Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Itty Bitty at Eat Real

This coming Saturday we will be at the Eat Real Festival with our goats, Lucy and Ethel. We will be there all day in the "Grow" section, so be sure to come over and say hello. I'll also be judging jams and preserves so be sure to enter your famous homemade goods. Categories include honey, homebrewing, infusions and liqueurs, pickles, and preserves. At 2:30 pm on Saturday, Ute and I will be giving a talk/demonstration on raising urban goats. That should be fun. But personally, I can't wait to gorge myself silly on all the scrumptious goodies from the food trucks and vendors. Here are the details:

Part state fair, part block party, Eat Real Festival celebrates good fresh delicious food. With a focus on food craft, street food, handcrafted beers and local wines - all featuring sustainable local ingredients – Eat Real showcases food in all its different forms. But eating is only part of the fun - at Eat Real, you learn how to make it and grow it! From cheese to kombucha, there are dozens of demonstrations that highlight a DIY food lifestyle. No cost for entry, all edible treats $5 or less.
• Food for $5 or less
• Cold craft beer
• 25 top food trucks
• 50 food vendors
• 30 craft food vendors
• Hands-on food making workshops including bread baking, cheese making, jam making, pickling, backyard farming and more!
• Bands and DJs
When: Friday September 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday September 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday September 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

: Jack London Square - Oakland, CA

Cost: Free entry!


  1. Now, for raising urban goats is it zoning dependent still? I know I can have 12 chickens for personal use, but not sure about other animals. I wish we were all free to do with our backyards as we please!

  2. Sounds like a great day, eat real food, YES! Wish i was closer i would come by...will check back soon perhaps a post of the day?

  3. I'll be judging jams with you. Really looking forward to it! I will definitely try and make your talk.

  4. Not sure if you do the blogosphere award thing, but here goes:

    I awarded you the "Liebster Blog Award". Lucky you, hugh? Anyways, don't feel obligated to "do" the award thing if you don't want to, but I wanted to use it to spread the word about your blog!

    Carolyn Renee @ Krazo Acres

  5. @ GirlRural - you need to check with your city zoning to see if goats are ok. in san francisco we can have 2 female goats for family purposes. oakland doesn't restrict the number of goats that you are allowed to have, but that may change in the near future. the best thing to do is look up your city's ordinances on . let me know if you have any other goat questions.