Bay Day at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for special Bay Day activities featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Bay Day is like Earth Day for the San Francisco Bay, with community celebrations happening all around the Bay Area.

Bay Day Activities at the CUESA Classroom

In celebration of the inaugural Bay Day, join local experts at the CUESA Classroom to talk about the delicious bounty of the Bay Area, both on land and in the sea. All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public.

10:30 am Talk, Tasting, and Book Signing with Michael Kalanty, Cookbook Author

Author Michael Kalanty will be discussing the Bay’s unique ecosystem and microflora, and how they contribute to flavor in bread baking.

In this unique class, author and bread baker Michael Kalanty will take you through a tasting of modern breads, loaves made by some of the most prominent bakers in the Bay Area. “Each bread tells a story: sometimes it’s about flavor, sometimes nutrition and gut health, or local economics of growing your own food,” and these stories accompany each of the breads you’ll sample. Kalanty worked with a variety of farmers, millers, and bakers while writing his newest book, How To Bake MORE Bread. He’ll be signing copies at the conclusion of today’s class.

With over 20 years of baking and cooking experience, Michael Kalanty is an experienced educator in all things bread. Classically trained in French kitchens and patisseries, he has baked in France, Brazil, and Italy. His first book, How to Bake Bread: The Five Families of Bread, is a cult favorite of beginning bakers. He authored the baking and pastry programs for several culinary schools and served as Director of Education for the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Kalanty is also a Certified Master Taster and serves on Slow Food International’s World Education Council.

12:00 pm Demo and Discussion with Hog Island Oyster Co. and Maria Finn

Not only is October 1 Bay Day, but October is National Seafood Month! Join CUESA for a Market to Table Demo and discussion about Bay Area seafood with Hog Island Oyster Co. and Maria Finn, author, journalist, and director of marketing for Real Good Fish, a community-supported fishery. Maria will be joined by Phil and Hannah of Mycoworks, with whom she is collaborating on a project growing oysters in the bay on mushroom mycelium floats.

Hog Island Oyster Company was founded in 1982 with a 10-acre lease in north Tomales Bay. John Finger and Terry Sawyer, both experienced marine biologists, applied their knowledge of animal husbandry and marine aquaculture to designing a high-tech farm, adapting and improving the best techniques used around the world to suit the unique conditions of Tomales Bay. Today, the company leases over 150 acres and grows all their shellfish using the single seed method. Although this method is expensive and labor intensive, it allows them to produce oysters and clams of unparalleled quality.

Bay Day Giveaways in the Back Plaza

Come celebrate Bay Day and visit the Protect Every Drop Bay Day tent at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market behind the Ferry Building for free giveaway items such as buttons, totes, and t-shirts from Save the Bay, from 8 am to 2 pm (or while supplies last).