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Sunday Harvest Festival at Jack London Square Farmers Market

Family friendly event features cooking demos, kids’ activities and more

Press Releases, Commercial Real Estate, Community
October 27th, 2016

Oakland, Calif. – October 27, 2016: Jack London Square will transform into a Harvest Festival this Sunday, October 30, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The festival includes free tastings, food demos, kids’ activities and a pie contest. Halloween costumes are welcome.

Visitors can try their hand at cider pressings using heirloom organic apples from local farmers or make a seed ball with Farm Kids. Mini pumpkin decorating is offered with artists from Arts for Oakland Kids. Dominica Rice-Cisneros, chef/owner of Cosecha in Old Oakland, will demonstrate how to make a butternut squash mole. According to Festival organizer CUESA, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, most Harvest Festival activities are free.

The pie contest is open to amateurs: See details, rules, and entry form ». Pie entries can be submitted between 10 and 11 AM Sunday; winners are scheduled to be announced around 12:45 PM.

Students from Life Learning Academy, based on Treasure Island, will be selling plant starts and herbs from their school garden and honey from their beehive. Schoolyard to Market is a youth development, entrepreneurship, and gardening program.

CUESA hopes to initiate the Farmers Market as a tool to educate adults and kids about sustainable food systems. CUESA took over the Jack London Square Farmers Market operations last May. The Harvest Festival is their re-launch of the Sunday market which is open year round, rain or shine.

Visit: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/events/special-events

 

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Media Contacts:

Mike Zampa
Director of Communications
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com

Brie Mazurek
Marketing & Communications Manager
CUESA
(415) 291-3276 x104
brie@cuesa.org