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Free “Hidden Star Orchards” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE
Jack London Square | Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

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Delicious Market Recipes & Free Seasonal Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options.

The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year round, rain or shine. Founded in 1989, the Jack London Square Farmers Market has deep roots in Oakland, providing a vibrant waterfront marketplace of local farms, food crafters, and restaurants for Bay Area families.

Each week, visit the CUESA Food Shed for a free seasonal tasting, and to pick up easy and delicious market recipes to take home. Bring your kids by the CUESA Kids’ Corner for crafts and other fun activities for the whole family.

Customers using CalFresh (EBT) at the farmers markets can double their dollars (up to $10 per market day) through the Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable only for fruits and vegetables. Visit the CUESA Info Booth to learn more.

Updated 1/28/2020 – Event info last checked via website

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Johann Smit of Hidden Star Orchards featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.

Once a dairy farm, the Smit family land was converted to a fruit orchard in 1985. Having studied Agribusiness at Cal Poly State University, Johann assisted his parents with the transition from dairy to fruit, and from conventional farming practices to organic practices.

Johann has worked on growing the business, first adding juices 26 years ago, and then an additional array of value-added products in the last 10 years. Now what isn’t sold as fresh fruit is juiced, sauced, dried, or fermented and sold as apple chips, apple butter, applesauce, preserves, fruit extract, juice, or hard cider. Any remaining leftovers are transported to a pig farm as food for animals.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Lectures & Workshops
Address: Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA