Fabulous Food Events for Earth Day Weekend – April 21 & 22, 2012

The Bay Area is legendary for its Earth Day celebrations. The food community has got the food events going on in 2012, with some find we just had to share — and all kid friendly and many free:

Apr 22nd. FREE intro session to Natural Building Workshop Series and a good old fashioned potluck community gathering. The oven will be blazing and we’ll provide the dough so bring some pizza toppings, or some other local, seasonal fare to share and compare at our ultra-local potluck.

On Saturday, April 21st, CUESA is hosting a number of events at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market all day and for free! Including the Goat Festival from 11-2pm, Schoolyard to Market 8:00am-2pm, Cooking Demos with Trace & Daniel Leighton at 11:00am andCooking Demo with Adam Duyle at 11:45am.

On Saturday, Rockridge Market Hall’s Backyard Farms & Local Food Artisans Fair – an afternoon of demonstrations, food tastings, and book signings to backyard farms and local food artisans. On Saturday, Apr. 21, the community and visitors alike are invited to enjoy activities such as cheese making, butchery demos, honey harvesting, fruit preserving, tastings from local food producers, and a goat petting zoo.

Berkeley Vegan Earth Day on Sunday April 22, 2012. This all-day extravaganza includes films, workshops, panel discussions and an exciting array of speakers.

Pie Ranch Barn Dance & Potluck, April 21 in Pescadero, south of Half Moon Bay. If you’re going to be on the coast, don’t miss this third-of-the-month event that happens to fall on Earth Day this year!

Capay Valley Olive Oil Experience, a gourmet food and farm adventure near Davis:
Explore the olive groves of Grumpy Goats Farm with Pamela Marvel, learn the secrets of pressing Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Joe Muller of the Séka Hills Olive Mill. Round out the day walking the orchards of Capay Oaks Farm, tasting and comparing olive oil varietals grown in the Capay Valley and take some home to share.  The tour will be 10am- 1pm. Tickets are $12/ person. Learn more and reserve your spot!

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