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October 2019

Fall Garden Market – UC Master Gardeners

October 5, 2019 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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The UC Master Gardener Fall Garden Market plant sale offers a bounty of winter vegetable and flower seedlings plus beautiful low-water succulents. They all thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Come get inspired! Arrive early for best selection. UC Master Gardeners will be hosting educational talks, children's activities, a Green Elephant sale, and an “Ask a Master Gardener” booth where you can ask questions and bring in samples for diagnosis.

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September 2019

The National Heirloom Expo

September 10, 2019 • 9:00 amSeptember 12, 2019 • 9:00 pm

Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format.  Choose from individual speakers, expert  panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.   More details coming....

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July 2019

Summer Soiree with Farmers Guild and CAFF

July 28, 2019 • 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Join the Farmers Guild and CAFF at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local food, drinks, live music and sweeping views of the North Bay, all to help lift up the voice of sustainable agriculture, family farms and local food systems. Hear farmer stories direct from the field and empower our 41-year legacy advocating for our land stewards and the future of regenerative agriculture here in California. Grab a cocktail, check out the silent auction, tour the historic…

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May 2019

Real Food Real Stories with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop

May 2, 2019 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Free

What comes to mind when you think of wellness? Trendy ingredients, Instagram influencers, yoga retreats? This spring, hosted by Asana, we’re rounding out the conversation. Wellness isn’t just pretty images of self-care. Wellness is mental, emotional, spiritual, and communal health. More importantly, access, privilege, and diversity must be included in the conversation. Join Asana for a meal + story with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop. As the general manager of this community-owned social enterprise, she manages the marketing…

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April 2019

Hidden Villa Homesteading Day

April 27, 2019 • 9:30 am4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the practice of sustainability and self-reliance through home-scale agriculture and the cultivation of culinary and craft skills! Hear from local experts and passionate enthusiasts and learn to use natural resources in your community. With demonstrations and conversations in sheep-shearing, fiber arts, food preservation, backyard chicken care, composting, fruit tree pruning and so much more, you are guaranteed to leave with knowledge and inspiration! Note - this is a ticketed event and may sell out.  Tickets are sold…

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Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner – Sonoma

April 13, 2019 • 5:30 pm8:30 pm
$85

Join the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for their bi-annual, Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner to celebrate Slow Food and their chapter’s delegates to Italy’s Terra Madre in 2018! Three delegates represented Sonoma County North: Kathy Matonak (chapter leader), Kelly Osman (Oz Family Farms), and Ellen Shick (food writer). Come join us as we hear Tales of their adventures and have Tastes that are inspired by this international food event.

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Peruvian Dinner with Guest Chefs

April 11, 2019 • 5:00 pmApril 12, 2019 • 9:00 pm
$69

Come experience Peruvian Cuisine at Parcel 104 with Peruvian Guest Chefs, Teddy Bouroncle and Rafael Lopez.  They will be joining Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Sanchez to create and share the unique flavors of Peru for two nights only in April.  As is always the case at Parcel 104, ingredients will be local and farm-fresh.  This will be a three course meal, with an optional wine pairing.

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Real Food Real Stories – with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs

April 4, 2019 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Free

What comes to mind when you think of wellness? Trendy ingredients, Instagram influencers, yoga retreats? This spring, hosted by Asana, we’re rounding out the conversation. Wellness isn’t just pretty images of self-care. Wellness is mental, emotional, spiritual, and communal health. More importantly, access, privilege, and diversity must be included in the conversation. Join Asana for a meal + story along with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs. They started Steadfast Herbs in 2014 in Pescadero, CA, offering medicinal…

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March 2019

Slow Food East Bay’s Nourishing Roots: Celebrating Immigrant Traditions

March 31, 2019 • 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Come join Sacred Kitchen and ITK Culinary for the kickoff of Slow Food East Bay’s 2019 series celebrating diverse culinary traditions. Come to eat and drink and dive deep with several Bay Area chefs showcasing heritage, culture and community through their culinary endeavors. Slow Food East Bay’s upcoming series of events celebrates how culture, homeland and ethnic community informs the preparation and serving of meals. Attendees will be inspired by stories from chefs and community organizations, learning how diversity and migration…

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February 2019

Wild Foods Feast

February 23, 2019 • 8:00 pm
$48

Join Suzanne Elliott, Herbalist  at ENSO Cafe in Half Moon Bay for a very unique dining experience savoring the rich flavors of natures wild bounty.  A delicious family-style dinner will be served using an array of locally foraged greens, edible flowers, and herbs. RSVP by Wednesday, February 20th.

