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Center & Bookstore (top left photo:
VegetarianUSA) - 2530 San Pablo
Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. 510-548-2220.Organic
gardening supplies, books, tapes, gifts, t-shirts,
Tool & Hardware Inc. (top right photo:
VegetarianUSA) - 1333 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702. 510-524-3700(PST). The
store is open 9am- 5pm Monday through Saturday.
Featuring exceptional tools from Japan, plus a wide
variety of Garden tools and bamboo tools.
center photo: VegetarianUSA) - 1338
San Pablo Ave. (near Gilman), Berkeley, CA 94702.
510- 527-4140. Check website for other locations in the Bay area.
Geodesics (bottom left photo
courtesy: Timberline Geodesics) - 2015
Blake St., Berkeley, CA 94704.
800-DOME-HOME(366-3466). For more than 35 years, TG
has been dedicated to designing Geodesic Dome
packages that make it easy, practical and
affordable for people to construct their own
Press - 1200
5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710. 510-558-1666,
800-443-7227. Publishing accurate and reliable
outdoor hiking books and maps for more than 40
Systems (bottom right
photo courtesy: Shelter Systems) - 100 Katherine Lane,
Santa Cruz, CA 95065. Toll Free 866-777-1066 or 831- 464-2002. Shelter System's
structures have been serving people around the
world for over 30 years. Their Domes and Yurts have
served as family living spaces, camping tents,
emergency shelters, studios, playrooms, retreats,
fair pavilions, expedition tents, research tents,
and more. Shelter Systems also offers the gardener
a wide variety of gardening greenhouses: GroDomes,
GroRows, Row Covers, Bubble Domes, CrystalCaves,
West Bookshop - 324
Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041.
650-988-9800. East West Bookstore is not just a business. It is above all a resource for expansive ideas, a retreat from ordinary life, and a gathering place in support of community ideals and spiritual growth.
Way: A Path to
Self-Healing - 2335 Market St.,
San Francisco, CA 94114. 415-861-6511. Offering an amazing line of unique
jewelry from many different countries;
crystals and gemstones from around the world; an
array of products including metaphysical
books, Cds, all-natual soaps, incense, oils, and
candles; and yoga gear.
Secret Bookstore - 923 C
St., San Rafael, CA 94901. 415-457-4191.
We sell over 800,000 new and used book titles, videos, music CDs and tapes, and Sacred Art images, paintings, statues, sculptures, and items from around the world.
World Family Commune - Box
1241, Santa Rosa(North Bay), CA 95402. The One
World Family Commune is a pilot model demonstration
of how to live in a new world communal
consciousness of sharing on all levels: socially,
economically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally
and physically. Began in San Francisco in
Corners of the
Mouth - 45015 Ukiah St.,
Mendocino(North Bay), CA 95460. 707-937-5345.
This natural foods store has operated as a non profit, worker collective in Mendocino since 1975. Every dollar earned goes directly to the workers, to the store or back into the community.
Avenues Community Food Store
- 3930 Judah
Street, San Francisco, California 94122.
415-661-7475. Hours: 9am-9pm daily.
Grocery Cooperative (photo
courtesy: Rainbow Grocery) - 1745
Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103. 415-863-0620.
Hours: 9-9 daily. Since 1975. Their goals include,
but are not limited to: providing affordable
vegetarian food products which have minimal
negative impact ecologically and socially; buying
goods from local organic farmers, collectives,
bakers, dairies and other local businesses whenever
possible; providing Rainbow Grocery Cooperative's
workers with a livable wage; creating a
nonhierarchical work space based upon respect,
mutuality and cooperation; offering low-cost health
care products and resources; supporting other
collectives and worker owned businesses;
encouraging bicycling, mass transit and alternative
transportation; omposting all in-store green
wastes; recycling, reducing and reusing resources
whenever possible; and creating a diverse,
non-discriminatory multi-lingual environment.
Market Natural Foods Store
- 1899 Mendocino
Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628. 707-546-1806.
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-8pm. Community Market is Sonoma County's worker-run, vegetarian natural food store. Since 1975 we've provided the community with wholesome, organic food products. But we're more than just a store … we are a family of workers committed to serving our community and building a more sustainable future.
New Living Expo - Mail: New Living Expo, 422 Corte Escuela, Novato, CA 94949. 415-382-8300. The New Living Expo, formerly known as the Whole Life Expo, is a signature event in the Bay Area. It brings together pioneering speakers, lecturers, and exhibitors specializing in health, healing, relationships, higher consciousness, and sustainable living. Our yearly San Francisco event focuses on the changes necessary to enjoy healthy, spiritually fulfilling, environmentally sustainable and socially just lives. Workshop speakers have includes: John & Ocean
Robbins, John Gray PhD., Kevin Ryerson, Matthew
Fox, Dannion Brinkley, Margot Anand, Dick Sutphen,
Master Zhi Gang Sha & Jai Uttal.
