Michelle Pusateri, Nana Joes 8th Birthday Celebration!

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 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. This market activity will highlight an artisan producer who sells at our market.

A former pastry chef at Nopalito, Michelle Pusateri started making granola when she became fed up with blends that were stale, processed, and loaded with sugar. Her goal was to create a healthier granola using fresh ingredients sourced from local and sustainable farms, and pure maple syrup as the only sweetener. Michelle produces each batch of granola by hand in a gluten-free kitchen, and she sells them through local retailers and farmers markets.

For nuts and fresh and dried fruit, Nana Joes sources from local farmers, including Ferry Plaza vendors like Bernard Ranches, Kashiwase Farms, and Blossom Bluff Orchards. She uses certified gluten-free oats, and certified organic grade-B maple syrup sourced from an artisan producer on the East Coast.

Michelle will quiz the audience about Nana Joes and the “winners” will have the opportunity to enter a parfait-building contest. She’ll be bringing in a few secret parfait-building ingredient partners from the market, so get your creative juices flowing! Stop by to learn all about her company, sample her granola in action, and help us sing Happy Birthday.

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.