CUESA | Seasonal Celebration: Harvest Festival and Food Day at the Farmers Market

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Harvest Festival and Food Day at the Farmers Market

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Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrate the fall harvest and Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, with CUESA and the Ferry Building. From 8 am to 2 pm, be sure to stop by the CUESA Info Booth to pick up your fall harvest shopping list.

10 am – 1 pm: Come learn about your food system and enjoy all-ages harvest-themed activities:

  • Make your own pickle with Urban Kitchen SF.
  • Press apple cider with our old-fashioned apple press. This is as fresh as apple juice gets!
  • Make butter using Straus organic cream.
  • Stop by CUESA’s Right to Know table to learn more about Proposition 37, which will require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Get your picture taken with a “GMO Freak!”
  • Watch a weaving/wool spinning demonstration with Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild inside the Ferry Building at the south end of the hall.

11 am: Join us for a cooking demo and cookbook signing by Laura Stec of Innovative Cuisine. This event takes place in the CUESA Classroom (under the arches of the north arcade of the Ferry Building) and is free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

11:45 am: Natural dyeing demo and book signing with Rebecca Burgess, sustainable textile expert, founder of Fibershed and Ecologicalarts, and author of Harvesting Color. Rebecca will teach how to color natural fibers red, yellow, and blue with simple methods using a root, a leaf, and a flower. “Knit Kits” will be for sale, giving you an opportunity to try a project at home. This event takes place in the CUESA Classroom (under the arches of the north arcade of the Ferry Building) and is free to the public.

The Harvest Festival continues at the Ferry Building on Sunday, October 28. For Sunday’s activities, click here.

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »