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Food and Drink2nd Annual Tomato Tasting
At this Mountain View Public Library event, urban farms and neighbors will provide tomatoes for visitors to taste and rate. Registration is appreciated but not required, and everyone is welcome. Those interested in contributing tomatoes should contact Emily Weak by phone or email. Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Food and DrinkBeagles and Bordeaux Wine Event
The Palo Alto Wine Group on Meetup will hold a wine and food networking event. For more details, visit the website. Aug. 29, 5-8 p.m. $10 in advance. The Palo Alto Wine Meet Up Group, address provided upon registration, Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkAuthor 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.
Food and Drink3rd 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.
Food and DrinkPeninsula 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.
Food and DrinkFriday 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.
Food and DrinkPortola 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, gluten-free and artisan baked goods, honey and crafts. Hot Roli Roti chicken is also on sale. Thursdays, March 12-Nov. 5, 3-7 p.m. (summer hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Food and DrinkOff 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.