Upcoming Edible Events

Our online events calendar is a free service. Events should be local, or within driving distance of the Bay Area, and be relevant to our local food mission at Edible East Bay. More information: here

Upcoming Events

Thursday–Sunday December 6–9, 11am–4pm
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Julia Morgan Hall, UC Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley

Find beautiful, unique handcrafted gifts by local vendors and from the Garden. Proceeds from holiday purchases directly benefit the Botanical Garden. Free. Info: botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu or 510.642.7082

Friday Dec 7, 6-9pm       
Local Makers Celebration with the band Radiokeys
Donkey & Goat Winery, 1340 5th St, Berkeley

Celebrate local makers with live music and local artists displaying their creations. Special wines available by the glass or bottle and local noshes available for purchase. No charge for admission. Info: donkeyandgoat.com

Saturday December 8, 10am–noon
Gift Making: Herbal Syrups
Preserved, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn to make herbal syrups from fresh or dried botanicals, including immune-boosting elderberry syrup. Take home a recipe guide and several bottles of syrups for gift giving. Cost: $75. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Saturday December 8, 6–9pm
Niles Pie Holiday Party
32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Come enjoy pot pies, festive salads, live music, and special deals on pie clubs. Bring your own wine. Prices are à la carte. Info: nilespie.com

Saturday December 8 & 22, 3–4pm
Hot Apple Cider
Tilden Nature Area, north end of Central Park Dr, Berkeley

Learn to press fresh apples into a delicious drink. Free. Info: ebparks.org

Saturday December 8, 15, & 22, 10am–3pm
Berkeley Farmers’ Market Winter Crafts Fair
Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St at MLK Jr Way (one block from BART)

Shop for hand-crafted items made by Bay Area artists and artisans at this annual benefit for the Ecology Center. Offerings include jewelry, kitchenware, wool clothing, wooden bowls, and much more. Enjoy delicious lunch options and the farmers’ market bounty of local, organic produce. Free admission. Info: 510.548.3333 or ecologycenter.org

Sunday December 9, 10am–noon
Gift Making: Herbal Hand Salves
Preserved, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn to make healing oil with nourishing herbs like comfrey, yarrow, calendula, and plantain leaf. Then blend these herbal oils with beeswax and essential oils to create several tins of healing salves. Cost: $75. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Sunday December 9, noon–2pm
Holiday Baking: Marshmallows!
Niles Pie Company, 32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd,
Ste 960, Union City

Learn to make a variety of marshmallows, and go home with treats, recipes, and gift ideas. Ages 12 and over (kids must come with an adult). Cost: $80. Info and registration: nilespie.com

Saturday & Sunday December 15 & 16, noon–4pm
Institute of Urban Homesteading Winter Open House
Berkeley location TBA

Taste, chat, and support the local economy while shopping for handcrafted goodies at extremely affordable prices. Homemade jam, mustard, shrubs, cordials, seeds, and more. Info: iuh(at)sparkybeegirl.com

Saturday & Sunday December 22 & 23, 10am–5pm
Craneway Crafts Fair
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond Marina,
1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond

This juried crafts fair, showcasing affordable and handmade art and crafts from over 200 exhibitors, benefits KPFA 94.1 FM public radio. Locally made food and live music add to the experience. Admission: $12; $8 for seniors and people with disabilities. Free for ages 17 and under. Info: cranewaycraftsfair.com

Sunday December 30, 10:30am–12:30pm
Almost New Year’s Resolution: Weed Warriors Unite
Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave, Alameda

Help Crab Cove’s native plant and butterfly gardens and beautify the landscape by pulling out noxious weeds. Snacks, hot cider, and tools provided. Steady rain cancels. Free. Info: ebparks.org or 510.544.3187

Sunday January 6, 1–4pm
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning
Backyard location in Berkeley TBA

Learn about purchasing good trees, pruning in youth, ongoing pruning, and natural approaches to common disease and insect issues. Participants can practice with instructor supervision. Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Thursday January 10, 11am–noon
Houseplants 101
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn about Orchard’s favorite indoor plants including air purifying, low-maintenance, and low-light varieties. Bring your houseplant-related questions. Free, but space is limited. RSVP: lauren@orchardnursery.com Info: orchardnursery.com

Sunday January 13, 1–3pm
Mending Matters
Berkeley Rose Waldorf Sch, 2515 Hillegass Ave, Berkeley

Beginners learn the basics and continuing menders hone their skills and add new stitches to their repertoire. Bring a beloved item of clothing that needs to be mended. Cost: $35. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Thursday January 24, 11am–noon
DIY Terrarium Workshop
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Create your own terrarium and learn to keep it lush and green. Cost: $40 including materials. RSVP to Lauren at 925.284.4474 ext.134 to reserve a space. Info: orchardnursery.com

Saturday January 26, 10am–noon
Gardening 101
Wanlass Park @ San Pablo Ave & Rivers St, San Pablo

Come learn the basics about terminology, plants, healthy soil building, transplanting and plant choice by season, seeds vs. starts, non-toxic pest control, and reuse in the garden. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Sunday January 27, 2–4pm
Winter Fruit Tree Care: Pruning, Soil, Pests, and Disease
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Join horticulturalist John Valenzuela to learn about structural pruning, cultural practices and fertilization, and basic design principles. Cost: $40. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Saturday February 2, 10am–noon
Sustainable Practices for Water-Wise Gardening
Davis Park Community Garden,
1655 Folsom Ave, San Pablo

Come learn about permaculture and sustainable techniques for your home garden, like sheet-mulching, compost and mulch, bio-intensive edible gardening, hydrozoning, using recycled water, drip irrigation, and native plants. Free. Info: Search“CompostGal”  on Facebook.

Saturday February 2, 1–3pm
Book Event with Nik Sharma
Market Hall Foods Rockridge,
5655 College Ave, Oakland

Taste recipes and ingredients and get a signed copy of Nik Sharma’s first book, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food. Nik writes the blog A Brown Table as well as a food column in the San Francisco Chronicle. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6001 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Saturday February 9, 10:30am–12:30pm
Jump-Start Your Bay Area Vegetable Garden with Pam Peirce
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Chronicle garden columnist Pam Peirce talks about how to arrange crops, the secrets to year-round harvest, understanding microclimates, and best crops and varieties for our area. Bring your questions. Handouts and a light snack included. Cost: $35. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Saturday February 9, 1–3pm
Celebrating Alice Medrich and Bay Area Chocolatiers and Confectioners
Market Hall Foods on 4th, 1786 4th St, Berkeley

At the annual event For the Love of Chocolate: Valentine’s Celebration and Chocolate Tastings, you’ll enjoy free samples from Bay Area chocolatiers and get tips for Valentine’s Day entertaining. Watch a demo by Alice Medrich, sample cheese and chocolate pairings, and find gifts and specialty baking ingredients. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6004 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Sunday February 10, 9–11am
The Art of Handmade Soba Noodles
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Sonoko Sakai leads this workshop on how to make and serve traditional hand-rolled and hand-cut Nihachi-style soba using a blend of fresh stone-ground buckwheat and wheat flours. Prepare and taste the soba as a salad and in a hot broth. Students take home a batch of fresh noodles. Cost: $125. Info: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Sunday February 10, 10am–1pm
Everything You Need to Know about Backyard Chickens
Berkeley location (address shared with registered participants)

Learn the basics about keeping chickens, from setting up a brooder for baby chicks to the essentials of water, feed, and coop requirements. Find out about planning your coop, protecting against predators, winter-time care, best breeds, nutrition, and optimum egg production Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509