Francisco Vegetarian Society - P.O.
Box 2510, San Francisco, CA 94126-2510.
415-273-LIV1. The Society hosts events throughout
the year such as vegetarian potlucks, picnics,
dining out and lectures.
courtesy of Harmony Festival) -
Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds,
Santa Rosa, CA. 707-861-2035. The Harmony Festival is a music festival, a
participatory educational forum, and a dynamic
marketplace for ideas, services and products that
promote a natural lifestyle in balance with the
planet. Exhibitors cover a wide variety of
categories including: Quality arts & crafts,
Fine imports, Health and ecological products and
services, Natural foods and food tasting,
Non-profit, community, and ecology organizations.
The Harmony Festival is well-known for its
continuous live music and entertainment for the
whole family. Dancers,
magicians, clowns, stilt walkers and jugglers
continuously delight audiences around the five acre
venue. Past performers and speakers have included:
Dave Mason, Los Lobos, Richie Havens, Taj Mahal,
Kenny Loggins, Jefferson Starship, Jai Uttal, Daryl
Hannah, Ram Dass, Dennis Kucinich, John Robbins,
Julia Butterfly Hill, and Wallace Black Elk.
Area Farmers' Markets
Bowl Market - 2020 Oregon St.,
Berkeley (East Bay), CA 94703. 510-843-6929. Hours:
Mon-Sat. 9-8; Sunday 10-6.
Natural Grocery Company (left photo:
VegetarianUSA) - 1336 Gilman St.,
Berkeley (East Bay), CA 94706. 510-526-1155. Hours:
Foods Market (right photo:
VegetarianUSA) - 3000 Telegraph
Ave., Berkeley (East Bay), CA 94705-2014.
510-649-1333. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Foods - 1399 Broadway
St., Burlingame, CA 94010. 650-347-2058. Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sunday 9am-6pm.
Foods Market - 1690 S.
Bascom Ave., Campbell (South Bay), CA 95008.
408-371-5000. Hours: 8am-10pm, daily.
Unlimited Health Food - 3446
Village Dr., Castro Valley (East Bay), CA 94546.
510-581-0220. Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30-9, Sat 9:30-6,
House - 2395
Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94520.
925-676-2305.Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-7pm.
Foods Market - 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd.,
Cupertino, CA 95014. 408-257-7000. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Natural Grocery Company - 10367
San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530. 510-526-1155.
Hours: 9-8, daily.
Earth Natural Foods - 1966 Sir Francis
Drake Blvd., Fairfax (North Bay), CA 94930.
415-454-0123. Since 1969 "has been continually
offering our local community the finest organic
foods we can procure."
Foods Market - 414
Miller Ave., Mill Valley (North Bay), CA 94941.
415-381-1200. Hours: 8am-8pm daily.
Foods Market - 731 East Blithedale,
Mill Valley (North Bay), CA 94941.
415-381-3900. Hours: 8am-9pm daily.
Foods Market - 230 Bay Place, Oakland (east Bay), CA 94612.
510-834-9800. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Foods Market - 1250
Jefferson Ave., Redwood City (South Bay), CA 94062.
650-367-1400. Hours: 8am-10pm, daily.
Real Food Company - 2140
Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-673-7420.
Hours: 8am-9pm, daily.
Real Food Company - 3060
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94123. 415-567-6900.
Hours: 8am-9pm, daily.
Foods Market - 1765 California
St. (corner of Franklin), San Francisco, CA 94109.
415-674-0500. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Foods Market - 690 Stanyan Street,
San Francisco, CA 94117. 415-876-6740. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Foods Market - 3950 24th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94114. 415-282-4700. Hours: 8am-10pm, daily.
Foods Market - 450 Rhode Island St,
San Francisco, CA 94107. 415-552-1155. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Foods Market - 399 4th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-618-0066. Hours:
Foods Market - 1010 Park Place,
San Mateo(South Bay), CA 94403. 650-358-6900.
Hours: Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Foods Market - 340
Third St., San Rafael (North Bay), CA 94901.
415-451-6333. Hours: 8am-9pm daily.
Foods Market - 1181
Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa (North Bay), CA 95405.
707-575-7915. Hours: 8am-9pm daily.
Foods Market - 390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa (North Bay), CA 95401.
707-542-7411. Hours: 8am-9pm daily.
