Cooking Demo & Honey Talk at the Cellar at Macy's Union Square
Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Join Executive Chef jW Foster of the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco and beekeeper Helene Marshall of Marshall's Farm for an interview and cooking demonstration which will teach you how sweet it is to cook with local honey! Learn about the ins and outs of bee keeping from Helene, while Chef jW makes a Lavender Honey - Citrus Cured Wild Salmon Carpaccio with Green & White Asparagus, Artichoke-Fennel Salad, with House Honey & Dijon Creme Fraiche. All attendees will taste a sample of the dish, and take home the recipe.
Foster partnered with Marshall’s Farm to install beehives at the Fairmont Hotel's rooftop garden last year, and this spring will yield the first of his home-harvested honey to be used at the hotel’s afternoon tea service.
Marshall's Farm Natural Honey has hives placed in 70 locations throughout the greater Bay Area. Additional migratory bee hives are taken to orange groves, alfalfa fields, and other locations on a seasonal basis to pollinate their crops. All honey is bottled at Marshall's Honey House in American Canyon, approximately 49 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Their honey is raw, unheated, and unfiltered. No heat whatsoever is used in the extraction of the honey, and the honey never rises above the temperature of the hive.
With your $10 contribution to CUESA, you’ll get an amazing farmers market-inspired gift bag with the Fairmont's own honey and other special gifts.
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CUESA - Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture
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.
We are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers.
CUESA manages the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco (Saturday 8am-2pm, and Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm), and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland (Sunday 9am-2pm). CUESA’s markets are a certified farmers markets renowned for diverse offerings of high-quality, delicious local products.
CUESA’s educational initiatives inspire eaters of all ages to participate in cultivating a healthy food system, including cooking demonstrations, farm tours, youth programs like Foodwise Kids and Schoolyard to Market, and more. Learn more at cuesa.org.