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Sip & Sail on the Bay

Come on board for a Parisian picnic hosted by Mike and Anne Dashe, June 23.
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Explore Farming and STEM this Summer

High school and college students are invited to a free urban farm camp in
Martinez. Read more.
Go Buggy in the Garden

Bring the family to learn all about insects, June 17 in Berkeley. Read more.

A Big Pig From a Small Press

A children’s book from a new nonprofit press tackles issues about the environment and our food systems. Read our review.


What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

We found sweet, juicy plums at the San Leandro Farmers’ Market at Bayfair. Try making a plum shrub to mix with sparkling water or use in summer cocktails: here


Time to Clean Out Those Cupboards!

Swap your dishes, pots, and appliances at the Kitchen Exchange, June 23 in Emeryville. Read more.

Penne, Spaghetti, or Cavatappi?
It’s Pasta Friday!

Learn how Allison Arevalo created Pasta Friday and how you can cook up your own community meal. Read her story: here
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A Summer Sampler of
Herbal Wellness WorkshopsLearn to make healing herbal products at three free workshops in Concord.
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Save Those Seeds
Seed-saving advocate Rebecca Newburn teaches us how, July 9 in Oakland.
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Look Sharp!

Bernal Cutlery owner Josh Donald offers a comprehensive new guide to knives.
Meet the author June 8 in SF, and read our book review.

Love Salad?

Keep your lettuce crisp and delicious with StopWaste’s how-to tips! 
Read them here or watch the videos.

Happy Birthday, CUESA!

Celebrate sustainable agriculture with a feast at the Ferry Building, June 10.
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Meet Sabio

Writer Alix Wall explores the Chef’s Tasting Menu at this Pleasanton dining destination. Read our story: here

What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

We found fresh Romano beans at the Old Oakland market to use with recipes from two fellow Edibles, South Florida and Houston. Enjoy Stewed Fresh Romano Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano and a Fig, Corn, and Green Bean Salad.

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Meet Elizabeth Minchilli … 

Author Elizabeth Minchilli shares some of her favorite Italian pantry items at Rockridge Market Hall, June 7.
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… and Try Her Italian Recipes

Read our book review, and try Elizabeth’s Goat Cheese and Kale Salad.

Grassy Goodness

Explore the Petaluma Food Shed at the Transhumance Festival, June 9.
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Moringa Can Be a Boon to Your Garden

Learn about Moringa oleifera, a nutritious food and a soil builder. Read our Gardener’s Notebook

What’s for Dessert? 

Chef Kellie Joe offers a surprise demo at the Walnut Creek farmers’ market,
June 10. Read more.

Diaspora Dinner Honors Chef Tanya Holland

Enjoy an elegant evening of food, drinks, music, and conversation, June 12 in
San Francisco. Read more.

What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?

We found sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas at the Moraga Farmers’ Market.
Try this salad made with beets and sugar snaps from our friends at
Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass.

Greet the Peaches!

If you’re as excited as we are about welcoming the first peaches to the market, you’ll want to read our story about how local chefs are cooking
and serving them up.

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 Support Oakland Kids at
Jamaican Jerk Cook-Off 

Fundraiser at Drake’s Dealership benefits My Yute Soccer, May 28. Read more.
Dance, Make Puppets,
and Take a Strawberry Walk

Get playful and creative at the Family Fun Fest, May 26 in Berkeley. Read more.

It’s Party Time in Fremont
 Burger and Brew Fest features samplings, food trucks, and a cooking competition, May 26. Read more.
Local Author Speaks on Traditional
African-American Healing

Enjoy a book launch and performance at the Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, May 20. Read more
New World Peppers

An award-winning book explores the huge variety of peppers found in the Americas.Read our review.

It’s a Double Header Celebration at Camino

The restaurant hosts two events to mark its tenth anniversary, May 18 & 19 in Oakland. Read more.

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 Celebrate 5 Years at 
Pollinate Farm & Garden!
Anniversary party features garden talks, demos, and baby goats, May 19-20
in Oakland. Read more.
 The Intersection of Art, Media, and Food Justice
Join Chef Bryant Terry for a summit at the Museum of the African Diaspora,
May 19 in SF. Read more.
 A Sweet Sunday for Mom

Create Mother’s Day memories at the Jack London Square Market, May 13
in Oakland. Read more.

 San Francisco’s Unique Flavors

Find out about some of the city’s best-known drinks and foods, and make your own Ballpark Garlic Fries.
Read our review and try the recipe.

 What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

We found fresh artichokes and a delicious, easy way to cook them.

 Food for Thought at the Oakland Museum

Check out Take Root, an all-ages exhibit about how and why urban agriculture is booming in Oakland. Here’s our review.

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 Deaf Chefs Triumph!

