Javelins & Jack-o-Lanterns at Tomales Bay

  Nick’s Cove hosts its second annual Javelins & Jack-o-Lanterns at Tomales Bay. Come carve pumpkins and watch the sun set as the jack-o-lanterns come to life atop javelins set against the hauntingly beautiful backdrop of Tomales Bay. A spooky good time is guaranteed for all at this free, community event. Javelins & Jack-o-Lanterns Sunday…

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Grow Garlic in Your Winter Garden

Gardener’s Notebook by Joshua Burman Thayer Why and how to plant garlic in October for winter enjoyment.     Garlic (allium sativum) is a Central Asia native of the onion family. Known as “shumim’ in the Talmud, this sacred medicinal and edible plant was used as currency in ancient Egypt. During college, I lived with…

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Justice for Black Farmers Online Event

    The introduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act in 2020 and the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act of 2021 was the first time many Americans learned about the historical and ongoing discrimination against farmers of African descent by local farm service agencies and private entities like banks. Yet, it was…

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Learn to Make Focaccia

Join Italian chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle online on October 23, 11am, and learn how to make this popular Italian flatbread using a variety of seasonal ingredients. You’ll make two flatbreads: sage with parmigiano and pesto with artichoke. This is an online class via zoom. A week before the class, you will receive a shopping and…

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What Steps Can Community Leaders Take Toward Food Justice?

    Tune in for this discussion about social justice and food justice issues with effective solutions presented by a group of BIPOC community leaders. Bay Area nonprofit Acterra talks with Nikia Durgin and Jeneba Kilgore from Mandela Grocery Cooperative, who will highlight local solutions they’ve implemented in Oakland. Topics covered include grocery cooperatives, access…

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage

  Learn to make this Italian fall classic and three other dishes at “An Italian Fall Farmer’s Table,” an online class offered by Chef Maria Capdevielle. Bring the flavors of the Italian countryside to your kitchen with this online class offered by East Bay chef Maria Capdevielle. You will learn how to make pasta from…

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Tomato Day and Pumpkin Festival at Smith Family Farm, Brentwood

  September 25 is Tomato Day at Smith Family Farm in Brentwood. It’s also the official opening to the farm’s Pumpkin Patch, which runs through October 31. “We invite guest chefs—often ones that have used our tomatoes for many years in their restaurants—to sample some of their favorite dishes, and we have an heirloom sampling…

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