Market to Table Demo at Jack London Square: Clove & Hoof, featuring Skyelark Ranch

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged at the farmers market, featuring Skyelark Ranch.

Clove & Hoof is a shared passion project inspired by its two owners, John Blevins and Analiesa Gosnell.  The Restaurant and Butcher Shop cohabitate the Oakland space and create a beautiful lifecycle for whole animals – beef, pork, lamb, chicken, rabbit and duck.  The animals all come from farms that never, ever use antibiotics or hormones and are raised using responsible and humane methods.  The ranches are  hand picked with the highest regard to animal husbandry and, well, ultimate tastiness for you. John has been in restaurant kitchens since his adolescence.  He grew up in Georgia and constantly strove to learn more, his passion for food taking him all over the United States to stage and work – from New York and Las Vegas to Alaska, he toured the nation to learn as much as possible from as many chefs as he could.  Most recently he worked for Gather Restaurant and Lalime’s in Berkeley, and apprenticed and worked with 4505 Meats in San Francisco.

Skyelark Ranch is a pasture-based livestock ranch in Yolo County’s beautiful Capay Valley. Nestled between two ridges of Northern California’s Coast Range, the Capay Valley is a twenty-mile oasis of small family farms, orchards, vineyards, olive groves, and cattle ranches. Among those small farms and ranches, Skyelark Ranch has grown from Alexis and Gillies’ innovation and determination. In 2010, after several years of working in environmental conservation, Alexis and Gillies followed their passion for combining local, high quality food production with sound environmental stewardship practises to a begin a life in sustainable livestock production. Their goal is to raise livestock in a way that is at once humane and in balance with the land and their community.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the tent adjacent to the info booth) and are free to the public.