Better Burger Challenge Cooking Demonstration

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

As part of CUESA’s Summer Jam at Jack London Square Farmers Market, join us at the CUESA Classroom tent for a Better Burger Challenge cooking demonstration, in partnership with Friends of the Earth and Casa Rosa Farms, featuring Nutrition Services’ Field Supervisor of Oakland Unified School District Donnie Barclift.

Just in time for grilling season, you will learn what it means to craft a “Better Burger,” watch professional chefs whip up their creation, and sample the burger (free samples for the first 50 people). Take home free recipes and tips to make your own Better Burger.

Launched by Friends of the Earth and Turning Green, the Better Burger Challenge aims to transform the iconic resource-intensive American hamburger into a force for better health, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare, while providing opportunities for independent family farmers and ranchers. These better burgers can be all veggie patties or a beef blend. A better beef burger replaces at least 30 percent of a typical 4 oz burger with mushrooms, veggies, or legumes, and uses the money saved to purchase grass-fed or organic beef from animals raised humanely on pastures using regenerative practices.

Casa Rosa Farms is a 110-acre certified organic family farm based in the Capay Valley. On their diversified ranch, Rachel and Anthony da Rosa raise grass-fed cattle, rotationally grazed sheep, and pasture-raised heritage pork, chickens, and ducks, and grow olives,  apricots, plums, pears, figs, pomegranates, oranges, persimmons, quince, almonds, and pecans.

In-kind donations provided by Casa Rosa Farms and Starter Bakery

All demos take place at the CUESA Classroom (adjacent to the info booth at Broadway & Water Street) and are free to the public.