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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. artisancheesefestival.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

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

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. stopfoodwaste.org

Farmers’ Markets

CALIFORNIA FARMERS’ MARKET 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. pointreyescheese.com

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

Grocers & Specialty Markets

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

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. thelocalbutchershop.com

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. rockridgemarkethall.com

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. montereymarket.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

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

Home, Kitchen, & Garden

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

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

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. bernalcutlery.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

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

NATIVE SUN GARDENS Ecological landscape design and consulting. 510.332.2809. nativesungardens.com

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

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

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

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. tlcgardener.com  

Resorts & Hotels             

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

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. sorensensresort.com

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


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