Dig into the Local Food Community: Gill Tract and SOGA Events!

We eat food everyday but rarely see where it comes from. Did you know there are local gardening and food-growing opportunities for students? Check out the Gill Tract Farm calendar. This season there are plenty of open farming hours. Some of our favorite events are:

- Medicinal Herb Workshop on April 2nd

- Harvest Day on April 9th

- Earth Day celebration on April 23rd

Also, SOGA has open hours Sunday from 10am - 2pm. The Student Organic Garden is a short walk north of campus; check it out!

 

A valuable educational space

A valuable educational space

Easy, Affordable Meal of the Month: Veggies with Wheatberries

UNDER $5 MEAL

Onion: $ 0.99 /pound * 0.4 pound = $ 0.40

Wheat Berries: $ 0.75 / pound * 0.6 pound = $ 0.45

Red Pepper: $ 2.50 / pound * 0.28 pound = $ 0.70

Pumpkin Seeds: $ 6.89 / pound * 0.11 pound = $ 0.76

Persimmon: $ 2.50 / pound * 0.23 pound = $ 0.58 

Mushroom: $ 3.99 / pound * 0.12 pound = $ 0.48

Tomato: $ 3.00 / pound * 0.24 pound = $ 0.72

Total: $ 4.09

Good Food: Locally Grown, Organic, and Environmentally Friendly by Sofia

Pictured is a vegan orange and blueberry layered cheesecake I made with cashews and organic fruit! This represents my support for using locally grown organic and environmentally friendly ingredients! 

The other picture is granola with milk and yogurt, representing the beauty in a simple meal.

Vegan Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake made from cashews

Vegan Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake made from cashews

Granola, milk, and yogurt. 

Granola, milk, and yogurt. 

Letter from Your Outreach Coordinator: Food Day, BSFC Expo, Nood Food, and More!

Outreach Coordinator, Allegra, hard at work.

Outreach Coordinator, Allegra, hard at work.

Today is Food Day here at UC Berkeley Campus, and the Outreach Committee has a lot of projects that have really culminated in today. Beginning in the semester, we have worked every tabling opportunity from SERC's Sustainability Expo on Lower Sproul on Wednesday, September 14th, meeting new members and potential collaborators. We tabled at the CNR Welcome Orientation for new students in August, talking to environmentally-conscious majors about the food collective's mission and desire for a more just food system. We also spoke at the BFI Open House to tell other foodies about the BSFC and the projects we do to improve our own food system. 

One of our large projects for the semester in terms of outreach is working with communities on UC Berkeley's campus that are largely not present in our store, because we either do not sell the everyday goods they want or we are not advertising ourselves well enough to them. In order to break down this barrier to being a customer at the BSFC, we, in partnership with Publicity and Education are going to hold a BSFC expo, talking to people from all over campus about what products we sell, where we could improve, and what they already like about our store. Everything from the weekly box to our bulk bins is going to be explained so shoppers feel more familiar with our products! 

Finally, stay tuned for the release of our annual Nood Food calendar! Members have had positive conversations about gender, body image, and consent in preparation for our annual calendar shoot flaunting our collective spirit and favorite and most appealing produce. Please come out to the calendar's Release Party, hosted at a location TBA in late November. It's the perfect way to get you and your friends a practical holiday gift before finals set in. There will be delicious food, good music, and ~discounted~ calendars. Stay tuned for more information and a Facebook event! 

 

Thanks for reading about Outreach, if you have any questions or inputs in regards to what we could be doing better, reach out to outreach@foodcollective.org

Food Day: UC Berkeley's First Inter-Food Club Mixer, October 24th, 7:30pm

Looking to get involved in Cal's diverse food club community?

You are invited to "EAT & GREET,"

–UC Berkeley's VERY FIRST inter-food club mixer–

Monday, October 24th

@ 7:30 PM

Morgan Hall Lounge

Refreshments Provided

Explore your interest in food consulting, food engineering, food publication, nutrition education, food recovery, food policy, food systems, food innovation, or even just cooking! Your passion for food can be applied in so many ways!

Clubs that will be represented include: Berkeley Student Food CollectiveFoodInnoGradFoodFood@HaasSNACFEEDSpoon UniversityFood Pantry, and Food Science and Tech at Cal

We look forward to celebrating Food Day with you!

**This is an official Food Day event, sponsored by the College of Natural Resources. For more information, please visit cnr.berkeley.edu

Easy, Affordable Meals with Fall Produce

Under $5: Stuffed Bell Peppers

Basil

Bell pepper (2 peppers fit under the budget)

Carrot

Black beans

Brown basmati rice

Tomato

Under $5: No cook, grab-and-go lunch

Yellow Peach

Fresh Guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips (Food Prep item)

A Bag of Banana Chips from Bulk

Under $4: Convenient Breakfast

Bagel and Cream cheese

Pluot

Almonds from Bulk