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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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    Come have breakfast with us on Saturday morning!
    This Saturday we will have a special meal and an intriguing talk.  Our special visiting chef this week is Tess Middlebrook.  Tess will be serving up a full garden breakfast including acorn flour pancakes, freshly harvested eggs, seasonal fruit from our CSA Farm Stand, fresh baked bread and more. Tess has cooked for several of […]
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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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    Community Supported Farm Stand and Crop Share
    The Middlebrook Center/CNGF is excited to host a Community Supported Farm every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at 76 Race Street, San Jose! Purchase local organics fruits, veggies and more. Become a subscribing member of our CSA or just purchase what you need for the day. Crop Sharing:  Bring your own harvested food […]
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    Coffee⎢Sustainable Saturdays
    Sat, Nov 8 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out Saturday to our garden at Middlebrook Center and enjoy a cup of coffee or two. This week we will be featuring the beloved drink that we’ve come to know and love, coffee. Our guest speaker Dave Thompson, a home-based coffee bean brewer, will talk about the coffee […]
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    Photos from Aquaponics Saturday
    We had a very nice turn out of people for our Nov 1 Sustainable Saturday at the Middlebrook Center.   Ojan gave a very informative presentation followed by a tour and a harvest of the floating beds.  Joni cooked up some great tastes with the things that were harvested . Finally, we even cracked open a […]
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    Fall Gardening Recipes
    Chef Joni made some very delicious, healthy and seasonal dishes for our Fall Gardening Workshop on Saturday Oct 25 and  has generously shared her recipes with us.  If you joined us on Saturday we hope you enjoyed your time and your tastes with us.  Joni will be cooking again this Saturday Nov 1st after the […]
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    Fall gardening and cooking photos
    The morning rain cleared just in time for our Sustainable Saturday at the Middlebrook Center. Our farm stand was full of fresh veggies, fruit, and even some eggs from our chickens. Mika gave a very informative presentation on fall gardening, followed by a harvesting and planting activity in the garden. Chef Joni prepared some amazing dishes that […]
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Upcoming Events

  1. CSA Farm Stand- Closed for Thanksgiving

    Sat, Nov 29
  2. CSA Farm Stand and Crop Share

    Sat, Dec 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Living Neighborhoods Lunch | Sustainable Saturdays

    Sat, Dec 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm