Ongoing Edible Events

Through the harvest season
Harvest Time in Brentwood

Discover the U-pick farms, roadside stands, and retail ag markets of East Contra Costa County. Farm fresh products offer great nutritional and economical values. Learn about local farming and its history. Info on the 2018 Harvest Time Festival , an app, and downloadable farm map at harvest4you.com.

Self-guided (see website for days/hours)
Explore Oakland’s Urban Wine and Ale Trails

Visit Oakland’s exciting array of wineries and craft breweries on your own schedule. Trails are walkable and easily accessible by public transportation. Info, map, and transportation options at visitoakland.com

Third Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm
Sketchbook Circle with Margo Rivera-Weiss
Women’s Cancer Resource Center
2908 Ellsworth St, Berkeley

Join Edible East Bay artist Margo Rivera-Weiss for classes on keeping a daily sketchbook or visual journal. Everyone welcome. Free, but registration required. These and other classes are listed at margoriveraweiss.com

Thursday–Sunday noon–6pm through the harvest season
Watch the Winemakers
Dashe Cellars, 55 4th St, Oakland

Stop by for a behind-the-scenes look into a working winery during harvest. Enjoy last year’s wines while watching this year’s in the making. Cost: Tasting fee applies. Info: dashecellars.com

First Fridays, 6–9pm
Local Makers Celebration
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. Friday, Aug 3: Brother Spellbinder. No charge for admission. Info: donkeyandgoat.com

First Saturday each month, noon–5pm
Wine, Food, & Music
Dashe Cellars, 55 4th St, Oakland

Stop by for wines by the glass and live music by local artists. Local chefs create specialty pairings. Free admission. Family-friendly and dog-friendly, too. Info: dashecellars.com

Saturdays & Sundays 3–4pm, through October
Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

Sample a variety of ice creams and get the scoop on this favorite treat during a one-hour walking tour through Rockridge. Cost: Adults $20, Kids 12 and under $15. Info and tickets: localfoodadventures.com

Every Sunday, 10am–1pm
Watercolor Classes with Wendy Yoshimura
North Oakland

Frequent Edible East Bay cover artist Wendy Yoshimura offers watercolor classes for all skill levels. Cost: $30 per class. Info and registration: wendy.yoshimura(at)gmail.com

Second Sunday each month, 1–3pm
A Local Wine Excursion
Captain Vineyards, Moraga

Susan and Sal Captain offer an intimate look at sustainable grape growing and wine processing at a small, family-owned vineyard. Barrel tasting and cheese pairing included. Must be over 21.  Info: captainvineyards.com

Sunday afternoons, 3–5pm, check website for performers
Acoustic Sundays
Donkey & Goat Winery, 1340 5th St, Berkeley

Local and visiting musicians perform in the backyard/wine cellar area weekly. Free admission. Family friendly. Wines available to purchase by the glass or bottle. August 12:Francesca Lee; August 19: Jared Smith; August 26: Ron Goldberg. Info: donkeyandgoat.com

Sunday–Thursday (check website for hours)
Volunteer at UC Gill Tract Community Farm
Marin & San Pablo Ave, Albany
(enter on San Pablo Ave or Jackson St)

Plant, weed, and harvest organically grown produce as you learn about production of sustainable and socially just food. Info:
ucgilltractfarm.com or contact(at)gilltractfarm.org