We were so fortunate to have been asked to participate in Oakland Fairyland's annual fundraising gala last week. The theme was Hidden Treasure and it got me thinking about what it means to treasure something. By talking to the many guests (dressed at pirates, wenches, mermaids and even treasure chests) I realized they were all there because they treasure Fairyland as part of the fabric of Oakland. Some for the memories their kids made there, some from their own childhood and all because it brings magic into children's lives, daily. There was magic flitting about that night for sure.
While we all treasure the big, important things, I think we also treasure the daily happenings that bring joy and comfort. I derive so much of those things from the food. Isn't there beauty in treasuring the first bite of the first ripe tomato of the season? I think there is. The Blue Heron team does a tremendous amount of non profit work throughout the year, it is central to our beliefs as a company. And why? Because we treasure what it brings to the communities we live and work in. We know that by supporting the work these amazing people do, we are really benefiting from it ourselves. And so we provide food in the hopes that it nourishes them so that they can go out in the community and give people reasons to keep treasuring life.
Over the next couple months you will see us at some pretty important events. Here is a heads up for June and some links so you can participate too! If you haven't been to our pops ups yet, or you have attended in the past and want the June dates, those are listed below. You can always find them on our Facebook pages as well, for both Blue Heron and the Cannery Cafe
Meals on Wheels of Alameda, Taste 2017 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. We will be serving up a delightful dish during cocktail hour while honoring 30 years of Meals on Wheels nourishing seniors.
Oakland Zoo Walk in the Wild at the Oakland Zoo
Yummy nibbles surrounded by wild animals and live music!
Oakland Magazine Best Of Launch Party at the Overlook Lounge
a mix-and-mingle party honoring the winners of Oakland Magazine's Best of Oakland issue.
Buena VINO Social Club at The Cannery Cafe
California Wines, Cannery Menu Favorites and Live Music with Laura Benitez and the Heartache
B-Side BBQ! On the B-Side Patio. Buy your Tix in advance HERE
Live Music, Epic Oakland Soul BBQ and Crafty Cocktails
Come to one or all of these events
Stop by and see us and let us know what you treasure, big or small.