Source Guide Spring 2019

edible EAST BAY Source Guide

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A visit to Alameda Marketplace
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Arts, Education, & Entertainment

CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL  Indulge yourself in Cheese Bliss. Tours March 16–24. Festival March 23–24 in Sonoma Wine Country.

MRS DALLOWAY’S Full-service, indie neighborhood bookstore. Wide variety of garden books, cookbooks, and author events. 2904 College Ave, Berkeley. 510.704.8222.

QUANTUM DRAGON THEATRE  The SF Bay Area’s premiere science-fiction/fantasy theatre company.

STOPFOODWASTE  Helping to reduce food waste through smart planning, storage, easy-to-follow recipes to use the food you have in your kitchen, and tips for composting food scraps.

Farmers’ Markets

CALIFORNIA FARMERS’ MARKET 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.

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

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


Food & Beverage Producers

DASHE CELLARS Tasting room open Th–Su noon–6pm. Near Jack London Square at 55 Fourth St, Oakland.

DONKEY & GOAT  Natural winemaking at 1340 5th Street in Berkeley. Tasting room open F–Su, 1–6pm.

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

FREY VINEYARDS Winery tasting room in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County. Please call ahead: 707.485.5177.

FULL BELLY FARM Delicious organic fruits and vegetables from a family-run farm on a schedule that works for you.

GARRÉ WINERY  Tasting room at 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore. 925.371.8200.

MARIN SUN FARMS  California local, grass-fed, pasture-raised meats. Artisan butchery. Working to conserve our landscapes and restore the vitality of our foodshed.,

NILES PIE Sweet, savory, local, fresh pies, special orders, and catering.

POINT REYES FARMSTEAD CHEESE COMPANY Artisan cheese made on the farm by hand from pasture-raised cows. Farm tour, farm dinners, classes. 800.591.6878.

RETZLAFF WINERY  Fine wines made from estate-grown certified-organic grapes. 1356 S Livermore Ave, Livermore. 925.447.8941.

Grocers & Specialty Markets

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

THE LOCAL BUTCHER SHOP Whole animals sourced directly from local farmers and ranchers within 150 miles of the shop. 1600 Shattuck Ave, Ste 120, Berkeley. 510.845.6328.

MARKET HALL FOODS Over 30 years of offering gourmet foods, wine, coffee, flowers, and much more. 5655 College Ave, Oakland and 1786 Fourth St, Berkeley.

MONTEREY FISH MARKET A cozy local market offering a large variety of fresh-caught, sustainable fish selections. 1582 Hopkins St, Berkeley. 510.525.5600

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

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.,

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

Health & Wellness

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. New store at 2506 San Pablo, Berkeley, 510.548.0380, also 1942 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510.548.0372. Mail, phone, and web orders.

Home, Kitchen, & Garden

AMY ROBESON TEAM at COMPASS REAL ESTATE  Quality representation for buyers and sellers. 510.828.3478.

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

BERNAL CUTLERY Knife shop and sharpening service specializing in handmade and small factory–made Japanese knives. 308 40th St, Oakland, 510.947.9021 and 593 Guerrero St, San Francisco, 415.355.0773.

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.

McROSKEY Luxury beds crafted with simple ingredients: wood, wire, and fiber. In San Francisco, San Rafael, and Palo Alto.

NATIVE SUN GARDENS Ecological landscape design and consulting. 510.332.2809.

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

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

PRESERVED HOME FERMENTATION SHOP Workshops, DIY Supplies, grocery. 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. 510.922.8434.

RUTH STROUP, THE INSURANCE LADY  Farmers Insurance. Stop by the office at 3550 Grand Ave, Oakland, for your Insurance Lady Shopping Bag! 510 874-5700

TLC GARDENER (p. 34) Love your piece of ground. Dinwoodie Landscape Services. Commercial/residential. 510.233.9336.  

Resorts & Hotels             

BURLINGTON HOTEL  Historic hotel in Port Costa next to the Bull Valley Roadhouse. 510.787.6795.

SOMEDAY FARM VEGAN B&B  A cozy retreat in nature. Delicious home-cooked vegan breakfast. Freeland, WA. 360.331.2864

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

WESTPORT HOTEL (p. 9) Overlooking the ocean in Mendocino County.  


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