Foods Market - 6910
McKinley Ave., Sebastopol (North Bay), CA
95472-3420. 707-829-9801. Hours: 8am-9pm daily.
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Gratitude - Berkeley, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
Tree Community Foods (right photo
courtesy: Living Tree Community Foods)
- Berkeley (East Bay), CA.
510-526-7106. To arrange to pick up at our production plant in Berkeley, please phone us at
1-800-260-5534 or 510-526-7106 X10 during the times of 8am-2pm Monday through Friday. Products include organic almond
butter, organic almonds, macadamias, cashews,
pecans, walnuts, hazlenuts and pinenuts, Living
olive oil, and Vermont raw honey. Most of their commoditites are certified
organic and are grown by family farmers."
Energy Organic Juice Cafe - Berkeley, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
seRaw - Burlingame, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
Light Cafe - Fort Bragg, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
Sea Vegetable Company - P.O. Box 455, Philo, CA 95466. 707-895-2996. Since 1980 we've been providing quality wildcrafted sea vegetables and information.
Vegetarian Cuisine - San Francisco, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
Judahlicious - San Francisco, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
Francisco Live Foods Enthusiasts (left
photo courtesy: SFLFE) - 662 29th Ave.,
San Francisco, CA 94121. S.F. LiFE (San Francisco Living Foods Enthusiasts) is a non-profit group that began in 1987 as the San Francisco Living Foods Support Group. Our goals are to provide public education and member support for individuals and families who are pursuing the healthful benefits of the living foods, raw foods and fruitarian diets and lifestyles.
Gratitude - San Rafael, CA. See listing in 'Restaurants'.
Health Expo - Santa Rosa,
CA. The Raw Health Expo is dedicated to educating the public about all aspects of the Living and Raw Foods Plant-Based Lifestyle. Over three dozen of today's most talented raw food teachers. Which not only includes dietary choices, but extends further to living a sustainable lifestyle, such as growing your own food and reducing toxins in your life. Discover cutting edge secrets that can change your life. Make connections and friendships that can last forever.
Music & Dance Community Center &
VegetarianUSA) - 1317 San Pablo
Ave.(at Gillman St.), Berkeley (East Bay), CA 94702.
510-525-5054. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit music and culture venue that specializes in presenting live world and roots music. Ashkenaz brings people of all ages, cultures and lifestyles together with music and dance programs that include African, Balkan, Brazilian, Cajun/Zydeco, Carribbean, Middle Eastern, Reggae, American roots from Bluegrass to Swing, and more. Call
for hours, showtimes vary. Ashkenaz's Cafe is open during shows and serves mostly organic vegetarian fare.
Ashkenaz is 100% smoke-free.
VegetarianUSA) - 1533 Shattuck
Avenue, Berkeley(East Bay), CA 94709. 510-845-1059.
Since 1976, the Acupressure Institute has offered comprehensive Acupressure trainings in traditional Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) such as Chinese Meridian Massage (Tui Na) and Shiatsu massage.
Central Massage Supply - Piedmont, CA.
510-772-9706. Bodywork Central rents massage tables, massage chairs, and Body Support Cushions for individuals or large events.
Earth Crafts - 800-358-8292. Massage Tables.
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Vibrance Magazine - Phone: check website. Vibrance is the offspring of Living Nutrition magazine, which we published from 1996-2007 (all 20 back issues are available). Vibrance teaches and inspires health enthusiasts in how to succeed at eating our natural diet of vibrantly alive raw foods, how to self-heal using our God-given powers within, and how to build everlasting vibrant health the natural way via the principles of the world's most successful health system: Natural Hygiene.
Ground Magazine (photo
courtesy: Common Ground) - We're pleased to introduce a new feature to the Common Ground website, the webzine. Now you can flip through the pages the same you pick up at select San Francisco Bay Area locations.
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Gate Zen Center (see listing below)
Zen Center - 1931
Russell St., Berkeley (East Bay), CA 94703.
510-845-2403.Welcoming diversity, here at Berkeley Zen Center the practice of zazen
is available to people of every race, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. May all beings realize their true nature.
Gate Zen Center -
2200 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. 510-845-8565. Empty Gate Zen Center provides training in Zen meditation in the East Bay within a kind and supportive environment. We offer a daily practice schedule and regular monthly retreats, as well as Dharma talks, private interviews and kong-an practice with our guiding teacher, Zen Master Bon Soeng (Jeff Kitzes). All of our programs are open to everyone, regardless of previous experience or background.
Meher Baba Information - Box 1101, Berkeley, CA 94701. Meher Baba Information is a non-profit corporation devoted to spreading Avatar Meher Baba's Message of Love and Truth. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff and have been since our inception in 1967.
