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Re: A Love Letter to Castro Valley

It has been a while. It has been a while since you have met up with friends for a drink. Since you were able to go on that romantic date night. Since you were able to bring your kids to a local event. A place you could feel safe and welcomed.

From Daughtrey’s Department Store to the Castro Valley Community’s New Favorite Gathering Space

Starting as Daughtrey’s Family Department store, the building that now houses the Castro Valley Marketplace has grown into a community building of commerce, food, and more.

Castro Valley Marketplace Gift Guide 2020

Castro Valley Marketplace’s 2020 Gift Guide is here! Let us help you pick the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

Traveling from Home with Chef Charlie: Tuscany, Part II

Continuing our stay on the southern shores of Italy, we are whisked away to a picturesque Tuscan villa near San Gimignnano and Volterra. It is here among the rolling green hills and vineyards, that Chef Charlie introduces us to a comforting Italian sugo, or traditional tomato-meat sauce, served over a buttery polenta.

Traveling from Home with Chef Charlie: Tuscany, Part I

For those of us native to the Bay Area, the month of May signals the start of artichoke season.

One Piece at a Time with Mosaic Artist Rita Soyfertis

As the rain subsides and warmth spreads across the hills, waking up the California poppies among a chorus of new greenery, Rita Soyfertis carefully places tiles into an elaborate design crafted specially for the community that will soon gather along the pathways surrounding the new Castro Valley Marketplace.

Culture Corner with FARMcurious: A History of Cheesemaking

“Mention you work in cheese and you immediately capture people’s attention and imagination. Tell them you teach home cheesemaking and their minds are blown.”

Culture Corner with FARMcurious

Are you ready to nerd out with your curds out? Nicole Easterday, owner and founder of FARMcurious, makes us want to break out the beakers and bunsen burners with her new series of science-focused online cheesemaking and fermenting classes.

Kids in the Kitchen: Chinese Chicken Salad

Tracy Cates paints a picture most parents can relate to with their kids: how to appeal to a range of developing tastes around mealtime.

Kids in the Kitchen

Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained? Tracy Cates might have the perfect solution for you. With over 30 years of experience in the culinary field as a chef, instructor, professional caterer, and many other white fluffy hats, Tracy is now directing her expertise into designing fun classes to get kids excited in the kitchen.