Culinary students at the California School for the Deaf turn last year’s defeat into motivation for victory. Read more.
 Gardeners’ Gathering

Have a lively time at the Merritt College Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale and
Fair, May 5 & 6 in Oakland. Read more.
 Get Ready for Tomato Time
Now is the time to plant your tomatoes.
Get started with tips from our
Gardener’s Notebook.
 A Spring Feast Pops Up

Celebrate the season with a focus on fennel, April 30 in Berkeley. Read more.


Explore New Tastes from Near and Far

Meet the authors of The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook and JapanThe Cookbook. Laura McLively is at the Bay Area Book Fest, April 29 in Berkeley and Nancy Singleton Hachisu is at Omnivore Books on Food, April 28 in SF. Read more.


 Wondering What a Local Food Tour Is Like? 

Read our current story about
Local Food Adventures’ Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Tour.

 What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?
We found fresh fava beans and remembered a favorite springtime dish.
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 Celebrate Earth Day …

Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany hosts a family-friendly festival and lunch, April 22. Read more

 … at These Local Fests 

Explore the Wagner Ranch Nature Area in Orinda, April 22. Read more.

 Growing Food as a Way of Life

A gardening book and a biography highlight eating what you grow. Meet the authors, April 22 and 25, and read our book reviews.

 Hop Culture Comes West 

It’s a beer-themed double header: an Oaklandish pop-up and a craft beer festival, April 20 and 22 in Oakland.
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 Tour Elegant Homes in
Piedmont and the Oakland HillsThis annual event benefits local at-risk children, April 27 & 28 in Oakland.
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 Grow Your Own
Medicinal Herbs and TeasExplore the possibilities, then do some hands-on planting, April 21 in Oakland.Read more
 What’s at Your Farmers’
Market this Week?We were tempted by this fresh fennel, and went into our magazine archives for this great collection of fennel recipes from the former Bay Wolf restaurant.
 Skip the Utensils
with Thrive Dining Find out how eating can be easier for people with medical issues thanks to a method now in use at local retirement communities.
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Sublime Sustainable Seafood

Slow Fish comes to the Bay Area.
April 14-16 in San Francisco. Read more

 It’s a Pie Party!

Niles Pie Company marks its fifth anniversary with an open house,
April 7 in Union City. Read more.

 Curious About Kombucha?

Learn the secrets to healthy probiotic drinks at Three Stone Hearth, April 14 in Berkeley. Read more.

 Are Wine & Weed a Perfect Match?

Writer Ella Buchan took an excursion with Cannabis Tours to find out. Read about her adventures in our current issue.

What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?

These luscious strawberries got us craving some strawberry shortcake.
Try our recipe: here

 Cooking Anything Food52 Style

Food52 adds to its series with a book on grilling. Read our review.

 Dine with the author of Big Hunger

Join Food Shift and Imperfect Produce for a meal with Andy Fisher, April 19 in
Alameda. Read more.

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 The Hunt is On!

The Moraga Farmers’ Market hosts a
children’s Easter Egg Hunt, April 1.
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 Kids: Make This Yummy Pie!

Learn to make tofu at Hodo Soy and then how to craft it into three tasty dishes. This hands-on class for kids ages 7-12 takes place Mar 31 in Oakland. Read more.

 Pickle Pizzazz 
Give your veggies new life and discover the secrets of Cha Cha pickles, Mar 31
in Berkeley. Read more.
 Give a Plant, Take a Plant

Find garden gems and share with others at this fun, free event, Mar 31 in Oakland. Read more.

What’s at Your Farmers’ Market
this Week?

We found fresh asparagus with thin or thick spears. Take your pick, and try this asparagus frittata made with spring onions and green garlic.

 Snatch Unused Growing Space
in Your Spring Garden!
In this month’s Gardener’s Notebook, learn how to get the most out of the extra space under and around your tomato, pepper, and squash plants.
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 Step up Your Gardening Game
at the BASIL Seed Swap The swap launches seed-saving campaign One Seed, One Community,
March 16 in Berkeley. Read more.
 New Date for the
Locavore’s Tour of Alameda 
Visit three unique spots with Slow Food members from around the Bay, March 17. Read more.

Make it a Cheese-Centric Weekend

Taste, tour, and discover at the Artisan Cheese Festival, March 23–25 in Santa Rosa.
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 Try Jacques Pepin’s Favorite Chicken and Vegetable Dishes

Read our book review and meet the legendary author on Apr 19 in Oakland.

Wine Know-How

Meet author Jon Bonné and celebrate his latest book on March 29 in Oakland.
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 What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

We found plenty of fresh baby spinach and used it in a Spinach and Rice Torta

 Curious About Okara?

This byproduct of tofu and soy milk is being transformed from food waste
into flour. Read our new story 
about Renewal Mill.

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