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

Month of September
Cabernet Sauvignon Celebration
Concannon Vineyard,
4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore

This founding family of California cabernet sauvignon offers a two-part Cab Camp series, an afternoon with John Concannon, Sunday food truck pairings, and a Winemaker Dinner. Info: ConcannonVineyard.com

Wednesday September 20, 6–9 pm
9th Annual Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala
Hilton Concord
1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord

This gala event recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the region for their outstanding commitment to creating a healthy environment, economy, and community. Enjoy a festive evening including food, dessert, wine and beer,
live music, and a silent auction. Cost: $37.50–$50 (save by purchasing four tickets for the price of three). Tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-sustainability-awards-gala-registration-33795721914

Thursday September 21, 10 am–noon
Home Canning & Preserving
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Ctr, 315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Extend the bounty of summer into all seasons by learning to be a home-preserver. Cost: $20. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Friday–Sunday, September 22–24
Eat Real Festival
Jack London Square, Oakland

A street-food celebration with offerings made from regionally sourced, sustainably produced ingredients. This event is the premier educational program of the nonprofit Food Craft Institute. Volunteers needed. Admission is free; $8 or less for all street food served. Info: eatrealfest.com

Saturday September 23, 11am–12:30pm
Prepping Your Garden for Fall
Regan Nursery, 4268 Decoto Rd, Fremont

Learn techniques for transitioning or starting your fall garden: cool-weather edible crops, starting seeds, crop rotation, sheet mulching, and planting natives. All levels welcome. Free. Search “Compostgal” on Facebook.

Sunday September 24, 11am–3pm
Piedmont Harvest Festival
Piedmont Park, 711 Highland Ave, Piedmont

The festival features an edibles contest, art show, tri-school carnival, scarecrows made by children, jazz festival, organic farmers’ market, and more. Submit your jams, breads, pies, and other foods to the contest. Info: piedmontharvestfestival.org

Sunday September 24, 12:30–5:30pm
2017 Rockridge Kitchen Tour
College Avenue United Presbyterian Church
5951 College Ave, Oakland

This self-guided tour features nine exquisite kitchens. A wide variety of design styles and budgets cover innovative floor plans and uses of materials, transformations of larger spaces, and creative solutions for smaller ones. Proceeds support a range of community projects. Cost: $40. Info: Search “Rockridge Kitchen Tour” on Eventbrite.

Sunday September 24, 2–3:30pm
Seed Saving Workshop & Seed Swap
Newark Public Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave

Learn to retrieve, sort, and store seeds, and trade your seed heads, pods, fruit, etc. Please bring heirloom and/or open pollinated seed varieties. Free. Info: Search “Compostgal” on Facebook.

Sunday September 24, 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 30, 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 & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 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 October 1, 10am–6pm
Slow Money Farm Fest
Pie Ranch
2080 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero

The Farm Fest unites entrepreneurs, investors, and food activists and highlights connections between sustainable food, regenerative agriculture, and climate change. Learn about sustainable business projects through the Entrepreneur Showcase, and enjoy farm tours, a potluck lunch, tastings, and plenty of networking. Family friendly. Cost: $35. Info and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-money-farm-fest-2017-registration-36959389529?aff=ampmlt
Sunday October 1, 11:30am–4:30pm
8th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Wagner Ranch Nature Area
350 Camino Pablo, Orinda

Come spend a day at this beautiful historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve, open twice a year to the public. Enjoy olive oil tastings and cooking demos, nature-based arts and crafts, docent tours of the ranch, and pond and garden activities. Free. Info: https://fwrna.org/

Friday October 6, 6–9pm (artists opening reception) & daily October 7–29
31st Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts
Emeryville location TBA

A gala public reception with the artists kicks off the Exhibition, which features works by nearly 100 Emeryville-based artists and craftspeople, plus poetry readings and dance performances. Free admission to exhibition and opening reception. Info: 510.652.6122 or EmeryArts.org
Saturday October 7, 10am–1pm
Tapas Demo & Tasting with Chef Oscar Cabezas of Teleferic Barcelona
Diablo Valley College HSF Demo Kitchen
321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill

Join Chef Oscar Cabezas of Teleferic Barcelona in Walnut Creek on a tapas-tasting journey. Chef Cabezas answers common questions about tapas food culture and Spanish gastronomy. Cost: $25. Ages 18 and over. Info and registration: https://diablo.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/1008/public/1/sp/ or 925.969.4600

Saturday October 7, 10am–3pm
The 4th Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery,
1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley

Fiber artists share beautiful homegrown and handmade items. Enjoy a weaving demonstration on a rigid heddle loom plus food and music. Info: berkeleyhort.com

Saturday October 7, 11am–12:30pm
Adventures in Container Gardening
Regan Nursery, 4268 Decoto Rd, Fremont

Learn about maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens, and crop rotation. Start a garden or add on to maximize your existing garden. All levels welcome. Free. Info: Search “Compostgal” on Facebook.

