Gardeners working at the Berkeley Youth Alternatives garden. Photo: BYA.

It doesn’t get more locavore than this. On Sunday February 20, Berkeley restaurant eVe is partnering with the Berkeley Youth Alternatives garden to serve the first in a series of family-style “dirt dinners”.

All the ingredients for the dirt dinners will be sourced straight from Berkeley soil, many from the Youth Alternative garden itself. As Berkeleyside’s food writer Sarah Henry says:  “I love the idea of dirt dinners, communal, casual eats, that support local community farmers.”

The menu for this Sunday includes pappardelle with nettle pesto, Meyer lemon and sage roasted organic chicken, chunky sunchoke and potato mash, sautéed fava beans with pancetta, walnuts and shallots, and apple galette with rosemary and orange sauce Anglaise.

Future dirt dinners, which cost $40 each, $10 of which goes back to the featured garden, are scheduled for March 20 and April 17. Contact eVe for information and to make a reservations.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...