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Events This Week

Spring Lamb, Morels & Merlot: Mecca's Food & Wine Series,

Tue-Sat, 4/12/05-4/16/05
Mecca Restaurant, 2029 Market St. in SF
Mecca and Exec. Chef. Stephen Barber present an a la carte menu featuring sustainably-raised lamb, morel mushrooms and Merlot. The week will also feature items from Chef Barber's signature, seasonal menu, featuring produce from their own Napa Valley farm, Tucker Ranch.

Convert a Carnivore Day at Millennium
Wed, 4/13/05
Millennium Restaurant, 580 Geary St. in SF
Bring a Carnivorous Friend into Millennium and you and your friend will receive a 25% discount off your entire bill, excluding alcohol. Convert A Carnivore in 2005!

McEvoy Olive Ranch Tour
Fri, 4/15/05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
McEvoy Ranch, 5 miles south of Petaluma at 5935 Red Hill Rd. in Petaluma; $15 MALT member / $20 non-member
Tour Nan McEvoy’s 550-acre organic olive ranch in a spectacular valley near the Marin-Sonoma Border. Walk among the flowering orchards and wildflowers and learn how olives are grown. This organic ranch is working to link the farmscape with the landscape to increase wildlife habitat. Then tour the olive pressing facility and watch as oil is pressed or extracted from the olives. Then, taste the oil and, if you like, purchase a variety of products made with this wonderful farm product. Limited to the first 40 reservations received by mail. Pre-registration required.

Meet the Farmer: Dan Lehrer of Flatland Flower Farm
Sat, 4/16/05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA Education Program. Get the lowdown straight from the producer!

Learn to Grow Your Own Food
Sat, 4/16/05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
UC Berkeley Student Organic Garden, Walnut and Virginia in Berkeley;
$15 general, $10 Ecology Center members
Do you have a big backyard and want to grow some food? Do you have a small balcony and want to grow some herbs? Come learn to start growing foods and culinary herbs for your kitchen. We will cover the basics of selecting and starting your seeds, building good soil, watering plants, and managing bugs and blights. Taught by Herman Yee, an avid gardener who has worked in many community garden projects in the East Bay. He has practiced Biointensive and French Intensive Gardening and is excited to share his love of gardening with others. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.

Shop with the Chef: Jessica Prentice! ~ Author and Chef
Sat, 4/16/05, 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!

Cooking Demo & Book Signing - Deborah Madison ~ Author and Chef
Sat, 4/16/05, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA Education Program.

Feed the Fire!

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