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Author Nancy Hachisu on 'Preserving the Japanese Way'
Acclaimed cookbook author Nancy Singleton Hachisu will talk about her new guide, "Preserving the Japanese Way: Traditions of Salting, Fermenting, and Pickling for the Modern Kitchen." Samples will be served. Sept. 4, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Redwood City Garden and Produce Share
This neighborhood event will enable local home gardeners and food producers to share their bounty with others. Attendees can bring homegrown fruit, vegetables, herbs, honey, eggs, flowers, plants and seeds and pick up something they don't have. Sept. 6, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Driveway of private residence, 1266 Connecticut Drive, Redwood City.

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Cultured Vegetables: Sauerkraut & Krautchi (Sept. 9)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of fermented foods, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of sauerkraut, sourdough bread and kombucha made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kraut they prepare in class. Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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3rd Annual Crop Swap
This Mountain View Public Library event will allow local home gardeners to bring their extra produce and swap with their neighbors. Honey, eggs, seeds, bulbs and preserves are also welcome. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Ginger Beer Workshop (Sept. 12)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau covers the method for brewing ginger beer, necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste ginger beer and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a bottle of ginger beer and a jar of ginger bug starter. Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Sept. 12)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Sourdough Bread Boot Camp (Sept. 19)
Anne Marie Bonneau will teach students how to bake sourdough bread using wild yeast, covering each step from feeding a starter to baking the loaves. Students will taste a finished loaf and take home a formed one to bake at home. Participants should bring a bowl and towel for transporting the loaf. Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $150. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Oktoberfest Redwood City
Redwood City's Oktoberfest will set the scene with live music by AlpinersUSA, dancing from the Golden Gate Bavarian Club, traditional decor, a selection of beers on tap, German dishes and more. Sept. 18, 5-10 p.m.; Sept. 19, noon-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Sept. 20, noon-4 p.m. $18 adult; $10 child, designated driver. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Sept. 23)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Sept. 26)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Cultured Vegetables: Sauerkraut & Krautchi (Sept. 26)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of fermented foods, the necessary equipment, and successful, safe conditions. Students can taste samples of sauerkraut, sourdough bread and kombucha made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kraut they prepare in class. Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Peninsula Macrobiotic Community Dinners
Each Monday the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community serves a gourmet vegetarian dinner -- which includes soup, grain, beans or bean products, vegetables, dessert and a beverage -- in a friendly, communal setting. Lectures are also offered monthly. Reservations must be made by phone (650-599-3320) by Monday at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 3-Sept. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. $18. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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Cultured Vegetables: Sauerkraut & Krautchi (Oct. 9)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of fermented foods, the necessary equipment, and successful, safe conditions. Students can taste samples of sauerkraut, sourdough bread and kombucha made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kraut they prepare in class. Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Oct. 10)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Sourdough Bread Boot Camp (Oct. 24)
Anne Marie Bonneau will teach students how to bake sourdough bread using wild yeast, covering each step from feeding a starter to baking the loaves. Students will taste a finished loaf and take home a formed one to bake at home. Participants should bring a bowl and towel for transporting the loaf. Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $150. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.

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Brew Your Own Kombucha (Oct. 28)
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
 

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Friday Nights at the Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum is partnering with Off the Grid to bring food trucks and special programming to the museum each Friday night. Fridays, June 12-Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m. Prices vary. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Portola Valley Farmers' Market
This year-round market offers organic fruits, veggies, nuts, juices, grass-fed meats, chicken, local farm eggs, fresh seafood, fair trade coffee, nut butters and jams, artisan beer, wine, gluten-free and artisan baked goods, honey and crafts. Hot Roli Roti chicken is also on sale. Thursdays, year-round, 3-7 p.m. (summer hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Off the Grid: Palo Alto
With help from the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Off the Grid will bring its market offering a number of dinner options and a pop-up bar to Palo Alto. Mondays, Feb. 16-Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.