Deep Oakland Author Event Plus Music by David Gans, May 20

Andrew Alden (photo by Amir Aziz), the book cover, and David Gans (photo by Fabrice Florin)


Get on down to the Grand Lake Oakland Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 20 at 10am for this fantastic event. You’ll get to meet geologist/geoscience writer Andrew Alden whose new book, Deep Oakland: How Geology Shaped a City, is just out from Berkeley’s Heyday Books. Buy a copy and get it signed or buy it ahead (or later) from the Grand Lake neighborhood’s legacy independent bookstore, Walden Pond Books. Alden will speak from the stage starting at 10am with time for audience questions at the end and he’ll be at the book table to sign copies until about 2pm.

But there’s more! 

From 10am to around 1pm, you’ll get to hear the market’s longtime favorite musician, David Gans.

“He used to perform regularly at the market and has long been a market customer,” says Meg Faibisch, Marketing & Storyteller Manager for the Agricultural Institute of Marin. “The title of one of his albums, The Ones that Look the Weirdest Taste the Best, was inspired by organic tomatoes that he bought and photographed at the market. One of the songs in that album, “The Bounty From the County,” should be our anthem.” Listen to “The Bounty From the County” here.

David Gans has also written and photographed for Edible East Bay. Read his story on Rachel Saunders’s Blue Chair Fruit Company here and enjoy his cover art and Q&A from our Fall 2015 issue.