June Taylor, June Taylor Company

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

June Taylor works directly with small family farms, seeking out heirloom and forgotten fruits, hoping to revive the tastes of our collective pasts. These fruits, once commonly grown and available, are now rare and almost extinct. Supporting the farmers who grow them helps to ensure that these varieties of fruit will not be lost. Capturing these tastes is the craft of her business.

Following traditional methods of preserving, organically grown fruit is hand-cut and stove-top cooked in small batches with the addition of a minimal amount of organic sugar and no commercial pectin. Endeavoring to utilize the entire fruit, she uses the seeds and membranes of citrus to make her own pectin for marmalades, and she candies the peel. It is her belief that this close attention to detail and extremely small scale yields the best quality possible in a preserved fruit.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.