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

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Sprouts Cooking Club Summer Camps
East Bay and San Francisco sites

Kids visit restaurants and farms, cook with professional chefs, learn knife and safety skills, and taste new creations each day. Campers are ages 7–13. Info and registration: sproutscookingclub.org

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COOK! Programs Summer Camps
6270 Overland Ave, Emeryville

Kids and teens ages 9–18 get chef-guided, hands-on cooking experience in a commercial kitchen. Info: pauldingandco.com or 510.851.1248

Sunday May 19, 2–3:30pm
Big Gardens in Small Spaces
Castro Valley Public Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave

Even without a lot of space, you can grow food. Learn about maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens, and crop rotation. Free.
Info: Search: “CompostGal”on Facebook.

Saturday May 25 and June 1, 9am–noon
Vallejo Resilient Neighborhoods Project
Vallejo location TBA

Transform local neighborhoods through hands-on workshops. Learn to install laundry-to-landscape greywater systems, bioswales, waterwise edible landscapes, and green shade features using permaculture design and biomimicry. Free. Info and registration: sustainablesolano.com

Saturday May 25, 2–5pm
Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
Berkeley backyard location TBA

Learn about purchasing good trees, pruning in youth, ongoing pruning, and natural approaches to disease and insect issues. Practice on a variety of trees. Cost: $40. Info: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday May 26, 2–4pm
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Workshop
Abrams Claghorn Shop, 1251 Solano Ave, Albany

Make your own natural, sustainable cleaning supplies to take home: a citrus-infused multipurpose cleaner, a scrubbing cleanser, and t-shirt cleaning rags. Cost: $30. Info and registration: ecologycenter.org

Sunday May 26, 5:30–7:30pm
Making Jam
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Cookbook author Rachel Saunders demonstrates how to make jam using early summer fruits. Attendees take home two jars of seasonal jam. Cost: $50. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Tuesday May 28, 6:30–8:30pm
Brewing Kombucha
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Join Preserved owner Elizabeth Vecchiarelli to taste and brew kombucha tea. Prepare your own flavor infusion from fruit, herbs, and spices, and bring home a SCOBY to start your own brewing process. Cost: $50. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Saturday June 1, 10am–noon
Gardening in Containers & Small Spaces
Pittsburg Environmental Center
2581 Harbor St, Pittsburg

Learn tips and tricks for successful growing in containers and other confined areas. Cost: $15.
Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Saturday June 1, 8, & 15, 11am–6pm
Woodworking Toward Self Reliance
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

In this three-part workshop with Pollinate Farm & Garden and the Oakland nonprofit Frailty Myths, participants learn about basic power tools, outdoor furniture design, and the principles of self- and community-reliance. Frailty Myths empowers women, trans, and gender non-conforming folks through community building and education in hands-on skills. Applicants should plan to attend all three workshops. Open to women, trans, and gender non-conforming folks with priority given to those from marginalized communities. Lunch included. Cost: Free with suggested donation of $100. Info and application: frailtymyths.org/pollinate

Saturday June 1, 22, & July 13, 11am–12:30pm
Stone Garden Apiary Tour

Fremont LEAF C.R. Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave near Mission Blvd, Fremont
Learn about native bees and taste honey. Gear up in a bee suit to tour the apiary and hold a frame full of bees. Cost: $25 non-members; $15 members. Info and registration: ElaineFremontLeaf(at)gmail.com

Saturday June 1, 3–5:30pm
Keeping Your Bee Hive Healthy
Berkeley backyard location TBA

Learn about treating for viruses, lowering mite levels, and keeping bees thriving. Instructor demonstrates detection and preventative measures including the sugar roll test, organic treatment methods, and broodless periods/splitting your hive. Cost: $35.
Info: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday June 2, 1–2:30pm
Basic Sewing 101
Fremont LEAF C.R. Stone Garden
55 Mowry Ave near Mission Blvd, Fremont

Learn basic mending techniques for patching, hemming, and sewing buttons. Make and take home a garden tool holder from recycled jeans. Cost: $5 non-members. Free for members. Info and registration: ElaineFremontLeaf(at)gmail.com

Sunday June 2, noon–4:30pm
Wine and Wags
Various Livermore Valley wineries

Bring your friendly dog (on a leash) for a day of fun in wine country. Local animal rescues partner with wineries to promote pet adoptions. Cost: $30 in advance. Includes two tastes at each winery. Tickets and info: lvwine.org

Sunday June 2, 6–9pm
Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue, Berkeley

