Visit These Farmers Market Sellers to Support Fire Relief Efforts
October 20, 2017
The Bay Area food and farm community has rallied to support the victims of the North Bay wildfires. A number of CUESA’s farmers market sellers have been contributing to North Bay fire relief efforts, donating produce and products, or preparing fresh meals for people in need.
Some of our market sellers have been directly impacted. Kendra and Paul Kolling, of The Farmer’s Wife and Nana Mae’s Organics, and their three children lost their home in the fires. You can contribute directly to their family fund here, and support their stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays and Thursdays.
You can also help by visiting these businesses at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, who will be donating a portion of their market proceeds this week to fire relief efforts (by no means a definitive list).
McGinnis Ranch will be donating 50% of the proceeds from their market sales this Saturday, October 21, to the Kolling family fund.
Volcano Kimchi will be donating 30% of gross sales this Saturday, October 21, to the Kolling family fund.
Sightglass Coffee will be donating 100% of their profits this Saturday, October 21, to North Bay Fire Recovery Fund.
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is collecting gift cards at their Saturday farmers market stand to donate to people in need. They will match the amount of the donated gift cards 100% with a donation to the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund.
For every 3 knishes you purchase this Saturday, King Knish will donate $6 (the cost of one knish) to North Bay Fire Recovery Fund.
Stemple Creek Ranch is donating 500 pounds of meat to people in need of nourishing food. They will match every pound of ground beef purchased at their weekend farmers markets with an additional donated pound of ground beef.
Tacolicious will donate 100% of their profits from their farmers market stand on Thursday, October 26, to North Bay Fire Recovery Fund. They have also been making food donations through the SF Fights Fire organization.
Old Dog Ranch is not yet back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (they’ll be returning next week), but they are currently donating 100% of total sales from their website to Dogwood Animal Rescue.
More Ways to Help
Stop by the CUESA Classroom on Saturday, October 21, to learn about SF Fights Fire, a relief effort organized by our local restaurant community, and find out how you can support their efforts in the North Bay. CUESA volunteers will be preparing food to donate through SF Fights Fire, so you can watch the action in the kitchen as well.
Find more updates, resources, and ways to get involved here.