Lotsa Cool Markets and Street Parties Coming Up Soon


One of the food options from Picnic in the Street: the pulled pork sandwich from the Pasta Shop. Photo from Facebook.

If you’re in the market for some local artisanal products from unique purveyors, look no further than the Meet Market at ~BLUXOME STREET WINERY~. Oh, and did we mention you can sip on wine while doing your shopping? Yeah, not so bad. Check out the rillettes and other meaty goodies from Wooden Spoons, or the pickled vegetables from Paulie’s Pickling, or perhaps some cheese from Orland Creamery Farmstead is more your speed. Regardless, they’ll all be on offer the last Saturday of every month from 12pm-5pm, which means this month’s will be Saturday September 29th. 53 Bluxome St. at 4th St.

Don’t forget the ~PARTY ON BLOCK 18~ is also happening on Saturday September 29th, from 12pm-6pm. The blocks of 18th Street between Dolores and Guerrero will be closed, and local shops and restaurants will be serving some of their finest foods for your munching pleasure. The event is free, and books of food and drink tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds will benefit Buen Dia Family School, 826 Valencia, 18 Reasons, Nextcourse, Holy Family Day Home, and The Women’s Building. If yo

Over in Oakland, catch the fall celebration ~PICNIC IN THE STREET~ on Sunday October 7th, to coincide with the Rockridge Out and About festival. Merchants from the Rockridge Market Hall will be out in full force, offering food, tastings, and demonstrations. There will also be a bunch of fall-flavored activities for kids, like a pumpkin painting booth and goat petting zoo. Paul Marcus Wines will be on hand, pouring sparkling, rosé, and red wines, so there’s plenty of fun for adults too. For a full list of participating merchants, check out the list here. Attendance is free, with food and beverages available for purchase. The event will take place from 12pm-6pm, at and around the Rockridge Market Hall, at 5655 College Ave. at Keith, Oakland.