Hands – Blue Skillet,” by Oakland artist Margo Rivera-Weiss, came out of the artist’s daily sketching practice.

Hands – Blue Skillet,” by Oakland artist Margo Rivera-Weiss, came out of the artist’s daily sketching practice.

Arts, Education, & Entertainment

AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL  Lake Tahoe’s premier food and wine festival, September 9–11. TahoeFoodandWine.com
BOLD FOOD  Courses in the science of cooking for adventurous home cooks and curated culinary trips all over the planet. boldfoodco.com
EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante. eastbaywaldorf.org
EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Gala opening on October 7. Exhibition runs October 8–30. EmeryArts.org
FLAX ART & DESIGN  After 80 years in SF, the flagship store is now at 1501 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. flaxart.com/oakland-store
FOOD CRAFT INSTITUTE  Classroom and hands-on education in traditional food-making techniques and entrepreneurship skills. foodcraftinstitute.org
HIVE-MIND  Gabrielle Myers’s memoir about a summer spent on a Northern California farm. Available on amazon.com.
KITCHEN ON FIRE  The fun cooking school. Located at 1509 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley. kitchenonfire.com
THE LOCAL FOODS WHEEL  Learn more about your foodshed. localfoodswheel.com
MRS DALLOWAY’S  Full-service, indie neighborhood bookstore. Wide variety of garden books, cookbooks, and author events. 2904 College Ave, Berkeley. 510.704.8222. mrsdalloways.com
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. myrtleslodge.com
ROCKRIDGE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION  Rockridge Out & About street fair on College Avenue, Oakland, October 9. rockridgedistrict.com
UC BOTANICAL GARDEN Foods of the Americas exhibit. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

Farmers’ Markets

CALIFORNIA FARMERS’ MARKETS ASSOCIATION  Year-round markets in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, and Moraga. 800.806.FARM. cafarmersmkts.com
CONTRA COSTA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKETS  Supporting small family farms and serving Contra Costa communities since 1982. 925.431.8361. cccfm.org
CUESA Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture: cultivating a sustainable food system through farmers’ markets and educational programs. cuesa.org
ECOLOGY CENTER  Building a sustainable, healthy, and just future through farmers’ markets, education, curbside recycling, and advocacy. 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. 510.548.2220. ecologycenter.org
PACIFIC COAST FARMERS’ MARKET ASSOCIATION Creating economic opportunities for California farmers. Serving Bay Area communities since 1988. 800.949.FARM. pcfma.org
URBAN VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET ASSOCIATION Four local year-round markets. urbanvillageonline.org

Food, Beverage, & Flower Producers

LES CHÊNES ESTATE VINEYARDS Rhône Renaissance in the Livermore Valley. 5562 Victoria Ln, Livermore. 925.373.1662. leschenesvine.com
CLOVER STORNETTA FARMS  Healthy family, healthy cows! Milk, cream, yogurt, eggs, cheese, and ice cream. Cloverpetaluma.com
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. CudaRidgeWines.com
DASHE CELLARS  Tasting room near Jack London Square, 55 Fourth St, Oakland. dashecellars.com
DONKEY & GOAT  Natural winemaking at 1340 5th Street in Berkeley. Tasting room open F–Su 2–6pm. donkeyandgoat.com
FINE DINING LOVERS   Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters and a world food website at finedininglovers.com.
FOURNÉE BAKERY  Fine baked goods across from the Claremont Hotel at 2912 Domingo Ave, Berkeley. 510.549.9434, fourneebakery.com
FRANTOIO GROVE  Tuscan variety extra-virgin olive oil. Estate-pressed in San Martin. Frantoiogrove.com
FREY VINEYARDS  Tasting room at the winery in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County open weekdays, 11am to 4:30pm. Please call ahead at 707.485.5177. FreyWine.com
FULL BELLY FARM  Certified organic fruits and vegetables since 1985. fullbellyfarm.com
GARRÉ WINERY  Tasting room at 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore. 925.371.8200. garrewinery.com
INFUSE SPIRITS Unsweetened flavor straight from nature. infusevodkas.com
INZANA RANCH AND PRODUCE  Famously fresh fruit, decidedly delicious nuts, and extra-virgin olive oil. Call 209.883.2935 or order online at InzanaRanch.com.
MOONSHADOW GROVE  Extra-virgin olive oils from an organic old-growth estate. moonshadowgrove.com
MORRIS GRASSFED  100{94d79dd6af1e87a94e700e4c297236468333f22e27ed5757b44711974a9a4b91} locally raised and grassfed beef. Order online or at 831.623.2933. morrisgrassfed.com
PASSIONE PIZZA  Dough and crust from master pizzaiolo Fabrizio Cercatore to help you bake great pizza at home. Catering and food truck service available. passionepizza.com
REAL GOOD FISH  The highest-quality local seafood delivered to your neighborhood. realgoodfish.com
RETZLAFF WINERY  Fine wines made from estate-grown certified-organic grapes. 1356 S Livermore Ave, Livermore. 925.447.8941. retzlaffwinery.com
STEVEN KENT WINERY  Tasting room open daily noon–4:30pm at 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore. 925.243.6442. stevenkent.com
STONEHOUSE CALIFORNIA OLIVE OIL  Award-winning extra-virgin olive oils. One Ferry Building, San Francisco. 415.765.0405. stonehouseoliveoil.com
STRAUS FAMILY CREAMERY  Certified organic dairy producing organic milk, ice cream, yogurt, butter, sour cream, and cream-top milk in reusable glass bottles. strausfamilycreamery.com
VICTORINE VALLEY FARMS  Extra-virgin olive oils. Find at 21 S Livermore Ave, Livermore, and the Danville Saturday farmers’ market. VictorineValley.com. 925.454.8777

