Source Guide Summer 2015

Arts & Education

INSTITUTE OF URBAN HOMESTEADING  Offering the best in Bay Area sustainability education since 2008.

LAURL BOOK STORE  Downtown Oakland’s new indie bookseller. 1423 Broadway. 510.452.9232.

THE LOCAL FOODS WHEEL   Learn more about your foodshed.

MRS DALLOWAY’S   A full-service, independent neighborhood bookstore, featuring a wide variety of garden books, cookbooks, and author events. 2904 College Ave, Berkeley. 510.704.8222.

MYRTLE’S LODGE   Gifts for the ice cream enthusiast, retro toys, Fentons logo apparel, and handcrafted toppings and candies. 4211 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. 510.655.2600.


Farmers’ Markets

CALIFORNIA FARMERS’ MARKETS ASSOCIATION   Year-round markets in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, and Moraga. 800.806.FARM.

CONTRA COSTA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKETS   Supporting small family farms and serving Contra Costa communities since 1982. 925.431.8361.

ECOLOGY CENTER  Building a sustainable, healthy, and just future through farmers’ markets, education, curbside recycling, and advocacy. With three farmers’ markets in Berkeley. 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. 510.548.2220.

JACK LONDON SQUARE FARMERS’ MARKET   Seasonal produce, fresh eggs, local honey, organic options, and more. Sundays year-round, 9am–2pm.,

PACIFIC COAST FARMERS’ MARKET ASSOCIATION   Creating economic opportunities for California farmers and serving Bay Area communities since 1988. 800.949.FARM.

URBAN VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET ASSOCIATION   Four local year-round markets.

Food, Beverage, &  Flower Producer

BLUE CIRCLE   Responsible Seafood. Available through fine food retailers and distributors. 202.232.5282.

CATAHOULA COFFEE   Award-winning roastery and two community gathering places: 12472 San Pablo Avenue in Richmond and the new Catahoula Kaffeegarten at 2080 4th Street in Berkeley. Quality fair-trade coffee supports farmers and environmental sustainability.

LES CHÊNES ESTATE VINEYARDS   Rhône Renaissance in the Livermore Valley. 5562 Victoria Ln, Livermore. 925.373.1662.

CLOVER STORNETTA FARMS   Healthy family, healthy cows! Milk, cream, yogurt, eggs, cheese, and ice cream.

COMMON CIDER   Premium hard cider in flavors like lemon, blood orange, and hibiscus. or

CUDA RIDGE WINES   Small lot, Bordeaux style wines from the premier vineyards of Livermore Valley. Winery and tasting room at 2400 Arroyo Rd, Livermore. 510.304.0914.

FRANTOIO GROVE   Tuscan variety extra-virgin olive oil. Estate-pressed in San Martin.

FROG HOLLOW FARM   Outstanding organic fruits, conserves, olive oil, and baked goods. Join Happy Child CSA. 888.779.4511.

GARRÉ WINERY   7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore. 925.371.8200.

INZANA RANCH AND PRODUCE    Famously fresh fruit, decidedly delicious nuts, and extra virgin olive oil. Call 209.883.2935 or order online at

MOONSHADOW GROVE    Extra-virgin olive oils from an organic old-growth estate.

MORRIS GRASSFED   100{94d79dd6af1e87a94e700e4c297236468333f22e27ed5757b44711974a9a4b91} locally raised and grassfed beef. Order online or at 831.623.2933.

MR ESPRESSO    Oak wood roasted coffee since 1978. 510.287.5200.

MURIETA’S WELL    Deeply rooted history, unsurpassed terroir, rich winemaking heritage, an unforgettable wine tasting experience at 3005 Mines Rd, Livermore.

NOTTINGHAM CELLARS    Fine living requires fine wine. 2245C S Vasco Rd, Livermore. 925.294.8647.

THE OLIVE PRESS    Makers and purveyors of award-winning olive oil. Visit their Sonoma and Napa tasting rooms.

RETZLAFF WINERY    Fine wines made from estate-grown certified-organic grapes. Lovely, historic, grounds. Exceptional from vine to glass. 1356 S Livermore Ave, Livermore. 925.447.8941.

SÉKA HILLS   Extra-virgin olive oil, estate grown and milled by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in the Tribe’s ancestral Capay Valley homeland. Visit their olive mill and tasting room just off Hwy 16, 19326 County Rd 78, Brooks, CA.

SOLANO GROWN  Support local farmers. Learn more at

STEVEN KENT WINERY (p. 1) Tasting room open daily noon–4:30pm at 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore. 925.243.6442.

STONEHOUSE CALIFORNIA OLIVE OIL   Award-winning extra-virgin olive oils. One Ferry Building, San Francisco. 415.765.0405.

THOMAS FARM   A second-generation family farm producing sustainable organic produce and cut flowers since 1971. Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos. 831.768.7262.

Grocers & Specialty Markets

ALAMEDA MARKETPLACE    Ten locally owned businesses under one roof at 1650 Park St, Alameda.

Capay Valley Farm Shop    Offering 100{94d79dd6af1e87a94e700e4c297236468333f22e27ed5757b44711974a9a4b91} local, seasonal food direct from a network of over 40 small, family farms. 530.383.9022.

THE LOCAL BUTCHER    High-quality, sustainable meat and poultry. Whole animals sourced directly from local farmers and ranchers within 150 miles of the shop. 1600 Shattuck Ave, Ste 120, Berkeley. 510.845.6328.

MONTEREY MARKET   Delicious seasonable produce and other quality products. 1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley. 510.526.6042.

NORTHBRAE BOTTLE SHOP (p. 46) Wine, craft beer, and spirits. 1590 Hopkins St, Berkeley. 510.525.5323.

OAKTOWN SPICE SHOP    Spice up your dinner routine with the freshest spices, hand-mixed blends, and spice know-how. 546 Grand Ave, Oakland. 510.201.5400.

PIEDMONT GROCERY    A full-service neighborhood grocery store at 4038 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, since 1902. 510.653.8181.

ROCKRIDGE MARKET HALL    Gourmet foods, wine, coffee, flowers, and much more. Find your copy of Edible East Bay at the Paul Marcus Wines checkout. 5655 College Ave, Oakland. 510.250.6000.

THE SPANISH TABLE (p. 19) Bringing the best of Spain and Portugal to your table. 1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. 510.548.1383.,

STAR GROCERY & STAR MEATS (p. 47) Quality service since 1922. Lots of local farm products. 3068 Claremont Ave, Berkeley. 510.652.2490.,

WE OLIVE WALNUT CREEK (p. 19) California-grown and certified artisan olive oils. Tasting room at 1364 N Main St, Walnut Creek. 925.280.4574.

WINE ON PIEDMONT (p. 47) Hand-selected fine wines and artisanal spirits in all price ranges. 4183 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. 510.595.9463.

Health & Wellness

CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALTH CARE (p. 21) For people who choose to live naturally. Mention the ad in this publication for $50 off your first visit. Carol Lourie, ND, L.Ac, 776 Page St, Berkeley. 510.526.2028.

FIVE FLAVORS HERBS    Herbs, teas, and supplements for good health. 344 40th St, Oakland. 510.923.0178.

LHASA KARNAK    Western herb specialists, spices, oils, teas, extracts, and supplements. 2482 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley. 510.548.0380 and 1942 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley. 510.548.0372. Mail, phone, and web orders.

OHLONE HERBAL CENTER    Certified training in Western herbalism, workshops, field trips, and clinic. 1250 Addison St, #113, Berkeley. 510.540.8010.
Home, Kitchen & Garden

ALDERSON CONSTRUCTION    Established in 1979, Alderson Construction is a custom residential builder in the San Francisco Bay Area. We bring passion and an uncommon commitment to integrity, quality, and collaboration. 510.841.7159.

AMY ROBESON   Professional realtor, enthusiastic composter. Pacific Union Real Estate, 1625 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, and 1900 Mountain Blvd, Oakland. 510.828.3478.

BERKELEY HORTICULTURAL NURSERY   Family-owned retail nursery since 1922. 1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley. 510.526.4704.

BIOFUEL OASIS    An urban farm store and worker-owned co-op specializing in biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oil. 1441 Ashby Ave @ Sacramento, Berkeley. 510.665.5509.

EAST BAY NURSERY   California natives, drought-tolerant plants, succulents, organic veggie starts and seeds, fruit trees, and more. 2332 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. 510.845.6490.

FLOWERLAND   Nursery, gifts for home and garden, and coffee garden oasis. 1330 Solano Ave, Albany. 510.526.3550.

THE GARDENER   Beautiful and useful things for home and garden. 1836 Fourth St, Berkeley. 510.548.4545.

GREENTOOLS   Supplies Hungry Bin, a large-capacity worm composter designed for home, business, and institutional uses. Greentools represents products that help people minimize their environmental impact and reduce their operating costs. 888.886.7721,

KITCHEN TABLE   Home and kitchen supplies for chefs and foodies, plus beautiful handmade gifts. 1373 Locust St, Walnut Creek. 925.937.8888

ORCHARD NURSERY    A full-service nursery, florist, and gift shop in Lafayette. “We make goodness grow!”

PLOUGHSHARES NURSERY    A social enterprise of Alameda Point Collaborative. Helping to end homelessness. 2701 Main St, Alameda. 510.755.1102.

POLLINATE FARM & GARDEN   Fully stocked farm and garden store plus lectures and workshops. 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland. 510.686.3493.

TLC GARDENER    Love your piece of ground. Dinwoodie Landscape Services. Commercial/residential. 510.233.9336.


HOTEL BURLINGTON  Historic hotel in Port Costa next to the Bull Valley Roadhouse (see Guide to Good Eats). 510.787.6795,

SORENSEN’S RESORT   An all-season Sierra resort near South Lake Tahoe. 14255 Hwy 88, Hope Valley. 800.423.9949.

Restaurants & Caterers

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