We just do not know who we’d be without CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) and their incomparable Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Having been around since 1999, CUESA joined our community when we reopened as a marketplace in 2003. And that was the first year they had their annual fundraising gala, Sunday Supper. And what a gala! This fundraiser to end all fundraisers, really.
And this year is no different: thirty five top chefs, one fabulous four course feast, rubbing elbows with the farmers who feed us, and of course the very special food luminary Ruth Reichl will be mingling with guests and providing opening remarks. We are so excited to have friendly folks from State Bird Provisions/The Progress; Cala; Mister Jiu’s; Prospect; Michael Mina; Bar Agricole; Eng of Bix; and about 30 more. And let us not forget the silent and live auctions.
A few live auction items will include:
A Private Party at McEvoy Ranch prepared by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
Dinner at Stemple Creek Ranch prepared by Zuni Cafe
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krazinski of State Bird Provisions & The Progress cook in Your Home
Please join us October 16 in celebrating and encouraging one of the best organizations around.
“CUESA’s Sunday Supper is unique because it truly highlights the deep relationships between Bay Area chefs and their farms,” says Executive Director Marcy Coburn. “The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is arguably the most chef-driven farmers market in the Bay Area, and Sunday Supper is where attendees get to experience the best of the Bay Area food scene and farming community in one spectacular evening.”
Jacky and Michael Recchiuti are just about the sweetest couple, so it should be of no surprise that every aspect of their company philosophy is delicious. Sourcing locally whenever possible, partnering with the best chocolate companies, and supporting community by working with non-profits: these are the just some of the things that make Recchiuti so beloved. Each step of their philosophy takes their confections to the next level, such as their work with the non-profit Creativity Explored, San Francisco-based non-profit that supports artists with disabilities. For Recchiuti Confections ongoing Artisan Series, the truffles are adorned with art by artists who otherwise aren’t given a voice. What’s sweeter than that?
There have been many cross-genre collaborations in the marketplace over the years, like Stonehouse Olive Oil using Acme bread, DELICA using Acme bread, Blue Bottle using Acme bread… wait… But seriously. There have been many moments of the merchants in our marketplace working together that inspire and are inspired, and the newest one is Cowgirl Creamery and Frog Hollow Farm! Farmer Al of Frog Hollow Farm and Cowgirl Creamery co-founder Peggy Smith have been friends for years, working as shop neighbors for years at farmers’ markets and in our marketplace. Both Frog Hollow and Cowgirl are committed to Organic Ag and producing delicious food. And now we get to reap the benefits of that friendship! Cowgirl Creamery’s very own Sue Conley will pair some of Northern California’s most iconic cheeses—Mt. Tam, Estero Gold Reserve and Seascape— with Frog Hollow Farms fresh fruits, dried fruits, conserves and baked goods. All you need to do is order online and open the box when it arrives! So for your aunty who visited last year and can’t stop talking about her visit to the building, you can now send her a taste of the place for a limited time. And when that limited time is over, just come on down and visit us!