Grocers & Specialty Markets

ALAMEDA MARKETPLACE  Ten locally owned businesses under one roof at 1650 Park St, Alameda. alamedamarketplace.com
HOWDEN MARKET  Hip neighborhood marketplace and café at 1630 Webster Street, Oakland. howdenmarket.com
THE LOCAL BUTCHER SHOP  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. thelocalbutchershop.com
MONTEREY MARKET  Delicious seasonal produce and other quality products. 1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley. 510.526.6042. montereymarket.com
NORTHBRAE BOTTLE SHOP  Wine, craft beer, and spirits. 1590 Hopkins St, Berkeley. 510.525.5323. northbraebottleshop.com
PIEDMONT GROCERY  Since 1902, a full-service neighborhood grocery store at 4038 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. 510.653.8181. piedmontgrocery.com
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, rockridgemarkethall.com
THE SPANISH TABLE  Bringing the best of Spain and Portugal to your table. 1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. 510.548.1383. spanishtable.com, spanishtablewines.com
STAR GROCERY & STAR MEATS  Quality service since 1922. Lots of local farm products. 3068 Claremont Ave, Berkeley. 510.652.2490. facebook.com/stargroceryberkeley, star-meats.com
THREE STONE HEARTH  A community-supported kitchen offering nourishing foods and traditional wisdom. Online ordering, pickup, and delivery available. 1581 University Ave, 510.981.1334, threestonehearth.com
WE OLIVE WALNUT CREEK  California-grown and certified artisan olive oils. Tasting room at 1364 N Main St, Walnut Creek. 925.280.4574. walnutcreek. weolive.com
WINE ON PIEDMONT  Hand-selected fine wines and artisanal spirits in all price ranges. 4183 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. 510.595.9463. wineonpiedmont.com

Health & Wellness

FIVE FLAVORS HERBS  Herbs, teas, and supplements for good health. 344 40th St, Oakland. 510.923.0178. fiveflavorsherbs.com
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. Herb-inc.com
NAMASTE YOGA & WELLNESS  Feed your body, mind, and soul at three locations: 5416 College Ave and 3229 Lakeshore Ave in Oakland, 2820 7th St, Berkeley. ilovenamaste.com

Home, Kitchen, & Garden

AMY ROBESON  Professional realtor, enthusiastic composter. Pacific Union Real Estate, 1625 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, and 1900 Mountain Blvd, Oakland. 510.828.3478. amyrobeson.com
BERKELEY HORTICULTURAL NURSERY  Family-owned retail nursery since 1922. 1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley. 510.526.4704. berkeleyhort.com
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. biofueloasis.com
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. eastbaynursery.com
FLOWERLAND  Nursery, gifts for home and garden, and coffee garden oasis. 1330 Solano Ave, Albany. 510.526.3550. flowerlandshop.com
FRINGE FLOWER COMPANY  Seasonal, locally sourced, farm fresh flowers for daily delivery and special celebrations. 1489 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek. fringeflowers.com
POLLINATE FARM & GARDEN  Fully stocked farm and garden store plus lectures and workshops. 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland. 510.686.3493. pollinatefarm.com
TLC GARDENER  Love your piece of ground. Dinwoodie Landscape Services. Commercial/residential. 510.233.9336. TLCGardener.com

Resorts & Hotels

HOTEL BURLINGTON  Historic hotel in Port Costa next to the Bull Valley Roadhouse (see Guide to Good Eats). 510.787.6795, thehotelburlington.com
SORENSEN’S RESORT  An all-season Sierra resort with cafe (see Guide to Good Eats) near South Lake Tahoe. 14255 Hwy 88, Hope Valley. 800.423.9949. sorensensresort.com
WESTPORT HOTEL  Take the spectacular scenic drive to the Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub overlooking the coast in Mendocino County. westporthotel.us

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