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!

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.


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.

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Tasting *Sunday September 16th, 3-7pm*

Please join us on Sunday, September 16th from 3PM-7PM for Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant‘s 4th annual tasting of the gold, silver and bronze wines from the TEXSOM International Wine Awards. FPWM is thrilled to present to you over 200 wines, with more than 20 vintners, importers and wine professionals at each table. This is always one of the favorite events of the year and an incredible opportunity to sample a spectacular array of stunning wines. Prepare to experience wines and growing regions that you might not have ever seen or heard of before!

Event Details:
Date: Sunday September 16th, 2018
Time: 3PM-7PM
Place: Grand Hall of the Ferry Building (2nd Floor), San Francisco
Price: $35 per person (or $30 for Wine Club Members)
Expect: Over 200 wines from around the world plus light nibbles to clean your palate.


Benedetta’s Annual 25% OFF Harvest Sale

It’s almost time for Bendetta Annual Harvest Sale in celebration of our many farmers, both near and far. All Benedetta products will be on sale for 25% OFF Saturday July 28th and Sunday 29th. And have you checked out their NEW Ombra Del Sole Series for sun and environmentally damaged skin? Benedetta’s new product series helps your skin to be it’s best through antioxidant-rich nutrients carefully selected to defend, repair, and strengthen your skin. Stop by Shop #39 to get your personalized product demonstration.

Join Us At CUESA’s 25th Birthday Bash On SUNDAY June 10

Join CUESA for a spectacular evening celebrating 25 years of nourishing our community through world-class farmers markets, groundbreaking education programs, and sustainably grown food. For one night only, the Ferry Building Marketplace will be transformed for the freshest and most delicious party of a quarter century, brimming with good friends and peak-season produce. Eat your way through 40 top restaurants and 20 bars & wineries, while supporting the next generation of healthy eaters. For Ferry Building friends, please use discount code “cuesa25ferrybuilding” for 15% off! Get your tickets now.

Cheesemonger Round Up At Sidekick Monday through Friday from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Cowgirl Creamery is excited to have launched a new menu at their Sidekick Café focusing on their most popular cheesy items and introducing their new interactive cheese-tasting experience: The Cheesemonger Roundup. Monday through Friday from 3:30pm-6:30pm, guests can have an engaging experience with a Cowgirl cheesemonger who, after a chat about preferences and interests, will prepare a bountiful cheese plate of one, three, or five cheeses plus accoutrements. Accompanied by tasty pairings of local beers and wines, it is a fun and delicious way to explore new flavors in the artisan cheese world.