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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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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Fruits of Labor on Screen at The New Parkway Theater

Directed by Emily Cohen Ibañez, Fruits of Labor is the story of an American teen in an agricultural town on California’s central coast. ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family, and she must become the breadwinner. Her dreams of graduating from high school are disrupted by long days of work in the…

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Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition Celebrates 35 Years

  View over 200 pieces of artwork by 85 Emeryville artists at the 35th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, which begins October 1 with its opening reception and continues through October 31, Thursday through Sunday. The East Bay enclave of Emeryville is well known for its active and diverse arts community, and this juried exhibition serves…

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Call for Mushroom Poster Art

  The call is out for a poster design to represent the Mycological Society of San Francisco’s 50th Golden Jubilee Revival Fungus Fair. Art submissions are due by September 22, and the winner will be announced in late October. The contest winner will be awarded $250. After a three-year hiatus due to Covid and other…

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Food Changemakers Share Stories about a Future of Plenty

    Real Food Real Stories serves up this intriguing question: How can we meet this moment of unprecedented upheaval in our food system with long-term visions of abundance, equity, justice, and care? Join three food changemakers to hear their personal stories and ideas about a future of plenty. Speakers include Afrofuturist writer, food scholar,…

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