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Mercado Latinx Pops Up in Jack London Square

  Artisans from Mercado Latinx join farmers, makers, and crafters for a pop-up at the Jack London Square Farmers Market. CUESA welcomes 27 local Latinx artists, chefs, designers, and crafters to the market. Come shop for an assortment of holiday gifts along with farm-fresh market produce. Info: here   Sunday December 16, 10am–3pm Jack London Square Farmers…

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Winter Open House at Buena Vista Wood

  You’ll find an enticing selection of affordable handcrafted goodies at this convivial open house, held this year at Buena Vista Wood, a rare brick home built in 1936 with exquisite redwood detailing and expansive views of the Bay. Among the many items for sale are homemade jams, mustards, shrubs, cordials, seeds, vinegar pickles, dried…

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How to Donate Food from Catered Events

  At this time of year, holiday festivities abound—and with them an abundance of food, sometimes more than guests can eat. If you’re hosting a catered event at home or work, plan ahead for the donation of any trays of extra food with these tips from StopFoodWaste.org.   At least a few days before the event,…

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Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Edible East Bay Cover Artists’ Works at UC Botanical Garden Pop-Up     Gorgeous gift items created by Edible East Bay cover artists Rigel Stuhmiller and Helen Krayenhoff are among the offerings at the UC Botanical Garden’s annual holiday pop-up market. It’s a great place to find unusual handmade gifts created by area artists and businesses.…

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Crazy for Crafts?

    Finding holiday gifts can be a fun adventure when you combine it with a visit to the farmers’ market! For the next three Saturdays, the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market hosts the Ecology Center’s Winter Crafts Fair right alongside the booths where farmers sell their fresh seasonal produce. Come meet local artists who make…

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Donate a Box!

It’s a win-win to give the gift of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables from a local farm. A great way to do this is with a produce box or holiday basket through a local CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm. One option is Farm Fresh to You, which runs a CSA program with its farm Capay Organic and…

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Bondolio Olive Farm Welcomes Rolando Beramendi

  Enjoy an authentic Italian experience as you meet Rolando Beramendi, author of Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way, at Bondolio Olive Farm and Mill. Beramendi, the founder of Manicaretti Italian Food Importers, will sign copies of his book and talk about artisan Italian ingredients and foodways. Visitors can tour the olive mill, purchase pizzas…

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Shop Your Community: Check Out Your Local Farmers’ Markets!

    Here’s a fun outdoor alternative to online shopping: Stroll through your local farmers’ market and enjoy the bustling energy and good spirits. Peruse the offerings and sample locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs, nuts, jams, honey, and olive oils. Our East Bay markets are bursting with wonderful foods, handmade products, and special holiday items…

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Food Shift Marks Seven Years

  Join Food Shift for a celebration and fundraiser at Encuentro in Jack London Square. Guests will hear about Food Shift’s new catering program and be part of a conversation with activist Joanna Macy about the times we’re in and the impact of Food Shift’s work to reduce food waste. Take home small-batch food products like…

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Carrot Top Salsa Verde with Roasted Root Vegetables

Perfect for a winter day, this side dish pairs starchy roasted root veggies with a savory fresh herb sauce made from the carrot tops, adding a new dimension of flavor and making use of the whole vegetable.   Salsa Verde   3 tablespoons capers, drained 2 whole cloves garlic, peeled 5 anchovy fillets (optional) Tops…

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