Thursday, 6 April 2017

Joshua Manocherian Invites You to Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

Joshua Manocherian on His Weekly Trips to Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

When my wife and I came up with the idea of a farm-to-table restaurant, we knew we needed to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with local farmers and artisans so we will never run out of a fresh supply of our ingredients. Hi, friends! This is Joshua Manocherian and I'd like to extend a personal invitation to all of you to come visit Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market to support our local farmers and grab the best and freshest produce you will ever find in San Francisco.
For the reader's information, the Ferry Plaza Famers' Market is one of the most popular and widely visited farmers market in the country, averaging about 40,000 visitors per week. This California-certified farmers market is an ongoing project of the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). Launched in 1999, the goal was to bring the freshest farm products, as well as artisan food to consumers in order to spread awareness about sustainable agricultural practices.
Apart from bringing consumers the best and freshest local produce and artisan food products, the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, through the initiatives of CUESA, also features cooking demos, especially market to table demos; cooking classes, and panel discussions.
What can you buy at the farmers market?
Practically every type of fresh produce from local farmers and artisans are available here; from fruits to herbs, meats, eggs, cheeses and breads, jams, and even flowers! If you're hungry, there is also a wide selection of freshly made street food available on Thursdays like wood-fired pizza, grilled meats and sandwiches, tacos; and on Saturdays, hot and delectable meals.
When my wife and I go, we always run into other local restaurateurs and chefs. And occasionally, we would also see famous chefs from all around the country doing their shopping here. Whether you're a chef or a foodie, you will definitely have an amazing experience at the farmers' market!
Where: Ferry Building Marketplace (along the Embarcadero) When: Tuesdays and Thursdays,10 am to 2 pm
Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm
Please take note that on weekday schedules, the smaller markets are located at the front of the building. On Saturdays, the markets are at the front of the building and at the back end.
Trips to the farmers market are my personal style of therapy. I find my weekly jaunts to Ferry Plaza relaxing and extremely enjoyable. There, I get to catch-up with suppliers-turned-friends, other restaurant owners, chefs, and practically everyone within my immediate circle.
On days when my wife couldn't go, my trips to the farmers market are instantly turned into my alone time—a luxury that I haven't been able to enjoy all that much since we opened our restaurant. But whether alone or with my wife, one thing's for sure: I never miss the weekly famers market in SF!
I encourage you to visit the official website of CUESA to learn more about their farmers markets, including upcoming events that you could be interested in. I also invite you to visit your local farmers market if you can't make it to this one in SF. It's the best way to support local farmers and artisans.
If you find yourself in San Francisco, feel free to look me up! This is Joshua Manocherian, and I hope to see you at the farmers' market!

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