Ecology Center Event

Thirsty Thursday at the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market – September 1 Thru October 27, 2022

Thursday | September 01, 2022 | 3:00 pm — Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 7:00 pm

North Berkeley Farmers’ Market | Shattuck Avenue and Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

Thirsty Thursdays at the North Organic Farmers Market are starting in September! Enjoy live local music, sustainable wine, craft beer and other beverages, food demonstrations and a host of environmental activities while you shop for fresh and organic produce and products at the market.

For the entire months of September and October your shopping experience at the market will include an amazing lineup of local musicians including BHSJazz, UC Berkeley’s “Trill Seekers” a Cappella group and Maria Ana Bija whose vocals range from Brazilian to French to early American jazz. Fun for the entire family, bring the little ones for bubble blowing, art, dance, music and chalk art at the Kids Eco-Zone.

Meet our community leaders in sustainability at guest appearances by local chefs, wineries, breweries. Kitchen on Fire, will demonstrate and sample out recipes using fresh Farmers Market ingredients and introduce you to Rebout, a line of herbal wellness beverages made from all-natural ingredients. The City of Berkeley’s Office of Energy and Sustainable Development will present induction cooking demonstrations. Feeling crafty? You’ll have the opportunity to take a quick Upcycled Textiles workshop with artist Judith Schonebaum. Learn more about EBikes, Electric Cars and all electric cooking. Each week look forward to a new environmental activity hosted by the Ecology Center’s Education and Engagement program from in-person Zero Waste Audits to a Help Desk Pop-Up, to a Sorting Plastics demonstration.

Each Thursday you will experience and learn something new – all while you are listening to great music, enjoying earth friendly beverages and getting in your weekly shopping.

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We hope to see you there!

FULL THIRSTY THURSDAY SCHEDULE*:

SEPTEMBER 1

For Sipping

3pm – 7pm

Wine Selections poured by Vintage Berkeley

Ice Cold Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

Rebout a line of wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-5 Maria Ana Bija

5-7 BHS Jazz Combo

Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Adam Solden – Blind Basket* Farm Fresh Recipes

Session One 4-4:30

Session Two 5-5:30

Session Three 6-6:30

*Chef Adam will arrive early with his market bag and fill with seasonal ingredients from Farmers Market Vendors and create “on the spot” recipes at the food demo table

SEPTEMBER 8

For Sipping

3pm-7pm

California Certified Sustainable De Novo Wine by the glass

Ice Cold Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

 Rebout a line of wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-5 Wasska Project featuring Peruvian artist Javier Trujillo who mixes classical guitar with South American rhythms and local performer, educator and musician Mariela Herrera

5-7 Maria Ana Bija

Cooking Demonstrations

Farm Fresh Cooking with Food Scraps with Chef Helga Alessio

Demo 1     4:30-4:50

Demo 2     5:35

Demo 3     5:45-6:10

Creative Reuse

3-7 Upcycled textiles demonstration by Creative Reuse Artist Judith Schonebaum

Everything Electric

3-7 Everything Electric Induction Cooking

3-7 EBikes – Meet the owner

Kid’s Eco-Zone

5-6 Mariela’s Music Time

SEPTEMBER 15

For Sipping

California Certified Sustainable De Novo Wine by the glass

Ice Cold Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

Rebout a line of wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-5 Maria Ana Bija

5-7 BHS Jazz Combo

Cooking Demonstrations

4-6 Chef Olive from Kitchen on Fire

SEPTEMBER 22

Canceled for the week.

SEPTEMBER 29

For Sipping

Wine selections poured by Frey Wine , a leader in sustainable wine production whose encompassing practices include biodynamic agriculture standards that protect natural habitats and supports and maintains wildlife corridors

Ice Cold Local Craft Beers

Rebout a line of wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-4 TBD

4-6 BHS Jazz Combo

6-7 U.C. Berkeley’s Trill Seekers, founded by members of Cal Berkeley’s Women’s and Men’s Chorales to bridge the gap between a capella and choral music

Cooking Demonstrations

Farm Fresh Cooking with Food Scraps with Chef Helga Alessio

Demo 1     4:30-4:50

Demo 2     5:35

Demo 3     5:45-6:10

Creative Reuse

3-7 Upcycled textiles demonstration by Creative Reuse Artist Judith Schonebaum

OCTOBER 6

For Sipping

Wine selections poured by Frey Wine , a leader in sustainable wine production whose encompassing practices include biodynamic agriculture standards that protect natural habitats and supports and maintains wildlife corridors

Ice Cold Local Craft Beers

Rebout a line of wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-4 TBD

4-6 BHS Jazz Combo

6-7 U.C. Berkeley’s Trill Seekers, founded by members of Cal Berkeley’s Women’s and Men’s Chorales to bridge the gap between a capella and choral music

Food Demonstrations

Chef Adam Solden – Blind Basket* Farm Fresh Recipes

Session One 4-4:30

Session Two 5-5:30

Session Three 6-6:30

*Chef Adam will arrive early with his market bag and fill with seasonal ingredients from Farmers Market Vendors and create “on the spot” recipes at the food demo table

 Creative Reuse

3-7 Upcycled textiles demonstration by Creative Reuse Artist Judith Schonebaum

OCTOBER 13

For Sipping

California Certified Sustainable De Novo Wine by the glass

Ice Cold Local Craft Beers

Rebout a line of wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-5 School of Rock upper division students

5-7 Wasska Project featuring Peruvian artist Javier Trujillo who mixes classical guitar with South American rhythms and   local performer, educator and musician Mariela Herrera

Food Demonstrations

Chef Adam Solden – Blind Basket* Farm Fresh Recipes

Session One 4-4:30

Session Two 5-5:30

Session Three 6-6:30

*Chef Adam will arrive early with his market bag and fill with seasonal ingredients from Farmers Market Vendors and create “on the spot” recipes at the food demo table

 Kid’s Eco-Zone

5-6 Mariela’s Music Time

OCTOBER 20

For Sipping

California Certified Sustainable De Novo Wine by the glass

Ice Cold Local Craft Beers

Rebout wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-5 TBD

4-6 BHS Jazz Combo

6-7 U.C. Berkeley’s Trill Seekers, founded by members of Cal Berkeley’s Women’s and Men’s Chorales to bridge the gap between a capella and choral music

Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Adam Solden – Blind Basket* Farm Fresh Recipes

Session One       4-4:30

Session Two       5-5:30

Session Three    6-6:30

*Chef Adam will arrive early with his market bag and fill with seasonal ingredients from Farmers Market Vendors and create “on the spot” recipes at the food demo table

Creative Reuse

3-7 Upcycled textiles demonstration by Creative Reuse Artist Judith Schonebaum

OCTOBER 27

For Sipping

California Certified Sustainable De Novo Wine by the glass

Ice Cold Local Craft Beers

Rebout wellness teas and probiotic functional beverages created by Kitchen on Fire

Performance

3-5 School of Rock advanced students

5-7 BHS Jazz Combo

Food Demonstrations

4-6 Chef Olive from Kitchen on Fire

Creative Reuse

3-7 Upcycled textiles demonstration by Creative Reuse Artist Judith Schonebaum

*Subject to change in the event of unknown circumstances 

About the Berkeley Farmers Market

The Ecology Center Farmers Markets strive to bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, and we always accept EBT and WIC Farmers’ market nutrition program (FMNP) checks.

 

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Cost: FREE
Event Phone: 925-421-9574
Event Email: cynthia@ecologycenter.org
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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