Our online events calendar is a free service. Events should be local, or within driving distance of the Bay Area, and be relevant to our local food mission at Edible East Bay. More information: here

Upcoming Events

Tuesday January 14, 10–11:30am
Fruit Pruning Demo
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn tips and technique for giving your fruit trees a healthy prune for spring growth. Reservations required; no seats available at the door. Free. RSVP: orchardnursery.com/events

Thursday January 16, 10–11:30am
Rose Pruning Demo
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn tips and technique for giving your roses a healthy prune for spring growth. Reservations required; no seats available at the door. Free. RSVP: orchardnursery.com/events

Saturday January 18, noon–3pm
32nd Annual Fruitwood Scion Exchange
Diablo Valley College, Horticultural Nursery, Lot 9,
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill

A scion is a young shoot or twig of a plant, especially one cut for grafting or rooting. At the Exchange, you can find the best varieties for growing your own fruit. Discover local favorites and near-forgotten heirlooms. Hundreds of varieties to choose from to graft onto your own trees, cuttings to root, rootstocks and grafting supplies for sale, free grafting classes, and more. Entry fee: $5. Info: https://www.crfg.org/chapters/golden_gate/scionex.htm

Saturday January 18, 5–7pm
Cooking with Hali: Winter Pot Pie
Presented by Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF)
Odd Fellows Lodge
40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Use seasonal veggies and proteins to make a hearty pot pie. Cost: $57. Info and registration: https://www.meetup.com/Local-Ecology-and-Agriculture-Fremont-Meetup/events/266799040/

Wednesday January 22, 10am–noon
Rose & Fruit Tree Combo Pruning Demo
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn tips and technique for healthy pruning. Reservations required; no seats available at the door. Free. RSVP: orchardnursery.com/events

Wednesday–Saturday, January 22–25
40th Annual EcoFarm Conference
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove

Ecologically minded farmers, ranchers, and others meet for workshops, keynote speakers, farm tours, exhibitors, seed swaps, organic fare, an awards banquet, networking, and education at the oldest, largest organic farming conference in the West. Costs and registration: eco-farm.org/conference

Sunday February 2 & March 15, 7–9pm
Poultry Butchery Class
The Local Butcher Shop,
1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn about the anatomy of birds as you butcher two chickens to take home along with all the meat, bones, and skin. Discussion includes the best way to butcher chicken, turkey, and small birds for different cooking methods. Cost: $90. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday February 8, 1–3pm
Valentine’s Celebration and Chocolate Tastings
Market Hall Foods on 4th, 1786 4th St, Berkeley

Meet Bay Area artisan chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and confectioners, and enjoy free samples as you pick up tips for Valentine’s Day entertaining. Stop by the cheese counter for cheese and chocolate pairings and the bakery for sweet treats. Find gifts and specialty baking ingredients. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6004 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Sunday February 9, noon–1pm
Hot Apple Cider
Tilden Nature Area, N end Central Park Dr, Berkeley

Learn to press fresh apples into a delicious drink. Free. Info: ebparks.org or 510.544.2233

Sunday February 9, 5–8pm
Valentine’s Dinner
Kitchen on Fire Berkeley, 1509 Shattuck Ave

Join the chefs for a fun-filled evening cooking deliciously romantic dishes. Cost: $165.
Info and registration: kitchenonfire.com

Friday February 14, 6:30–9:30pm
Couples Valentine’s Dinner
Both sites, Kitchen on Fire Berkeley, 1509 Shattuck Ave, Kitchen on Fire Oakland, 6506 San Pablo Ave

Join the chefs for a fun-filled evening cooking deliciously romantic dishes. Cost: $165. Info and registration: kitchenonfire.com

Saturday February 15, 2–4pm
Cooking with Hali: Healthy Desserts
Presented by Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF)
Odd Fellows Lodge
40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Use seasonal fruits and veggies to prepare healthy desserts. Cost: $57. Info and registration: https://www.meetup.com/Local-Ecology-and-Agriculture-Fremont-Meetup/events/266800036/

Saturday February 15, 6:30–9:30pm
Vegetarian Valentine’s Dinner
Kitchen on Fire Berkeley, 1509 Shattuck Ave

From starters to desserts, learn the art of cooking plant-based dishes for your sweetie.
Vegan options available. Cost: $155. Info and registration: kitchenonfire.com

Sunday February 16, 10am–4pm
Urban Orchard Intensive
Institute of Urban Homesteading, location TBA

Learn about varieties, site selection, planting techniques, and how to maximize fruit production in small spaces. Includes demos and practice in tree care, pruning, and grafting plus info on training young trees and restoring a poorly pruned tree. Cost: $90–150. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com.

Sunday February 23, 7–9pm
Stocks and Broths
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave
(enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn how stock, broths, and bone broths are different, and take part in a tasting. Find out how to choose bones and the steps for making each product. Cost: $35 per person. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday March 7, 5–7pm
Cooking with Hali: Meal Salads
Presented by Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF)
Odd Fellows Lodge
40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Use nuts, seeds, grains, beans, fruit, and other add-ins to keep salads interesting. Cost: $57. Info and registration: https://www.meetup.com/Local-Ecology-and-Agriculture-Fremont-Meetup/events/266800036/