People's Grocery Events
- PEOPLEâS GROCERY EVENTS, UPDATES & ACTIONS
Fall Workday at the People's Grocery Farm
Saturday October 11, 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
Come out to Sunol and get a taste of Food Justice. Weâll harvesting
pumpkins and winter squash as well planting and weeding our Fall
crops. Carpool from West Oakland available. Snacks provided. Please
emailhubert@... to RSVP and for directions.
Flavors of the Garden Tasting Event
Sunday, October 12, 12pm-2pm
Join us for our next "Flavors of the Garden" Tasting Event! This is a
special thank you celebration for all our Harvesting Justice Table
Captains, volunteers, donors, & supporters with delicious appetizers
and yummy beverages crafted by local Bay Area chefs from organic
seasonal produce grown at People's Groceryâs gardens and farm. See the
new Grub Box, meet the people who are People's Grocery, listen to live
music and taste the flavor of summer with People's Grocery. Please
email victoria@... to RSVP and for directions.
Peopleâs Grub Party
Saturday October 18, 11am-2pm
A new tradition for the West Oakland community, People's Grocery has
been hosting monthly âGrub Party,â events where people of all ages
come together over none other than healthy food. Party-goers eat, gain
tips from a cooking demo, eat, learn about nutrition, eat, laugh, eat,
discuss whatâs going on in West Oakland, and eat some more. Each event
features a talented chefs sharing his or her recipes and passing
around samples, local artists or performers, and People's Grocery
youth providing the audience with interactive education around healthy
eating and nutrition. Please email diana@... to RSVP
and for directions.
People's Grocery is Officially Organic!
As of September 2008 People's Groceryâs farm at the Agriculture Park
received certification from California Certified Organic Farmers.
Weâve always grown organically, but never been able to claim our
products are organic. Now itâs official.
Now Accepting EBT Food Stamps
In August 2008 People's Grocery was approved to accept EBT food stamps
from low-income families for the purchase and fruits and vegetables.
This enables many more families to be able to purchase low-cost, fresh
produce from People's Grocery.
People's Grocery Bids for Shopping Center
In September 2008 People's Grocery made an offer to lease a 14,000 sq
ft building at the old West Grand Shopping Center, located at 925 West
Grand Ave at the corner of Market St. This location used to be the
main shopping center in West Oakland back in the 1960âs and 1970âs and
People's Grocery is trying to bring this historic site back into
action through a unique food retail store that links to public health,
green economic development and local food systems. While we havenât
secured the building yet weâre optimistic that weâll be able to do so
and demonstrate a new model forWest Oakland.
Vote for People's Grocery at Reduction Festival
The Global Oneness Project produced a short video on Peopleâs Grocery
back in March 2008. Global Onenessâ video on Peopleâs Grocery was
recently selected for a film festival called the Reduction Festival.
Selected films are being voted on now until October 17 on the
Reduction Festival website. Please take a moment to visit Reduction
Festival, then click on Documentary, watch our video and vote for
Peopleâs Grocery! The winning films will be screened at an event in
Grub Boxes Available for Fall/Winter
There are still some open spots for both Resident and Sponsor Grub
Boxes for the Fall/Winter. Sign up today to get a weekly box of 12-15
items of organic produce. Resident Box pickup sites are at DeFremery
Park (18th St. & Adeline St.), at 936 Brockhurst St. and at the West
Oakland Health Clinic (700 Adeline St.). Pickup sites for the Sponsor
Box are at Rock Paper Scissors Collective (2278 Telegraph Ave), the
Berkeley Ecology Center (2530 San Pablo Ave) and at La PeÃ±a Cultural
Center (3105 Shattuck Ave.) Click here to learn more about the Grub
Box or emailjason@... for more information.