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    Saturday Menu: Bay nuts, Chia seeds & Bladderpod flowers
    This Saturday at the Middlebrook Center in San Jose, and after our next rain has perhaps ended, we will warm up three unexpected flavors to add to your California native edible palette. Chef Joni will cook it up and serve a most excellent brunch starting at 10:30. Come and enjoy these great tastes in our garden. […]
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    Photos from Living Neighborhoods Brunch⎪Sustainable Saturdays
    Thank you to everyone that came out to our center to soak up some sun after a long and stormy week! Here’s a recap of what we did on Saturday morning.
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    Sustainable Saturday Brunch Menu: Papalo, Toyon and Sage
    This week on Saturday, December 13, Chef Joni Sare cooks with the California native ingredients Toyon berries and the herbs Papalo and Creeping Sage. Come taste these unique flavors in a most delicious brunch at the Middlebrook Center on 76 Race Street in downtown San Jose. 10AM Gates and Farm Stand open. Garden Tea, Coffee […]
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    Photos from Living Neighborhoods Brunch⎪Sustainable Saturdays
    Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to have brunch with us! Glad to know that everyone enjoyed themselves along with Chef Joni Sare’s amazing three course brunch. Here’s a recap of what the beautiful sunny Saturday morning was like.   If you’re interested in how to recreate meals from Saturday’s brunch, […]
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    Red Quinoa, Lemongrass and Prickly Pear!
    Come join us on Saturday for a special brunch using some interesting ingredients that are part of the “Diet for a Healthy Planet” which promotes a healthy eating with the health of our planet in mind too.Ingredients used in tomorrows menu: 1. Red Quinoa Savory Pancakes with Acorn Flour, topped with a turkey patty and garlic aioli 2. […]
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    Come have brunch with us on Saturday morning!
    This Saturday, Dec 6 at the Middlebrook Center on 76 Race Street in San Jose will have a special meal and an intriguing talk. Chef Joni Sare will be serving up a full garden brunch with seasonal fruit and veggies from our own garden and CSA Farm Stand along with some special ingredients.  This is […]
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    Photos from Living Neighborhoods Breakfast | Sustainable Saturdays
    Special thanks to all the new and familiar faces that made it out to our breakfast together this morning. Here are a few photos from our breakfast together along with the Win6 Village proposal discussion.
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    Photos from our Aquaponics build
    On Saturday we had an amazing group effort from all of our participants to get an aquaponics system from bare ground to a functioning system in one day. It was great to see how all the parts go together and the details involved. Everyone involved got a very detailed level of hands-on understanding that can […]
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    Photos from our Sauerkraut making
    Thanks to our guest host, Dianne Ruddle, for teaching us on what amazing foods/drinks we can ferment. Here are a few photos from Saturday’s fermentation event.   If you missed the Sauerkraut event, no worries! Here are a few links and recipes that you can use to make sauerkraut or even use it as a […]
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    Photos from Coffee⎢Sustainable Saturday
    For our Sustainable Saturday on November 8, 2014, Dave Thompson from Epic Coffee regaled us on everything there is to know about coffee. Guests examined the coffee beans and sampled the coffee beverages. Then Chef Joni Sare presented a cooking demo using coffee as an ingredient.  
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    Fermentation⎢Sustainable Saturdays
    Sat, Nov 15 @ 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. From sauerkraut to beet kvass, come out to Middlebrook Center this Saturday to learn more about fermented veggies. Our host, Diane Ruddle, will be having a workshop on how to make a simple sauerkraut and discuss the basics of making other fermented veggies. Guest will then […]
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Upcoming Events

  1. No Farm Stand today: Closed for the holidays.

    Sat, Dec 27
  2. No Farm Stand Today: Closed for the holidays

    January 3, 2015
  3. Sustainable Saturdays | Pizza Oven Build One

    January 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Sustainable Saturdays | Pizza Oven Build Two

    January 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Sustainable Saturdays | Pizza Oven Finish

    January 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  6. Sustainable Saturdays | Pizza Oven Build Party

    January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm