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 Stomp Till Your Feet are Purple

Enjoy local wine, food, and grape stomping at the Capay Crush, Sept 16. Read more.
 Rockridge is Rockin’!

It’s time for the Out & About Street Fest and Rockridge Kitchen Tours,
Sept 17 & 24. Read more.
Vegetable Kugel for the
Jewish High Holidays

Try this savory dish and traditional favorites from Market Hall Foods.
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 Learn to Make Kimchi 
at Pollinate Farm & Garden


Sonoko Sakai shows how to prepare three variations on this popular Korean staple, Sept 21. Read more

 

Deaf Chefs Compete 

Read our story about culinary education and a Modernist Caprese Salad
at the California School for the Deaf.

 

 The Endlessly Versatile
Sweet Potato

 Meet the author at Omnivore Books on
Sept 21, and read our book review.
 Savor the Region’s
Best Street Food 

Eat Real serves up memorable bites and good times at Jack London Square,
Sept 22-24. Read more.
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 Try a Berkeley Tie-Dye

 
Sample lots of tomatoes at Berkeley Hort and vote for your faves, Sept 9.
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 Just Peachy!


Make the most of the last stone fruit with tips from StopWaste. Read more.

 Knit, Purl, and Dye!


Join Helen Krayenhoff for a two-session adventure in natural dyeing and knitting.Read more.

 From Our Cover Artist

 
Helen Krayenhoff shares her thoughts on light, color, and nature. Read more.

 Melt into the SF Cheese Fest

 
Sample cheese, sip wine, and meet cheesemakers from around the state,
Sept 16. Read more.

 Reinvent the Public Commons


Learn, garden, and make art at this family-friendly festival in Oakland, Sept 16.
Read more.

Culinary Thrills Around Tahoe


Explore the region at two Sierra food & wine events, Sept 8-10 & Sept 16.
Read more.

On the Road in
the Sierra Nevada 

A book to carry along if you are heading to the mountains. Read our review.

 

 

Get in the Spirits

Edible Marin & Wine Country hosts an artisan cocktail and food pairing event in Sonoma, Sept 9. It’s part of the Edible Communities national Good Spirits tour. Read more.

 

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Out of care and concern for  guests, volunteers and winery staff, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 36th annual Harvest Wine Celebration scheduled for Sunday, September 3 at Las Positas College in Livermore. Read more.
 

 On Wine Grapes and Honey


 Blessing of the grapes and other seasonal harvest adventures.
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 Fighting for Real Cheese

Read our book review, and meet
the authors at Berkeley’s
Cheese Board Collective, Sept 5.
 Perk Up Your Plants with Coffee Grounds

This garden amendment is free
and easy to get. Read more.

 Noodle Soup Epiphanies

Chef Nite Yun offers Cambodian dishes in the Emeryville Public Market. Read our story by writer Sarah Henry.
 Happy Acre Farm Seeks Harvest Help

Try your hand at harvesting on an organic farm in Sunol. Rewards include hourly pay plus a share of the produce. Read more.

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Local Art in Bloom at Berkeley Hort

Enjoy art, plants, food, and music at this favorite Berkeley nursery, Aug 26. Read more.

 Apply Now for
Healthy Soils Program GrantsFunding available for California farmers and ranchers. Read more.

 Honey Harvest on the Roof
Watch how it’s done at Alameda Natural Grocery, Aug 24. Read more.
 Fresh Off the Vine

Taste tomatoes at Berkeley’s MariLark Farms, Aug 26. Read more.

 Family Fun at
Rockridge Market HallA 30th anniversary celebration features games, prizes, and cupcake decorating, Aug 26. Read more.
 Thrive Dining Offers
Utensil-Free Meals for Seniors
Public tastings and demos are coming up in the East Bay. Read more.
 Equal Opportunity
Cooking and Eating
Cookbooks can make meal prep easier for people with developmental challenges. Read our book reviews.
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 Scandinavian Dining on the Roof

A pop-up rooftop meal in Berkeley features New Nordic cuisine with a West Coast spin, Aug 13.  Read more.

 Fire up the Grill!

These Mini Fish Tacos and Barbecue Steak Tacos are so delicious. Recipes from local tortilla maker, Mi Rancho.
Read more.

 Going Co-op at Niles Pie 

Come celebrate as a beloved Union City pie shop becomes a worker-owner cooperative, Aug 12. Read more.

 An Uber for Home-Cooked Food?
 
Read our op-ed by Christina Oatfield of the Sustainable Economies Law Center.
 Crumbly, Baked Goodness

Baking bread can be easier than you
think, and you might be surprised by the delicious results.
Read our book review here.

 Cutting Food Waste
in Corporate CafeteriasChefs and managers step up
to the plate.  Read more.
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 Summer Cocktails at
Jack London Square

Indulge in seasonal drinks made
with farmers’ market produce,
Aug 2 in Oakland. Read more.

 A Peachy Tour at
Frog Hollow Farm

Meet Farmer Al, sample stone fruits,
and learn how the farm operates,
Aug 4 in Brentwood. Read more.

 Parsley, Sage,
Rosemary, and Thyme

Meet author and herbalist Brittany Wood Nickerson on July 29 in San Francisco, and read our book review.

 Brunch Is On the House 

Rockridge Market Hall welcomes the public to a tasty 30th anniversary gathering, July 30. Read more.

 Try Your Hand at
Homesteading Arts

Class offerings range from tomato canning to soapmaking, July 29–Aug 1.
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 Gardener’s Notebook

Learn how to lay the groundwork for healthier soil with sheet mulching.
Read more.

 Food, Wine, & Ballet

Here’s a tasty way to support the Diablo Ballet. Aug 10 event in Walnut Creek. Read more

Meet the authors of
Flavors of Oakland 

Hear their stories and sample recipes from the book, Aug 5 In Oakland. Read more.
  

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 Enjoy a Slice of Heaven . . .

July 22, taste the summer’s best
at the 10th Annual
Capay Tomato Festival . . . Read more

 . . . and Keep Cool at the Tomato Fest

. . .and enjoy a Fairyella Ice Pop made with Capay Organic produce. 

 

 Find New Ways to Wellness

Learn how to improve your nutrition and energy. Free series taught by Bauman College students in Oakland, beginning July 22. Read more.

 Delight in a
Festive Outdoor Gallery 

Alden Lane Nursery hosts Art Under the Oaks, July 15 &16 in Livermore.
Read more.

 Indulge in a Sundae on Sunday!

Fentons celebrates its anniversary and National Ice Cream Day with delicious discounts, July 16. Read more.

 Cold & Sweet!


 
Summertime is ice cream time, writ large!Read our book reviews here.

 Explore the Food and Wine
of Livermore Valley

Treat yourself to pairings, demos,
and tours at Taste our Terroir,
July 20–23. Read more.

 In Remembrance: Nigel Walker

Organic farmer Nigel Walker took an unconventional approach to raising chickens. Read more.

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 Jam On at
Jack London Square
Bring the family to this fun farmers’ market party and enter your goodies
in the jam-making and baking
contests,July 9. Read more.
 A No-Nuts, No-Lactose
Ice Cream Tour
 
Join up with this Rockridge tour company as they dish up a new ice cream tour for those with food allergies. Read more.
 Living the French
Country DreamRead our review of Georgeanne Brennan’s most recent cookbook . . .
 Fennel and Chicken
Braised with Lemon. . .  and try out a recipe from La Vie RusticRead more.
 Bastille Day at Market Hall


 
Celebrate Bastille Day with a tasting of 
French foods. Meet author Georgeanne Brennan, July 14. Read more.

 Become a Seed Saver

Learn the basics of seed saving in this free class in Richmond, July 12. Read more.

 Learn How to Say No to Plastics


 
Plastic Free July includes workshops, a tour, and clean-up events in Berkeley. Read more.

 Pick Up Your Dinner
from Food Shift
 
Enjoy a healthy dish while helping to reduce food waste, July 13. Read more.
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 Grill a Better Burger on July 4th 

Try the recipe and learn about the Conscious Kitchen’s pilot project for organic school lunches in West Contra Costa County.
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 Make it a Peachy
Independence DayAdd a sweet touch to
your holiday barbecue with
Grilled Summer Peaches.
 It’s the Cheese (Counter)!

Enjoy sampling and mozzarella making
at Rockridge Market Hall. June 30.
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 Books to Bring More Burger Bliss

Get creative with your burgers and condiments this holiday weekend.
Read our book reviews.

Treat Your Eyes to a Pomegranate Feast

Art by Margo Rivera-Weiss is featured in a solo show at Oakland’s Ba-Bite. Read more

 

 Food Shift Seeks
a Full-time AssociateNonprofit hiring new staff member for operations and development work.
Read more.
 Over the Strawberry Moon

Sip a summertime treat from Oakland’s Super Juiced. Try the recipe at home.

 

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Join Edible East Bay at the
O2AA Artisans Crafts Faire

Party in West Oakland with local artisans and music by Rupa and the April Fishes,
June 17. Read more
Stroll through a
Sublime Sculpture Garden 
Meet the artists and enjoy good food and music at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.
Walnut Creek, June 17. Read more.
 Gardener’s Notebook:Touch-Up
Pruning for 
Lemon Tree Health
Learn how to strengthen your citrus trees with summer pruning. Read more.
 

 Join Food First for a Book Launch

Meet the authors and hear
them discuss land justice.
Berkeley, June 22.
Read more.


 Chefs Play with Clay and Food
Watch three chefs in an unusual competition featuring food, pottery, and design. Richmond, June 18.  Read more
 Meet Chef Samin Nosrat at
Berkeley’s Local Butcher Shop
Get a signed copy of her book, and sample kefta kebabs with yogurt sauce, June 16. Read more.
 Peachy Paradise

Feast on organic stone fruit at a Central Valley jubilee, June 24. Read more.
 Want to Be a DIY Dairy Queen?

Learn to make exceptional butter
and yogurt at Three Stone Hearth.
Berkeley, June 27. Read more.
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