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“Waste Not, Want Not” Day: Cooking Demos & Produce Drive | Ferry Bldg.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA


Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 100 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm.

On most Saturdays, free cooking demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

– Updated 5/28/19 – Event info last checked via website

Don’t toss those beet greens. This week’s cooking demos will feature creative ways to stretch your food dollar, avoid food waste, and get the most out of the whole vegetable or animal.

11:00 am: Robin Song, Hog & Rocks

Robin Song is the executive chef at Hog & Rocks, a gastropub that boasts itself as being San Francisco’s only ham and oyster bar. Since joining Hog & Rocks, Chef Song has created an inventive menu influenced by Northern Californian cuisine that pairs well with an extensive list of seasonally-rotating cocktails. Previously, Chef Song worked at various Bay area restaurants including Ame, Haven, and Plum.

12:00 pm: Tara Duggan, author of Root to Stalk Cooking

Tara Duggan is a James Beard award-winning journalist and cookbook author. A staff food writer at The San Francisco Chronicle, Tara has published work in Food & Wine, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Denver Post.

Trained as a chef at San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, Tara has written several cookbooks, including Root to Stalk Cooking: the Art of Using the Whole Vegetable (Ten Speed, 2013). Root to Stalk Cooking focuses on recipes that make use of the parts of vegetables that typically get thrown away, with tips for making the most of seasonal ingredients.

Food Runners produce drive (8:00 am – 2:00 pm; south driveway): Donate farmers market products to feed the hungry.

Discovery Station (10:00 am – 1:00 pm; south driveway): Meet local organizations working on food recovery and access, including NRDC, Cooking Matters, Food Shift, and SF-Marin Food Bank, and find out what you can do to help.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Eating & Drinking, Lectures & Workshops
Address: The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA

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