Kendra Kolling, The Farmer's Wife

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting one of our market sellers.

Cooking has been a lifelong passion for Kendra, who started working in restaurant kitchens at age 14 and continued through college. While working in PR and running her own juice cart at the Marin Civic Center Farmers Market, she met Paul Kolling, founder of Nana Mae’s Organics, an heirloom apple farm in Sebastopol, and they married in 1997. In 2010, to help with the farm’s bottom line, she began serving farm-fresh salads, soups, and sandwiches at farmers markets, a business which she later named The Farmer’s Wife. “Customers kept asking me, ‘Are you Nana Mae?’” Kendra recalls. “I would explain that Nana Mae was my husband’s grandmother. He’s the apple farmer, and I’m the farmer’s wife. My business name just evolved organically.” Fresh ingredients are sourced directly from local farms (including apples from Nana Mae’s Organics), and condiments, sausauges, and pickles are all made in house.

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.