What: Spend an evening with Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor and food writer, famously of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.”
When: 8 p.m. Nov. 8
Where: The Center for the Arts, 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley
What: The Butte County Farm Bureau’s “Ag Tourism 1st Sundays” program focuses on harvest. Tour 16 farms and wineries on your own or in a chartered van.
When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Throughout Butte County; two pick-up points in Chico and Oroville
Cost: Free self-guided tours; charter tours, $50 per person or $80 per couple (includes lunch and tastings)
Information: www.sierraoro.org; (530) 891-5556
Art of real food
What: Cookbook authors Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny give farm-to-fork tips. Dinner is included in this Sacramento Bee-sponsored event.
When: 6 p.m. Nov. 6
Where: Rocklin Events Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin
Information: (916) 321-1308; www.brownpapertickets.com