Lettuce is Here

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Edible East Bay gardening writer
Joshua Burman Thayer tells us about a green that’s easy to grow, tastes great, and is native to our region.
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Celebrate the Year
of the Rooster!

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Book reviewer Kristina Sepetys’s recommendations for Chinese New Year reading and cooking. Read more

 

Ready, Set, SCOBY!

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Learn to brew your own kombucha at Teance in Berkeley, Feb 11. Read more.

 

Reclaiming Traditional
Mexican Foods

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Meet the authors of Decolonize Your Diet at the Oakland Public Library, Jan 28.Read more.

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Celebrating our 2016 Cover Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redefining Beer at Calicraft

 

Walnut Creek taproom innovates with new flavors in a welcoming space. Read more.


 

 Meet Transformative Farmer Michael Ableman

 

The author of Street Farm will be at the SF Ferry Building on Jan 28 discussing how urban farming can help struggling cities. Read more.

 


 

How Are Farmers’ Markets Run?

 
Here’s an inside view on the California Farmers’ Market Association from our sister publication, Edible Silicon ValleyRead more

 


 

An Olive Oil Primer

 

Learn all about olive oil at this class and mill tour, Jan 28. Read more.

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 A Cozy Meal for a Snowy Day

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Warm up with Beef Burgundy Stew from Sorensen’s Resort. 

Reset and Recharge with Clean, Healthy Meals

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Read our book reviews.

Learn to Cook Healthier Meals

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Start the year with new recipes and eating strategies, January 28 in Pleasant Hill. Read more.

Give Your Garden a Winter Boost

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Eight tips for keeping plants healthy during the colder months. Read more.

Oakland Restaurant Week 

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Enjoy great deals at favorite Oakland eateries, January 19–29. Read more.

Craving Crab?

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Tender Greens offers special crab dinners, Jan. 19–21 and Jan. 26–28 in Walnut Creek. Read more.

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Kitchen Wisdom from
Chef Paul Canales

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Five chefs describe powerful lessons learned from the owner of Duende.
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Fideuà with Liberty Duck, Lacinato Kale, and Dried Figs

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In this dish, Chef Canales highlights local duck and seasonal produce.
Visit The Spanish Table in Berkeley for equipment and ingredients. 

Fruit-Filled Sunday Workshops

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Learn which fruit trees will thrive in your garden, Jan 8 in Oakland. Read more

 Scion Swapping

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Take part in the California Rare Fruit Growers annual exchange,Jan 21 in Berkeley. Read more.

Meet the Sea Forager 

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Come hear Kirk Lombard’s tales of
sea foraging, Jan 7 in Berkeley. 
Read our book review.

 Get Smarter About Soil

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Learn about the Soil Food Web from
Dr. Elaine Ingham, Jan 23–27 in
Castro Valley. Read more.

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