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

Monday August 20, 7–9pm
Intentional Vegetable Feast Summer Edition
Neyborly- Poet’s Corner
2043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Enjoy a Paleo-style seasonal pop-up dinner featuring organic, nutrient dense, and sustainably sourced ingredients. The summer feast’s featured vegetable is cucumber.
Cost: $50–$60. Tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intentional-vegetable-feast-summer-edition-tickets-47126558806

Sunday August 26, 11:30am–1:30pm
Hands-On Workshop:
Beeswax Reusable Cloth Food Wrap
Ecology Center Classroom
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Come learn to make a beeswax and cloth food wrap that can be used to keep foods fresh in or out of the fridge. Learn about materials that go into the wrap, and make one to take home. Cost: $7/$12 members/non-members. Note: This session may already be full, but let the Ecology Center know you’re interested so they’ll offer another.

Sunday September 2, noon–5pm
Harvest Wine Celebration
Various Livermore Valley wineries

Enjoy wine tasting, arts, crafts, and music at participating wineries. Cost: $40 advance; $45 same day. Info: lvwine.org

Saturday September 8, noon–4pm
Garin Apple Festival
Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Ave, Hayward

Celebrate the apple harvest in an antique apple orchard with heritage varieties you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy tastings, apple cider pressing, hand-cranking ice cream, music, dancing, crafts, and old-fashioned games. Info: 888.EBPARKS or ebparks.org

Saturday September 8, 1–6pm
Sixth Annual MariLark Tomato Tasting
515 Woodmont Ave, Berkeley

Read the story here.
Please RSVP: charlie(a)marilark.com

Saturday September 8, 2–4pm
Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series
The Plant Exchange at Ability Now Bay Area
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland

Learn about using natural pest management in your urban garden. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 same day. Info: theplantexchange.com or
connect(at)theplantexchange.com

Saturday September 8, 2–5pm
Fall Release Party
Donkey & Goat Winery, 1340 5th St, Berkeley

Celebrate the release of seven new wines with wine tasting, live music, and wine-friendly snacks from Reem’s. Cost: $30. Info: donkeyandgoat.com

Sunday September 9, 10am–noon
Making Traditional Miso
Preserved, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn the basics of making traditional miso paste from cooked soy beans, koji, and salt, and take home a jar to ferment. Led by Mariko Grady, founder of Aedan. Cost: $55. Info: preservedgoods.com

Tuesday–Thursday, September 11–13, 9am–9pm
National Heirloom Exposition
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa

A showcase of ideas and products related to natural food, gardening, seed saving, and sustainability. Tickets: $15 single day or $30 for a three-day pass; free for kids. Info: theheirloomexpo.com

Thursday September 13, 6–8pm
Healthful Home Fermentation: Kombucha & More
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Learn to make kombucha safely at home, sample various flavors, and take home a SCOBY and some starter to create your own brew. Cost: $25. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Friday–Sunday, September 14–16 (Friday 3–10pm, Saturday 11am–10pm, Sunday 11am–6pm)
Eat Real Festival
Jack London Square, Oakland

A street-food celebration with affordable offerings made from regionally sourced, sustainably produced ingredients. Now in its 10th year, this event is the premier educational program of the nonprofit Food Craft Institute. Volunteers needed. Admission is free. Info: eatrealfest.com

Saturday September 15, 2–4 pm
Big Gardens in Small Spaces: Container Gardening
San Leandro Public Library, 1241 Manor Blvd

Learn to maximize the food you can grow in a small space by maintaining soil fertility, choosing the best plants for containers, and rotating crops. Free. Info: Search: “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Saturday September 15–Sunday September 23
Oakland Cocktail Week
in Oakland, Emeryville, and Alameda

Celebrate Oakland’s unique cocktail heritage and community. Find $10 cocktails inspired by Oakland at participating venues. Special ticketed events benefit nonprofit ROC the Bay. Info: oaklandcocktailweek.com

Saturday September 15, noon–5pm
Sample the Sierra
Bijou Community Park, South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy scrumptious samples by local chefs/restaurants working with ingredients from nearby growers/producers, all craftily paired with appropriate local wines and brews. Festival marketplace showcases locally made goods, and the Sierra Chefs Challenge features three regional chefs cooking with locally sourced ingredients. Festivities for the whole family include farm tours, music, live entertainment, and art. Cost: $45 for full tasting. Info: samplethesierra.com

Sunday September 16, noon–6pm
Picnic with Market Hall at the Rockridge Out & About Street Festival
Rockridge Market Hall at College & Shafter, Oakland

