Ripe: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Savor California’s Best at the Freshest Happy Hour in Town

From the cool fog of the coast to the heat of the Central Valley, California grows half of the country’s fruit and vegetables, offering the freshest, ripest, and most flavorful produce you can find. Savor California’s abundance in all of its peak-season glory at Ripe: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market, presented by CUESA and the US Bartenders Guild.

At this happy hour party, you’ll bask in the sunshine of the iconic Ferry Building’s Grand Hall while tasting impeccably crafted cocktails from 13 of Bay Area’s most talented bartenders. Each drink, created for one night only, will feature the best the summer farmers market has to offer: tree-ripened peaches and plums, juicy heirloom tomatoes, berries bursting with flavor, and much more. You’ll enjoy three full-sized signature cocktails and unlimited sample-size drinks, along with delicious bites from celebrated local restaurants.

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by raising a glass to our local family farmers who care for the land while bringing this incredible bounty to our tables. Proceeds from this fundraising event support CUESA’s work to grow thriving communities through the power and joy of local food, and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Participating Bartenders

Philip ‘Pip’ Kim, 15 Romolo
Brice Sanchez & Sule Edmonds, Bardo Lounge & Supper Club
Caitlyn Hallman, Bird & The Bottle
Kat Bushnell, Evil Eye
Ramon Piñon, Hello Stranger
Danielle Taylor, Kaiyo
Collier Smith, Nido
Jordan Sakai, Palette Tea House & White Cap
Brandon Blackmon, Rum & Sugar Bar
Alex Maynard, Starline Social Club
Kyle O’ Brien, Third Rail
Melanie Getman, True Laurel
Josh Gelfand, Wingtip

Presenting Spirits

El Tesoro Tequila, Hennessy, William Grant & Sons

Tasting Spirits

Arkansas Black, Bounty Rum, Copper & Kings, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, Loch & Union, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Old Elk Bourbon, Sagamore Spirit, Spring 44 Distilling, St. George Spirits

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Q Mixers, Monarch Bitters, Wise Goat Organics

Participating Farms & Restaurants

August (1) Five, Eatwell Farm, Gioia Pizzeria, Gott’s Roadside, Hodo, K&J Orchards, Kaiyo, Palette Tea House, Salt & Straw, Starbelly, The Club at Wingtip, and more to come!


CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to build an inclusive and regenerative food future, offering programs that nurture the next generation of farmers, food entrepreneurs, and healthy eaters. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco since 1999, the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland since 2016, and the Mission Community Market in San Francisco since 2017. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.

About the USBG

The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. Please drink responsibly. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

Photos by Katelyn Tucker /