Viha IC & Book Distributor- P.O.
Box 352, Mill Valley, CA 94942. Call us toll-free at (866) 856-7019. Viha has the largest selection of Osho books worldwide, with about 375 titles in English. We also carry Osho's discourses on DVD, video, audio tape, and (limited) CD and MP3, all of His meditations on CD and/or tape, and a wide selection of music from the world of Osho on CD and tape. We encourage and support friends who offer meditations in their homes or in rented spaces and list events like these in the Bulletin Board in the Viha Connection, the magazine we put out every second month.
Gulch Farm Zen Center - 1601
Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA 94965.
415-383-3134. Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, also known as Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji), is a Buddhist practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition offering training in Zen meditation and ordinary work.
Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland (left photo:
VegetarianUSA) - 1107 Stanford
Ave. (near San Pablo Ave.), Oakland, CA 94608.
510-898-2700. Siddha Yoga is a spiritual path of discipline, of mastering the mind and senses with teachings and practices. The Siddha Yoga path is imbued with grace and guided by meditation master and teacher Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. The Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland welcomes all sincere seekers.
Francisco Zen Center | Beginner's Mind
Temple - 300 Page St.,
San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-863-3136. Beginner's Mind Temple (Hosshin-ji), also known as City Center, was established in 1969 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi as a training center in the Soto Zen tradition open to the general public.
Offerings include daily meditation and service, semi-weekly dharma talks, classes, workshops, retreats, residential student programs, and the opportunity to discuss one's spiritual practice with an experienced Zen practice leader.
Mountain Zen Center (photo: right,
courtesy of Sonoma Mtn. Zen Center)
Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
707-545-8105. Sonoma Mountain Zen Center was formed in 1973 to continue the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and to make everyday Zen available to people in Sonoma County. We are situated on 80 acres of rolling hills and mountainous land, located 11 miles from the town of Santa Rosa.
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Inn by the Sea * - Bed
& Breakfast Inn and Spa - Mendocino(North Bay),
CA, 800-331-8884, 707-937-5615. Nestled on a Mendocino Coast hillside, Stanford Inn, a Mendocino Resort, sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, this Mendocino Resort is a haven ... an exquisite opportunity to reconnect with nature. The rambling lobby, guest rooms and suites of this boutique hotel in Mendocino are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light to the sumptuous chef-prepared organic breakfasts. Inspired by the Stanford's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' Restaurant, featured in Oprah Magazine, is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for vegetarian cuisine.
Spa & Inn (photo:
courtesy of Sweetwater Spa) - 44840 Main Street, Mendocino (North Bay), CA 95460.
800-300-4140. Sweetwater Spa and Inn, located in the heart of beautiful
Mendocino offers a complete array of quality lodging for you to choose from. Fully equiped private cottages, unique and historical
water tower suites, and ocean view luxury suites are among the possibilities.
Area Vegetarians - P.O. Box 700,
Vallejo CA 94590-0069. Bay Area Vegetarians (BAVeg) is a San Francisco Bay Area wide group for vegan, vegetarian and animal rights folks to connect and find support with like-minded folks. We are a 100% volunteer, no fees, plant-powered organization with over 4,000 members throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
Bay Vegetarian Society - Come join the South Bay's newest and fastest-growing vegetarian group, the South Bay Vegetarian Society (SBVS), for socializing, community building, new friends, and yummy meals. Our activities include social events, raising public awareness about the health, environmental, and moral benefits of a vegetarian diet, and enjoying the enormous array of delicious vegetarian foods our planet has to offer.
Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Living in the SF Bay
(UG) - With almost 90 strictly vegetarian, over 30 vegan restaurants and an incredible array of choices regarding vegetarian products and locally grown produce, we believe that the San Francisco Bay Area is the most veg friendly region in all of North America.
Francisco Vegetarian Society - P.O.
Box 2510, San Francisco, CA 94126-2510.
415-273-5481. The San Francisco Vegetarian Society (SFVS) is a non-profit organization that has been working in the Bay Area for over 25 years promoting a vegetarian diet as a healthful and humane way of life. The Society is run entirely by volunteers. We always appreciate help, whether it is available once in a while or on an ongoing basis. You can volunteer to help with a variety of activities, from coordinating our programs to helping at our events. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us. The Society hosts events throughout the year such as vegetarian potlucks, picnics, dining out and lectures. Monthly meetings held most months. Please check our hotline, 415-273-5481 for details.
- Mailing Address:
3505 20th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110. See
listing in 'Publications' above.
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