October is American Cheese Month, established by the American Cheese Society to showcase North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, and chefs who bring them to tables across the continent. To celebrate, the Ferry Building and Cowgirl Creamery will be hosting special demos and highlighting an array of cheese-centric dishes from Sunday, October 13 through Friday, October 18, 2019.
The event officially kicks off on Sunday, October 13 with a series of demos to take place throughout the Ferry Building Marketplace, including a Raclette station at Cowgirl Creamery and a pimento cheese spread with freshly-baked biscuits from Biscuit Bender. A special preview will be held the previous day at Saturday’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, where Pier 23 Cafe Chef Joey Altman will be onsite from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. hosting a market to table demo. Chef Altman will be preparing Roasted Broccoli, Black Bean & Cheddar Dip featuring Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, a farmers’ market vendor.
Other weekly specials include:
A daily “Cheesy Hour” at Cowgirl Sidekick Café (Monday-Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.) where guests can indulge in Raclette, freshly melted and served on Acme bread with house-made pickles
Empanadas de Queso from El Porteño Empanadas, filled with Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk triple-cream cheese
Wild Huckleberry Cheesecake from Cheesequakes, made with berries sourced from fellow Ferry Building merchant Far West Fungi
Starting Saturday April 20th through Earth Day – MondayApril 22nd
Benedetta is excited to share these savings in purchasing both their tried and true preparations as well as their newer offerings. Come by shop #39 to see their product demonstrations where the knowledgeable staff will answer your skin care questions.
Or call ahead of time if you need suggestions or advice on product use: Ferry Building Shop – (415) 263-8910 9-5 weekdays only (707) 665-3904
Let’s Give A Shuck For The Earth! On April 20 join Hog Island Oyster Co. for their first Dine & Donate of 2019. 10% of the days sales will benefit the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition – a partnership with shellfish growers nationwide working collaboratively toward climate action and securing a low carbon future.
Shellfish growers and the Nature Conservancy joined forces to form the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition, a group dedicated to fighting for a low-carbon future and the renewable energy needed to sustain the shellfish and the natural systems they depend upon. Human impact on the Earth’s climate system is well-documented, and it’s happening right now. The founding farmers of the SGCC recognize that climate change and carbon pollution pose a range of threats to their businesses and to food production more generally.
Final days for seasonal sandwich at Acme Bread – in just a couple short weeks, Acme will be phasing out their seasonal fan favorite, the potato pesto sandwich. Creamy roasted Zuckerman’s Farm Yukon Golds, Cowgirl Creamery creme fraiche and fromage blanc, and bright and flavorful house-made pesto come together on Acme’s rustic sweet baguette to make for a satisfying lunch. Available from 10:30 – 2:30 (or when they sell out) each day. Next up: the roasted beet sandwich!
Pumpkin & White Chocolate Pretzel ice cream is here! Fall flavors have officially hit our dip cases and (of course) we gave pumpkin a serious upgrade with white chocolate covered pretzels. It’s creamy, crunchy and sweet! Available at all locations all month long.
Recchiuti’s beautiful Heirloom Pumpkins are being harvested and are now available at their shop!
The Pumpkins are cast in Valrhona white chocolate and hand-painted with tinted cocoa butters. You’ll also feel a little heat this fall with the return of the Passion Fruit Habanero Truffle. This is one of their most popular limited-edition truffles and is made with fresh Habanero peppers from local Happy Quail Farms.
Fort Point is hosting a pop-up Oktoberfest beer garden at the Ferry Building! Come spend the day outdoors sipping on a selection of their classics as well as some new limited draft-only beers. Find them on 9/28, 10/5 and 10/12 from 11 AM to 8 PM in front of their taproom on the Embarcadero promenade.
Embracing the philosophy that Olive Oil Does Everything, ODE Skincare products are designed to cleanse, hydrate, and moisturize the face. Born and raised in the California sun, ODE is infused with the green gold goodness of McEvoy Ranch’s early harvest certified organic olive oil – full of powerful, skin-loving polyphenol antioxidants and naturally-occurring ultra-hydrating squalene for dewy, glowing skin. The ODE Skincare line gets a boost from botanicals inspired by the bounty of the Ranch including plant-based essential oils, fruit oils, fruit seed oils, and plant extracts that naturally cleanse the skin while gently providing hydration and antioxidant protection.
A monumental Polar Bear will roared to life in front of the Ferry Building on Harry Bridges Plaza this week. The artwork is a key public art event affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit here in San Francisco September 12th-14th.
The sculpture is the creation of artist, Don Kennell and his company, DKLA Design from Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was built with support from Burning Man Project and debuted at Black Rock City. “We want to crack people’s hearts open with this artwork,” says Lisa Adler, co-owner of DKLA Design.
The sculpture is made with a structural steel armature and about 100 car hoods salvaged from wreckage yards near the artists’ studio. The sculpture depicts a standing polar bear. The title, “Long View” refers to polar bear behavior in the wild as polar bears will stand up to look out far into the distance, into the future. For the artist, this pose serves as a metaphor for what humans need to do on climate change. The sculpture is built as a tower in eight sections.
As leaders gather from around the globe in San Francisco to address reducing emissions, the polar bear will be watching.