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John Herbstritt

White Burgundies

How many times a week do I hear the words “I don’t like Chardonnay”? Each time it cuts me to the quick, since this grape can make wines that are utterly sublime. But in a lot of ways, Chardonnayhas been the agent of her own undoing. She was admired and … Continue Reading

John Herbstritt

Organic Pumpkin Beer Done Right

Although in SF Summer is just beginning — or rather, continuing — in other parts of the country Instagram feeds are starting to fill up with crunchy leaves, football and new fall looks. For beer aficionados it is the dreaded season of the pumpkin beer. Often overly spiced, sweet and … Continue Reading

John Herbstritt

Where the Buffalo Roam

The Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the biggest names in bourbon distilling. The distillery itself has had many names over the years, and records indicate that the site has been used for distilling since 1775, making it one of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in the United States.  Buffalo … Continue Reading


Enjoying the Peak of Tomato Season

One of the most exciting times of year in the Bay Area is when the local farms start harvesting tomatoes in early June. By the time September rolls around, the local tomato season has hit its peak. All the local farmers from the Pescadero Coast to the Sierra foothills have … Continue Reading


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Farm Table Lunch with Sam Mogannam at Ram’s Gate WineryJune 9 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm
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Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water Tasting June 9 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
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Green Hollow Preserves TastingJune 10 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Butter Love Bakeshop: Sweet & Savory Dough WorkshopJune 10 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Natural Wine Tasting with Farm Wine ImportsJune 12 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Farm SchoolJune 13 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Freewheelin' Farm CSA Pick-UpJune 14 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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Farm SchoolJune 16 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale TastingJune 16 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
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Teddy Tucker's Chocolate Sauce TastingJune 16 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Kitchen Table Talks: Rebuilding a Local Grain EconomyJune 17 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Bernal Cutlery Knife Sharpening in front of Bi-Rite MarketJune 17 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
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Peanut Butter and the Pen: Food Writing CampJune 18 from 9:00am to 12:15pm
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Unsung: Neglected Vegetable HeroesJune 18 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Peanut Butter and the Pen: Food Writing CampJune 19 from 9:00am to 12:15pm
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Bi-Rite Gleaning Project Tasting: Mariquita Farms Green Garlic PestoJune 19 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Dinner Conversation: Tomatero FarmJune 19 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Peanut Butter and the Pen: Food Writing CampJune 20 from 9:00am to 12:15pm
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One Bar TastingJune 20 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
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Urban Gardening School -- SOLD OUTJune 20 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Peanut Butter and the Pen: Food Writing CampJune 21 from 9:00am to 12:15pm
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Freewheelin' Farm CSA Pick-UpJune 21 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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Peanut Butter and the Pen: Food Writing CampJune 22 from 9:00am to 12:15pm
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Harmless Harvest Coconut Water TastingJune 22 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
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OCHO Bar TastingJune 22 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Urban Gardening SchoolJune 23 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Food Lit Book Club: April-JuneJune 24 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
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Judy's Breadsticks TastingJune 24 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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Indonesian Home CookingJune 24 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Unsung: Neglected Vegetable HeroesJune 25 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Brown Bag Lunch Author Talk: Jasmine and Fire with Salma AbdelnourJune 26 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Rose Tasting Class with Pamela Busch - SOLD OUTJune 26 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Soup for SupperJune 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Freewheelin' Farm CSA Pick-UpJune 28 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Farm Series: Early Summer Inspiration -- Sold OutJune 30 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale DemoJune 30 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Ice Cream Social with Anne & Kris at The Pasta Shop on College Ave.June 30 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Pasta Shop on College Avenue - 5655 College Avenue Oakland, California 94618
Pizzaiolo Primer: Making Homemade Pizza and Mozzarella July 1 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Freewheelin' Farm CSA Pick-UpJuly 5 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tracy's Small-Batch Granola TastingJuly 6 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Emmy's Pickles & Jams TastingJuly 7 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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House Kombucha TastingJuly 8 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Fundamental Techniques of Asian Cuisines with Thy Tran - SOLD OUTJuly 8 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Beyond Bread and Butter: Class 1 - Pickling Theaters (sold out)July 9 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
The Wild Wild East: An Introduction to Hungarian Food and WineJuly 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Japanese Knife Skills & SharpeningJuly 11 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Freewheelin' Farm CSA Pick-UpJuly 12 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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Iberian Wine Drop-in Tasting: The Way Forward is Looking BackJuly 13 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Farm SchoolJuly 14 from 8:00am to 2:30pm

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