Cook Well Berkeley
For all things cooking on and around campus, Cook Well Berkeley is your portal to healthy cooking resources, recipes, shopping tips, and more.
Recipes & Resources
Resources for Eating Locally
- Basic Needs Security - Food Access and Assistance During COVID-19
- (link is external)Stores offering senior hours
- Free Meals for Children
Restaurants offering no-contact pick-up or delivery
East Bay, including pantry supplies
Berkeley Student Food Collective: A student-run co-op dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and ethically produced food at affordable prices.
The Golden Bear Produce Stand: Cal Dining operates a weekly produce stand, Monday through Thursday, in front of the Golden Bear, featuring fresh fruit and produce. Meal Plan Points are accepted.
- Berkeley - Ecology Center
- Berkeley Farmers' Markets Map
- Other Bay Area Farmers' Markets
- Search - localharvest.org
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Sign up for a "share" of a farm's produce to receive regular deliveries (or local pickup). Some CSAs also offer additional farm products such as eggs or honey. Learn more and explore CSA options near you at localharvest.org
Storing Fruits and Vegetables without using plastic (Ecology Center)
Smart storage (and freezing!) can extend the life of your food (Nutrition Action)
- Can you tell if a food is safe to eat by smelling it? (Nutrition Action)
- Edible Education for the Home Classroom (the Edible Schoolyard Project)
Shopper's Guide to Pesticides - Created by the Environmental Working Group and updated yearly, this guide shows the produce items with the highest and lowest amounts of pesticides.
Meat Eater's Guide to Climate Change and Health
Environmental Working Group, 2011
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Healthy Cooking Classes
Our current calendar of classes and group-cook alongs
Are you looking for a fun way to connect with your colleagues? We are now offering a 1-hour virtual "cook-along" for work units and staff organizations by request. The only cost is for the cost of groceries for the instructor. See the video above for a preview.
Check with your work unit/department or staff organization to find out if there is enough interest (minimum 10 people). If yes, have one contact person complete the request form. You can request the time of day that works best for your group.
We will do our best to accommodate your requests.