There’s plenty to savor at this favorite annual Rockridge celebration. Market Hall Merchants provide delicious foods, tastings, and demos. Bring the whole family to enjoy live music, a prize wheel, and a photo booth. Free. Info: 510.250.6001 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Friday, September 21, 5:30–9:30pm
Comedy in the Cellar
Dashe Cellars, 55 4th St, Oakland

Start this weekend with a fun twist as Dashe Cellars becomes a one-night comedy club. Cost: $30 includes the show and a glass of wine. Food available for purchase. Info: dashecellars.com

Saturday September 22, 11am–3:30pm
Art in the Nursery
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery, 1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley

Meet local artists and enjoy live music in a lovely garden setting. Artworks and garden supplies available for purchase. Info: berkeleyhort.com

Saturday September 22, 11am–4pm
Honey & Harvest Tasting
BioFuel Oasis, 1441 Ashby Ave, Berkeley

Enjoy an afternoon of free urban farming workshops and vote on the best East Bay honey. Kids welcome. Free. Info: Biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Saturday September 22, noon–1pm
Lake Merritt Trials Garden Workshops
666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland

Alameda County Master Gardeners lead a free workshop on cool-weather gardening.  Info: acmg.ucanr.edu

Sunday September 23, 9am–noon
Backyard Beekeeping
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn all you need to know to have a Langstroth backyard beehive—how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, and how to upkeep the hive. Sample local honey.  Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday September 23, 10am–noon
Canning Tomatoes
Preserved, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn to can tomatoes safely and effectively in this hands-on workshop with Preserved owner Elizabeth Vecchiarelli. Cost: $55.
Info: preservedgoods.com

Sunday September 23, 7–9pm
Poultry Butchery Class
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn about the anatomy of birds as you butcher two chickens to take home along with all the meat, bones, and skin. Discussion includes the best way to butcher chicken, turkey, and small birds for different cooking methods. Cost: $90. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday September 29, 10am–noon
Perennial Edible Gardening
Davis Park Community Garden
1655 Folsom Ave, San Pablo

Learn about different types of perennials, when and how to plant, propagation, and maintenance. Free. Info: Search: “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Saturday & Sunday, September 29 and 30, 11am–6pm
Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
MacArthur Blvd at Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Family-friendly craft beer festival features breweries, wineries, a homebrew competition, vendors, and entertainment. Daily cost: $20 includes festival tasting stein and four 12-ounce craft beer pours. Info: oaktoberfest.org

Sunday September 30, schedule TBA
Piedmont Harvest Festival
Piedmont Park, 711 Highland Ave, Piedmont

Submit your kitchen creations to the edibles contest at this annual festival featuring a farmers’ market, poster contest, carnival, art and scarecrow exhibits, jazz show, and more. Info: piedmontharvestfestival.org

Friday October 5, 6–9pm (artists opening reception) and daily October 6–28
32nd Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts
Emeryville location TBA

A gala public reception with the artists kicks off the Exhibition, which features works by Emeryville-based artists and craftspeople. All works on exhibit are for sale. Free admission to exhibition and opening reception. Info: 510.652.6122 or EmeryArts.org

Saturday October 6, 10am–noon
Worms: Your Hardest-Working Pet
Wanlass Park (corner of San Pablo Ave & Rivers St.),
San Pablo

Learn the benefits and uses of worm compost. Find out how to set up a bin, harvest, and best uses for this garden fertilizer. Free. Info: Search: “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Saturday October 6, 2–4pm
Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with more than 600 Step-by-Step Photos
Market Hall Foods Rockridge, 5655 College Ave, Oakland

Meet awarding-winning author Rose Levy Beranbaum and celebrate her newest book. Enjoy recipe samples and ingredient tastings. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6001 or rockridgemakethall.com

Saturday October 6, 3–6pm
Homestead Holiday Gift-making Party: Salts, Scrubs, Salves, and Slathers
Institute of Urban Homesteading, location TBA

Learn to make beautiful natural body care products, including bath salts, a facial scrub, and
a healing salve. Everyone takes home goodies.  Cost: $40–80 sliding scale plus $15 supply fee.
Info and registration: Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, 10am–5pm
17th Annual Olive Festival
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Olive Grove Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont

Presented by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce, this family friendly fest includes food, wine, live music and dance, and kids’ activities. Shop for olive oil and olive wood products, specialty foods, and honey. Free admission. Info: msjchamber.org/events/olive-festival

Each Saturday & Sunday, October 6–28, 11am–3pm
Harvest Festival
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Harvest fun with apple fishing, live music, farm animals, pumpkins, scarecrows, cornstalks, local vendors, and info about fall planting.
Info: orchardnursery.com or 925.284.4474

Saturday October 13, 10am–4pm
Ardenwood Farm Harvest Festival
34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont

Harvest Indian corn and popcorn, and enjoy magic shows, cider pressing, and historic crafts. Ride a narrow-gauge train, visit the pumpkin patch, and tour the old farmhouse. Bring bags for carrying home your harvest. Cost: $10/adult, $8/senior (62+), $6/child (4–17 yrs), free under 4 years. Purchase advance tickets at the farm or at
ebparks.org. Free parking.

Saturday October 13, 1–2pm
Happy Harvest
Tilden Nature Area
North end of Central Park Dr, Berkeley

Celebrate the season by visiting the garden and tasting the fall bounty. Make leaf prints and nature gifts to take home. Info: ebparks.org

Saturday October 13, 3pm
Annual Harvest Party
Donkey & Goat Winery, 1340 5th St, Berkeley

Celebrate the new vintage under way, and the many in the cellar, with live music and acclaimed chefs preparing the harvest feast. Limited to 100 guests. Cost: TBA. Info: donkeyandgoat.com.

Saturday October 13, 11am–3pm
East Bay Waldorf School Harvest Fair
3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante

Games, live music, wholesome food, crafts, vendors, theatrics, marionette puppet shows, and much more. Admission is free. Game tickets, food, and wares for sale. Info: eastbaywaldorf.org

Thursday October 18, 10–11:30am
Thrillers, Fillers, & Spillers: Container Gardening for Fall
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn to care for fall flowers as we head into the colder months. In case of rain, demo will be in the Atrium. Free. Please RSVP: orchardnursery.com

Thursday October 18, 6– 8pm
Green Your Holidays
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Minimize holiday excess and waste through earth-friendly gift-giving and creative methods of boxing and wrapping. Cost: $25. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Saturday October 20, 11am–4pm
The 5th Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley

Celebrate the local fibershed as fiber artists share beautiful homegrown and handmade items. Enjoy an indigo-dyeing demo plus food and music. Free admission. Info: berkeleyhort.com

Wednesday October 24, 5:30–7:30pm
Julia Ross – The Craving Cure
Bauman College
1007 University Ave, Berkeley

Julia Ross discusses her new book, The Craving Cure, in which she proposes the use of specific, brain-targeted amino acids to defend our appetite-regulating systems from the assault of highly addictive, ultra-processed foods or “techno-karbz.” Cost: $60 (general admission); $100 (VIP). Info and tickets: baumancollege.org/events

Saturday November 3, 10am–noon
Propagating Plants
Davis Park Community Garden
1655 Folsom Ave, San Pablo

Come learn about propagation by cuttings, division, and seed, and find out how to re-grow veggies and fruits. Free. Info: Search: “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Friday November 9, 4–6pm
Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook
Market Hall Foods Rockridge
5655 College Ave, Oakland

In her latest book, Dorie Greenspan shares recipes she makes all the time, from nibbles and starters to soups, salads, main courses, and desserts. She is the author of 13 cookbooks and a five-time James Beard Foundation award winner. Meet Dorie, enjoy recipe samples, and get your books signed. No charge except for purchases. Info: rockridgemakethall.com

Friday November 9, 7–10pm
Homestead Holiday Gift-Making Party: Infused Vinegars, Oils, and Honey
Institute of Urban Homesteading
location TBA

Make infused gifts of vinegar, oil, and honey, and get crafty with packaging and labels. Cost: $40–80 sliding scale plus $15 supply fee.
Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh(at)sparkybeegirl.com

Saturday November 10, 5–8pm
& Sunday November 11, 1–4pm
10th Annual Paella Fiesta
Dashe Cellars, 55 4th St, Oakland

Spanish guitar and live Flamenco dancers are part of this evening with incredible food and a chance to sample each Dashe Cellars wine including the current releases and several hand-selected barrels showcasing the upcoming vintage. Pick your favorite wine to pair with Gerard Nebesky’s famous paella.
Info: dashecellars.com

Sunday November 11, 7–9pm
Holiday Cooking Class
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Join the Local Butcher Shop butchers and chefs to learn how to roast a turkey and a rib roast to perfection. Class includes purchasing tips, various cooking methods, and how to season, tie, and cut (or carve). Each participant goes home with a four-pound rib roast. Cost: $150.
Info: thelocalbutchershop.com