Last Saturday we had a Membership Event, a journey to the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer’s Market! There was as much fun to be had as produce to oogle at, and in case you missed it, I am going to summarize it here. Each week nearly 25,000 shoppers visited this market, and last week 5 of them were from the BSFC!
In front of the building the plaza was filled with stall selling jewelry, accessories, clothing and art. We meandered through there, observing the beauty and craft.
But of course, we were really there for the food. And that came next! Above the Ferry Building was a typical overcast day, but on the ground was a vibrant and colorful market.
The whole building is surrounded by stalls filled with delights, and we made it our goal to try every nectarine, a very noble quest as most vendors were more than happy to provide samples.
Here are just a few of the wonderful things we saw!
Dragon Tongue Green Beans!
Flying Saucer Squash and Cherry tomatoes
Overall, the trip was quite the success, many laughs were shared, and many tasty treats were seen and eaten. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoy themselves, and so much food to be had.
If you would like to hear about our membership trips (guest are always welcome!) and other events, check out the calendar in the back of the store, or email email@example.com about becoming a member! We’ll send you email reminders of all the fun to be had.
Candice, Membership Coordinator
Thumbs up cuz we’re back! Get ready for lots of tumblr action from the BSFC!
Need last minute gift ideas, or just an excuse to stop by the Collective before we close for the holiday break this evening? We got you covered.
Thanks for following us and have a wonderful break, foodies!
If you’re feeling a little dead from Dead Week, we feel you. That’s why you should head on to the back of the Collective, where we have as many peanut butter cups as you could possibly want. We can’t confirm this, but we’ve heard from sources that people who eat peanut butter cups definitely do better on their finals. And even if you don’t, they’re delicious, so worth a try, right?
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups are organic, gluten and GMO free and the chocolate is Fair Trade. The peanut butter is crunchy and the chocolate is perfectly smooth. Each package comes with two cups and they’re healthy enough for snack food and delectable enough for dessert. Come by and grab some. You deserve it. And we’ll let you get back to studying now.
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups are available at our store, 2440 Bancroft here in Berkeley. We’re open Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm. Our store is open to everyone, including non-members and non-students. Come visit!
One of our newest products here at the Food Collective proclaims on its label that it’s “just a water bottle, like you’re just a person.” Which is to say that you’re far more than just a person and this is far more than just a water bottle. It’s the BKR bottle, of course.
These bottles are made of glass and have a silicone cover, which I’ll let speak for itself with this image from BKR’s website.
It’s the water bottle that might make you break your plastic habits for good, inspired by everything from sky-high boots to Tokyo minimalism to the bright and the calm. They come in pretty much every color of the rainbow and are exactly as socially and environmentally consciousness as you could hope. Their bottles are, of course, completely BPA-free and if you buy one, it’s sure to be something you’ll hang on to for a long time. They’re made with the belief that the objects in your life should be beautiful, effortless and loved and take it from us, they’re all of those things.
BKR Water Bottles are available for $25 at our store, 2440 Bancroft here in Berkeley. We’re open Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm. Our store is open to everyone, including non-members and non-students. Come visit!
windspeakes said: Hey! Just wondering, which committee runs the tumblr page?
It is in the outreach & publicity committee!
(Photo courtesy of www.califiafarms.com.)
It’s getting to be that season! What season? Holiday Nog season, of course! The good news is that all the rain we’ve been getting here in Berkeley gives you license to stock up on as much of this as you want. And you will want a lot.
This Holiday Nog is made by Califia Farms, which is a beverage company based out of the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. All of their products are certified non-GMO and come in recognizable, lovely carafes which will bring back a wave of nostalgia for classic milk bottles — even if we’re all a little bit too young to remember that. Their name is derived from the story that Spanish explorers thought they had discovered the mythical island of the warrior queen, Califia, when they first came to California.
Back to the Nog: it’s one part dairy and soy free and two parts absolutely delicious. It’s great enjoyed on its own, added to your morning coffee or used in pretty much any way you can dream up and it’s one of the products we’re most excited about carrying this holiday season.
(Note: This fab Holiday Nog has been so popular that we’re currently out of stock. We should be getting it back in on Tuesday, and hope you’ll come for some then.)
Califia Farms’ Holiday Nog is available for $5.25 for a 48 ounce bottle at our store, 2440 Bancroft here in Berkeley. We’re open Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm. Our store is open to everyone, including non-members and non-students. Come visit!
Walk by our body products section and you’ll smell Luscious Lathers soaps before you see them. We currently have three of their soaps in stock and they smell absolutely wonderful: clean and fragrant. Luscious Lathers is based in our neighboring city, Emeryville, and their soaps are natural, non-abrasive and regenerative.
When you get one of their soaps, it will have one or more of these completely natural bases: olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter or glycerin.
All of their products are made by hand in small batches using cold process, hot process or melt-and-pour. As their website explains, the first two methods require between two and four weeks to cure, while the melt-and-pour requires a much shorter time.
We’ll be getting their fantastic deodorant in store soon as well, which is natural and aluminium free. And, of course, happy 3rd birthday to the Berkeley Student Food Collective! Be sure to come by and help us celebrate in the coming week by checking out these and many more fabulous products on our shelves.
Have a wonderful weekend, foodies!
Luscious Lathers soaps are available for $3.00 at our store, 2440 Bancroft here in Berkeley. We’re open Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm. Our store is open to everyone, including non-members and non-students. Come visit!