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Gathering of the Guilds: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

An Evening of Craft Beverages and Food from America’s Guilds

The butcher, the baker and … pretty much everyone else who makes incredible craft food and drink are coming to the Ferry Building to help CUESA and the Northern California chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild kick off their Cocktails of the Farmers Market series. In honor of the upcoming Good Food Awards and their newly formed Good Food Merchants Guild, we’re gathering several of our own local guilds and hosting a special evening of sips and bites.

Enjoy two full-sized signature drinks from Campari and Espolon Tequila  and 10 samples-sized cocktails plus unlimited bites from artisan food producers in this walkaround tasting in the Ferry Building Grand Hall.

 Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Some of the Bay Area’s most talented bartenders will highlight citrus from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, which is at the peak of its season, in their craft cocktails. Bearss lime, Oro Blanco grapefruit, Bergamot orange, Buddha’s Hand citron, Meyer lemon, and Kishu mandarin are just a few of the incredibly versatile fruits that will inspire the evening’s bright, creative drinks.

The evening will also feature a special insider’s tasting of artisan products from the Good Food Merchants Guild members - some of them also Finalists for this year’s Good Food Awards,  before the awards are unveiled on Saturday. We’re talking the crème de la crème; the best artisan food producers in the whole country. Meet the makers and sample chocolate, charcuterie, pickles, confections, preserves, cheese, and coffee. Bakers, butchers, bartenders, brewers, and artisan cheese makers from our local guilds will give you an inside look at their craft, share some secrets, and encourage you to try your own hand at making these treats. You’ll get to taste the results of all their hard-earned knowledge.

Confirmed Bartenders

Keli Rivers, Hotsy Totsy Club
Josh Trabulsi, Burritt Room
Priscilla Young, S&P Brasserie
Seth Laufman, Comstock Saloon
Vita Simone, The New Easy
Nat Harry, Revival Bar and Kitchen
Adrian McCarron, Rye
Reza Esmaili, Sweetwater Music Hall
Lenny Gumm and Fatima Wehidy, Dosa

More details to come.

Get Your Season Pass to Enjoy the Full 2013 Series!

Cocktails of the Farmers Market events take place each quarter and are hosted in partnership with the Northern California Chapter of the USBG. Each event highlights seasonal produce which inspires creative cocktails.

Save money and receive special perks such as early entry, goodie bags and no wait at registration when you purchase a season pass for all four events.

  • Wednesday, May 15: Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s 20th Birthday at the spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market
  • Wednesday, August 28: Grab your crew and set sail at our summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market: Yacht Rockback by popular demand
  • Wednesday, November 20: The bounty of fall will be highlighted at our fall Cocktails of the Farmers Market


 Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market



CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »