Special Events & Announcements
Farm, Food & Market Tour: Barcelona & the Basque Country September 7-17, 2007
* Savor traditional markets
* Talk technique with local farmers
* Experience the passion of traditional food artisans
* Sample authentic regional products
* Share meals with local food & farm enthusiasts
Are you interested in an opportunity to interact directly with farmers and food artisans in other cultures? Then please join us on September 7-17, 2007, as Executive Director Dave Stockdale leads our first international tour to Barcelona (the Catalan region) and the Basque country of northern Spain. Proceeds help support CUESA education programs, including our local farm tour programs. This tour provides access to sustainable farmers and food producers who will share their personal stories as they show us what they do best. Our journey is about visiting agricultural regions and exploring food traditions, but also about enjoying the cultural heritage of these special regions. For the full tour brochure, click here. For the tour registration form, click here.
The Gourmet Wine Cellar returns to the Ferry Building
On Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 9 pm, The Gourmet Wine Cellar is holding a benefit for CUESA at the Ferry Building. Come for appetizers from top restaurants, wine tasting sessions, and a cooking demonstration and book signing with Gourmet executive chef Sara Moulton! Tickets are $90 if purchased before October 31, and CUESA e-letter readers get an extra $10 off by entering the promotion code "CUESA." For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.GourmetScoop.com.
Ralph Grossi speaks about the state of agriculture
On Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm, Ralph Grossi, fifth-generation Marin rancher and president of the American Farmland Trust, will update us on the state of agriculture around the nation and detail AFT’s Farm Policy Campaign and its vision for change in the 2007 Farm Bill. A reception of award-winning Marin cheeses, wines, and oysters will follow this talk. Co-sponsored by The Marin Agricultural Land Trust, American farmland Trust, and CUESA. This is a FREE event. If you plan to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The talk and reception will take place on the second floor of the Ferry Building in the Port Commission Hearing Room.
LandPaths event at Tierra Vegetables
Tierra Vegetables is hosting a benefit dinner for the Worth Our Weight teen chef apprentice program of LandPaths. Pick, help prepare, and feast upon a scrumptious array of foods, all grown on-site at Tierra Vegetables. Chefs Kevin McKenzie of Dry Creek Winery and Eric Tucker of Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco will be chefs of the day. Click here to learn more >
Vote for your favorite farmers market!
EatingWell magazine is sponsoring a contest to find America's favorite farmers' markets. Click here to vote for yours!
Saturday, October 28 ~ Fall Harvest Festival
Harvest activities at the Saturday farmers' market include an apple tasting from 11 am to 1 pm (in the back across from Eatwell Farm); butter churning, wool spinning, and apple pressing from 11 am to 2 pm; and a hands-on preserving class taught by Happy Girl Kitchen’s Todd Champagne from 10 am to 11 am. To reserve your spot at the class, email email@example.com. The cost is $5 and participants will take home two jars of preserves. Onlookers are welcome to view the demonstration at no charge.
Sunday, October 29 ~ Fall Harvest Festival
From 11 am to 1:30 pm, the Sunday farmers' market will feature live music, apple pressing, wool spinning, butter churning and a Barnyard by the Bay petting zoo. Special autumnal events in the Marketplace include tastings of honey, olive oil and salt.
Saturday, November 4
10 am - Meet the artisan
Kai Cha of Hodo Soy Beanery
10:30 am - Seasonal cooking demonstration
Lesley Stiles, Contra Cost Farmers' Market Chef
9 am to around 1 pm - Pear Taste Test for UC Cooperative Extension
Lend your discriminating palate to these trials of experimental pear varieties. New varieties will help pear farmers to diversify their crop.