Hayward's Food Day picnic serves up a mix of new ideas, inspiration, community, and delicious treats.

Hayward’s Food Day picnic serves up a mix of new ideas, inspiration, community, and delicious treats.

Food Day is an annual event intended to inspire changes in our diet and action to solve food-related problems. Hosts at this autumn picnic at Hayward’s historic Meek Estate include the Ashland Cherryland Food Policy Council, Hayward Seed Lending Library, Project EAT, and other community partners. A highlight of the day is the East Bay Local Seeds meeting at 1:30, where there will be an important discussion on the development of a network to grow, harvest, and share open-pollinated and heirloom seeds among area seed libraries. Also enjoy cider-making using a hand-crank apple cider press, pumpkin painting, culinary demos, and information on seed saving, gardening, 4-H clubs, and more. Bring a dish to share or your own picnic lunch. Info: audrey@acfpc.org

Food Day Picnic in the Park: Saturday October 24, 11am–2pm
East Bay Local Seeds Meeting: 1:30–3pm
Historic Meek Estate
240 Hampton Rd, Hayward
Rainy weather location: Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave, San Leandro