Artist Gary Handman doesn’t have an exclusive on suffering through the Shelter at Home order, but his new Journal of the Plague Year, now unfolding on Instagram @ghandman, is a good place to laugh as you commiserate. If you’re interested in more entertainment from the pen of Gary Handman, his story on his hardbound food…

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  Due to the impacts of the coronavirus, public agency StopWaste has extended the application deadline for their Waste Reduction Grants program to April 3 at 5pm. Grants up to $20K are available to businesses and nonprofits for innovative projects that reduce waste in Alameda County. Grant categories include Repair & Reuse, Food Waste Prevention,…

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    For meal information on school districts not listed here, check the district website or call for updates.   Alameda Unified Berkeley Unified Hayward Unified Oakland Unified Mt. Diablo Unified West Contra Costa Unified Pleasanton Unified School District Child Nutrition Services Continues Meal Service During School Dismissal: PUSD is committed to continuing to feed…

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  Check out these recent articles: The great lengths some will go for a better flour tortilla. An interview with the founder and attendees of Resistance Served, a symposium that centers the experience of Black and African Americans in the hospitality industry. From our friends at Edible Ojai & Ventura County, a story on the road…

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  Looking for safer ways to get healthy food? Your nearby farmers’ market is a good option, and it’s likely to be open! We’ve been checking in with the markets to learn about evolving decisions on closures and find that most are staying open. However, it’s a good idea to check via market websites and…

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    For adventure-loving food and wine enthusiasts, Retzlaff Vineyards announces a summer river rafting trip with Far and Away Adventures. It’s a rare chance to experience the thrill and beauty of Idaho’s Middle Fork Salmon River with the luxury of comfortable tents and camp chairs, gourmet food, and outstanding wine. On the river, guests can be part of a paddle-boat team helping to steer a top-flight whitewater raft. Beyond the thrill of the rapids,…

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      Want to better manage and conserve water in your garden? Come learn about irrigation design, installation, repair, and assessment with urban farming irrigation specialist Lori Palmquist. The workshop takes place at Alameda Point Collaborative’s urban farm, a two-acre site that produces fruits, vegetables, raw honey, and flowers. Cost: $10 at the door,…

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      Enhance your film night with a four-course dinner at Babette Café in the company of fellow film-goers. There are three films to choose from, and each is followed by an equally memorable meal. Film lineup features Pain and Glory, I Hate Mondays, and Coup 53. Dinner cost: $95 includes food, wine, tax, and tip. Info…

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   Purchase this book.   Award-winning author and food scholar Darra Goldstein will be signing copies of her new book, Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore, at this Market Hall event, where you’ll also get to taste two of the recipes: Beet Salad and Steamed Buckwheat with Sauteéd Mushrooms & Onions. The book explores the heart…

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      Honor Black History Month with a dive into the history and legacy of Black farming in the United States and globally. Films include Forgotten Farmers: African-American Land Loss, The Young Black Farmers Defying a Legacy of Discrimination, and broadcast journalist Edward R Murrow’s 1960 documentary Harvest of Shame. You’ll also enjoy music by the Black…

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