This year, artist and farmer Ruby Blume’s traditional winter open house and sale goes outdoors. Wear warm clothes and your silliest mask while shopping for hand-crafted items like mustard, shrubs, salves, tinctures, CBD on the cheap, soap, ceramic tiles, sachets, pickles, lip balms, hand-spun yarns, and lots more. Ruby also offers short workshops on gardening and food preservation.

Micro Workshops with Ruby: 10–15 minutes
Saturday 2pm: Grow a Garden ~ Soil Prep and Garden Q & A
Sunday 2pm Preserve the Harvest ~ Freezing, Canning, Dehydration Overview and Q & A

Volunteers Needed for Open House
To be as safe as possible Ruby is looking to have two volunteers at all times during the event, one person to work the tasting table to make sure people are using tongs and toothpicks and the other person to help with greeting and sales. All volunteers get a goodie bag!  Available shifts are Saturday 1:30pm–4pm and Sunday 11:30–2 and 1:30–4pm.  The Sunday late shift is partly a clean-up shift.

Covid-19 protocols: outside, wear your mask, and observe physical distancing as much as possible.  Gloves and a hand-sanitizing station available.

Ruby’s Winter Open House
Tasting, Sale & Social
Saturday December 12, noon–4pm
Sunday December 13 Noon-3pm (clean up sale 3–4pm—come help pack while you shop and get some free goodies thrown in)

Location: 138 The Uplands, Berkeley, which is just off Claremont Avenue, and is bikeable/walkable from the Rockridge BART/College Avenue. Go up the stairs and through the garden gate, which will be marked with a sign.