Farley's News
May Newsletter


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We are excited to feature several new breakfast AND lunch items from Urban Remedy!

Urban Remedy is an organic food company that embodies the belief that Food is Healing. Blending ancient medicinal principals with modern culinary innovation, Urban Remedy offers the cleanest, naturally functional food. All ready-to-eat meals, snacks and cold pressed juices are certified organic, certified non-GMO, gluten free, and low glycemic. We hope you'll love these new items as much as we do!


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Coffee Corner    



Greetings coffee lovers!

What's important for your morning ritual?

Mornings can be hard. Moving from the mental dreamscape back into physical consciousness is a tough one, but we find ways to make our morning something special, even if it's a weekday and we have to run off to work, like, 5 minutes ago.

How do you connect in the morning? How do you find that right balance of focus? How do you find the passion for all the things you want to fill your day with, and all the challenges you want to face with grace and strength?

Nourishment helps. Having a breakfast ritual, for just yourself on work days or with loved ones on your days off, one filled with aroma, taste, and texture, is a beautiful thing. The reason I love 
coffee (and started roasting it) is because it's not necessarily just a caffeine jolt, but an important part of that ritual. Coffee provides comfort, sensory awakening, and connection to people that I serve coffee to (at home or at work).

This sense of coffee's place in the morning ritual informs how I try to roast Farley's coffee, and what kind of flavor profile I'm looking for. I want to make something that fits right in with the kind of morning I hope to wake up to. I've been roasting our first House Blend since the beginning of April, and slowly tweaking my roasting method to bring out the most I can with the Peruvian and
Ethiopian beans in the blend. So far, it's great for the season - it's still got a full body and lots of toasty almond sweetness to make the morning easy, but it's also uplifting with its orange and rosemary notes to greet the lighter, brighter days.

I hope you're enjoying it! As always, you are welcome to shoot me an email at daniele@farleyscoffee.com if you want to give me some feedback on how you like our coffee.


 Artist of the Month


FARLEY's  East 

Artist: Brennan Roach

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Through the use of instinctive drawing I allow myself to un-censor my thoughts and tap into my subconscious, exploring improvisation, playing with expression, and trying to hone in on intuition. My work usually begins as an improvisational, free-hand drawing on tissue paper or wood. Sometimes several drawings are unified in a collage and adhered to recycled window frames. I enjoy making connections with my past and future self; I draw something and sometimes find the perfect use for it years later.

The concept behind what I do usually involves a sense of duality; a play between the subject and the object. Acknowledging that you can't have one without the other. The subject is always changing; this is the human variable. The object is the environment and the materials. Finding the point of balance, where the human subject and material objects are in perfect harmony, and then letting it flow, this is the goal. 

The ability to relate to others through these concepts is one of the things that inspires me to keep going. I tend to be non-specific because I want my art to remain open to interpretation. Ultimately, I hope to inspire my audience to let go of their insecurities and create something. Self-discovery is about connecting with the universe and letting go; It's about finding extraordinary in the ordinary. 



Artist: Norm Bartlett and Jennifer Kesteloot


Norm Bartlett 

When it comes down to it, I paint what I like.  

I grew up in the rural Northeast, but have spent most of my adult life as a city dweller.  You'll find both of these influences in this series.

I love the vibrant colors and tranquil scenes offered by the natural world around us.  But I'm also drawn to the structure, sharp edges and strong lines of our modern cities.  There's beauty in both and I love the process of trying to capture those elements on the canvas.  www.normbartlett.com


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Jennifer Kesteloot

Art can be logical, and science is beautiful. My paintings are devotional – reason, logic, and the beauty, balance and order of the natural world are the gods in my pantheon. My life without superstition is full of wonder, joy, and beautiful mysteries.

That’s what I’m thinking about when I paint – learning, nature, science, and the magic that holds the universe together.  www.jkesteloot.com


Windowbox Art    


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Potrero’s Emerging Artists: Works by Daniel Webster, Live Oak and Starr King Students
Presented by: PREFund. Supporting Education | Building Community |Advocating for Families in Potrero Hill

Learn more at www.prefund.org


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Read, Debate, Celebrate at the Oakland Book Festival on May 21, 2017
The Oakland Book Festival will be held this year on Sunday, May 21st, from 11am until 6pm, at Oakland City Hall. 

Now in it’s third year, the Oakland Book Festival (OBF) hosts over 100 novelists, poets, historians, philosophers, journalists, editors, activists and memoirists at City Hall, engaging event goers in panels, interviews, and open debate. This year’s Festival will feature (among many others) Angela Davis, Judith Butler, Danielle Allen, Jeff Chang, Arlie Hochschild, Ishmael Reed, Laura Albert and Anthony Marra. In front of City Hall, on Frank Ogawa Plaza, there are live performances by HipHop4Change as well as a dedicated children’s area with readings hosted by the Oakland Public Library, book-making projects courtesy of Chapter 510, and performances by Children’s Fairyland. The winner of this year’s Oakland Youth Poet Laureate will be announced on the amphitheater at 1pm.
Book vendors, magazines, and publishers have tables with merchandise for sale; food trucks are parked on adjacent streets to provide nourishment.


FARLEY's  SF                                                        

Tuesday, May 2: Art opening for Prefund.org, Kids draw Potrero, 5:00-7:00 PM!

Tuesday, May 2: Art opening for Jennifer Kesteloot and Norm Bartlett, 7:00-9:00 PM!

Thursday, May 4: Live Music by Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers. They play original tunes in the Honky Tonk country vein, 7:30-9:00 PM!

Saturday, May 6: Live Music by The Batrays a San Francisco Surf Rock Band paying special tribute to The Blue Stingrays, The Ventures, The Surfaris, The Lively Ones, and all the classic surf rock bands, 7:30-9:00 PM!

Wednesday, May 10: Live Music by Bay Blueberries, performing blusey indie pop-rock, 7:30-9:00 PM!

Thursday, May 11: Live Music by John Lewis, Gary Schoofs and Tim Hazen, who do covers of Beatles, Eagles, Everly Bros, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 7:30-9:00 PM!

Saturday, May 13: Live Music by Eli and the Approach, an acoustic band from Potrero Hill, featuring lead singer Eli Becker, Dave Gabine on percussion and Chris Martin on guitar.The Approach performs classic songs from the 70's and 80's mixed with current hip hop and alternative songs, 7:30-9:00 PM!

Wednesday, May 17: Live Music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30-9:00 PM!

Wednesday, May 24: Live Music by local Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman. Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora (a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa), 7:30-9:00 PM!


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