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 Halfy Hour Serves Up Sweet Deals


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

 Hunger on Campus

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


 Sip and Strollin the Gourmet Ghetto

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


Indulge Your Palate


Donkey & Goat serves up seven
new spring wines, March 5.
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  A Virtual Wine-Tasting Tour


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

An Apple a Day . . . 


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.
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 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
Valentine’s gifts and tasty samples abound at Market Hall, Feb 11.
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 Chocolate BlissChocolate-Festival-at-Alameda-Grocery-crop

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

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


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


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!


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


Ready, Set, SCOBY!

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


Reclaiming Traditional
Mexican Foods

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


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

Reset and Recharge with Clean, Healthy Meals


Read our book reviews.

Learn to Cook Healthier Meals


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

Give Your Garden a Winter Boost

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

Oakland Restaurant Week 


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

Craving Crab?


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


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


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


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

 Scion Swapping

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

Meet the Sea Forager 


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

 Get Smarter About Soil


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

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Thrill of the Hunt


Follow artist Gary Handman as he hunts down ingredients for his favorite winter dish.



Crafts at the Farmers’ Market 

Local artisans offer items made
with sustainability in mind,
Dec 17. Read more


Arts & Crafts on the Waterfront

Find lots of handmade goods
at the Craneway Crafts Fair,
Dec 17 & 18. Read more


 Delightful Reads for Kids
and Kids at Heart


Two books offer mystery and magic
in the kitchen: here



A Winter Galette


Roasted veggies blend with goat cheese
in this tasty tart: here



Gift Books for Your Favorite Cooks

Six outstanding choices for those who want to up their game in the kitchen.
Read our reviews.


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Homemade Gifts, Pop-Up Crafts, and Nutritious Donations

From Hive to Home


Explore our DIY guide to holiday foods and crafts that benefit the bees: here


 Choose Healthy Foods
   for Seasonal Giving

Nutrition is a top priority for the
Alameda County Community Food Bank
and SuperFoodDrive. Read more.

 Favorite Gift Ideas from
   Edible Communities

Edible Communities publishers dish up inspired treats to share with friends and family: here

Spice it Up!


Enhance your holiday meals with salts and other tantalizing flavors.
Read our reviews.

 A Unique Holiday Pop-up

Artisans and makers display their wares at CelerySpace in Berkeley, Dec 10.  
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 Taste, Shop, and Chat

Find homemade gifts and new flavors
at Ruby’s annual winter sale in Oakland,
Dec 10. Read more.

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