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October 2019

Hoes Down Harvest Fest

October 5, 2019 • 10:00 am4:30 pm

The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through inspiration and education. Our goals extend beyond the weekend of fun and education. Every year, for 30 years, the Hoes Down has generated valuable resources for local and statewide organizations working on projects which benefit sustainable agriculture and rural communities. Please note that all tickets will be pre-sale this year. There will be no ticket sales at the gate.…

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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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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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June 2019

A Garden Party Evening of Memories & Mysteries

June 14, 2019 • 5:30 pm9:00 pm
Winchester Mystery House

The Los Altos History Museum’s Board of Directors invites you to experience a special fundraising evening, to enjoy live music, wine & beer tasting, a signature cocktail, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, dancing, Sarah Winchester stories, and mysteries among the gardens of  the oldest occupied residence in Los Altos. In 1888, Sarah Winchester purchased this farmhouse built in 1844 and the 140 acres surrounding it for her sister Isabelle Merriman and family. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate and share in…

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60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival

June 1, 2019 • 10:00 amJune 2, 2019 • 5:00 pm

Come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable! California’s artichoke history began in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots were planted in the Castroville. Today, more than nine decades later, nearly 100 percent of America’s fresh artichoke supply comes from California and nearly two-thirds of that is still grown in Castroville. The annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival started in 1959 as a way to celebrate the iconic artichoke and the region known as the “Artichoke Center of the…

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May 2019

Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 19, 2019 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners, and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.  Launched in 2015 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long a storied history of pioneering vintners of making local wine – to a social innovation ethos that…

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Martial Cottle Park Spring Celebration

May 4, 2019 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Experience Santa Clara Valley's agricultural past, present and future, on land the Cottle family farmed for over 150 years. There will be children’s activities, local craft makers from San Jose Made, and food trucks. Meet the animals at the 4H parcel and visit the petting zoo. The UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County will host gardening talks at the Master Gardener parcel. They will also have seedlings and succulents for sale. Come see their new educational pavilion and beautiful…

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April 2019

Dahlia Society of California Tuber and Plant Sale

April 27, 2019 • 9:30 am3:00 pm

The Dahlia Society of California (DSC) is the San Francisco chapter of the American Dahlia Society. It was organized in 1917 under the laws of the California, two years after the American Dahlia Society was organized on May 10, 1915. DSC is a member of the Pacific Southwest Dahlia Conference, and an affiliate of the National Dahlia Society of England. Dahlia is the official flower of the City of San Francisco.

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Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner – Sonoma

April 13, 2019 • 5:30 pm8:30 pm

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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10th Annual Master Gardener Spring Garden Market – San Mateo

April 13, 2019 • 9:00 am1:00 pm

The annual Spring Garden Market is a plant sale and educational fair brought to you by the UCCE Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. We offer more than 5,000 vegetable plants, herb starts, and succulents to get your home garden started. You’ll discover a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, other vegetables and herbs that have been expertly selected and lovingly grown by us for you. We’ve carefully chosen top-performing varieties for each microclimate, ensuring…

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February 2019

Mammoth Fundraiser

February 16, 2019 • 12:00 pmFebruary 17, 2019 • 4:00 pm

The Annual Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Mammoth Auction & Sale, the largest such event on the West Coast, will be held at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, CA.  Private collections to be featured.  All proceeds go to support the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt, one of the finest bonsai museums in the US. Saturday - Auction, Sunday - Demos, Sales and more

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December 2018

Sunday Soup

December 9, 2018 • 1:00 pm5:00 pm

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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September 2018

Food Worth Celebrating: Hidden Villa’s Annual Gathering

September 15, 2018 • 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Explore food stations that celebrate the bounty of our vibrant local food system. Sample fermented bits, bitters, and pies from our pre-event workshops. Judge our tomatoes and select the varieties we plant next summer. Bid and win unique Hidden Villa themed silent auction items.

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April 2016

Seed Day 2016: support AB 1810, the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act

April 17, 2016 • 1:00 pm9:00 pm
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation, 18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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Learn all about Seed Sharing. Currently it is legal among small entities, AB 1810 is securing that right.

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October 2015

CAFF-Santa Clara Valley fundraising dinner

October 17, 2015 • 5:00 pm9:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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      CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers) Santa Clara Valley is hosting their second annual South Bay fundraiser dinner - The Taste of Santa Clara Valley - on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, CA. Early bird discounted tickets are available for a limited time. Click here to purchase! Join Slow Food South Bay at the table to support this worthy link in our regional food web: Proceeds from the event will support CAFF's program work, which directly…

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September 2014

Apple Harvest Tour and Dinner at Prevedelli Farms

September 28, 2014 • 4:00 pm7:30 pm
Prevedelli Farms (Main Ranch), 375 Pioneer View Road
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
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$90 – $100

Would you like to spend time on a beautiful farm and enjoy a  gourmet dinner right in an organic apple orchard during apple season?    Prevedelli Organic Apple Farm is having a farm dinner to help raise money to start a Prevedelli Farms scholarship for young farmers.  Join us for appetizers in our century old barn before touring the farm. The tour will include a history of our farm and our family and why we love to farm. Then it's time for the apple…

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June 2014

Cooking Demonstration w/ Cheryl Sternman Rule

June 20, 2014 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Whole Foods – Cupertino, Culinary Center, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, 95014

Fill your summer dishes with COLOR! Cheryl Sternman Rule will demonstrate an exciting selection of colorful, seasonal dishes from her cookbook, Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables. Cheryl is a local cookbook author and Saveur award-winning blogger. Join us for some good wine and the chance to savor Cheryl's tasty treats! Ripe will also be available for purchase. Oh, and did we mention? — you'll also receive a Whole Foods Market Gift Bag! Space is limited, so sign up now! Learn to make five exciting new dishes with…

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