Saturday October 7, 9am–3pm & Sunday October 8, noon–3pm
Merritt College Fall Plant Sale & Fair
12500 Campus Dr, Oakland

Lots of diverse heirloom vegetables, rare fruits, California natives (including wildflowers and edibles), Australian ornamentals, succulents, salvias, and plants you won’t find anywhere else. Food, music, tours, and ask-the-expert tables. Info: 510.436.2418 or merrittlandhort.com

Saturday & Sunday October 7 & 8,10am–5pm
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 to take 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 7, 11am–11pm (main festival) &
Sunday October 8 (some additional hands-on seminars)

Hoes Down Harvest Festival
Full Belly Farm, in Capay Valley between Guinda and Rumsey

This annual festival of rural living and local agriculture includes farm tours, arts and crafts, farm-fresh food, a seed swap, folk music, dancing, seminars, and hands-on workshops. Camping in the orchard is available for $30 per car. Admission cost: $25 online, $30 at the gate, $5 for kids 2–12. Info: hoesdown.org

Friday October 13, 7–9pm (Opening Party)
Halloween Art Party & Show
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden,
1223 Park St, Alameda

Julie’s hosts a show of handmade Halloween monster masks and mask-inspired photography by Bart D. Frescura. Show runs through November 6. Info: juliestea.com

Saturday October 14, 11am–3pm
East Bay Waldorf School
Harvest Fair
3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante

Enjoy 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

Saturday October 14, 11am–12:30pm & 2–3:30pm
Fruit Tasting Tour
Ruth Bancroft Garden,
1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek

Enjoy tasting a variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the garden. Curator Brian Kemble leads the garden walk. Cost: $30 members (please call the office to register); $35 general admission. Info: ruthbancroftgarden.org

Saturday October 14, 1–2pm
Happy Harvest
Tilden Nature Area, North end of Central Park Dr, Berkeley

Celebrate the season by collecting and tasting the garden’s fall bounty. Info: ebparks.org

Sunday October 15, 3pm
Annual Harvest Party
Donkey & Goat Winery,
1340 5th St, Berkeley

The biggest party of the year at Donkey & Goat is limited to 100 guests. Celebrate the new vintage underway and the many in the cellar with live music and chef Kosuke Tada (from Bistro Ordinaire, Le Paul Bert Paris, and too many Michelin star restaurants to list) preparing the harvest feast. Cost: $70. Info: donkeyandgoat.com.

Sunday October 22, 10am–5pm
East Bay Mini Maker Faire
Park Day School and Studio One Arts Center
360 42nd St, Oakland

This family-friendly event features rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique handmade crafts, music, local food, and educational workshops and installations. Cost: $17 adult, $13 kids 4–18, free for children 3 and under ($20 adult, $15 kids 4–18 at the door). Info: eastbay.makerfaire.com

Sunday October 22, 10am–1pm
Bee Medicine-Making with Honey, Beeswax, & Propolis
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn how to make an herbal honey, a salve with beeswax, and propolis tincture. Combine the bee products with common medicinal herbs like rose petals, rose hips, lavender, and calendula, and go home with a salve and herbal honey. Cost: $40 plus $15 materials fee. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509 

Sunday October 22, 1 pm
Plan Your Winter Veggie Garden
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley

Get expert advice on planning and planting for winter from Dan Lehrer of Flatland Flower Farm. Enjoy harvest time festivities, live music, and food. Info: berkeleyhort.com

Saturday October 28, noon–2pm
Rockridge Market Hall 30th Anniversary Harvest Celebration
5655 College Ave, Oakland

This festive autumnal party features fall flavors, spooky Halloween treats, and food artisans sampling their products. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6005 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Friday November 10, 7–9:30 pm
Infusion: Homestead Holiday Gift-Making Party
Institute of Urban Homesteading,
Berkeley location TBA

Learn the art of infusion, and make a variety of infused gifts including a vinegar, a liqueur, a flavored honey, and a lip balm. Cost: $40–75 sliding scale plus $15 supply fee. Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Sunday November 12, 10am–2pm
Fermentation: The Works
Institute of Urban Homesteading
Oakland location TBA

Make sauerkraut, kimchi and dill pickles, and learn how to “catch” a wild ginger beer bug and make healthy probiotic sodas and kombucha. Taste finished products, and discuss the health benefits of fermentation. Cost $50–90 sliding scale plus $15 supply fee. Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Sunday November 12, 2–5pm
Backyard Beekeeping
Sticky Art Lab,
1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn all 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, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. Taste local honey. Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509 

Sunday November 12, 5–8:30pm
Holiday Cooking for Groups
Institute of Urban Homesteading,
Berkeley location TBA

Learn basic techniques for a classic holiday meal, including brining, roasting, and strategies for side dishes. Share ideas for family recipes, menu planning, and using leftovers, and go home with recipes, plus a jar of fresh cranberry sauce and other goodies. Cost $40–80 sliding scale plus $15 dollar supply fee Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Sunday November 12, 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 three-pound rib roast. Cost: $150. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Friday November 17, 4–6pm
Meet Author David Lebovitz
Market Hall Foods Rockridge
5655 College Ave, Oakland

Meet bestselling author, renowned chef, and former Bay Area resident David Lebovitz to celebrate his new book, L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home. Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving expat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one’s life. Includes dozens of new recipes. Samples available to taste. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6004 or rockridgemakethall.com