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SF Underground Farmers Market is Back

The market is back! We found a space, booked some music, got some vendors, got some workshops going...got some wild boar to cook....If you want to check out the full post, or sign up for our email list, please click here.

When: Thursday Jan 28th from 5-11pm

Where:199 Capp st. at 17th, San Francisco

How Much: Free -  sign up on our list

Here is a full list of the vendors that are going to be at the market:

Erin Murry - sauerkraut

The Girl From Empanada - Fresh Empanadas

Indu Kline -

Ghee and other Weston A Price foods

Rana Chang (House Kombucha)

-kombucha

Olivia (little cake peddler)-Cupcakes

Margaret Wong-Wild mushroom spreads

Jeff tidwell-kraut

Katherine Kirby - Granola

Patricia- 

home grown veggies

Jessica (golden crust)- Pies Pies Pies

Will Schrom -

sarasparilla

Jana Blankenship - soaps and salves

Shakirah (Slow Jams) - Jams

Tanya-lasagna

Amber-dosas

Arianna Montmayer - Cupcakes

Susan 

Marjanovic

-

Raw chocolate

Pearl's Kitchen-corned beef sandwiches

Lane Kennedy-kettle corn

Heartbaker-

amazing desserts

Julia Abbassi-bread

Soul Cocina- mexican food

Becky Spencer-Jams

John Farais-Acorn fudge

Stephanie Rosenbaum - Bread and jam

Kate Thompson and Christine Waring - Granola

Robin Jolin-Kombucha

poster by philip clark 

phclark@gmail.com

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Press

We've been getting some good press on the Underground Farmers Market. People seemed to have had a really good time, and I'm excited to do the next one.  unfortunately, much of the press has focused on the health departments visit, something that I did mention in my blog, but that I wish people wouldn't talk about quite so much.  It's interesting to see the demographic that comments under the different stories. Some sites are all positive, some are all negative. There doesn't seem to be a mix. CHOW readers seem unanimously opposed to the idea, fearing food borne illness and the like.  Whereas Mission local readers are all totally behind us, and itching for the next market. Very interesting. I do see where the detractors comments are coming from.  We have been tought all our lives that the only way to know if something is safe is to ask the government. Is this toy safe, this seat belt, this apple, these jeans?  Should I eat more meat? More veggies? More pasta? We don't know the answer to these questions anymore.  We expect the government to answer for us, and then get pissed when their answer turns out to be wrong. With E coli outbreaks rampant, and a  toothless USDA, I would rather put my trust in the guy who sells corned beef down the street, someone who lives in my community and answers to his customers, than some opaque regulatory body in some far off office in des Moines.  This is what the local food movement is about.  Trusting the people around you. Getting to the point where we don't have to ask someone else what to eat and where to eat it, because we know. We know the people around us, and we trust them, and we trust their food.  That's the kind of world I want to live in.

So for the next one, Im thinking of getting backyard city farmers together, so they can sell some of the great produce thats growing right here in the city! Also, I want to have workshops, pickling, soap making, and more music! All still free to see!