Learn what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive—how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, and how to keep your bees healthy. There will be local honey to try. Cost: $40. Info: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday June 2, 7–9pm
Pâté and Terrine Class
The Local Butcher Shop,1600 Shattuck Ave
(enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Local Butcher Shop chefs demo and teach how to make three kinds of pâtés and terrines. Class includes a guided tasting, and each participant goes home with some pâté de campagne, poultry liver mousse, and pork terrine. Cost: $60. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Thursday–Sunday, June 6–9, 10am–4pm
WakamatsuFest150
Wakamatsu Farm, 941 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville

Come celebrate 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, cuisine, and arts on a historic landmark farm. Info and tickets: arconservancy.org/wakafest150

Saturday June 8, 1–3pm
Make Your Own Natural First Aid Kits
Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Join herbalist Maria del Carmen Cortez to make herbal first-aid remedies. Free. Info: oaklandlibrary.org or 510.482.7844

Saturday June 8, 3:30–4pm
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Tilden Park Nature Area,
N Central Park Dr, Berkeley

Learn to make delicious old-fashioned ice cream. Meet at the visitor’s center. Free. No registration needed. Info: 510.544.2233 or ebparks.org

Thursday June 13, 10–11am
DIY Kids’ Succulent Garden
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Make your own succulent container garden and learn about drought tolerant and easy-care plants. Great for kids ages 4 and up. Cost: $25. Space is limited; contact lauren(at)orchardnursery.com to reserve your spot.

Saturday June 15, 10:30am–noon
Native Beehive Class
Fremont LEAF C.R. Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave near Mission Blvd, Fremont

Learn about native bees, then customize and take home a native beehive made of recycled cans. Cost: $5 non-members. Free for members. Info and registration: ElaineFremontLeaf(at)gmail.com

Thursday June 20, 6–8pm
Curious About Cannabis?
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Learn about health benefits of cannabis products, THC vs. CBD, delivery systems, legalities, purchase options, and resources. Cost: $25. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Saturday June 22, 1–4pm
Sonoma Summer Soirée
SIMI Winery, 16275 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg

Edible East Bay, Edible Marin & Wine Country, Edible San Francisco join SIMI for this elegant event. Sip winery-exclusive wines, savor seasonal dishes, tour the cellars, and learn more about SIMI. Janet Fletcher, author of Wine Country Table (see review and excerpts on pages 9–12), gives a wine and cheese pairing presentation. Limited tickets available: $45 (includes cellar tour, wine tasting, and gourmet small bites). Purchase tickets by June 7. simiwinery.com/soiree

Saturday July 13, 2:30–4:30 pm
Chris Kresser: Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny
Bauman College
1007 University Ave, Berkeley

Clinician and educator Chris Kresser describes the interplay between our genome, environment, and genetic expression and shares key diet, lifestyle, and behavioral factors that determine our “healthspan.” Cost: $60 (general admission); $100 (VIP). Info and tickets: baumancollege.org/events

Saturday July 13, 1–3pm
4th Annual Bastille Day Soirée
Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave, Oakland

Celebrate the foods of France with all things délicieux, from cheese and charcuterie tastings to prize giveaways and special French offerings from Market Hall Bakery, Market Hall Foods, and Hapuku Fish Shop. Info: rockridgemarkethall.com

Saturday July 20, 3–11pm
Capay Tomato Festival
Capay Organic Farm
23808 State Highway 16, Capay

Taste heirloom and cherry tomatoes fresh from the fields and enjoy music, dancing, a tractor-tram tour of the farm, and camping in the orchards. Proceeds benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Nonprofit for Sustainable Agriculture. Info and tickets: farmfreshtoyou.com

Thursday–Sunday, July 25–28
Taste Our Terroir
Various Livermore Valley wineries

The Valley’s premiere food and wine event celebrates the region’s unique terroir. Festivities include a food and wine pairing competition, cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours, and more. Cost: varies by event. Tickets and info: lvwine.org

Sunday August 4, 7–9pm
Poultry Butchery Class
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn to butcher chicken, turkey, and small birds for different cooking methods. Each student butchers two chickens and takes home the meat, bones, and skin. Cost: $90. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Thursday August 8, time TBA
Curated Wine and Food Tasting
Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville

Join your Bay Area Edible Communities publications for this curated wine and food tasting event. Info: robertmondaviwinery.com

Saturday August 10, 10–11:30am
DIY Summer Herb Container Garden
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Create your own herb container garden and learn to keep it happy and healthy. Space is limited; contact lauren(at)orchardnursery.com to reserve your spot. Cost: $55.

Sunday August 11, 11am–12:30pm
Honey Harvesting
Fremont LEAF C.R. Stone Garden
55 Mowry Ave near Mission Blvd, Fremont

Process and take home a half-pint jar of honey from a honeycomb. Cost: $25 non-members. $15 members. Info and registration: ElaineFremontLeaf(at)gmail.com