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31st California Small Farm Conference

February 22, 2019 • 8:00 amFebruary 23, 2019 • 5:00 pm

THE SMALL FARM CONFERENCE & FARMERS GUILD-RAISING UNITE! The 31st annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers, local food advocates and farmers market managers gather each year to network, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up. Small farms, big impact.

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January 2019

Food Business Entrepreneur Training Academy – Fremont

January 3, 2019 • 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! The Alameda County SBDC and the Alameda County Community Development Agency offer a free 10-part series on "Running Your Own Food Business" for participants interested to launch and grow food businesses in Alameda County. In this series, you will learn the basics to start and grow your own food business. Do you have a great…

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December 2018

Winter Solstice at Filoli

December 20, 2018 • 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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$65

Honor the allure the shortest day of the year. A ceremonial lighting ceremony, mystical musical entertainment set the stage for this magical evening.  The night begins with a glass of sparkling wine and light hors-d’oeuvres included with the ticket. Both the House and Garden will be open for this special night. Additional wine, beer, and coffee are available for purchase. Returning by popular demand, Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble will delight guests with their hauntingly beautiful repertoire of traditional songs from the Balkans, Caucasus…

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Sunday Soup

December 9, 2018 • 1:00 pm5:00 pm
$40

Please join Veggielution as we celebrate 10 years of community food and farming by attending Sunday Soup, our family friendly fundraising supper.  The event will be held at our community farm located in the beautiful and historic Emma Prusch Farm Park in East San Jose.

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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

December 1, 2018 • 9:00 am3:00 pm
Veggielution, 647 S King Road
San Jose, CA 95116 United States
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On 1st Saturdays at Veggielution the diversity of our community comes to life. Whether through exploration of our Youth Garden, morning stretching during Yoga Class, or the sights and sounds of our kitchen during Veggielution Cocina, our farm instills a strong sense of connection among participants from many different backgrounds. Over 100 community members of all ages flow seamlessly between activities; planting in the fields, joining our free Art in the Garden program and making new friends along the way. Throughout the day local residents…

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November 2018

Buy Fresh Buy Local: The Case for Being a Locavore

November 29, 2018 • 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join Greentown Los Altos for a spirited discussion on the importance of getting our food as close to home as possible. Leading this talk will be Peter Ruddock, a local food policy expert, along with our guests Rosalind Creasy, Los Altos resident and internationally known expert and author on edible landscapes, and Laura Stec, a chef, educator and author, specializing in events and products for healthy people and the planet.

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Work Day (& Barn Dance)

November 17, 2018 • 1:00 pm9:00 pm
Pie ranch

We love farm volunteers! The workday begins at 1 pm at the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band's Native Garden, located behind Pie Ranch's Roadside Barn. Later you can join our farmers in the production fields or continue working in the Native Garden. Farm projects change each month with the passing seasons. This is followed by a paid optional farm tour, potluck, and barn dance.

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After School Culinary Adventures

November 13, 2018 • 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$375

Cook delicious seasonal recipes while boiling, baking, mincing, and more! This program teaches teens creative ways farmers utilize their products all year round. Prepare delicious and nutritious recipes using fresh, seasonal produce. Investigate the importance of sustainable agriculture, and learn more about food systems from farm to fork. No previous experience required. Youth ages 12-16 years old

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Book Conversation and Tasting

November 10, 2018 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Cooks with Books   A celebration of America’s favorite fruit! Join Montalvo’s culinary artist Andrea Blum for the launch of her rustic Ciderhouse Cookbook, filled with comfort food and drink inspired by her family’s ciderhouse in western Massachusetts. Enjoy a tasting and discussion about apple and cider products grounded in American history and flavor.   Montalvo Arts Center, November 10th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, $10 http://www.montalvoarts.org/events/open_access_1118/

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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

November 3, 2018 • 9:00 am3:00 pm
Veggielution, 647 S King Road
San Jose, CA 95116 United States
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On 1st Saturdays at Veggielution the diversity of our community comes to life. Whether through exploration of our Youth Garden, morning stretching during Yoga Class, or the sights and sounds of our kitchen during Veggielution Cocina, our farm instills a strong sense of connection among participants from many different backgrounds. Over 100 community members of all ages flow seamlessly between activities; planting in the fields, joining our free Art in the Garden program and making new friends along the way. Throughout the day local residents…

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