Celebrate American Cheese Month with the Ferry Building and Cowgirl Creamery

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
  • A special wine and Cowgirl Creamery cheese pairing from Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
  • A seasonal breakfast dish from Boulettes Larder – Saffron honey Roasted delicata squash with Cowgirl Creamery cottage cheese, salted sesame seeds, and black pepper
  • Organic Cheddar Cheese Grits from Chef Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen, with rich and creamy Rumiano cheddar cheese made in Willows, CA
  • Gott’s Roadside will feature its California Burger with Cowgirl Creamery’s Wagon Wheel Cheese
  • Stonehouse California Olive Oil will be sampling its La Resdora Aged Balsamic paired with Cowgirl Creamery cheese throughout the week


San Francisco Ferry Building

One Ferry Building

San Francisco, CA 94111


Sunday, October 13 through Friday, October 18, 2019; A preview will be held at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 12 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Benedetta is Honoring Earth Day with their annual 22% OFF Sale

Starting Saturday April 20th through Earth Day – Monday April 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

Earth Day Dine & Donate at Hog Island Oyster

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.

For more info visit their website: https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/rhode-island/stories-in-rhode-island/announcing-the-shellfish-growers-climate-coalition/

Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day at Book Passage!

Join Book Passage for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day!

Starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 27, Book Passage will have limited-edition literary-themed merchandise, author events, and, as always, surprises!

Leading up to April 27, Book Passage joins 70 Bay Area and NorCal bookstores in the Passport Game.

Stop in for your passport beginning April 1, and you may win a gift certificate from your favorite bookstore!

Final Days For Seasonal Sandwich At Acme Bread

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 Has Arrived At Humphry Slocombe!

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 Is Full Of Fresh Fall Picks!

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 Hosts Pop-up Oktoberfest Beer Garden 11am to 8pm 9/28, 10/5 & 10/12

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.


Skincare Is At McEvoy Ranch

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.

Long View: Dedication By Artist TODAY 2:30pm

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.
There will be a public dedication by the artist at 2:30 pm TODAY, Friday, September 14th at the sculpture on Harry Bridges Plaza. Wei-Tai Kwok, Co-chair of the Climate Reality Project SF Bay Area Chapter will also speak about what people can do to make a difference on climate change.
As leaders gather from around the globe in San Francisco to address reducing emissions, the polar bear will be watching.