CNGF Events


Upcoming Food and Pop Up Market Events

At the Middlebrook Center, our eco-neighborhood’s heart is a garden filled with nature and food. Join us for a series of food and pop up market events:

Tuesday, 4/23 5:30pm
Tess Middlebrook’s Pasta Making Class
A 3-course dining event in our spring garden

Classically trained under world-class chefs like Mario Batali, Mattahias Froeshcel, and Wylie Dufresne, Chef Tess is equipped in a range of techniques and cuisines from molecular gastronomy to rustic Italian. After years in the restaurant industry and achieving second place on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” Chef Tess decided to focus on her passion for teaching people how to cook simple and satisfying food. She’s also been part of “Good Mythical Morning,” an award winning talk show series on YouTube.

~ Pasta From Scratch Menu ~
*Gluten free option, though the chef wouldn’t recommend it 🙂
  • Pizzoccheri (Buckwheat Pasta), a classic Northern Italian pasta made with 3/4 buckwheat flour and 1/4 all purpose flour. Served with vegetables and a sauce mornay.
  • Celery Root & Stinging Nettle Ravioli With Truffle Jus
  • Bitter Greens Salad 
  • Lemon Curd & Berry Tart

This cooking workshop is limited to 10 lucky students who will go home educated about cooking skills with a full belly!

Sunday, 4/28 12pm to 3pm
Earth Hero’s Nature Camp
Open House and Early Registration

Please join us at the garden on Race Street for FOOD, PIZZA and FUN!!!


Saturday, 5/04 10am to 4pm
Annual Going Native Garden Tour and Native Plant Sale


Enjoy this free tour of native gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, which will include ELSEE’s garden on Race Street, as well as the home garden of CNGF president, Alrie Middlebrook. Native plants will be available for purchase.

Saturday, 6/08 3pm to 7pm
Sourdough Bread Making Workshop


Friday, 6/28 5pm to 8pm
Spring/Summer Makers Faire and Pop Up Market from 5-8 pm

Co-sponsors for our Spring/Summer Makers Faire are FACTR and ACHI, proud partners of the Mindful Aging Project. Details to come on this fun event!

Saturday, 7/20 4pm to 8pm
Pizza Making Workshop

Join the Village Bakers, Emiline and Allison, for this exciting workshop!

Every Saturday 10am to 2pm
CNGF Farm Stand at the Rose Garden Farmer’s Market

Please stop by our farm stand in the Lincoln High School parking lot on Dana Avenue in the Rose Garden. Also, Friday afternoon is volunteer day at the gardens and Hester Farm. Come and help us prepare for Satruday market!.

Darian, Kendall and Gunjan, students at Homestead High School, SJSU and Leigh High School, help at the farmer’s market every Saturday.

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We hope you’ll come out and support our work in your neighborhood. Tell your friends. Bring ’em too!

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