Ecology Center Event

Thirsty Thursdays Week Five September 29

Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 3:00 pm — 7:00 pm

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

 

For the entire months of September and October join us at the North Berkeley Farmers’Market as we celebrate our small farmers and food producers!

Farmers’ Markets are a critical ingredient to our nation’s food system whose tradition has deep roots in our own county’s history that can be traced back to Egypt, over 5,000 years ago and are a vital component in creating a community of shared values around access to fresh and healthy foods

Mark Thirsty Thursday’s on your calendar and enhance your market experience against a background of live local music, sustainable wine, craft beer and other beverages, food demonstrations and a host of environmental activities. Meet our community leaders in sustainability as each week we welcome rotating guest appearances by local chefs, wineries, breweries and performers. Each Thursday you will experience and learn something new – all while you listen to great music, enjoying earth friendly beverages and filling up your market bag with a mouth-watering harvest of seasonal produce while supporting family farms and local food producers.

Enjoy performance by BHSJazzUC Berkeley’s a Capella ensemble “Trill Seekers” and Maria Ana Bija whose vocals range from Brazilian to French to early American jazz. There will be fun for the entire family, including bubble blowing, art, dance, music and chalk art at the Kids Eco-Zone.

Kitchen on Fire’s Chef Olive, StopWaste Chef Helga Alessio and Chef Adam will host cooking demos using fresh Farmers Market ingredients. Frey WinesVintage Berkeley and DeNovo Wines will pour wine, and you will be introduced to Rebout, a line of herbal wellness beverages made from all-natural ingredients.

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.

The City of Berkeley’s Office of Energy and Sustainable Development will present induction cooking demonstrations while you learn more about all electric cooking, EBikes and “Everything Electric”. Feeling crafty? You’ll have the opportunity to watch Upcycled Textiles demonstrations by Creative Reuse artist Judith Schonebaum while shopping from her stunning collection of upcycled jewelry and functional art. Grab pieces of rescued discontinued designer samples donated by FabMo for your next project!

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THIRSTY THURSDAY SCHEDULE *:

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 Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

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 Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

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 Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

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 Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

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 Drakes Sustainable Craft Beer

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

*Subject to change due to 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
This event is wheelchair accessible.

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