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Tasty Bites 3.29.05
Event updates every week; more extensive edibles every so often

Falafels & Mezze

Maybe you know about these folks already, but it's news to us! Let's talk about Jerusalem Organic Kitchen at 1897 Solano Ave. in Berkeley (510-525-7888).

'The Mediterranean-style sandwiches and mezze at this little corner cafe not only taste fabulous, but they're made with organic produce and chicken and free-range Niman Ranch meats. Such pure, earth-friendly ingredients make the prices here seem dirt cheap. For owner Auny Abaya, a native of Israel, going organic is as much about flavor as eco-consciousness. Indeed, the Jerusalem Falafel is one of the tastiest wraps you'll ever eat, and spice-rubbed Niman Ranch lamb makes the Shawerma Platter sing.' J. Birdsall at the Mercury News

More Bay Area organic restaurants.

Events This Week

National Nutrition Month Cooking Demonstrations
Tue, 3/29/05, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way in Berkeley; Free
Easy, delicious, inexpensive, seasonal recipes. Free copies of recipes and free samples! Chef Michael Bauce will be sautéing greens. Michael is a well seasoned instructor, knowledgeable in cooking, nutrEasy, delicious, inexpensive, seasonal recipes. Free copies of recipes and free samples! Mary Vance, Associate Publisher of the Ecology Center's Terrain magazine, will be presenting a cooking demonstration using healthy seasonal fare. Mary is currently studying holistic health and nutrition in Bauman College's Nutritional Educator and Consultant program. There will also be a presentation by an as yet to be named representative of the Berkeley Unified School District. Info: 510-548-3333. Wheelchair accessible.

Meet the Farmer: Dan Lehrer of Flatland Flower Farm
Sat, 4/2/05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA Education Program. Get the lowdown straight from the producer!

Slide Ranch: Spring Fling
Sat, 4/2/05, 10:00am - 4:00pm Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy in Muir Beach;
$15/person in advance, $20 at the gate, $60/families of 4+, age 2 and under free
Our annual Spring Fling celebrates the season with live music, local organic cuisine, and farm and craft activities for everyone! You and your family can have fun with our newborn chicks, kids, lambs, garden seedlings, and even worms! Dye eggs with natural dyes, watch a sheep shearing demonstration, learn to card and spin wool, enjoy wilderness hikes, have your face painted, or help name our recently hatched chicks!

Shop with the Chef: Joyce Goldstein
Sat, 4/2/05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA Education Program. See and taste the seasonal produce local chefs are buying and cooking!

25 Years of Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) Stories: In the Beginning
Sun, 4/3/05, 4:00pm
Druid’s Hall in Nicasio; Free
Celebrate MALT’s quarter century of farmland preservation with co-founder Phyllis Faber, joined by early board members: Ralph Grossi, President of American Farm Land Trust; Earl Dolcini, past chair Farm Credit Council; Gary Giacomini, former 4th District Marin County Supervisor; and Al Poncia, Tomales rancher. Learn how MALT was conceived and what it has done to help preserve Marin County farmland. See beautiful photos of Marin farms, sample local food and wine, and wish MALT a Happy 25th Anniversary! (Watch upcoming newsletters for details of other “MALT Stories” events.) Pre-registration by phone or mail required.

Feed the Fire!

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