Source Guide Fall 2015

Arts, Education & Entertainment

AUTUMN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL September 11–13 at Northstar California Resort, 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA. 880.GO.NORTH,

EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT Parklands and trails ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education.

EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS 29th annual exhibition runs October 3–25.

FOOD CRAFT INSTITUTE Eat Real Festival, plus classroom and hands-on education in traditional food-making techniques and entrepreneurship skills.

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

LAUREL BOOKSTORE Downtown Oakland’s new indie bookseller. 1423 Broadway. 510.452.9232.

THE LOCAL FOODS WHEEL Learn more about your foodshed.

MERRITT COLLEGE HORTICULTURE CLUB Don’t miss the Fall Plant Sale, October 3 & 4.

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.

PICNIC WITH MARKET HALL Join the Merchants of Market Hall for a picnic in the street during the Rockridge Out & About Street Fair on October 11. 5655 College Ave, Oakland. 510.250.6000.

ROCKRIDGE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION Come out for the Rockridge Kitchen Tour on September 20 and Rockridge Out & About street fair on October 11.

UC BOTANICAL GARDEN AT BERKELEY Foods of the Americas exhibit this fall.

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.,

KENSINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET A 100% community-supported nonprofit market.

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


Food, Beverage, & Flower Producers

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

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

DASHE CELLARS Tasting room near Jack London Square, 55 Fourth St, Oakland.

DONKEY & GOAT Natural winemaking at 1340 5th Street in Berkeley. Tasting room open F–Su 2–6pm.

FARM FRESH TO YOU Home delivery of guaranteed organically grown fruits and vegetables. Available in most of the Bay Area.

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

FREY ORGANIC WINES Taste at Solar Living Center/Real Goods, Hopland.

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% locally raised and grassfed beef. Order online or at 831.623.2933.

MR ESPRESSO Oak wood roasted coffee since 1978. 510.287.5200.

NIMAN RANCH The finest all-natural meats raised by family farmers and ranchers committed to sustainable and humane practices.

RETZLAF 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.

STEVEN KENT WINERY 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.

VICTORINE FAMILY FARMS  Tuscan-blend and varietal extra virgin olive oils. Visit their tasting room at 21 South Livermore Ave, Livermore. 925.454.8777,

Grocers & Specialty Markets

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

CORNER MARKET The little market that can. 6040 Telegraph @ 61st, Oakland

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 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.

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

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

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

WINE ON PIEDMONT 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 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.