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Tasty Bites 10.12.04
Event updates each week; more extensive edibles every other

Events This Week
Designing Sustainable Ventures
Tue, 10/12/04, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Herbst Int'l Exhibition Hall, The Presidio in SF; $15/20 presale, $25 at the door
A mixer to learn more about embracing sustainable practices in a business or a project - from a financial and ethical perspective. Offers a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with seasoned professionals, and strengthen ties across the local sustainable business sector.

Annual Bioneers Conference
Fri-Sun, 10/15/04-10/17/04
Marine Center in San Rafael; $72-$355
A thriving network of visionary innovators who are working with nature to heal nature. Practical solutions for restoring the Earth, and people.

Fall Harvest Festival: Sustainable Happy Hour
Fri, 10/15/04, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Inside the Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; $5/glass
Kick of the festival with a happy hour featuring organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines, with proceeds to benefit CUESA education programs.

Fall Harvest Festival: Barnyard by the Bay
Sat, 10/16/04, 9:30am-1:30pm
Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; Free
Enjoy free, family-friendly activities in our Barnyard by the Bay. Experience sheep shearing, butter churning, apple pressing, wool spinning and pumpkin carving during the regular farmers market.

Shop with the Chefs: Pilar Sanchez of Pilar (10-11), Sondra Bernstein of the girl & the fig (11-12)
Sat, 10/16/04, 10:00am-12:00pm
Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; Free
See and taste what seasonal produce local chefs are buying and cooking!

From Our Kitchen To Yours: Bounty of the Harvest, Part 2
Sat, 10/16/04, 11:00am-3:00pm
Simi Winery in Healdsburg; $85 per person, $150 per couple
A multi-course lunch paired with Simi wines, cooking and produce presentations, and an Italian Slow and Savory cookbook signed by the guest chef/author, Joyce Goldstein. The Italian-style feast will feature seasonal mushrooms, squash and apples. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 707-473-3213, or email

Nicasio Valley Farm - 9th Annual Harvest Day at the Farm
Sun, 10/17/04, 10:00am-4:00pm
Nicasio Valley Farm, 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio
Bring the whole family, and celebrate the bounty of Marinís family farms. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, seed planting, music, games for kids, and a delicious picnic of barbecued chicken, oysters from Tomales Bay, grass-fed beef, fresh local greens, locally made desserts and ice cream. No pre- registration required.

Shone Farm Open House
Sun, 10/17/04, 11:00am-3:00pm
Shone Farm, 6225 Eastside Road, Forestville; Free
Shone Farm celebrates its harvest with an open house. Market garden, food pyramid garden, vineyard, olive and apple orchards, hedgerow, farm-animal petting zoo, pumpkins, squash, fall produce, and savory and sweet treats. A two-hour guided hike will go through the forested area of this beautiful 365-acre farm.

Sustainable Thanksgiving Guide
Sun, 10/17/04, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason Street at Halleck, SF; $35
Learn how to create a sustainable Thanksgiving holiday feast that will please turkey lovers and vegetarians and most of all, the planet! Featuring roasted organic free-range turkey with wild mushroom and hazelnut stuffing, fresh cranberry ginger sauce, maple sweet potatoes with spiced pecans, harvest greens with pears and walnuts, apple quince pie and more. Includes a guide with recipes, coupons and tips on how to plan, shop, and decorate in an environmentally responsible way. Call 415-561-7752 to register.

John Ash Harvest Dinner: "Gifts from the Sea"
Sun, 10/17/04
Fetzer Vineyards, Valley Oaks Ranch, 13601 Eastside Road, Hopland; $100 per person
The evening will overview what's happening in our oceans and seas (it's not all bad by the way!) and what each of us can do to help maintain healthy seas and the critters that reside there. We'll of course enjoy many of these treasures on the plate! Tickets available at 800-846-8637 or online by clicking the link above. Limited seating, gift certificates available.

Fall Harvest Festival: Sunday Supper Celebrating the bounty of California's harvest
Sun, 10/17/04
Grand Hall at the Ferry Building in SF; $150/reception & dinner
Cocktail Reception from 6pm-7pm with wine from the Hess Collection and mead from Heidrun Meadery. Each table will experience a unique supper created by a team of our local star chefs, all featuring locally grown, seasonal produce from the celebrated farmers in our markets. For reservations, contact Christine Farren at 415-291-3276 x103, or email

Fall Fruit Tasting
Tue, 10/19/04, 2:00pm-7:00pm
Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley; Free
An opportunity to sample apples (Fuji, Crimson Gold, Pink Lady, Royal Gala, Golden Delicious, MacIntosh, Brae Burn, Granny Smith, Rome Beauty, Jonagold, etc.); Asian pears (Hosui, 20th Century, Shinko, Shinseiki, Yali, etc.); and European pears (Bartlett, Olympic, Anjou, Kieffer, Warren,etc.), Fuyu persimmons, etc.

Need Your Help!

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